GRCC in the News – 8/16/11

An influx of depth and talent has YSU’s defensive line thinking big
The Vindicator | Youngstown, OH | Published: Tue, August 16, 2011 @ 12:10 a.m.

After a solid — and slightly overlooked — first season on Youngstown State’s football team, there is probably no defensive lineman with a safer job than senior Andrew Johnson. […] Junior college transfers Nick DeKraker and Josh Fenderson arrived in the spring and 10 more defensive linemen joined the team this summer, including Grand Rapids Community College transfer Aronde Stanton, a junior defensive tackle.  (More)

Grand Blanc Academy fails to make annual yearly progress standards for second consecutive year; will implement changes
Published: Monday, August 15, 2011, 5:05 PM | Karen Confer | The Flint Journal

GRAND BLANC, Michigan — Increasing proficiency targets made it more difficult for Grand Blanc Academy’s special education students to meet standards set for the annual yearly progress for the second consecutive year, chief administrative officer Patty Wood said. […] The Academy has hired a professor from Grand Rapids Community College to instruct teachers in differentiated education, which aims to provide different avenues of learning for students, Wood said.  (More)

Molecular gastronomy: Novelty play for chefs or improving food through science?
Published: Monday, August 15, 2011, 11:45 AM | William R. Wood | Kalamazoo Gazette

GRAND RAPIDS — Children play with blocks. Chefs play with food. On this Friday, three chefs gather to play in a kitchen at the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education at Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids. It is one of the top five culinary programs in the country, says Kevin Dunn, who has been a culinary instructor at the school for nine years.  (More)

Enrollment peak? Grand Rapids Community College looking at 5 percent fewer students
Published: Monday, August 15, 2011, 5:31 PM | Dave Murray | The Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS – Enrollment at Grand Rapids Community College might have peaked, with the number of students planning to attend the fall semester falling by 5 percent so far, President Steven Ender said.  (More)