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GRCC In the News, 11-17-17

November 17, 2017

Report finds gaps in funding, services for Kent Co. kids

Nov. 16, 2017; WOOD Radio

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A new report shows large gaps in services and funding for young children in Kent County.

… Claudia Jones works at one of the childcare centers that partners with First Steps Kent. As a preschool assistant instructor at the GRCC Early Childhood Learning Lab and a mother of three, she has seen the benefits of preschool.

GR Mag’s top weekend picks

Nov. 16, 2017; Grand Rapids Magazine

Get in the holiday spirit or take flight with dragons this weekend in GR. You can also join the celebration of a 10-year-old favorite, attend a performance by contestants from one of the most popular reality TV shows and in classic Beer City fashion, learn about how some of the city’s favorite brews got their distinct flavors. This weekend is jam-packed with events you won’t want to miss.

BEER & DRAGONS

(Thursday)

If the name wasn’t enticing enough, Grand Rapids Public Museum has partnered with New Holland Brewing and Grand Rapids Community College for a beer tasting and interactive presentation event. Starting with New Holland’s famous Dragon’s Milk, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the process of determining flavor that the brewers wanted for featured beers and find out which New Holland beers were accidental discoveries.

55 Holiday Gift Experience Ideas — Your Local Shopping Guide for Kids and Families

Nov. 16, 2017; grkids.com

If you’d like to give or receive experiences rather than toys this holiday, here’s your list!

… Gifts for Mom

… Sign her up for language classes at Grand Rapids Community College. Then plan an international trip to let her use her new skills!

GRCC In the News, 11-16-17

November 16, 2017

U.S. Labor Department names West Michigan Works! medical assistant apprenticeship program a role model for other states

Nov. 15, 2017; michigan.gov (press release by state Department of Talent & Economic Development)

LANSING, Mich. — The Medical Assistant Registered Apprenticeship Program in West Michigan is helping health care providers fill a critical shortage of talent, and has been saluted as a national Promising Practice by the U.S. Department of Labor.

… Spectrum Health, Mercy Health and Cherry Street Health Services worked together and created the one-year program. Grand Rapids, Muskegon and Montcalm community colleges partnered with the health care providers, developing a shared curriculum addressing the skills common to all three employers. West Michigan Works! holds the standards for the program and serves as the intermediary between the partners.

New middle college program to provide associate degrees

Nov. 15, 2017; schoolnewsnetwork.org (KISD newsletter)

Kentwood Public Schools, MI — A goal at the high school is for every student to receive college credit from at least one class before they graduate, said Evan Hordyk, the district’s executive director for secondary education. Well-established Advanced Placement (AP) opportunities, plus a middle college launching next fall, will make that possible.

East Kentwood students are already tallying up college credits by choosing from a slate of 21 AP classes. Soon they will be able to earn a free associate degree from Grand Rapids Community College by completing a fifth year of high school while dually enrolled as a college student.

Report finds gaps in funding, services for Kent Co. kids

Nov. 16, 2017; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A new report shows large gaps in services and funding for young children in Kent County.

… First Steps Kent officials will lay out exactly how they determined their numbers during a 10 a.m. news conference at Grand Rapids Community College’s Applied Technology Center.

 

GRCC In the News, 11-15-17

November 15, 2017

GRCC hosts Community Science Day, Nov. 18

Nov. 14, 2017; La Prensa

GRAND RAPIDS — Families can explore robotics, light and color, and DNA during Grand Rapids Community College’s Community Science Day on Nov. 18, 2017.

GRCC In the News, 11-13-17

November 13, 2017

Q&A: Dr. Bill Pink, President of Grand Rapids Community College

Nov. 12, 2017; mibiz.com

Dr. Bill Pink is Grand Rapids Community College’s 10th president, replacing Dr. Steven Ender who retired in May. Pink has been with GRCC since 2015, having served as the college’s vice president and dean of workforce development. Prior to GRCC, Pink was vice president of academic affairs at Oklahoma State University. An educator for 25 years, Pink’s background includes an associate degree from York College in Nebraska, a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma Christian University, a master’s degree from the University of Central Oklahoma and a doctorate from the University of Oklahoma. Pink spoke with MiBiz about the need for GRCC to stay relevant for employers and how the college is designing courses to make that a reality.

Arts briefs 11/13/17

11/13/17 The Lanthorn (GVSU student newspaper)

‘My Life as a Zucchini’ film showing

As part of the Tournées French Film Festival, Grand Valley State University, in conjunction with Grand Rapids Community College and their respective French sections, will be co-presenting the film “My Life as a Zucchini,” or “Ma vie de courgette.” The showing will be held on GVSU’s Pew Campus in the DeVos Centers Loosemore Auditorium on Wednesday, Nov. 15, starting at 7 p.m.

Comerciantes y residentes de la avenida S Division se reúnen para discutir el futuro de zona comercial

Nov. 10, 2017; El Vocero

Representantes de la Ciudad de Grand Rapids, de organizaciones de desarrollo urbano y líderes de organizaciones sociales encabezaron la reunión.

… Los dirigentes participantes fueron, Mariano Ávila del WGVU, Jeremy DeRoo, de LINC UP, el comisionado de la ciudad Joe Jone, Tamben Bustance del GRCC woodrick centery Sergio Cira Reyes del Urban Core Colletive.

(Representatives of the City of Grand Rapids, urban development organizations and leaders of social organizations led the meeting.

… The participating leaders were: Mariano Ávila from WGVU, Jeremy DeRoo from LINC UP, City Commissioner Joe Jone, Tamben Bustance from GRCC Woodrick Center and Sergio Cira Reyes from Urban Core Colletive.)

GRCC In the News, 11-10-17

November 10, 2017

Daybreak Early Edition

Nov. 10, 2017; WOOD TV

West Michigan is celebrating out country’s veterans this week. … Grand Rapids Community college will host a service and a free lunch.

Michigan’s last surviving WWII fly girl recalls her time in the sky, blazing new paths

Nov. 10, 2017; The Detroit Free Press

GRAND RAPIDS — Jane Doyle held a heavy bronze medal in her creased hands, running her fingers over the engraved surface.

… It wasn’t until she enrolled in what was then Grand Rapids Junior College in 1939 that Doyle considered flying an airplane was something she could do.

Change Ups: Rose & Westra relocates

Nov. 9, 2017; Grand Rapids Business Journal

… ARTS

… Grand Rapids Community College named its newly renovated recital hall for mezzo-soprano Linn Maxwell Keller. The state-of-the-art Linn Maxwell Keller Recital Hall provides options for acoustic adjustment and includes seating for 104, which can be deployed or retracted to create rehearsal space for large groups. Linn Maxwell Keller, who died in 2016, was an ardent supporter of GRCC’s music program.

GRCC In the News, 11-9-17

November 9, 2017

Public phase of $4.5M campaign for youth homeless shelter underway

Nov. 8, 2017; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Covenant House Michigan launched the public phase of its $4.5 million campaign Wednesday, Nov. 8, for the area’s first homeless shelter for young adults.

… More than 200 students have graduated since the school started, including Ermano Msafiri, a student at Grand Rapids Community College. The native of the Congo, who grew up in a Tanzania refugee camp told the audience about his journey to the U.S. and the support and encouragement received to complete his diploma.

GRCC In the News, 11-8-17

November 8, 2017

GRCC to hold Veterans Day observance on Nov. 10

Nov. 7, 2017; La Prensa

GRAND RAPIDS, MI: Grand Rapids Community College will host a service and a free lunch, both open to the public, in observance of Veterans Day.

GRCC In the News, 11-7-17

November 7, 2017

Public invited to Survivor of Suicide Loss Day conference

Nov. 6, 2017; MLive

A National Survivor of Suicide Loss Day Conference will be held 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Grand Rapids Community College Tech Center, 151 Fountain St. NE.

Macomb CC cross country team heading to the nationals

Nov. 6, 2017; Macomb Daily

When you bring in the largest and most talented mens cross country recruiting class in some years it was bound to add up to a successful season.

… “Our main goal this year was to qualify for Nationals,” (coach David) Munafo said. “We knew it was going to be close with Grand Rapids Community College.”

 

GRCC In the News, 11-6-17

November 6, 2017

GRCC program teaches basics of breweries

Nov. 3, 2017; Grand Rapids Business Journal

After Kyle Rondeau graduates from Grand Rapids Community College, he said he envisions himself in a multitude of career paths.

Ada, Cascade historical societies team up for Veterans Day event

Nov. 4, 2017; MLive

The Cascade and Ada Historical Societies teamed up for a special Veterans Day presentation featuring one of the first women WWII pilots.

… (Jane) Doyle obtained her private pilot’s license when she graduated from Grand Rapids South High School in 1940. She completed her 70 hours of ground school at the junior college, now known as Grand Rapids Community College, and her 30 hours of flight training at what was then the Kent County Airport.

Mike Ketchum promoted to dispatch supervisor at Ionia County Central Dispatch

Nov. 4, 2017; Ionia Sentinel-Standard

IONIA COUNTY — Mike Ketchum has been promoted from dispatcher to dispatch supervisor at Ionia County Central Dispatch.

… Ketchum is a graduate of Lowell High School and Grand Rapids Community College. He and his wife, Dawn, have three adult children and two grandchildren.

Former BH woman releases first book

Nov. 6, 2017; The Herald-Palladium (St. Joseph)

BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor native Cheryl Edwards-Cannon recently released her first book, Taking Care of Miss Bee Bee.

… A Benton Harbor High School graduate, she earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Central Michigan University, a master’s degree from Aquinas College and a certificate in gerontology from Grand Rapids Community College.

 

GRCC In the News, 11-3-17

November 3, 2017

Loaded handgun magazine found in GRCC bathroom was Kentwood officer’s

Nov. 2, 2017; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Grand Rapids Community College police have identified the origin of a fully-loaded handgun magazine found in a campus bathroom Wednesday, Nov. 1. How it got there remains under investigation.

Painting the Divine

Nov. 2, 2017; Women’s Lifestyle magazine

Chakila Hoskins discovered her artistic gift at the age of seven. Her father drew a sketch of her favorite TV star, Punky Brewster, and then challenged her to do the same. Hoskins’s portrait of the ’80s sitcom character, with her signature pigtails tied up in flower hair bands, turned out to be as incredibly accomplished as her father’s version. She was struck by the positive remarks and affirming words from her parents.

… It would take her several years to regain belief in her artistry. In 2006, working in the retail industry and raising two daughters (she now has three), Hoskins decided to begin taking classes at Grand Rapids Community College.

COLLEGE NOTES: Olivet-Alma features four local talents

Nov. 2, 2017; Argus-Press (Owosso)

… VOLLEYBALL

Autumn Severn, Grand Rapids Community College (New Lothrop) Severn had 12 assists and five digs as GRCC won the Michigan Community College Athletic Association title Saturday over Muskegon CC. In the previous game in the tournament against Oakland CC, she had 18 assists and nine digs.

Defying gravity: Meet 55″ professional dunker Porter Maberry

Nov. 2, 2017; purpose2play.com

If Porter Maberry could sit down and have a conversation with gravity, he might say, “I’m sorry, but I respectfully disagree.” That’s because at 55″ and 145 pounds, he can dunk a basketball on a regulation size hoop.

… After a short stint on the Grand Rapids Community College basketball team, Maberry opted to quit basketball and work full-time lifting furniture.

GRCC In the News, 11-2-17

November 2, 2017

News 8 at 6 p.m.

Nov. 1, 2017; WOOD TV

The investigation continues tonight after someone found a loaded magazine for a semiautomatic handgun inside a bathroom at Grand Rapids Community College. We’re also learning more about the emergency notification system on campus.

New AP courses give students shot at college credits

Oct. 31, 2017; schoolnewsnetwork.org (Kent Intermediate School District newsletter)

Kelloggsville Public Schools, MI — A slate of four new Advanced Placement classes at Kelloggsville High School are giving students a taste of college rigor and the opportunity to earn college credits.

… The plan is to add more AP classes in the future, along with more dual-enrollment college opportunities. Currently, the school offers an English course through Grand Rapids Community College, allowing students to earn early college credits.

Spectrum health in Grand Rapids launches culinary medicine program for residents

Oct. 31, 2017; Michigan State University Extension

This fall Spectrum Health launched a new Culinary medicine program for doctors in their residency program. Culinary Medicine is a program developed by the Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine at Tulane University. The purpose of the program is to equip future doctors with healthy cooking skills and information about how nutrition plays a role in preventing and managing chronic diseases, especially Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

… Instructors include Chef Werner Absenger, director of the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education at Grand Rapids Community College, Kristi Artz, M.D., a Spectrum Health emergency room physician and lead physician for the Culinary Medicine program, and Krista Gast, Registered Dietitian with Spectrum Health. Some of the classes are held in the teaching kitchen of the Grand Rapids Downtown Market.

GRCC In the News, 10-31-17

October 31, 2017

Meet the YWCA’s 2017 Tribute Award winners

Oct. 30, 2017; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Women who break down societal fences, who initiate change and who advocate for domestic-abuse survivors, Muslims, women of color and women in the workplace are set to be honored.

… ARTS AWARD

Edye Evans Hyde, Ebony Road Players Executive Director

… SPORTS, FITNESS and WELLNESS AWARD

Sara Knoester, President of Mixed Staffing & Recruiting

(Edye Evans Hyde and Sara Knoester are GRCC alumnae.)

Jayhawks volleyball team takes second place at MCCAA state tournament

Oct. 30, 2017; Local Sports Journal (Muskegon)

The Muskegon Community College volleyball  team took state runner-up honors at the Michigan  Community College Athletic Association state tournament in Grand Rapids on Saturday.

The Jayhawks battled Grand Rapids Community College in the finals but fell in three sets (25-19, 25-19, 25-15).

 

GRCC In the News, 10-30-17

October 30, 2017

GRCC’s new Linn Maxwell Keller Recital Hall touts ‘beautiful’ acoustics, empowering space to create art

Oct. 26, 2017; Local Spins

Not so long ago, the music center at Grand Rapids Community College was in such disrepair, it nearly cost the college its accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Music. This fall, GRCC has celebrated the buildings re-opening after a year-long, $8.5 million renovation, the money coming entirely from private donations.

GRCC In the News, 10-27-17

October 27, 2017

Beer and Dragons at Public Museum
10/27/17 100.5 FM
The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) is partnering with New Holland Brewing and the Grand Rapids Community College brewing students in November and it’s all about Beer and Dragons!

GRCC In the News, 10-26-17

October 26, 2017

GVSU, GRCC collaborate to host French film festival

Oct. 25, 2017; The Lanthorn (GVSU students newspaper)

People will soon have the opportunity to watch a collection of foreign movies when Grand Valley State University’s and Grand Rapids Community Colleges French programs host their 2nd annual Tournées Film Festival from Monday, Oct. 30, to Friday, Nov. 17.