GRCC In the News, 10-13-17

Wyoming schools wants to bring learning into 21st century with bond

Oct. 12, 2017; MLive

WYOMING, MI – Thirty-five years ago, Wyoming Public Schools Superintendent Thomas Reeder says he was a student in the district and the buildings have not changed, but the kids are going to very different jobs.

… The additional space will also benefit its Middle College program. Since 2009, students who commit to five years of high school can earn a diploma and an associate’s degree through a partnership with Grand Rapids Community College. Wyoming has about 200 kids enrolled and will graduate its third class this spring.

Successful Restaurant Week Supports Culinary Education Scholarships

Oct. 12, 2017; 100.5 FM

It was a super successful Restaurant Week in Grand Rapids this past August. So successful that with each of the 70+ participating restaurants donating $1 for each meal sold, a check for $16,200 was presented to the GRCC Foundation this year growing the donation to $143,106 for the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education (SICE) Student Scholarship Fund at GRCC.

AMBA names scholarship winners

Oct. 12, 2017; Plastics News

Indianapolis — The American Mold Builders Association has named winners of its 2017 scholarships, which has awarded more than $270,000 nationally since AMBA started the program in 1991.

… The 2017 National Scholarship Program has awarded $1,000 to the following recipients:

… James Worst, Paragon D&E, attending Grand Rapids Community College.

Jayhawks volleyball fights hard but falls to nationally ranked Grand Rapids on Tuesday

Oct. 12, 2017; Local Sports Journal (Muskegon)

The Muskegon Community College volleyball team traveled to number three in the nation Grand Rapids Community College on Tuesday.


Honors students spend Day of Service in parks

This year’s GRCC Honors Program Annual Day of Service Event was held on Saturday, October 7, 2017.  Faculty, students and staff served at both Blandford Nature Center and Friends of Grand Rapids Parks to take part in projects that were centered on environmental stewardship. A special thank you to Ashley Fox and Melanie Scheile-Gady for facilitating such a great event.

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MI-ACE Women’s Network needs help to ‘sock it to winter’

The MI-ACE Women’s Network here at GRCC needs your help. We want to help serve the homeless population in our community during the winter months. With your help, throughout the month of October, we will be collecting new white socks.

Why? Without access to regular laundry services, the homeless population is often forced to wear dirty or wet socks — if any socks at all. Dirty wet socks are a breeding grounds for foot problems and other ailments. So pick up a pack of new white socks, bring them with you to work and give them to one of the sock collection locations listed below, and let’s sock-it-to-winter together:

  • GRCC MTEC — Marry Hofstra and Elisa Alvarez.
  • Campus Police/Lyon Parking Ramp — Chief Whitman.
  • Administration Building — Melissa Davis in Purchasing and Diane Smith in the Provosts office.
  • Sneden Hall — Marisol Blanco in the College Success Center and Mary Jo Chisholm in Information Technology.
  • Student Center — Thalia Guerra-Flores and Lina Blair in Student Life.
  • Main Building — Kathleen Kelly in the Cashier’s Office.
  • Applied Technology Center — Nanci Guigue in the School of Workforce Development Associate Dean’s office.
  • Library and Learning Commons — Laurie Witczak in Tutoring.