The Diversity Lecture Series presentation by filmmaker Dawn Porter – originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 15 – has been canceled until further notice. We hope to reschedule.
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A Raider Salute from Tamber Bustance, of the Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion:
A special thanks to Sophia Brewer (Library and Learning Commons), Chris Sain (Counseling, Advising and Retention) and Raydale Bonivel (Alpha Beta Omega) for presenting at the Diversity Youth Partnership Youth Summit on Friday, March 10, 2017. More than 250 8th grade students at Northview’s Crossroads Middle School attended the Summit, which was coordinated by GRCC’s Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion. Sophia, Chris and Raydale inspired the students and represented GRCC very well!
Everyone is welcome to the March 28 event!
Criminal justice system reformer Dawn Porter will be the final speaker in the 2016-17 Diversity Lecture Series.
Porter, director and producer of “Spies of Mississippi” and “Gideon’s Army,” will discuss “Defending America in the Age of Mass Incarceration” at 7 p.m. March 15 at Fountain Street Church, 24 Fountain St. NE.
Collegiate staff member Jennifer Lugo was on hand Feb. 24 when Dr. Consuela Ward spoke at Fountain Street Church for the Diversity Lecture Series. In her article, Lugo shares Ward’s message and audience reaction.
March 1, 2017; MLive
The Grand Rapids Community College diversity lecture series is continuing with Dawn Porter, a criminal justice system reformer, attorney and filmmaker, on Wednesday, March 15.
March 1, 2017; Petoskey News
… Aron Lee, a 2016 Petoskey graduate, recorded six points and six rebounds for the Kalamazoo Valley men’s basketball team in a 97-84 loss to Grand Rapids Community College last Friday.
Feb. 27,2017; MLive
AUBURN HILLS, MI – Get ready to laugh with one of the top comedians in the around. Jim Gaffigan is returning to Metro Detroit in 2017.
(The photo accompanying this article shows Gaffigan performing at Ford Fieldhouse.)
Feb. 23, 2017; MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Gov. Rick Snyder’s proposed $56.3 billion state budget for next fiscal year has no recommended increase for community colleges.
Like other Michigan Community Colleges grappling with declining enrollment, Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) has to make difficult decisions about its spending habits and the level of tuition increase with deadlines for next year’s budget looming.
Feb. 23, 2017; therapidian.org
The Grand Rapids Symphony set out 15 years ago to do something it had never done before – fill the better part of DeVos Performance Hall with people who likely had never been to a symphony orchestra concert before.
… Former Grand Rapids City Commissioner Elias Lumpkins and Christina Guajardo Arnold, founding director of The Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equity & Inclusion at Grand Rapids Community College, and Cherry Health, all were awarded the MaLinda P. Sapp Legacy Award.
Feb. 23, 2017; MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Officials with Grand Rapids Public Schools, co-sponsor of the third annual Grand Rapids Neighborhood Summit, say free transportation to and from the event Saturday, March 4, is filling up fast.
… The summit is being held at the Grand Rapids Community College Applied Technology Center, 151 Fountain St. NE, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free breakfast and lunch will be provided. For more information about the summit, visit the website.
Feb. 16, 2017; U.S. Department of Education
Below are the prepared remarks delivered today, Feb. 16, by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos at the 2017 Community College National Legislative Summit, hosted by the Association of Community College Trustees and the American Association of Community Colleges.
… I’m also very pleased to note that over the years, I’ve hired many talented individuals who were graduates of GRCC — Grand Rapids Community College.
Feb. 16, 2017; Grand Rapids Business Journal
As part of an annual tradition dating back more than three decades, a local college has honored a group of African-American leaders for their contributions to the community.
Grand Rapids Community College recognized 13 honorees at its 35th-annual Giants Awards & Banquet this month at DeVos Place.
Feb. 16, 2017; Local Sports Journal (Muskegon)
SPRING LAKE — There’s nothing that Spring Lake varsity basketball coach Bill Core likes more than having a great senior point guard in the lineup.
… “I’ve decided I like basketball the best,” said (Isaiah) Pierce, who is considering Grand Rapids Community College. “Coaches have told me that if that’s what I’m considering, now is the time to go for it. So I’ve been lifting and trying to get stronger and working on my shot a lot.”
Feb. 10, 2017; Grand Rapids Business Journal
… Grand Rapids Community College’s Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion Director Domingo Hernandez-Gomez was accepted into the 2017-18 New Leadership Academy Fellows Program, a partnership between the National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good at the University of Michigan and the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education.
Feb. 13, 2017; MLive
The Grand Rapids Community College Diversity Lecture Series is continuing with presenter Consuela Ward, an educator, speaker, facilitator, consultant, trainer and coach on diversity and inclusion topics.
Feb. 13, 2017; Three Rivers Commercial-News
GRAND RAPIDS — The Glen Oaks Community College men’s and women’s basketball teams both lost road games Friday at Grand Rapids Community College.
GRCC’s Diversity Lecture Series continues at 7 p.m. Feb. 22 with Consuela Ward, an educator, author, trainer and coach on diversity and inclusion topics, discussing “On Healing Black Girl Pain.”
The CAP 1.3.3 (Latino Support Team) hosted a Conectate event this past Saturday at Tassell M-TEC. The purpose of the event was to celebrate and get to know currently enrolled Hispanic and Latino students at GRCC. During the event, we also provided a presentation explaining how our group can support those students on campus. Additionally, there were resources ranging from Title IX, Be Nice organization, Financial Aid, Undocumented Student Resources, TRIO, College Success Center, Tutoring, and the Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion. Telamon Corp. was also there to promote financial assistance to students or their families who work in agriculture.
Feb. 3, 2017; MLive
Domingo Herandez-Gomez, the director of Grand Rapids Community College’s Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion, has been accepted into a national leadership development program.
Feb. 5, 2017; MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Larry Johnson spent the first part of his career working with the Grand Rapids Police Department, fighting crime by helping to put people behind bars.
… Now in his 20th year of working with Grand Rapids Public Schools, Johnson has been honored with the 2017 Giant Among Giants award. Of the dozen people recognized at the Giant Awards given by Grand Rapids Community College, the Giant Among Giants is the top honor.
Feb. 5, 2017; mitechnews.com
SOUTHFIELD — Diva Tech Talk was thrilled to chat with Dr. Denise Mahoney, the Pre-Apprentice Liaison for the Kent County Technical Career Center, based in the Kent County Intermediate School District. Her current work is funded by a U.S. Department of Labor grant obtained by Grand Rapids Community College in partnership with Macomb Community College to increase the number of technology-oriented apprentices in West Michigan. Denise is focused on identifying and fostering technical opportunities and educational paths for 11th and 12th graders, poising them for successful life missions.
Feb. 6, 2017; Local Sports Journal (Muskegon)
The nationally-ranked Muskegon Community College men’s basketball team let a halftime lead slip away and lost to Grand Rapids Community College 82-68 on Friday.
Feb. 1, 2017; therapidian.org
On January 31, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., a group of GVSU students came together for a sit-in to display resistance against recent executive orders put in place by President Donald Trump. This sit-in, organized by social work student Megan Bardenhagen, along with Beau Laine VanSolkema, took place on GVSU’s Allendale campus in the Kirkhof Center. For the first half hour, students stood outside by Cook Carillon’s clock tower with signs poised high. For the next two hours, students occupied the space in the middle of Kirkhof’s main lobby, chanting in favor of diversity, unity, and freedom, while condemning Trump’s xenophobic and fascist executive orders to ban those who inhabit Islam-centric countries from entering the United States.
… Most of the time was spent chanting things such as: “No ban, no wall, this country is for all,” “No Trump, no KKK, no fascist U.S.A.,” “Sanctuary campus,” “Show me what democracy looks like! This is what democracy looks like!” and more. A few speakers stood up to share their stories, including Joe Cadreau, who has worked with NoDAPL protests and the Black Lives Matter movement; Beau Laine VanSolkema, who is the StandOUT President at Grand Rapids Community College as well as a dual-enrolled student at GRCC; and Lindsey Disler, a GVSU student. One student in particular, Sudhansu Baskota, shared his personal story as a refugee who recently came to the United States after a devastating earthquake in his home country, Nepal.
Feb. 1, 2017; Women’s Lifestyle
On Saturday, February 4, the 35th annual Giants Awards and Banquet will honor and celebrate 13 African American individuals or organizations for their exemplary service to the Grand Rapids community.
… Founded by Dr. Patricia Pulliam and Cedric Ward in 1983, the Giants Awards are organized by The Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion at Grand Rapids Community College. Christina Arnold recently retired as the founding director of the center and is heavily involved in planning the awards.
Feb. 1, 2017; MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — If you watched the Oscar-nominated film, “Hidden Figures,” you heard Lalah Hathaway’s voice.
… The Dr. Malinda P. Sapp Legacy Award will be given to Elias Lumpkins, Grand Rapids City Commissioner; Christina Arnold, director of The Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion at GRCC; and Cherry Street Health Services.
Jan. 31, 2017; The Holland Sentinel
Edye Evans Hyde of the Hope College music faculty will receive the Ethel Coe Humanities Award during the 35th annual Giants Awards and Banquet Ceremony on Feb. 4 in Grand Rapids.
… The Giants Awards recognize African-Americans for exceptional contributions in shaping the history and quality of life in Grand Rapids and are coordinated by Grand Rapids Community College’s Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion.
Jan. 31, 2017; Grand Rapids Business Journal
A local construction firm has a new director of operations.
… He (Jeremy Amshey) holds a construction management degree from Ferris State University and an associate’s degree in architectural graphics from Grand Rapids Community College.
Jan. 31, 2017; The Daily Progress (Charlottesville, Va.)
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets found someone to lead their offense. Next up: the search for a quarterback.
… (John) Morton, a former wide receiver at Grand Rapids Community College and then Western Michigan, spent time on the practice squads of Oakland, Green Bay and Jacksonville. He also played briefly in the CFL and World League of American Football.
Jan. 30, 2017; MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College will honor and celebrate influential leaders in the African American community at its annual Giants Awards program scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at DeVos Place’s Steelcase Ballroom, 303 Monroe Ave. NW.