GRCC In the News, 5-12-22

DeWys University now an accredited training program at GRCC

5/11/22 Grand Rapids Business Journal

Students of Grand Rapids Community College now can receive college credit for an on-the-job training program started by a local manufacturer.

Noodle Pig, a fast casual ramen restaurant featuring homemade noodles and boozy boba, opening this summer

5/11/22 MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Noodle Pig, a ramen restaurant featuring homemade noodles, custom and signature ramen bowls, boba tea and more, is expected to open in Grand Rapids’ Monroe North neighborhood in July or August.

Created by Chris Wessely, an East Grand Rapids City Commissioner and Grand Rapids Community College culinary graduate, the restaurant is a fast-casual concept, where customers can create their own ramen bowl or choose from seven signature options.

East Kentwood HS teachers behind new approach to math

5/12/22 WOOD TV

KENTWOOD, Mich. (WOOD) — Parents may not want to hear anything about “math changing,” but change is what East Kentwood High School teacher Luke Wilcox and former teacher Lindsey Gallas hope will lead to more students finding success in STEM fields.

… (Hector) Paiz-Loeza plans to use that money to study astrophysics, an education he plans to start at Grand Rapids Community College and then continue at Michigan State University. He also noticed the difference in the approach Wilcox takes in the classroom.

Schaffer set to chair AACC board in July

5/11/22 Community College Daily (American Association of Community Colleges)

Joseph Schaffer, president of Laramie County Community College, will become chair of the American Association of Community Colleges board of directors on July 1, succeeding Richard Rhodes, chancellor of the Austin Community College District in Texas.

… The board’s new council representative is Tracy Hall, president of Southwest Tennessee Community College. The board appointed Susan Looney, president of Reading Area Community College (Pennsylvania), to fill the second council position. The board of directors appointed Nancee Sorenson, chancellor of Louisiana State University Eunice, as the new institutional at-large representative, and Lynn Tincher-Ladner, president and CEO of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, as the public at-large representative. Mordecai Brownlee, president of Colorado’s Community College of Aurora, was selected to fill the vacancy left by former Grand Rapids Community College President Bill Pink, who accepted a position outside of the sector.

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