GRCC In The News, 01-11-19

Rees Scholarship Foundation gives $65,000 to aspiring HVACR technicians
The Clifford H. “Ted” Rees, Jr. Scholarship Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), and the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), recently announced scholarship awards totaling $65,000 to 39 students, including five military veteran program recipients, studying to become technicians in the HVACR and water heating industry.
… HVACR and Water Heating Technician Program Recipients:
… Paul Paiz, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids, MI

Grand Rapids CC goes contactless
1/10/19 (newsletter for the ID card industry)
Grand Rapids Community College has upgraded its RaiderCard, going contactless for a wide range of on-campus transactions.

Southwestern Michigan College Stops State Lawsuit After New Legislation Passed
A lawsuit filed on Jan. 4 by Southwestern Michigan College (SMC) against the Michigan’s Office of the Auditor General was dropped after a new law changed how community colleges in the state should give to a state-run teacher retirement program.
… Estimated unpaid contributions from other schools in Michigan included:
… Grand Rapids Community College: about $93,000

Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance announces resignation of executive director
1/10/19 WGVU
On Wednesday, the Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance also known as LEDA, announced the resignation of Latoya Booker, the executive director. Booker has been in the role since the summer of 2017.
… (Interim Executive Director Christine) Arnold recently retired from Grand Rapids Community College where she served as the director of the Bob and Alecia Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion.

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