GRCC In the News, 2-15-16

Change Ups: Shubert tapped for DeVos Learning Center

Feb. 12, 2016; Grand Rapids Business Journal


Grand Rapids Community College’s Secchia Institute for Culinary Education will air a 12-part series on WZZM 13 starting Feb. 21 called “Cooking with Angus,” which follows GRCC chef instructor Angus Campbell and two students as they learn about food preparation first-hand in Italy and Scotland.

Inside the Switch data center in Las Vegas, plans for West MI site

Feb. 12, 2016; WZZM

LAS VEGAS, NV. (WZZM) — Switch is the company bringing a data center to Gaines Township after buying the old Steelcase Pyramid building last year.

… “One of the things we’re very excited about in West Michigan is the ability to partner with institutions like Grand Valley State, Grand Rapids Community College,” said (Adam) Kramer.

Street Talk: Water, water everywhere

Feb. 12, 2016; Grand Rapids Business Journal

… Habitat for Humanity Kent plays a key role in developing the next generation of housing industry professionals by providing hands-on construction experience for students at YouthBuild/Bethany Christian Services, Grand Rapids Public Schools Academy of Design and Construction, Grand Rapids Community College M-Tech and Job Corps.

Grand Rapids Community College is hosting a job fair next Wednesday for students, alumni and the community.

“Sunday Morning News”

Feb. 14, 2016; WZZM

“Local dancers from across Michigan will grace the dance floor — all in an effort to raise money for food pantries and food programs on the Lakeshore. Sonya Hernandez and Byron Doss join me now. They are one of the couples dancing in this year’s event. Sonya Hernandez is a an adjunct professor at Grand Rapids Community College.”


Campus Dining introduces new service manager

The Campus Dining team is excited to announce the promotion of supervisor Hillary Fisk to her new role as Service Manager. Hillary is a 10 year veteran of the campus dining team and a 2005 graduate of the GRCC culinary arts program. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to grow and continue to serve the GRCC community. Please congratulate Hillary the next time you see her on campus.

IIPD Grants: Funding Opportunity

The deadline for the submission of grant applications for the Instructional Improvement & Professional Development (IIPD) Grants program is 4:30 p.m., March 18, 2016. Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications electronically. The IIPD application packet and IIPD Guidelines are available in the GRCC Internal Grants area of the Grants Office website at

Please note that applications must include a Supervisor’s Approval form, a budget form and budget documentation. If you have any questions about IIPD grants, please contact Judith Larsen, Director, Grants and Resource Development Department, at 234-3910 or Good luck!