GRCC In the News, 10-21-13

GRCC symposium to focus on creation, role of United Nations

Oct. 19, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – In an effort to commemorate the founding of the United Nations, a series of panel discussions next week at Grand Rapids Community College will focus on the creation of the international body and its impact on the world.

Aquinas, GRCC sign articulation agreement

Oct. 18, 2013; Grand Rapids Business Journal

The region’s community college is joining forces with a four-year school to ensure that students will have an easier time continuing their education.
Grand Rapids Community and Aquinas colleges are entering into an agreement that will allow faculty from both schools to work together on creating a seamless transfer experience for GRCC students.

Grand Rapids hosts international food contest

Oct. 18, 2013; WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) – What’s in the box? That’s what students at the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education at GRCC are wondering because the Nations Cup is taking place with the mystery food box being at the center.

Leona Spencer, lifelong Grand Rapids resident, community activist, dies at age 86

Oct. 19, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Leona Spencer was never too busy to help.

… Spencer’s community activism earned her plenty of recognition. In 2006, she received Grand Rapids Community College’s Giant among Giants award, which recognizes individuals who’ve worked to improve the quality of life in Grand Rapids.

West Michigan colleges not interested in social media degree

Oct. 18, 2013; Grand Rapids Business Journal

Getting a master’s degree in social media is now a possibility at some universities and colleges in the U.S. For example, Southern New Hampshire University and Excelsior College in Albany, N.Y., both have added MBA’s in social media.

… While the East Coast might be ready for social media degrees, West Michigan higher education platforms are not as interested. Although the feedback from local colleges and universities has been supportive of offering social media training and implementing it in class work, many faculty members feel a full degree is unnecessary. The Business Journal checked in with Cornerstone University, Calvin College, Hope College, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Valley State University, Ferris State University, Kendall College of Art and Design, Western Michigan University and Davenport University, and none of those West Michigan colleges or universities offers degrees in social media.

RA of Crawford plans to tie the knot

Oct. 20, 2013; The Herald (Cornerstone’s student newspaper)

The RA from Crawford is one step closer to being a married man.

… With (Tanner) Ward being an audio production major and (Karlie) McNamara just starting Grand Rapids Community College after cosmetology school, both were worried what an engagement might do to their school work. But, Ward decided that it would be worth it and secretly started picking up extra shifts over the summer to pay for an engagement ring.

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