GRCC In the News, 7-15-14

GRCC celebrates 100 years with 100 Ways to Give

July 14, 2014; The Holland Sentinel

Holland, Mich. — Grand Rapids Community College’s faculty and staff are celebrating the school’s 100th anniversary with 100 Ways to Give, a series of service projects to aid community organizations that help area veterans, kids and others in need.

Education system ‘missing the boat’ with more than 70,000 well-paying jobs on the table in Michigan

July 14, 2014; MLive

At Metal Flow in Holland, company officials wish they could clone workers like Kyle Hubers.

… In West Michigan, manufacturers pay workers to earn a one- or two-year degree in manufacturing at Grand Rapids Community College while they earn on the job as apprentices.

Story Matters: Jessica Blair compares life at Degage to her home in Heritage Hill

July 14, 2014; therapidian.org

The Rapidian’s story fort was collecting our community’s stories at the Movies in the Park in Ah Nab Awen Park on July 11. Jessica Blair, who moved here from Texas to study culinary arts at GRCC, was homeless for the first months in our city. She describes life in her first neighborhood on Division Street and life now, in an apartment in Heritage Hill as she continues her studies.

NOBLE Conference: Over 1 Thousand Law Enforcement Executives in Grand Rapids

July 14, 2014; WZZM

At least 1,200 command-level officials and community leaders from local, state and federal agencies are expected to attend the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) Annual National Training Conference and Exhibition this week, right here in downtown Grand Rapids., July 12-16 at DeVos Place Convention Center.

… Over 200 students from West Michigan will have the opportunity to dialogue with law enforcement, discuss potential career opportunities, and tour the campuses of Grand Rapids Community College and Grand Valley State University’s downtown campus. In addition, one local Grand Rapids Public Schools student will receive a $2,000 scholarship, on behalf of NOBLE.

GRCC Employees on the Move: through July 15, 2014

Please welcome our new employees and congratulate those who have moved and been promoted.

WELCOME TO GRCC!

Orletta Caldwell

Assistant Professor, Business, Office Administration, Tenure Track

Effective Date: August 21, 2014

 

Billy Joel “Joe” Perez

Educational Training Specialist, MCAM Grant

Effective Date: June 23, 2014

 

Steve Putt

Librarian, Web Reference

Effective Date: August 21, 2014

 

Matt Sicilia

Cross Country Coach

Effective Date: July 11, 2014

 

EMPLOYEES ON THE MOVE

 

Gayl Beals

From: Full Time Temporary Contract

To: Assistant Professor, Automotive, Job Training

Effective Date: July 1, 2014

 

Sophia Brewer

From: Adjunct Instructor

To: Librarian, Collections, Serial, Reference
Effective Date: August 21, 2014

 

Erin Busscher

From: Articulation Transfer Coordinator

To: Assistant Professor/Academic Advisor

Effective Date: July 1, 2014

 

Colleen Copus

From: Full Time Temporary Contract

To: Lab Coordinator, Math

Effective Date: July 1, 2014

 

Kerri Davis

From: Full Time Temporary Contract

To: Assistant Professor, Child Development

Effective Date: August 21, 2014

 

Claudia Galves

From: Michigan Works

To: ESP, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Dental and Radiologic Technology

Effective Date: 7-7-14

 

Daniel Groh

From: Adjunct Instructor

To: Assistant Professor,Chemistry

Effective Date: August 21, 2014

 

Mark Jasonowicz

From: Full Time Temporary Contract

To: Assistant Professor, Business

Effective Date: August 21, 2014

 

Laura Kennett

From: Adjunct Instructor

To: Assistant Professor, Exercise Science

Effective Date: August 21, 2014

 

Jennifer Keessen

From: Full Time Temporary Contract

To: Assistant Professor/Counselor

Effective Date: August 21, 2014

 

Jennifer Knauf

From: Temporary Contract

To: Assistant Professor, Business

Effective Date: August 21, 2014

 

Julie Lackscheide

From: Full Time Temporary Contract

To: Assistant Professor, Radiologic Technology

Effective Date: August 21, 2014

 

Daniel Nyhof

From: Adjunct Instructor

To: Assistant Professor/Counselor, Lakeshore Campus

Effective Date: July 1, 2014

 

Drew Rosema

From: Adjunct Instructor

To: Assistant Professor, Computer Information Systems

Effective Date: August 21, 2014

 

Sophie Rubin

From: Full Time Temporary Contract

To: Assistant Professor, Psychology

Effective Date: August 21, 2014

 

Nate Spahn

From: Full Time Temporary Contract

To: Assistant Professor, Machine Tool

Effective Date: August 21, 2014

 

Lynnell Talbert

From: Adjunct Instructor

To: Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice

Effective Date: August 21, 2014

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO GRCC!

 

Marybeth Beighley

Staff Development

Effective Date: July 11, 2014

 

Dominic Dorsey

Provost Office

Effective Date: June 20, 2014

 

Ruben Duran

Michigan Works

Effective Date: May 30, 2014

 

Patricia Empie

Nursing

Effective Date: May 3, 2014

 

Greg Fessenden
Applied Technology

Effective Date: May 3, 2014

 

Stephanie Forest

Financial Aid

Effective Date: June 27, 2014

 

Gilda Gely

Provost

Effective Date: May 17, 2014

 

Lisa Rabey

Library

Effective Date: June 30, 2014

 

Jorge Sanchez

Culinary Education

Effective Date: May 3, 2014

 

Peggy Schoenborn

Business

Effective Date: May 3, 2014

 

Angela Shuart

Nursing

Effective Date: May 3, 2014

 

Karen Stanfield

Nursing

Effective Date: June 27, 2014

 

Bethann Talsma

Business

Effective Date: May 3, 2014

 

Seth York

Counseling

Effective Date: June 30, 2014

 

On June 30, GRCC’s contract with Michigan Works! ended, and we had to say goodbye to some very good friends and colleagues. A special thank-you and best wishes go out to:

Atricia Banks    

Sandra Hamilton  

Melissa Lancaster

Anny Cuculista   

Debra Kermeen (through 7/31)  

Maria Martinez

Patrick Coleman  

Regina Kneeland-Harrington  

Karen Riggs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weight-lifting basics class starts July 16

Are you intimidated by the idea weight lifting? Would you like to attend a basic 101 class that you can learn how to safely lift weights to tone and sculpt your muscles? Adjunct instructor Lee McLaughlin is starting a 6-week class on Wednesday evenings that will teach the basics of weight training for all levels.

This class will meet for 6 weeks in the Fieldhouse Balcony from 5:30 – 6:30. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Class dates: July 16 – August 20, 2014