Details on Funeral Services for Dan Babcock

As previously noted, long-time GRCC employee Dan Babcock has passed away. Dan worked in the Facilities Department as the Assistant Director of Operations until he retired in 2005.  His obituary will be published in the Grand Rapids Press on Sunday. We do have some information about the visitation and funeral below.

Visitation at Pederson Funeral Home in Rockford

  • Sunday, 5/6, 6:00-9:00 PM
  • Monday, 5/7, 2:00-4:00 PM and 6:00-9:00 PM

Funeral at St. Isadore’s Church (on Diamond) at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, 5/8.

GRCC’s LEED-Certified White Hall to be Featured on Heritage Hill Tour

GRCC’s newly completed, silver LEED-certified White Hall is one of the popular additions to the Heritage Hill Tour of Homes later this month. At the opening reception, Dr. Ender spoke to several HH Bd members (among other community and preservation leaders) about the pride our students, as well as employees, show about the history of “their” building. Volunteers are needed at 50 Layfayette for Sunday, May 20 – go here to sign up.

Heritage Hill Tour 2012 - May 19-20

GRCC in the News – 5/4/12

Readers weigh in on Grand Rapids-area elections (Letters to the Editor)
Published: Thursday, May 03, 2012, 5:40 PM | Grand Rapids Press

Review the facts and make informed decision | I am a homeowner, taxpayer and a registered voter. I will be voting in the May 8 GRCC millage election.  (More)

Sixty-day stay in Grand Rapids for Flint native ends with prison sentence
Published: Thursday, May 03, 2012, 4:58 PM | Grand Rapids Press | By Barton Deiters

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – It was less than two months after Marcel Hinkle moved to Grand Rapids from Flint, donned a mask and used a gun on Oct 18 to rob the Comstock Park Jimmy John’s sandwich shop at 3782 Alpine Ave. NW. […] His mother helped Hinkle get set up in an apartment, bought him a car and he was enrolled at Grand Rapids Community College.  (More)

Grand Pines gets healthy boost from Live Wall
Becky Vargo | Grand Haven Tribune, Mich. | 2:50 p.m. CDT, May 2, 2012

GRAND HAVEN — Chef Aaron Shapiro has a lot on his plate when it comes to pleasing the palates of nearly 100 residents at Grand Pines Assisted Living Center. So when facility owner Scott Reenders suggested putting in an herb garden, the chef was pretty excited. […] Shapiro said he’s had gardens at other places where he’s worked since graduating from the culinary program at Grand Rapids Community College.  (More)