GRCC In the News, 8-3-20

GRCC holds virtual commencement ceremony

Aug. 1, 2020; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Grand Rapids Community College held its commencement ceremony virtually on Saturday.

What’s New for Restaurant Week Grand Rapids

Aug. 3, 2020;

The Grand Rapids area is gearing up for its 11th annual Restaurant Week GR (RWGR), which is a 12-day event dedicated to celebrating the city’s vibrant food scene.

… While visiting RWGR participants, you’ll also be supporting students at the Grand Rapids Community College Secchia Institute for Culinary Education . Opens Quickview Modal. For every Restaurant Week check in, $1 will be donated to the program’s scholarship fund (up to $5,000).

Forgoing the signing day

Aug. 1, 2020; The Daily News (Greenville)

I always love it when I can hyper-focus a story on just one person.

… 2020 Daily News area student-athletes playing college athletics

… Ryleigh Perry | Ionia | Grand Rapids Community College softball

(This is a column by sports editor Alex Freeman.)

Keeping GRCC Safe: Equipment, processes in place for face-to-face transactions

GRCC is focused on the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff. We’ve taken a number of precautions in areas where customer service will happen face to face, and where social distancing will be difficult.

The Quiet Cafe is an example of one place where transactions need to take place, and equipment has been installed.

Clear plastic panels are in place at the cafe, the Enrollment Center and other places on campus.

Note that GRCC Campus Dining has done a great job with other safety devices and protocols. A contactless payment system is in place, with cleaning supplies to sanitize between customers.

Meals and snacks are available, with many items available in grab-and-go boxes. The dining area is closed, and patrons are reminded to use social distancing while waiting to complete their transaction.

All of this is part of a series of protocols, screenings, equipment, and notifications added to help our GRCC family. We’re trying to create the safest possible environment for students to gain an affordable, accessible, quality education.

A cashier at Quiet Cafe wears a face mask and stands behind a clear shield: "Keeping GRCC safe."