Archive for July 17, 2017

GRCC In the News, 7-17-17

July 17, 2017

GVSU, GRCC announce campus expansions in Grand Rapids

July 14, 2017;

GRAND RAPIDS — Two higher educational institutions plan to spend more than $82 million combined to expand their downtown campuses.

The state’s 2018 fiscal year budget, signed today by Gov. Rick Snyder, includes allocations for expansions at both Grand Valley State University and Grand Rapids Community College.

Change Ups: Blandford Nature Center founder receives inaugural award

July 14, 2017; Grand Rapids Business Journal


Grand Rapids Community College received a $50,000 grant from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation to create more health care career opportunities for minorities. The grant will fund a 10-day Health Care Scrubs Camp for Grand Rapids Public Schools students. High school juniors and seniors will learn in GRCC simulation labs, work in a decontamination unit at St. Mary’s Hospital, participate in a culinary medicine workshop at the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education, and take part in a disaster drill.

Chef Clark introduces new take on Italian cuisine

July 11, 2017; Grand Rapids Magazine

Chef Clark Frain is excited to bring contemporary Italian cuisine, including crudo offerings, which means raw in Italian, to downtown Grand Rapids.

… After a stint at the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education at Grand Rapids Community College he landed at Gibsons. “I had a great experience there,” he said. “I started refining my technique and learning about high quality ingredients.”

Inside Track: Building a brotherhood

July 14, 2017; Grand Rapids Business Journal

Andre Fields knows firsthand the painful combination of poverty, fatherlessness and systemic racism that haunts many of his black male students.

… Fields, an associate professor and counselor at Grand Rapids Community College, started a leadership development fraternity for black male students at GRCC called Alpha Beta Omega (ABO) in 2012.



Message of thanks from Gloria Thomas

July 17, 2017

A message from Gloria Thomas, in Academic Testing Services:

I would like to thank my GRCC family for being there for me during my time of sorrow. So much love was shown through the cards, gifts, emails, flowers, and your presence.

Thank you all so very much!

College Channel programming through July 21

July 17, 2017

The¬†latest schedule, through July 21, for the College Channel includes¬†GVSU’s Euripides’ Helen play.

Photo from state budget signing

July 17, 2017

Amy Koning, dean of the School of Workforce Development, and Provost Laurie Chesley represented GRCC when Gov. Rick Snyder signed the 2017-18 budget Friday at the Kent Career Technical Center.

The budget includes funding to update and expand the ATC.

Ten people, including Provost Laurie Chesley and School of Workforce Development dean Amy Koning, watch Gov. Rick Snyder sign the 2017-18 state budget.