Archive for February 1, 2018

GRCC In the News, 2-1-18

February 1, 2018

Water Workforce Training In Community Sustainability

Feb. 1, 2018; mitechnews.com

West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum will meet Monday, February 12 at Amway World Headquarters for a luncheon program featuring presentations on two critically important sustainabiliy issues:  water and workforce training.

… This month’s second featured speaker is Dr. Bill Pink, the tenth President of Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC). Dr. Pink was Vice President and Dean for Workforce Development at GRCC prior to becoming President. He has been an educator for over 25 years, and prior to his tenure at GRCC, Dr. Pink served as Vice President for Academic Affairs at Oklahoma State University Oklahoma City. Dr. Pink will be discussing his efforts to highlight the connection between workforce training and community strength & sustainability.

Photos: 2018 American Culinary Federation Awards Banquet

Jan. 31, 2018; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) The American Culinary Federation held its annual banquet to recognize members of the culinary community for outstanding work.

It was held at the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education on Grand Rapids Community College’s campus.

GRCC hosts specialty yoga class

February 1, 2018

The Exercise Science Department hosted a 20-hour yoga training for ptsd and trauma over the weekend. Four exercise science faculty members now have this specialty training credential.

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Dental Assistant students host bone marrow registration

February 1, 2018

Valentine’s Day is almost here and GRCC Dental Assistant students are asking you to “marrow” them!

On February 12th and 15th, GRCC Dental Assisting students are hosting Will You Marrow Me GRCC, a bone marrow donor registration drive. Bone marrow donations give someone a chance to overcome life-threatening diseases like leukemia and lymphoma. Seventy percent of patients who need a life-saving donor will not find that matching donor in their family. They must turn to the Be The Match bone marrow registry to find an unrelated donor. All it takes to join is swabbing the inside of your cheeks with a cotton swab and filling out a brief consent form.

Consider learning more at the upcoming Will You Marrow Me GRCC event.

  • Monday February 12, 8-11am, 1st floor of the Student Activity Center
  • Thursday February 15, 8-11am, 4th floor Main

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.