GRCC In the News, 11-15-19

Kentwood alternative high school students join GRCC’s ‘Workforce Fridays’ program

Nov. 14, 2019; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College expanded its “Workforce Fridays” program, allowing Kentwood’s Crossroads Alternative High School students the opportunity to learn skilled trades and earn certificates for jobs.

Celebrate The Season With Two Spectacular GR Symphony Shows!

Nov. 14, 2019; Broadway Grand Rapids

In West Michigan, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and with it comes thoughts of decorating, baking, shopping and listening to holiday music. With timeless music and thrilling acrobatics, the Grand Rapids Pops are preparing to make the spirits bright with the sublime sounds of the season.

… Students at Grand Rapids Community College’s Secchia Institute for Culinary Education are creating a sugary wonderland filled with ballerinas in stained-glass sugar, bells made from blown sugar, and much more for display opening Dec. 5 and continuing through Dec. 22.

Film festival expands cultural knowledge through art

Nov. 14, 2019;

While studying abroad is one of the options students have to expand their knowledge of different cultures at Grand Valley, the Tournees Film Festival is another way to bring different perspectives to campus.

Starting at Grand Valley in 2016, the festival is made possible by a 5-year grant from the French Consulate in Chicago. The French American Cultural Exchange, a non-profit organization in New York, proposes a certain number of French films each year to be shown at festivals. Grand Valley also partners with the French program at Grand Rapids Community College to put on this event.

Once a patrol officer, new Kentwood police chief rose through the ranks

Nov. 14, 2019; MLive

KENTWOOD, MI – Richard Roberts, the deputy police chief in Kentwood, will succeed retired police Chief Thomas Hillen.

… Roberts earned an associate degree in criminal justice at Grand Rapids Community College, and attended the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia., and Northwestern University Traffic Institute’s police staff and command.

Fountain Street reopening delayed

This week’s early snow and cold will delay the opening Fountain Street.

Crews are unable to pave the road due to the conditions, pushing back the reopening until Nov. 21 or 22.

Apologies for the inconvenience, but the work is part of the renovations for the Wisner-Botrall Applied Technology Center, creating a state-of-the-art learning space for GRCC students. This will be an amazing facility that will benefit our college and community as a whole.

Thank you for your patience!