GRCC In the News, 5-31-16

Alma High’s auto program nationally certified

May 29, 2016; The Morning Sun (Mount Pleasant)

In its second year back, the auto tech program at Alma High School has received national certification.

… College credits earned from successfully completing the auto or other GI-TEC programs can be applied to Baker College, Central Michigan University, Davenport University, Delta College, Ferris State University, Kirtland Community College, Mid Michigan Community College, Montcalm Community College, Grand Rapids Community College, Universal Technical Institute and University of Northwestern Ohio.

Grand Rapids Team of the Week: 5 things to know about the Wyoming baseball team

May 29, 2016; MLive

… Wyoming’s Brendan Berg, Kelvin Morales and Justin Seitz plan to attend Grand Rapids Community College next year, and all three have plans to play baseball at the next level.


Running Team to tackle 2016 Triple Crown Series

The GRCC Running Team is competing in the 2016 Triple Crown Series of races that includes two 5K runs in June.  All GRCC staff members and spouses are welcome to join the team.  If you are interested in participating, sign up via the website links listed below.

Huntington Reeds Lake Run:

Brian Diemer Family of Races:

When you open the link, click on Corporate Team and register under GRCC.

Please contact Jim Fox if you have any questions.



GRCC In the News, 5-27-16

Michigan man who bit off piece of mom’s nose to stand trial

May 24, 2016; The Detroit Free Press

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. — A man who was pepper-sprayed by Grand Rapids police to release his bite on his mother’s nose will stand trial on several charges stemming from the May 2 melee on the city’s southwest side.

… He’d (Travis Kyle Herndon) been taking classes at Grand Rapids Community College and occasionally stayed with his mother on Watson Street SW, court records show.

Financial literacy contest pays off for student

May 26, 2016; Community College Daily (American Association of Community Colleges publication)

Learning about financial literacy has added $10,000 to a Grand Rapids Community College student’s tuition fund thanks to a sweepstakes sponsored by American Student Assistance’s SALT financial literacy program.

Local man receives National Endowment for the Humanities award

May 26, 2016; MLive 

Mike D. Miller, of Wayland, has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities stipend for a summer institute teaching “Beowulf” in the context of Old Norse-Icelandic literature at Western Michigan University.

… Miller works at Mythopoeia Games Publications, Grand Rapids Community College and Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University.

2016 award recipients

May 26, 2016; (press release)

The Michigan ACE Women’s Network will present its Distinguished Woman Leadership Awards to two people during the annual conference, June 6-7 in Lansing.

… 2016 recipients are Margaret Crouch, professor of history and philosophy at Eastern Michigan University; and Patti Trepkowski, associate provost and dean of instruction support and interdisciplinary studies at Grand Rapids Community College.

Mona Shores standout selected Muskegon Area Sports Hall of Fame female athlete winner

May 26, 2016; MLive

MUSKEGON, MI — Kennedy Potts knew it was coming.

… For athletics, Potts was at her best of the volleyball court. She was an all-region selection as a libero and also made academic all-state. She was all-conference three times playing in the OK Black, played AAU in the winter and has received a scholarship to play at Grand Rapids Community College.

GRCC Scholarship Golf Outing

The GRCC Foundation hosted its annual scholarship golf outing on Wednesday, May 25th.  The outing was held at Thousand Oaks. There were 120 golfers who took part in a golf scramble on a hot sunny day!  The proceeds from this outing provide scholarship dollars for our students — so thank you to all who made it happen!

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GRCC In the News, 5-26-16

Making it in Grand Rapids: How the GR SmartZone is evolving to better support entrepreneurs

May 26, 2016;

The Grand Rapids SmartZone made its name as an economic development engine that helped power the Medical Mile.

… “We looked for nonprofits that had a similar mission and focus, and that wouldn’t affect the capture by other taxing jurisdictions namely Grand Rapids Public Schools, Grand Rapids Community College and Kent County,” she (Kara Wood) says. “We felt the ones we added had some current or future alignment with our mission, vision and goals.”


Pedestrian walkways to close through June 7

The pedestrian walkways from the roof deck of the Bostwick ramp will be closed from Tuesday, May 31, to Tuesday, June 7, for necessary resurfacing repairs.   This impacts the skywalk from/to 4th floor Main and the walkway to 3rd floor Student Center.   Individuals will still be able to access the elevators and both stairwells from the top of the ramp.   Thank you for your patience!

If you see lost students, please assist!

Diversity Learning Center, Kent County Young Women for Change to present ‘The Hunting Ground’

PLEASE JOIN US for the viewing of The Hunting Ground a documentary about the incidence of sexual assault on college campuses in the United States.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Reception – 5:30 pm
Film – 6:00 pm
Discussion to follow facilitated by YWCA staff member
Grand Rapids Community College
Wisner-Bottrall Applied Technology Center
151 Fountain Street NE

Feminine hygiene products to
benefit the women’s shelter at
the YWCA.

GRCC In the News, 5-24-16

Careerline Tech, Herman Miller, GRCC launch early college program

May 23, 2016; The Holland Sentinel

Holland, Mich. — Officials from Ottawa Area Intermediate School District, Herman Miller and Grand Rapids Community College are launching a new, rigorous early college program that combines earning college credits and skilled trade training.

DeWys Manufacturing Inc. Welcomes a New Addition to the Engineering Team

May 23, 2016; Seattle Post-Intelligencer

DeWys Manufacturing Inc., a West Michigan based metal solutions company, is pleased to announce the promotion of Nate Lillibridge as new product development engineer.

… Nate has worked with DeWys Mfg. for five years starting with the maintenance department, where he gained experiences in all aspects of the manufacturing process. This career advancement will make Nate the fifth engineer on the DeWys Engineering team, adding to their depth of knowledge and capabilities for our customers. Nate is currently attending Grand Rapids Community College and taking classes towards his Mechanical Design degree, giving him the skills and knowledge necessary to be an asset to DeWys Manufacturing.

Tassell M-TEC hosts blood drive on June 21

The Tassell M-TEC will be hosting a blood drive on on June 21, 2016, from 11:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Please consider giving as the need is great this time of year!

To set up your appointment, click here. You can give if you have tattoos or are on most medications.

If you are not sure, or for more information, please email Elly Bainbridge at .