GRCC In the News, 7-30-19

GRCC, Ferris State deal helps with in-demand hospitality management jobs, officials say

July 30, 2019; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – An agreement between Grand Rapids Community College and Ferris State University helps meet the region’s increasing need for qualified restaurant, food and beverage, and hotel management professionals, officials say.

College expanding pre-sports management program

July 29, 2019; Grand Rapids Business Journal

A local college is growing its pre-sports management program.

Beginning this fall, Grand Rapids Community College students will be able to earn an associate degree in the field and then transfer to complete a B.S. in sports management at Grand Valley State University.

Street Talk: Food for thought

July 26, 2019; Grand Rapids Business Journal

… Grand Rapids Community College is hosting an event to introduce young women to the world of careers in health care.

GRCC is teaming up with Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore for a Scrubs Camp for girls in seventh through ninth grades from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. July 29-Aug. 1 at Leslie E. Tassell M-TEC, 622 Godfrey Ave. SW. This is the second week of Scrubs Camp this summer, exposing students to health care career options. This project is a part of a grant from the JP Morgan Chase Foundation.

Removing the barriers of a higher education

July 26, 2019; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) Grand Rapids Community College is the pathway to success for many in West Michigan, but there are so many more people who need help to remove the barriers that are keeping them from getting the education they need. Dr. Kathryn Mullins, Vice President for College Advancement and Executive Director of the GRCC Foundation, is here to tell us about their efforts. The GRCC Foundation provided about 1,000 scholarships last year, but they know there are many more students who need help overcoming obstacles.

Program targets boardroom inclusion

July 26, 2019; Grand Rapids Business Journal

A new program is in the works to help the West Michigan nonprofit sector develop and maintain more diverse and inclusive boardrooms.

… Deb Bailey, GRCC board member and former Steelcase corporate relations director, also is providing input as the Ecosystem’s honorary co-chair.

Check out what Rush Creek Bistro is serving for Restaurant Week GR

July 26, 2019; FOX 17

Restaurant Week GR is once again making it’s way to Grand Rapids, where people have a chance to taste dishes from over 70 restaurants.

… It’s so much more than just a week to try a variety of foods, it also helps fund a scholarship program at Secchia Institute for Culinary Education at Grand Rapids Community College. Participating restaurants will donate $1 from every meal purchased during Restaurant Week to the scholarship fund to help train the next generation of chefs.

Upcoming Golden Raider Happy Hour

The GRCC Golden Raider Retirees are hosting another happy hour! Come and connect with your colleagues and throw a few bucks in the collection box for our Golden Raider Scholarship.

When : Thursday, August 1

4:00-7:00 pm

Where: Vitale’s on Leonard  834 Leonard NE

  • Cash bar and food available.
  • Folks who are planning on retiring are most welcome.
  • Current retirees are welcome to bring friends (even those poor souls who still work).

Join the GRCC retirees for a gathering of friendship and fun!

Coopersville High School graduates compete for GRCC

Brooke Klein

Brooke Klein

Kayla Salyer

Kayla Salyer

Sophomore Kayla Salyer competed in her second season for the GRCC Raiders volleyball team. Salyer helped lead the Raiders to a Conference, State and Region XII Championship, as well as a trip to the NJCAA DII National Championships. The GRCC Raiders finished 6th place overall at the tournament, which is tied for the programs second highest finish at the national championships and an overall finish of 31-8. In addition to excelling on the volleyball court, Salyer was named NJCAA 3rd team All-Academic, Academic All-MCCAA and Academic All-Western Conference.

Freshman Brooke Klein competed in her first season for the GRCC Raiders softball team. Chipman played and started in all 27 games this season, batting .167 with 6 hits, 3 doubles, and 3 rbi.

Student-Athletes interested in competing for one of GRCC’s 8 athletic teams should fill out a recruiting questionnaire at

Cedar Springs High School graduates compete for GRCC

Aaliyah Sargent

Aaliyah Sargent

Dallas Mora

Dallas Mora

Freshman Dallas Mora ran for the GRCC Raiders Cross Country team this past fall. Mora was named NJCAA Division I All-Region at the completion of the season. Mora competed in the NJCAA Division I National Championships. Mora has placed himself in the top 20 of GRCC Raider National championship finishes after posting an 8K time of 29:57.

Sophomore Aaliyah Sargent competed in her second season for the GRCC Raiders basketball team. Sargent played and started in all 31 matches this season for the Raiders and played in 971 minutes, while averaging 4.4 points per game, 6.6 rebounds per game and 2.6 rebounds per game. Sargent helped the Raiders to an overall finish of 19-12 overall and qualifying for the post season NJCAA Region tournament. In addition to excelling on the court, Sargent was named NJCAA All-Academic 2nd team, as well as MCCAA All-Academic and Academic All-Conference.

Student-Athletes interested in competing for one of GRCC’s 8 athletic teams should fill out a recruiting questionnaire at