GRCC In the News, 9-8-16

Grand Rapids ranked among safest college towns in US

Sept. 7, 2016; WWMT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – A new editorial has ranked Grand Rapids among the safest college towns in the U.S.

… It also looked at Grand Rapids Community College and the safety services provided by campus police which includes disabled vehicle assistance and a personal escort service.

Craft Beer College Courses

Sept. 7, 2016;

The Grand Rapids Community College has created the new Craft Brewing, Packaging and Service Operations Certificate program to help get students ready for the beer industry. Given the booming beer market that’s prevalent in Michigan, the College created the program to help get students ready for the industry that is showing significant growth across the nation.

GVSU teams up with local colleges to offer students a Grand Rapids tour

Sept. 7, 2016; The Lanthorn (GVSU student newspaper)

Within the last few years, Grand Rapids has become known as a hotspot for arts and culture, the food industry and a variety of nightlife attractions.

As part of a campaign with Aquinas College, Calvin College, Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) and Grand Valley State University, students will have the chance to experience some of the downtown Grand Rapids attractions from Sept. 12-18.

Lakeview police chief honored with award

Sept. 7, 2016; The Daily News (Greenville)

LAKEVIEW — On behalf of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Jim Perkins recently presented Lakeview Police Chief Darin Dood an award in recognition for his service to the community in law enforcement.

… Dood has been in law enforcement for 16 years. He didn’t go into police work right after college graduation. He tried a few things before going to Grand Rapids Community College to pursue a job in law enforcement.


Voter registration in the library next week

Faculty are asked to encourage their students to register to vote if they have not already done so.  Registering to vote (and voting!) addresses several elements of our Social Responsibility Institutional Learner Outcomes.  To vote in the November 8, 2016 elections, you must be registered to vote by October 11, 2016.

The Library & Learning Commons will hold a registration event – open to students, faculty and staff:

Tuesday, September 13 | Library & Learning Commons | 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

To vote, you must be an American citizen, 18 years old by November 8, 2016 and possess MI driver’s license, MI ID,  or Social Security card. If you’re not sure you’re registered, check the Michigan Voter Information Center website. Please note, if you have moved recently or legally changed your name, you must register again.