GRCC In the News, 11-19-19

GRCC partnering with 2 expanding companies to train 49 new employees

Nov. 18, 2019; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Two expanding West Michigan manufacturing companies are partnering with Grand Rapids Community College to train a total of 49 new employees over the next three years.

Stella Royce, Longtime Grand Rapids Philanthropist and Business Owner Passes Away at the Age of 92

Nov. 18, 2019; Women’s Lifestyle magazine

One of Grand Rapids’ longtime and dedicated community members, Stella Royce, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at the age of 92. Stella Royce and her husband Chuck Royce, who passed away in June 2015, were long-time supporters of St. Cecilia Music Center with over 60 years of service to the organization as board members, committee members, campaign chairs and dedicated donors.

… Chuck and Stella Royce supported a variety of arts and other organizations in West Michigan. They gave money and volunteered their time not only to St. Cecilia Music Center, but also to the Grand Rapids Symphony, Grand Rapids Ballet, Michigan Ballet Academy, Opera Grand Rapids, Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, Girls Choral Academy, Choir of Men and Boys, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grandville Center for the Arts and Humanities, Michigan Council for the Arts, Interlochen Center for the Arts and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. They funded scholarships or contributed in other ways to many area educational institutions, including Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Valley State University, Aquinas College, Davenport University and the Student Advancement Foundation. They were active supporters of the Grand Rapids Community Foundation, Rotary International, Sister Cities International, YMCA, YWCA, St. Mary’s, Spectrum Health, Porter Hills Foundation, Arthritis Foundation, Literacy Center of West Michigan and Senior Neighbors, among others.

Grander Magazine features UW-Madison’s Burt as its person of the week

Nov. 19, 2019; SoE News Connections (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

The Grander Magazine, an online publication from Grand Rapids, Michigan, recently featured UW-Madison’s Brian Burt as their person of the week.

… Burt was profiled prior to the keynote speech he gave at Grand Rapids Community College’s inaugural STEMulating Diversity Praxis. His talk, “STEMulating Diversity Praxis: Lessons from Black Men in Engineering Graduate Programs,” discussed his research and aimed to provide new understandings of the complexity of science participation and offer recommendations for the (re)design of supportive learning environments.

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