GRCC In the News, 10-9-15

YWCA names Tribute winners

Oct. 8, 2015; Grand Rapids Business Journal

West Michigan is full of amazing women who can be celebrated.

… YWCA Tribute Awards winners


Christina Arnold

Director of Woodrick Diversity Learning Center

Grand Rapids Community College


Teresa Weatherall Neal


Grand Rapids Public Schools

(Article doesn’t mention it, but Teresa Weatherall Neal is a GRCC alumna.)

Hastings High School hosting college night Wednesday

Oct. 9, 2015; The Hastings Banner

All high school students from Barry County and the surrounding area are invited to attend Barry County College Night from 6:30 to 8, Wednesday, Oct. 14, in the Hastings High School gymnasium. During the event representatives from more than 50 colleges, universities and military branches will be available to talk with interested students and their parents. Financial aid sessions will be available at 6:30 and 7:15 p.m.

… Institutions currently scheduled to attend College Night include Adrian College, Albion College, Alma College, Aquinas College, Baker College of Owosso, Calvin College, Central Michigan University, Concordia University, Cornerstone University, Davenport University, Eastern Michigan University, Ferris State University, FSU Grand Rapids, Grace Bible College, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Valley State University, Great Lakes Christian College, Greater Michigan Construction Academy, Heidelberg University Ohio, Indiana Wesleyan University, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Kalamazoo Valley Career Academies, Kellogg Community College, Kuyper College, Lake Michigan College, Lake Superior State University, Lansing Community College, Lawrence Technological University, Madonna University, Michigan State University, Northern Michigan University, Oakland University, Ohio Tech, Olivet College, Robert B. Miller College, Saginaw Valley State University, Southwestern Michigan College, Spring Arbor University, Trine University, Trinity Christian College, University of Alabama, University of Michigan, U of M Dearborn, U of M Flint, University of Northwestern Ohio, Western Michigan University, WMU College of Education and Human Development, WMU College of Fine Arts, WMU ROTC, WMU College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Michigan Army National Guard, Michigan Air National Guard, United States Army, United States Navy.

Aquinas men’s soccer gets back on track

Oct. 8, 2015; MLive

Southfield, MI- In the midst of a three-game scoring drought against WHAC opponents, the Aquinas College Saints traveled to Southfield looking for some offense. The scoreless streak was quickly ended when Aldony Mendez (Grand Rapids/Northview) scored his third goal of the year during the fifth minute of play. Matt Jackson (Kalamazoo/GRCC) was awarded the assist on the eventual game winner.

Elite Baseball and Softball Training partners with Elite Football

Oct. 8, 2015; MLive

Elite Baseball and Softball Training of Grand Rapids is proud to announce a partnership with newly formed Elite Football, which will add to their already sterling reputation in baseball and softball training.

… Bart Estola, who has 16 years of high school coaching experience, will be working with the defensive backs. Coach Estola was also the defensive backs coach at Central Michigan, Michigan Tech, Grand Rapids Community College and Ferris State University.

The Collegiate partners with USA Today on ‘The Buzz’

“The Buzz” is a new app created through a partnership with USA Today College and Grand Rapids Community College. Fifty campuses nationwide are adopting the app this semester.

The app consists of three feeds – USA Today, USA Today College, and The Collegiate. The stories run simultaneously side by side, and readers can filter what they want to read through categories like news and sports.

The free app is downloadable through both the Google Play store and the Apple store.

“The Buzz” creates a much easier approach for students to get their news, providing global, national, local, and collegiate news all at one time in an easy-to-read format. Students can view stories anytime and anywhere without relying on a web browser or a newspaper copy.

Faculty and Staff can benefit from “The Buzz” by having the chance to read the stories of professionals at USA Today but also to see their students’ work from The Collegiate as well.

GRCC staff is encouraged to download the app and inform their students about the new media source available to them.

For any further inquires, please contact Kayla Tucker, USA Today Ambassador and The Collegiate Managing Editor, at

Fall provides challenges for warming, cooling GRCC spaces

During this beautiful fall season, we do our best to keep everyone as comfortable as possible in an efficient and sustainable manor. This can be a challenge when outdoor temperatures change rapidly from hot to cold – even within the confines of a single day. This means the heat might be on warming up the building on a chilly morning, but require cooling on a warm afternoon. Often it is too cool outside to air condition spaces, but too warm to heat spaces. Therefore, we attempt to use the outside temperatures to our advantage to provide limited mechanical heating and cooling to buildings during these periods. . Here are some ideas if you are feeling a little warm or cold during these times:

  • Dress in layers
  • Keep office and classroom doors closed
  • Know where the thermostat is in your area and make sure that it is not being blocked or that an electrical appliance is affecting it.
  • If you have windows in your area, open the blinds on sunny days and be sure to close them at night

If you have any questions or concerns please contact your building manager, Dorothy Paradis at 4700 or the Facilities office at 4057