GRCC In the News, 2-17-17

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ Prepared Remarks at the Community College National Legislative Summit

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.

College names Giants

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.

Great guards: Ball, Pierce helping Spring Lake boys succeed in a tough new league

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.”

GRCC In the News, 2-16-17

Doug and Maria DeVos Foundation Awards $60,000 Grant to GRCC’s Cruisin’ to College Program

Feb. 15, 2017; Targeted News Service

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Feb. 15 — Grand Rapids Community College issued the following news release:

Grand Rapids Community College’s Summer Learning Academy has been awarded a $60,000 grant from the Doug and Maria DeVos Foundation to expand its work and assist more students.

GRCC’s board approves contract with next president

Feb. 15, 2017; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The Grand Rapids Community College Board of Trustees unanimously approved a contract Monday, Feb. 13, for its next president, Bill Pink, currently vice president and dean for workforce development.

Raider Rush includes food, ‘GRCC Night’ at Grand Rapids Drive game

the logo for the Grand Rapids DriveNext week will be GRCC’s Raider Rush, with food, games and contests!

Here’s the lineup of activities:

Feb. 20

  • “Breakfast of Champions” with GRCC presidents and the Grand Rapids Drive — Free breakfast (waffles, hashbrowns and orange juice) for the first 200 people from 9-10:30 a.m. on the Main Building’s fourth floor.

Feb. 21

  • Open gym basketball and a meet-and-greet with the Grand Rapids Drive — 2-4 p.m. in the fieldhouse.

Feb. 22

  • Student Leader Dodgeball Tournament and a meet-and-greet with the Grand Rapids Drive — 4-6 p.m. in the fieldhouse.

Feb. 23 (Spirit Day)

  • T-shirt Swap — Own a shirt with a not-GRCC school logo on it? Swap it for a free GRCC T-shirt from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Raider Grille. If you already have some GRCC apparel, show it off!

Feb. 24

  • Pep Rallies — Pep rallies will be held during both the women’s and men’s basketball games, which start at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., respectively, in the fieldhouse. Free admission!
  • Homecoming dance — This will start following the basketball games (about 9:30-11:30 p.m.) on the Student Center’s third floor.

Feb. 25

  • GRCC Night at the Grand Rapids Drive — The Grand Rapids Drive will face off against the Rio Grande Valley Vipers at 7 p.m. in the DeltaPlex, 2500 Turner Ave. NW. GRCC students, faculty and staff can purchase discounted tickets online, and parking is $5.


GRCC In the News, 2-15-17

“News at Daybreak”

Feb. 15, 2017; WOOD TV

You may be able to find a job today or tomorrow at the Grand Rapids Community College job fair

Plan for your future: Ferris-Grand Rapids spring open house event

Feb. 13, 2017; WOTV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOTV) — Earning your degree is one giant leap forward for your future. Take the first step and join Ferris State University for their Spring Open House on February 23rd. At the fabulous Applied Technology Center located in Downtown Grand Rapids, attendees will be introduced to everything Ferris Grand Rapids has to offer:

…  A 25-year partnership with Grand Rapids Community College that can help you cut the cost of your degree in half.

Feb. 15 open house highlights TRIO, University of Michigan summer research programs

The TRIO/Student Support Services program is hosting an open house from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 15 in the Student Center’s second-floor multipurpose room.

You can learn about the program, which provides support services for low-income, first-generation students and students with disabilities, and its new online application.

The open house will also include information about the University of Michigan’s UROP summer research program.

TRIO Student Support Services

Educator Consuela Ward to discuss ‘On Healing Black Girl Pain’ as part of Diversity Lecture Series

Consuela Ward
Consuela Ward

“On Healing Black Girl Pain” is the topic of the Diversity Lecture Series on Feb. 22.

Consuela Ward, an educator, author, trainer and coach on diversity and inclusion topics, will deliver the free lecture at 7 p.m. at Fountain Street Church, 24 Fountain St. NE.

Ward is the founder and president of Montage Group LLC, a diversity and inclusion consulting firm.

GRCC In the News, 2-14-17

Change Ups: Thrash among those who received LocalMotion Awards

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.

GRCC ‘Diversity Lecture Series’ welcomes sports educator

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.

GRCC Hoopsters Sweep GOCC

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.

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