GRCC In the News, 1-19-18

Lakeshore Advantage Holds Meeting, Gives Honors

Jan. 19, 2018; WHTC

HUDSONVILLE, MI (WHTC-AM/FM) – The annual meeting of Lakeshore Advantage today will look back, look ahead and have some honors included.

Highlighting the session at Hudsonville’s Pinnacle Center is the awarding of the organization’s 2018 Visionary Award which recognizes leaders and the initiatives that they have undertaken to “affect positive economic change now and for the future,” according to a statement. The finalists for this honor are: Brian Walker of Herman Miller, Peter Haines of the OAISD and Dr. Bill Pink of Grand Rapids Community College, who created the Careerline Tech Center Early College Program; Dave Koster and Tim Hemingway of the Holland BPW for the Holland Energy Park that began full-scale operations last fall; and Community Foundation leaders Mike Goorhouse of Holland/Zeeland and Holly Johnson of the Grand Haven Area for the Housing Next affordable housing initiative.

Rees Scholarship Foundation Awards $74,000 to Aspiring HVACR Technicians

Jan. 17, 2018;

The Clifford H. “Ted” Rees, Jr. Scholarship Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), and the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), announced scholarship awards totaling $74,000 to 40 students, including one military veteran program recipient, studying to become technicians in the HVACR and water heating industry.

… HVACR and Water Heating Technician Program Recipients:

… Christopher Lewis, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids, MI

Jan. 19 is Live United Day

The 2nd annual LIVE UNITED Day is this Friday, Jan. 19. Get ready to celebrate by wearing your LIVE UNITED T-shirt and encouraging your friends, family, and co-workers to join in on the fun, too!

On LIVE UNITED Day, we’re asking you to do a United Act of Kindness for at least one other person. Imagine the effect we could have if we all committed to showing kindness or generosity to just one other person on the same day: Jan. 19.

How to participate:

Don’t just wear the shirt — live it! Show our community how to LIVE UNITED by doing an act of kindness for one other person in your workplace, neighborhood, school, family, group of friends, or community.

Capture it! Snap pictures or take a video of you doing your act of kindness or the act of kindness you received or experienced.

Share it on social media with #unitedinservice and #liveunited. Don’t forget to tag the Heart of West Michigan United Way — @hwmuw.

Six people wear Live United T-shirts

Dental students host blood marrow registration drive

Did you know that someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer like leukemia every 3 minutes? For many of those patients, a marrow transplant is their only hope for survival. You could be their match. On February 12th and 15th here at GRCC, the Dental Assisting students will be hosting the “Will you Marrow Me” bone marrow registry event. All it takes to give hope to blood cancer patients is 10 minutes of your time to complete a swab of your cheek. There is about a 1 in 430 chance you’ll actually match a patient and be requested to donate and the most common way to donate is similar to giving plasma! So if you’re between the ages of 18-44, please consider stopping by the Student Activity Center on Feb. 12 or the 4th floor of Main on Feb. 5 from 8-11 am to learn more.

Will You Marrow Me? Bone marrow donor registration drive. Feb. 12 and 15. GRCC Dental Assisting students will be hosting the Will You Marrow Me GRCC bone marrow donor registration drive. We are partnering with Michigan Blood and Be The Match, the nation’s largest bone marrow drive registry. Monday, Feb. 12, 8-11 a.m. The donor drive will be held on the 1st floor of the Student Activity Center; tables will be outside the office of Student Life. Thursday, Feb. 15, 8-11 a.m. Location is 4th floor Main; tables will be next to the elevators and Art Gallery. Stop by to learn more! #willyoumarrowme #willyoumarrowmegrcc #grcc #grccdentalassisting #miblood #bethematch #swabme #savealife Be The Match. Michigan Blood. GRCC.