GRCC In the News, 4-2-15

West Michigan culinary students gain valuable experience from competitions

April 1, 2015; MLive

Competitions drive excellence within teams and among individuals, but sports are not the only events that hold competitions. West Michigan culinary students were showcasing their skills in two annual events earlier this year. Megan Garstecki represented Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) Secchia Institute for Culinary Education at the “Almost Famous Chef” Competition Northeast Regional in February while the Baker College Culinary Institute of Michigan (CIM) Muskegon team brought home a silver medal from the Michigan 2015 American Culinary Federation (ACF) Student Team State Competition held the end of January.

Highlights for the month of April

April 1, 2015; MLive

… 19. Jewish Theatre Grand Rapids concludes its season with “Death of a Salesman,” currently running at GRCC’s Spectrum Theater, 160 Fountain St. NW. Showtime today is 3 p.m.

Art & Bev’s features tarts, cheesecakes on April 3

Hippity hop!

The Easter Bunny is making a special stop to Art & Bev’s on Friday, April 3rd to drop off a basket full of tarts and cheesecakes! So “hop” on over to pick some up of these fine desserts for your weekend activities. Hurry, before they disappear!

Art & Bev’s will be open at 10:30am on Friday.

Judge Smolenski gives keynote at GRCC Women in Criminal Justice Conference

Last Friday GRCC’s Criminal Justice program hosted a free conference for 100 women in high school and college interested in a criminal justice career.  Judge Sara Smolenski opened the conference with a keynote speech covering topics from diversity to work-life balance,  encouraging attendees to take the less traveled path and represent their community in a career related to criminal justice and the courts.   Several other women in criminal justice fields joined GRCC faculty and staff to network with attendees and give presentations about careers in corrections, the courts, with juveniles, in probation and parole, and in law enforcement.

The panel members were (pictured from left to right); Walker Police Department Chief Catherine Garcia-Lindstrom, Michigan State Police State Trooper Jessica Hemingway, Grand Rapids Police Department Officer Connie Morris, Kent County Police Department Deputy Joy Matthews, Spectrum Health Police Security Angela Hodyna, and Kentwood Police Department Sergeant Stephanie Morningstar.

Representing the criminal justice program at GRCC were GRCC Police Academy Director, Jodi Richhart, Criminal Justice ESP, Rachel Crapo and the GRCC Police Academy female recruits; Abigail Shanahan, Anna Huisman, Megan Stacey, Sarai Ramos, Brittany Allen, Victoria Ward, and Angela Delongchamp.

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