Health and Fitness Certification Scholarship Awarded to GRCC Student Samantha Fredericks

The Health and Fitness Certification Scholarship (Donor: Melanie Schiele Gady Wellness Department) is for students who are interested in teaching Health and Fitness in our community. The Scholarship pays for the student(s) to take the classes necessary to get certified in the Fitness Field. Samantha Fredericks who recieved a scholarship just passed her ACE (American Council on Exercise) personal training certification and is now working as a Personal Trainer in our Community. Samantha just finished up here at GRCC this summer 2012 and is now working on her Bachelor’s Degree to continue her studies in the field of Health, Fitness, and Exercise.

Congrats to Samantha Fredericks!

GRCC in the News – 7/12/12

Despite GRCC hiring freeze, 36 instructors may get good news
Published: Thursday, July 12, 2012, 9:00 AM | Grand Rapids Press | By Brian McVicar

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Administrators at Grand Rapids Community College say they don’t expect a recently implemented hiring freeze to affect plans to convert three-dozen temporary faculty members to permanent staff during the 2012-13 academic year.  (More)

West Michigan student combines apple blossoms and lakes in award-winning birth certificate design
Published: Thursday, July 12, 2012, 7:30 AM | Grand Rapids Press | By Sue Thoms

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Casting about for ideas as she designed an heirloom birth certificate for the state, Shampagne Stoner didn’t have to look far. […] Stoner plans to attend Grand Rapids Community College for two years and then study fashion design at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University.  (More)

Chef Micky Johnson cooking at Market Chef Series
The Holland Sentinel | Posted Jul 11, 2012 @ 05:03 PM

From Mackinac Island to the Holland Farmers Market, chef Micky Johnson is spreading his culinary skills around Michigan. At the weekly chef series at 10 a.m. Saturday, he will demonstrate summer pastas featuring fresh market produce. […] After graduating from the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education, he took his talents from the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island to his current position at Salt and Pepper Grill and Pub of Holland.  (More)

Drop-in Group Exercise Classes are Underway for GRCC Employees

The second set of group exercise classes have begun and it’s not too late to get involved.   We have 8 classes going this 7 weeks and would love to have you join. If you would like to check out any of these classes, feel free to come this week at no charge!

Here is our list of classes:

Also – now is a great time to check out our fantastic corporate memberships with MVP Sports and the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids. Both offer a free week trial. MVP Sports has 4 locations in West Michigan and the YMCA has 6.

More information on Corporate Memberships.

Questions?  Contact Julie Lenger