GRCC In the News, 8-23-16

Grand Rapids Community College students get educated on beer

Aug. 22, 2016; The Holland Sentinel

GRAND RAPIDS — Grand Rapids Community College student Sheldon Korcal says he’s been hooked on craft beer since downing one of Founder’s Brewing Company’s flagship beers the Dirty Bastard scotch-style ale.

Coalition Of Community Colleges Hopes To Provide Free Tuition For Advanced Manufacturing

Aug. 22, 2016; WMUK

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.

Flat River Medical trains aspiring medical workers

Aug. 22, 2016; The Daily News (Greenville)

GREENVILLE — After working as a nurse for 10 years, Melody Teegardin decided to open Flat River Medical on Lafayette Street in Greenville in October 2015.

… Teegardin is also working on becoming a state testing center. Right now, the closest testing centers are at Grand Rapids Community College and in Mount Pleasant. Before she can become a testing center, she has make sure the basement meets the state-set standards.

Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Smith healthy

Aug. 22, 2016; Dayton Daily News (Ohio)

COLUMBUS — Wide receiver Corey Smith’s career with the Ohio State Buckeyes could have ended when he broke his leg during a game against Indiana on Oct. 3 last season.

… Smith, a graduate of Buchtel High School in Akron, is in his fourth season with the Buckeyes and his sixth year of college. He played for Grand Rapids Community College in 2011. When that program was discontinued, he left for East Mississippi Community College in the small town of Scooba, Miss.

Volunteers needed for Welcome Week

Good Afternoon Friends and Colleagues,

The Campus Activities Board (CAB) is seeking your participation in this year’s Welcome Week happening on September 6-8th from 11am-2pm, outside on the Dr. Juan R. Olivarez Student Plaza (the Commons). CAB needs volunteers to staff the registration table, manage the food line and help monitor and coordinate the different games and activities. If you would like to participate, please add your name to the volunteer forms listed below. If your schedule allows, feel free to sign up for more than one shift! Don’t be shy! Without your help, we could not pull off these events for our students!

(9/6) – Tuesday – Club and Department Day

(9/7) – Wednesday – Transfer and Advising Day

(9/8) – Thursday – Food, Games and More* (*Note: high volume of volunteers needed)

If you have any questions, please contact Kaylee Wolff, Campus Activities Board advisor, by phone at 616-234-2477 or by email at

Have a great day, and thank you for your consideration and continued commitment to our students!