Photos: Bob Partridge Retirement Party

Bob Partridge Retirement Party

[Corrected] Yesterday employees gathered in the banquet rooms of the Applied Technology Center to remember and honor the contributions of Bob Partridge throughout his 39 years at GRCC.  Thanks to the generosity of Bob’s colleagues and his adoring family, he’ll be playing golf at Pebble Beach in the near future.

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Photos: Pat Oumedian Innovative Nursing Learning Fund Established

Pat Oumedian Award Ceremony

At a reception Wednesday afternoon in the Sneden Welcome Center, Armen Oumedian (GRJC ’43) established the Pat Oumedian Innovative Nursing Learning Fund through the GRCC Foundation in honor of his wife. Armen and Pat Oumedian, long time supporters of GRCC, created the fund to meet the swiftly changing curriculum and professional development needs of the Nursing Program at GRCC and, to the surprise of everyone, endowed it at $30,000.

Revenue donated to this fund will be used for (but not limited to) equipment, curriculum development, and future learning opportunities for faculty/staff needed within the GRCC Nursing Department.

Oumedian’s passion for GRCC and the health care field made this decision an easy match. Pat requires full-time home nursing care, and several in his family, including Armen himself, are cancer survivors.

GRCC Nursing faculty were on hand to personally thank Mr. and Mrs. Oumedian and presented them with customized lab coats.

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GRCC United Way Campaign Raises Over $45,000

The United Way team would like to extend to you a heart felt thank you. With your generosity we raised over $45,000! This could not have been possible without the assistance of our wonderful United Way team captains.

It is the perfect time to submit your pledge form which gives you the opportunity to make our community a better place to live and help GRCC reach it’s goal of $60,000. Please return pledge forms before the holiday shutdown to Mansfield Matthewson in Purchasing.

  • Pledges: $44,748.90
  • Auction: $1262
  • Pop can drive: $33.80
  • Cook books: $80
  • Chilli cook off: $167

Photos: Root Camp 1st Week has Great Turnout

GRCC Root Camp Week 1

The first week of GRCC Workforce Training’s “Root Camp” for gardeners had a great turnout and received some wonderful reviews.  Among the comments, “very informative, wonderful speaker”, “common sense applications, loved it! ” “makes me want to get in the dirt!”

The next session is scheduled for Wednesday, January 19th. it’s called, Cruising the Seed Catalog – What’s Good & What’s Easy. It features Master Gardener, Rachael Jungblut (GRCC Workforce Training). Registration is appreciated

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GRCC in the News: 12/16/10

Student entrepreneurs craft impressive business plan for REthink Water
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 | Rapid Growth

A team of student entrepreneurs from local colleges continues to impress with their business plan for REthink Water. […] Next steps include developing a prototype and competing in the GRCC “Armen Awards” Innovation Challenge, in which they have already become one of the top 10 finalists.  (More)

Football Program Adds Five Junior College Transfers
YSU Sports | December 15, 2010

Youngstown State Head Football Coach Eric Wolford announced on Wednesday that five junior college standouts have signed National Letters of Intent to join the program in January. The group includes two offensive linemen, two defensive linemen and a placekicker. […] Signing mid-year letters with the Penguins are offensive lineman Mark Pratt (Snow Junior College), offensive lineman Lamar Mady (Butler County Community College), defensive lineman Josh Fenderson (Rochester Community Tech College), defensive lineman Nick DeKraker (Grand Rapids Community College) and placekicker David Brown (Ventura Community College).  (More)

Energy Conservation Program Reminder for the Holiday Shutdown

Our faculty and staff members did a great job pitching in to save energy for our Thanksgiving break. Thank you! Here’s your reminder that the Winter Break is almost upon us and this shutdown period is one of the most important of the year for saving energy. As you prepare for longer break, take a few minutes to ready your area for this vital shutdown:

· All refrigerators should be unplugged, cleaned out with its doors propped open. We recommend that this be completed at least one day prior to staff leaving for the shutdown so the unit can be monitored for excessive melting of built up ice in the freezer area:

  • Unplug the unit
  • Empty the appliance of all food
  • Block the door open so air can circulate and discourage mildew

· Power down all copiers/printers /scanners

· Unplug equipment such as computers/monitors/speakers, radios, cell phone chargers, and power supplies, small appliances, etc. If items are on a power strip, unplug the strip.

· Power classroom equipment such as media carts, projectors, computers, monitors, etc.

· Ensure all fume-hood sashes are closed, and all fume-hood lights are turned off in labs

NOTE: Please be aware that personally owned space heaters are prohibited. If you have a personally owned space heater on campus it is recommended that you take it with you when you leave for the holiday break.