GRCC In the News, 10-13-16

GRCC International Guitar Series presents Guitarist Pino Forastiere

Oct. 11, 2016; Kulture Vulture

GRCC International Guitar Series presents Guitarist Pino Forastiere from Italy

Degage Ministries’ Marge Palmerlee on homelessness in GR, the greatness of Heartside & more

Oct. 13, 2016;

When Marge Palmerlee began volunteering at Dégagé Ministries in Grand Rapids’ Heartside neighborhood more than two decades ago, she wasn’t doing so because she had a background in social work or experience with issues like homelessness. As a single mother raising two sons while working as an accountant at the former Rogers Department Store on 28th Street, she did, however, understand what it meant to face difficulties and to be grateful for a helping hand or a willing ear and she wanted to give back.

… We did a survey recently, and people told us they’d like to work on job skills. They said they’d love to connect with Grand Rapids Community College, but don’t feel they fit in there. They said, “Is there anything you can do at Degage?” We toured [GRCC’s] M-TEC Center [which provides workplace training]; they have phenomenal programs that are 80 percent hands-on and in an environment where everyone’s accepted. We’re planning on having a partnership with them.

Students, faculty impact global health

Oct. 12, 2016;

Students and faculty will share how they are impacting global health during the GVSU Global Health Showcase October 14, at the Pew Grand Rapids Campus. The showcase is free and open to the public.

… In 2014, (Nkechy Ekere) Ezeh was appointed to serve a three-year term on the Michigan Department of Education’s Office of Great Start Advisory Council. In 2016, she received the 2016 Hattie Beverly Education Award from Grand Rapids Community College, given to an outstanding African American educator in the Grand Rapids area.

Love on the Blue Bridge a Stop Motion Proposal

Oct. 122, 2016; 95.7 FM

The newly engaged couple is Alex Saxton and Hannah Van Rees. Alex’s sister saw the share off Jen’s (Friend from GRCC) wall.

Photos from exercise science’s Advising Day

The Exercise Science department partnered with Counseling Center to deliver presentations and one-on-one advising appointments for advising day.  Students were able to learn about tools available for them in choosing classes, programs, completing the MTA, graduation, and transfer.

A second Exercise Science advising day with drop-in appointments will be held on Thursday, November 10th, from 1-4 p.m. in Calkins 125.

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Campus Police Meet and Greet on October 20

Campus Police have scheduled a “meet-and-greet” from 1-2 p.m. October 20 in room 234 of the Student Center. No agenda, no speeches — just a chance to ask questions and meet your Campus Police!

Meet-and-greets will also be held, at the same time and location, on these dates:

  • November 17.
  • December 15.
  • January 26.
  • February 23.
  • March 23.
  • April 20.
  • May 18.
  • June 15.

Two students talk to a Campus Police officer on a bicycle near Cook Hall.