GRCC In the News, 12-15-14

Tom Rademacher: Author squeezes GRCC’s entire 100-year history in captivating book

Dec. 14, 2014; MLive

It’s amazing to fathom how Walt Lockwood was able to squeeze the entire 100-year history of Grand Rapids Community College into fewer than 200 pages.

Dentists donate time for healthier senior smiles

Dec. 12, 2014; WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) — Some local dentists and hygienists donated their time Friday to provide free dental care to more than 50 low-income seniors.

This was the fourth year for Senior Dental Day and the third year Grand Rapids Community College has hosted the event. Participants received free cleanings, any necessary x-rays and follow-up referrals.

Talent 2025 report pegs strengths, weaknesses

Dec. 12, 2014; Grand Rapids Business Journal

An extensive labor market analysis showcases the region’s strengths and the need to bridge potential gaps among education, training and industry demands.

… Other business and education stakeholders represented were Muskegon Community College, Ferris State University, Lake Shore Advantage, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids Community College, Amway, Wolverine Coil Spring and Alliance for Health.

Gov. Snyder Appoints Ramirez-Saenz and Srivastava to the Ferris Board of Trustees

Dec. 12, 2014; Ferris State University news service

LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder has appointed Ana Ramirez-Saenz, of Rockford, and Rupesh Srivastava, of Franklin Village, to serve on the Ferris State University Board of Trustees. Ramirez-Saenz and Srivastava will serve eight-year terms that expire Dec. 31, 2022. Their appointments, effective Jan. 1, 2015, are subject to the confirmation by the Michigan senate.

… Ramirez-Saenz is CEO and owner of La Fuente Consulting LLC. She was previously the assistant product manager, and marketing and training manager in leasing and financial services, for Steelcase Inc. Ramirez-Saenz served as past chair of the Clark Retirement Community Finance Committee, board member and events chair for the Ellington Academy for Arts and Technology, and serves on boards for the Grand Rapids School Foundation, the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids and the Grand Rapids Community College Foundation Board. She earned both a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from the University of Michigan.