GRCC In the News, 5-20-13

GRCC honors members of black student leadership society

May 17, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College is paying tribute on Friday to founding members of a campus group that works to promote academic success among black male students.

GRCC receives $30,000 grant to study ‘institutional culture’

May 16, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College has received a $30,000 grant to study its institutional culture, a move expected to help the school understand how students, faculty and staff engage with GRCC, administrators say.

GRCC’s Nick Jansen battles cancer, returns to baseball field

May 17, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Nick Jansen takes his cuts in the batting cage and laughs when one of his line drives narrowly misses a teammate during a recent practice.

The Grand Rapids Community College sophomore then jogs to third base to field ground balls on the dusty infield at Belknap Field. Jansen, who is listed at 6-foot-1, 170 pounds, is an athletic ballplayer. He keeps his glove low and fields a handful of balls with ease and then takes a break to catch his breath.

MICHIGAN BRIEFS: After job fair fails, firm manufactures new workers

May 19, 2013; Crain’s Detroit Business

When a career fair turned into a disappointment, Jonathan DeWys could have whined that the lack of skilled workers was hampering his company’s growth. Instead, he channeled the lessons into developing a better solution: a new, in-house educational program.

… DeWys Manufacturing has started working with K-12 schools, Grand Rapids Community College and Ferris State University, DeWys said. In particular, the company wants to share manufacturing’s opportunity with high school counselors, many of whom lack firsthand experience with modern advanced manufacturing, he said.

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park Presents Artist Zhang Huan

May 20, 2013; art.broadwayworld.com

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is honored to feature the work of Chinese artist, Zhang Huan in the summer exhibition, “Looking East, Facing West: The World of Zhang Huan,” which opens to the public May 24. This retrospective features the profound yet diverse work of Huan and will remain on display until August 25.

… This exhibition is made possible by: The Daniel and Pamella DeVos Foundation, The Meijer Foundation, the Botanic and Sculpture Societies of Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Aquinas College, Grand Rapids Community College and the Pace Gallery, New York, London and Beijing. It is organized by Meijer Gardens in cooperation with the artist and Pace Gallery, New York, London and Beijing.

KVCC announces Sam Goldschmeding and Veronica Hayden as 2013 Dale B. Lake Presidential Award winners

May 17, 2013; MLive

KALAMAZOO, MI — The 2013 recipients of the Kalamazoo Valley Community College Dale B. Lake Presidential Award for athletic, academic and leadership achievement are Sam Goldschmeding and Veronica Hayden.

… He (Goldschmeding) played short stop on several occasions and picked up the three-inning save in the last game of the year vs. Grand Rapids Community College.

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