GRCC In the News, 5-27-20

Hawkeye Community College names provost, vice president of academic affairs

May 27, 2020; The Courier (Waterloo, Iowa)

WATERLOO – Hawkeye Community College has named Lynn LaGrone as its next provost and vice president of academic affairs effective Aug. 1.

… LaGrone was previously an adjunct professor for both Houston Community College and Lonestar Community College in Texas. She was an assistant professor at Five Towns College in Dix Hills, N.Y., and has taught at Dowling College in New York, the University of Memphis in Tennessee and Grand Rapids Community College in Michigan.

Indigenous chef ISO kitchen: Camren Stott wants to share healthy meals with those in need

May 26, 2020;

Born and raised on Anishinaabewaki (Grand Rapids), Anishinaabe personal chef, Camren Stott, is a tribal member of The Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians. His business, Jiibaakwaan Foods Foods, caters dinner parties comprised of up to three courses of indigenous-inspired food. He also offers in-home meal planning, including the ingredients and help with preparing two to five meals. Stott develops menus, incorporating indigenous ingredients, based on the client’s dietary restrictions, likes, and dislikes.

In addition, before COVID-19 shutdowns, Stott had been hosting food pop-ups, most recently, a five-course dinner in Detroit. He has presented lectures and cooking classes at Blandford Nature Center and Cook Arts Center. Next fall, his lecture series at Grand Rapids Community College Secchia Institute for Culinary Education will address the health benefits of decolonized diets.

Townsend helps steer Stockdale to Cornerstone

May 26, 2020; Traverse City Record-Eagle

FRANKFORT — Tatum Townsend and Xander Stockdale both excel at setting the bar.

… Stockdale visited Grand Valley, Grand Rapids Community College and Central Michigan in his search, wanting to stay near the Grand Rapids area, where his older brother Sammy lives.

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