Race Ethnicity and Identity Conference Welcomes Susan Retik – Photos


Last night at GRCC’s Spectrum Theater, the Race Ethnicity and Identity Conference hosted Susan Retik, one of the founders of “Beyond the 11th,” is a non-profit organization that provides support to widows in Afghanistan who have been affl icted by war, terrorism & oppression.

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GRCC Preschool Students Visit McCabe Marlowe House to Learn About Home Building

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Children from the GRCC Preschool Laboratory recently visited the McCabe-Marlowe House and the Architectural Design Department to help them learn more about their current study on homes. The children had the opportunity to visit the McCabe-Marlowe House on March 15th where they were given an inside and outside tour of the house, as well as a brief historical perspective of the house.

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On March 16th, the children also took another field trip to the Mechanical and Architectural Design department to gain further knowledge into how homes are designed and built. They were able to look at a variety of blueprints and house models which were displayed to further enhance their understanding of homes. We wanted to offer a special thanks to both Ann Marie Birr from the Foundation and College Advancement Office and Charlotte Pease from the Mechanical and Architectural Design for their efforts for making both of these field trips possible for the children.

GRCC in the News – 3/17/12

MI vets find tough job market
7:44 PM, Mar 26, 2012 | WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM)- The people that fought for our freedom are having a tough time finding work. The government says the jobless rate among veterans who served since the September 11th attacks is 12 percent. […] Michigan veterans have one of the highest unemployment rates in the country. The veterans office at Grand Rapids Community College says for Michigan’s vets it’s a staggering 29 percent.  (More)

GRCC and Wyoming schools sign deal allowing students to earn diploma and degree
Published: Monday, March 26, 2012, 6:30 PM | Grand Rapids Press

WYOMING, MI – In four years, Wyoming Public Schools expects to graduate its first group of students earning both a high school diploma and an associate of arts degree. Tonight, the school board voted unanimously to create a middle college program with Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC). Superintendent Tom Reeder and GRCC President Steve Ender signed a letter of intent.  (More)

GRCC, WPS Partner for ‘Middle College’ Program
Paul Cicchini, WOOD Radio News Team | Monday, March 26, 2012

Grand Rapids Community College and Wyoming Public Schools are partnering to offer students the opportunity to earn a diploma and an associate’s degree. GRCC and WPS are expected to sign a letter of intent duing tonight’s school board meeting, which would begin the creation process of a middle college program for the fall of 2012.  (More)

GRCC and Wyoming schools partnering so students can earn degree and diploma simultaneously
Published: Monday, March 26, 2012, 4:00 PM | Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College and Wyoming Public Schools leaders plan to sign a letter of intent tonight to begin a middle college program this fall, providing students the opportunity to earn both a high school diploma and an associate of arts degree in five years.  (More)

Top 5 Cities with Growing Manufacturing
March 26, 2012 | Composites Manufacturing Online

5. Grand Rapids, Michigan | Manufacturing contributed to 90.2 percent of the export growth in the Grand Rapids, Mich.,metropolitan area during 2010. Grand Rapids boasted one of the fastest growing export rates in the country from 2009-2010. […] Also in the area is Grand Rapids Community College, which hosts an 80-hour job training program to become a composite technician.  (More)

Race Ethnicity and Identity Conference Events for 3/27/12

Tuesday, March 27th

Reflecting the Community and Student Body: GRCC’s Efforts to Diversify Staff
9:30-11:00 a.m. | Panel Discussion: Professor Steve Abid; GRCC; Dr. Gilda Gely, Provost; Cathy Wilson, Executive Director of Human Resources; Dr. Laurie Chesley, Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences; Eric Williams, Executive Director for Equity, Community & Legislative Affairs and Fiona Hert, Dean of the School of Workforce Development; Chris Arnold, Director of Diversity Learning Center.

Field Studies in Geography at GRCC Special Topics: Ethnicity and Food in Western Michigan and Searching for Understanding South Africa
2:00-3:30 p.m. | Facilitator: Professor Mike DeVivo, GRCC and GRCC Geography Students: Brian Woodin, Adrienna Ozinga, Kara Apodaca, Sarah Nusbaum and Lindsey Harris

Race and Politics in Modern Brazil
6:15-7:45 p.m. | Professor Keith St. Clair, GRCC

Grand Rapids and the People Without History: The Historical Landscape of the City of Grand Rapids
8:00-9:30 p.m. | Assistant Professor Dillon Carr, Ph.D, GRCC