GRCC getting federal dollars for apprenticeships
Sept. 9, 2015; WOOD Radio
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced that millions of federal dollars will go to two Michigan community colleges, including Grand Rapids Community College, to fund apprenticeship programs.
Lost Boy from Sudan Inspires Teachers, Offers Hope in Midst of Tragedy
Sept. 10, 2015; schoolnewsnetwork.org (Kent Intermediate School District newsletter)
Cedar Springs Public Schools, MI — Deng Jongkuch spoke of the horrors he survived, and the children he later helped, as one of the Lost Boys of Sudan. But his story of Africa inspired more than 300 teachers and administrators in Cedar Springs.
… Jongkuch’s journey from terror to success holds lessons for Cedar Springs schools, she said afterward. He earned an associate’s degree from Grand Rapids Community College and holds a master’s degree in public health.
On Saturday, September 12th, IT will be performing Blackboard database maintenance from 4am to 6am. During this time, Blackboard will be unavailable.
The latest schedule, for September 14 to 20, for the College Channel includes the institutional agreement signing with Western Michigan University. Check out the offerings here.
Networking opportunity for Higher Ed Young Professionals
Thursday, Sept. 17th from 5:30–7 p.m., J. Gardella’s, 11 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Is higher education “youth-friendly?” As a new generation of professionals emerge in higher education, we need open dialogue about taking initiative, being innovative and encouraging young talent. Join your peers in a networking event hosted by Grand Valley State University. This will be a casual and non-structured event, so please feel free to extend this invitation to colleagues, friends and partners. We also welcome those who do not currently work in higher education, but have an interest in the field. RSVPs are appreciated but not necessary. To RSVP please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook Event: www.facebook.com/events/1668914526675636/
Trustee Richard Ryskamp passed away late Tuesday afternoon after a valiant battle with cancer. Trustee Ryskamp had a passion for GRCC and the students we serve and we are better as an institution for having had him on our Board of Trustees.
Visitation is scheduled for 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. September 11 at Stroo Funeral Home, 1095 68th St. SE. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. September 12 at Dutton United Reformed Church, 6950 Hanna Lake SE; refreshments will follow.
To read the obituary, click here.