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GRCC In the News, 4-24-17

April 24, 2017

Prominent restaurateur, local Latino community leader dies

April 23, 2017; FOX 17

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Marshall Chavez, owner of the El Sombrero restaurant and prominent Latino community leader in West Michigan, has died.

… In 1969, Chavez open the El Sombrero restaurant in Grand Rapids after he and his family settled in the city nearly two decades prior, his obituary reads. Chavez was born in Cuero, Texas in 1935 but upon moving to West Michigan attended Grand Rapids Community College, formerly Grand Rapids Junior College, and Western Michigan University.

Kentwood Women’s Club awards scholarships

April 20, 2017; MLive

Lisa Giles and Hannah Robinson, both East Kentwood High School seniors, were selected as this year’s Kentwood Women’s Club scholarship recipients.

… She (Robinson) has taken advanced courses in world history, language and composition, literature and biology. She has taken some college-level courses from Davenport University and Grand Rapids Community College. Hannah has been on the Honor Roll for four years and the All Academic Varsity Team two years. For three years she has been in National Honor Society. Her senior class elected her as class president.

Belding’s Breimeyer to play basketball at GRCC

April 21, 2017; The Greenville Daily News

BELDING — Dave Glazier is used to allowing freshman players to flourish on his Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) women’s basketball team. Soon, he will have another freshman who can bring a whole new attitude to the Raiders team.

Veteran core leading Hopkins baseball team to strong start

April 21, 2017; MLive

HOPKINS — Led by a strong core of veterans, the Hopkins baseball team is off to a strong start this spring.

… (Zach) Brechting, who is planning to pitch in college at Grand Rapids Community College, has 28 strikeouts in 17 2/3 innings pitched. Brechting has allowed just six walks and is holding opposing batters to a .105 batting average.

The Last Snow Pile in G.R.

April 24, 2017; WOOD TV (weatherman Bill Steffen’s blog)

This pic. was taken last Friday by Kyle Piers.  This is the famous (I’ve mentioned it a number of times on the blog over the years) last snowpile of winter.

… One is a pile off the parking ramp at Grand Rapids Community College downtown.

GRCC In the News, 4-18-17

April 18, 2017

Retiring GRCC president awarded emeritus status

April 17, 2017; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College President Steven Ender, who will retire at the end of April, was awarded president emeritus status by the Board of Trustees in a unanimous vote on Monday, April 17.

Fewer students require remediation courses at Grand Rapids Community College

April 18, 2017; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Fewer Grand Rapids Community College students need developmental education or remedial classes, officials reported to the Board of Trustees Monday, April 17.

Four high school seniors earn Grandville-Jenison Chamber scholarships

April 17, 2017; MLive

Four area high school seniors who excel in academics, extracurricular activities and serving their communities are this year’s winners of the Grandville-Jenison Chamber of Commerce scholarships.

… Scott (Kremers) plans to attend Grand Rapids Community College and study hospitality and business management.

SCHOLARfest raises record total

March 28, 2017

On Thursday, March 23, the GRCC Foundation held SCHOLARfest at DeVos Place, honoring Dr. Steven Ender and his wife, Karen.  The event was a tremendous success, with the largest guest attendance and the largest amount raised for a SCHOLARfest event to date! Total revenue brought in was $313,500!  Proceeds from this event will support student scholarships – with a portion of these proceeds permanently endowing a scholarship in the names of Dr. Steven and Karen Ender, ensuring that their legacy of student success will forever be part of GRCC!  If you would like to view the video from the event, here’s the video link, https://youtu.be/NPRthLJyRJ0

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4 GRCC students named semifinalists for Jack Kent Cooke Transfer Scholarship

February 10, 2017

Four GRCC students have been selected as semifinalists for the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Transfer Scholarship! Congratulations to Monica Hale, Anna Leestma, Tammy Loggins, and Daniel Lopez!

Scholarship application process now open; encourage students to apply

January 19, 2017

We are pleased to announce that the Grand Rapids Community College Foundation Scholarship Application is now open. Please encourage your students to apply for these great opportunities.

Applicants are considered for over 300 different opportunities by completing the general application. Students can access the scholarship application at https://grcc.academicworks.com/users/sign_in and log in using their GRCC Blackboard log-in credentials.

The deadline to submit scholarship applications is March 15, 2017. Please note that if students have not earned at least 12 credits from GRCC, they must submit a high school transcript. Seniors must submit a transcript showing seven complete semesters.

We highly encourage all students to complete a 2017-2018 FAFSA in order to be considered for the most complete award package.

Please direct students to Financial Aid with any questions.

Geography student awarded scholarship for leadership and service

December 20, 2016

April Shirey, president of the GRCC Chapter of the International Geographical Honor Society, was recently awarded the Hruby Scholarship, which guarantees she will pay no more than 50 percent of the tuition for completion of the B.A. in Geography at Aquinas College. April is the third nontraditional GRCC Geography student in recent years to receive the Hruby Scholarship, which is awarded in recognition of exemplary leadership and service in our community. She also received the Dr. Phillip Sigal Peace and Justice Memorial Scholarship, which was awarded by the GRCC English Department, for completion of the Associate Degree. In addition to demonstrating leadership and service through the honor society, April presents papers at academic conferences, provides academic tutoring to students in a number of disciplines, and works as a production coordinator for events taking place throughout the U.S. She intends to begin studies at Aquinas in August 2017.April Shirey stands on a hilltop.

GRCC In the News, 12-16-16

December 16, 2016

GRCC approves $300,000 bond to provide training for new manufacturing jobs

Dec. 15, 2016; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College has a new agreement to provide training support for 33 new positions needed by an expanding Holland Township manufacturer.

Faculty split over cuts in new GRCC contract

Dec. 15, 2016; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A new three-year contract for faculty at Grand Rapids Community College is causing a rift between some adjunct and tenured professors.

Allegan General Hospital Foundation awards fall scholarships

Dec. 12, 2016; MLive

The Allegan General Hospital Foundation recently awarded its fall educational scholarships to Allegan Healthcare Group employees and their children in support of training and higher education studies in healthcare.

… Six children of employees received scholarship awards:

… Jaime Manne (Hamilton) is pursuing her associate’s degree in radiologic technology at Grand Rapids Community College.

GRCC In the News, 11-17-16

November 17, 2016

M-CAM Seeks to Bolster Michigan’s Advanced Manufacturing Workforce

Nov. 16, 2016; xconomy.com

During the turbulent election season we all recently endured, a big topic of conversation was trade — specifically how certain policies such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) have harmed the domestic manufacturing sector and hollowed out the middle class. Among the many campaign promises made by President-elect Donald Trump was a pledge to renegotiate some of these trade agreements to help bring manufacturing jobs back from overseas.

… M-CAM is a collaboration between Bay College, Grand Rapids Community College, Kellogg Community College, Lake Michigan College, Lansing Community College, Macomb Community College, Mott Community College, and Schoolcraft Community College. Now in the third year of a four-year, $24.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, the program trains students in four key areas of advanced manufacturing: welding, CNC/machining, mechatronics, and production operations.

Grand Rapids to honor fallen officer with commemorative road signs, memorial

Nov. 16, 2016; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — A half-mile portion of Tamarack Avenue NW will soon receive a commemorative designation in honor of a fallen Grand Rapids Police Department officer.

… Additional donations will go toward the Robert A. Kozminski Memorial Scholarship, which pays full tuition for a year for one Grand Rapids Community College student interested in law enforcement. The recipient is selected by Kozminski’s parents, Robert and Maria.

(This article doesn’t mention it, but Robert Kozminski is an alumnus of GRCC’s Police Academy.)

GRCC In the News, 11-14-16

November 14, 2016

Veteran turned GRCC professor: Thank us by caring about our country

Nov. 11, 2016; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) Grand Rapids Community College students and staff paid silent tribute to military members on Veterans Day.

Rees Scholarship Foundation Awards $63,000

Nov. 14, 2016; achrnews.com

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Clifford H. Ted Rees, Jr. Scholarship Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) and ACCA, recently awarded 37 scholarship awards totaling $63,000. Of the 37 recipients, four are veterans who are studying to become technicians in the HVACR and water heating industries.

… The HVACR and water heating technician program recipients are … Pragnesh Patel, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids, Michigan; …

Green Hornets’ Courtnee Nicholson to be a GRCC Raider

Nov. 13, 2016; The Daily News (Greenville)

STANTON — This spring will be the last time Courtnee Nicholson will play for the Central Montcalm softball team; however, her career won’t be finished just yet.

The Green Hornets senior signed a letter of intent to attend Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) and play softball for the Raiders.

GRCC In the News, 10-25-16

October 25, 2016

GRCC students provided seamless path to Calvin College programs

Oct. 24, 2016; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College and Calvin College announced Monday, Oct. 24, an institutional agreement that will provide GRCC students a seamless path to Calvin’s programs.

Experience GR Restaurant week Scholarship winner

Oct. 19, 2016; WJRW

Interview with SICE program director Werner Absenger

Aquinas hosts college fair

Oct. 17, 2016; Grand Rapids Business Journal

Aquinas College will host a college fair this week with more than 80 representatives on hand to talk with high students and their parents.

… Colleges and military branches at the fair

… Grand Rapids Community College

DDA eyes boundary expansion

Oct. 21, 2016; Grand Rapids Business Journal

The downtown boundaries could receive an update before the end of the year.

… (Tim) Kelly said along with the city commission, DDA officials are in discussions with organizations and jurisdictions affected by the proposed boundary changes, including Kent County, Grand Rapids Public Schools, Grand Rapids Community College, Monroe North Tax Increment Finance Authority and the West Side and North Quarter Corridor improvement districts. Kelly said the DDA does not collect increments where corridor improvement districts already exist.

GRCC In the News, 10-18-16

October 18, 2016

LGBTQ students, others speak out against GRCC trustees’ transgender policy remarks

Oct. 17, 2016; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Malcolm Joseph, a transgender student at Grand Rapids Community College, was among a dozen who spoke out Monday, Oct. 17, challenging remarks by a Board of Trustee member against the transgender bathroom policy.

NSF project advances students in STEM majors

Oct. 17, 2016; gvsu.edu

The financial support students received through a National Science Foundation grant proved successful as nearly all of them graduated on time.

… Each student was assigned to a faculty member who served as a mentor and provided career guidance. Students were encouraged to complete high-impact experiences, such as conducting research or attending a professional development conference. The group also partnered with Grand Rapids Community College to provide up to five scholarships each year to students who transferred to Grand Valley.

GRCC In the News, 10-12-16

October 12, 2016

GRCC gets check from Restaurant Week

Oct. 11, 2016; WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. – The success of restaurant week can be partly measured by an annual event at Grand Rapids Community College.

2017 Restaurant Week GR scholarship donation announced

Oct. 11, 2016; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Restaurant Week Grand Rapids on Tuesday presented its annual donation to a fund that provides scholarships for local culinary students.

Restaurant Week donated $16,000 to the Grand Rapids Community College Foundation, a release from event organizers said. Additionally, six GRCC Secchia Institute for Culinary Education students were each awarded a $1,000 scholarship: Mike Aswani, Justin Back, Kaylee Mulder, Emily Neigarth, Sarah Rae Samrick and Ryan Wall.

Marcellus wins second straight division crown

Oct. 11, 2016; Sturgis Journal

For the second straight year it came down to Marcellus against Decatur for the SAC Central Division and for the second straight year, the Lady Wildcats prevailed.

… The Glen Oaks women’s volleyball team fell to Grand Rapids Community College 25-13, 25-9, 25-22 Tuesday night.

GRCC In the News, 10-4-16

October 4, 2016

Five vie for 3 seats on the Grand Rapids Community College board

Oct. 3, 2016; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Five candidates are vying for three, six-year seats on the Grand Rapids Community College Board of Trustees in the Tuesday, Nov. 8, general election.

News at 11 p.m.

Oct. 3, 2016; WOTV

Diana Seiger is here with the Grand Rapids Community Foundation. They’re pleased to announce the Challenge Scholars program is expanding beginning next fall … Students with a GPA of at least 2.0 are eligible to attend Grand Rapids Community College for up to two years.

MCC Jayhawks volleyball team posts a 4-1 record in Grand Rapids tournament

Oct. 3, 2016; Local Sports Journal

The Muskegon Community College volleyball team posted a strong 4-1 record over the weekend at the Raider Invitational at Grand Rapids Community College.

Running Back Finds Way to Crookston After Juco Program Discontinued

Oct. 3, 2016; University of Minnesota-Crookston website

Over four years ago, the decision was made to discontinue the football program at Grand Rapids Community College, after they had put up an unblemished 11-0 mark to win the Midwest Football Conference. Many young men, including Andre Person, were left without a place to play. That is when fellow Detroit-natives and former Grand Rapids Community College players Tevin Kellum and Andrew “Rock” Hall stepped in and steered him to the University of Minnesota Crookston.

GRCC In the News, 9-27-16

September 27, 2016

Two area graduates receive scholarships from the Grand Rapids Community Foundation

Sept. 22, 2016; WKTV

Two area graduates — one from Wyoming and one for Kentwood — were listed as among the 2016 scholarship recipients from the Grand Rapids Community Foundation.

2015 Lee High School graduate Monica Rivera received the Achille & Irene Despres, William & Andrea Scholarship which she will use toward her associate of science degree. She is a sophomore at Grand Rapids Community College.

Teachers of Tomorrow Scholarship Ceremony

September 22, 2016

The Education Department was proud to host the Teachers of Tomorrow Scholarship Dinner and Awards Ceremony Tuesday night. The event honored 50 students who received scholarships through the Teachers of Tomorrow funds. The Teachers of Tomorrow Scholarships are given to students in hopes that they will be able to use the money to work less and study more. This allows students to get through their degrees and out into the world of teaching. Congratulations to all the recipients of this amazing scholarship!

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