GRCC In the News, 11-7-19

Funds from Restaurant Week GR provide scholarships to culinary students

Nov. 6, 2019; FOX 17

Restaurant Week GR does more than treat your tastebuds to magnificent dishes at wonderful prices. A portion of those funds goes towards scholarships to help culinary students pursue their dreams to become some of the greatest chefs in the nation.

During Restaurant Week this past August, participating restaurants donated $1 from every meal purchased to the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education Student Scholarship Fund at Grand Rapids Community College.

Secret Suppers, personal chefs, and vegan hot spots: GR’s nontraditional dining takes form

Nov. 7, 2019; rapidgrowthmedia.com

Grand Rapids is continually securing its spot as a foodie city with every new restaurant, café, and coffee shop ribbon cutting ceremony. The culture and community surrounding dining is continually growing, even for those without traditional brick and mortar locations, restaurant spaces, or typical dining environments. The local dining scene is embracing food pop-ups, intentional dining in nontraditional settings, and monthly dinner series inviting people to enjoy meals far from the normal restaurant place setting.

… After taking cooking classes at her local tech center in high school, (Hilary) Miller realized she wanted to become a chef. She began taking culinary classes in college, while at Grand Rapids Community College. After stepping away to have her children, Miller went back to finish her degree, and start living out her dream. Someone recommended she take a personal chef class to better fit her schedule, so she did.

KCAD and Ivy Tech collaborate to provide more students opportunities

Nov. 7, 2019; rapidgrowthmedia.com

Kendall College of Art and Design (KCAD) and the Indiana-based Ivy Tech Community College system have signed an agreement that allows Ivy Tech environmental design students to complete their bachelor of fine arts degrees at KCAD. Cheryl King, Ivy Tech environmental design department chair, explains that Ivy Tech and KCAD curriculums align so closely that Ivy Tech students completing two years there can enroll as juniors in KCAD’s Interior Design program.

… In addition to Ivy Tech, KCAD has agreements with Grand Rapids Community College’s Residential Construction program for Interior Design and Kalamazoo Valley Community College for graphic design.

They Will Be Heard

Nov. 6, 2019; West Michigan Woman

Born and raised in Grand Rapids, Christina Guajardo Arnold is no stranger to the West Michigan community.

She’s the founding director of the Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion at Grand Rapids Community College and uses her skills in project management, equity and inclusion facilitation, event planning, and more to help the community be a place where everyone can be seen and thrive.

Library and Learning Commons upcoming adjusted library hours

Regular Hours: Monday, November 11th, through Sunday, November 24th, and

Monday, December 2nd, through Friday, December 13th

Monday 7:30 a.m.-9:45 p.m.

Tuesday 7:30 a.m.-9:45 p.m.

Wednesday 7:30 a.m.-9:45 p.m.

Thursday 7:30 a.m.-9:45 p.m.

Friday 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Sunday Closed

Thanksgiving Week Hours:

Monday, November 25th, 7:30 a.m.-9:45 p.m.

Tuesday, November 26th, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Wednesday, November 27th, through Sunday, December 1, College Closed

Exam Cram Saturday, December 7th, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sunday, December 8th, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

No Weekend Hours December 14th through January 12th-begin again January 18th

Semester Break Adjusted Hours:

December 16 to December 20 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

December 23 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

January 2 and 3 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

January 6 to 10 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Winter 2020 Semester Hours begin Monday, January 13th, 2020

Monday 7:30 a.m.-9:45 p.m.

Tuesday 7:30 a.m.-9:45 p.m.

Wednesday 7:30 a.m.-9:45 p.m.

Thursday 7:30 a.m.-9:45 p.m.

Friday 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Sunday Closed