GRCC In the News, 12-4-19

Class, meet Josh

Dec. 3, 2019;

Josh is in the building. More specifically, in art teacher Tonya Woods’ classroom.

… The independent study will coincide with Kaylyn’s (Beard’s) dual enrollment classes at Grand Rapids Community College.

Grand Rapids Symphony celebrates Christmas with new sights and sounds, unexpected surprises at Holiday Pops

Dec. 3, 2019;

December is the time of year for decorating, baking, shopping and spending time with friends and family. It’s also one of the best times of the year for celebrating with the gift of music. Enjoy the holidays with timeless music and much more with your Grand Rapids Pops to make the season bright with the sublime sounds of the season.

… For all shows in DeVos Performance Hall in December, including  Grand Rapids Ballet’s performances of The Nutcracker, featuring the Grand Rapids Symphony, and the Grand Rapids Symphony’s 10th annual Old National Bank Cirque de Noëlguests will be greeted by a magical “Land of Sweets,” an elaborate display of pastry and sugar art created by culinary students at Grand Rapids Community College.

Ottawa County courts roundup for December

Dec. 3, 2019; The Holland Sentinel

OTTAWA COUNTY — As the holidays approach, Ottawa County courts will be busy this month with several high-profile sentencings, including the resolutions of two Ottawa County murder cases.

… Timothy Koets, the Grand Rapids Community College professor charged with manslaughter and child abuse in his 16-year-old son’s drowning death, has a preliminary examination hearing Dec. 6 in Hudsonville District Court. During preliminary examinations, a judge determines if there is enough evidence to bind the charges over to circuit court.

Some tickets remain for Breakfast with Santa

GRCC alums: We are just days away from the 2nd annual Alumni Breakfast with Santa event! Register now at and join us this Saturday, Dec. 7th, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Young ones and family will enjoy a breakfast buffet, crafts, games, and photos with Santa.

GRCC employees who aren’t alumni: There are 12 spots left, so hurry! Register at and choose the Employee and Family link. Thanks go to Human Resources for collaborating on the event!

Photos from Saturday's Breakfast with Santa event. Santa greets two adults and talks with a young child held up at eye level.