GRCC In the News 12/15/2021

GRCC to add new wayfinding system to campus

12/7/21 WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Some new changes are coming to the Grand Rapids Community College campus.

Map highlights how GRCC brewers help Grand Rapids earn its Beer City USA title


Everyone knows about the region’s reputation as Beer City USA, but did you know about the Grand Rapids Community College connection?

Signage installation will aid campus wayfinding at Michigan community college

12/8/21 American School & University

Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) in Grand Rapids, Mich.,is installing a comprehensive wayfinding system that will help pedestrians and motorists navigate the campus. 

Good things on The Lakeshore

12/8/21 WHTC

HOLLAND (WHTC-AM/FM) — Each week, Shandra Martinez, managing editor of The Lakeshore, talks with morning news host Peg McNichol about people and organizations making a positive difference along the Lakeshore.

… Map highlights how GRCC brewers help Grand Rapids earn its Beer City USA title. The Grand Rapids Community College Foundation’s alumni relations team created a map of local craft breweries owned or operated by GRCC alums. It’s a fun way to create your own brewery tour and support GRCC alumni.

GRCC, City of Grand Rapids host training for chefs to help after disasters

12/8/21 MLive

Area chefs will be ready to help the community in an emergency through special training hosted by Grand Rapids Community College’s Secchia Institute for Culinary Education and the City of Grand Rapids on Nov. 22 and 23.


12/8/21 Community College Daily (American Association of Community Colleges)

… Ashlee Mishler is the new director of the Grand Rapids Promise Zone, the scholarship program that covers all costs of a Grand Rapids Community College education for city students. She previously served for more than four years at Ferris State University as a marketing manager and marketing communications specialist.

News 8 at Noon

12/8/21 WOOD TV

(Vaccination clinic.)

No. 1 Mott men’s basketball team stays unbeaten with 22-point win over Grand Rapids

12/8/21 MLive

FLINT – The Mott Community College men’s basketball express continued to roll Wednesday night.

The Bears, who are ranked No. 1 in the nation, remained unbeaten in eight games by beating Grand Rapids Community College 86-64 at Ballenger Field House.

For booming Grand Rapids, a larger ambition: Midwest technology hub

12/8/21 Bridge Magazine

Business growth in the Grand Rapids region has taken deliberate paths for decades, from development of downtown attractions that fueled nightlife to creation of the “Medical Mile” area filled with medical research and care facilities.

… (Randy Thelen, CEO of The Right Place) We’re working with our companies, talking with them already about what we can do to secure that job growth here versus other markets around the country. And we just submitted a grant to the U.S. Economic Development Administration with partners at Grand Rapids Community College and Grand Valley State University. 

Nueva beca disponible para trabajadores de primera linea que no sean elegibles para recibir ayuda federal

12/10/21 El Vocero

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN- Una nueva beca creará un camino gratuito para los trabajadores esenciales que no son elegibles para recibir ayuda financiera federal.

… En Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC), la beca se puede utilizar a partir del semestre de invierno de 2022, y la inscripción para las clases ya está abierta.

(GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN- A new grant will create a free pathway for essential workers who are not eligible for federal financial aid.

… At Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC), the scholarship can be used starting in the winter semester of 2022, and registration for classes is now open.)

Autocam Medical recognizes apprenticeship grads

12/10/21 Grand Rapids Business Journal

The Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP) Lab has churned out another group of CNC machinists from its apprenticeship program.

… The event, recognizing the company’s fourth class of graduates, included a few words of motivation and inspiration by John Kennedy IV, general manager of Autocam Medical, and Bill Pink, president of Grand Rapids Community College.

Autocam Medical recognizes latest apprenticeship program graduates


Autocam Medical, a global contract manufacturer of precision surgical and medical components and devices, presented 11 students with certificates of completion for their CNC Machinist Apprentice Program during a November 10th ceremony at the AMP Lab at Western Michigan University in Grand Rapids.

The event, recognizing the company’s fourth class of graduates, was kicked off with a few words of motivation and inspiration by John Kennedy, IV, General Manager of Autocam Medical, and Dr. Bill Pink, President of Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC).

GRCC to make navigating campus easier

12/13/21 Grand Rapids Business Journal

A $600,000 construction project is underway on the Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) downtown campus.

More housing coming to West Michigan, still more needed


Thousands of new homes are set to come on the market in Ottawa County in the next 18 months, HousingNext Executive Director Ryan Kilpatrick says.

… Hom Flats, Holland Township — This is the first family-oriented Low-income housing tax credit project approved in Ottawa County in more than 20 years and will provide 114 affordable rental units for households earning 40% to 80% of the area median income. It will be located on a primary MAX bus route and is accessible to the new Grand Rapids Community College Lakeshore Campus and a majority of the retail and manufacturing jobs in the community. 

… Lakewood Flats, Holland Township — Midwest Construction has zoning approval and is nearing completion of their financing to begin construction on 190 units of affordable housing on Lakewood Blvd east of US-31. The project would include apartments for households earning 40% to 80% area median income along with a mixed-use building with shops and restaurants, a community clubhouse, a playground to be designed by the Outdoor Discovery Center, and the preservation of a natural creek and several acres of green space. The project is located on a MAX transit line with close proximity to downtown, the new Grand Rapids Community College Lakeshore Campus, and several job centers.

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