Cookie battle to benefit student food pantry

Come one come all to sample the amazing baking skills of Amy Koning, Jodie Boelens, Colleen Copus, Sara Dorer, Tina Hoxie, Frank Minervini, Jane Mohr, Lori Cook, Ric Underhile, and Jill Woller-Sullivan!!

They’ll be classics like Peanut Butter, Oatmeal, and of course Chocolate Chip. Your pallet will also be pleased by new creations from the 10 competitors to include Peppermint Patties, Butterscotch/Coconut, as well as the infamous Cowboy Cookie!!!!

The time is 11:00-1:00 pm Wednesday in the Raider Grill. Be prepared to donate some change for your favorite!! ALL proceeds will benefit the GRCC Food Pantry 🙂

GRCC In the News, 6-17-14

Michigan Works begins consolidating offices

June 17, 2014; WZZM

KENT COUNTY, Mich. (WZZM) — The local Michigan Works office is making some changes.

… The offices will no longer employ about 65 of the people that it subcontracted through Grand Rapids Community College and Ross Employment services, though most will be rehired by Michigan Works, it may be at a lower pay.

Grand Rapids schools puts pay-to-play sports on table, whittles $13.5 million deficit

June 16, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Grand Rapids Public Schools will spend nearly $7.5 million from its cash reserves and look at implementing pay-to-play sports as part of a solution to a budget deficit that once stood at $13.5 million.

… Sam Jones Darling, who is enrolled at Grand Rapids Community College and has a sister in the district, asked about GRPS pursuing nonprofit and corporate dollars to bolster its resources. Jones Darling also asked that the administration consider reducing the six figure salaries of some top administrators.

Husband and wife team up to launch Hides and Stitches, a leather goods business

June 15, 2014; MLive

When Dan Garbowitz decided to add a full-grain leather belt to his wardrobe, he started shopping around. The one he liked was $105, so he decided to get creative.

… “I have a master’s degree in math education and that’s my first love,” said Dan, who moonlights as an adjunct professor at Grand Rapids Community College.

Police Academy visit means parking changes

The Metro High School Police Academy will be visiting the Devos Campus on Wednesday, June 18. There will be several police cruisers, armored vehicles and mobile command vehicles from area police agencies parked in the lot between the Mable Engle and Lettinga buildings from 7 A.M. to 4 P.M.. We are asking all students and staff members who normally park in this lot to park in the parking structure or the surface lot on the North side of the Sneden building. We will have Police Recruits from GRCC’s Police Academy on site to assist with traffic on the day of the event. Please contact Officer Bo Peters at ext. 3743 with any questions. We appreciate your assistance.