GRCC In the News, 1-13-17

Partners opening Southern restaurant

Jan. 6, 2017; Grand Rapids Business Journal

A new takeout restaurant in town is cooking up a Southern-style menu.

… Michael Stapert, a graduate of the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education at GRCC, will serve as executive chef.

9 names for the Western Michigan football coaching job

Jan. 11, 2017; The Detroit Free Press

It’ll be tough for Western Michigan to find someone to fully replace football coach P.J. Fleck, who is headed to Minnesota.

… One of the best offensive minds in the Midwest, (Tony) Annese has won at multiple levels, including taking the Bulldogs to the NCAA Division II semifinal this fall. He won three Division 2 state championships at Muskegon High, two national championships in three seasons at Grand Rapids Community College and has taken Ferris from the GLIAC basement to a national power. His veer offense has been unstoppable, and three Bulldogs are in the NFL. One of his biggest achievements was turning a hardly recruited defensive end in Jason Vander Laan into one of the greatest rushing quarterbacks in college football history. Vander Laan won back-to-back Harlon Hill trophies, and his 5,953 career rushing yards are the most by any college QB.

Collegiate podcast features Molly Maczka Leadership Hub

The Collegiate podcast features the renaming of the Club Hub to the Molly Maczka Leadership Hub. Students voted to change the name to honor the Molly Maczka, the former Student Life Office manager who died Oct. 26. The Club Hub was opened this semester in the Student Life office as a place for student leaders and club members to network and collaborate.

Volunteers needed for MLK Day of Service

The MLK Day of Service is just around the corner, and volunteers are needed!

On Monday, Jan. 16, GRCC will be participating, along with many other schools, in a day of service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. There are two different service times available. We will be serving for about two hours, but the time includes transportation to and from the service site as well as spoken word that will occur before we leave. Transportation is provided and all volunteers will receive a shirt and a snack!

8 a.m.-11:30 a.m. The Boy Scouts of America – We will be cleaning up their office and helping them prepare for the new year!

1-4:30 p.m. The Well House – We’ll be preparing a house for the next group of youth who will be living there.

Sign up here.

Thank you for serving with our students

Phi Theta Kappa hosts Pie In The Face fundraiser on Jan. 17

Phi Theta Kappa will be hosting a Pie In The Face event next week during Club Day on Jan. 17, between 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Raider Grille. Several of your fellow faculty and staff have volunteered to have whipped cream pies thrown in their faces and we want everyone to come out and participate! For only $1 you could throw a pie at:

  • Erin Busscher
  • Morgan Brown (chapter president)
  • President Ender
  • Elaine Koren
  • Robin Kritzman
  • Michael Passer
  • Lynnae Selberg

In addition, we will allow others to volunteer on the spot!

Phi Theta Kappa is raising money to attend the national conference where we have been accepted to present two sessions!

Thank you for your support!