Archive for November 6, 2017

GRCC In the News, 11-6-17

November 6, 2017

GRCC program teaches basics of breweries

Nov. 3, 2017; Grand Rapids Business Journal

After Kyle Rondeau graduates from Grand Rapids Community College, he said he envisions himself in a multitude of career paths.

Ada, Cascade historical societies team up for Veterans Day event

Nov. 4, 2017; MLive

The Cascade and Ada Historical Societies teamed up for a special Veterans Day presentation featuring one of the first women WWII pilots.

… (Jane) Doyle obtained her private pilot’s license when she graduated from Grand Rapids South High School in 1940. She completed her 70 hours of ground school at the junior college, now known as Grand Rapids Community College, and her 30 hours of flight training at what was then the Kent County Airport.

Mike Ketchum promoted to dispatch supervisor at Ionia County Central Dispatch

Nov. 4, 2017; Ionia Sentinel-Standard

IONIA COUNTY — Mike Ketchum has been promoted from dispatcher to dispatch supervisor at Ionia County Central Dispatch.

… Ketchum is a graduate of Lowell High School and Grand Rapids Community College. He and his wife, Dawn, have three adult children and two grandchildren.

Former BH woman releases first book

Nov. 6, 2017; The Herald-Palladium (St. Joseph)

BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor native Cheryl Edwards-Cannon recently released her first book, Taking Care of Miss Bee Bee.

… A Benton Harbor High School graduate, she earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Central Michigan University, a master’s degree from Aquinas College and a certificate in gerontology from Grand Rapids Community College.


Student and Alumni Philanthropy Club hosts food drive competition

November 6, 2017

Are you a GRCC club or organization advisor?  Make sure your students know about the Food Drive competition sponsored by the Student and Alumni Philanthropy Club, running now through Nov. 28.

GRCC Student organizations and clubs food drive competition. The Student and Alumni Philanthropy club is hosting a friendly competition to stock up our GRCC Student Food Pantry – just in time for the holidays! The Student Food Pantry provides nonperishable food items and basic necessities to students and their families. Who: GRCC Student Organizations and Clubs. What: A friendly competition between organizations and clubs. Where: Drop off food to the Student Life and Conduct Office. When: Nov. 6-28, 2017. How does it work? Food can be dropped off to the Student Life and Conduct Office, on the Student Center’s first floor, during regular business hours. When the food is dropped off, your donations will be weighed. The donating club and the weight will be recorded by staff. You can donate as many times as you want from Nov. 6 through Nov. 28! For this competition, we are only accepting food donations, not monetary donations. The GRCC Food Pantry will only accept nonperishable items that are not expired or opened. What’s in it for me? You get the satisfaction of helping your fellow students – and the club that brings in the most weight in food will get a pizza party at a club meeting of their choice! For a list of most needed items, please visit: GRCC Student and Alumni Philanthropy Club.

Food and snack pantry collection runs through Nov. 13

November 6, 2017

A College Action Project Team (CAP 1.3.6) has been formed to strengthen our systems to better support students with food and housing assistance.  The team is currently hosting a Food Drive from October 30 through November 13.

GRCC has a student food pantry and six smaller snack pantries. The food pantry is available to any currently enrolled student and includes items like canned goods, dry pasta, peanut butter, etc. We also have six snack pantries around campus that stock grab-and-go items such as granola bars and easy mac. Our goal with the holiday food drive is to stock both the food pantry and snack pantries well.

You can drop off donations at several campus locations.

Thank you!

Retirement reception for Neal McGladdery on Nov. 9

November 6, 2017

Neal McGladdery is counting down — and there aren’t many days left! He will be officially retiring on November 21!

Please join us at a reception in his honor on Thursday, November 9, in the ATC from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

You’re all invited to stop by and wish him well!

College Channel programming through Nov. 10

November 6, 2017

The latest schedule, through Nov. 10, for the College Channel includes the Nations’ Cup competition.

UW: Who is Alice?

November 6, 2017

Thirty-eight percent of households in Kent County are struggling to afford the basic necessities of housing, child care, food, health care and transportation.

ALICE, is a United Way acronym which stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed, represents the growing number of individuals and families who are working, but are unable to afford the basic necessities of housing, food, child care, health care, and transportation.

United Way Heart of West Michigan has made assisting ALICE families part of it’s core mission.


Celebrate Mary McSwain’s retirement on Nov. 8

November 6, 2017

Help us celebrate Mary McSwain (the Raider Grille’s cashier) with cake, punch and laughter:

Wednesday November 8th at 3 p.m.

Student Community Center 205/207 (glass room inside the Raider Grille)