GRCC In the News, 8-7-14

‘Grand Cocktail’ kicks off upcoming Restaurant Week Grand Rapids

Aug. 6, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Imagine staring at 21 cocktails and thinking, “I have to try each one!”

… As part of the event, $1 from each meal sold goes toward student scholarships to Grand Rapids Community College’s Secchia Institute for Culinary Education. In 5 years, the school is expected to bring in more than $100,000.

Families can learn together at free science event

Aug. 6, 2014; WOOD TV

HASTINGS, Mich. (WOOD) — Some folks are a little afraid of spiders and bugs, but creepy crawlies can actually be interesting and useful! That’s what students from the Grand Rapids Community College are teaching families during Family Science Night at Pierce Cedar Creek Institute!

Brownlee, Yorke swing way to crowns

Aug. 5, 2014; Battle Creek Enquirer

As their rounds unfolded while competing in the lead 18-hole threesome at Tuesday’s annual City Junior Golf Championship at Binder Park, Nate Brownlee and Matt Alderink sort of figured that the boys’ overall title was either one of theirs to claim.

… “Today, the way I was playing, 72 was a good round but not a great one,” said Brownlee, 18, who attended Kellogg Community College for a year and will now soon have a tryout for the Grand Rapids CC men’s golf squad.

Central Michigan quarterbacks Cooper Rush, Cody Kater thriving in friendly camp competition

Aug. 6, 2014; The Morning Sun (Mount Pleasant)

Let’s backtrack to Aug. 21, 2013.

… (Cody) Kater, now going into his third year at Central Michigan after previously spending time at Cincinnati and Grand Rapids Community College, has talked plenty over the past couple of years about finally feeling comfortable at a school rather than bouncing around from one place to the next.

100 Ways to Give: school supplies for ABO


ABO_07_2013_029The Diversity Learning Center, Office of Equity Affairs and the Older Learner Center are collaborating to collect items for students in the campus’s Alpha Beta Omega World Leaders Society.

If you would like to donate, please drop off any of the following items to the Diversity Learning Center in room 119 of the Learning Commons:

  • three-hole punch.
  • backpacks.
  • binders.
  • calculators.
  • calendars.
  • dress socks.
  • flash drives.
  • highlighters.
  • notebooks.
  • notebook dividers.
  • pens or pencils.
  • planners.
  • rulers.
  • staplers.

To see the full list of projects, click here. When getting involved don’t forget to share it on social media by using #GRCC100years and #100waystogive on Twitter and Instagram, and “Grand Rapids Community College” on Facebook.