Archive for April 3, 2018

GRCC In the News, 4-3-18

April 3, 2018

GRCC Public Works Academy will provide skills for in-demand jobs

April 2, 2018; Water & Wastes Digest (publication for water and wastewater industries)

Grand Rapids Community College has teamed up with local municipalities on a Public Works Academy that will give people in-demand skills and guaranteed interviews for open jobs.

Mich. Students Petition for Emergency Phones on Campus

April 2, 2018; EMS World

Nearly 500 students at Grand Valley State University have signed an online petition to have the university install emergency blue light telephones around campus. The telephones, which are on poles with a blue light, would allow students to call 911 in the event of an incident requiring first responders.

… The costs for these blue light phones can range anywhere from $1,000 on Central Michigan University’s campus to $7,000 at Grand Rapids Community College. DeHaan said with GVSU campuses in Allendale, Grand Rapids, Holland, Muskegon, Detroit and Traverse City, there would be a significant cost to installing and maintaining a blue light phone at GVSU. He also said he’s seen blue light phones are not always the most effective strategy to keep students safe.


Math Awareness Month contest!

April 3, 2018

In celebration of April being Math Awareness Month, enter the Math Awareness Month Contest. You may win a prize! The contest is open to all GRCC students and staff. Pick up a copy of the contest from the Math Tutoring Lab on first floor Cook.  All contest entries are due by Monday, April 16.

Mary Hofstra celebrates becoming a grandmother

April 3, 2018

Congratulations to Mary Hofstra, from Workforce Training, who became a grandmother on April 2. Her first grandchild — Colten Keith Jansen — was born about 1 p.m. to Mary’s son, Derek, and daughter-in-law, Rachel.

Mary Hofstra holds her grandson Colten.

United Way March Madness campaign raises $255

April 3, 2018

Our March Madness campaign raised $85 from the President Pink Basketball Challenge, and $170 for Jeans/Jerseys for a total of $255. Thank you to everyone who helped out and supported this campaign!