GRCC in the News: 2/1/11

GRCC Culinary School Tour
MarandaTV | Posted Jan 31st 2011 2:17 PM by Jamie Allen

The girls started the afternoon in the kitchens of GRCC’s Culinary School. (More)

WMU joins 12 other schools to advance STEM leadership
Jan. 31, 2011 | Western Michigan University Press Release

KALAMAZOO–Michigan’s four flagship universities and nine community colleges will kick off their newly expanded collaboration in the Michigan-Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, or MI-SAMP, by holding a special event beginning at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, at Lansing Community College. […] The community college alliance partners are: Grand Rapids Community College, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Kellogg Community College, Lake Michigan College, Lansing Community College, Macomb Community College, Muskegon Community College, Washtenaw Community College and the Wayne County Community College District.  (More)

GRCC offers solar panel installation course
Chris Zoladz | Updated:2/1/2011 8:26:34 AM

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) – Grand Rapids Community College is offering a course to train workers on solar panel installation, and there’s still time to sign up. The course is designed to meet the needs of several West Michigan companies, whose workers need an entry-level introduction.  (More)

Grand Rapids Community College Top Provider Of “Michigan New Jobs” Training
Nikki Motson | WGVU News

January 31, 2011 | WGVU Grand Rapids Community College is continuing to partner with businesses to bring new skill training and the promise of jobs to West Michigan. The Michigan New Jobs program was set up in 2008. And so far, Grand Rapids Community College has been putting the program to more use than any other college.  (More)

Meeting to Discuss Alternative Transportation
January 31, 2011 by ellavdvlugt | the WMEAC Blog

The West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum’s February meeting will center on the impact of exciting changes in the transportation industry. […] The meeting is being held on February 14, from 12-2 pm at the Grand Rapids Community College Applied Technology Center, 151 Fountain, NE.  (More)

Dr. Christopher Miller Back and Neck Pain Expert
WOOD TV Profile

Dr. Christopher Miller is a native of Grand Rapids. He graduated from Catholic Central High School and attended both GRCC and GVSU. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life University in Atlanta, GA.  (More)

Davey D: “Using Controversy to Make a Point” (2/1/11)

Davey DHip Hop Activist/Journalist Davey D will be visiting Grand Rapids today, February 1, 2011 to share his thoughts on controversial media & effective communication.  He has a syndicated radio show on satellite radio, mainstream and community stations.  Davey has worked closely with Hip Hop pioneer Chuck D as well as various artists, commercial and underground.

The presentation will take place in the ATC Auditorium (room 168) at 6:00 p.m.

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Hosted by GRCC’s Black Student Union for Black History Month

Photos: Job Training Support Technician Program at Metro Health

GRCC Computer Support Technician Job Training Class at Metro Health

Job Training’s Computer Support Technician class visited Metro Health on January 26th. The purpose of the visit was to tour the server room, understand more of the process that is involved in record keeping and ticket troubleshooting, and talk about the logical layout of the network within the hospital.

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Students were able to use the Training Room at Metro for their site visit. The presentation also revolved around licensing procedures, thin client setups, asset management and Wiki documentation. Much of the question and answer time focused on how the network was set up for security purposes, both internally and externally, as well as how licensing is enforced when using thin clients vs. thick clients.

Special Thanks to Cora Beute and Metro Health for allowing our class to tour Metro.

Art & Bev’s Weekly Specials Week of 1/31/11

Art & Bev’s Weekly Specials Week of 1/31/11

Sub of the Week: Chicken Cordon Bleu with Dijon Mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato…….$5.00


Deli Style Pastrami and Corned Beef Sandwich…..….$5.00
Soup: Cream of Mushroom/ Gumbo……….$2.00


Cran-Turkey Wrap………….….$5.50
Soup: Veggie Couscous/ Potato soup with Bacon…….…..$2.00


California Reuben.………………….$5.00
Soup: Chicken Wild Rice/ Fire Roasted Vegetable………..$2.00


Thai Chicken Wrap………….$5.00
Soup: Chicken Noodle/ Cream of Broccoli……….$2.00

Open Tuesday-Friday 10 AM-1 PM.  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 a SICE Student Run Enterprise

GRCC Secchia Institute Students Awarded Scholarships From Value City Linen

GRCC Secchia Institute Scholarship winners

GRCC Secchia Institute Scholarship winners

Several students in GRCC’s Secchia Institute for Culinary Education have been awarded scholarships from one of the school’s vendors, Value City Linen, in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the company.  Kudos go to:

  • Justin Corwin, Lowell MI
  • Iesa Gonzalez, Wyoming MI
  • Tanya Hall, Grand Rapids MI
  • Jon Brown, Portland MI
  • Brian Coalter, Sparta MI

See the link below for the full press release: Continue reading

February is American Heart Health Month

Heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 and No. 3 killers of women. More women die of cardiovascular disease and stroke than the next four causes of death combined, including all forms of cancer and 90 percent of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease, which if controlled could reduce their risk.

Friday, February 4 is National Wear Red Day. Started in 2004 to capture the energy, passion and intelligence of women to work collectively to wipe out heart disease.

The GRCC WE Team is encouraging GRCC employees — men and women — to wear red — (red dress, red sweater, red t-shirt, red lipstick, red socks, a red tie) — this Friday, February 4.  Starting tomorrow, the WE Team will share information about heart disease and how you can lower your risk.