GRCC In the News, 4-9-14

I want to be a Marine

April 7, 2014; Grand Haven Tribune

Spring Lake High School graduate Jessica Street said she’s always been interested in the military, but her primary goal is to be a nurse.

…” I consider myself adventurous. I like doing different things,” said the current Grand Rapids Community College student.

MLive Grand Rapids Press reporters earn national award for series on college remediation rates

April 8, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — MLive Grand Rapids Press education reporters Monica Scott and Brian McVicar landed an honor in a national competition for their series that exposed high rates of students needing remediation in college. The series also put a spotlight on local efforts to address the problem.
(This article links to a GRCC article)

Former Portland St. Patrick standout adjusting to life in college

April 8, 2014; Ionia Sentinel-Standard

PORTLAND — It didn’t take former Portland St. Patrick standout Collin Lay very long to realize the differences between high school and college baseball.
It became noticeable the first time Lay took the mound as a member of the Grand Rapids Community College baseball team.

Hope rewind: Flying Dutchmen golf wins at Quail Ridge

April 8, 2014; The Holland Sentinel

Holland, Mich. — The Hope men’s golf team took first at the five-team Furniture City Classic at Quail Ridge on Tuesday. Hope’s Ben Lanting led the way to finish first after shooting a 69. Evan Telzerow and Winton Munch finished tied for fourth with 75s.
The Flying Dutchmen shot 295 as a team. Grand Rapids Community College was second (302), Calvin College was third (317) and Aquinas (336) and Davenport (350) rounded out the field.

Know a high school student interested in Chemistry?

The Physical Sciences Department, in collaboration with the National Science Foundation,  is offering two free Forensic Chemistry Camps during the summer of 2014.
The goal of the camps is to provide Grand Rapids area high school students who have an interest in science with the opportunity to use analytical instrumentation in an inquiry based forensic chemistry experience. As part of the camp, students will use gel electrophoresis, high-performance liquid chromatography, gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, and other methods of analysis to find the perpetrator of a simulated arson crime.
The camps will be held in the Science Center July 7th-11th and July 14th-18th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (1:00 p.m. on Fridays). Early applications are encouraged. Enrollment is limited to 18 students per camp and last year they were over capacity. Apply here!

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TRiO students, peer mentors and advisors awarded for excellence

Congratulations to the TRiO students, peer mentors and advisors who were awarded for their excellence on campus at the GRCC Student Leadership Awards on Friday, April 4.

Anna Maria Clark received the Jerry Benham Award. This award honors an employee who has demonstrated outstanding involvement in student activities on campus. Anna Maria is an advisor for the TRiO/Student Support Services program. The TRiO program serves students who are first generation and income eligible.

Todd Johnson won the Martin Luther King Jr. Award. TRiO students Sean Smith, London Nathan, and Todd Johnson were nominated. The purpose of this award is to honor exemplify the spirit of Martin Luther King through community involvement and campus life.

Yolanda Cruz-Olguin won the Benham Service and Civic Engagement Award. Yolanda is a peer mentor for the TRiO/SSS program. The purpose of this award is to honor a student who has been active, involved, and shown leadership in service and civic engagement initiatives.

Ashley Fox, another Peer Mentor for the TRiO/SSS program, was nominated for the Cedric and Sandy Ward Award. The purpose of this award is to honor a student that demonstrates outstanding leadership skills throughout the community or College

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Join preschoolers in marking Pajama Day

To celebrate the Month of the Young Child, the GRCC Preschool will be hosting a pajama day on Thursday, April 10th! Staff, students, and children across campus are encouraged wear their pajamas that day to support and encourage donations of new or gently used pajamas to benefit Bethany Christian Services. Donation boxes will be located both at the Preschool and in the Child Development/Education Office (266 Main).

Most of the children in need are in the foster care system and are waiting to be reunited with their family or adopted by a family. This project will highlight the importance of healthy social and emotional development for all children by allowing these children to feel safe and secure in their own pajamas. Larger sized pajamas (children’s sizes 6-12) are in higher demand, we will accept any size.

Thank you in advance for your participation!