GRCC In the News, 12-12-13

GRCC and Cornerstone University partner to smooth student transfer process

Dec. 11, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College wants to make it easier for students to transfer to Cornerstone University.

New Career Liaison Program Prepares Students For Training After High School

Dec. 11, 2013; CBS Detroit

LANSING (WWJ) — A partnership of the Michigan Economic Development Corp. and a network of community colleges will promote training opportunities for in-demand careers to Michigan high school students.

… The regional career liaisons will be housed at Alpena Community College, Bay de Noc Community College, Delta College, Grand Rapids Community College, Jackson College, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Lansing Community College, Mott Community College, North Central Michigan College, and The Workforce Intelligence Network.

Delta College sees five-game winning streak snapped by winless rival

Dec. 11, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS — Delta College’s winning streak couldn’t survive a road trip.

After five consecutive victories vaulted the Pioneers to the verge of a top-20 NJCAA women’s basketball ranking, they suffered a tough 52-50 setback at previously winless Grand Rapids Community College on Wednesday.

Jackson State scores CB recruit Porter Jr.

Dec. 11, 2013; The Clarion Ledger (Jackson, Miss.)

Robert Porter Jr. first learned of Jackson State through a video his coaches showed.

The video was an ESPN feature on former JSU quarterback Casey Therriault. Porter, a Roseville, Mich., native, played at Grand Rapids Community College, the same program Therriault JSU’s record holder in single-season passing yards (3,791) played at before transferring to Jackson State.

Seats still available in Workforce Training classes

Commit to improve quality through these courses offered through GRCC Workforce Training:

  • Process Failure Modes Effects and Analysis, December 16.
  • Advanced Product Quality Planning and Control Plan, December 16 and 17.
  • Production Part Approval Process, December 17.
  • ISO 9001:2008 Internal Auditor, February 10 and 11, 2014.
  • ISO 13485 Internal Auditor, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. February 17 through 19, 2014.
  • Datum Schemes for GD&T, February 24 and 25.
  • AS 9100 Internal Auditor, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 10 through 12.
  • Statistical Process Control – SPC I, March 12.
  • ISO 14001 Overview, March 31.

Classes are held at Tassell M-TEC, 622 Godfrey Ave. SW. To register, click here. For more information, call 234-3400.

Nominations sought for Heart and Soul awards

The Department of Experiential Learning is coordinating nominations for Michigan Campus Compact

HEART AND SOUL AWARDS which recognize undergraduate and graduate students for their time, effort and personal commitment to their community through service and community engagement.

Please send student’s name, e-mail address, phone number and one or two sentences why this student deserves this award to Leah Kicinski, Experiential Learning Coordinator, by January 15.

Heart and Soul nominees are required to compete a short interest survey to receive their award certificate; MiCC will be in communication with nominated students.

“Michigan Campus Compact (MiCC) promotes the education and commitment of Michigan college students to be civically engaged citizens, through creating and expanding academic, co-curricular and campus-wide opportunities for community service, service-learning and civic engagement (”

Food pantry donations to be collected at holiday breakfast

The annual Employee Breakfast is scheduled for tomorrow from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. The Office of Student Life and Conduct will be at the entrance collecting nonperishable food items for the GRCC Food Pantry. This is typically one of best food drives all year. We hope to continue the success! Please consider bringing any non-perishable food you may have at home or if you want to make a special shopping trip tonight, that will be awesome to the max as well!

It’s the season for giving!