GRCC In the News, 12-5-19

Moelis Fellowship supports first cohort of black and Latinx city planning master’s students

Dec. 4, 2019; The Daily Pennsylvanian (University of Pennsylvania student newspaper)

Two students from the Stuart Weitzman School of Design were named the first scholars of the Moelis Fellowship program, an initiative which launched this fall at PennDesign.

This semester, first-year PennDesign students Eboni Hawkins and Sean Dajour Smith were named the first cohort of scholars. Housed under the Department of City and Regional Planning, the program covers tuition and provides mentorship for black and Latinx students in the Master of City Planning program.

(This article doesn’t specifically mention it, but Sean Smith is a GRCC alumnus.)

This Is What I Want to Do: Paola Mendivil

Dec. 5, 2019; West Michigan Woman

Paola Mendivil, born in Mexico City, enjoyed growing up near family—playing with cousins, participating in huge New Year’s Eve parties, having fun.

… Then came a scholarship offer. Paola decided to stay and attend Grand Rapids Community College, studying business and applying her knowledge while working 40 to 50 hours a week at the restaurant. In 2010, she graduated and married, and a second El Granjero location briefly opened. Realizing it was too much effort with too little reward, the family closed it, keeping the original Bridge Street venue on the Westside. Then, they began seeing a demand for catering services.

Where college students can find emergency money and housing

Dec. 4, 2019; South Coast Today (New Bedford, Mass.)

College students without a financial safety net are in a tough spot when unexpected costs arise.

… For example, at Grand Rapids Community College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, assistance is available for students who face emergencies such as losing their job, eviction or utility shut-off. The fund has provided students with over $78,000 in grants and loans since 2014, according to Dave Murray, a school spokesperson.

The Holiday Pops with the Grand Rapids Symphony

Dec. 4, 2019; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – The holidays just wouldn’t be the same without the special sounds of the season.

… At every show at DeVos Performance Hall in December, you’ll be greeted by a magical “Land of Sweets,” created by pastry and baking students at Grand Rapids Community College’s Secchia Institute for Culinary Education. Certified pastry chef Gilles Renusson, a world-renowned sugar artist, is leading a team to create a wonderland out of sweets for the lobby of DeVos Hall.

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