GRCC in the News: 4/29/11

College notes: GRCC men’s golf team seeks third MCCAA title in a row
Published: Friday, April 29, 2011, 9:00 AM | Matt DeVries | The Grand Rapids Press

The Grand Rapids Community College men’s golf team will enter next week’s Michigan Community College Athletic Association Championships with a valuable commodity — depth.  (More)

Creative menus highlight second annual Grand Rapids Restaurant Week set for November
Published: Friday, April 29, 2011, 7:24 AM | Garret Ellison | The Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS — One Trick Pony owner Dan Verhil said sales at his Fulton Street grill and taproom were about 30 percent higher than normal during the inaugural Restaurant Week in Grand Rapids last fall. […] Establishments must pay a registration fee and agree to donate $1 from each creative menu meal to a student scholarship fund at the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education at Grand Rapids Community College, where Thursday’s announcement happened.  (More)

Grand Rapids school board candidates speak about qualities needed in next superintendent
Published: Friday, April 29, 2011, 6:54 AM | Monica Scott | The Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS — Seven of the eight candidates running for the Grand Rapids School Board Thursday attended a forum where they described what qualities they want to see in a superintendent, if current leader Bernard Taylor needs to be replaced. […] “We need someone with a determined focus to be successful, to push people, to rally the troops but also the innovative intelligence to lay out a plan,” said Ross, director of Grand Rapids Community College’s Upward Bound program, a pre-college program for low income and potential first generation college students.  (More)

West Michigan man switches careers with help of retraining program
4:37 PM, Apr 28, 2011 | WZZM

[…] Dr. Tom Neils runs the Chem Tech program at Grand Rapids Community College. “We found out that the workforce needed two-year degree-people to do chemical technology tasks,” says Dr. Neils, who has seen students like Andy Fein start new careers.  (More)

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