GRCC In the News, 3-23-15

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)

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