GRCC In The News, 10-26-18

24 Hour News 8 at 7 p.m.
10/25/18 WOOD TV
While you were busy enjoying Restaurant Week in Grand Rapids and trying new places, the event was helping culinary students continue their education. Experience Grand Rapids announced today it was able to contribute $16,322 to the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education scholarship fund. That money was raised during August’s Restaurant Week and will be split into eight $1,000 scholarships for the GRCC students. Next year will mark the 10th year for the event. It will happen Aug. 7 through 18.

Get to know the candidates running for state rep
10/25/18 Grand Haven Tribune
On Nov. 6, local voters will be asked to select a representative for the state House 89th District.
… Jerry A. Sias
… Education: Studied electrical theory at Grand Rapids Community College

Don’t forget to vote on November 6
10/25/18 The Post (Cedar Springs)
Midterm elections are here, and this week the Post will be highlighting local candidates for school board and the City of Cedar Springs. Next week watch for an article on candidates in the Village of Sand Lake, those running for county/state offices, and a summary of proposals.
… Cedar Springs City Council
… Shandell Napieralski is also seeking one of the seats. She was born in Illinois, and her family moved to Cedar Springs when she began high school. She graduated in 1991, attended Grand Rapids Community College and then later Northwood University. “I have always lived in the area and returned specifically to settle my family here in Cedar Springs. I have lived here most recently for three years, but collectively 10 years. I work for Materials Testing Consultants, Inc., a Civil Engineering firm as a Constructions Material Testing Technician and Sample Runner. I am once divorced, once widowed, and recently have become engaged. I have four biological children, but also have stepchildren, exchange students, and other lost kids welcomed in our home.”

Free ‘Rock the Vote’ concert next week features The Crane Wives and GRCC music students

WHAT: Rock the Vote – a free concert in the Linn Maxwell Keller Recital Hall

WHO: The Crane Wives, a Grand Rapids-based Americana band, with special guests GRCC students Ben Kolk and Kaitlyn Zittel

WHEN: Thursday, November 1, 2018, at 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Linn Maxwell Keller Recital Hall, room 200, in the Albert P. Smith Music Center

This free concert is presented by the Michigan League of Conservation Voters, NextGen America, Lakeside House Shows, and the GRCC Music Department.

Does FERPA allow faculty and staff to discuss students?

Student Records, General Counsel, and several faculty members teamed up to answer some commonly asked questions about FERPA.

Today’s question is: Can adjuncts talk to faculty or faculty/staff talk to colleagues about students they have in common?

Search “FERPA” on GRCC Today to find more videos answering common FERPA-related questions.

For more information or additional questions about GRCC’s FERPA policy (8.6), please feel free to email

Thank you to all the stars of these videos and to Klaas Kwant for your work!