AWS President on campus tomorrow

John Mendoza, President of the American Welding Society is making Grand Rapids Community College a stop on his tour of welding programs throughout Michigan. His mission is to share with students the possibilities for careers in the welding field.

Mendoza will speak at 10:15 AM Wednesday at GRCC’s Leslie E. Tassell M-TEC followed by lunch.

The presentation focuses on AWS Certification and  highlights the global impact that AWS certification programs have had on industry during the last 35 years and the positive effects that an AWS certification can have on student career choices.

Congratulations to these faculty members

Please join the Center for Teaching Excellence and the Distance Learning and Instructional Technologies Department in congratulating our faculty members who have just completed GRCC’s Online/Hybrid Certification Course. Completion of this intense five-week course enables each of these faculty members to join 275 of their colleagues now certified to deliver courses via distance learning, providing our students with more options than ever to achieve their educational goals.

Kudos to:

Stephen Barton
Melissa Buurstra
Gilbert Carde
Bertha  Chivis
Raymond Clegg
Jonathan Edelman
Peter Genovese
Amy Kerkstra
Beth Paver
Robin Sterk
Donald Van Oeveren
John Wittkowski
David Young

The next Online Hybrid Certification course begins October 14. For more information and registration, visit

The Heritage is open!

The Heritage is open! The SICE chef-instructors are excited to get students into action!  So they are making a special offer: The first 50 people to call in a reservation will get a free dessert. If you are a regular customer of The Heritage, you know their desserts are to die for; if you are not a regular customer of The Heritage, get on the phone! Extension 3700.