GRCC In The News, 03-15-19

Metallica’s James Hetfield Meets With Grand Rapids Community College Leaders To Discuss Workforce
3/14/19 blabbermouth.net
Metallica recently gave Grand Rapids Community College a $100,000 grant to provide more opportunities for nontraditional students to get welding skills that could lead to jobs in the future.

Metallica rocks West Michigan
3/13/19 MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — The iconic rock band Metallica played to a sold out crowd at Van Andel Arena on Wednesday, March 13, as part of their WorldWired Tour. The group opened the show playing “Hardwired” off their latest album, 2016’s “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct.”
… Grand Rapids Community College President Bill Pink, third from left, caught up with Metallica guitarist James Hetfield, center, prior to the show to present a decorative steel guitar crafted by GRCC welding professors. GRCC was one of 10 colleges selected nationwide for a $100,000 Metallica Scholars grant, which the college will use to launch an intensive welding program targeted toward nontraditional students that takes less time to complete than traditional courses.

Metallica’s James Hetfield visits Grand Rapids Community College; gifts school with $100,000 grant
3/14/19 bravewords.com (metal music site)
Metallica singer/guitarist James Hetfield was greeted with gifts from Grand Rapids Community College on Wednesday, reports WZZM13.com. Metallica was in town to play at Van Andel Arena, but before the concert, Hetfield caught up to talk with GRCC President Bill Pink about skilled labor and helping people get jobs.

Metallica remains master of metal with artful spectacle at first Grand Rapids show in 10 years
3/14/19 Local Spins
“Master of Puppets” is a song that transcends mere hearing, listening or even music itself, and becomes a full-blooded experience like a memory of a great dramatic journey thats an essential part of you.
(This concert review includes a link to our Metallica press release.)

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3/14/19 purerock.us
Metallica recently gave Grand Rapids Community College a $100,000 grant to provide more opportunities for nontraditional students to get welding skills that could lead to jobs in the future.

EightWest
3/14/19 WOTV
It (the Bach Festival) was started in 1997 by Linn Maxwell Keller. It became part of the Grand Rapids Symphony in 2016. … When you think of classical music, you think of sophisticated adults, but there are a lot of great things for the little ones. We have children’s events at the Grand Rapids Community College Laboratory Preschool.

Pistol the pup helps celebrate People & Pets!
3/14/19 WZZM
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — People & Pets has been apart of LaughFest since the beginning! It’s a great FREE event where animal lovers can bring their beloved pet to GRCC Ford Fieldhouse from 10-2 Sunday, March 17, and take part in games, contests and see numerous different vendors.

2 SWWC Culinary Arts Program Students Medal at Skills USA Regional
3/15/19 The Saline Post
Two students in the South & West Washtenaw Consortium culinary arts program medalled at the regional and will move on to the state competition.
… The regional took place at Oakland Community College Feb. 8. Schultz and Hill compete at the state competition held at Grand Rapids Community College April. 6.

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