GRCC in the News: 1/13/11

The Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital is the New Kid on the Block
Rapid Growth | Deborah Johnson Wood | Thursday, January 13, 2011

Big, blue and round, the new Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital is full of circles — colorful artwork circles, swirling mosaics, round wayfinding signs, chairs and ottomans. […] The hospital’s proximity to GVSU’s and Grand Rapids Community College’s nursing and health sciences programs means students receive training in real-life hospital situations. Many of them land jobs at the hospital after graduation, Hanley says. All told, the children’s hospital has created some 150 new jobs. (More)

George Bayard’s Enduring Art
Rapid Growth | J. Bennett Rylah | Thursday, January 13, 2011

George Bayard came up in a recent discussion surrounding the Christmas vandalism of various Uptown businesses. Curious as to why Bayard no longer called Uptown his entrepreneurial home, I found articles indicating he had relocated his business, Bayard Gallery of Fine African American Art and Books, from the 1100 block of Wealthy St. SE to a new space on Kalamazoo Ave. in Boston Square. […] Bayard’s gallery was the first business to move in, followed by Huntington Bank and the Grand Rapids Community College’s Learning Corner.  (More)

GRCC Big Winner in Holland Ice Sculpting Contest
WHTC Radio | Posted Thursday January 13, 2011

HOLLAND, MI (WHTC News) – Downtown Holland Principal Shopping District officials announced yesterday that Grand Rapids Community College emerged victorious from a group of six teams competing in the third annual collegiate ice sculpting invitational along 8th Street this past weekend. Derek Warren from the Raiders earned top individual honors.  (More)

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