A “Civility Moment” Courtesy of Martin Hillard and Kathy Kolehouse

Criminal Justice Professor Gary Ebels sent along this “Civility Moment” for the kind acts of Martin Hillard and Kathy Kolehouse:

The Criminal Justice Department wanted to share a “Civility” moment that occurred this morning (December 9, 2010) in Sneden Hall.

[A student with a mobility disability] arrived for his 7:45 class (CJ 235 – Criminal Law) with Instructor Martin Hillard. The class was on the 2nd floor at Sneden Hall but this morning the elevator was not working. Kathy Kolehouse volunteered to let the student take a test in her office.

Several minutes into the test the entire class appeared at Kathy’s office. The students did not want their classmate to work alone and asked for a space that they could all be together for this last class. The instructor said it was entirely the students’ idea.

Our thanks to Martin Hillard and Kathy Kolehouse for making this moment happen.

GRCC in the News: 12/10/10

Grand Rapids Community College taps Flint-area marketing leader to be new communications director
Published: Friday, December 10, 2010, 9:54 AM | Dave Murray | The Grand Rapids Press

Grand Rapids Community College has tapped a Flint-area marketing director to be the college’s new communications director. Raul Alvarez assumes the post on Monday. He has been marketing director for Financial Plus Credit Union in Flint since 2002, and since 1995 has worked part-time as communications counselor for Michigan Eye Care Specialists.  (More)

New ‘Ice Brigade’ show heading to Michigan
Chicago Tribune via Associated Press | 5:11 a.m. CST, December 3, 2010

KALAMAZOO, Mich. – A piano carved from ice is heading to a west Michigan hotel as part of a new TV show featuring a Grand Rapids company. The Kalamazoo Gazette says the Food Network’s new “Ice Brigade” show will deliver the sculpture to the Radisson Plaza Hotel & Suites in Kalamazoo on Friday afternoon. “Ice Brigade” will feature Grand Rapids-based Ice Sculptures Ltd., and travel to Niles and Detroit. [Derek Maxfield is an alumni of GRCC’s Hospitality Education Program].  (More)

Raider Salute to the Groups Helping With the United Way Food Drive

GRCC’s Academic Service Learning Department sent along this salute:

GRCC’s United Way team and the Academic Service Learning Center would like to thank the following groups for helping the college donate food to the SECOM and North Kent Service Center pantries: College Park Plaza, Sneden Hall, Applied Technology Center, English Department, Gerontology Club, Black Student Union, Student Congress Budget Committee, Film Appreciation Association, Student Gamers Association, Women’s Issues Now, and Entrepreneurial Growth Organization.

Today is the final drop-day in our United Way Food Drive! Please bring your team’s boxes of food to the Academic Service Learning Center (Main, G2, Room 59) to be weighed and added to the competition spreadsheet. We will post final results of the competition this coming Tuesday!

If you need assistance with food transportation, please call x3459 or e-mail kcaverly@grcc.edu as soon as possible!

Black Student Union Leads the United Way Food Drive

In the last week of the United Way Give a Ton Food Drive, the Black Student Union has managed to take the lead with over 130 pounds of food donated!

Tomorrow is our last drop-day in our United Way Food Drive! Please bring your team’s clearly-marked boxes of food to the Academic Service Learning Center (Main, G2, Room 59). If you need assistance with food transportation, please let me know via phone or e-mail as soon as possible.  Congratulations to the Black Student Union for raising the bar this week! Final results will be released next Tuesday. Prizes will be awarded to the three teams with the highest pounds donated.