GRCC In the News, 2-25-14

GRCC partners with other community colleges on transfer agreement for automotive technology programs

Feb. 24, 2014; News International

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Grand Rapids Community College has joined four other state community colleges to offer transfer opportunities to students in automotive technology programs.

5 Michigan community colleges to let automotive students transfer among the schools

Feb. 22, 2014; The Republic (Columbus, Ind.)

LANSING, Michigan — Five Michigan community colleges are partnering on a pilot program to let students in automotive technology programs transfer among the schools without losing credits or having to repeat course work.

Delta College, Grand Rapids Community College, Lansing Community College, Montcalm Community and Mott Community Colleges have signed the agreement. It was announced Friday by Nigel Francis, the state’s senior automotive adviser.

(This was an Associated Press article that also appeared in Michigan Radio, USA Today and

Executive chef to take over ownership of Campus Grill

Feb. 22, 2014; The Chronicle-Telegram (Lorain County, Ohio)

Starting in June, Campus Grill will have a new owner as Frank Butcher officially takes over the business from his good friend and mentor, Nick Patouhas.

… “I knew that’s what I wanted to do, and at 15 I started as a line cook on third shift Friday and Saturday nights. After high school I went to college to major in culinary arts at Grand Rapids Community College in Michigan. I never did anything else.”

Physics professor to speak at GRCC on February 26

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 talk lecture on “Time Traveler: A Scientist’s Personal Mission to Make Time Travel a Reality.”