GRCC In the News, 10-30-15

Lake Michigan College to Offer Courses, Degrees in Allegan Co.

Oct. 29, 2015; WTVB

BENTON HARBOR, MI (WHTC) – In an effort to address the lack of community college studies along the Lakeshore, Lake Michigan College will start in January offering full associate degree programs in arts and applied science in business through classes to be held at the Allegan Area Technical and Education Center. Credits earned there can also be transferred to LMC’s campuses in South Haven, Benton Harbor and Niles. Grand Rapids Community College currently holds classes at the Midtown Center in Holland. Efforts in the past to create a two-year college system in Allegan and Ottawa counties have failed.

Newcomers already bringing it for Indiana Tech

Oct. 29, 2015; News-Sentinel (Fort Wayne, Ind.)

There are a number of telling statistics that one could point to when determining why Indiana Tech lost 19 of its 30 men’s basketball games last season, one of which is that the Warriors turned the ball over 25 more times than its opponents did.

… (Miles) Robinson also spent time at a junior college (Grand Rapids Community College) before landing in Fort Wayne. Though he is just 5-foot-9, (coach John) Peckinpaugh believes he can contribute some physicality to his team.

Upcoming 25Live Follow up Trainings

Did you attend a 25Live User Training but still have questions, this session is for you!

This session is intended to be a follow-up to the previous 25Live User training. Participants should have already attended the initial 25Live training and should have taken the opportunity to use the program enough to generate specific questions regarding its use. Facilitator will not present, but will be available for informal question and answer specific to participant’s needs.

Upcoming Sessions:

  • Thursday, November 5th from 10:00 – 11:30 AM in 351 Main
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SCHOLARfest 2015

As you probably have heard by now, SCHOLARfest 2015 was a tremendous success. We raised nearly $110,000 for student scholarships and doubled our attendance from past SCHOLARfest events. Everyone had a great evening, as seen by a few pictures we’ve included here. Thank you for helping us to make this event so successful!

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New Employee – New Gift to the Foundation

We want to extend a warm welcome to our newest member of the Foundation Office staff — and the newest member of The 500 Club — Lisa Brown. Lisa joined our staff on October 19 as the database coordinator. She comes to us with a lot of previous experience in development work. She also just generously committed to donating to the Foundation and joined The 500 Club. Thank you, Lisa!

Don’t forget, you still have time to turn in your commitment for the 2015-16 Faculty and Staff Giving Campaign. For just $20 a pay-period, you also can become a member of The 500 Club. Thank you to those who have already turned in your commitment. We are so grateful for that. For more information about the campaign and The 500 Club, visit our website.

A woman stands next to a sign that says: Grand Rapids Community College Foundation

Lisa Brown

Radiologic technology students organize ‘Teddy Bear Clinic’

The Rad Tech Department held its annual Teddy Bear Clinic on Thursday, October 29, 2015. Students from the Preschool Lab brought their Teddy Bears to the Radiology Lab for check ups and X-rays. Each preschooler was presented with a Good Health Certificate along with an X-ray of their Teddy Bear. While the preschoolers waited for X-rays, the Radiology students entertained them with games and activities. A few of these activities included Pin the mouth on the Skeleton, matching the bone to the correct anatomy and X-ray activity books. This event provides the Radiology students with Pediatric patient experience and also allows the preschooler to experience Radiology in a fun and friendly environment.

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