GRCC in the News – 4/23/12

From Magic Johnson to Jason Hartman, Rockford official Lyle Berry has worked with many special athletes during his 52-year career
Steve Kaminski |, April 23, 2012 8 a.m.

Lyle Berry of Rockford has a word or two of advice for anyone considering the idea of getting involved in area officiating. […] Berry, a graduate of Grand Rapids Central High School, Grand Rapids Community College and Central Michigan University, has officiated basketball in the past as well.  (More)

Watch behind the scenes video of World Pastry Cup at GRCC; Food Network’s Kerry Vincent interview
Published: Monday, April 23, 2012, 7:53 AM | Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Word must be getting out. Hundreds of people brought their cameras and families to the World Pastry Cup tryouts at the Secchia Institute (Grand Rapids Community College) on Saturday to see what most of us missed two years ago.  (More)

Check out sweet creations by nation’s top chefs in World Pastry Cup event at GRCC
Published: Saturday, April 21, 2012, 5:06 PM | Grand Rapids Press

Eight pastry chefs and instructors from across the country competed Saturday at Grand Rapids Community College’s Applied Technology Center for a chance to represent the United States in the 2013 Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie (World Pastry Cup) in France.  (More)

Public invited to competition leading to World Pastry Cup
10:13 AM, Apr 21, 2012 | WZZM 13

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM)- A pretty sweet competition is underway at Grand Rapids Community College. It’s the national tryouts to be part of the U.S. Pastry Team that will compete in the World Pastry Cup to be held in France.  (More)

International student population up at some community college
Posted on April 20, 2012 by CNS | By WEI YU | Capital News Service

LANSING – The number of international students at some community colleges – including those in Grand Rapids, Lansing and Wayne County – is increasing, according to the Michigan Community College Association. […] In contrast, Angela Zainea, international student advisor at Grand Rapids Community College, said more international students are applying for the fall semester.  (More)

See what Grand Rapids manufacturers are teaming up to recruit high school graduates and cover their college tuition
Published: Friday, April 20, 2012, 2:44 PM | Grand Rapids Press

CASCADE TOWNSHIP, MI — You won’t find any shortage of work at Paragon D&E, an advance manufacturer in Cascade Township. […] To help solve the problem, Paragon and three other advanced manufactures from the region are teaming up with Grand Rapids Community College and Ferris State University to help build a skilled workforce.  (More) launches Barter Board alternative to capitalism
Published: Friday, April 20, 2012, 9:20 AM | Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Need a French language tutor at no cost? Great, just offer to share something in return. A Web site promoting liberation from capitalism has launched Barter Board, an online listing of skills and resources to be exchanged without the use of money. The site’s creators also are organizing A People’s Assembly on Radical Sustainability in Grand Rapids. […] “The government’s response has been inadequate, so we want to create alternatives,” said Mandi Creveling, 24, a Sparta native studying biology at Grand Rapids Community College. “We think everyone has a skill they can offer.”  (More)

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