GRCC In the News, 4-21-15

Schmoldt among society teachers of the year

April 20, 2015; The Star (Sun Prairie, Wis.)

The Madison College Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society for Two-Year Colleges recently announced that Sun Prairie resident Brian Schmoldt and Susan Hunt have been selected as the 2015 Distinguished Teachers of the Year by the Madison College student body.

… Schmoldt received his MBA in Finance/Investments/Banking at the UW-Madison, a BA in accounting from Michigan State University and an associates degree from Grand Rapids Community College.

Aquinas track & field finds success at Al Owens Classic

April 20, 2015; MLive

Allendale, MI- The Aquinas College track & field teams continued their strong showing this season at a Saturday stop in Allendale. The Saints traveled west to compete at the annual Al Owens Classic hosted by Grand Valley State University.

… The women’s hurdlers also performed well as Tori DeSira (14.05) and Erika Heston (14.44) placed second and fourth in 100 meter hurdles, respecitvely. Heston’s (Haslett/Haslett) personal best improved her #4 performance on the Saints’ All-Time List. DeSira (DeWitt/GRCC) also grabbed a second in the 400 meter hurdles in a time of 63.49. Tori’s time automatically qualified her for Nationals and now ranks her second on the Saints’ All-Time List.

Bookstore holds two-day sale

The GRCC Bookstore is having at 2 Day Flash Sale!

Tuesday, April 21 and Wednesday, April 22

25% off the following items!

  • All Clearance Items!
  • All shorts and t-shirts
  • All hats
  • Backpacks, bags and totes
  • All Drinkware
  • All GRCC logo’d notebooks, binders & folders
  • All Backpacks, Bags and Totes
  • Student Reference and Bargain Books

Applications being accepted for Forensic Science Chemistry Camp

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADo you know a high school student interested in science?  Tell them about the free Forensic Chemistry Summer Camp at GRCC this summer.  Openings are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, so encourage them to apply today!

The physical sciences department, in collaboration with the National Science Foundation, created the camp to provide area high school students with the opportunity to use instruments such as gel electrophoresis, infrared spectroscopy and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry to tackle the chemistry in a simulated “crime.”

This summer’s camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Fridays, in two sessions: July 6 to 10 and July 13 to 17. Enrollment is limited to 18 students per session, and Batten warned that openings disappear quickly. For a camp application, click here. Students must also write a 300- to 400-word essay that addresses why they are interested in science, why they would like to attend the camp and what role they think science will play in their future career.

Applications will be accepted until spots are filled; you will be notified about camp acceptance by email within one week of the application being received. Completed application packets should be sent to: Jennifer Batten, Physical Sciences Department, GRCC, 143 Bostwick Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. More detailed camp information will be sent to attendees in mid-June.

Valley City Linen gives scholarships to two SICE students

Congratulations to SICE students Rebecca Peterman and Jenika Turnquist, who each received a $1,000 scholarship from Valley City Linen. There were 30 applicants for this year’s scholarships.

Valley City Linen has been a great industry partner with our program and college for many decades. The company also received the American Culinary Federation’s annual Purveyor of the Year award in February.

Scholarship winners Rebecca Peterman and Jenika Turnquist with Don MacKenzie, of the GRCC Foundation; Dan Gendler, SICE program director; and Jeff Jeltema, owner of Valley City Linen.

Scholarship winners Rebecca Peterman and Jenika Turnquist with Don MacKenzie, of the GRCC Foundation; Dan Gendler, SICE program director; and Jeff Jeltema, owner of Valley City Linen.

Retirement celebration set for April 29

It’s celebration time!

The Counseling and Career Center, Disability and Occupational Support, and Student Support Services are losing some great colleagues this spring! Come wish Jenny Keesen, Karen Murphy, Fatima Nieves, and Paul Phifer well as they embark on the next stages of their lives!

April 29, 2015

Multipurpose Room, Room 234

Student Center

1 to 3 pm

Golf outing supports scholarships

GRCC Scholarship Golf Outing

Wednesday, May 20, 2105

Thousand Oaks Golf Club

New Name!

New Date!

New Location!

The name, the date, and the location may be changing, but the price is still the same as last year! Join us for an afternoon of golf and supporting student scholarships at Thousand Oaks Golf Club.

Golfer Rates:

  • Individual Golfer – $200.
  • Alumni Golfer – $150 (an alumni is anyone that has completed 30 credits or more).

Register today, as space is limited. Visit our website here for registration forms and for more information.

Also, don’t forget about buying raffle tickets.

Great raffle packages include:

  • Airfare for two.
  • Jaguar weekend lease & JW Marriott package.
  • Dinner for eight at the McCabe-Marlowe House

And many more prizes!

Tickets: 3 for $5. The raffle will take place on May 20th from 7-9 p.m. at the Thousand Oaks Golf Club. Winners need not be present to win. Proceeds support Student Scholarships.

Tickets are available from the following individuals:

  • Dave Anderson
  • Stacey Bush
  • Erin Cisler
  • Tina Hoxie
  • Don MacKenzie
  • Scott Martin
  • Kurt Meinders
  • Danelle Sedore
  • David Selmon
  • Jim VanDokkumburg
  • Laurie Witczak