Vote for GRCC’s Heritage Restaurant as “Best Kept Secret”

GRCC’s Heritage Restaurant (located in the Applied Technology Center and staffed by students from GRCC’s Secchia Institute for Culinary Education) has been nominated by the Grand Rapids Downtown Alliance as the “Best Kept Secret” in its “Downtown Awards.”

Click Here to Vote for the Heritage

Here are some great reasons why you should vote for the Heritage:

GRCC Bookstore Hours for Fall 2010

Below are the hours for the GRCC Bookstore (

  • August 12 – 7:45am to 5:00pm
  • August 13 – 7:45am to 3:30pm
  • Week of August 15th | M-Th – 7:45am to 5:00pm, F – 7:45am to 3:30pm
  • Week of August 22nd | M-Th – 7:45am to 6:00pm, F – 7:45am to 5:00pm
  • Week of August 29th | M-Th – 7:45am to 8:00pm, F – 7:45am to 5:00pm
  • Week of September 5th | Monday – CLOSED, T-Th – 7:45am to 6:00pm, F – 7:45am to 6:00pm
  • NORMAL Store Hours Begin the week of September 12th | M-Th – 7:45am to 6:00pm, F – 7:45am to 3:30pm

GRCC Student Brysien Beer Recital 8/6/10

GRCC Student Brysien Beer

GRCC student (and Foundation scholarship recipient) Brysien Beer will be giving a fundraising recital at  St. Cecilia Music Center’s Royce Auditorium (24 Ransom Avenue Northeast) on Friday, August 6, 2010 at7:30 p.m.  Brysien will be singing and playing violin, and in addition to his performance a string orchestra and vocal ensemble will perform two of his original compositions.

The fundraiser is to being held to assist Brysien’s entrance into the University of Illinois’s operatic voice and violin performance programs.  Admission is free with a suggested donation of $12.  For more information, visit

GRCC in the News: 7/16/10

Twin presidents take different paths to ATD
By Madeline Patton, Published July 15, 2010

Even when community colleges have a lot in common, the unique aspects of student demographics, campus cultures, state economies and other community realities require them to tailor strategies to accomplish similar goals. The Ender brothers’ pursuit of student success is a case in point. The identical twins lead medium-size community colleges: Kenneth Ender is president of Harper College (HC) in Illinois, and Steven Ender is president of Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) in Michigan.  (More)

Grand Rapids Community College to offer support for GED completion
By Staff reports | The Holland Sentinel | Posted Jul 15, 2010 @ 11:58 AM

Grand Rapids, MI — Grand Rapids Community College’s Learning Corner at Wealthy Street in Grand Rapids will hold an orientation for students seeking a GED on Monday, July 19. A GED is a diploma that is the equivalent of high school completion. GRCC recently received a state grant which will allow students who register at the session to receive free textbooks, tutoring and testing.  (More)

North-South All-Star game in Indy tonight: Merrillville duo plans to represent Pirates well
By Steve Hanlon, (219) 933-4198 | Posted: Thursday, July 15, 2010 11:00 pm

Twice in their high school football careers Merrillville’s James Travis and Sanchez Tate were one game away from a date in Indianapolis. […] The 6-foot, 225-pound Travis will attend Grand Rapids Community College this fall, with a ticket to the University of Cincinnati waiting on the other side if all goes well.  (More)

GRCC Students Serving Golfers at British Open

Maggie and Sasha Displaying Their Honors From the Nations Cup

GRCC Secchia Institute for Culinary Education students Maggie Cook and Sasha Ahmed are currently studying abroad in Scotland and have been presented with the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to cook for the golfers at the British Open at the St. Andrews golf course.  This honor adds to a set of accolades for the pair that already includes winning both the ScotHot and Nation’s Cup culinary competitions.

Maggie and Sasha are studying on a six-month work visa under the practiced hand of Executive Chef Ian McDonald (who, coincidentally served as one of the judges for last year’s Nation’s cup competition).  Kudos!

GED Night Classes Orientation (7/19/10)

GED Night Classes Orientation 7/19/10 6-9 pm at Learning Corner @ Wealthy

GRCC now offers high-quality GED preparation to residents in neighborhood sites that are accessible and familiar with the goal of helping those students earn their GED certification and also acquire English proficiency.

An orientation for GRCC’s GED Night Classes will take place July 19, 2010 from 6-9 p.m. at the Learning Corner @ Wealthy (1154 Wealthy St. SE). For more information, contact Theresa Williams at (616) 234-3040 or

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