GRCC In the News, 11-18-16

GRCC awarded $6M to help build healthcare workforce pipeline

Nov. 17, 2016; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Grand Rapids Community College was awarded a $6 million federal grant that will allow the college to work with its community partners to provide a pipeline of much-needed skilled health care workers, officials announced Thursday, Nov. 17.

GRCC’s next president expected to be named Monday

Nov. 17, 2016; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Next Monday morning, Grand Rapids Community College trustees expect to make their decision on the school’s next president, board chairman Bert Bleke said.

Kent City grad dies in crash

Nov. 17, 2016; The Post (Cedar Springs)

An 18-year-old Tyrone Township teen was killed last weekend when he crashed his vehicle while trying to pass another car.

… Isaiah is the son of Gerald and Deborah Slater. According to his obituary, he had attended Algoma Christian School, and graduated from Kent City High School in 2016. He was attending Grand Rapids Community College.

The WELL sponsors the Giving Tree

There’s still time for you to grab leaves from the Giving Tree! Stop by the Inclusion and Equity office today. The leaves on The Giving Tree represent a student’s need.

Here’s how it works:

  1. GRCC staff go to the Inclusion and Equity Office conference room (room 119 in the Library and Learning Commons).
  2. Select a leaf from The Giving Tree (each leaf represents a student who is part of The Well — Women Empowering Leadership and Learning).
  3. Purchase item on the leaf ($20 minimum requested, although not required).
  4. Bring item back to The Inclusion and Equity Office by 5:00 p.m. Nov. 21.

Between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 28, we will host an event to distribute your gifts to students of The Well. Volunteers are needed to staff this event. Please notify Erika Bailey of your availability if you are willing to participate.

Because of your participation, we have only 30 leaves remaining on the tree! Thank you for putting your financial support behind these deserving young women!

A tree made of construction paper hangs on a wall.

State approves Holland Home as training site for Certified Nursing Assistant program

The state approved the GRCC Workforce Training site at Holland Home for our new Certified Nursing Assistant Program (CNA) today. A special thank you to Linda Witte for all the coordination and leadership of the project, along with a thank you to Elleena Chrzan for her work and support.  Stay tuned for program start date.

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Last day to make a pledge – enter to win!

Any GRCC employee who makes a pledge by today, the last day of the GRCC United Way campaign, will be entered into a GRCC raffle.  You could win one of two gift cards or a Whitecaps Baseball suite rental (an $800 value)! The suite rental includes (1) April/May Whitecaps Suite for the 2017 season and 25 tickets – it does NOT include the cost of food and beverage.
Plus any donor who makes a gift of $50 or more, and at least $50 of the gift is undesignated, i.e., Community Investment Fund, will be automatically entered for a chance to win a $5,000 gift card, if he or she is otherwise eligible. Visit for complete rules.