GRCC In the News, 5-2-14

Mayor George Heartwell to deliver address at GRCC commencement ceremony

May 1, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell will address graduates at Grand Rapids Community College’s commencement ceremony on Friday.

College notes: Davenport pitcher doesn’t know his own strength, becomes a top hurler in WHAC

May 1, 2014; MLive


… Paula Maloley, Grand Rapids Community College: Maloley, who has coached GRCC for 28 years, earned her 700th career win in an 11-5 win over Lake Michigan College on April 28. “I can’t take credit for those wins,” said Maloley, whose team is 12-22 this year. “It’s the players that deserve the credit for winning those games.”

Saints baseball takes two from Indiana Tech

May 1, 2014; MLive

Ft. Wayne, IN- The Aquinas College baseball team won a pair of key WHAC games against Indiana Tech yesterday in Ft. Wayne. The wins improve the Saints’ record to 12-12 in conference play and moved them into fourth place, a game ahead of Madonna. The Saints are 22-19 overall.

… The Saints jumped out to an early lead in game two, scoring five runs in the first two innings. The lead grew to 8-0 before the Warriors scored a combined six runs in the 5th and 6th. Aquinas held on and completed the sweep with a 10-6 win. Kyle Orlowski (Grand Rapids/GRCC) had three hits and three RBI to lead the way for the Saints. All three of Orlowski’s hits were doubles. Brad Slis (Marysville/Marysville) added two hits and Michael Priest (Grand Rapids/Catholic Central) drove in two. Brendan Penny (Grand Rapids/Catholic Central) struck out five while earning the win for the Saints.

Not the usual canoe trip

April 25, 2014; Grand Rapids Business Journal

If the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce ran a canoe-and-kayak rental business on the river downtown, it would probably look a lot like what Jeff and Rita Neumann are doing.

… Jeff, 54, is a retired professor who taught electronics at Grand Rapids Community College. Rita is a physical therapist and also works in quality improvement. Both are longtime outdoor enthusiasts, she as a cycler and equestrian, and he as a river paddler, certified as an instructor by the American Canoe Association.


Raider Salute to Evan Macklin, Campus Activities Board, Danielle Nyland

A HUGE recognition to Evan Macklin, Campus Activities Board and Danielle Nyland for making it possible for the Lakeshore Campus to host its first ever Finals Relaxer Week! Evan and the CAB funded the food and T-shirts, but if it were not for the logistical efforts of Danielle Nyland, this would not have been feasible at all of our locations. The comments received from students and faculty have been nothing but positive. Thank you for making this happen!

GRCC among buyers at May 15 symposium

Suppliers have the chance to meet with procurement professionals from the public sector — and win some prizes — during a “Meet the Buyer” event on May 15.

The Regional Alliance for Diversity in Public Purchasing has organized the symposium, which runs 8:30 a.m. to noon on May 15 in Grand Valley State University’s Loosemore Auditorium.

Alliance member GRCC will be among the buyers represented. Other buyers at the event include the cities of Grand Rapids and Kentwood, Kent County, the state of Michigan, Michigan State University, The Rapid, and the Van Andel Institute. Those attending also can visit resource tables from Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women, the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council, the Minority Business Development Agency Business Center and others.

Sean Huddleston, GVSU’s assistant vice president for strategic implementation, will discuss “Breaking the Barriers; History, Purpose and Tips on Effective Diverse Small Business Development” at 9 a.m.

People interested in attending should register for the event by clicking here. An iPad Air, iPod Touch, and three months of coaching from Partners In Action will be given away during the symposium, and you must be present to win.

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Message from President Ender: Saying Goodbye and Thank You to Provost Gely

A message from President Ender:

This is Provost Gely’s last week at GRCC and I would like your help in saying THANK YOU to her for her exemplary service to the college and to our students. Please take the time to stop by her office, or send her an email wishing her well in her new endeavors at Aquinas, as I know you will miss her as much as I will.