Condolences to friends, family of Marcille Dalgleish

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of former Food Science and Nutrition teacher, Marcille Dalgleish (Mrs. D), who has passed away. Marcille was a founding faculty member of GRJC’s Culinary Arts Program.

Marcille’s full obituary is available on MLive:

GRCC In the News, 10-5-17

GVSU to host forum on supply, demand of health care jobs
10/4/17  Grand Valley Lanthorn
Grand Valley State University’s Office of the Vice Provost for Health is hosting The Health Care Talent Pipeline, a panel discussion on the supply and demand of jobs in the health care industry and how higher education institutes can meet the needs of employers and employees in the field.
… The panelists include Norman Beauchamp, dean of the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine; Laurie Chelsey, provost of Grand Rapids Community College; Pamela Ries, senior vice president and chief human resources officer for Spectrum Health; Wanda Stokes, director of the Talent Investment Agency for the state of Michigan; and Maria Cimitile, GVSU provost and executive vice president for academic and student affairs.

The 30 Best Culinary Schools
Plenty of us enjoy cooking, but few take it to the professional level. For those who choose to go pro, the culinary industry presents a large job market with lots different options for employment and specialization, as well as mobility. However, while getting into the industry might not be difficult (there is always a need for dish washers and table bussers), working your way up to head chef or restaurant owner isn’t such a clear path.
… 18. Secchia Institute for Culinary Education at Grand Rapids Community College (Grand Rapids, Michigan)  The Secchia Institute for Culinary Education is part of Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC), a public, not-for profit institution. Releases Its Ranking of Best Culinary Schools
10/4/17, a leading online publication for ranking schools and degree programs, has now published its ranking of “The 30 Best Culinary Schools.”
… Secchia Institute for Culinary Education at Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids, Michigan



GRCC In the News, 3-17-15

Steep tuition increases approved for GRCC’s nursing, culinary and dental programs

March 16, 2015; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – In an effort to balance its budget, Grand Rapids Community College is implementing big price hikes for its nursing, dental and culinary arts programs.

Trustee asks GRCC to delay domestic partner benefits until court decides gay marriage case

March 17, 2015; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Bert Bleke, the chairperson of Grand Rapids Community College’s Board of Trustees, is recommending that the college hold off on considering domestic partner benefits until the U.S. Supreme Court rules on an upcoming gay marriage case.

Rapid officials: Silver Line numbers are promising

March 17, 2015; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The Silver Line bus service has been on the road for seven months and officials said so far it’s been a smooth ride.

… Morgan Fisher, a student at Grand Rapids Community College, said she had never used public transportation before the Silver Line came to town, but decided to give it a try.

“I actually get on the bus at 28th and Division and I come right down to GRCC and I don’t have to pay for parking for school so it makes it a lot easier and more affordable,” said Fisher.

‘Dying To Be Thin’ re-airing on WOOD TV8

March 16, 2015; WOOD TV

You may not know it, but 30 million Americans suffer from eating disorders. Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness and they are the second leading cause of death for adolescents, only after automobile accidents. Do you know the warning signs? Do you know what really causes someone to fall victim to an eating disorder? Jordan Carson will be reporting on the half-hour special, “Dying To Be Thin” during which she’ll the story of how her sister lost her battle with an eating disorder, and how others can spot the warning signs, and seek help.

… Rosalyn (Baker) is a Brain Fitness Coach, Wellness Coordinator and a Certified Nutritional Consultant. Rosalyn is a paid professional speaker who sat on the program development committee for GRCC’s continuing education program, Optimal Health, where she also taught courses in Stress Management and Meditation. She has lectured on Brain Health, Nutrition and Anti-Aging at EEGSpectrum InternationalClinical Interchange Conferences, and for National Safety Associates representingJuice Plus+, the most scientifically researched whole food fruit and vegetable supplement in the world.

Photos: The Heritage Lunch Menu – Winter 2010 Semester

Heritage Restaurant Winter 2010 Menu

GRCC’s student-run Heritage Restaurant is operated as a lab environment for the college’s Secchia Institute for Culinary Education.  Every semester, the menu changes and offers new and enticing epicurean delights.

Heritage Restaurant Winter 2010 Menu

For a full slideshow, click here.  For more information (including hours, menus, and directions/reservations) visit