GRCC In the News, 12-17-14

After 57 years on the job, 83-year-old ‘Swiss’ Imfeld retires from the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

Dec. 16, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — After 57 years behind the scenes at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel and its predecessor, the Pantlind Hotel, Franz Swiss Imfeld stood front and center as his colleagues celebrated his career and retirement on Tuesday, Dec. 16.

… Tuesday’s reception in the hotel’s Imperial Ball Room included Swiss-themed dishes and desserts prepared by culinary students at Grand Rapids Community College, where two scholarships are awarded to second-year culinary every year in Imfeld’s name.

Senior Wellness: Increasing Longevity

Dec. 16, 2014; WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM)– Everyone wants to live a nice, long, healthy life. There are some habits that contribute to that. Mike Faber from the Grand Rapids Community College Older Learning Center stopped by the WZZM13 studio to discuss longevity.

Quarterback Casey Therriault thrives in Germany as he leaves his past conviction behind

Dec. 16, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Casey Therriault accepts that his football career — and his life, really — will be judged differently because of a 2009 involuntary manslaughter conviction, but he continues to move forward and succeed as a professional quarterback.

… At 6-foot-3, 210 pounds and a football background that also includes college success at Grand Rapids Community College, Jackson State and then a stop in the Canadian Football League, 25-year-old Therriault would seem worthy of at least a look in an NFL camp.

College notebook: Locals playing MIAA hoops

Dec. 16, 2014; The Battle Creek Enquirer

The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association is the nation’s oldest college conference, with teams annually tapping into local pipelines to keep the league’s talent pool strong.

… The Bruins’ Dec. 18 contest at Marygrove College J.V. has been canceled, with their next game set for Jan. 5 at Grand Rapids CC.

Tracey Lacy becomes Cashiers Office ESP

Tracey Lacy

Tracey Lacy

Please welcome Tracey Lacy to the Cashiers Office as an ESP as Student Financials Customer Service Assistant. Tracey was previously employed in this office for two years. She started in 2012 through the Work-Study Program as an Office Aide. She loved her office so much, she decided to apply for the ESP position when it became available!

In Tracey’s free time, she enjoys cult cinema and art and crafts (she says, “there really is something magical about gluing things to other things”). She has a lot of plants, and she enjoys writing short fiction. Tracey will graduate this semester with her associate degree, and she hopes to pursue her bachelor’s degree in the future!

Vending machine inventories may drop over holidays

As we prepare the campus for the holiday break, we are pulling down inventory that is perishable in vending machines campus wide. This will be a gradual reduction; however, please be aware that there some product shortages will develop as we get closer to the 22nd of the month, when power to all vending equipment will be turned off for the holidays.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.