GRCC In the News, 2-2-16


Feb. 1, 2016; Community College Daily (newsletter of the American Association of Community Colleges)

… Mich. college taps into craft beer growth

The demand for people with a high level of brewing knowledge has increased with the explosion of the craft beer industry, prompting Grand Rapids Community College to offer a new certificate program beginning this summer.

Celebrate Black History Month Around Town

Feb. 1, 2016; Women’s LifeStyle magazine

The annual, month-long celebration of the critical contributions African-Americans have made to history was once a weeklong phase that added bits of black history education into the public school curriculum. That phase extended to an entire month of observance, events and festivities among the dynamic collection of races and cultures that make up American history. Some of our favorite places for celebrating are right here in Grand Rapids.

… GRCC Lecture Series XXI celebrates 21 years of diverse voices.

GRCC beats GOCC women

Feb. 1, 2016; Three Rivers Commercial-News

CENTREVILLE — The Glen Oaks Community College women’s basketball team dropped a 71-34 Western Conference decision at home Saturday to Grand Rapids Community College.

Vikings rally to knock off Raiders

Feb. 1, 2016; Three Rivers Commercial-News

CENTREVILLE — The Glen Oaks Community College men’s basketball team pulled out a thrilling 95-91 Western Conference win at home Saturday over Grand Rapids Community College.

Four Michigan Schools Receive 2016 Excellence in Practice Awards

Feb. 1, 2016; state government press release

LANSING — Four Michigan schools have received the prestigious Excellence in Practice Awards from the Michigan Department of Education, recognizing exemplary practices in preparing Michigan’s students for careers and higher education.

… 2016 Excellence in Practice Award for Career and Technical Education Program was presented to:

Capital Area Career Center, Culinary Arts and Hospitality

… Program students earn postsecondary credit at Davenport University, Ferris State University, Lansing Community College, Henry Ford Community College, Washtenaw Community College, Jackson College, Grand Rapids Community College, Sullivan University, the Art Institute International Culinary School, Johnson & Wales University, and Baker College.


Nominations sought for Emeritus Faculty Award

You are invited to nominate a GRCC retired faculty or administrator for the Emeritus Faculty Award. This award was established in 1985 to honor those instructors/administrators whose dedication and creativity have left an indelible mark on the lives of students and colleagues at GRCC. During their tenure at GRCC and since their retirement, they have continued to promote GRCC’s “Commitment to Excellence.”

Nominations need to be submitted to the Provost Office by noon on Friday, February 19, 2016. For more information — and to submit a nomination — you may visit the website at:

Upcoming learning opportunities

Upcoming Learning Opportunities:

Active Shooter Response Training

RUN! HIDE! FIGHT! Join us for a 90 minute Active Shooter training session presented by our very own Police Chief, Rebecca Whitman. This course will describe what an active shooter is, detail the “Run, Hide, Fight” response, explain ways to recognize and report potential threats to our campus, as well as answer any questions you may have. Whether you’re a new employee completing compliance trainings or an existing employee who would like a refresher, we would love to have you join us on Monday, February 8th from 3:00pm – 4:30pm.

Ethics at GRCC

Learn about, or refresh your memory, on the GRCC Ethics standards! Kathy Keating will be presenting on the meaning and principles of ethics, as well as how to understand and use the GRCC Ethics Monitoring System on Wednesday, February 10th from 9:30am – 11:30am.

Please register at:


Faculty/Staff cap and gown orders due by February 26!

The GRCC Bookstore is taking orders for caps and gowns for staff and faculty through February 26th. If you are in need of any commencement regalia, please stop in the bookstore and fill out the form to order yours today! Due to turnaround time and production needs, all orders and prepayments must be in by February 26, 2016, to be ready in time for the April GRCC Commencement ceremony.

Scholarship Workshop offered by College Success Center

Do your students know about their scholarship opportunities? The College Success Center is offering three dates this month to assist students in applying for the GRCC Foundation Scholarship and the Grand Rapids Foundation Scholarship. This workshop is meant to guide students through the application process and give them tips on what makes a strong scholarship application.

Dates: Tuesday February 9th 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm, Thursday February 11th 9:00 am – 10:00 am, Wednesday February 17th 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm.

Location: Room 113 Sneden Hall, 415 Fulton, Street, E. Grand Rapids MI, 49503-5926.

No reservations needed