GRCC In the News, 5-28-19

GRCC launches efforts to raise $3 million to improve buildings, boost scholarships fund

May 24, 2019; schoolnewsnetwork.org (Kent Intermediate School District newsletter)

One in three Kent County high school graduates is connected to Grand Rapids Community College in some way, explained college representatives as they kicked off efforts to raise the final $3 million of $15 million earmarked for facility improvements and scholarships through its A Broader Vision campaign.

Mackinac Policy Conference 2019: Full schedule and agenda, speakers, how to watch

May 27, 2019; WDIV

… The Education Crisis: The Problem
Speaker: Bill Pink, President, Grand Rapids Community College

With more than 25 years of experience in education and workforce development, Bill Pink will share statewide data that articulates Michigan’s current state of education.

MSU, WMU tailor new workforce training programs to fit employers’ needs

May 26, 2019; mibiz.com

In response to employers’ calls for action, colleges and universities throughout the state are making a major shift in their workforce training programs.

… One of the results at WMU is the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Laboratory (AMP Lab) at the university’s campus in downtown Grand Rapids. WMU operates the AMP Lab in partnership with Grand Rapids Community College and local industry. Students who are interested in going into industrial engineering and advanced manufacturing jobs can earn accreditation at GRCC and WMU while working at a partnering employer. These employers have committed to helping pay for their employees’ tuition.

Precision Machining program at Kent Career Tech Center preparing teens for future

May 24, 2019; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) – Students from high schools around Kent County are experiencing high school in a unique way. They are learning in state-of-art labs at GRCC’s Applied Technology Center through the Precision Machining Kent Career Tech Center Satellite Program.

Grand Rapids school holds special graduation ceremony for student in the hospital

May 24, 2019; WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A 17-year-old Grand Rapids high school student wound up in the hospital receiving emergency surgery just weeks before his high school graduation.

… Hassel will remain in the hospital as he continues to heal, but he has plans of attending Grand Rapids Community College in the fall.

Ionia’s Hausserman to tee it up at GRCC

May 24, 2019; Ionia Sentinel-Standard

With just weeks to go in his final season at Ionia High School, Tyler Hausserman secured his golf future with a commitment to Grand Rapids Community College next year.

Young actor headed to Big Apple stage

May 24, 2019; schoolnewsnetwork.org

In this spring’s school musical, “Crazy for You,” Eric Liu played the lead role of Bobby Child. A banker who aspires to be a dancer, the character is “at heart just a big goofball who wants nothing more than to be onstage and have fun with his life,” Eric says.

… Eric hopes the contacts he makes at The Jimmy Awards lands him some auditions and gets him on his way. If not, he plans to study theater beginning at Grand Rapids Community College, and to start auditioning for local productions. Either way, he has his sights set on a career of performing in the kinds of plays that have entranced him.

GRCC In the News, 8-1-17

Family holds vigil for man killed in March

July 31, 2017; WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. – It’s still an open case on the books of Grand Rapids Police. They were called to a local hospital on March 31, for a man with a head injury in an assault on the city’s southeast side. That victim, 25-year-old Julius Vinson, died several days later.

… Vinson was a student at Grand Rapids Community College and was working towards a career in real estate.

Betsy DeVos visiting Grand Rapids Tuesday

July 31, 2017; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will be back in West Michigan Tuesday.

DeVos will stop at the Van Andel Education Institute in Grand Rapids to stress the importance of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. She will then go to Grand Rapids Community College to highlight the workforce development programs, checking out the kitchen for culinary students, machine lab and apprenticeship facilities.

12 days of great eats at super prices during Restaurant Week Grand Rapids

July 31, 2017; FOX 17

If there is one good problem we have in Grand Rapids, it’s that we have so many fabulous places to eat! On top of that, Restaurant Week Grand Rapids (RWGR) is just another great way for local chefs to showcase their talents.

RWGR will run from Aug. 9-20 with nearly 70 participating locations which includes 15 new ones this year. This is a wonderful time for everyone to “Taste the City” with some offering a $28 per person three-course meal or two dining for the same price at select locations. For the first time ever, some locations will offer a $14 lunch option, which is a two-course meal. This event is also about paying-it-forward. From every meal sold, restaurants will donate $1 to the Secchia Institute of Culinary Education Student Scholarship Fund at Grand Rapids Community College.

 

GRCC In the News, 3-16-15

Change Ups: Heys selected for diverse communities scholarship

March 13, 2015; Grand Rapids Business Journal

… The Michigan Economic Development Corp. has awarded a $2.9 million grant to Grand Rapids Community College to purchase equipment for its machine tool, welding, HVAC and automotive programs and its new craft beer program. The grant will be combined with GRCC’s $983,309.41 in matching funds, approximately $700,000 of which was provided by two donors.

The Geek Group and GRCC partner for skilled trades

March 13, 2015; mibiz.com

Grand Rapids-based The Geek Group and Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) have announced a new partnership aimed at preparing students for work in the skilled trades.

GRCC clerical union votes to cut ties with MEA, citing ‘high’ union dues, K-12 focus

March 14, 2015; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – A Grand Rapids Community College union representing clerical workers has voted to cut ties with the Michigan Education Association, with supporters of the move arguing the MEA’s dues were too expensive.

Nursing supervisor loses discrimination case in white patient’s care at Mary Free Bed

March 13, 2015; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – A judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by a black nursing supervisor who said she was not allowed to care for a white patient at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital because his family requested no black caregivers.

… Crane, who has a master’s degree in nursing and taught courses at Michigan State University, Grand Rapids Community College, Baker College and Davenport University, also claimed she was subject to discrimination and retaliation when she was not promoted to Director of Education at Mary Free Bed.

LaughFest’s biggest names, familiar faces captured in exhibition by Grand Rapids photographer

3/14/15 MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — It isn’t every day a photographer in Grand Rapids gets to shoot people such as Jay Leno or Betty White.

… In the past, Kelly’s photographed Mike Birbiglia in front of the stained glass windows of Fountain Street Church and Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood in Grand Rapids Community College’s Ford Fieldhouse pool during the community-wide festival of seriously funny stuff.

LaughFest 2015’s final weekend: Tickets still available for these shows

March 13, 2015; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI Gilda’s LaughFest is heading into its final weekend.

… Teams register and begin racing at GRCC Ford Fieldhouse, 111 Lyon St. NE.