Food Donations for Opening Day

GRCC Food Pantry Update 2/28/12
As part of the Opening Day activities there will be a food drive for the Student Food Pantry – please see the attached flyer and feel free to bring your contributions with you to the Ford Fieldhouse.  This recent article in the Grand Rapids Press highlights the need in our community:

While Michigan’s economy shows signs of life, our poverty level rises
Published: Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 7:25 | Grand Rapids Press | By Rick Haglund

One trend belies the notion that a rising economy lifts all boats: Michigan’s growing poverty rate.  Michigan’s economy bottomed out near the end of 2009, and employment and incomes have been creeping upward ever since. (More)

Staff Development Learns Healthy and Delicious Cooking Techniques (Photos)


Staff Development has been offering some different classes this year geared around food and in the last few months a lot of employees have been having fun our culinary kitchens with Tara Rietsma and Josh Ferguson. Tara taught us about Cooking with Herbs and Breaking Down Beef Cuts.

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Yesterday Josh shared with us Healthy Cooking on a Budget along with proper knife skills and how to properly butcher a chicken. These classes have been a lot of fun and filled with a lot of great recipes. Here are some photos from the class today. Thanks Tara and Josh for being so willing to educate us!

GRCC in the News – 7/19/12

GRCC launching new tactic to raise money that doesn’t involve tuition
Published: Thursday, July 19, 2012, 9:17 AM | Grand Rapids Press | By Brian McVicar

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Grand Rapids Community College is making a push to deepen its relationship with alumni, a move it hopes will strengthen ties to the community and boost fundraising. Administrators say they hope the strategy helps increase annual giving to the college from $600,000 to $800,000 in 2015 – donations primarily used for student scholarships and institutional improvements.  (More)

Rockford poet earns ‘honorable mention’ at national competition
Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 7:20 PM | Grand Rapids Press | By Brian McVicar

ROCKFORD, MI — Eric Greinke, a Rockford-based poet, earned an honorable mention at national poetry competition held in New Jersey. Greinke, a Grand Rapids Community College alumnus, was among more than 30 poets who earned an honorable mention at 2012 Allen Ginsberg Awards at the Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College in Patterson, N.J.  (More)

New lieutenants bring experience to leadership role
July 19, 2012 | Rockford Squire

The following is biographical information of the four new lieutenants promoted during the Monday, July 9 Rockford City Council meeting (see related story, page 1). […] Lieutenant Mike Miller began his law enforcement career with the Ft. Morgan Police Department in Ft. Morgan, Colorado before coming to the Rockford Police Department in 1990. […] Miller graduated from Grand Rapids Community College with an associate degree in arts. During that time he attended and graduated from the police academy.  (More)

GRCC hosts U of M engineering summer program targeting 8th and 9th graders
THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2012 | Rapid Growth

U of M will bring a summer engineering program targeting 8th and 9th grade students to GRCC.  (More)