Manufacturing, Mechanical and Architectural Design Combine with Culinary Arts for Gingerbread Housing Boom

The following video is a marvelous holiday story about how departments can work together to create a Gingerbread Village! The Manufacturing, and Mechanical and Architectural Design Departments worked together to create reusable patterns for gingerbread houses used in the Culinary Arts program. This is a wonderful example of an interdisciplinary project involving several departments.

GRCC in the News – 12/22/11

Ferris State hires GRCC’s Tony Annese as next football coach
Published: Thursday, December 22, 2011, 10:55 AM | Grand Rapids Press

Tony Annese, who guided the Grand Rapids Community College football team to an undefeated record this fall, has accepted the coaching job at Ferris State University, he told The Press this morning. An Ferris State spokesperson confirmed Annese’s hiring. He is scheduled to be introduced at a 2 p.m. news conference today in Big Rapids.  (More)

Man behind Breton Village Christmas train display is hanging up his cap after 20 years (photos)
Published: Thursday, December 22, 2011, 6:26 AM | Grand Rapids Press

Upon arrival at his Breton Village Mall Christmas train display, Herb DeVries was ready to tinker — a locomotive had crashed, another was un-cabled and two had lost power. While children watched with delight at the chugging engines winding around the magical scene, DeVries, 79, of Kentwood, examined what needed fixing. It’s the labor of love for which he’s served as the on-call engineer for more than 20 years. […] A retired Grand Rapids Community College physics professor, Herb DeVries still finds the machines fascinating. (More)

GRCC’s Tony Annese To Be Named Ferris State Head Coach
FOX 17 Sports | 10:47 p.m. EST, December 21, 2011

BIG RAPIDS, Mich— Former Muskegon head football coach and current Grand Rapids Community College Head Coach Tony Annese will be named the next head coach at Ferris State University. Sources tell fox 17 Annese will be named the head.  (More)

Cody Kater signs letter of intent to play football at Central Michigan University
Published: Wednesday, December 21, 2011, 1:32 PM | Saginaw News

MOUNT PLEASANT – Cody Kater is finally coming to Central Michigan University … again. Kater signed a letter of intent to play football for the Chippewas, completing a circle that began with his original verbal commitment to CMU. […] After redshirting a year at Cincinnati, Kater transferred to Grand Rapids Community College, quarterbacking the team to an 11-0 record. He completed 157 of 230 passes for 2,218 yards and 19 touchdowns.  (More)

New Right Place Staff Member to Serve Ionia County Businesses
December 21st, 2011 | Posted by The Right Place

As the first step in enacting the terms of a formal contract signed in October, officials from the Ionia County Economic Alliance (ICEA) and The Right Place, Inc. (RPI) announced today the hiring of Jennifer Wangler, an economic development professional and Right Place employee who will serve Ionia County exclusively. […] Wangler brings more than a decade of business and workforce development to her new role. She most recently served as a business services professional for Grand Rapids Community College for which she called on area manufacturers as part of a larger economic development team.  (More)

Campus Dining Welcome Back Hours

The Raider Grille will operate during its normal hours from Tuesday, January 3rd through Friday, January 6th.

The Quiet Cafe and The Sneden Cafe will be closed, until Monday, January 9th when Campus Dining resumes its normal business hours.

Thank-you for your continued support and have a very Happy Holiday Break!