GRCC In the News, 4-7-14

Change Ups: GRCC salutes four women

April 4, 2014; Grand Rapids Business Journal

Grand Rapids Community College’s recent Salute to Women awards honored Grand Rapids Public Schools Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal, GRCC juvenile justice major Nicole Bowl, GRCC biological sciences department teacher Beth Foster, and Kathryn K. Mullins, executive deputy to GRCC President Dr. Steven C. Ender and liaison to the board of trustees. The women were honored during the 16th annual ceremony sponsored by GRCC’s Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Diversity Learning Center.

Behind the kitchen door…Q&A Jared Miller

April 4, 2014; MLive

Having worked his way up the Amway Grand Plaza culinary ladder, Executive Chef Jared Miller began sharing his playful, yet humble skill set at the Gilmore Collection about ten years ago. His main base is at The B.O.B., but he does occasionally find his way to the other Gilmore Collection restaurants. This family man loves ethnic foods and flavors and feels a deep connection between food and music yet enjoys the simplicity of a good cup of coffee… and a bowl of cereal. Taste the symphonic influence of this culinary architect as he continues learning and growing.

Culinary education: Hard Knocks. I worked in restaurants in South Haven during summers in high school, and then enrolled in GRCC’s culinary program. But school wasn’t my thing, so I opted out, landed a job at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, worked and moved my way up the ladder in almost every site over the course of seven years. This is the base of my education, along with a lot of ambition and self-teaching through playing with a lot of different things in those kitchens as often as I wanted. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to work with a lot of very talented chefs there. Of course, I am still learning daily.

GVSU blanks ODU twice, sweeps series

April 6, 2014; The Lanthorn (GVSU student newspaper)

The No. 17 Grand Valley State University baseball team outscored Ohio Dominican University 21-4 in a three-game sweep over the weekend as a trio of junior college transfers paved the way for 10-0, 2-0 and 9-4 Laker wins.

… Grand Rapids Community College transfer Aaron Jensen (4-2) followed up Nietfeldt’s impressive performance by giving up just two hits in 5.2 scoreless innings.

Stipends available for faculty workshops

GRCC Faculty are invited to participate in the Midwest Institute for International and Intercultural Education summer workshops.

Twenty-three $1,000 stipends are available for:

  • Food, Water and Quality of Life (August 4-8, 2014)
  • Global Firms, Labor, and Development (August 11-15, 2014)
  • East and Southeast Asia (August 18-22, 2014)

There is savings of $100 in registration fees, if faculty apply/register before May 1st. Click here or contact Aleta Anderson at 234-4879 for more information.

Radiology Technology students host fundraiser

The Radiology Technology class of 2015 is hosting a pop can fundraiser through the end of the semester. Proceeds from the fundraiser will be used towards our graduating class’ pinning ceremony and a state board preparation seminar. Bagged pop cans, bottle slips, or money can be dropped off at 502 College Park Plaza with Julie Lackscheide or Deb Nordman Monday through Thursday until April 25.

Purple ribbons support Week of the Young Child

April 6th-12th is The Week of the Young Child! The Week of the Young Child is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The purpose of the Week of the Young Child is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs.

Take a moment this week to recognize the early childhood professionals in your life! Stop by Room 266 Main and grab a purple ribbon to wear in recognition and support of Week of the Young Child/Month of the Young Child!