Photos – Chef Nicola Conte Brings his Italian Culinary Flare to GRCC


Last week, GRCC’s Secchia Institute for Culinary Education was proud to welcome Chef Nicola Conte from Italy into its kitchens.  In addition to importing some amazing Italian-themed dishes into the menu, Chef Conte shared his wealth of expertise with the students and worked alongside them in the kitchens of the Heritage Restaurant.

For a full gallery of images, go here.


Tinas Two Minutes – Week 4

It’s time for Week 4 of the Career Services project; join Tina Hoxie, Dean of Students, at the Grand Rapids Public Museum as she gives a progress update on the Keller Futures Center’s current project, the Future of Career Services at GRCC. This week, project participants created opportunity statements from their research that will begin to fuel innovative solutions for career services.

Tina’s Talking — Week 4

GRCC in the News – 5/16/11

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford visits with Grand Rapids students
Published: Monday, May 16, 2011, 9:28 AM | Brian VanOchten | The Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS — Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has been keeping in shape during the NFL lockout by participating in throwing sessions with teammate Calvin Johnson and other wide receivers. […] Stafford, the No. 1 pick in the 2009 NFL draft, is at Ford Fieldhouse, 111 Lyon St. NE, on the campus of Grand Rapids Community College this morning to speak to students from local elementary schools about the importance of living a healthy life.  (More)

Comstock Park to induct three into athletics Hall of Fame
Kelly Hill | The Grand Rapids Press, May 16, 2011 1:15 a.m.

Ann Schaefer Gruszka, Ed Hood and Scott Kurth are scheduled to be inducted into the Comstock Park High School Athletic Hall of Fame on Wednesday. […] Hood, who graduated from Comstock Park in 1964 and who attended Grand Rapids Community College, is a U.S. Army veteran who fought in Vietnam.  (More)

Advanced Energy Storage Training Opportunities
by Varnum’s Battery Law Industry Group | 5/15/2011

The opening of Johnson Controls-Saft’s (JCS) renovated facility for producing lithium-ion cells in Holland is spurring new educational opportunities in the West Michigan area. The production of batteries is considerably different than traditional assembly jobs, and Grand Rapids Community College has already added the “Chemical Technician 1″ program to its course offerings.  (More)

Tournament game postponed for Grand Rapids Community College baseball team
Published: Sunday, May 15, 2011, 2:58 PM | Dean Holzwarth | The Grand Rapids Press

The Grand Rapids Community College baseball team had Sunday’s scheduled National Junior College Athletic Association Region XII tournament game postponed due to rain. The Raiders will face Macomb Community College at 1 p.m. Monday in Battle Creek in the loser’s bracket quarterfinals.  (More)

Grand Rapids Community College softball team eliminated from district G tournament
Published: Sunday, May 15, 2011, 2:56 PM | Dean Holzwarth | The Grand Rapids Press

The Grand Rapids Community softball team’s season ended recently in the district G tournament in Battle Creek. The Raiders (20-28) were eliminated from the tournament after back-to-back losses. GRCC suffered a 4-1 defeat against 19th-ranked Kalamazoo Valley College College before falling 6-5 to Jackson Community College.  (More)

Could The ‘GRID70’ Model Reinvent Detroit?
May 13, 2011 12:37 PM | By Carol Cain | WWJ-TV CBS Detroit Michigan Matters

Why are Meijer, Amway, Steelcase, Wolverine Worldwide and Pennant Health Alliance moving in together in downtown Grand Rapids? […] And they are helping train young talent there too as Sierengowski works with students from the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education at Grand Rapids Community College (More)