Fieldhouse will be closed on May 9

Any GRCC staff or students who plan to run the Fifth Third River Bank Run this coming Saturday, May 9, 2015, and who keep personal gear at the Ford Fieldhouse, should be aware that the Ford Fieldhouse WILL NOT be open on Saturday, May 9, 2015. Persons running in the race should take any personal items they may need for the race with them prior to the close of business on Friday, May 8, 2015.

GRCC In the News, 5-7-15

Meet the winners of GRCC’s Armen Awards

May 6, 2015; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOOD) — Top honors in the annual Grand Rapids Community College Armen Awards were handed out recently. eightWest got a chance to sit down with the winners. Sean Mulhall and Jonathan Lopez are students who participated in the project along with Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood, advisor of GRCC’s Collegiate Newspaper and Katherine Morrison of Hospice of Michigan.

Senior Wellness: Caring for the grandkids

May 5, 2015; WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM)– One of the perks of getting older is having grandkids. But sometimes life changes and grandparents have to take in their grandkids as their own.

Mike Faber from Grand Rapids Community College’s Older Learning Center explains how grandparents can deal with raising their grandkids.

Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern tennis coach Dave Sukup notches 500th win

May 7, 2015; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS — Dave Sukup has racked up some pretty impressive numbers as Forest Hills Northern’s girls and boys tennis coach.

… Sukup played a year at the University of Michigan in Bo Schembechler’s first season in 1969 and later at Grand Rapids Community College and Grand Valley State University. He aspired to be a football coach, and he was a successful one at FHN. Sukup coached the Huskies from 1983-1998, and only once did the Huskies finish under the .500 mark, and that was 4-5 in his final season.

Muskegon Risers to open inaugural soccer season Saturday in Detroit

May 6, 2015; MLive

MUSKEGON, MI — After a year of preparation, the Muskegon Risers are ready to take the field for the first time in franchise history.

… (Job) Potter sees the team as a huge opportunity for Muskegon and his own soccer career. Potter grew up playing on a homeschool team, travel teams in Rockford and spent one season at Mount Vernon Nazarene in Ohio. He decided to switch to Grand Rapids Community College instead of mounting a huge student loan debt in college.

Guidance for your financial future

May 6,2015; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOOD) — When it comes to planning our financial futures, it’s never too soon to get started! Our wealth management expert, Ron Courser, walks through some of what we need to know. In today’s world, tax deferred savings plans (401(k) / 403(b) / IRA) may be most, or may be all, of a person’s life savings. But creating rollover and income strategies avoid mistakes is critical.

… Scheduled Speakers:

Dave Van Valkenburg is a Certified Public Accountant and is president and owner of Van Valkenburg Consulting, Inc. Dave has taught accounting and personal taxation as an adjunct professor at Grand Rapids Community College over the past 20 years. Along with his CPA designation, Dave has also held Series 7 and Series 63 licenses (securities licenses) and has extensive experience in the financial markets.

Police Academy selling T-shirts to fund memorial

GRCC’s Police Academy is currently selling Police Academy Memorial T-Shirts. This fundraiser to help raise money to build a memorial on the DeVos Campus to represent the fallen officers from GRCC’s past Police Academies.

Each T-Shirt is $20.00. If you are interesting in purchasing a shirt, please feel free to contact Rachel Crapo, Jodi Richhart or a GRCC recruit.

Prepare for a manufacturing career with accelerated program

In 40 hours, you can be ready for entry-level manufacturing work!

Topics for GRCC’s Manufacturing Readiness Program were selected by human resource managers. You’ll learn what you need to succeed and grown in a manufacturing career. Those who successfully complete the program are guaranteed at least two interviews with a West Michigan manufacturer! A high school diploma or GED is required.

Course topics include:

  • communication and teamwork.
  • measurement and manufacturing math.
  • understanding basic quality assurance.
  • basic blueprint reading.
  • workplace skills.
  • interviewing techniques.

Classes are scheduled for:

  • 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 18.
  • 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 19, 22 and 23.
  • 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on June 24.
  • 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 25 (interviews).

To learn more or to sign up, click here.

Road closings for River Bank Run

Roads near campus will close May 8 in anticipation of the River Bank Run.

At 3 p.m.:

  • Ottawa Avenue will close between Michigan and Lyon streets.
  • Monroe Center will close between Monroe Avenue and Ottawa.

At 6 p.m.:

  • Lyon will close between Ionia Avenue and Monroe.

Many downtown streets will be closed Saturday for the race.