GRCC In the News, 8-20-15

Taste the City: Restaurant Week GR

Aug. 18, 2015; awesomemitten.com

Do you drive pass a restaurant and always tell yourself you are going to try it one day? Have you been hearing a lot about that new place, but seem to be the only one who hasn’t been there yet? Well, Restaurant Week Grand Rapids is the perfect time to cross that eatery off your list!

… Restaurant Week is more than meal deals, it is a celebration of culinary education and community. For every meal purchased during Restaurant Week, a $1 is donated to the Grand Rapids Community College Secchia Institute for Culinary Education for scholarships for aspiring chefs. In the past 5 years, nearly $100,000 has been raised. Students also have an opportunity to showcase their skills to potential employers at a reception at the completion of the week, rounding out the event with participating restaurants.

GRCC to consider same sex benefits again

Aug. 18, 2015; WOOD Radio

The Trustees at Grand Rapids Community College will be asked to provide health benefits to the domestic partners of couple who decide not to marry.

Department name change – Academic Support is now Academic Support & Tutoring Services

Academic Support programs have grown and adjusted to meet the needs of our changing student population. Today, there are seven subject-specific drop-in tutorial labs, a strong peer tutoring program and several targeted programs that support high-risk classes. Each of the labs and programs are unique and offer slightly different services based on the students they serve.

To better reflect the services and resources offered, the Academic Support Center was renamed this summer to Academic Support & Tutoring Services.

Please contact us if you have any questions:

Academic Support & Tutoring Services office

tutoring@grcc.edu

(616) 234-4145

Reception planned for Mike Faber

Please join us as we wish the best to our longtime friend and colleague, Mike Faber. As many of you know, Mike has been the Director of the Older Learner Center for 17 years and a new opportunity is on the horizon for him. He is moving to Portland, Oregon, to become a full-time Gerontology instructor at Portland Community College. His last day is September 1, 2015, so please join us for a celebration: Woodrick Diversity Learning Center, Library and Learning Commons Room 119 on Tuesday, August 25, 2:00-4:00 p.m.