GRCC In the News, 12-14-18

Hero of the Day? Heavy metal band Metallica grants $100K to GRCC for welding program

Dec. 12, 2018;

GRAND RAPIDS — Grand Rapids Community College will receive $100,000 from heavy metal band Metallica to support new programming, the school announced today.

GRCC offers new certification in Supply Chain Operations Management

Dec. 14, 2018; (KISD newsletter)

While Santa Claus may have elves for toy-making and Rudolph to guide his sleigh, many West Michigan companies need more qualified manpower to ensure the economical and efficient production of items and delivery to wherever they need to go and fast.

…  Grand Rapids Community College is paving the way to equip people with introductory skills and meet the needs of employers to manage all facets of bringing goods from producer to consumer as seamlessly as those bow-tied presents come from the North Pole, down the chimney and end up under the Christmas tree.

GRCC trustee recount finished, winners decided

Dec. 13, 2018; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — With a recount completed, officials have declared the winners of the election for the Grand Rapids Community College Board of Trustees.

PR society elects board officers and members

Dec. 13, 2018; Grand Rapids Business Journal

The region’s public relations society has named its new leaders.

… New board members

… Dave Murray, Grand Rapids Community College

GRCC In the News, 12-13-18

Rock Group Metallica Awards $100K Grant To Teach ‘Heavy Metal’ Michigan Welders

Dec. 12, 2018; WWJ

GRAND RAPIDS (WWJ) – The heavy metal rock band Metallica has awarded $100,000 to help train ‘heavy metal’ Michigan welders.

Robroy Shifts Leadership of Robroy Enclosures

Dec. 12, 2018; The Electrical Distributor Magazine

BELDING, Mich. — Effective January 1, 2019, Craig Mitchell will be promoted to President of Robroy Enclosures.

Mitchell joined Robroy Enclosures in 2009 as General Manager and became Vice President of Operations & Administration in 2018. Prior to joining the organization, he served for 15 years as a plant manager for Key Plastics. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Cornerstone University and an Associate’s Degree in Automated Manufacturing from Grand Rapids Community College.

Recount in Grand Rapids Community College race to begin Thursday

Dec. 12, 2018; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — The recount in the Grand Rapids Community College Board of Trustees race, prompted by a data entry error, will begin Thursday, Dec. 13, according to Kent County Clerk Lisa Posthumous Lyons.

Nonprofit works to stem trafficking of homeless youth with stable residency program

Dec. 13, 2018;

Even on overcast days, sunlight bathes the interior of the newly built Covenant House Michigan, Grand Rapids. That’s because 60 percent of the three-story, 17,000 square-foot building is made of glass.

… That’s a key reason why Covenant House spent more than two years establishing community partnerships with other youth drop in centers, including, but not limited to: Grand Rapids HQ, Mel Trotter Ministries Youth Emergency Shelter, Inner City Christian Federation, area school districts, Grand Valley State University, and Grand Rapids Community College.

UIX: Finding work in West Michigan with new tools and guidance

Dec. 13, 2018;

After months of searching, Joe Bonyea is excited to have a job. But he also had fun looking for it, too.

… The cost of the training employers, as well as the worker’s wages, are covered through the help of state grants, which means trainers are most often attracted from Grand Rapids Community College.

GRCC In the News, 12-11-18

Area athletes making an impact on the college level

Dec. 9, 2018; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS – The fall sports season has ended the winter season its getting into full swing at colleges and universities around the region and numerous local athletes are making contributions on the collegiate level this season. Following is a look at former high school athletes from Caledonia, East Kentwood, Grand Rapids Catholic Central and South Christian that are competing at the college level.

… Sammie Ryans, an East Kentwood grad, is turning in a solid sophomore season with the Grand Rapids Community College men’s basketball team. Ryan is averaging 15.8 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game.

From food industry burn-out to local smoke star

Dec. 9, 2018; Crain’s Detroit Business

David Diephouse thought he was done with the food business.
A graduate of the culinary program at Grand Rapids Community College, Diephouse spent 16 years in the industry before burning out and quitting in 2000. He had been a line cook, a pastry chef and worked for a catering company, among a series of food-industry jobs.

These Cooking Classes Will Create an Experience to Remember and Offer Some Valuable Life Skills, Too!

Dec. 9, 2018;

With Grand Rapids’ tradition of locally sourced produce and meats, diverse culinary heritages, and simple love for great food, it’s no surprise that West Michigan offers amazing cooking classes for kids and adults.

… 2. GRCC Cooks — Your Community Kitchen. Grand Rapids
Savor the world-class facilities and well-seasoned instructors of Grand Rapids Community College’s Secchia Institute for Culinary Education. Learn the fundamentals of knife skills, soups, sauces, sushi or vegan cooking, and become familiar with world culinary traditions like those of Thailand, South America, Vietnam and Africa. (616) 234-3837

Another tough pill for Minnesota State Mankato in D-II football playoffs

Dec. 9, 2018; Minneapolis Star Tribune

MANKATO — Tony Annese spent 25 years coaching football at four high schools in Michigan and was successful enough to become a member of the state’s coaching Hall of Fame. In 2009, he was named as the coach at Grand Rapids Community College.

Change Ups: Wolverine launches interactive display at airport

Dec. 7, 2018; Grand Rapids Business Journal


West Michigan Sports Commission announced Jim Horman, Progressive AE, was elected chair; Deb Kay, immediate past chair; Mike Donnelly, Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, vice chair; Bob Partridge, Grand Rapids Community College (retired), treasurer; and Scott Bernecker, Merrill Lynch, secretary.


Special craft brew raises scholarship funds

GRCC is proud of its community partnerships! The craft brewing program of GRCC’s Secchia institute for Culinary Education teamed up with The Knickerbocker-New Holland Brewing to create a special brew – the appropriately named “Syllabus.”

New Holland named the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education the brewery’s Community Tap for November, with a portion of sales benefiting GRCC students. Last week, The Knickerbocker team presented President Bill Pink and chef Werner Absenger, Secchia Institute for Culinary Education program director, a check for $1,000 for scholarships for students in the craft brewing program.

Women’s basketball team wins in overtime

The women’s basketball team took on the Mott Community College Bears and found a way to win in overtime.

The starting five for GRCC seemed to come off a bit flat, which head coach David Glazier noticed right away. The first substitution would be a five-player swing, and from then on, the Raiders were locked in and focused for the battle ahead. The game was back and forth for all of regulation play. Both teams were fighting for every point, but thanks to Madelynn Miller, the Raiders had the lead into the final seconds of regulation play. The game would be down to the wire and Mott would shoot a three with 3.9 seconds left to send the game into OT.

But overtime brought the best out for the Raiders, with the team shooting 80 percent from the field and taking the lead with 4.9 seconds left. A timeout and a wide left shot at the buzzer from Mott left the Raiders with the victory.

Hallee Breimayer led the Raiders with 21 points, followed by Mya Jordan with a double double, 13 points and 11 rebounds. Aaliyah Sargent and Miller both had 9 point each. Crashing the boards was Emily Pendred with 17 total rebounds. The Raiders shot .379 from the field

The Raiders’ next game will be against Aquinas College’s JV at 6 p.m. Dec. 18 at Aquinas’ Sturrus Sports and Fitness Center, 1700 E. Fulton St. GRCC won the last matchup with Aquinas.