GRCC In the News, 8-2-13

Local student receives President’s Scholarship from Davenport

Aug. 1, 2013; The Rockford Squire

For the second consecutive year, a Grand Rapids Community College business student has been awarded the full-ride President’s Scholarship from Davenport University. Alexi Bettig, a Rockford High School graduate, received an associate degree in arts from GRCC this past spring and qualified for the scholarship by receiving first place, along with teammate Corwin Tobias, in video production at the Business Professionals of America (BPA) National Leadership Conference in May. She also took fourth place in digital media production.

The Heritage Theatre Group to present “American Buffalo” by David Mamet

July 31, 2013;

Tomorrow August 1, The Heritage Theatre Group will light up the stage with practical lighting fixtures for “American Buffalo.” Come sit in the junk shop with Don, Teach, and Bobby as they plan a heist to steal a customer’s valuable coin collection.

… This premiere at GRCC’s Spectrum Theater (160 Fountain St. NE) of Mamet’s play is not your typical black box production. The audience is encouraged to sit in and around the junk shop with the characters, creating a theatre in the round feel.

Van & Marinus Swets Travel Award Winner shares her fun “Princess Play Date” with her girls

Sara Dorer won honorable mention for the 2013 Van & Marinus Swets Travel Award. Sara surprised her girls one morning, saying they would “skip school/work all day and just play, play, play.” The girls were beyond excited about the fun-filled day Sara had planned for them. Sara stated that she “spent the entire day 100 percent focused on them and it was wonderful for all three of us.” The girls asked if they could do it again some day.

Sara extends her many thanks for the Foundation for making this inspired play date a reality.

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Lean champion certification program starts Sept. 30

Our lean champion certification program helps you identify and eliminate waste.

Even if costs remain constant, elimination and  reduction of waste may:

  • increase an organization’s ability to produce more products or services with the same resources.
  • increase an organization’s ability to serve more customers.
  • reduce total lead time.

And all that results in increased profits!

In GRCC’s program, you will learn to develop and use your organization’s value stream map to identify and drive your improvements. Critical to learning the principles and various tools is applying them to your current work. By successfully completing a lean implementation (or value stream) project of your choice from your company, you will yield results from this program immediately.

The program starts September 30, 2013. To register, click here.

Personal trainer course starts Sept. 9, 2013

If you enjoy helping others and are passionate about good health, you could become a certified personal trainer!

GRCC’s Personal Trainer Certification Course gives you hands-on, interactive learning opportunities, including knowledge of overall wellness components. Our training prepares you to take the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT) Certification exam. The exam fee and a one-year membership in the National Strength and Conditioning Association are included in the tuition. A competency-based, 36-hour internship gives you real-life skills application.

Many people who receive the NSCA Personal Trainer certification go on to work in an entry-level position at a fitness center, health club, or corporate wellness department. You can even start your own business!

Classes start September 9, 2013. To register, click here.