SWD Occupational Advisory Committee Luncheon – Photos


GRCC hosted the second annual School of Workforce Development Occupational Advisory Committee luncheon to celebrate committee members’ contributions to program and curriculum improvement at GRCC for our occupational programs. Dr. Ender and Dave Muir, President of Paragon Die and Engineering, spoke and showcased the new AMP program (Advanced Manufacturing Program).

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Active Commute Week – 5/14/12-5/18/12

Staff Development is encouraging staff and students to participate in Active Commute Week – leave the car at home and Ride the Rapid, bike, roller blade or long board into GRCC! The Active Commute Week Challenge is a weeklong competition for businesses and individuals in Greater Grand Rapids from Monday, May 14 to Friday, May 18 at noon.

Challenge participants include: Amway, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids Public Schools, Grand Valley State University, Meijer, Metro Health, Priority Health, Steelcase, and West Michigan Bike and Fitness.

Commuters track online how often they commute to and from work using active transportation:

  • cycling
  • walking (including running, wheelchair, skating, boarding)
  • riding the bus
  • carpooling and vanpooling

Please join us in the Multi-Purpose Room (Room 108) in Sneden Hall on Tuesday May 15, 2012 from 10:30AM-12:00 PM. No pre-registration necessary. Officer Tony Myers will teach basic bike safety to keep you safe on the roads while commuting to work!

GRCC in the News – 5/9/12

After voters reject GRCC’s $98 million request, school president plots how to make campus repairs
Published: Tuesday, May 08, 2012, 11:51 PM | Grand Rapids Press | By Brian McVicar

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — For the third time since 2007, West Michigan voters have defeated a bond proposal for Grand Rapids Community College. The latest loss came Tuesday night, when voters resoundingly defeated a $98.6 million proposal that would have been used to upgrade GRCC’s technology and renovate its aging buildings.  (More)

Grand Rapids Community College’s campaign committee concedes defeat
Published: Tuesday, May 08, 2012, 10:11 PM | Grand Rapids Press | By Brian McVicar

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Supporters of Grand Rapids Community College’s $98.6 million bond proposal have conceded defeat. The results cap off what has been a hard fought election on GRCC’s behalf. During the campaign, volunteers knocked on thousands of doors, spent hours calling potential voters and planting yard signs throughout the county.  (More)

Full West Michigan election coverage: See results on tax requests for GRCC, public schools, The Rapid and other issues
Wednesday, May 09, 2012, 12:15 AM | Grand Rapids Press | By Jeff Haywood

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — It was a tough night for most schools seeking tax requests beyond the usual non-homestead renewals.  (More)

GRCC building millage fails, 57%-43%
8:22 AM, May 9, 2012 | WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) — Voters in five counties rejected a millage proposal by Grand Rapids Community College for a $98.6 million bond for building renovations and new equipment.  (More)

GRCC bond, Rapid in Hudsonville fail – GRCC Pres. Ender: Was part of democratic process
Tuesday, 08 May 2012, 7:03 AM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – Voters across West Michigan headed to the polls Tuesday to decide on numerous issues. Polls closed at 8 p.m. One of the bigger debates involved a $98.6 million bond proposal for Grand Rapids Community College — an issue that had no organized opposition.  (More)

GRCC $98 Million Bond Falls At The Hands Of Voters
Dave Spencer | FOX 17 News | 10:46 p.m. EDT, May 8, 2012

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.-— Voters voted down a proposal to raise $98 million dollars for facility upgrades at Grand Rapids Community College. The president of the College, Steve Ender, spoke with FOX 17 News live shortly after addressing a crowd of supporters at Brann’s Bar and Grille.  (More)

West Michigan election results
10:57 PM, May 8, 2012 | WZZM

UPDATE 8:36 p.m. (WZZM)- Click here for the latest election results from WZZM 13 News. GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) — Voters — the ones actually casting ballots Tuesday — are deciding a variety of issues on ballots around West Michigan, including Grand Rapids Community College’s request for a $98.6 million bond issue for remodeling its buildings.  (More)

Voter turnout for Grand Rapids Community College bond looks low across Kent County
Published: Tuesday, May 08, 2012, 12:22 PM | Grand Rapids Press | By Matt Vande Bunte

KENT COUNTY, MI – Voter turnout appears to be “very, very light” across Kent County this morning, according to several city clerks. Through the first four-and-a-half hours of polling in Cedar Springs, for example, 26 people had voted.  (More)

College Channel Special Programming Schedule 5/9/12-5/27/12

The programming schedule for the College Channel is now available online. This schedule will run from May 9 through May 27th. Included in this schedule is a new Cooking with Angus episode along with an all-new line up including programs from Kendall, Aquinas and of course GRCC.  One great example is this program featuring the Kent Philharmonia Orchestra performing selections from operas:

Most of our programs are available on our Youtube Channel located at www.youtube.com/grcc

All of our programming is listed and streamed live at grcc.edu/channel28