GRCC In the News, 9-29-14

Inside Track: Chef turns his focus to teaching life skills to local youths

Sept. 26, 2014; Grand Rapids Business Journal

The charred remains of Tommy Fitzgerald’s boyhood home have served as an unlikely spark for helping to steer teens lives in a constructive direction and the reason he recently closed his downtown café.

… Kitchen Sage’s six-month after-school mentorship for teens is held inside the Basilica of Saint Adalbert’s kitchen. It includes internships and externships, such as learning to serve as a host, wait tables at a local eatery, or work with social media. Upon completion, the teens can earn a ServSafe Food Handler Certification and potentially a scholarship to Grand Rapids Community College’s culinary program or some other higher learning institute.

Will $50,000 in ArtPrize Artist Seed Grants alter the course of the $560,000 competition?

Sept. 29, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — ArtPrize, the world’s largest art prize, has the clout to change lives with its twin $200,000 grand prizes.

… Tracy Snelling, who entered “The Stranger,” a short film about a man who wanders the world, found the opportunity to be in ArtPrize would give him the nudge to complete the project. His work is on view at Grand Rapids Community College’s Collins Art Gallery.

Library love story leads to handmade business

Sept. 28, 2014; MLive

Sometimes handmade business partnerships start in the most unlikely ways.

… “What Marianne is leaving out… is that she basically had never made a terrarium in her life was very inspired and then decided ‘I’m going to start a terrarium business,’ stopped her job and started up Bird and Feather,” explained (Sean) Maginity, a Grand Rapids Community College grad.

Skippers go 1-3 at Raider Invitational

Sept. 28, 2014; The Times Herald (Port Huron)

GRAND RAPIDS — The St. Clair County Community College volleyball team went 1-3 on the weekend at the Grand Rapids CC Raider Invitational.

Unfinished business: Sanderson Jr. picks up where Sr. left off

Sept. 28, 2014; The Times Herald (Port Huron)

DeAngielo Sanderson Sr. is reliving his dream.

… Sanderson Sr. averaged a school record 10.7 yards per carry his junior year while electrifying fans at Memorial Stadium. But he suffered an injury early in his senior season and attended Grand Rapids Community College, where they changed him to a cornerback. He said he rebelled when moved and only lasted one season before returning home.

Grand Rapid Area Chamber of Commerce PAC endorses in GRCC, school board races

Sept. 26, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (PAC), the Friends of West Michigan Business, endorsed Friday, Sept. 2, for the first time in the races for the Grand Rapids Board of Education and Grand Rapids Community College Board of Trustees.

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