GRCC In the News, 8-19-13

East Grand Rapids graduate killed in crash remembered as dedicated teammate

Aug. 18, 2013; MLive

EAST GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Keeland Johns wanted more than anything to be on the East Grand Rapids High School hockey team.

… Johns prepared to attend Grand Rapids Community College in the fall. He also looked forward to being an assistant coach for the hockey team. Jennette said Johns offered to help on a volunteer basis, and that was a testament to who he was.

Students Mourn East Grand Rapids Graduate Killed in Detroit Crash

Aug. 18, 2013; FOX 17

East Grand Rapids, Mich.- Sunday, a memorial was held at East Grand Rapids High School where students and recent graduates shared memories and released lanterns as they mourn the loss of Keeland Johns.

… Jannette says Keeland planned to attend Grand Rapids Community College in the fall and to come back and help coach the East Grand Rapids High School Hockey Team this upcoming season.

Looking forward to increased sales during Restaurant Week

Aug. 19, 2013; Grand Rapids Business Journal

Last year Restaurant Week was moved to August after being held in November its first two years. The results: strong, according to Sally Littlefair Zarafonetis, Experience Grand Rapids project manager for the event. Strong enough that 2013 Restaurant Week is being held in August once again, kicking off last Wednesday and running until Aug. 24.

… In addition, $1 from every Restaurant Week meal sold will be donated by the participating restaurants to a student scholarship fund at Secchia Institute for Culinary Education at Grand Rapids Community College.

“This year we hope to raise $20,000 to add to the fund,” (Doug) Small said. “Many of Secchia Institute’s students decide to stay in the community and some of them develop into masterful chefs growing Grand Rapids culinary talent.”

Networks Matter courses begin in October 2013

Networks Matter 2.0 is designed to help those wanting to advance professionally, the unemployed or under-employed, and people with low to moderate technology skills. It provides the tools to build stronger professional relationships through communication, social networking and technology, and it also helps develop a strategy for developing a professional network.

The sessions feature group meetings, presentations, online activities and attendance at community events.

Classes run 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, starting October 8, 2013, at Tassell M-TEC. They cost $155 for the entire series or $49 for each module.  Click here to register.

Be aware of parking lot work this week

The Bostwick Ramp student/visitor sections will be closed Monday through Wednesday this week (August 19-21). The cattle gate will be closed on the roof and the other gates will be pulled down. Hoekstra Electric will be in the ramp installing lighting fixtures on the first through fifth floors. D.C. Byers will be working on the roof repairing the expansion joints in several locations as well as doing deck coating and re-striping of the exit lanes.

Signs will be up at public entrances to direct all traffic to the Lyon ramp. High profile vehicles (tall vehicles), including construction traffic, should use the Barclay surface lot. Employees should be all set to utilize their parking in the Bostwick ramp. Any remaining work in that area can be done around parked vehicles, just be cautious as you move through the ramp.

GRCC offices offer extended hours

Extended Service Hours!

Offices open until 6:30 p.m.
August 19-22 & August 26-29, 2013 (Monday through Thursday)

The Cashier’s Office, Counseling and Career Center, Enrollment Center, Financial Aid, Occupational and Disability Support, Student Life and Conduct and Student Records will be open until 6:30 p.m. to serve you!