GRCC In The News, 10-09-18

GRCC, Tech Center create a recipe for student bakers to earn college degree
10/5/18 Business Telegraph (London)
West Michigan is home to high-caliber chefs, bakers and other culinary experts and the level of skill is evident in the cuisine and flavors served at ethnic restaurants, fine dining establishments, casual diners, pastry shops and bistros.
… Now there’s an easy way for Joslynn (Skutt) to transition smoothly from high school student to pastry aficionado with the goal of adding her own style and flavor to the scene. Thanks to a new partnership between the Tech Center and Grand Rapids Community College’s Secchia Institute for Culinary Education, she is among 40 students earning 20-25 free GRCC credits, about a third of the 67-credit associates degree.

News at 5 p.m.
10/8/18 FOX 17
Our Brody Carter takes us inside Yoga Blue Studio in Grandville, which offers hot yoga classes and something for everyone!
“Let me introduce myself. My name is Jodi. I’m a mom, wife, sister, aunt, former Police Academy director, friend and yoga teacher. … I was the Police Academy director at Grand Rapids Community College for 12 years, and I am proud to have graduated approximately 500 new officers.”

Emoni Bates, 6-8, draws interest from MSU, UM as freshman season approaches
10/8/18 The Detroit News
Ypsilanti — Emoni Bates was working hard on his game at Ypsilanti Lincoln on the final Friday in September after finishing his first month of high school.
… Lincoln head coach Jesse Davis played with E.J. Bates at Grand Rapids Community College.

Two Warrior runners named GLIAC Athlete of the Week
10/3/18 The South End (Wayne State University student newspaper)
The Wayne State men’s and women’s cross-country teams are looking to post their first victories of the season when they return to the track on Oct. 6.
Both teams finished second at the Grand Rapids Community College Raiders Invitational in Grand Rapids on Sept. 22.

CAB to host GRCC Trunk-O-Treat on October 20

The GRCC Campus Activities Board is hosting a Trunk-O-Treat on Saturday, October 20, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. on the top level of the Bostwick Parking Ramp! Bring your kids/siblings for candy, face painting, and to meet some special friends! Face painting is FREE to GRCC Students and $3 to Faculty and Staff.

CAB is also accepting volunteers/departments who would like to bring a car and decorate their trunk. CAB will supply the candy for those who provide a trunk.

FREE donuts for all contest participants.

Please sign up using this form.

For questions, please contact Kaitlynn Karl at

Raider Salute from Instructional Support to Facilities & IT

The Instructional Support department extends a huge thank you and raider salute to the following folks for all of your help, support, and assistance with our recent office space update: Abbot Kastanek, Sam Kirkey, Bob Greene, and Vicki Janowiak – Facilities; Saibo Williams and Antonio Aguillon-Herta – IT. We love the space and welcome everyone to stop in for a visit! We’ll have the coffee pot running.

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GRCC Scholars Poster Presentation October 24 in the Raider Grille

GRCC students who participated in the Summer 2018 MICUP Program at Michigan Technological University, UROP at the University of Michigan, and Study Abroad in Salamanca (Spain) will be exhibiting their research posters on Wednesday, October 24, in the Raider Grill!

Support their hard work and learn more about the amazing opportunities that the MICUP, UROP, and Study Abroad have to offer!

Stop by anytime between 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Raider Grille, 2nd Floor Student Center, Rooms 205/207

Snacks will be provided.

Mental Health and Wellness Fair today in the Raider Grille

Feeling the stress of the semester as we get closer to midterms? Come explore the Mental Health and Wellness Fair!

The Mental Health and Wellness Fair is a one-stop shop for a wide range of resources available at GRCC and in Grand Rapids as a whole. The event is today, October 9, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Raider Grille (2nd Floor, Student Center).

We will have representation from community organizations that assist with mental health, substance abuse, food and housing insecurity, sexual/domestic violence, and many more! We will also be visited by the West Michigan Therapy Dogs, a henna artist, and have a number of giveaways including stress balls and more!

This event is open to all—come and get more information for yourself, others, or as a “just in case” for the future! See the event on Raider Connect for more details.