GRCC In the News, 2-21-14

Local college, university to offer exercise science program

Feb. 21, 2014; The Holland Sentinel

Holland, Mich. — Grand Rapids Community College and Grand Valley State University recently signed an agreement to help students transfer to GVSU’s clinical exercise science program. Students can complete the first two years of the exercise science program at GRCC, finish at GVSU and earn a bachelor’s degree. GRCC courses offer instruction in exercise, nutrition, weight control and stress management. Students will also learn how to improve workplace safety and wellness practices. For more information:;

Center of African American Art: Black history is everyone’s history

Feb. 21, 2014; The Holland Sentinel

Holland, Mich. — Holland’s Center of African American Art & History is a bit misunderstood.

… The largest gallery currently hosts (through March) “Haiku Middle Passage,” a text-and-art installation by Grand Rapids Community College English Professor Mursulata Muhammad. She sent haikus to various artists asking for visual responses, and the topics range from the U.S. slavery experience to modern-day human trafficking.

College notes: Joel Rietsema goes from MIAA’s top 800 runner to one of the guys at GVSU track

Feb. 20, 2014; MLive


… Sara Karamol, Grand Rapids Community College: She scored 15 points in a 68-51 win over Ancilla College on Feb. 15. Karamol (Rockford), a 5-foot-9 freshman forward, averages 8.9 points and 8.0 rebounds for the Raiders (7-13, 6-6 MCCAA). In that win, teammate Danielle Harrison (GR Forest Hills Northern) had 12 points and 13 rebounds.


… Mike Cupples, Grand Rapids Community College: GRCC, coached by Cupples, is ranked 17th in the NJCAA Division II preseason poll. The Raiders, who won the NJCAA Region XII Tournament and qualified for the National Tournament last year, finished the season with a 28-28 record.

Heritage offers lunch special

Today will be the last day of service for this seven weeks. We will reopen on March 18th. Any staff member who comes in for lunch today, February 21st, will receive either a complimentary cup of coffee OR dessert, your choice. You may call 3700 or make reservations on line.

Students look forward to serving you in our classroom.

Advanced Manufacturing Series continues

GRCC’s Advanced Manufacturing Series is an introduction or update for those in manufacturing or interested in manufacturing. You may take one workshop or a combination of workshops.

Upcoming courses include:

  • Basic Metrology – Using Precision Measurement Tools (CORE) — 7-11 a.m. March 5. To register, click here.
  • Problem Solving – 8 Steps and 5 Whys Overview (CORE) — 7-11 a.m. February 26. To register, click here.
  • Working Better in Teams (elective) — 7-11 a.m. April 2. To register, click here.
  • Sustainability – Greening the Workplace (elective) — 7-9 a.m. March 26. To register, click here.
  • Quality Products and Quality Management Systems (elective) — 9:30-11:30 a.m. March 26. To register, click here.
  • Statistical Process Control – SPC 1 (elective) — 7-11 a.m. March 12. To register, click here.
  • Statistical Process Control – SPC 2 (elective) — 7-11 a.m. March 19. To register, click here.

Hispanic Student Organization members attend leadership conference

Francisco Ramirez and Jose Mora took seven members of the Hispanic Student Organization to the 2014 United States Hispanic Leadership Institute Conference last weekend in Chicago. USHLI is a national, nonprofit, nonpartisan and tax-exempt organization that organizes and conducts leadership development programs in 40 states.

The students who attended were HSO members Flora Garcia (President), Christoffer Ramirez (Vice President), Yadira So (Treasurer), Gabriel Stapert (Secretary), Yolanda Cruz-Olguin, Andrea Valazquez and Manuel Uribe. The group met one of our former U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Antonia Novello.

GRCC was approached by other institutions’ student groups to engage in projects to create a network of information for Latin@ students.

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GRCC to host lecture by physics professor

GRCC’s Diversity Learning Center and the physical science and math departments are teaming up to present a lecture by Ronald L. Mallett, a physics professor at the University of Connecticut. At 7 p.m. February 26, he will lecture on “Time Traveler: A Scientist’s Personal Mission to Make Time Travel a Reality.”