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Photos from Spectrum Health scholarship event

November 13, 2018

On Monday, November 12, the GRCC Foundation celebrated with recipients of the Spectrum Health Care Professionals Education Scholarship.  We also celebrated the second year of the partnership between GRCC and Spectrum Health, which made these scholarships possible.  In just two years of this program, over $700,000 will have been awarded to sophomores in our Associate Degree Nursing, Practical Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Radiologic Technology, and Medical Assisting programs.   We are so thankful to Spectrum Health for providing this opportunity for our students.

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GRCC hosts National Survivors of Suicide conference on Nov. 17

November 7, 2018

The National Survivors of Suicide Conference will be held at GRCC’s Wisner-Bottrall Applied Technology Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on November 17, 2018.

Grand Rapids Community College’s Nursing Department has teamed up with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and West Michigan Survivors of Suicide on the National Survivors of Suicide Conference.

This free conference will feature activities and discussions to support those who have lost a loved one to suicide, foster discussion among survivors, and explore ways to prevent suicide. Students in GRCC’s Nursing program and members of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society will assist with the activities.

A lunch is provided, and parking is free. To register in advance, contact David McDonald at dmcd42@aol.com or (616) 949-3402. You can also register from 8:30-9 a.m. on the day of the conference.

Recap: Boys and Girls Club career workshop with GRCC Nursing

July 20, 2018

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Through a partnership between Grand Rapids Community College’s Nursing faculty and Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids, several students recently toured GRCC’s Health labs to experience multiple skill areas within the nursing field. GRCC Nursing faculty and students were on hand for demonstrations and to chat about training and careers.

Congratulations to the Nursing department on making this such an amazing experience for all the Boys and Girls Club members who attended!

GRCC In the News, 7-3-18

July 3, 2018

GRCC Nursing program to lead career workshops for Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids

July 2, 2018; La Prensa

GRAND RAPIDS, MI, June 26, 2018 — High school students will learn about an in-demand career option through a partnership between Grand Rapids Community College’s nursing faculty and Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids.

A girl, a goat and a dream

July 2, 2018; Daily News (Greenville)

MONTCALM TOWNSHIP — As Cecilia Brandt, 17, of Cedar Springs, stumbled into the livestock barn with her goat April on Saturday morning, she had no idea she would be leaving with the top prize.

… She’s also already begun thinking about how she will use the scholarship. Brandt wants to attend Grand Rapids Community College for a time, before transferring to Grand Valley to study biochemistry. After that, she’d like to get accepted into an upper-level veterinarian school.

Nation’s top 2022 basketball player Emoni Bates enrolls at Ypsilanti Lincoln

July 2, 2018; MLive

YPSILANTI — There will be an added buzz inside Ypsilanti Lincoln’s gym during the 2018-19 high school basketball season.

… Elgin (Bates) and (head coach Jesse) Davis played at Grand Rapids Community College together and have remained friends for the past 30 years.

Skirka Named New Murray State Baseball Head Coach

July 2, 2018; West Kentucky Star

MURRAY – Murray State Director of Athletics, Allen Ward, announced the hiring of Dan Skirka as the ninth head coach of the Racer Baseball program.

… Skirka’s first collegiate assistant coaching position was at Grand Rapids Community College in 2007-08 where his team advanced to the NJCAA World Series. He spent the 2008-09 season at Ouachita Baptist working under former Murray State player Chris Moddelmog.

New position at GVSU to study diversity, equity issues in nonprofit sector

July 2, 2018; gvsu.edu

Leaders in the field of philanthropy from across the country have noticed a shortcoming in how the nonprofit sector applies principles of diversity, equity and inclusion throughout its critically important and economically substantial work.

… (Juan) Olivarez brings nonprofit leadership and higher education experience to the position, having served as president of Aquinas College for six years and Grand Rapids Community College for almost 10 years. He also served several years as the president and CEO of the Kalamazoo Community Foundation where he championed innovative community initiatives that focused on improving education opportunities for all people.

GRCC In the News, 6-27-18

June 27, 2018

Spectrum Theater becomes accessible to hearing impaired

June 26, 2018; Grand Rapids Magazine

In celebration of its newly installed hearing loop system, Spectrum Theater at Grand Rapids Community College is offering a free performance of “Snow White, the Queen’s Fair Daughter” for deaf and hard-of-hearing children and their parents, teachers and friends.

GRCC nursing faculty exposing Boys & Girls Clubs teens to career

June 27, 2018; MLive

As Baby Boomers age and the overall need for health care continues to grow, the demand for nurses and other in-demand health care careers will continue increases, officials say.

GRCC’s nursing instructors and students will lead three summer workshops for high schoolers in the club’s Career Pathways Program.

Google IT training coming to GRCC

June 26, 2018; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Just one more course at Grand Rapids Community College and Ryan Linak will be out in the real world.

Two alumni credit Laker Connections for their academic success

June 26, 2018; gvsu.edu

Juan Mascorro-Guerrero and Gloire Rubambiza found their way to Grand Valley from Mexico and Uganda, respectively.

… Mascorro-Guerrero graduated from Thornapple Kellogg High School and then enrolled at Grand Rapids Community College, under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. At one point, he was working three jobs to pay off his college debt.

GRPD to hold first two ‘Speed of Trust’ events Wednesday

June 27, 2018;  WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Grand Rapids Police Department will hold the first sessions of a community trust building initiative Wednesday, June 27.

“Speed of Trust” will be at Grand Rapids Community College from 8 a.m. to noon. There is an alternate session from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Recap: Practical Nursing program pinning ceremony

June 15, 2018

The summer 2018 GRCC practical nursing graduates celebrated with family and friends this month with a special pinning ceremony.  Please join us in congratulating our new nursing graduates!

GRCC In the News, 3-19-18

March 19, 2018

Grand Rapids Community College rides momentum into national tournament

March 17, 2018; FOX 17

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich — The Grand Rapid Community College men’s basketball team heads to the NJCAA national tournament winners of 8 of their last 9 including 2 wins over Ancilla college which has been ranked 1 or 2 in the country all season.

Change Ups: Jones receives honorary doctorate for improving cancer treatment

March 16, 2018; Grand Rapids Business Journal

… AWARDS

… Grand Rapids Community College and Spectrum Health honored the first students who received need-based Spectrum Health Care Professionals Education Scholarships. The 96 students are sophomores in GRCC’s Associate Degree Nursing, Practical Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistant and Radiologic Technology programs. Scholarships ranged from $3,000-$4,000 with almost $350,000 awarded for 2017-18. Students in the Medical Assisting program will be eligible for the 2018-19 scholarships.

Carlos Sánchez lanza candidatura de GRCC

March 18, 2018; El Vocero

GRAND RAPIDS MICHIGAN (EVH) .- Carlos Sánchez, director del Centro de Negocios y Desarrollo Económico Latino de Ferris State University, anunció su candidatura al consejo de administración de Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC).

(GRAND RAPIDS MICHIGAN (EVH) .- Carlos Sanchez, director of the Center for Business and Latin Economic Development at Ferris State University, announced his candidacy to the board of directors of Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC).)

Arts briefs 3/19/18

March 19, 2018; The Lanthorn (GVSU student newspaper)

… GRCC to present the play ‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’

From Thursday, March 29, to Saturday, March 31, Grand Rapids Community College will be presenting the play “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” by Sarah Ruhl. Ruhl, who is a MacArthur Fellow and Pulitzer Prize finalist, set the comedy in a quiet cafe, where a constantly ringing cell phone forces a woman to confront her assumptions about mortality, redemption and technology.

Medical marijuana clinic rolls with changes

March 16, 2018; Grand Rapids Business Journal

With the possibility of Michiganders voting on marijuana legalization in November, a Grand Rapids-based clinic is keeping an eye on legislation that could affect its bottom line.

… (Paul) Farage and (Tony) Holmes knew each other from attending Grand Rapids Community College then Grand Rapids Junior College. They had stayed in touch off and on over the years, Farage living in Hawaii and California and Holmes in Chicago.

Poet David Cope to hold reading at Kentwood library

March 16, 2018; MLive

David Cope, former poet laureate of Grand Rapids, will read from his latest release, “The Invisible Keys,” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, at the Kentwood branch of the Kent District Library, 4950 Breton SE.

… Cope, a longtime Grand Rapids Community College professor and poet, was named Grand Rapids poet laureate by the Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids in 2011.

Photos from Spectrum Health Scholarship celebration

March 1, 2018

Last night we celebrated with the inaugural recipients of the Spectrum Health Care Professionals Education Scholarship. We also celebrated the partnership between Spectrum Health and GRCC that made these scholarships possible. Spectrum Health created this scholarship in 2016 to encourage and assist students interested in health sciences or health careers. The 96 students who received the scholarship are sophomores in our Associate Degree Nursing, Practical Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistant and Radiologic Technology programs. The need-based scholarships range from $3,000 to $4,000 with almost $350,000 awarded for 2017-18. We are so thankful to Spectrum Health for providing this opportunity for our students.

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Upcoming accreditation review visit by ACEN

January 11, 2018

The Nursing Department will host a site review for continuing accreditation of its Associate Degree and Practical Nursing Certificate programs.

You are invited to meet the site visitors and share your comments about the program in person at a meeting scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, at 11 a.m. in room 124 ATC.

Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted by  Feb. 14 to mstoll@acenursing.org, or by mail to:

ACEN Attn: Marsal P. Stoll, EdD, MSN, Chief Executive Officer-ACEN

3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850

Atlanta, GA 30326

GRCC In the News, 12-22-17

December 22, 2017

GRCC (7-2) off to hot start in 2017-18 season

Dec. 20, 2017; beercityhoops.com

The GRCC Raiders men’s basketball team (7-2) is off to a hot start on the court this season.

Santa Claus Girls: Friendships old and new

Dec. 21, 2017; MLive

Volunteers for the Santa Claus Girls often talk about the camaraderie at the charity’s headquarters, where hundreds of people are united in a common cause. They say many friendships are forged over the sorting, wrapping, packaging and routing of gifts for needy children.

… For (Linda) Stewart, a retired nursing professor at Grand Rapids Community College, volunteering offers her a way to continue serving children in need of help. When she worked as a nursing professor, one of her assignments was in pediatric nursing.

… It’s also a place where volunteers can reconnect with old friends, sometimes in surprising ways. Stewart and a fellow nursing professor from GRCC, Edith Miller, were once carrying on a conversation around a corner from each other without realizing they were talking to someone they already knew. Surrounded by mountains of packages, volunteers might be able to hear their fellow workers, but not necessarily see them.

Nursing students organize health fair at Raybrook Manor

December 6, 2017

Resident Enlightenment Academy for Living (REAL) from Raybrook Manor were privileged to have the GRCC nursing students hold a health fair at the Raybrook campus

Topics were presented by Grand Rapids Community College Practical Nursing students using displays and interactive, hands-on learning. Topics included:

  • Diabetes: Do you know your numbers? (Free finger-stick glucose testing)
  • Blood pressure: What’s good, bad, and ugly?
  • Free Blood pressure monitoring
  • Vaccines: Should you get the flu or pneumonia vaccine?
  • Other topics: Nutrition, Exercise, Memory Building, Eye disorders, Peripheral Neuropathy, and much more

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GRCC In the News, 11-20-17

November 20, 2017

GRCC hosts a community science day

Nov. 19, 2017; WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. – Grand Rapids Community College hosted a Community Science Day today for local children and adults to participate in hands-on science and health-related activities.

National Survivor of Suicide Loss Day Conference

Nov. 17, 2017; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — When someone commits suicide, it’s always those closest to them that are hurt the most. It’s with that thought in mind that the Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan is hosting a special conference this weekend.

… National Survivor of Suicide Loss Day Conference

… Grand Rapids Community College Tech Center

Street Talk: Eatery’s food for thought

Nov. 17, 2017; Grand Rapids Business Journal

This restaurant will have a little something extra on the menu.

… Chef Trimell Hawkins a graduate of the Secchia Institute of Culinary Arts at Grand Rapids Community College will lead food operations. The trio plan to hire locally, with special outreach to minorities.

Survivors of suicide conference is Nov. 18

November 8, 2017

For the 11th year, the Nursing Department, with its partners from West Michigan Survivors of Suicide, will be presenting a conference on the morning of November 18, 2017, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Wisner-Bottrall Applied Technology Center. This day has been established to support those who have lost a loved one to suicide and for caregivers to learn more about the impact of suicide and to explore ways suicide can be prevented.

This year, we will have a panel of survivors sharing the difficulties they have encountered and ways that they are finding paths toward healing. Following this panel, one of our graduates from the nursing program at GRCC, Chris Marshall, RN, will be sharing his reflections about the relationship that exists between suicide and substance misuse, from his employment at Pine Rest in the Redwood Unit.

At noon, a box lunch will be provided and the message from the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention will be viewed. A member of the Core Team from GRCC’s Suicide Prevention group will outline the activities and goals accomplished during the first year of the grant from SAMSHA. There will be a brief memorial for survivors that will conclude the day’s events.

Advanced registration is encouraged, but registration will be possible from 8:30-9:00 a.m. on the morning of the conference as well. This event is free and we encourage anyone seeking more information about the event or to register to contact: dmcm125@att.net, susankoons@grcc.edu, or estuart@grcc.edu.

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.”

 

Nursing Department to present conference for survivors of suicide

October 26, 2017

For the 11th year, the Nursing Department, with its partners from West Michigan Survivors of Suicide, will be presenting a conference on the morning of November 18, 2017, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Wisner-Bottrall Applied Technology Center. This day has been established to support those who have lost a loved one to suicide and for caregivers to learn more about the impact of suicide and to explore ways suicide can be prevented.

This year, we will have a panel of survivors sharing the difficulties they have encountered and ways that they are finding paths toward healing. Following this panel, one of our graduates from the nursing program at GRCC, Chris Marshall, RN, will be sharing his reflections about the relationship that exists between suicide and substance misuse, from his employment at Pine Rest in the Redwood Unit.

At noon, a box lunch will be provided and the message from the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention will be viewed. A member of the Core Team from GRCC’s Suicide Prevention group will outline the activities and goals accomplished during the first year of the grant from SAMSHA. There will be a brief memorial for survivors that will conclude the day’s events.

Advanced registration is encouraged, but registration will be possible from 8:30-9:00 a.m. on the morning of the conference as well. This event is free and we encourage anyone seeking more information about the event or to register to contact: dmcm125@att.net, susankoons@grcc.edu, or estuart@grcc.edu.