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GRCC In the News, 8-9-17

August 9, 2017

Restaurant Week Grand Rapids begins now!

Aug. 9, 2017; WZZM13

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. – If you’ve ever needed an excuse to try a new restaurant, or an old favorite, Restaurant Week Grand Rapids is it!

… Restaurants donate $1 from each meal sold to the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education Student Scholarship Fund at Grand Rapids Community College. Reservations are available for select locations!

Grand Rapids Public Schools Parent University to host screenings of American Divided

Aug. 8, 2017; therapidian.org

On Wednesday, June 28, over 600 people gathered at Celebration Cinema South to watch two screenings of America Divided, a film series that explores some of America’s thorniest issues — criminal justice, housing equity, education, immigration, voting rights, labor, Flint’s water crisis — by telling the stories of the people who get caught on those thorns.

… Dr. Andre Fields, counselor at Grand Rapids Community College, spoke about shared responsibility for the situation Grand Rapids finds itself in as the second worst city in the nation for African Americans. He said, “White people have downloaded a superiority complex. Until they unlearn that superiority, they’ll have a hard time having racial empathy. On the black side, we have to unlearn that internal sense that I cant overcome racism and build the life that I want. We have to take responsibility for our homes, our churches, our neighborhoods.”

Advising, counseling, disability and occupational support return to Student Center’s 3rd floor

August 9, 2017

The following departments have returned to their location on the 3rd floor of the Student Center:

  • Academic Advising & Transfer Center
  • Counseling & Career Development
  • Disability & Occupational Support

The Academic Advising & Transfer Center is on all “open advising” until Sept. 1  in order to see more students.  Open advising means students are seen in the order in which they check in at the front desk.  Students are encouraged to come earlier in the day as they tend to get very busy with longer wait times after 11 a.m.

The Academic Advising & Transfer Center summer hours are:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 8:00-5:00

Tuesday 8:00-7:00

Fall hours resume Aug. 21:

Monday- Thursday 8:00-6:30 and Friday 8:00-5:00

GRCC In the News, 7-17-17

July 17, 2017

GVSU, GRCC announce campus expansions in Grand Rapids

July 14, 2017; mibiz.com

GRAND RAPIDS — Two higher educational institutions plan to spend more than $82 million combined to expand their downtown campuses.

The state’s 2018 fiscal year budget, signed today by Gov. Rick Snyder, includes allocations for expansions at both Grand Valley State University and Grand Rapids Community College.

Change Ups: Blandford Nature Center founder receives inaugural award

July 14, 2017; Grand Rapids Business Journal

… GRANTS

Grand Rapids Community College received a $50,000 grant from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation to create more health care career opportunities for minorities. The grant will fund a 10-day Health Care Scrubs Camp for Grand Rapids Public Schools students. High school juniors and seniors will learn in GRCC simulation labs, work in a decontamination unit at St. Mary’s Hospital, participate in a culinary medicine workshop at the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education, and take part in a disaster drill.

Chef Clark introduces new take on Italian cuisine

July 11, 2017; Grand Rapids Magazine

Chef Clark Frain is excited to bring contemporary Italian cuisine, including crudo offerings, which means raw in Italian, to downtown Grand Rapids.

… After a stint at the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education at Grand Rapids Community College he landed at Gibsons. “I had a great experience there,” he said. “I started refining my technique and learning about high quality ingredients.”

Inside Track: Building a brotherhood

July 14, 2017; Grand Rapids Business Journal

Andre Fields knows firsthand the painful combination of poverty, fatherlessness and systemic racism that haunts many of his black male students.

… Fields, an associate professor and counselor at Grand Rapids Community College, started a leadership development fraternity for black male students at GRCC called Alpha Beta Omega (ABO) in 2012.

 

 

Service office open late on Tuesdays

June 8, 2017

Some GRCC service offices will be open late on Tuesdays during the summer:

  • Enrollment Center —  The last placement test begins at 5:30 p.m. The phones will be open until 6:45 p.m. Walk-in appointments will be accepted until 7 p.m.
  • Financial Aid — The phones are open until 6:45 p.m.; walk-in appointments will be taken until 7 p.m.
  • Counseling Center — Tuesday evening services include appointment scheduling. The phones are open until 6:45 p.m. You can walk in to make an appointment until 7 p.m.

Summer construction season starts today

May 1, 2017

Beginning on Monday, May 1, contractors will be on site to begin a variety of summer projects:

  • Concrete repair work will occur in specific areas on the Commons on Monday and Tuesday.  There will be some noise as they demolish the failing concrete.  They will them pour replacement, which will be roped off for several days. Pedestrian traffic will not be impacted.  However, vehicular delivery services will not be able to travel the Commons next week.
  • Phase 2 of the Bostwick ramp repair work will also begin.  This will include work on lower levels throughout the ramp.  If you park in that ramp, please note that areas of the ramp will be closed to allow for this work.

Music Department is on the move!

  • They’re going home!  We will be moving the Music Department offices from the Data Center back to the Music Building on Monday, May 1.  Throughout the week, we’ll be moving equipment and instruments from various campus buildings back to the Music building.  The professional piano movers will be on site on Wednesday and Thursday, May 3 and 4.

Other summer moves:

  • Due to Bostwick ramp work, the DSS Testing center will be moving on May 3 to the Science Building for the summer.
  • Counseling and Advising services will be moving to the Data Center.  Watch for more information next week!

Summer construction season is starting

April 28, 2017

Beginning on Monday, May 1, contractors will be on site to begin a variety of summer projects:

  • Concrete repair work will occur in specific areas on the Commons on Monday and Tuesday.  There will be some noise as they demolish the failing concrete.  They will them pour replacement, which will be roped off for several days. Pedestrian traffic will not be impacted.  However, vehicular delivery services will not be able to travel the Commons next week.
  • Phase 2 of the Bostwick ramp repair work will also begin.  This will include work on lower levels throughout the ramp.  If you park in that ramp, please note that areas of the ramp will be closed to allow for this work.

Music Department is on the move!

  • They’re going home!  We will be moving the Music Department offices from the Data Center back to the Music Building on Monday, May 1.  Throughout the week, we’ll be moving equipment and instruments from various campus buildings back to the Music building.  The professional piano movers will be on site on Wednesday and Thursday, May 3 and 4.

Other summer moves:

  • Due to Bostwick ramp work, the DSS Testing center will be moving on May 3 to the Science Building for the summer.
  • Counseling and Advising services will be moving to the Data Center.  Watch for more information next week!

Raider Salute to Sophia Brewer, Chris Sain, Raydale Bonivel

March 13, 2017

A Raider Salute from Tamber Bustance, of the Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion:

A special thanks to Sophia Brewer (Library and Learning Commons), Chris Sain (Counseling, Advising and Retention) and Raydale Bonivel (Alpha Beta Omega) for presenting at the Diversity Youth Partnership Youth Summit on Friday, March 10, 2017.  More than 250 8th grade students at Northview’s Crossroads Middle School attended the Summit, which was coordinated by GRCC’s Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion.  Sophia, Chris and Raydale inspired the students and represented GRCC very well! 

GRCC In the News, 2-22-17

February 22, 2017

Suicide up almost 10 percent, mother shares her son’s story to save others

Feb. 21, 2017; FOX 17

WEST MICHIGAN –  After losing her son to suicide, a mother is now telling her story to help save others from the same grief.

… Professionals studying in the field of mental health are also trying to break the stigma. Lynnae Selberg at Grand Rapids Community College says they’ve received a $300,000 federal grant this year to educate and help students with these same struggles.

Middle school girls receive empowering messages at Beautiful U

Feb. 21, 2017; WOTV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOTV) — If you could go back, what would you tell yourself in middle school? Empowering mind, body, and soul is what Maranda’s Beautiful U is all about! 140 seventh and eighth grade girls from five school districts across West Michigan came together for an afternoon of fun and education.

… An exciting part of Beautiful U is the tasty food and snacks! Secchia Institute for Culinary Education, Meijer, and Milk Means More partnered up to educate girls on what they need to fuel their bodies. Calcium and protein are extremely important for girls in the developmental teen and pre-teen years. With snacks like yogurt and cheese, girls got a healthy (and yummy) boost of nutrients they need.

Education Department, Counseling Center provide session on suicide prevention

February 17, 2017

The Education Department and GRCC Counseling Center presented “Warning Signs of Suicide in Students” on Wednesday, February 15. Suicide Prevention is an important topic to talk about and the Counseling Center prepared students with potentially life-saving training. A big thanks to all who came and made the seminar a huge success.

Faculty and students are seated at tables in rows. They look at a video screen showing suicide statistics.

 

4 GRCC students named semifinalists for Jack Kent Cooke Transfer Scholarship

February 10, 2017

Four GRCC students have been selected as semifinalists for the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Transfer Scholarship! Congratulations to Monica Hale, Anna Leestma, Tammy Loggins, and Daniel Lopez!

Four GRCC students are semifinalists for Jack Kent Cooke Transfer Scholarship

January 23, 2017

Four GRCC students have been selected as semifinalists for the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Transfer Scholarship! Congratulations to Monica Hale, Anna Leestma, Tammy Loggins, and Daniel Lopez!

Andre Fields leads Teacher Education Seminar presentation

December 9, 2016

The Education Department hosted the second Teacher Education Seminar of the semester on Tuesday, December 6.

Dr. Andre Fields came and spoke to future educators about overcoming racial bias in the classroom. A big thank you to Dr. Fields for the great presentation.

Andre Fields stands in front of a video screen as students, seated at tables, watch.

Transfer Fair features more than 35 schools

October 18, 2016

GRCC Transfer Fair

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

12:30-4:30 p.m.

Student Center, Room 301 (Student Lounge)

Over 35 schools attending!  Start Here/Transfer There

  • Learn about transfer requirements
  • Obtain catalogs and other transfer resources
  • Meet with College/University representatives

Sponsored by:  Counseling, Advising & Retention Services

Transfer Fair to be held October 19

October 17, 2016

GRCC Transfer Fair

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

12:30-4:30 p.m.

Student Center, Room 301 (Student Lounge)

 

Over 35 schools attending!  Start Here/Transfer There

  • Learn about transfer requirements
  • Obtain catalogs and other transfer resources
  • Meet with College/University representatives

Sponsored by:  Counseling, Advising & Retention Services

Hilda Martinez-Gutierrez joins Counseling Center

September 29, 2016

GRCC received a 3-year grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) that will fund campus-wide activities and programs designed to address and reduce students’ suicide risk by enhancing overall mental health and wellness on campus. The services will also be extended to the Lakeshore campus. Activities include creating a strong community network, implementing a Crisis Response Plan, and providing training and education to promote awareness of the need for better understanding of mental health issues and to encourage positive help-seeking behaviors.

The grant will be coordinated out of the Counseling & Career Development office.  The grant cycle begins on September 30, 2016.  The new Grant Coordinator (a grant funded position) will be Hilda Martinez-Gutierrez.  Hilda is an alumni of GRCC who went on to earn her BS in Family Studies at WMU and her MA in Counselor Education/ College Counseling at WMU.  Hilda worked at GRCC as a student but more recently has been doing her internship with the GRCC TRIO program.  Hilda has a passion for working with first generation, under privileged students.  She is bilingual and has diverse experience in enrollment services, family services, coordinating a youth enrichment scholarship program, and has advocated for substance abuse prevention in Greater Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo.  We welcome Hilda to the GRCC team that will be implementing the grant work and are excited to have her experience and connections as a part of our team.