GRCC In the News, 9-25-19

Meijer, GRCC collaborate on new certificate program

Sept. 24, 2019; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College partnered with Meijer to create a new Retail Management Certificate program that will provide employees the relevant skills and competencies needed to advance their careers.

Army of youth march to ‘fight for the world we will be living in’

Sept. 24, 2019; (Kent Intermediate School District)

On a sunny fall day in Grand Rapids, as millions of young people around the world rallied for environmental action, two high school students in a park were going over last-minute preparations for their participation in a global movement to stop climate change.

… A day earlier, as hundreds of students gathered outside the Student Center at Grand Rapids Community College, English professor Maryann Lesert spoke about the link between climate change and peaceful social action.

A stroll through the city means a walk through art

Sept. 24, 2019;

Art can become toys and books, make sound and light — even turn into huge murals and sculptures, learned wide-eyed preschoolers during Artwalk, a morning set aside in downtown Grand Rapids just for little ones and their families.

The city stroll, part of Project 1 by ArtPrize, led to the discovery of art in many forms for students from Grand Rapids Public Schools, Headstart, Grand Rapids Community College’s Laboratory Preschool, and Grand Valley State University charter schools.