GRCC In the News, 7-17-18

GRCC program addresses public works shortage

July 13, 2018; Grand Rapids Business Journal

The first group of 10 students completed a seven-week public works training pilot launched to address growing needs for workers in those areas, said Julie Parks, executive director of GRCC Workforce Training.

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July 16, 2018; WZZM

Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow wants to know how her new veteran support policies are working here in Michigan. She is talking with local veterans about the programs today at Grand Rapids Community College.

GRCC In the News, 7-16-18

New brewery strives for inclusivity

July 13, 2018; Grand Rapids Business Journal

Michigan’s first African-American-owned brewery was one of last week’s winners of Start Garden’s 100 Ideas. And a $20,000 cash prize is bringing the vision closer to opening day.

… One of the opportunities (Terry) Rostic plans to offer once he gets his business running is to send young people in the area through Grand Rapids Community College’s brewing program, a seven-week program designed to teach students the basics of working in a brewery and, hopefully, open career paths in craft brewing.

(This article doesn’t mention it, but Terry Rostic is a GRCC alumnus.)

Inside Track: Chef invites learners to sit at his table

July 13, 2018; Grand Rapids Business Journal

Oscar Moreno was working at Serafinas, a now-closed Italian restaurant in Holland, when he received a phone call that led to the opportunity of his dreams.

… Moreno teaches his 14 cooks — many of whom are Grand Rapids Community College culinary school honor students — how to use the cookery and follow the appropriate processes.

3 Democrats compete in Kent County’s 28th Senate District

July 13, 2018; MLive

ROCKFORD, MI — This August, three Democrats will face off in a bid to challenge the Republican-held state senate seat representing northern Kent County.

… (Ryan) Jeanette is a history and political science Grand Rapids Community College student. In 2008 at the age of 18, Jeannette pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault or assault and battery which occurred the year before in Troy. He served 12 months probation.

Creative Dining Services to use cage-free eggs

July 14, 2018; The Holland Sentinel

ZEELAND — As more and more companies aim to provide more organic and healthy food items, Creative Dining Services has announced it will soon only use eggs from cage-free farms.

The Zeeland company, which operates food service programs at Hope College, Grand Rapids Community College and other local colleges, switched to cage-free eggs for its shelled egg products July 1 and plans to convert entirely to cage-free (liquid egg products included) by December.

Linda Witte receives Distinguished Achievement Award

Congratulations to Linda Witte, program developer for GRCC Workforce Training’s health programs, who was honored with an award for Distinguished Achievement from American Medical Technologists. AMT board President Jeff Lavendar presented the award.

Witte, who was certified in 2010, is vice president of the Michigan State Society of American Medical Technologists and has been a board member since 2012. She served as state legislative committee co-chair from 2013 to 2018 and is the liaison to the Michigan Medical Assistant Post Secondary Educators organization.

She earned a bachelor’s degree from Calvin College and a master’s degree in public health administration from Grand Valley State University.

Campus Activities Board to give away vouchers at John Ball Zoo

Update: While Campus Activities Board will be handing out vouchers, the movie “Zootopia” will not be shown.

GRCC’s Campus Activities Board will be at the John Ball Zoo from 4-6 p.m. July 13!

CAB members will hand out $5 zoo vouchers to the first 50 GRCC students who arrive. GRCC students will have free admission with their RaiderCards and Go See GR pass, and we will cover the cost of up to two guests per GRCC student. Go to the Student Life office — on the Student Center’s ground floor — to pick up your Go See GR pass!

GRCC In the News, 7-11-18

Jimmy Carter: ‘Jesus would approve of gay marriage’

July 9, 2018; lgbtqnation.com

Former Democratic president Jimmy Carter is proving again why he’s considered America’s gentle moral authority by speaking out again in favor of same-sex marriage rights.

As far back as 2014, Carter was speaking up for human rights. Speaking to a packed house at Grand Rapids Community College, Carter responded to a question about LGBT rights, and had this response: “I never knew of any word or action of Jesus Christ that discriminated against anyone.”