GRCC in the News – 9/7/11

Triumph Music Academy offers plenty of talented teachers under one roof
Published: Wednesday, September 07, 2011, 8:49 AM | By Erin Albanese | The Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS — The music that fills a semi-hidden upstairs suite at 949 Wealthy St. SE, Suite 200, could perhaps best be described as triumphant. […] Originally self-taught on the guitar, [James] Hughes studied at Grand Rapids Community College and Grand Valley State University, and performs with local bands including the Folias Tango Duo and in the orchestra pit for musicals.  (More)

Grand Rapids Press dining guide: Key to great restaurants throughout West Michigan
Published: Wednesday, September 07, 2011, 2:42 AM | By The Grand Rapids Press staff

The Heritage Restaurant – Located in the Applied Technology Center at Grand Rapids Community College, this dining spot offers hands-on experience for culinary students as well as an exceptional menu. Open during selected times September through mid-April and for lunch May-June. 151 Fountain St. NE, 234-3700, $-$$$  (More)

Grand Rapids Man to Receive Top Alumni Award at Kettering University on Sept. 10
Teletrader | Tuesday, September 06, 2011 13:45

A Grand Rapids man will receive one of the highest honors presented by Kettering University. Armen G. Oumedian, a 1949 graduate of Kettering University, will be among the eight honored by the Kettering University Alumni Association for professional excellence and civic engagement when Kettering hosts ceremonies in Flint on Sept. 10. Kettering President Robert McMahan and Alumni Association President Frank Krohn will officiate during the presentations.  (More)

Las Vegas comedian Diaz Mackie set for two shows in White Cloud
Published: Monday, September 05, 2011, 7:27 AM | By Brielle Vance | The Muskegon Chronicle

WHITE CLOUD – “I never give the same show twice,” said White Cloud native Diaz Mackie about his comedy act. “It’s all off the cuff.” […] He also attended Fremont Public Schools for a short time before graduating from Forest Hills Northern High School in Grand Rapids. Then he took classes at Grand Rapids Community College.  (More)

Flint native Kendrick Cornelius’ near-death experience strengthened his passion for hoops
Published: Sunday, September 04, 2011, 1:17 PM | By Eric Woodyard | Flint Journal

FLINT — Basketball could have been the last thing on Kendrick Cornelius’ mind a little more than a year ago. […] The ex-Grand Rapids Community College standout and former Indiana Tech star has persevered through not only the near-death experience but also a heap of other setbacks.  (More)

GRCC presents college’s top internal award to employees
By Staff reports | The Holland Sentinel | Posted Sep 03, 2011 @ 06:22 PM

Grand Rapids — Grand Rapids Community College gave its Excellence in Education Awards on Friday as part of the college’s kick-off festivities for the academic year. This year’s awards went to mathematics professor John Dersch and Academic Support Services educational support professional Laurie Witczak.  (More)

Designer Caplan to address role of design process in current economy
By Joe Boomgaard | MiBiz | Friday, September 02, 2011

WEST MICHIGAN — How can design help jump-start the economy? That is a question that has been on the mind of Design West Michigan Executive Director John Berry, and he’s bringing in a national expert to talk about it. […] The Keller Futures Center at Grand Rapids Community College has been using design thinking to tackle community issues through a lens of sustainability.  (More)

West Ottawa School Board Member Resigns
WHTC | Friday, September 02, 2011 9:20 p.m. EDT

HOLLAND TWP., MI (WHTC News) – There is a vacancy sign up on the West Ottawa Board of Education. District officials announced on Friday that applications are being accepted to fill the remaining term of William Bloemendaal, who resigned after 20 years on the leadership panel. The 79-year-old adjunct English professor at both Grand Rapids Community College and Hope College had taught in West Ottawa schools for nearly four decades.  (More)

Tobacco in any form not allowed at Grand Rapids Community College
Nancy Zielinski | Grand Rapids Public Health Examiner | September 1, 2011

More than enough has been said and written about the health risks of smoking cigarettes. […] Grand Rapids Community College, GRCC, recognizes the health risk of chewing tobacco and has prohibited its use by students, employees, volunteers, and vendors on all GRCC properties.  (More)

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