Road Closure Monday: Lyon St NW

From 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Monday, 2/25, Lyon St. NW will be closed from Ottawa Ave to Ionia Ave.

WHERE: Lyon St. NW, from Ottawa Ave to Ionia Ave.

WHEN: Monday, February 25, 2019, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

CLOSURE TYPE: Full closure.


  • Eastbound: Ottawa to Pearl to Ionia.
  • Westbound: Ionia to Michigan to Ottawa.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK: Building exterior work with a crane.

GRCC In The News, 02-22-19

2.2M Students Used OpenStax Free Textbooks in 2018
2/21/2019 Publishers Weekly
OpenStax, a nonprofit based at Rice University that publishes free online peer-reviewed textbooks, reports that more than two million students at U.S. colleges used at least one of its textbooks during the 2017-2018 school year. The nonprofit also estimates that students saved $177 million using the free textbooks in the 2017-2018 year. The increased use of of OpenStax textbooks comes as the AAP reported that sales of higher education course materials fell 7.2% in 2018.
… 5. Grand Rapids Community College – 35,421 students, estimated $3,269,956 saved

Excellence in Education Award nominations available now

Here at GRCC, we are truly fortunate to work with staff and faculty who go above and beyond their role at the college, in the community, or in higher education. These individuals make learning at GRCC a meaningful and impactful experience for our students and working at GRCC an honor and inspiration for fellow employees.

To recognize them, please consider nominating them for the Excellence in Education Award! The Excellence in Education Award was established in 1989 to honor an individual Grand Rapids Community College employee. In 2000, the award was expanded to provide recognition in the form of a staff award, and a separate full-time faculty award. In 2010, an additional award was added for an exemplary adjunct faculty member.

There is a cash award of $1,000 for full-time faculty who have taught at GRCC for at least 5 years, and for adjunct faculty who have taught at least 2 years, with a $750 cash award. Staff members also receive a cash award of $1,000.

Anyone can nominate! Deadline for nominations is May 10, 2019.


Thank you for taking the time to nominate a deserving member of the GRCC family for these awards.

Final episode of ‘Cooking with Angus’ this Sunday

After over 100 episodes, the Cooking With Angus TV series created by the GRCC Secchia Institute for Culinary Education will soon release its final episode. Featuring chefs from all over the world and graduates of the program in Grand Rapids, the final episode goes back and forth between Scotland and the USA showcasing an emotional, cultural, and deliciously compelling picture of Chef Angus’ career.

Sunday, February 24, 2019, at 5 p.m. on ABC 13.