GRCC In the News, 9-24-15

Grand Rapids Community College receives Leader College status

Sept. 22, 2015; The Holland Sentinel

Holland, Mich. — Grand Rapids Community College is one of 19 community colleges nationwide recently to earn Achieving the Dream’s Leader College distinction, a designation awarded to community colleges committed to improving student success and closing achievement gaps.

“New 8 at Noon”


Sept. 21, 2015; WOOD TV

… “The school is hoping to spread peace and hope as violence continues to erupt around the world. From now until 3:30, special events are taking place. Mayor George Heartwell is attending the event and will address the crowd. There will also be performances from the school choir to commemorate the day.”

“My West Michigan”


Sept. 21, 2015; WZZM

… “We have Shavval Fleming joining us live this morning from GRCC to talk about today’s event which is set to start at 11:40.”

“Morning News”


Sept. 21, 2015; WZZM

… “Mayor George Heartwell will speak today as part of Grand Rapids Community College’s commemoration of International Peace Day.”

12 local artists in this years ArtPrize event

Sept. 22, 2015; The Daily News (Greenville)

GRAND RAPIDS — Autumn returns to West Michigan on Wednesday, bringing with it the seventh installment of ArtPrize.

… Here’s a look at 12 local artists participating in this years contest:

… Lisa Spielmaker

… Lisa graduated from Grand Rapids Community College with a focus on art and art history. She has two pieces of art that are part of the colleges permanent collection. This is her fourth time entering ArtPrize.

Raider Salute to Student Life staff

The Student Life Staff did a great job in putting together and coordinating the Mandatory Officers Training. It’s obvious that a lot of time and effort was involved in putting that event together. The event was delightful and engaging, while also very informational. It was a great opportunity for student leaders to get know each other and learn about what is expected of them as leaders. Thanks also go to all of the presenters involved that night. Overal,l it was a fun and educational night for student leaders and advisers alike.

Exercise science offers instructor certification training

The GRCC Exercise Science Department is hosting 2 Instructor Certification Trainings. Please consider attending. Register and payment is directly through TRX and Tabata Bootcamp. If you have any questions regarding these trainings please contact Melanie Schiele Gady at

Tassell M-TEC celebrates Manufacturing Week

Come celebrate Manufacturing Week at GRCC’s Tassell M-TEC. Tour our newly upgraded Machine Tool Lab, Virtual Welding Lab, Computer Lab, Automotive and Construction Labs. Meet our faculty and talk with our Career Coaches and Job Developers. The Discover Manufacturing Mobile Manufacturing Trailer will also be open for tours.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 from 4 – 6pm at the Tassell M-TEC, 622 Godfrey SW, Grand Rapids 49503