GRCC In The News, 11-15-18

Study identifies GRCC’s non-credit programs as as economic and talent generator
11/14/18 WGVU
A new study commissioned by Grand Rapids Community College reveals its noncredit workforce programs yield millions of dollars for West Michigan’s economy.
Googling their way into IT
11/13/18 (KISD newsletter)
Interested in working in the Information Technology field but not sure where to start? Google IT!
That’s what Abigail Lopez did. She is among the first five students and the first woman to earn the Google IT Support Professional certificate through Grand Rapids Community College, which began offering the tech giants online program this fall. Also, GRCC is the first Michigan school to have Google IT graduates, said Julie Parks, executive director of workplace training.

Riding shotgun in ‘Becky’s New Car,’ MCT newcomers not neophytes
11/11/18 The Fishbowl (Lakeshore arts and entertainment blog)
West Michigan actors Eric Dawe and Sophia Powers will make their Muskegon Civic Theatre (MCT) debuts Friday, Nov. 16 when playwright Steven Dietz’s 2008 comedy “Becky’s New Car” opens at the downtown Beardsley Theater.
Neither, however, are new to the stage.
… Powers plays Walter’s daughter, Kensington, a.k.a. Kenni. A theatre student at Grand Rapids Community College, Powers has played such roles as Charmain in “Antony & Cleopatra,” Greta in “Snow White: The Queen’s Fair Daughter” and Anagnos in “The Miracle Worker.”

Cutting Edge CDM 2019
11/14/18 Dessert Professional
Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie is the world’s most prestigious professional dessert competition. Club Coupe du Monde USA will hold a try-out for pastry chefs interested in competing at the 2019 Coupe du Monde at tradeshow SIRHA in Lyon, France (January 26-30, 2019). The tryout will take place on August 14-15, 2017 at the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education at Grand Rapids Community College in Grand Rapids, MI. For more information on trying out for Team USA, email Gilles Renusson (President, Team USA) at

Youthful Red Hawks ready to make a splash in NJCAA tournament
11/14/18 Hickory Record (N.C.)
The Catawba Valley Community College volleyball program is well ahead of schedule.
… (Coach Shannon) Hudson added that many family members were planning to travel with the team to support CVCC’s championship run to the end. The Red Hawks are the No. 10 seed and open against No. 7 Grand Rapids Community College (29-6) on Thursday at 11 a.m. Win and they advance to the quarterfinals later that afternoon. Lose and the best they can play for is ninth place in the double-elimination tournament.

News at 10 p.m.
11/14/18 FOX 17
Cornerstone is one win from that (making the national championship), and it is being led by Kendra Zwart, who has built herself into one of the best players in the country. … Four years ago, when Zwart was making her college decision, she did not have many options. It was either Grand Rapids Community College or Cornerstone that were interested in her for volleyball.

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