GRCC In The News, 02-13-19

Governor Whitmer to start ‘opportunity’ tour after speech
2/12/19 WILX
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will kick off a 50-event tour across Michigan following her first State of the State speech, starting in Grand Rapids with a focus on fixing the roads and making sure the workforce is adequately trained.
The Democrat will attend a breakfast Wednesday with business leaders, hosted by The Right Place economic development organization in Grand Rapids. She also will tour Grand Rapids Community College.

Gretchen Whitmer: Roads, schools are crises that must be addressed
2/12/19 The Detroit Free Press
LANSING — Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday called on Michiganders to come together urgently to solve two crises she said threaten the state’s future failing roads and other infrastructure, and failing schools.
… On Wednesday, Whitmer plans a breakfast meeting with business leaders in Grand Rapids, followed by a tour of Grand Rapids Community College.

News 8 Daybreak
2/13/19 WOOD TV
Today, Gov. Whitmer and her team will be in Grand Rapids. It’s the beginning of a new tour where they’ll talk about how to improve local businesses and create higher paying jobs. The Right Place is hosting a breakfast with the governor this morning along with some local business leaders. Then she will tour Grand Rapids Community College.

Honran memoria de César E. Chávez con marcha denominada We Are The World
2/12/19 La Prensa
GRAND RAPIDS, MI –El Comité para Honrar a César E. Chavéz invita a la 19va Marcha Anual de Justicia Social para celebrar el cumpleaños número 92 del líder sindical estadounidense. La marcha se llevará a cabo el próximo 14 de marzo de 2019 a las 11:00am. El punto de partida será el Cook Library Center, ubicado en el 1100 de la avenida Grandville de esta ciudad.
… El Comité de Unidad para Honrar a César E. Chávez está compuesto por: Kevin Quinn, Presidente de Aquinas Collage; Eric Delong, Asistente del Gerente de la ciudad de Grand Rapids; Carlos Sánchez de Ferris State University; Jack Woller, ex director de la iglesia Fountain Street; Bill Pink, Presidente de Grand Rapids Community College; Dale Robertson, Presidente de Grand Rapids Public Museum; Jesse Bernal, Vicepresidente de GVSU; Directora Connie Dang, Director Juan Olivarez y Presidenta del Comité, Lupe Ramos.
(GRAND RAPIDS, MI — The Committee to Honor César E. Chavéz invites the public to the 19th Annual Social Justice March to celebrate the 92nd birthday of the American union leader. The march will take place on March 14, 2019, at 11 a.m. The starting point will be the Cook Library Center, located at 1100 Grandville Ave.
… The Unity Committee to Honor César E. Chávez is composed of: Kevin Quinn, President of Aquinas Collage; Eric Delong, Assistant Manager of the City of Grand Rapids; Carlos Sánchez from Ferris State University; Jack Woller, former director of the Fountain Street Church; Bill Pink, President of Grand Rapids Community College; Dale Robertson, President of Grand Rapids Public Museum; Jesse Bernal, Vice President of GVSU; Director Connie Dang, Director Juan Olivarez and Chair of the Committee, Lupe Ramos.)

Student Leadership Banquet nominations and RSVPs now open for March event

The Student Leadership Banquet is an annual event where students are recognized for their contributions as a student leader at GRCC. The event is planned by Student Alliance and Campus Activities Board and is funded by the Campus Activities Fee. All student organizations, advisors, faculty, staff, and award nominees are encouraged to attend. Registration is now open and people can RSVP online.

  • Theme: “Grow Where You Are Planted”
  • Event Date: Thursday, March 28, 2019
  • Location: Goei Center (818 Butterworth St SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504)
  • Doors Open: 5:00 p.m.
  • Caterers: San Chez
  • Evening Activities: Photo Booth and DJ following the awards ceremony
  • Deadline to RSVP: March 14, 5 p.m.

Student leadership award nominations are now available through Raider Connect. Students, staff, and faculty can submit nominations. All nominations are due by March 8 at 5 p.m. Most of these awards are associated with a scholarship, so please consider nominating a student that you feel deserves recognition for their leadership and involvement.