GRCC In the News, 4-25-14

What do the feds know about your car?

April 24, 2014; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — On Thursday, General Motors reported its worst financial results in more than four years, with its profit falling 86 percent to $125 million. That comes after a $1.3 billion charge to cover a series of recalls announced since early February.

… “It’s important for consumers, it’s important for professional technicians to be able to look up information and make sure that they’re using all the resources available to them,” said Chad Lodenstein a professor of automotive technology at Grand Rapids Community College.

College notes: GVSU’s Ethan Barnes setting records by leaps and bounds

April 24, 2014; MLive


… Tommy Enslen, Cornerstone University: Enslen was 2-for-3 with an RBI in a a 5-4 loss to Lourdes on April 19. The junior outfielder (Middleville/GRCC) leads the Golden Eagles (14-20) with a .378 batting average.

Flanagan Golf Outing supports scholarships

The 31st Michael Flanagan Golf Outing

Thursday, May 22nd

1:00 p.m. – Shot-Gun Start

The Flanagan Golf Outing is less than 4 weeks away. If you haven’t gotten your foursome together yet, don’t wait! We don’t want you to miss out on this opportunity to have fun and play some golf, but most importantly, support student scholarships. Visit our website for the registration form and more information, or please contact Erin Cisler at x3931 or

Flanagan raffle tickets are also now for sale from the following individuals:

  • David Anderson
  • Erin Cisler
  • Tina Hoxie
  • Don MacKenzie
  • Scott Martin
  • Kurt Meinders
  • Danelle Sedore
  • David Selmon
  • Jim VanDokkumburg
  • Laurie Witczak

Raffle Prizes:

  • 1st Prize: Airfare for 2
  • 2nd Prize: Office Chair
  • 3rd Prize: Dinner for 8 @ McCabe Marlowe

Much More!

Tickets: 3 for $5

The raffle will take place on May 22nd at approximately 7:00 p.m. at Boulder Creek Golf Club. You do not have to be present to win. All proceeds from the event will go to support student scholarships.

Donations sought for foster care children

Children entering foster care often arrive with no belongings.

D. A. Blodgett­­—St. John’s tries to give each child a “care bag” containing items they can immediately call their own upon moving into their foster home. The information below provides suggestions on how to organize care bags. Generally, it is helpful to fill a back pack or duffel bag with the items.

The Grants and Resource Development Department is collecting items for D. A. Blodgett—St. John’s home. Our goal is to put together 100 foster kids care bags for our community service project in celebration of GRCC’s 100th year.

We will be collecting the items listed below between May 1st and July 31st, 2014.

Special Need-Baby Bags Suggested Contents:

  • diapers/wipes.
  • bibs.
  • 1 outfit.
  • baby bath.
  • receiving blanket.
  • onesies.
  • socks.
  • sleeper.
  • baby lotion.
  • baby washcloths.

General Care Bag Suggested Contents:

It is helpful to create bags for ages 2-4, 3-5, and 6-9, for girls and boys

  • 2 pair socks (or package).
  • 2 pair of underwear (or package) (older boys prefer boxers).
  • sweat suit or pajamas.
  • backpacks or duffel bags.
  • soap/shampoo.
  • comb/brush.
  • deodorant.
  • toothpast/toothbrushes.
  • feminine hygiene products for teenage girls.
  • age-appropriate toy, stuffed animal, game or other fun item.

Contact: Delicia Wilondja at x2122 or with questions or if you need more information.

Drop off location: Grants and Resource Development Department, College Park Plaza-Annex.


Radiology Technology students organize 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.