GRCC In the News, 10-22-19

GRCC and MSU expand med school prep program

Oct. 21, 2019; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — For second-year Michigan State University College of Human Medicine student Crystal Juarez, every day marks another step in realizing a dream she has had since she was a kid growing up in Grand Rapids.

… Her path to medical school began at Grand Rapids Community College. Through the school’s Early Assurance of Admission program, she was able to receive additional counseling and other services aimed at preparing her for her undergraduate degree at Grand Valley State University and now MSU’s School of Human Medicine.

Gun Lake Casino planning $100m expansion project

Oct. 21, 2019; World Casino News

New plans are in the works for Gun Lake Casino of Michigan. The facility has announced a $100 million expansion project that will bring new dining options to the property along with entertainment and gaming space. Preliminary site work has already begun, and the project should be completed by next summer.

… The announcement of the $100 million expansion comes just one month after Gun Lake Casino announced a partnership with Grand Rapids Community College to create a new Blackjack Dealer Academy. With the new academy, a learning opportunity for jobs available at the casino will be on offer.

Don’t fall for this fake GRCC scam, say school officials

Oct. 21, 2019; 95.7 FM

Grand Rapids Community College is warning residents not to fall for a scam involving donations.

‘Shocking but not surprising:’ Third Ward responds to Grand Rapids’ unequal investment

Oct. 21, 2019; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — The information showing a lack of equal public and private investment in Grand Rapids’ Third Ward is being described as shocking by several residents.

… Jadei Mcpeak, 28, acknowledged the troubling crime rates in Southeast Grand Rapids. But the Third Ward resident and Grand Rapids Community College student support professional said he believes crime rates can be fought with more investment and more opportunity.

Adult Education Department wins Homecoming Office Decorating Contest

Winner of the 2019 Office Decorating Contest: Adult Education Department

Adult Education is located in room 101 of Sneden Hall on the DeVos Campus. They captured Raider Spirit in such a creative way. Make sure to stop by this week to see the full detail! Congratulations, Adult Education Department!

Thank you to all the participating offices for helping us kick off Homecoming week!

Two women stand in an office under "GRCC 1914" spelled out in balloons. The walls are decorated with blue and gold crepe paper.

60 receive Teachers of Tomorrow scholarships

On October 14, the Education & Child Development department was delighted to honor this year’s recipients of scholarships through Teachers of Tomorrow. Sixty students received scholarships through Teachers of Tomorrow and many of them were able to join us for dinner, speakers, and an awards ceremony. We were honored to have a former student and Teachers of Tomorrow scholarship recipient, Caleb Nisley, speak with us regarding his experience in becoming a teacher as well as our new provost, Dr. Brian Knetl, who gave remarks on the impact that a teacher can have on a student. Congratulations to all the recipients!

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TRIO GRCC Scholars Poster Presentation

TRIO/Student Support Services is holding an open house to showcase summer research opportunities from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 23 in the Raider Grille.

Participating programs include:

  • Michigan Technological University’s Michigan College and University Partnership (MICUP).
  • the University of Michigan’s Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP).
  • the Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP).
  • Study Away program in the Netherlands.

See GRCC students’ projects, and learn about opportunities available to you. Snacks will be provided.