Photos from Spring Open House

Admissions hosted their annual Spring Open House for prospective students this past Saturday, March 24th.  The event was held in the Applied Technology Center.  A total of 154 individual prospective students, representing 54 high schools, and their families attended.  We saw about 500 people in total during the event.  Students were able to attend presentations on Academic Pathways and Admissions & Financial Aid, go on a campus tour, take their placement test, attend a FAFSA completion workshop and meet with staff from 25 GRCC departments.  In addition, six academic departments hosted tours of their area for students.

A huge thank you goes out to all staff who attended the event and connected with potential students.  In addition, thanks are due to Bayard Brooks, Becky Yoder and Chef Luba for ensuring the event was set up perfectly and students and staff were well fed!

Save the date for the Fall Open House which will be held on Saturday November 3rd!

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GRCC In the News, 3-27-18

Four students awarded Rockford Chamber of Commerce scholarships

March 26, 2018; The Rockford Squire

The Rockford Chamber of Commerce (RCC) is proud to announce that Rockford High School seniors James Bird, Emerson Ross, Hannah Irwin, and Kendra Kalnins were named the recipients of its 2017-2018 college scholarships.

… Kendra Kalnins will be attending Grand Rapids Community College pursuing a career in Occupational Therapy Assistant Program.

Making of a champion: Bronkema leads Ferris to national title

March 27, 2018; Cadillac News

BIG RAPIDS — His training, so to speak, began in McBain.

… His (Andy Bronkema) younger brother, Luke, is the second-year head coach at Grand Rapids Community College and led the Raiders to an eighth-place finish in the NJCAA Division II National Championships last week.

Heritage Restaurant Receives Open Table Diners’ Choice Award!

Congratulations to Secchia Institute for Culinary Education faculty staff and students on The Heritage Restaurant being selected by OpenTable diners as one of the best restaurants!

Open Table’s Diners’ Choice Award lists are designed to celebrate top-rated restaurants, giving them greater visibility on Each month they feature Diners’ Choice winners on their website and in seasonal emails that target all of our diners.

OpenTable Diners’ Choice winners are selected according to real feedback from diners who booked through them and dined at the Heritage Restaurant. After their meal, Open Table asks patrons to take a moment to review your restaurant.

This is a great accomplishment for everyone involved in supporting Heritage Restaurant operations!

A SICE student serves something from a platter to students seated at a table at The Heritage.


Automotive Technology students ready to tackle live service, repairs

Brakes rough or squealing?

Hearing clunks or rattles over bumps?

“Check Engine” light on?

Transmission fluid, anti-freeze, and power steering fluid need a flush?

A/C blowing warm air?

Belts squeaking and chirping?

Power window/locks inoperative?

ABS warning lamp on?

Automotive Technology students can help with these issues — and more! The students can perform maintenance and repairs on most vehicle makes and models that are 2007 model year or newer. To schedule an appointment, contact Brett Atchison at Customers pay only for parts and supplies. With no labor charges, the repair costs are half the typical cost. Our session will run for only THREE WEEKS this year, with a start date of May 7.

YMCA Veggie Van to visit GRCC

Student Life and CAP 1.3.6 are excited to announce the weekly visit of the YMCA Veggie Van to campus starting this Wednesday 3/28.  Please come and purchase fresh local food from the Veggie Van every Wednesday from 11am-noon in the first floor of the Student Center.  Once the weather warms up, they will be setting up on the Bostwick Commons.

All forms of payment are accepted including SNAP.  Please pass the word on to students!

Mobile Farmers Market. YMCA Veggie Van. Student Center 1st Floor Corridor or Bostwick Commons. Wednesdays 11 a.m.-12 p.m. SNAP, Credit, Debit, Cash, RaiderCard all accepted.