Diversity Lecture Series kicks off with ‘Latino Culture and Identity’

Henry R. Muñoz III

Henry R. Muñoz III

The Diversity Lecture Series kicks off with Henry R. Muñoz III on September 23.

Muñoz is board chairman and chief creative officer of TheDream US. He’ll discuss “Latino Culture and Identity” at 7 p.m. in Fountain Street Church.

To see the rest of this year’s Diversity Lecture Series speakers, click here.

GRCC In the News, 9-21-15

Change Ups: Landscape company purchases new HQ

Sept. 18, 2015; Grand Rapids Business Journal


… Grand Rapids Community College announced the recipients of its Excellence in Education Awards: Faculty Award, Nikki Banks, criminal justice associate professor; Adjunct Faculty Award, Lyn Jansen, occupational therapy assistant instructor; and Staff Award, Amy Bennett, exercise science department office manager.

Comstock Park senior duo excel on special teams, in classroom

Sept. 21, 2015; MLive

COMSTOCK PARK — Playing on special teams in high school football may not be the most glamorous job, but any coach will admit that good special teams play is crucial to the success of a football team.

… (Shawn) McGarry plans on attending Grand Rapids Community College for two years, before transferring to a four-year college.

Arts at Noon Perugino Quartet

Sept. 20, 2015; The Lanthorn (GVSU student newspaper)

In a room of the Cook-DeWitt Center often reserved for wedding ceremonies, the latest installment in Grand Valley State University’s Arts at Noon series celebrated the acoustic marriage of four instruments.

… Members of the quartet have taught music at Hope College, Aquinas College and Grand Rapids Community College, as well as GVSU.

Celebrate Peace Day

Monday, Sept. 21

11:40 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Dr. Juan R. Olivarez Student Plaza

Sign the peace banner, chalk the plaza, then grab a free custom peace day cookie and button all day!

Then at:

  • 11:40 a.m. – Peace Day commemoration ceremony with Mayor Heartwell
  • 12:05 p.m.  – Be part of Chef Gilles Renusson’s annual sugar pull.
  • 1 p.m. – Performance by the GRCC Choir
  • 1:30-3:30 p.m. – World Drummers Sam Gould and Greg Secor, GRCC Alum and dancers Patrick Johnson and Manny Phillips, and GRCC Jazz 1 students will alternate performances.

Show the world how you celebrate peace day on Instagram: #GRCC #GRCC_PeaceDay #PeaceDay


GRCC Ceramic Artists Exhibit at Wayne State University

The Visuals Arts Department is proud to announce that Nicole Wiersma and Larry Sieting were selected to exhibit in the Annual Great Lakes Regional Community College Art Exhibition at Wayne State University. The exhibition, from July 17 through August 21, showcased the very best community college art students from the state of Michigan. Scott Garrard, professor of ceramics at GRCC, stated: ” I am very proud for Nicole’s and Larry’s achievement. This is a great honor to be chosen to exhibit at a nationally recognized university art department. Both of these individuals spend hours and hours studying and practicing their art. I honestly believe, this will be, one of many, exhibitions and ceramic honors in their future artistic careers.”

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Raider Salute to Bayard Brooks

Jodi Richhart has a Raider Salute for Bayard Brooks, of facilities:

I just wanted to let you know what a great job Bayard did with a conference I hosted this week in the ATC. Our guest speaker is a Lt. Colonel in the Army – He is a renowned speaker and travels all over the world doing seminars.
He was so impressed with Bayard’s professionalism and willingness to help. The Colonel said that in the 18 years of that he has been presenting, no one has ever grabbed a ladder to move a projector for him. He was genuinely impressed!
I want to thank Bayard for making us ALL look good and for just taking that one extra step of moving a light bulb and helping our guests. Thank you Bayard, you rock!!

GRCC Bookstore September 22 – One Day Sale!

On Tuesday, September 22, the GRCC Bookstore will hold a One Day Sale. During this single-day event, we will have 25% off items in the following categories:

25% Off!

  • Bargain Books
  • Clearance Items
  • Tee’s and Tanks*
  • Hats*
  • Socks*
  • Backpacks*
  • Drinkware
  • Earbuds and headphones (excludes Beats)
  • Notebooks
  • Student Reference

*Sale excludes Nike, Adidas and Underarmour