GRCC In the News, 10-15-15

Thompson M-Tec facility anniversary to be celebrated

Oct. 14, 2015; The Holland Sentinel

Holland, Mich. — Grand Rapids Community College and the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District will hold an anniversary event for the Patrick A. Thompson M-Tec facility 4-6 p.m. Oct. 15 at the facility, 6364 136th Ave., Holland.

Restaurant Week supports GRCC culinary program

Oct. 14, 2015; WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) — Restaurant Week is obviously an economic success for downtown Grand Rapids, but it’s also providing a boost for local college students.

Organizers on Wednesday presented a fundraising check to Grand Rapids Community College. The money will go to the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education.

40 Under Forty Business Leaders

Oct. 14, 2015; Grand Rapids Business Journal (special issue)

When Leah Nixon joined Grand Rapids Community College as director of communications in 2013, she viewed it as her biggest professional break and the platform that has given her the opportunity to help others excel.

Investing in what’s working: GRPS offers diverse options

Oct. 15, 2015;

Nancy Haynes couldn’t help recalling her physics class in high school as she watched her kindergarten-age son sliding a lunch tray, then a carpet tile down a snowy hill. He slid the piece of carpet down the snowy hill first with its smoother bottom side down, next with the carpeting side down. She saw his face light up with understanding.

… Other participants in the academies from the business community include Rockford Construction, Amway Corporation, Huntington Bank, Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce, Warner Norcross & Judd, LLP, Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine, Grand Valley State University, Western Michigan University, Grand Rapids Community College, Spectrum Health and others.

Lady Chargers fall to Grand Rapids

Oct. 14, 2015; WTCA

DONALDSON, IN — The Lady Chargers of Ancilla College lost to Grand Rapids Community College Tuesday night 24-26, 23-25, 14-25 to drop their record to 10-16.

Ken-O-Sha students visit GRCC during ArtPrize

About 100 first- through fifth-graders from Ken-O-Sha Elementary visited GRCC during their ArtPrize field trip. As they ate their lunches, the students had lots of questions for Eric Mullen, who encouraged them to think about college after high school. They also spoke with one of our culinary students, who talked to them about the Secchia program. When the students returned to school, they created thank-you cards that were delivered to the Student Affairs office.

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