GRCC In the News, 9-26-19

College offering retail management certificate

Sept. 25, 2019; Grand Rapids Business Journal

A college and grocer are partnering to offer a retail management certificate.

… The first two classes, organizational behavior and accounting, are being taught by GRCC faculty at Meijer headquarters in Walker. The rest of the classes include online courses in business communication and business management.

West Michigan students join state’s new Collegiate Student Advisory Task Force

Sept. 25, 2019; WWMT

LANSING, Mich. — Four West Michigan students are among the members of Michigan’s new Collegiate Student Advisory Task Force launched in September 2019.

… The task force members chosen by the state are:

… Sean Huizing of Grand Rapids – Grand Rapids Community College

Muskegon Ends GOCC Winning Streak With Five-Set Victory

Sept. 25, 2019; Three Rivers Commercial-News

MUSKEGON — Muskegon became the first team this season to hand previously unbeaten Glen Oaks Community College a loss this season in volleyball Tuesday.

… Glen Oaks visits Grand Rapids Community College Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

Leadership Institute 2020 Now Accepting Applications

The Grand Rapids Community College Leadership Institute is a 12-month leadership program committed to strengthening new or emerging leaders from across campus. This program is geared to foster a broader understanding of the campus community, accelerate talent development and hone individual and team leadership skills. The Leadership Institute is designed for employees who have the capacity and desire to make a positive influence on our campus.

The Leadership Institute 2020 application deadline is this Friday, October 25, 2019. For more information visit the Leadership Institute webpage or please contact Jessica Berens in Human Resources at

Grant Opportunity: National Endowment for the Humanities, Scholarly Editions and Scholarly Translations

The Scholarly Editions and Scholarly Translations program makes awards to organizations to support the preparation of editions and translations of pre-existing texts of value to the humanities that are currently inaccessible or available only in inadequate editions or translations. Typically, the texts and documents are significant literary, philosophical, and historical materials, but other types of work, such as musical notation, may also be the subject of an edition.


Awards are up to $100,000/year for one to three years. Deadline for submission is December 4, 2019. If you are interested in more information, contact Kim Squiers at extension 2577 or

Godwin Future Chefs Visit Secchia Institute

Godwin Heights 8th graders prepared lunch with Secchia Institute for Culinary Education chefs as part of a GEAR UP career exploration event on Friday, September 20, 2019. President Dr. Bill Pink greeted students upon arrival at the ATC noting he would like to welcome them again in a few years as GRCC students. Once in kitchen labs, students donned aprons and received instructions to cut vegetables for a vegan spaghetti sauce. Dr. Werner Absenger, Secchia Institute program director, checked to see that students participated in preparations and enjoyed their pasta. For dessert, students learned how to decorate cupcakes with leaves, spirals, and multicolored sprinkles. GEAR UP cohort students from Lee, Wyoming, and Kelloggsville will have their working lunches on the next three Fridays.