GRCC In the News, 8-5-20

GR man who dated double homicide victim charged with perjury

Aug. 4, 2020; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The ex-boyfriend of one of the victims in a double homicide is charged with lying to authorities about his whereabouts the night of the murders.

… (Quavon) Lee was preparing to return to Grand Rapids Community College to finish a degree in automotive technology.

11th annual Restaurant Week GR kicks off this week

Aug. 4, 2020; WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The 11th annual Restaurant Week GR (RWGR) kicks off Aug. 5 through Aug. 16 with more than 50 area restaurants participating.

… For every RWGR check in through the digital pass, Experience Grand Rapids said it would donate $1 to an endowed scholarship fund through the Grand Rapids Community College’s Secchia Institute for Culinary Education, up to $5,000. Since its inception, RWGR has donated more than $150,000 to further the education of local culinary students.

Brilliant as Ever

Aug. 4, 2020; West Michigan Woman

It’s true: 2020 has been a strange year.

… “When I was younger, criticism was the end of the world. Especially when it came to cooking and the food I was presenting to people. It’s something that you really put your whole heart into, so when someone is critical, it hurts and there have been plenty of tears. But I told myself I needed to get over it, it wasn’t anything personal, and that it was only going to make me better. Criticism just helps you grow and it’s part of the learning process. If you do not get that critical feedback, you will never grow and become better.”

—Jennifer Fillenworth, Brilliant Emerging Leader Finalist
Personal Chef & Registered Dietitian, Jenny with the Good Eats + Grand Rapids Community College

GRCC In the News, 8-4-20

Morning News

Aug. 4, 2020; FOX 17

Anchor Alyssa Hearin: “One of the tastiest events in Grand Rapids returns this week. Tomorrow kicks off the 11th year for Restaurant Week, and, of course, it will look a little different. There are still more than 50 restaurants participating. Many will offer both dine-in and takeout options, and there’s a new digital pass you can access on your phone. That pass lets you check in, which could eventually add up to prizes and coupons. The event raises scholarship money for the culinary program at Grand Rapids Community College.”

Keeping GRCC Safe: Hands-free faucets, flush valves installed

GRCC is focused on the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff.

The Facilities Team has added dozens of hands-free faucets and flush valves in nearly all public bathrooms.

The idea is to prevent the spread of germs. But water conservation is a benefit, too.

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.

Someone uses a hands-free faucet in a men's room.

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; experiencegr.com

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."

Keeping GRCC Safe: Wash — and sing!

GRCC is focused on the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff. But we’re going to need your help.

The CDC says washing your hands is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of disease. It recommends washing for 20 seconds — about the time it takes to sing “Happy Birthday” twice.

Now, GRCC Music students and faculty: The pressure is on you because “Happy Birthday” is not going to cut it. This is your chance to shine! Harmony is OK, as long as it is socially distant. Acapella only, please. This is probably as close any of us are going to get to a concert for a while.

We’re placed stickers in the lavatories to remind you to wash and sing.

These stickers are 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 sign on a restroom mirror says, "Thank you for practicing healthy guidelines. Keep us all safe. Wash your hands.": "Keeping GRCC safe."