GRCC In the News, 5-4-15

Not Your Older Sister’s Career Fair

May 1, 2015; (Kent Intermediate School District newsletter)

All Districts, MI — Mansel Reed slipped a welding helmet onto his head. In an instant, the Lowell High School 10th-grader was several stories in the air, fusing steel with an arc welder.

… Major sponsors of the inaugural MiCareerQuest were Spectrum Health, DeWys Manufacturing, The Right Place, Sable Homes, Associated Builders and Contractors Inc., Kent ISD, Grand Rapids Community College, Davenport University, Ferris State University and The Geek Group.

Grand Rapids Superintendent of Schools Gives Cornerstone University Commencement Address to Largest Graduating Class in History

May 4, 2015; Midland Daily News

Teresa Weatherall Neal, superintendent of the Grand Rapids Public School, will speak to Cornerstone University’s largest graduating class in history on May 2.

… She attended South Middle School and graduated from Creston High School. She earned an Associates in Arts degree from Grand Rapids Community College, a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Public Administration from Grand Valley State University and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Western Michigan University.

W. Mich. public HS school plans to charge tuition

May 1, 2015; WOOD TV

EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — East Grand Rapids Public Schools plans to charge tuition for some out of district students for the next school year.

… “It seems like we’re another step in a new era where it’s more competitive. I think districts are being driven to find more and more ways to sustain quality programs and sustain financial stability,” said former GRPS Superintendent and current GRCC trustee Bert Bleke.

Are you a GRCC Faculty or Staff Member Interested in Attending Graduate School?

If so, we’d like to help. This summer we are reviving a program designed to connect GRCC faculty and staff who are interested in pursuing advanced degrees with their colleagues who have already been through the process. This revival will launch with an organizational luncheon on May 20 from 11:30-2:30 in Sneden 108. We are looking for both those interested in degrees and those willing to serve as mentors. If you fall into either of those categories, we’d love to hear from you! More information can be found at . You can register to attend the lunch by going to and filling out the form. The deadline to register for the luncheon is May 8. Please contact Dr. Jeremy Osborn ( or 616.234.2279), or Dr. Frank Conner ( or 616.234.3612) for more information.