GRCC In the News, 10/11/2021

GRCC to build Secchia Piazza

10/7/21 Grand Rapids Business Journal

Grand Rapids Community College is adding a new piazza to its culinary program.

GRCC creating new space for Secchia Institute for Culinary Education

10/7/21 WZZM

The Secchia Institute for Culinary Education is gaining a new piazza thanks to a gift from the late Peter Secchia and his family.

Grand Rapids Community College Veterans Center


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Grand Rapids Community College volleyball coach wins 400th career match

10/8/21 MLive

Grand Rapids Community College volleyball coach Chip Will earned his 400th career victory Thursday night after his team rallied to beat rival Muskegon Community College in five sets.

GRCC, Muskegon Catholic Central, Oakridge celebrate major victory milestones

10/8/21 FOX 17

WEST MICHIGAN — Several West Michigan teams are celebrating huge milestones.

… Meanwhile, Grand Rapids Community College’s Coach Chip Will celebrated his 400th career win Thursday in a volleyball match against Muskegon Community College. GRCC says the Raiders are now ranked 7th in the country with a 12-win streak to boot.

Broadway Grand Rapids Executive Director Mike Lloyd Stepping Down

10/8/21 Broadway World Detroit

Mike Lloyd, Executive Director of Broadway Grand Rapids will retire December 31, 2021. He will have served exactly 12 years. Calling it “the perfect moment for new leadership,” Lloyd said, January marks the opening of a new season with near-record season ticket sales and a line-up of shows “that can’t be beat.”

… While these are” thrilling measurements” of success, Lloyd said he was just as proud of the special program BGR instituted to bring economically disadvantaged students into the theater through the Seats4Kids program providing an opportunity many would never have considered. And, he hopes BGR will also continue to offer “partnership opportunities” to other valuable institutions in the community like Grand Rapids Community College, Paws with a Cause or the Red Cross who have raised funds in joint promotions with visiting shows.

New GRCC Veterans Center connects students with support services, ‘people with shared experiences’ in military

10/10/21 MLive

GRAND RAPIDS — A new space where student veterans can relax, be themselves and get “the best possible service’ to support their educational goals is available on the Grand Rapids Community College campus, Army veteran Patrick Coleman said.

West Michigan chef, GRCC alum fighting to end child hunger with new Grand Rapids restaurant

10/10/21 WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A West Michigan chef is on a mission to fight food insecurity here at home and around the world.

… (Chef Chris) Wessely, who’s from West Michigan and a Grand Rapids Community College alum, says he wants to be an asset in his community.

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