GRCC in the News – 4/26/11

Large cadre of Grand Rapids police officers head to Zapata funeral in Kalamazoo
Published: Tuesday, April 26, 2011, 7:01 AM | Julie Hoogland | The Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS — A 10-person honor guard, 25 officers, several command staff members and officers from Grand Rapids Community College are departing the Grand Rapids Police Department at 7 a.m. in a caravan to the funeral of Kalamazoo Officer Eric Zapata.  (More)

Charlie Wells named Grand Rapids Community College athletic director
Published: Monday, April 25, 2011, 11:00 AM | Brian VanOchten | The Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS — Charlie Wells, a former Grand Rapids Junior College national champion wrestler and a longtime Grand Rapids Community College professor in the wellness department, has been named as the new athletic director at his alma mater.  (More)

Jackson Community College freshman Logan Densmore wins medalist honors at JCC Invitational at the Grande
Published: Monday, April 25, 2011, 9:30 PM | Jackson Citizen Patriot staff

Jackson Community College freshman Logan Densmore did not let a little rain slow him down at the Grande Golf Club on Monday. […] Following were JCC at 315, Grand Rapids Community College at 319, Columbus State at 320 and Owens Community College at 323.  (More)

Celebrate Earth Day with Seth and Daisy May concert, WMEAC-style
Published: Friday, April 22, 2011, 11:30 AM | John Sinkevics | The Grand Rapids Press

The West Michigan Environmental Action Council has found just the right earthy, musical pair for today’s Earth Day Celebration concert: Americana duo Seth Bernard and Daisy May Erlewine. […] Tickets are $15 ($10 for students, seniors or the unemployed, and free for all Grand Rapids Community College students).  (More)

SafeZone Opportunity for Employees (5/2/11)

The SafeZone program is a diversity education program that includes all individuals in a personal journey toward greater understanding and inclusion (regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, weight, height, marital status, status as a Vietnam era veteran, and disability, as a reflection of the GRCC EEOC statement).

The program philosophy provides not only a safe space for all people, but also increases communication and understanding among people. One of the goals of SafeZone is to emphasize that all individuals will be treated and respected as human beings. Further, the program emphasizes that ignorance, bigotry, and harassment will not be tolerated in an environment of learning. The next session will be held on: Monday, May 2, 8:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. (breakfast & lunch provided) register at