Keith St. Clair to examine contrasts between China, Taiwan on Feb. 22

Keith St. Clair will explore the historical, political, and cultural contrasts between China and Taiwan based on his recent IIPD trip to both locations.

Despite the One China Policy of the United States, there are two Chinese governments that claim to be the one government of China. The People’s Republic of China controls the mainland and has its capital in Beijing. The Republic of China controls Taiwan and has its capital in Taipei.  Both claim the other’s territory, yet have developed separately since the Communist takeover of the mainland.

Keith will examine the relations between these two countries and discuss the possibility for their reconciliation. His presentation will be on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. in Room 168 ATC (auditorium). Stop by and bring your class for an informative session.

GRCC In the News, 12-5-16

Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (12/9/2016)

Dec. 4, 2016; The Chronicle of Higher Education



… Bill Pink, vice president and dean of work-force development at Grand Rapids Community College, was appointed president. He will be the college’s first black leader.

State News 12-1-16

Dec. 1, 2016; The Hastings Banner

… Grand Rapids Community College announced that it has joined the network of Fiat Chrysler-certified technical training sites. FCA US LLC, a North American automaker headquartered in Auburn Hills, established the Mopar Career Automotive Program LOCAL in partnership with the National Coalition of Certification Centers, or NC3, to train approximately 1,000 students annually. The partnership has a goal of building a talent pipeline of certified Chrysler Fiat automotive technicians across the country.

GRCC Political Professor weighs in on Michigan recount

Dec. 3, 2016; FOX 17

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich – The recount of Michigan’s presidential votes is officially set to begin next week.

… Grand Rapids Community College Professor, Neal Getz stopped by FOX 17 Morning News to explain how the process will work.

GRCC Volleyball’s Lauren Wieber named NJCAA DII All-American

Dec. 3, 2016; MLive

Grand Rapids, Mich – GRCC Volleyball’s sophomore OH Lauren Wieber (Grand Rapids, MI, Kenowa Hills (’15)) earned All-American honors after a stand out season recording 433 kills, 103 digs and 30 blocks while starting in 34 of 36 matches.

Inside Track: Marriage leads to career break

Dec. 2, 2016; Grand Rapids Business Journal

During his two-decade career in fundraising, Keith Hopkins has had a hand in more than 175 campaigns, most of them in the West Michigan region.

… Hopkins began his career in education, teaching at Grand Rapids Community College for four years and then Heartland Community College in Illinois for another four years, before joining Monaghan Associates, a fundraising firm in Grand Rapids.



GRCC In the News, 3-2-16

College professor’s sexual misconduct leads to resignation

March 1, 2016; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – A longtime Grand Rapids Community College professor, accused of repeatedly kissing a student against her will, resigned the same day he learned school officials would recommend his firing for sexual misconduct, according to documents released by the college.

GRCC receives $449K job training grant to help low-income residents earn living wage

March 1, 2016; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The W.K. Kellogg Foundation awarded a two-year, $449,862 grant to Grand Rapids Community College to continue to help train people in need of a post-secondary education to find employment that provides a living wage.

GRCC professor weighs in on Presidential campaign after Super Tuesday

March 2, 2016; WZZM

Keith St. Clair, a political science professor at Grand Rapids Community College, joined us Wednesday morning to talk about Super Tuesday results and how they’ll affect the race heading into Michigan’s primary next week.

GRCC cancels afternoon classes, closes all campuses early 

March 1, 2016; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Grand Rapids Community College has canceled classes due to inclement weather Tuesday.

Oceana County Sheriff Robert Farber to retire

March 1, 2016; WZZM

HART, MICH. – Oceana County Sheriff Robert Farber is not seeking re-election in the upcoming November election.

… The sheriff has taught law enforcement courses at West Shore Community College, Ferris State University, Grand Rapids Community College and Muskegon Community College during his long career.


GRCC In the News, 7-8-15

Mayoral debate to combine citizen questions, co-moderator leadership

July 7, 2015;

The Grand Rapids Community Media Center is hosting a mayoral debate on July 15, 2015 at the Wealthy Theater. The mayoral candidates debating are Rosalynn Bliss, Robert Dean, John George and Willard Lee. The debate is sponsored by the ACLU and the Grand Rapids Community Foundation.

… “I have worked as a nonprofit executive with National Urban League affiliates and served as an Adjunct Professor of Political Science at Grand Rapids Community College for seven years, beginning my teaching there when I was 25 years old,” says (Rodney) Brown. With work as a community organizer for neighborhood associations and as a business consultant for various local and national business entities, Brown hopes to bring his education and work experience to the debate on race.