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!
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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; …
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.
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.
Oct. 19, 2016; WJRW
Interview with SICE program director Werner Absenger
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Sept. 19, 2016; Grand Rapids Business Journal
A local community college is now a certified Fiat Chrysler training site.
Grand Rapids Community College announced that it has joined the network of Fiat Chrysler-certified technical training sites.
Sept. 16, 2016; The Holland Sentinel
The Law Enforcement Education Program recently named Jenna Klokkert, of Fennville, and Austin Lynema, of Zeeland, among the 22 students nationwide who will receive $1,000 scholarships to encourage their pursuit of law enforcement and public safety careers.
Klokkert is a student at Grand Rapids Community College, and Lynema is a student of Grand Valley State University.
Sept. 19, 2016; MLive
On Friday September 16th GRCC’s men’s and women’s cross country teams made the trek down I-96 for the MSU Spartan Invitational and toed the line for what was their toughest race of the season.
Sept. 19, 2016; WZZM
GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. – ArtPrize in Grand Rapids used to be like the World’s Biggest Ball of Yarn. It was fun because it was large and bizarre and a good excuse to stretch your legs after a car ride.
… Local artists:
… Stanley Skopek of Battle Creek, Flight in Wind at GRCC Spectrum Theater Lobby, 160 Fountain NE
Sept. 11, 2016; MLive
HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, MI — The 22-year-old man found dead in a parking lot Sunday morning has been identified by police as Muskegon resident Anthony Lamb.
… Police arrived to find Lamb lying in the parking lot outside the Hookah Lounge, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Lamb graduated from Holland High School in 2012 and went on to attend Grand Rapids Community College.
Sept. 9, 2016; WOOD TV
MUSKEGON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — The phones are ringing at college admissions offices all over West Michigan.
… Grand Rapids Community College is also looking for ways to help ITT Tech students.
Sept. 11, 2016; mechanical-hub.com
Arlington, Va. — The Clifford H. Ted Rees, Jr. Scholarship Foundation, a charitable foundation of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), and the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), announced scholarship awards totaling $63,000 to 37 students, including four veterans, studying to become technicians in the HVACR and water heating industry.
… HVACR and Water Heating Technician Program Recipients:
… Pragnesh Patel, Grand Rapids Community College (Grand Rapids, Mich.)
Sept. 9, 2016; WZZM
Pastry Chef Abby Metz came to the WZZM 13 Studio from Red Water Restaurants, with a recipe for flourless chocolate torte.
(This article doesn’t mention it, but Abby Metz is a SICE alumna.)
Sept. 6, 2016; Huffington Post
Even in 2016, it is still rare to see two men of color who do what they do, working in higher education. Although the two couldn’t be more different, there are many things Chris & Dre have in common. For instance, they both come from humble beginnings. They both graduated from Ottawa Hills High School, located in Grand Rapids, Mich. and they both have humble, laid back personalities. Nearly ten years apart in age, they are two professionals who have become more like brothers due to a shared focus and passion for helping students achieve.
… In 2012, after data indicated that African American males attending Grand Rapids Community College were statistical leaders in every category of failure, Alpha Beta Omega (ABO) was birthed as a response to the stark reality. ABO, a leadership development program was spearheaded by Dr. Andre Fields, Eric Williams and Chris Sain Jr.
Sept. 9, 2016; MLive
GRAND RAPIDS — Five local leaders are hosting a joint mayors’ coffee for residents on Sept. 22 with public transit the topic of discussion.
Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss, Grandville Mayor Steve Maas, Kentwood Mayor Stephen Kepley, Walker Mayor Mark Huizenga and Wyoming Mayor Jack Poll will lead the mayors’ coffee, set for 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Applied Technology Center at Grand Rapids Community College, 143 Bostwick Ave. NE.
Aug. 23, 2016; FOX 17
A weekend of Polish food, music, and dancing is taking over Grand Rapids this weekend at the Polish Festival.
… All money made from the festival will go back into the community to keep the Polish culture alive in Grand Rapids. They will also be giving back by making scholarships to GVSU, GRCC, and Aquinas.
Michigan This Morning
Aug. 24, 2016; WWTV
It’s clear there are plenty of Irish roots here in northern Michigan. This week Charlie Tinker takes you inside the kitchen at the Doherty Hotel for some authentic food that will keep you coming back for more. … Dean Doherty’s family heirloom opened its doors in 1924. … You can see him following in his father’s footsteps at Grand Rapids Community College.