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GRCC In the News, 5-4-18

Secretary of State rides with local bikers for motorcycle safety awareness

May 3, 2018; The Oakland Press

Riding in on a 1200cc Harley-Davidson Sportser, Secretary of State Ruth Johnson took the morning of Wednesday, May 2 to speak on motorcycle safety awareness, especially among the baby boomer generation.

… A pilot program between the Michigan Rider Education Program and Can-Am will take place this year, with Can-Am loaning 12 Spyders for training and education programs at Grand Rapids Community College and Schoolcraft College.

Academia de Diseño y Construcción recibe donación

May 3, 2018; El Vocero

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN (EVH).-La Academia de Diseño, Construcción e Innovación Central que atrae a estudiantes interesados ​​en la arquitectura, la ingeniería, el diseño y la construcción recibió un cheque de 9,000 dólares el jueves 3 de mayo, como una donación de la empresa Associated Builders and Contractor INC (ABC).

… Entre los principales socios se incluyen: Rockford Construction, Triangle Associated, Christman, Progressive AE, la Universidad Estatal de Michigan, Ferris State University, GRCC, entre otros.

(GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN (EVH) .- The Academy of Design, Construction and Central Innovation that attracts students interested in architecture, engineering, design and construction received a check of $ 9,000 on Thursday, May 3, as a donation from the company Associated Builders and Contractor INC (ABC).

… Major partners include: Rockford Construction, Triangle Associated, Christman, Progressive AE, Michigan State University, Ferris State University, GRCC, among others.)

Special Olympics Michigan multi-sport athlete featured on 50K water cases

May 3, 2018; MLive

ROCKFORD, MI – Special Olympics athlete Kayla Cornell already earned medals and a special trophy for her exploits.

… Cornell said she plans to give her athlete’s oath in front of the 6,000 people there both verbally and through sign language, which she plans on studying at Grand Rapids Community College this upcoming fall.

GRCC In the News, 4-23-18

Workforce issues haunt West Michigan community leaders

April 20, 2018; Grand Rapids Business Journal

Leaders from business and community organizations are stepping up efforts to address West Michigan workforce issues.

… “If we aren’t focused on it now, we’re going to find ourselves in a world of hurt,” said Bill Pink, president of Grand Rapids Community College. “It’s not in 2025. It’s too late by then.”

Social justice a common thread at sew shop

April 20, 2018; Grand Rapids Business Journal

After years in government and nonprofit roles, Janay Brower felt she was no longer cut out for safety net approaches. She wanted to address social problems, such as homelessness and poverty, on the front end.

… Brower started making connections with Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids Community College, and makers and nonprofits all over the country to find out who was doing what, how they were doing it, where they were getting the talent and what it would take to maker her business happen.

Heart surgeon writes book about his popular afternoon teas

April 20, 2018; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Getting on Dr. Luis Tomatis’ schedule for afternoon teas takes some patience.

… “I write in English but my English isn’t very good,” said Tomatis, who turned to Phil Jung, a former English professor at Grand Rapids Community College, to help him with the rewrites, and Gary Eberle, a retired Aquinas College English professor, for the editing.

GRCC In the News, 4-16-18

Not your average vending machine

April 13, 2018; Community College Daily

In Michigan, Grand Rapids Community College students are preparing for exams with the help of an unusual resource: a laptop vending machine.

Michigan Dairy Plant Plans $21.3 Million Expansion

April 13, 2018; Dairy Herd Management

A dairy plant in Western Michigan is planning an expansion that will add 62 jobs over three years and cost $21.3 million.

… “Agropur’s decision to invest $21.3 million and create more than 60 jobs is a tremendous win for West Michigan and the region’s growing food processing sector,” says Thad Rieder, Senior Business Development Manager, The Right Place. “By partnering with the City of Wyoming, West Michigan Works!, Grand Rapids Community College and MEDC, The Right Place has been able to coordinate talent, training, and financial tools to boost Agropur’s internal return for this important expansion.”

Change Ups: Cooley Law students garner Leadership Achievement Award

April 13, 2018; Grand Rapids Business Journal


… The Pregnancy Resource Center elected its directors: chairman, Adam T. Donovan, Rim Guard; vice chair, Jason Granger, Intellisys Capital; treasurer, Rick Rusthoven, KSS Enterprises; past chair, Peter Baldwin, AMDG Architects; secretary, Lynn Prince, Grand Rapids Community College; and Andrea Reynolds, Kent Career Tech Center.

Grand Rapids Christian announces new boys basketball coach

April 15, 2018; MLive

Grand Rapids Christian’s boys basketball program is losing an experienced, successful coach now that Mark Warners has stepped down.

… Christian athletic director Jason Heerema announced Sunday that Eric Taylor has been hired to coach the Eagles. Taylor has served as an assistant under Warners for the past four seasons, and before that, he was the Grand Rapids Community College women’s coach for three seasons. He was named Western Collegiate Coach of the Year in 2010.

GRCC In the News, 4-10-18

Grand Rapids Community College offering two spring drone courses

April 9, 2018; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Realtors, farmers and the construction industry are among dozens of groups with an interest in drones.

Colleges have noted this interest, and Grand Rapids Community College is among a growing number responding to area demands for drone classes.

News 8

April 9, 2018; WOOD TV

Some college students are struggling with basic needs, according to a new study … more than a third of college students are struggling to find food and housing.

We reached out to Grand Rapids Community College this afternoon. They tell us the college operates a food pantry to help students in need. The number of students using that resource has declined in recent years.

College Honors

April 9, 2018; White Lake Beacon

The following local students were among 25 Muskegon Community College students who were inducted into the college’s Beta Xi Xi chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) International Honor Society during its 26th ceremony at MCC held March 14 in the Blue and Gold Room on campus.

… Assisting with the 2018 ceremony was Morgan Brown, the PTK Regional President from Grand Rapids Community College.

Grand Rapids poet David Cope releases latest anthology

April 9, 2018; Grand Rapids Magazine

David Cope’s poems are derived from the experiences hes cultivated over the years. They are snippets of inner monologues, conversations and moments in time that capture soulful characters through thoughtfully painted portraits and expressive accounts of real situations.

… Cope will be reading excerpts from “The Invisible Keys: New and Selected Poems” at two local poetry readings this week:

… Thursday, April 12 at the Grand Rapids Community College Library from 7 p.m. 8:30 p.m.

Grand Rapids Poet Laureate Emeritus David Cope to read from new book

Grand Rapids Poet Laureate Emeritus David Cope will read from his new book, The Invisible Keys: New and Selected Poems, and from poetry he’s written throughout his career, during a special event from 7-8:30 p.m. April 12 on the GRCC library’s second floor.

A longtime GRCC English professor, Cope sparked the poetic imaginations of many of his students. He also served as editor of GRCC’s Display Magazine for many years.

Copies of Cope’s book, published by Ghost Pony Press, will be for sale for $16 during the event, and refreshments will be served.