GRCC In the News, 10-12-16

GRCC gets check from Restaurant Week

Oct. 11, 2016; WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. – The success of restaurant week can be partly measured by an annual event at Grand Rapids Community College.

2017 Restaurant Week GR scholarship donation announced

Oct. 11, 2016; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Restaurant Week Grand Rapids on Tuesday presented its annual donation to a fund that provides scholarships for local culinary students.

Restaurant Week donated $16,000 to the Grand Rapids Community College Foundation, a release from event organizers said. Additionally, six GRCC Secchia Institute for Culinary Education students were each awarded a $1,000 scholarship: Mike Aswani, Justin Back, Kaylee Mulder, Emily Neigarth, Sarah Rae Samrick and Ryan Wall.

Marcellus wins second straight division crown

Oct. 11, 2016; Sturgis Journal

For the second straight year it came down to Marcellus against Decatur for the SAC Central Division and for the second straight year, the Lady Wildcats prevailed.

… The Glen Oaks women’s volleyball team fell to Grand Rapids Community College 25-13, 25-9, 25-22 Tuesday night.

Nominees sought for Giants Awards

The Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion is looking for some community giants!

Do you know of someone who has made an exceptional contribution to the history and quality of life in the Grand Rapids area? Nominate him or her for the center’s Giants Awards!

You can go online to see the award categories and to download a nomination form.


Child Development and Education Department holds transfer fair

The Child Development and Education Department held a Teacher Education Transfer Fair on October 11. Over 30 students in the program took advantage of the fair to connect with multiple universities to decide their next steps in education. A big thank you to all of the students and colleges who helped make the transfer fair a success!

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Radiologic technology, theater students participate in mock disaster

On Friday, October 7, 2016, the students in Radiologic Technology and Theater worked together to complete a disaster drill simulation. Theater students volunteered as patients and were made to look as if they had actual injuries. They did an outstanding job of acting out the patient scenarios. Each group of Radiologic Technology students participated in two scenarios that were designed to test their critical thinking, positioning and patient care skills. Radiology students were given a specific scenario and an image to review.  Based on the quality of the image, they could continue or re-evaluate their positioning and take an additional image. The radiology students did a great job and learned many valuable lessons throughout the simulation. In addition, there were very insightful suggestions for future simulations.

We would like to thank Armen Oumedian for the grant (Liz McCormick Faculty Innovation Learning Resource Fund) that allowed us to complete this simulation and the GRCC Dental Department, Nursing Department, Clinical sites and AMR for the use of equipment and supplies.

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Students present summer research on October 19

All GRCC faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend the GRCC Scholars Poster Presentation.  This event will take place on October 19 from noon – 4:00 p.m.

GRCC students who participated in summer research and traveled on a Study Away program will be presenting their work. Staff from Michigan Tech and the University of Michigan summer research programs will be at hand to provide information on their programs. We hope to see you there!