GRCC In the News, 2-18-16

Try something new: Maranda eats chicken feet

Feb. 15, 2016; WOTV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) — Are chicken feet delicious? That’s a question Maranda was determined to answer during her visit to GRCC Secchia Culinary Institute where she learned to debone a duck and tasted sweet and sour chicken feet.

GVSU baseball set to be fast, controlled in 2016

Feb. 17, 2016; The Lanthorn (GVSU student newspaper)

Following the end of the 2015 season, the Grand Valley State baseball team lost a number of key players, power and talent. The Lakers, quite simply, shed some weight.

… Anthony Villar, a former Grand Rapids Community College player, is expected to round out the infield on opening day as a third baseman.

Arts at Noon presents international musical tour

Feb. 17, 2016; GVSU press release

The 38th season of the Arts at Noon concert series continues February 24 when oboist Marlen Vavríková and pianist Sheryl Iott present a musical tour of Germany, Italy, France, England, the U.S. and the Czech Republic.

… Iott is a frequent solo and collaborative performer, speaker and adjudicator who currently serves on the piano faculty of the Interlochen Arts Camp and Grand Rapids Community College. She also serves as music director at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Iott is currently working on a series of recitals and a CD with the Aries Trio, after performing on a tour of the British Isles with Big Rapids-based women’s choir Voca Lyrica. Iott collaborates in performance frequently with many members of the Grand Rapids Symphony and Grand Valley faculty. She also maintains a piano studio in her home in Grand Rapids, and has published multiple works in the piano pedagogy and music education fields.


Photos from Creating Connections event

The GRCC Foundation held its 8th Annual Creating Connections Breakfast on Thursday, February 18th. This wonderful morning was spent with scholarship “owners” connecting with their scholarship recipients. Guests were treated to a hot breakfast, a warm welcome by President Ender and Dr. Mullins, as well as two GRCC student speakers: Blake Marvin and Yolanda Ramirez. The Tommy Brann’s Steakhouse & Grille Scholarship, now called The Tommy Brann & Frank Van Norman Scholarship, was spotlighted during the program.  The inspiring video can be viewed here.

Scholarship support is critical in helping students pursue a college degree. We cannot thank our faithful scholarship donors enough for their continued support of our students.

A special thank you to Facilities, Luba Petrash and her team, and Media for their hard work in making this event spectacular for our donors and students! On behalf of the GRCC Foundation: THANK YOU!

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Online sale is today

Grand Rapids Community College will be hosting an Online Sale on February 18. This sale, running from 7 am to 7 pm, will feature retired College technology and resources including laptops, desktops, monitors, electronics, lost & found items, and many others! A specific inventory listing will be available the day of the sale.
The online sale may be accessed by visiting GRCC’s Online Store Please keep in mind that no inventory will be displayed until 7 am. For more information please visit GRCC’s Purchasing Department website
Grand Rapids Community College does not guarantee complete sets. All items will be sold as is. Inventory must be picked up the following day of the sale. Purchased items must be removed from the college campus within two weeks from date of sale as indicated above (by appt).

‘La Platica’ to feature Salvador Lopez

The Latino Student Support Team will be hosting “La Platica” (The Talk) featuring GRCC alumnus Salvador Lopez. “La Platica” is a series on what it takes to be successful featuring positive leaders in the community

Please join us on Wednesday, February 24th, from 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. at room 108 Sneden Hall as Salvador highlights important ways to develop student success and what it took for him to be successful.

Appetizers and beverages will be served.

For more information, please contact Rafael Pastrano at 616-234-3103 or Rolando Bocanegra 616-234-3162

We look forward to seeing you!