GRCC In the News, 5-04-18

Secretary of State rides with local bikers for motorcycle safety awareness
5/3/18 The Oakland Press
Riding in on a 1200cc Harley-Davidson Sportser, Secretary of State Ruth Johnson took the morning of Wednesday, May 2 to speak on motorcycle safety awareness, especially among the baby boomer generation.
… A pilot program between the Michigan Rider Education Program and Can-Am will take place this year, with Can-Am loaning 12 Spyders for training and education programs at Grand Rapids Community College and Schoolcraft College.

Academia de Diseño y Construcción recibe donación
5/3/18 El Vocero
GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN (EVH).-La Academia de Diseño, Construcción e Innovación Central que atrae a estudiantes interesados ​​en la arquitectura, la ingeniería, el diseño y la construcción recibió un cheque de 9,000 dólares el jueves 3 de mayo, como una donación de la empresa Associated Builders and Contractor INC (ABC).
… Entre los principales socios se incluyen: Rockford Construction, Triangle Associated, Christman, Progressive AE, la Universidad Estatal de Michigan, Ferris State University, GRCC, entre otros.
(GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN (EVH) .- The Academy of Design, Construction and Central Innovation that attracts students interested in architecture, engineering, design and construction received a check of $ 9,000 on Thursday, May 3, as a donation from the company Associated Builders and Contractor INC (ABC).
… Major partners include: Rockford Construction, Triangle Associated, Christman, Progressive AE, Michigan State University, Ferris State University, GRCC, among others.)

Special Olympics Michigan multi-sport athlete featured on 50K water cases
5/3/18 MLive
ROCKFORD, MI – Special Olympics athlete Kayla Cornell already earned medals and a special trophy for her exploits.
… Cornell said she plans to give her athlete’s oath in front of the 6,000 people there both verbally and through sign language, which she plans on studying at Grand Rapids Community College this upcoming fall.

TODAY: Foods that Fight Heart Disease Workshop in ATC 130

Foods that Fight Heart Disease Workshop
Sheri Orlekoski, Certified in Plant Based Nutrition – Cornell University
TODAY, Friday, May 4, 2018
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Applied Technology Center (ATC) Amphitheater, Room 130
What you eat has a major effect in prevention and reversal of heart disease.
This class will show you how healthy eating can be easy and delicious!
Class includes cooking demonstration and sampling.

Nominations due May 15th for Excellence in Education Awards

Do you know of a faculty or staff member at GRCC who has gone above and beyond their role at the College, in the Community, or in higher education? If so, consider nominating them for the Excellence in Education Award! The Excellence in Education Award was established in 1989 to honor an individual Grand Rapids Community College employee. In 2000, the award was expanded to provide recognition in the form of a staff award, and a separate full-time faculty award. In 2010, an additional award was added for an exemplary adjunct faculty member.

There is a cash award of $1,000 for full-time faculty who have taught at GRCC for at least 5 years, and for adjunct faculty who have taught at least 2 years, with a $750 cash award. Staff members also receive a cash award of $1,000.

Anyone can nominate! Deadline for nominations is May 15, 2018:

Note: The criteria and form for full-time faculty and adjuncts have changed a bit in the past few years, so please be sure to read the guidelines carefully.


Faculty & Adjunct: Call the Provost Office (234-3920) or Karen Walker (234-4236)

Staff: Call Nicole Dekker (234-3848).