United Way stories of impact: Lead and carbon monoxide poisoning

GRCC employees do a great job of supporting our community through their annual commitment to the West Michigan Heart of United Way. Each month we are sharing a story that demonstrates the outcomes of your commitment.

Read how a young mother, checking for high levels of lead in her home, found evidence of a different poison with help from Healthy Homes Coalition.


GRCC In the News, 6-27-16

‘A Better Life, a Safe Life, a Good Future’

June 24, 2016; schoolnewsnetwork.org (KISD newsletter)

Grand Rapids Public Schools – GRPS, MI — In a swirling sea of students in red and white caps and gowns who were hugging family members and being photographed, Abdulhadi Aljazaeri stood tall with a beaming smile. In his hand he clutched something precious: a high school diploma.

… Enrolling first at Union High, he took English as a second language classes and studied vocabulary at night. He finished his program at two alternative schools for older students: the Grand Rapids Learning Center, a partnership with Grand Rapids Community College offering online learning; and Southeast Career Pathways, an individualized program with a community-based emphasis.

… Three years later, he can see his future more clearly. He has been accepted at GRCC, where he plans to study nursing while keeping his options open. He sounds up to the challenge.

Police records reveal ‘parting gift’ connected to death outside Spectrum

June 24, 2016; FOX 17

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — It was a scary day for police, hospital employees and bystanders in downtown Grand Rapids when a man began shooting outside of the Spectrum ER, killing himself.

Grand Rapids Community College even canceled classes for the rest of the day on June 1. That’s when a man took his own life outside Spectrum Butterworth Hospital’s emergency room. Police said Corbin Armock, 26, died from a single gunshot wound to the head.

GRCC Bookstore clearance event

From Monday, June 27, through July 22, the GRCC Bookstore will hold a Clearance Event.  The specific items on clearance include things such as a wide variety of electronic devices and headphones, Elf makeup, some children’s books and also clothing.  We also have three former demonstration model laptops at deep clearance prices (please see below – we have just one of each) and set back to factory settings.  All clearance items are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Clearance Laptops (one of each in stock):

  • Asus Ultra 11.8″ 4GB RAM, 500GB Hard-drive Windows 8 — formerly $399 — now $299
  • Asus T300L I3 4GB RAM, 64GB Solid State Drive — formerly $649 — now $162.25
  • Dell Inspiron 15 5000 I3 8GB RAM 500GB Hard-drive — formerly $359 — now $209.99