GRCC In the News, 7-13-16

Medical assistants needed to meet industry demand

July 12, 2016; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – This week Grand Rapids Community College held graduation for its most recent class of medical assistants to meet the growing demands of the heath care industry, officials said Tuesday, July 12.

Apprentices Mark Halfway Point to New Careers in Health Care

July 11, 2016; Mercy Health website

Twenty-four aspiring medical assistants recently took a break from their classwork to celebrate the halfway point in the MA Registered Apprenticeship Program (MARAP). Program partners Grand Rapids Community College, Muskegon Community College, West Michigan Works!, Mercy Health, Cherry Health and Spectrum Health were there to share in the milestone celebration and hear about the students’ journeys-to-date.

American Mold Builders Association (AMBA) Awards Scholarships

July 12, 2016; Prototype Today

The National office of the American Mold Builders Association (AMBA), Indianapolis, IN, recently announced the recipients of its 2016 Scholarship Awards Program. AMBA’s National Scholarship Program to date has awarded over $263,000 nationally since the program’s inception in 1991. The annual Scholarship Program continues to demonstrate AMBA’s commitment to the industry, education and offering valuable member benefits.

… The 2016 AMBA National Scholarship Program awarded $1,000 to the following recipients (including their respective AMBA member companies):

… James Worst, attending Grand Rapids Community College (Paragon D&E).

The USA gets ready for the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie

July 11, 2016; So Good magazine

The American team has begun training so as to get good results in the next Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie, which will take place in Lyon in 2017. The USA is one of the Top 7 Countries which, having registered the highest scores in the last three editions of the competition, has a direct ticket to the final.

The team is formed by Victor Dagatan, Kitchen Artist at the Ritz Carlton Buckhead (Atlanta), in charge of ice; Rabii Saber, Executive Pastry Chef at the Four Seasons (Orlando), who will be in charge of chocolate, and Bill Foltz, winner of the prize for the best sugar piece in the 2011 World Cup, responsible for sugar and team captain. Robert Nieto, executive pastry chef at Kendall Jackson winery in Napa Valley (California), and Nicolas Chevrieux, runner-up of the last US Pastry Competition, will be travelling to France as assistants. Besides, Gilles Renusson will participate as team manager and Christophe Feyt as team coach, with the help of Roy Pell.

(This article doesn’t mention it, but Gilles Renusson is a SICE professor.)

Officials comment on Ivy Tech leader’s exit

July 12, 2016; The Star Press (Muncie, Ind.)

MUNCIE, Ind. — Andrew Bowne, currently chancellor for Ivy Tech Community College’s East Central and Richmond regions, has been named senior vice president and chief operating officer for the statewide community college, Ivy Tech announced on Tuesday.

… Prior to joining Ivy Tech, Bowne served at Grand Rapids Community College in Michigan as the associate vice president for college advancement. Before his leadership in the development function, he served as the executive director for workforce training and economic development. In addition to his work in community colleges, he has worked in traditional economic development roles, as well as in workforce development leadership for manufacturing companies in West Michigan.

Former Portland coach Ray Kimball joins Davenport as women’s assistant coach

July 12, 2016; Ionia Sentinel-Standard

IONIA — Two years ago, Portland girls head coach Ray Kimball left the school and program that had incredible success. He left to become the Athletic Director at his alma mater, Lansing Waverly.

It didn’t take Kimball long to get the itch to coach again. Just one year later, he found himself as the head coach of the Grand Rapids Community College Raiders Women’s Basketball program.

Harper Golf Open raises record funds to support students

July 12, 2016; Daily Herald (Chicago suburbs)

Nearly 130 area golfers gathered recently for some friendly competition — and to make a meaningful difference in the lives of students.

… The auction also featured dueling gift baskets from both Harper College President Dr. Ken Ender and twin brother Dr. Steve Ender, who serves as president at Grand Rapids Community College.