Aug. 21, 2016; mibiz.com
GRAND RAPIDS — A statewide coalition of community colleges, including Grand Rapids Community College, is vying for federal grant dollars that would provide free tuition for students in key advanced manufacturing programs.
Aug. 19, 2016; MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The number of Kent County students enrolled in college classes at Grand Rapids Community College concurrent with their high school studies is growing, according to Dan Clark, dean of academic outreach.
Aug. 19, 2016; Grand Rapids Business Journal
All across the nation, college tuition prices continue to rise, and the state of Michigan is no different.
In June, the University of Michigan’s Board of Regents voted to increase in-state tuition by 3.9 percent, while in-state tuition at Michigan State University jumped 3.7 percent for freshmen and sophomores and 3.9 percent for juniors and seniors. Here in West Michigan, Grand Valley State University the regions largest voted to increase tuition by 4 percent, while Grand Rapids Community College saw a 2.8 percent rise in tuition.
Greening of the Great Lakes
Aug. 21, 2016; WJR AM
“Dr. Kurt Kind will continue our coverage from the governor’s Energy Excellence Award. We have the winners of the best communication or education program. The winner is Habitat for Humanity of Kent County in Grand Rapids … Grand Rapids Community College takes one to three houses per year …”
Aug. 21, 2016; WZZM
GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. – Sunday is the final day of Restaurant Week Grand Rapids, so if you haven’t taken part, now is the time! Executive Chef Nick Snacker from Ganders, located at the Double Tree Inn, and Kate Herron from Experience GR joined the weekend morning news team to demonstrate one of the dishes they’ve been featuring during the event.
… Restaurant Week Grand Rapids not only promotes the local culinary scene, but also helps The Secchia Institute for Culinary Education students with educational support. “Since 2010, Restaurant Week participating restaurants and sponsors have contributed over $110,000 to the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education’s Student Scholarship Fund at GRCC. Participating restaurants donate $1 for every Restaurant Week meal sold to the scholarship fund that is granted to selected students within the Institute’s culinary program,” explained Kate.
Aug. 19, 2016; Women’s Lifestyle
Think of a science fair and a county fair merging together to create something entirely new for all. The third annual Maker Faire comes to Grand Rapids, celebrating the Maker movement and the innovative minds in our community.
Both established and local makers feature rockets and robots, DIY science and technology, urban farming and sustainability, alternative energy, bicycles, unique hand-made crafts, local food, and educational installations. Visitors see installations from the GR Makers, the Geek Group, GRCC and other local West Michigan inventors, innovators, and tinkerers.