Photos: HVAC Students Tour Aseltines Cider Mill

HVAC Tours Cider Mill

Don Steeby’s Commercial Refrigeration class had the opportunity to tour Aseltines Cider Mill in Comstock Park last Tuesday. The refrigeration class is part of GRCC’s HVAC curriculum (Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning) where students specialize in studying commercial refrigeration such as supermarket applications.

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Aseltines is one of the very few cider mills in the Midwest that has the capability of pasteurizing their cider and caters to such customers as Meijer, Sam’s Club and Spartan Food Stores.

The tour allowed Don’s students to see how cider is processed from apple to bottle. Students also observed the ammonia refrigeration system at work as well as the cold storage facility. They also learned how the refrigeration system is used through the custom made pasteurizer.

Warm Up Grand Rapids

Lake Michigan Credit Union is collecting new and gently used, clean blankets for Warm Up Grand Rapids. Blankets will benefit local homeless and local shelters. LMCU will be collecting blankets through the month of October. Blankets can be dropped off at LMCU on the 4th floor of the Main Building.

Academic Service Learning Center Hosts Make A Difference Day Event 10/23/10

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The Academic Service Learning Center would like to thank employees for supporting its 2010-2011 Make A Difference Day Event at the Equest Center for Therapeutic Riding next Saturday, October 23rd. The ASLC would like to remind you, your students, and friends or family to register for the event on the ASLC Event Service Learning Site ( Friends and family interested in attending need to register the same way, although they can leave the Student ID field empty. Please note that registration for the event will be based on all participants registered at 3:00pm on Friday, October 22nd. Participants registered after this time may be required to fill-out additional paperwork during Saturday check-in.

GRCC in the News: 10/14/10

Friends mourn loss of 18-year-old West Ottawa graduate killed in crash: ‘She was just sunshine’ (video)
Published: Thursday, October 14, 2010, 5:44 AM | Meredith Skrzypczak | The Grand Rapids Press

PARK TOWNSHIP — Adrian Beltran had a brightness about her personality that lit up whatever room she was in, friends said of the recent West Ottawa High School graduate who died Wednesday when her vehicle collided with a sport-utility vehicle. […] Beltran attended Grand Rapids Community College, friends said.  (More)

Remembering a life cut short
WWMT | October 13, 2010 9:48 PM

OTTAWA COUNTY, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – A Holland teenager died Wednesday after a two car crash in Ottawa County.  Police say 18-year-old Adrian Beltran of Holland blew through a stop sign and was struck by an SUV.  […] Beltran graduated from West Ottawa High School in 2009. Her friend Emilio Delgado says she belonged to a dance team and played clarinet in marching and concert band. Delgado says Beltran was attending Grand Rapids Community College.  (More)

Diversity Learning Center Screening of “Bordertown”

Join the Diversity Learning Center Monday, October 18 at 10:00 a.m. or Tuesday, October 19, at 2:00 p.m. for the video viewing of Bordertown (run time 114 minutes). A powerful story of life on the border between the United States and Mexico. Bordertown is based on the tragic account of hundreds of women working in American-owned factories who have been brutally raped and murdered in Juarez, Mexico and was the inspiration for Barbara Martinez Jitner’s research of the Mexican town of Juarez.

Barbara Martinez Jitner will lecture, “On the Border of A New America: Wall of Shadows”, Wednesday, October 20, 7:00 p.m. at Fountain Street Church as part of the 16th annual Diversity Lecture Series.