GRCC In the News, 9-25-14

Former President Jimmy Carter On Gay Rights: Jesus Christ Never Discriminated Against Anyone

Sept. 24, 2014;

A packed college auditorium roared with applause when former President Jimmy Carter took a stand for gay rights.

When asked about his views on human rights and the LGBT community, Carter schooled the crowd at Michigan’s Grand Rapids Community College with some of his Christian theology.

Seasoned chemist on the staff at Grayling High School

Sept. 24, 2014 Crawford County Avalanche

As a chemist who reached commercial success at the top of his field, Dr. Greg Schmidt could have punched his ticket to anywhere in the world to take a step up the career ladder, but there is no other place he’d rather be than in high school.

… Schmidt served as adjunct professor at Grand Rapids Community College, where he learned the gap between what students are taught in high school and what they are expected to know in college is huge for various reasons.

Five local galleries showcase ArtPrize entries

Sept. 24, 2014;

With over 174 venues participating in ArtPrize this year, five of them exist as exhibiting galleries year round within the ArtPrize boundaries.

… GRCC Collins Art Gallery (143 Bostwick N.E.) has been a venue since the first ArtPrize and is hosting seven ArtPrize entries this year encompassing mixed media pieces, video, surrealist and archival photography, paintings, ceramics and pottery.

School district surveying community about superintendent, district

Sept. 24, 2014; MLive

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, MI – Northview Public Schools is surveying district residents on the performance of Superintendent Mike Paskewicz.

… The annual survey announced Tuesday, Sept. 23, will remain open for approximately three weeks. Results of the survey will be shared in December 2014. Paskewicz, hired in July 2009, is a candidate for the Grand Rapids Community College Board of Trustees but intends to remain superintendent if elected on Nov. 4.

Learn about health-care programs in October

You can learn about GRCC’s health-care programs and get your questions answered at an information session 4 p.m. October 13 at Tassell M-TEC.

Health Certification Programs that will be covered in this information session are:

  • Medical Assistant
  • Personal Trainer
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Phlebotomy

All information sessions are free, and you are under no obligation to enroll in a course when you attend these sessions. To register, click here.

Blood Drive (Michigan Blood) Coming Soon

The Campus Activities Board is hosting a blood drive on Wednesday, October 8th. It will be held in the Student Center Multi-Purpose Room from 8 am to 4 pm. If you are interested in donating blood, please contact Evan Macklin( via email with your preferred appointment time. Appointment times are done on 15 minute intervals. You should expect the process to take 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Michigan Blood sponsors a pizza for pints program with Papa Johns, so all participants that attempt to donate will receive a coupon for a free 1-large topping pizza from Papa Johns. Yum!