Archive for May 2017

GRCC In the News, 5-31-17

May 31, 2017

Senior Wellness: Grandparent and grandchild day camps
5/30/2017 WZZM 13
GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. – For the fourth year, kids and their grandparents are invited to attend camp together. Grand Rapids Community College is offering day camps for the different generations to spend time together.
http://www.wzzm13.com/features/senior-wellness-grandparent-and-grandchild-day-camps/443904594

Education Newsmakers: 05/30/2017
5/30/2017 Traverse City Record
Michelle Brown, of Traverse City, recently was named Chemistry Student of the Year at Grand Rapids Community College. Brown was honored at the Annual Leadership Banquet. She will attend Grand Valley State University in the fall to complete her bachelor’s degree in chemistry.
http://www.record-eagle.com/news/local_news/education-newsmakers/article_fe685fea-f083-5da2-8ee6-2706f95baec3.html

Advisory Committee celebration a success

May 30, 2017

GRCC hosted a celebration on May 19 to thank our advisory committee members for their contributions to our programs and our students. Nearly 100 community members and GRCC faculty representing 26 different advisory committees enjoyed breakfast and a brief presentation that included a video honoring the Radiologic Technology Advisory Committee as our Advisory Committee of the Year.

 

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College Channel programming through June 2

May 30, 2017

The latest schedule, through June 2, for the College Channel includes the May 15 board of trustees meeting.

Bookstore gets temporary location in Farside Room

May 30, 2017

The bookstore will be temporarily located in the Farside Room, first floor of the Student Center, during renovations from Tuesday, May 30, through Tuesday, June 6.

GRCC In the News, 5-30-17

May 30, 2017

GRCC, Kent ISD cast college program
5/26/2017 Grand Rapids Business Journal
Amid growing concerns over skilled worker shortages, a group of partners will offer another talent pipeline for West Michigan employers.
Grand Rapids Community College, Kent Intermediate School District and area manufacturers have created a program called Launch U that will allow high school students to earn college credit or a degree at Kent ISD and GRCC.
http://www.grbj.com/articles/88065-grcc-kent-isd-cast-college-program

 WMU, Aquinas partner on engineering degree
5/26/2017 Grand Rapids Business Journal
Western Michigan University and Aquinas College this fall will join a packed field of schools forging academic partnerships.
… “We’re working on … building an advanced manufacturing lab with GRCC,” he said. “All of these pieces are coming together to build a stronger engineering presence in greater Grand Rapids.”
http://www.grbj.com/articles/88066-wmu-aquinas-partner-on-engineering-degree

GRCC In the News, 5-26-17

May 26, 2017

From Somalia to Grand Rapids: How one refugee fled to U.S., escaped terrorism
5/25/2017 Michigan Radio (NPR)
Ali Warsame​’s journey to become a permanent, legal resident of Michigan was long and difficult.
…After moving to Grand Rapids, he enrolled at Kentwood High School. There he took English as a second language (ESL) classes, and today he is a student at Grand Rapids Community College. He also works as an interpreter for other refugees.

Grand Rapids food trucks could roll into 4 more downtown zones
5/25/2017 MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Concerns from food truck vendors are prompting city officials to consider changes to its pilot program during its first year.
…-Kendall College/GRCC: trucks could operate at metered parking spaces on the north side of Fountain Street from Ionia to Library

Article features GRCC Retiree’s son

May 26, 2017

Read about retiree Bunny Bookwalter’s son who is a cyclist who competes nationally. Bunny was a GRCC Dental Program faculty member and director for many years.
http://www.mlive.com/sports/2017/05/cycling_great_brent_bookwalter.html

Bookstore moves to Farside Room through June 6

May 26, 2017

The bookstore will be temporarily located in the Farside Room, first floor of the Student Center, during renovations from Tuesday, May 30, through Tuesday, June 6.

GRCC In the News, 5-25-17

May 25, 2017

Baby among those killed by opioids in Kent County’s deadliest year

May 24, 2017; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — At only 10 months old, Chance Powell was the youngest victim of the opioid epidemic in Kent County in 2015, the deadliest year the county has seen yet.

… When Jonathan Eisenman moved to Grand Rapids from Bay City, Mich., his mother thought it would be good for him. At age 15, the boy who loved to skate and write hip-hop lyrics started taking Norco with a friend. When the pills ran out, the teens switched to heroin. The family tried everything they could think of to get him clean, and thought it had worked. After high school, Jonathan moved to Grand Rapids to live with his older brother and attend Grand Rapids Community College.

Fleis scholarship winners announced

May 25, 2017; Leelanau News

A record number of scholarship applications were made and 72 were reviewed by the Fleis Education Fund selection committee.  Tina Poulias, who is studying medicine at Grand Rapids Community College, won the scholarship in memory of Jim and Rita (Fleis) Cwengros.

Jordan Brown flashes phenomenal speed in Rockford outfield and on base paths

May 24, 2017; MLive

ROCKFORD As a senior, Jordan Brown took over in center field for the Rockford baseball team and ran with it.

…”The amount of work he has put in this season is paying off, and I look forward to seeing what a year at Grand Rapids Community College does for him. He has the natural ability to be a great Division I baseball player. He has the tools that you can’t teach.”

Raider Salute to IT-Customer Support

May 25, 2017

Alex Moore, in Finance and Administration, has a Raider Salute for Bryan and Matthew in IT-Customer Support:

“A big thank you to Bryan and Matthew in IT-Customer Support for assisting me with a workstation move.  They went out of their way and stayed after hours to ensure that my workstation was set up for me the next day.  You both did an outstanding job.  Thanks for your help and dedication guys!”

Course pack orders due by August 7

May 25, 2017

All course pack orders, SKUs, files, and planners must be to GRCCePRINT no later than Monday, August 7, to guarantee the course packs will be in the bookstore prior to classes starting. Instructors must notify the bookstore ahead of time if they are going to be having a course pack and let them know if it will be a reprint or if it has been updated for the Fall 2017 semester. All files for new course packs should be e-mailed to grcceprint@grcc.edu.

Needs assessment: 2017-2018 learning opportunities

May 25, 2017

Human Resources/Staff Development would like your feedback on the trainings you would like to see offered for the 2017/2018 Fiscal Year! To provide feedback, please:

  • Log in to Peoplesoft/Online Center
  • Select GRCC Employee
  • Select Needs Assessment
  • Select the trainings you are interested in attending. The trainings are organized by professional skills (i.e.: communication, diversity, etc.). If there are courses that you’re interested in, but don’t see listed, please make a suggestion in the comments section!

Human Resources/Staff Development will compile the feedback during the summer months and share the professional development opportunities in GRCC Today.

Note: The needs assessment is used only to provide feedback on trainings you are interested in, it does not mean you have registered for that training. As professional development is made available, you will be able to register through the registration page.

Golf team in 18th place; final round of national tournament starts today

May 25, 2017

GRCC’s golf team is in 18th place, with the final round of the NJCAA national tournament starting today.

GRCC In the News, 5-24-17

May 24, 2017

Man lured to robbery: ‘He wanted to shoot me’

May 23, 2017; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A man looking for a good deal on a computer found himself looking down the barrel of a gun in what police call robbery by appointment.

… The 25-year-old Grand Rapids Community College dean’s list student was looking for a good deal on a MacBook Pro and found one on the online app OfferUp, which is similar to Craigslist. It turned out the deal was too good to be true.

West Michigan military: See achievements by local service men and women

May 23, 2017; MLive

… Retired Army Col. Scott Haraburda, was named Grand Rapids Community College’s 2017 Distinguished Alumnus. Haraburda received an associate degree in 1981 from what was then Grand Rapids Junior College. He went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Central Michigan University, a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College, and master’s and doctoral degrees in chemical engineering from Michigan State University.

Academic Decision Day ‘Sends the Right Message’

May 23, 2017; schoolnewsnetwork.org (KISD newsletter)

Comstock Park Public Schools, MI — Anyone who knows high school knows about college decision day, when senior athletes make a show of signing with a college sports team.

… It was a proud day as well for Donovan Crandall, whom Bolthouse encouraged to accept a hefty financial aid package to attend Grand Rapids Community College.

Class of 2017 prepares to graduate from Holland-area schools

May 23, 2017; The Holland Sentinel

After 13 years of school or sometimes a little bit longer hundreds of Holland-area students are about to earn their high school diploma.

Descent into opioid addiction captured on video

May 23, 2017; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A man’s determination to show a drug-addicted friend just how far she had fallen offers a rare and raw glimpse into the world of opioid addiction.

… She (Kelly Galbraith) now works at a private drug treatment center and attends Grand Rapids Community College.

Partners honor activists at César Chávez event

May 23, 2017; Grand Rapids Business Journal

A group of community partners have honored the legacy of civil rights activist César Chávez and recognized three change-makers.

… A number of colleges supported the event, including Aquinas College, Calvin College, Kendall College of Art and Design, Davenport University, Ferris State University, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Valley State University and Western Michigan University Grand Rapids.

Up close: How determination kept Tri-unity Christian seniors’ dreams alive

May 23, 2017; MLive

Rayven Mondy’s season was gone in an instant when the Tri-unity Christian senior guard took a trip to the hospital last January after she injured her knee in a game on Jan. 24.

… Mondy’s future looks bright now that she has had surgery and is undergoing rehabilitation. Plus, she recently signed with Grand Rapids Community College to continue her basketball career and education. Mondy said she was drawing interest from a number of schools before the injury occurred, and she added that GRCC was the school that stuck with her through the whole ordeal.

 

 

Bookstore temporarily moves to Farside Room

May 24, 2017

The bookstore will be temporarily located in the Farside Room, first floor of the Student Center, during renovations from Tuesday, May 30, through Tuesday, June 6.