Raider Salute for help with Middle School Conference

Sara Brooks, Urban Enrollment and Dual Enrollment coordinator, has a Raider Salute:

I’d like to send a Raider Salute to Chef Luba and the ATC Catering Services, Bayard Brooks, Eric Mullen, Sandy Gregory, Angela Salinas, Francisco Ramieriz, Domingo Hernandez, Sarah Laylock, Erika Bailey, Chris Sain, Ennis Young and Raynard Ross for their assistance and flexibility in helping to make the Middle School Conference a HUGE success. The public schools were pleased and the students gained beneficial information about: why college is important, their options and what they should do now to get to college. We hosted roughly 80 students and it couldn’t have been done with out all those people named.

GRCC In the News, 5-8-13

Code Blue security systems opens new Holland headquarters and plant

May 7, 2013; MLive

HOLLAND — Chief Operating Officer David Cook is preparing Code Blue Corp. for a second big sales expansion of the company’s emergency communications and security products with new staff and a new 36,000-square-foot plant at 259 Hedcor St.

… Locally, Code Blue products are used at Spectrum Health, Blodgett and Holland Hospital, Grand Rapids Community College, Hope College and Michigan State University. Nationally they can be found at Cleveland Clinic, Phoenix Airport, Texas A & M and Mass Bay subway system in Boston.

At least nine players will be in on a tryout basis

May 7, 2013;

Besides the draft picks and undrafted free agents, the Bengals will have a number of players working out on a tryout basis when rookie minicamp starts on Friday. Nine of those players set to participate have local or regional ties.

The two that stand out are CB Cameron Cheatham, who played at UC, and WR/TE Nick Truesdell, who went to Anderson High School and later played at Grand Rapids Community College.

Military Athlete Golfs For Local Cause

May 7, 2013; (Massachusetts)

AGAWAM — During charity golf tournaments, it’s a good bet that a former athlete or two will be among the participants. These players haven’t heard the roar of the crowd during their play on the field.

However, one local charity tournament held at Crestview Country Club on Thursday, benefitting the Children’s Study Home of Springfield, there was a current athlete in the midst of the players on the pristine semi-private course. His name is probably not one you’ll find in the box scores, or on an Upper Deck trading card, but one who embodies the ethos of sacrifice, teamwork, and humility.

Who is this player? His name is Saul Bosquez, and he’s the third baseman for the Wounded Warrior Softball team. The team has become something of a national fan favorite.

… Before joining the military, Bosquez played baseball at the collegiate level in his home state of Michigan. He was a catcher and third basemen at Grand Rapids Community College and at Eastern Michigan before deployment.

Muskegon Community College update: Jayhawk golfers lead conference tourney

May 7, 2013; MLive

MUSKEGON, MI — The Muskegon Community College golf team couldn’t have asked for a much better start after the first day of the Michigan Community College Athletic Association championship Monday.

The Jayhawks were the first-day leader with a team score of 590 after the first 36 holes at Elks Golf Course in Port Huron. MCC has a 15-shot lead on Grand Rapids Community College, which has 605. Mott Community College is third at 612.

Owens Softball in Regional Tournament

May 7, 2013;

The Owens Community College women’s softball team will look to advance to the national championship tournament for the second time in three years as the Express compete in the NJCAA Region XII (District G) Women’s Softball Championship later this week. The tournament will occur in Battle Creek, Mich., Wednesday-Friday, May 8-10.

… Teams participating in the tournament include Owens Community College, Ancilla College, Grand Rapids Community College, Muskegon Community College (32-22), Lansing Community College (29-17) and Kalamazoo Valley Community College (31-14).

Raider golfers finish second in state tournament

Congratulations to the Raider Golf Team as they finished second in the eleven team MCCAA State Tournament and qualified for the Region XII tournament. Named to the All-State team were Kory Roberts, Jake Siegel, Jared Multer, and David Thompson. Also congratulations to Coach Bruce Vanden Beldt who was named the Conference Coach of the year for the fifth consecutive year.


Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing course begins May 13, 2013

Industry uses Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing to specify contractual requirements. Unfortunately, many people within industry have a flawed or incomplete understanding of the subject.

The Basic Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing course builds competence to correctly apply and interpret the rules, definitions, principles and symbols per the American National Standard, ASME Y14.5 – 2009, in only two days! This course provides a common language to improve communication, so set-up requirements and tolerance zones are clearly understood by all.

Topics include:

  • the rules, definitions, and symbols of ASME Y14.5-2009.
  • specified feature control frames.
  • specified datum reference frames.
  • the shape, size, and location of tolerance zones.
  • features size requirements given specified tolerances.

The course runs 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 13 and 14, 2013, at Leslie. E Tassell M-TEC. The registration fee is $585. For more information, click here.

Best wishes to Elaine McCormack

Farewell Celebration for Elaine McCormack..

Friday, May 17 – 1 p.m.
226 Administration Building

Elaine McCormack has accepted another job and her last day will be Friday, May 17. Please join us in congratulating her and wishing her the very best. She dedicated 20 years to GRCC and we are very grateful, and thankful, for all she has contributed.