GRCC In The News, 02-27-19

Honran memoria de César E. Chávez con marcha denominada “We Are The World”
2/27/19 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.
… Tiene un profundo amor por los estudiantes de Grand Rapids y por la ciudad en sí. Proviene de una familia grande con raíces profundas en la ciudad, estudio en South Middle School y se graduó de Creston High School. Cuenta con un título de Asociada en Artes en Grand Rapids Community College, una licenciatura en Ciencias en Administración Pública de GVSU y una maestría en Liderazgo Educativo de Western Michigan University.
(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 11:00 a.m. The starting point will be the Cook Library Center, located at 1100 Grandville Avenue.
… 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.
… She (Teresa Weatherall Neal) has a deep love for the students of Grand Rapids and for the city itself. Shecomes from a large family with deep roots in the city, studied at South Middle School and graduated from Creston High School. She holds an Associate of Arts degree from Grand Rapids Community College, a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration from GVSU and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Western Michigan University.)

Students create glue, extract banana DNA and explore green chemistry during STEM event
Extracting DNA from a banana, exploring magnetism and using green chemistry were just a few of the activities that local middle school students participated in during a recent, interactive STEM event.
… Additional events focusing on geology, math, biology, astronomy and chemistry took place at Grand Rapids Community College and Hope College.

GRCC Retiree Biography: Nanci Guigue

Nanci Guigue started her career at GRCC as an adjunct teacher in the Dental Department in the mid 1980’s. In 1998, she started as a contingent employee in the Dental Clinic office, moved to the Registrar’s office and also spent time working for the Admissions office. In November 2000, Nanci was hired into her current position, Support Professional in the Associate Dean’s office for the School of Workforce Development. Nanci noted that she has also been an adjunct in the Business Department during her time at GRCC.

Nanci has encouraged many students and made a tremendous impact during her employment at GRCC. Nanci recalled one of her favorite stories of serving a GRCC student: “One of the AMP students I was working with was a little older than the rest of the students in the cohort. He would stop in the office to talk periodically and I think to get some encouragement to keep pursuing his degree. He was finishing his degree and I encouraged him to attend graduation. It was so rewarding to see him walk and get his diploma and I got a big hug and thank you at the end of the evening.”

Nanci feels she belonged at GRCC because of the many opportunities she has had to participate in GRCC events as a volunteer or serving on committees. “Thus, I have met many wonderful people both at GRCC and in the community.”

Nanci has many fun plans for her retirement and plans to continue to make a difference in student’s lives. “Many years ago I taught first grade and gifted/remedial reading. I have made arrangements with an elementary school near my home as a volunteer to tutor students that need extra help with reading. There are several other volunteer opportunities I am pursuing as well as having time to do some traveling. Seeing St. Petersburg, Russia, has always been on my bucket list so will be trying to make that happen at some point. Since my husband is retiring at the same time, we are going on a cruise to the Bahamas in March to celebrate. I also hope to work at some type of employment part-time.”

Nanci wants everyone to know “I have truly enjoyed my time here at GRCC and will miss all the friends that I have made over the course of all these years.”

We are so honored to have had the opportunity to work with you, Nanci! You made a large impact on the lives of our students and campus community. We appreciate your dedication to the students and your colleagues. We wish you the best in your retirement and hope you stop by throughout the year to share your many adventures!

GRCC Art Dept. hosts WMCAT students tomorrow night in Collins Art Gallery

The GRCC Visual Art Department is hosting a closing reception for the art students from WMCAT. The reception will be tomorrow, February 28, from 6-8 p.m. in the Collins Art Gallery.

WMCAT poster. The image features the WMCAT logo and four selections of student artwork. There is one graphic novel cover of a girls with a bicycle, one painting, one mock-movie poster, and a three-photograph triptych of overcast nature photos.

Gallery Director and Art Professor Scott Garrard stated, “The Visual Arts Department is continuing its outreach into the community and high schools and is honored to exhibit such a talented group of students on our college campus”

WMCAT, the West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology, provides a culture of opportunity for people to create social and economic progress in their lives and community. They fulfill their mission through visual arts and tech engagement, workforce development and social enterprises. More information about the organization can be found on their website.