Culinary school ranks among tops in US
Sept. 5, 2016; Grand Rapids Business Journal
A local culinary school is ranked as one of the top programs in the nation.
Best Choice Schools, a website ranking higher education institutions in various categories, ranks the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education at Grand Rapids Community College No. 30 in its ranking of Top Culinary Schools 2016.
West Michigan organizations win statewide Energy Excellence awards
Sept. 5, 2016; Grand Rapids Business Journal
A pair of organizations in the region have been named winners in a statewide awards program that celebrates energy innovation.
… Habitat for Humanity of Kent County earned the award for its efforts to teach high school students from Grand Rapids Public Schools how to build LEED-certified homes, as well as its partnership with Grand Rapids Community College to run LEED-certified programs on home construction, green remodeling and sustainable residential design.
Detroit Sewn to Expand to Larger Facility in Pontiac
Sept. 2, 2016; dbusiness.com
In an effort to aid its growth, Detroit Sewn, a Pontiac-based, full-service cut and sew manufacturer that assembles products for companies in metro Detroit and beyond, will double the size of its operations by moving to a new, 5,000-square-foot facility early next year.
… Detroit Garment Group offers its programs through Henry Ford College, Grand Rapids Community College, Lansing Community College, and St. Clair Community College.
See SAT scores from lowest to highest for Kent, Ottawa schools
Sept. 4, 2016; MLive
For the first time this year, Michigan added the SAT to the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress or M-STEP. It was taken by high school juniors. Michigan students scored an average of 1001 out of a possible 1600 on the college admission exam.
… The Grand Rapids Learning Center is one of Grand Rapids Public Schools’ alternative education programs that’s a partnership with Grand Rapids Community College. Twenty-six students took the SAT in April. The average score was 782.7 out of 1600 (398.1 reading, 384.6 math).
GRCC Music Faculty Recital
September 2016; wherevent.com
… This concert will feature performances by the Grand Rapids Community College music faculty. The program will feature works by Brahms, Hindemith, Copland and others. Admission at the door is $5 general and $3 for students and seniors.
Sept. 6, 2016; FOX 17
Don’t forget: We’re teaming up with Grand Rapids Community College to start our Classroom of the Week series again!
Making it in Grand Rapids: Social enterprise fights for a place in the entrepreneurial ecosystem
Aug. 25, 2016; rapidgrowthmedia.com
Malamiah Juice Bar doesn’t just sell juice at the Downtown Market. They also employ teenagers with no prior work experience.
… Among these social entrepreneurs, there are people like Chris Sain Jr., who do a little bit of everything. Sain, author, social entrepreneur and founder of Grand C.I.T.Y. Sports, had plenty of support as a star football player in high school and a walk-on at Michigan State University. But when that career ended and he turned to a new calling as a mentor, educator and social entrepreneur striving to reach kids in impoverished neighborhoods, he quickly learned he didn’t have nearly the same resources or support.
(This article doesn’t mention it, but Chris Sain Jr. is GRCC’s coordinator of retention.)
Daughter motivates Timberwolves lineman Jayson Cummings
Sept. 5, 2016; The Holland Sentinel
Jayson Cummings admits that he’s made some mistakes in his life.
… Cummings was second-team All-State for Ypsilanti Lincoln in 2004, then played a year at Grand Rapids Community College before his career on the gridiron got derailed.
Getting college students ready to vote
Sept. 2, 2016; FOX 47
The elections are only a few months away. To help college students get registered, the Secretary of States Mobile Office will travel 3,000 miles to 18 colleges.
… Grand Rapids Community College
Glen Oaks volleyball falls to KVCC
Sept. 2, 2016; Three Rivers Commercial-News
CENTREVILLE — The Glen Oaks Community College women’s volleyball program returned to the floor Tuesday and dropped a 25-19, 21-25, 16-25, 18-25 decision at home to Kalamazoo Valley Community College.
… Glen Oaks will host Grand Rapids Community College on Thursday, Sept. 8.
Jewish Theater Grand Rapids presents ‘Brill’
Sept. 6, 2016; WZZM
GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. – The first production of the Jewish Theatre Grand Rapids 2016-17 season opens this Wednesday.
… Directed by Jason Marlett and starring Leonard Robinson and Madeleine Hagger, Brill will be performed in the intimate “Black Box Theatre” on the second floor of Spectrum Theater, 160 Fountain St. NE, on the GRCC campus in downtown Grand Rapids.