Photos: Restaurant Week GR Kicks Off at GRCC’s Heritage Restaurant


Grand Rapids set out to earn the designation “Yum City” last night with the kick-off of “Restaurant Week GR,” an event that aims to fill up Grand Rapids’ diverse slate of restaurants with diners by offering reasonably-priced $20.10 three-course meals.  Even better, a dollar of every special menu item goes to a scholarship fund to help students attending GRCC’s Secchia Institute for Culinary Education.  Click here for a full gallery of photos…

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Congratulations to Benefit Fair Drawing Winners

These are the winners of the various drawings from the Health & Benefit fair held last week:

  • Flex Administrators $75.00 Gift Card to Louis Benton Steakhouse Jeanne Lacy
  • GRCC Wellness & Enrichment Team Brita Pitcher Water Filtration Robert Green Jr
  • (2) Wellness Team Gym Bags Cora Beute, Maria Herrera-Belmares
  • Lincoln National $50.00 Target Gift Card Sara (Gainey) Hochsprung
  • MEEMIC (*) (3) $20.00 Gas Cards Angela Zainea, Lisa Donaldson, Lorraine Fortuna
  • Pre-Paid Legal Large Can of Cashews Eric Williams
  • Priority Health Men’s Golf Shirt Tara Reitsma
  • Stadium Blanket Tina Bouchard
  • TIAA-CREF (3) $10.00 Panera Bread Gift Cards Kathy Schoen, Kenneth Smith, Bruce Walski,
  • Camera Deb Nordman
  • West Michigan Health Insurance Pool (2) $25.00 Applebee’s Gift Cards Katie Geeseman, Scott Lampe
  • Williams & Company (The Legend Group) Large Halloween Gift Basket Michael Klawitter
  • YMCA Downtown (2) 1-Hour Free Massages Neal McGladdery, Amanda Brand

(*) Note: Lake Michigan Credit Union and MEEMIC Insurance will be sending their gift Cards directly to the employee.

GO! New Student Orientation Expands Year-Round


Traditionally, GO! New Student Orientation has only been available to students beginning GRCC fall semester. Orientation will now be available year-round for students beginning fall, summer or winter semester. Students who have completed the admissions process are mailed an invitation to attend an on campus orientation. Campus tours, academic advisement, enrolling in classes, learning about support programs and services are vital to new students as they transition into GRCC and begin their first-year college experience.

2011 GO! Winter Orientation begins this week, and will take place every Thursday in November: 4, 11, 18 and December 3 (except Thanksgiving week). If you find any lost students, please direct them to the ATC Auditorium. If you have any questions, contact, Ed Sosa, Associate Director, New Student Orientation & First-Year Experience.

College Channel Special Listings: 11/1/10-11/14/10

The latest offerings on GRCC’s College Channel are available online now. Included in this round are the Art Prize events/speakers/panels, The Moral Ground Town Meeting, the Diversity Conversation with Barbara Martinez Jitner and much more! These listings and live streaming for the channel can be found at Most programming is available on our Youtube channel at



Federal Career Day Tomorrow (11/3/10)

Students can stop by the Applied Technology Center from 1:00-5:00 p.m. on November 3, 2010 and visit with representatives from several federal agencies to learn more about what opportunities are available. Representatives from various federal agencies will discuss entry-level job opportunities and the benefits of employment with the federal government. Agencies that will be on campus:

– United States Attorney’s Office
– U.S. Probation Office
– U.S. Secret Service
– Federal Public Defender
– Social Security Administration (SSA)
– Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
– U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
– U.S. Customs and Border Protection
– U.S. Department of Transportation
– U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
– U.S. Border Patrol
– U.S.Postal Inspection Service

In addition, there will be a variety of career-related events:

* 2:30-3:00 p.m. Seminar: Learn about the process of applying for federal jobs.
* 3:30-4:00 p.m. Panel Discussion

Sponsored by Counseling, Advising and Retention Services, Student Employment and Career Development Services.

GRCC in the News: 11/2/10

Foodies rejoice: Restaurant Week comes to Grand Rapids
The Rapidian | Roberta F. King by on Monday Nov 1st, 2010 in LOCAL LIFE

Winter is just around the corner and people who are concerned about putting on a few extra pounds to survive the long, harsh season need not fret. Restaurant Week Grand Rapids 2010 comes to the rescue with 10 days of reasonably priced ($20.10) three-course meals at more than 50 local eateries. The event runs from November 4 to 13. […] Restaurant Week Grand Rapids 2010 will help benefit the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education at Grand Rapids Community College.  (More)

Make Grand Rapids a culinary destination
Shore Magazine | By Jane Ammeson | Published Nov 1st, 2010

Serious foodies will want to head north to Grand Rapids, Michigan, for Restaurant Week, a new event that runs from November 4 to 13. More than 50 area restaurants are offering three course (and sometimes more) for $20.10. “It’s a chance for people to try many of the city’s great restaurants,” said Sally Zarafonetis, a media consultant who works with Experience Grand Rapids, one of the major underwriters for the 10-day event. “Grand Rapids is gaining more and more attention as a food destination and Restaurant Week helps chefs show off their great culinary skills.” Giving us one more reason to eat—as if we needed one—one dollar from each meal ordered funds the student scholarship program at the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education at Grand Rapids Community College.  (More)

Willison encourages students to look toward future
St. Clair County Community College Student Connection

SC4 Professor Wendy Willison understands that technology and people only will become further mixed in the future. After 28 years of teaching office administration and computer information systems classes at SC4, Willison said her job is to help students look at the big picture of technology and how it relates to them. “I like to allow a person to see a world that doesn’t exist yet and find a place in it,” she said. […] She attended Grand Rapids Community College, where she earned an associate in arts degree.  (More)

Art & Bev’s Specials: 11/2/10-11/5/10

Art & Bev’s Weekly Specials Week of November 2nd:


  • Reuben Panini with fries $5.00
  • Soups: White Chicken Chili/Butternut Squash


  • Trailer Park Dog with fries $3.00
  • Soups: White Chicken Chili/Tomato Herb


  • Buffalo Chicken tender Wrap with Fries $5.00
  • Soups: White Chicken Chili/Fire Roasted Vegetable


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  • Soups:White Chicken Chili/Broccoli Cheddar

We are pleased to serve you, and we thank you for choosing Art & Bev’s where your patronage helps in our learning. Art & Bev’s is an SICE Student Run Enterprise.