GRCC In the News, 6-6-16

Police release ID of man, 26, who shot himself outside downtown hospital

June 5, 2016; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Corbin Armock has been identified by Grand Rapids Police as the man who shot and killed himself Wednesday outside the Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital emergency room.

… Police found Armock’s vehicle parked nearby in a parking ramp at Grand Rapids Community College, where he worked in the bookstore. A package was inside the car but a bomb squad determined it posed no threat.

Change Ups: Mary Free Bed to offer residency program

June 3, 2016; Grand Rapids Business Journal


… Dirk Hoffius, a Varnum estate-planning attorney, has been named Grand Rapids Community College’s 2016 Distinguished Alumnus.

School liaison officers serve as role models

June 3, 2016; Ionia Sentinel-Standard

IONIA — School resource or liaison officers are in many schools throughout Michigan, and there are at least three right here, in Ionia County.

… Not only is (Mike) Cronk a police officer, he is also a firefighter and a medical first responder. While growing up, his parents were on the fire department. He didn’t know what he wanted to be when he went to college, but he went to Grand Rapids Community College and soon joined their police academy and found that’s what he wanted to do. He has been with Ionia Public Safety for 18 years, the last three have been as a resource officer.

From can to pan? More like farm to table

June 3, 2016; Grand Rapids Business Journal

As Tim England was readying to start his job as executive chef at Beacon Hill at Eastgate, he wanted to avoid the stigma of bland senior living food from the open a can and dump it in a pan method.

… “Chef Tim and his culinary team at Beacon Hill have received this kind of recognition because it was well earned,” said Dan Gendler, program director at the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education at Grand Rapids Community College. “You can always expect expertly prepared food there.”

Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss Named Among ‘100 Most Influential Women in Michigan’

June 3, 2016; WGRD

Grand Rapids’ first female Mayor, Rosalynn Bliss, has been named one of Crain’s Detroit Business’ “100 Most Influential Women,” Fox 17 reports.

… Recently Mayor Bliss spoke at the Grand Rapids Community College Class of 2016 graduation.


Retirement reception honoring Diane Patrick is tomorrow

Please join us tomorrow,  June 7, for an open-house reception celebrating Diane Patrick, associate dean of Student Affairs/Registrar and former director of admissions. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

Date: Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Time: 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Place: Multi-Purpose Room of the Student Center, Room 234.

Fieldhouse locker rooms to undergo renovations

Upcoming renovations in the fieldhouse will make it necessary to entirely close all four locker rooms on the lower level: locker rooms 105, 106, 107 and 108.  The period of closure will be from June 20 through approximately June 30.

The fieldhouse’s laundry service will still operate, but it will be necessary to pick up your bag each day at the Equipment Issue, room 206 on the main level. When finished each day, dirty laundry will be deposited into the laundry room as we currently do.

Locker and shower space will be available in our women’s team locker room, room 213 on the main level, and our men’s team locker room, room 200 on the main fieldhouse level. Please note, there is not sufficient space for overnight locker storage. During this time, it will be necessary to bring your items to and from the facility each day.