Information session for Healthcare Programs set for March 13, 2013

You can learn about GRCC’s Healthcare Programs and get your questions answered at an information session at 4 p.m. March 13, 2013, at Tassell M-TEC.

Health Certification Programs that will be covered in this information session are:

All information sessions are free, and you are under no obligation to enroll in a course when you attend these sessions. To register, click here.

GRCC In the News, 3-6-13

Hospitality served with care

March 5, 2013; Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel

After nearly 20 years in the culinary industry, Dave DeBrot has tried on a few different kitchens.

A Michigan native, he learned about banquets and cooking for crowds with his first kitchen job at the Amway Hotel in Grand Rapids. From there, a connection through a pastry instructor brought him to Milwaukee to work with Sanford D’Amato at Coquette Café and Sanford.

Q. Did you go to culinary school?

A. I studied culinary arts at Grand Rapids Community College in Michigan. It’s a fantastic culinary department. My pastry instructor was on the U.S. Olympic pastry team as their coach. There was a wealth of information.

Generation X & Y for MI: Connecting neighborhoods and community

March 5, 2013; The Rapidian

Much has been reported about college graduates and skilled talent leaving Michigan over the last decade to seek better job opportunities. This massive migration of talent, also known as Brain Drain, the causes of which stem from an assortment of factors such as “the lost decade” and a lack of economic growth, has seen an exodus of Michigan’s college graduates to bigger cities such as Chicago. Grand Rapids-based organization Generation X & Y hopes to lead a movement to change that trend.

… On Wednesday, March 13 from 12-4 p.m. the group is hosting a college wide symposium held at Grand Rapids Community College ATC auditorium.

Harris presented public service award

March 5, 2013; Early County News (Blakely, Ga.)

Lt. Col. Shawn Harris, native son of Blakely, was presented the Walter Coe Public Service Award at the 31st Grand Rapids Community College Giants Award Banquet Jan. 26, 2013.

TCC Baseball 17-6, Grand Rapids 3-4

March 6, 2013; WCTV

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (March 5, 2013) – Tallahassee Community College completed a five-game sweep of Grand Rapids (Mich.) Community College on Tuesday, defeating the Raiders by the scores of 17-3 and 6-4 at Eagle Field.

KCC hoops seasons come to an end

March 5, 2013; Battle Creek Enquirer

The Kellogg Community College men’s and women’s basketball teams each were eliminated from their respective district tournaments on Tuesday, ending their seasons.

… Lansing CC (17-11) advanced to face Grand Rapids CC (20-8) in the second round of the tournament.

First Aid/CPR course offered March 11 and 18, 2013

Prepare for and prevent medical emergencies in the construction trades industry with the First Aid/CPR Initial Certification course. This course covers primary assessment, heart problems, fractures, wounds and bandaging, stroke and shock management, eye injury, dislocation and splinting, obstructed airways, exposure to cold, control of bleeding, electrical injuries, back, head and neck injuries, epileptic seizures, and one-rescuer CPR. Sessions are scheduled for 6-10 p.m. March 11 and 18, 2013, at the Leslie E. Tassell M-TEC. The cost is $60. To register, click here.

After completion, you will be certified in First Aid/CPR and will receive an official card. Initial certification expires two years after completion. To maintain certification, you must then take a recertification class. The next session is set for 6-10 p.m. March 28 at Tassell M-TEC for $50. To register, click here.

Diversity Lecture Series features Susan Cain

Susan Cain

Susan Cain

Quiet, The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

Susan Cain is a former corporate lawyer and negotiations consultant—and a self-described introvert. Her book has sparked a genuine national conversation about introverts. Although our culture undervalues them dramatically, introverts have made some of the great contributions to society—from Chopin’s nocturnes to the invention of the personal computer to Gandhi’s transformative leadership. Based on intensive research in psychology and neurobiology, Cain argues that we design our schools, workplaces, and religious institutions for extroverts, and that this bias creates a waste of talent, energy, and happiness.

  • For more information, please call (616) 234-3390.
  • The lecture begins at 7:00 p.m. March 13 at Fountain Street Church, 24 Fountain St. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.
  • Free and open to all.
  • On-campus parking $3.00 (with discount pass).
  • ASL Interpreted.
  • Book signing follows authors’ lectures