Partnership Earns State Award

Our Learning Corners are in the news again this week. David Selmon and his team went to the annual Michigan Adult Education and Training Conference (MAETC) in Kalamazoo last week to receive an award for the work GRCC has done to educate adults through its No Worker Left Behind (NWWLB) demonstration grant. Susan Ledy, director of the Literacy Center of West Michigan (LCWM) , a valuable partner with GRCC in the grant, was also able to bring several of her staff. Renee Steel, vice president at Huntington Bank, the Wealthy Learning Corner’s original and still-strong partner, also attended.

Dianne Duthie, Director of Lifelong learning for the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor, &Economic Growth (DELEG), and Erica Nakfoor, also from DELEG, were on hand to present an award to partners who advanced the goals of the NWLB mission.

Learning Corner Partnership Wins Award

In the photo, left to right, are: Erica Nakfoor, DELEG; Linda Spoelman, GRCC; David Selmon, GRCC; Susan Ledy, LCWM; Dianne Duthie, DELEG; Kristin Ekkens, GRCC; Vera Grishkina, LCWM; Theresa Williams, GRCC; Renee Steel, Huntington Bank.

GRCC in the News: 5/11/10

Grand Rapids Community College to raise tuition 5.9 percent
By Dave Murray | The Grand Rapids Press | May 11, 2010, 9:00AM

GRAND RAPIDS — Cuts in state aid and shrinking property taxes are prompting Grand Rapids Community College trustees to boost tuition by 5.9 percent this fall, the school’s highest jump in more than a decade.  Administrators said they need the extra money to help plug a $3.6 million budget hole, and also plan to ask employees for wage or benefit concessions.  (More)

GRCC plans work at DU campus
Elizabeth Slowik | Grand Rapids Business Journal | Published: May 10, 2010

Grand Rapids Community College has hired Beckering Advisor Inc. to oversee remodeling of the primary classroom building on the former Davenport University campus in Grand Rapids.  (More)

2010 Whitehall High School top 10 seniors
Posted: 5-10-2010 | White Lake Beacon

Whitehall High School has named its top 10 scholars for the Class of 2010.  […] Alexandra Annese, daughter of Tony and Christine Annese, plans to attend Grand Rapids Community College and major in education.  (More)