GRCC In the News, 6-26-19

Economic Club names board members

June 25, 2019; Grand Rapids Business Journal

The Economic Club of Grand Rapids has a new board chair and group of board members.

… Newest Economic Club board members

… Bill Pink, president, Grand Rapids Community College

Students speak, district listens

June 25, 2019; (Kent Intermediate School District)

A strategic plan that will guide the district into the future is expected to be brought to the Board of Education this year.

… Students also see value in the middle college program, which allows students to attend high school for five years and finish with both a diploma from Cedar Springs and an associate degree from Grand Rapids Community College.

Polish Heritage Society Brings Lenny Gomulka & Chicago Push to Grand Rapids to Celebrate 40th Anniversary of Dozynki Polish Festival

June 24, 2019;

In honor of the 40th anniversary of its annual Dozynki Polish Festival, the Polish Heritage Society of Grand Rapids is bringing the internationally known Lenny Gomulka & Chicago Push band to play two nights of the three-day event in August.

… The Dozynki Polish Festival is the major fundraiser for the Polish Heritage Society of Grand Rapids, a non-profit organization founded in 1963 to perpetuate and advance the Polish culture that has been so integral to metro Grand Rapids. Among a number of its activities, the society awards scholarships annually to students of Polish descent who attend Aquinas College, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids Community College, and Davenport University.

Seminar explores workplace bullies

Workplace Bullies

July 11, 2019

1:00PM to 4:30PM

Room 224 ATC

The Employers Association

Description: Workplace Bullies

This seminar explores the behaviors of bullying and the impacts of this negative behavior on the bully’s victims and others. This course defines bullying and presents strategies for dealing effectively with bullying behavior.

Course Goal: Provide participants with a clear understanding of bullying and its impacts as well as presenting strategies for dealing effectively with bullying behavior. Course Objectives, after completing this course, participants will be able to: Describe what motivates a bully at work, Identify how bullying behavior affects employees, Recognize and address bullying behavior, Know what not to do with the bully, and Communicate the importance of having an anti-bullying policy and what it might include.

If you are interested please register at our Learning Opportunities webpage.

Meet the ambassadors: Zach White

Zach White

Zach White

Let’s meet this summer’s orientation ambassadors:

Zach White is completing his Associate of Business with a special interest in marketing. He enjoys playing basketball and hockey, and loves to hang out with his friends!

Favorite movie: “Talladega Nights”

Favorite color: Black, because it contains all colors

Best piece of advice he’s ever heard: “If you ain’t first, you’re last.” — Ricky Bobby (“Talladega Nights”)