GRCC In the News, 7-5-17

Local students get chance to learn about public works careers

July 5, 2017; WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. – For four days, kids going into seventh, eighth and ninth grade in the fall have a chance to learn about public works careers in their backyard. Grand Rapids Community College is partnering with local municipalities to offer a summer camp.

All Area Baseball Player of the Year

July 3, 2017; The Greenville Daily News

GREENVILLE — Not since 1993 has a Greenville baseball team reached 20 wins in a season. This year, however, the Yellow Jackets managed to win 22 games, and much of their success was thanks to senior Calvin Syrjala, The Daily News Baseball Player of the Year.

… “Calvin is a great hitter to all fields and an exceptional athlete. He is a great player and has put a lot of time in over the years,” Kohler said. “He has earned the recognition and we look forward to watching him play at Grand Rapids Community College (next fall).”

Lean Waste Walk Form

June 29, 2017;

Steve Brammer has worked for a variety of custom and captive molding operations in manufacturing and process engineering roles ranging from engineer to engineering manager.  He also serves as an adjunct instructor for Grand Rapids Community College teaching plastics and manufacturing classes. He shares industry insight regularly via his LinkedIn page and this post caught my attention, so I wanted to share it.

Second session summer wellness schedule now available

Classes run July 10 – August 25


11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Bootcamp with Lynnae – Meet at FFH

5:15-6:00 p.m.
Spin/Sculpt with Kelly – CSC 140


12:00-12:30 p.m.
Butts & Guts with Cheryl – FFH Balcony

5:15-6:00 p.m.
25-10-10 with Danielle – FFH Balcony


11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Bootcamp with Lynnae – Meet at FFH

5:15-6:00 p.m.
Urban EcoTrek with Beth – Meet at FFH

How it works

Show up to any class, breathe, move your body and have fun! Classes are open to faculty, staff, adjuncts, contingency employees, and student employees at no cost!

You are always welcome to bring your spouse, child over 18 or friend(s) to these classes.

Non-GRCC employees participating are asked to pay a small $20.00 fee per semester to unlimited access to all employee wellness classes. All are welcome!

No need to sign up – just join us! It’s a lot of fun!

Visit to stay up to date on our offerings! Questions? Contact Nicole Dekker in Staff Development: (616) 234-3848 or