GRCC In the News, 8-18-17

WOS Launches Learning Center in Detroit, Orletta Caldwell to Lead

Aug. 17, 2017;

DETROIT, Aug. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Workforce Opportunity Services (WOS)the leading non-profit organization geared towards aligning individuals from underrepresented groups with transformative career opportunities is expanding its impact as a resource for individuals living in underserved communities through establishing a new learning center in Detroit, Michigan.

… Orletta Caldwell, a Detroit native who has over 30 years of administrative and leadership experience, will serve as the coordinator of the new learning center; overseeing all of its operations. Over the course of her career, she has held positions at Josten’s Inc., Camp Barber, and Grand Rapids Community College.

(This press release ran in many media outlets.)

First Scholars to hold mixer on August 23

You are invited to our final First Scholars mixer of the year!

At this event, we will facilitate a discussion for parents and their incoming First Scholar student on the benefits of the First Scholars initiative, how to earn points, how to retrieve incentives from points earned, how to engage OrgSync, and academic expectations regarding first-time fulltime students.

When: Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Time: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Where: Sneden 108

*Light food will be served

Students and parents are seated around tables in room 108 of Sneden.

Raider Salute for Summer Teaching Institute help

Thank you to all the Summer Teaching Institute facilitators and participants!

Facilitators were Christina McElwee, Deb Vilmont, Chad Sytsma, Tony Dykema-VanderArk, Garry Brand, Meegan Willi, Mursalata Muhammad, Klaas Kwant, Rafael Pastrano, Melanie Shiele-Gady, Tamber Bustance and Jennifer Batten

Special thanks to Toy McNeal for all the coordination and Avery Sedore for the fantastic food.