GRCC In the News, 11-21-16

$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; rapidgrowthmedia.com

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.

Photos from Community Science Day

Students, staff and faculty from GRCC’s biological sciences, physical sciences, exercise science, dental assisting, nursing, radiologic technology and occupational therapy programs organized the Community Science Day on Nov. 19.

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GRCC In the News, 3-30-15

Michigan colleges teach students how to tap into the craft beer industry

March 27, 2015; USA Today

As college advising rolls around, students may find themselves sitting with advisors trying to determine what path is the most appropriate and debating which major to pursue. Sifting through class lists, options of majors and internship opportunities can be stressful. But some Michigan students will be able to focus on something a little less stressful — beer.

… Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC), located in Beer City USA, will provide students with the option to obtain a craft brewing management certificate in 2016 due to a $2.9 million grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corp, according to the Grand Rapids Business Journal. The program will reside under The Secchia Institute for Culinary Education.

Latino Youth Conference Shows College a Possibility

March 27, 2015; schoolnewsnetwork.org (Kent Intermediate School District newsletter)

Kent ISD, MI — When 18-year-old Maritza Martinez enrolls at Grand Rapids Community College next fall, she’ll have a $500 scholarship for books in her pocket to help pave her way.

Inside Track: An advocate for change

March 27, 2015; Grand Rapids Business Journal

Lisa McMichael has seen a lot of changes in the field of occupational therapy since she started her career two decades ago, and she expects to see more thanks to the baby boomer generation.

… McMichael grew up in Grand Rapids, and at the suggestion from a mentor at her church she decided to explore the occupational therapy program at Grand Rapids Community College after she graduated from East Kentwood High School.

Greenville duo signs to play softball in college

March 27, 2015; Greenville Daily News

GREENVILLE — Sarah Newhouse and Elizabeth Niemiec have yet to begin their season seasons of softball, save for practice, for the Greenville Yellow Jackets.

… Newhouse has signed last week to play for Kalamazoo Valley Community College (KVCC), while Niemiec signed in February to play at Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC).