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Grants Lab Newsletter: Summer Edition

June 14, 2018

January 2018 SSPD Awardees

February 13, 2018

Congratulations to our January 2018 SSPD Awardees!

  • Lydia Cruz ($2,500): PHR/SPHR exam preparation workshop
  • Victoria Vicencio ($2,025): PlanSource Eclipse 2018 Conference
  • Jody Graves ($1,800): 2018 HEUG/Alliance Conference
  • Susan Hansen ($1,800): 2018 HEUG/Alliance Conference
  • Benjamin Thompson ($700): ScrumMaster® Certification Training
  • Amanda Kruzona ($1,800): 2018 HEUG/Alliance Conference
  • Brandan McBride ($1,590): College Board – A Dream Deferred Conference
  • Kevin Perrin ($1,700): 2018 HEUG/Alliance Conference
  • Rebecca Rahn ($1,800): 2018 HEUG/Alliance Conference
  • Deb Stout ($1,750): Associated Builders and Contractors Annual Conference
  • Bruce Morrison ($2,340): Effectively Leveraging Data in Enrollment Management Workshop
  • Kayla Leonard ($1,800): NASPA Foundation Conference
  • Azusena Nevares ($1,800): NASPA Foundation Conference
  • Kathy Schoen ($1,938): OCLC Resource Sharing Conference 2018
  • Toni Harrison ($2,133): American Library Association Annual Conference 2018

HVAC students complete CCSTEP grant project

December 8, 2016

It was a long time in the making, but Don Steeby’s HVAC students finally completed the installation and startup of three supermarket display cases for their Commercial Refrigeration class.

Funding for this project was provided by our Michigan CCSTEP grant, which was designed to help community colleges boost skilled trades instruction. Don’s students were instrumental in the installation, electrical wiring, piping, and refrigerant charging of all three cases.

This project will help educate future students in the complex technology used for supermarket refrigeration, which will lead to well-paying jobs in the growing world of heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration.

Congratulations to Don’s students!

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GRCC In the News, 11-21-16

November 21, 2016

$6 million grant aims to create worker pipeline for senior living, other employers

Nov. 20, 2016; McKnight’s Senior Living

Four Michigan senior living communities are partners in a $6 million grant awarded to Grand Rapids Community College and designed to address healthcare workforce needs in the western part of the state.

Science Day brings hands-on learning to Grand Rapids community

Nov. 18, 2016; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The second annual Community Science Day, hosted by Grand Rapids Community College, is taking over campus on Nov. 19.

Inside Track: Changing people’s lives

Nov. 18, 2016; Grand Rapids Business Journal

Dennis Van Kampen remembers journeying with a friend to Juarez, Mexico, in 1988 for what would prove to be far from the typical touristy experience.

… When he was younger, Van Kampen felt destined for a career in law enforcement. After graduating in 1988 from Grand Rapids Community College with a degree in criminal justice, Van Kampen worked as a reserve officer for the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department.

First Lady Michelle Obama presents WMCAT with national award

Nov. 17, 2016;

There is big news.

… (Keloni) Seawood-Walton became a part of WMCAT while attending Grand Rapids Montessori School and graduated in spring 2016. She now is working part time as an apprentice at WMCAT’s Ambrose Print Shop while attending Grand Rapids Community College.

Keeping Jeanna Huntoon’s memory alive

Nov. 21, 2016; WZZM

MUSKEGON, MICH. – It’s been a little over six months since the murder of Jeanne Huntoon.

The 34-year-old was stabbed to death near Grand Rapids Community College in April. Authorities have charged Marcus Bivens with her murder.

Grand Rapids wins battle of the Raiders

Nov. 18, 2016; KTIC

The Central Community College Raiders saw their season come to an end with a 3-1 loss to the Grand Rapids Community College Raiders in the consolation bracket of the NJCAA Division II National Tournament.

GRCC In the News, 11-18-16

November 18, 2016

GRCC awarded $6M to help build healthcare workforce pipeline

Nov. 17, 2016; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Grand Rapids Community College was awarded a $6 million federal grant that will allow the college to work with its community partners to provide a pipeline of much-needed skilled health care workers, officials announced Thursday, Nov. 17.

GRCC’s next president expected to be named Monday

Nov. 17, 2016; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Next Monday morning, Grand Rapids Community College trustees expect to make their decision on the school’s next president, board chairman Bert Bleke said.

Kent City grad dies in crash

Nov. 17, 2016; The Post (Cedar Springs)

An 18-year-old Tyrone Township teen was killed last weekend when he crashed his vehicle while trying to pass another car.

… Isaiah is the son of Gerald and Deborah Slater. According to his obituary, he had attended Algoma Christian School, and graduated from Kent City High School in 2016. He was attending Grand Rapids Community College.

Armen Innovation Grants available for faculty

October 20, 2016

Through the support of entrepreneur and philanthropist Armen Oumedian, Instructional Support will offer grants to GRCC faculty incorporating innovative practices into their curriculum. Grants of up to $500 may be awarded to both full-time and adjunct faculty interested in further developing or implementing a new high-impact educational practice into their classroom during the Winter 2017 semester. Applications will be accepted through November 15, 2016, and the awards will be announced before the end of the fall 2016 semester.



GRCC In the News, 3-24-15

March 24, 2015

GRCC to offer brewing certificate program

March 23, 2015; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Grand Rapids Community College will soon begin turning out the next generation of craft beer brewers.

GRCC In the News, 3-23-15

March 23, 2015

5 ways GRCC’s winter enrollment has changed over past decade

March 21, 2015; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Enrollment continued its downward trend at Grand Rapids Community College this semester, falling 6.4 percent compared to the same time last year.

Watch Michigan chef create 16-foot, award-winning ice sculpture in Alaska

March 20, 2015; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The ice blocks were big – weighing hundreds of pounds each – and had to be moved using heavy-duty machines.

… “It was exhausting,” said (Luba) Petrash, a culinary instructor at Grand Rapids Community College. “But what I like the most was the people. Even though it was a competition, everyone was so friendly and helping each other.”

GRBJ: Local college to teach beer biz

March 23, 2015; WZZM

(Grand Rapids Business Journal) — Another Michigan college is entering the beer education game.

Grand Rapids Community College will begin offering a craft brewing management certification in 2016, thanks in part to a $2.9 million grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corp.

Inside Track: No mixed message for Mixed Staffing

March 20, 2015; Grand Rapids Business Journal

Sara Sherry is establishing her boutique firm as the staffing agency that personalizes the job market one person and one employment opportunity at a time.

… With an associate’s degree from Grand Rapids Community College, a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies with an emphasis in creative marketing from Grand Valley State University, two internships and roughly eight years of working experience, Sherry said she moved to Chicago without a job, optimistic about finding plenty of job offers.

School leaders learn about reasons behind teen violence

March 20, 2015; WZZM

KENTWOOD, Mich. (WZZM) — Administrators from around West Michigan learned more on Friday about crime and violence in schools.

… Silent Observer began the Fast 50 program in 1998. It’s currently in place at 65 middle and high schools, as well as at Calvin College and Grand Rapids Community College.

Meet the Executive Director of Michigan Campus Compact (MiCC)

March 23, 2015

On Wednesday, March 25th from 11:00am-12:00pm in Room 112 of the Main Building, Executive Director of MiCC, Robin Grinnell, will be on campus to meet with faculty and administrators to discuss ways of connecting students to our community.

Michigan Campus Compact (MiCC) promotes the education and commitment of Michigan college students to be civically engaged citizens, through creating and expanding academic, co-curricular and campus-wide opportunities for community service, service-learning and civic engagement.

Opportunities to Explore with Robin:

  • State and National professional development conferences, workshops and seminars
  • grant opportunities
  • learn about best practices at other institutions and faculty
  • learn how faculty and students can be recognized for their community engagement efforts