Change Ups: Heys selected for diverse communities scholarship
March 13, 2015; Grand Rapids Business Journal
… The Michigan Economic Development Corp. has awarded a $2.9 million grant to Grand Rapids Community College to purchase equipment for its machine tool, welding, HVAC and automotive programs and its new craft beer program. The grant will be combined with GRCC’s $983,309.41 in matching funds, approximately $700,000 of which was provided by two donors.
The Geek Group and GRCC partner for skilled trades
March 13, 2015; mibiz.com
Grand Rapids-based The Geek Group and Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) have announced a new partnership aimed at preparing students for work in the skilled trades.
GRCC clerical union votes to cut ties with MEA, citing ‘high’ union dues, K-12 focus
March 14, 2015; MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – A Grand Rapids Community College union representing clerical workers has voted to cut ties with the Michigan Education Association, with supporters of the move arguing the MEA’s dues were too expensive.
Nursing supervisor loses discrimination case in white patient’s care at Mary Free Bed
March 13, 2015; MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – A judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by a black nursing supervisor who said she was not allowed to care for a white patient at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital because his family requested no black caregivers.
… Crane, who has a master’s degree in nursing and taught courses at Michigan State University, Grand Rapids Community College, Baker College and Davenport University, also claimed she was subject to discrimination and retaliation when she was not promoted to Director of Education at Mary Free Bed.
LaughFest’s biggest names, familiar faces captured in exhibition by Grand Rapids photographer
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — It isn’t every day a photographer in Grand Rapids gets to shoot people such as Jay Leno or Betty White.
… In the past, Kelly’s photographed Mike Birbiglia in front of the stained glass windows of Fountain Street Church and Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood in Grand Rapids Community College’s Ford Fieldhouse pool during the community-wide festival of seriously funny stuff.
LaughFest 2015’s final weekend: Tickets still available for these shows
March 13, 2015; MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI Gilda’s LaughFest is heading into its final weekend.
… Teams register and begin racing at GRCC Ford Fieldhouse, 111 Lyon St. NE.