Photos: Opening Day 8/26/10

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GRCC Employees gathered in the Fieldhouse for Opening Day to hear from college president Dr. Steven Ender.  In addition to learning about the new Innovation Challenge, the college honored faculty member Steve Abid in the Social Science department and staff member Julie Parks in the Workforce Training department with the “Excellence in Education” award.  Afterwards, all employees assembled on the Bostwick commons to be photographed in the shape of the GRCC “flying C’s” logo.

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Photos: GRCC Upward Bound in Boston

After completing a rigorous 5-week residential summer program, GRCC Upward Bound’s year-end trip took 39 students and 12 staff members to Boston, Ma. During this exciting and education-packed trip students were able to experience numerous attractions such as visits to Harvard University, Boston College and MIT, the New England Aquarium, The Salem Witch Museum, the Franklin Park Zoo, a dinner cruise in the Boston Harbor, Six Flags and The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

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GRCC in the News: 8/27/10

Grand Rapids Community College football team looks to remain national power
Published: Friday, August 27, 2010, 7:00 AM | Dean Holzwarth | The Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS — It took Tony Annese only one year to return the Grand Rapids Community College football program to a national stage.  The task now is to keep it there.  In his first season as the Raiders coach, Annese led GRCC to a 9-2 record, which included a Midwest Conference East Division championship and trip to a bowl game.  (More)

Geek-Chic Renaissance Man
Daniel Schoonmaker Thursday, August 26, 2010 | Rapid Growth

Geek-chic Renaissance man Erik Bauer has what you might call a collection of dream jobs, a mash-up of video games and Dungeons & Dragons, pit bulls and hamburger patties.    As the general manager of Mackenzie’s Animal Sanctuary, Bauer is in Lake Odessa a day or two each week as the strategic leader for the largest no-kill animal shelter in the Midwest.  […] Bauer achieved a longtime dream earlier this month with a strong showing at Gen Con Indy 2010, the global RPG (role-playing games) convention, picking up two “ENnie” awards for Gaming Paper and giving acceptance speeches to a room filled with authors and game designers he had been following since he took up Dungeons & Dragons as a student at Grand Rapids Community College.  (More)

Grand Rapids Community College dedicates new campus
Christa Graban  Lambrini Lukidis  Kaitlin Urka | Updated:8/26/2010 12:29:07 AM

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM)- Grand Rapids Community College dedicated its newest campus Wednesday afternoon.  The former Davenport University property on Fulton Street is now the DeVos Campus. Doug DeVos humbly accepted GRCC’s gesture of naming its new campus after his family. (More)