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GRCC In the News, 12-11-17

Change Ups: 7GenAE garners Honor Award for Native Justice Center

Dec. 8, 2017; Grand Rapids Business Journal

… EDUCATION

A Grand Rapids Community College analysis concludes it adds $413.5 million to the Kent County economy and $34.2 million to Ottawa County’s economy. EMSI, a provider of economic impact studies and labor market data, looked at GRCC’s economic impact through its students, employees and alumni.

GVSU receives $1 million grant for STEM scholarships

Dec. 10, 2017; The Holland Sentinel

Grand Valley State University has received a $1 million grant National Science Foundation’s Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics program to form a financial help program for low-income science and engineering students.

… Additionally, the project team will enlist area community colleges, including Grand Rapids Community College, Northwestern Michigan College, and Muskegon Community College, to help identify potential RISE scholars at their institutions and provide mentoring for those students before they enroll at Grand Valley.

GVSU announces speakers for 2018 MLK week

Dec. 11, 2017; The Lanthorn (Grand Valley State University’s student newspaper)

Each January, members of the Grand Valley State University community attend events for Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Week, a celebration of the life of King and his work in the civil rights movement. The keynote speakers for January 2018 are April Reign and Bree Newsome, both of whom made waves in 2015 for their efforts to initiate social change.

Bobby Springer, director of the new Pathways to College Office at GVSU, has been working closely with Grand Rapids Community College and Davenport University to host these speakers. According to Springer, Reign and Newsome are in high demand across the country. Newsome first caught his attention two years ago when she made national headlines after climbing to the top of a flagpole to remove a Confederate flag in Columbia, South Carolina.

DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Rapids Names Executive Chef Colin McPhee

Dec. 8, 2017; hotel-online.com

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Dec. 8, 2017) — DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Rapids Airport, welcomes Colin McPhee as executive chef for the hotel restaurant Ganders. Bringing years of experience, dynamic culinary talent and a creative approach to developing unexpected dishes featuring local fare, McPhee will oversee menu development and culinary creations for the hotel and restaurant as well as catering for on-property events and in-room dining. As the first DoubleTree by Hilton in Grand Rapids, Mich., the 226-room property is just minutes away from popular Grand Rapids attractions and Gerald R. Ford International Airport.

… Prior to joining DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Rapids, McPhee most recently served as the sous chef of J.W. Marriott in Grand Rapids where he oversaw various aspects of the food and beverage outlets, including the mentoring of young chefs. His resume also includes time at Gracewill Country Club, Bar Divani and Timbers Inn in Grand Rapids. A lifelong resident of southwestern Michigan, McPhee earned his Associate Degree in Culinary Management and Pastry Certification from the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education.

Dancing with the Local Stars cast list revealed

Dec. 9, 2017; WZZM

MUSKEGON, MICH. – 56 alumni cast members are returning as participants in the 10th annual Dancing with the Local Stars reunion event.

… Sonya Hernandez, Grand Rapids Community College Adjunct Professor & YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids Director of Y Achievers & Youth in Government, 2016

HVAC student Christopher Lewis receives scholarship

Christopher Lewis
Christopher Lewis

Congratulations to GRCC student Christopher Lewis, who received $2,000 from the Rees Scholarship Foundation!

The purpose of the Clifford H. “Ted” Rees, Jr. Scholarship Foundation is to assist with the recruitment and competency of future heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration technicians by helping students enrolled in an institutionally accredited school.

GRCC’s HVAC program is accredited by the Partnership for Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Accreditation.

New scholarship available to students in criminal justice, education, health care

The Bragg, Harvard, MuhammadSmith Why We Can’t Wait Fund is offering a $3,000 scholarship to GRCC students in criminal justice, education, and health-care who plan a career in public service.

Applications for the scholarships, which will be awarded for the Winter 2018 semester, are due by 5 p.m. Dec. 15. You must include one letter of reference.

To be eligible, you must either be enrolled in GRCC’s Police Academy or have 12 credit hours with a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Questions? Contact Mursalata Muhammad at mmuhamma@grcc.edu .

GRCC In the News, 11-27-17

GRCC reports Kent, Ottawa economic impact of $447M, 8,833 jobs

Nov. 22, 2017; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College’s economic contribution to Kent and Ottawa counties totaled $447.7 million, according to an economic impact analysis released Tuesday, Nov. 21.

Construction Begun On WMU’s Grand Rapids Manufacturing Lab

Nov. 26, 2017; mitechnews.com

GRAND RAPIDS — Construction has begun at Western Michigan University’s Grand Rapids regional location for a state-of the-art manufacturing laboratory.

AMP Lab @WMU, an Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Laboratory, will be built in collaboration with West Michigan manufacturers and Grand Rapids Community College to address the shortage of skilled trades and engineering employees in the region. The Lab will occupy the first two floors of WMU’s downtown Grand Rapids location, which is located on Cherry and Ionia in the city’s Arena District.

Gov. Rick Snyder makes reappointments to the Hispanic/Latino Commission of Michigan

Nov. 21, 2017; michigan.gov (state press release)

LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the reappointments of Juan Marinez of Okemos, Carlos Pava of Grand Rapids, Ivonne Soler of Livonia, and Jesse Venegas of Royal Oak to the Hispanic/Latino Commission of Michigan.

… Pava is the COO and co-founder of Voices for Health, Inc. He is a licensed trainer for the Community Interpreter International and a certified healthcare interpreter. Pava holds an associate degree from Grand Rapids Community College and a bachelor’s degree in psychology and business administration from Michigan State University.

Showtime: Sunday, November 26

Nov. 26, 2017; WOOD Radio

Your daily guide to live music performances and entertainment in West Michigan, for Sunday, November 26, 2017.

… GRCC PLAYERS    Spectrum Theatre, 143 Bostwick Ave. NE, 616-234-3946

  • Detroit ’67, December 7 to 9.
  • This Is Our Youth, January 11 to 13, 2018.
  • Dead Man’s Cell Phone, March 29 to 31.

Toys for Tots Drop-Off Locations – 2017

Nov. 22, 2017; WZZM

Full Toys for Tots County-by-County Drop-Off Lists 2017

… Grand Rapids Community College Exercise Science Club    111 Lyon St NE     Grand Rapids

Schubert Male Chorus to perform holiday concert in East Grand Rapids

Nov. 22, 2017; MLive

The Schubert Male Chorus is inviting the community to enjoy its holiday concert, “A Merry Gentlemen Christmas.”

… A portion of all ticket sales help support the Linda and Alan Doering – Schubert Male Chorus GRCC music scholarship.

Coldwater places four on Interstate 8 All-Conference volleyball team

Nov. 24, 2017; The Daily Reporter (Coldwater)

COLDWATER — The Coldwater Lady Cardinal volleyball team had one of the most successful seasons in school history in 2017, putting together an astonishing record of 43-6-3 for the year.

… Both Jamie and Jasmine (Wellet) will continue their volleyball and academic careers at Grand Rapids Community College next year.

 

Two national scholarships available to GRCC students

Two national scholarship opportunities are available to you!

All-USA/Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team

Nearly $300,000 in scholarships are available to outstanding community college students! Two students will be selected to represent GRCC in the national scholarship competition.  These students will be recognized at the state level for their academic achievement.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Must be a current GRCC student and enrolled at least part-time, six credits or more.
  • A cumulative college-level GPA of 3.5 to 4.0; no Academic Foundation Program classes can be included.
  • All courses must be completed in the past five years (from fall 2012 to present).
  • Must have a minimum of 36 credits completed by Dec. 31, 2017, no AFP classes.
  • Academic record free from suspension, probation or other serious disciplinary action.
  • You must apply by 5 p.m. Nov. 26, 2017.

For additional information regarding the All-USA/Coca-Cola Community College Academic team, go to the Phi Theta Kappa webpage and select the Fall Scholarship Applications “Apply Now” button. You do not need to be a PTK member to apply! If you have questions, contact the Student Affairs Office at 616-234-3925 or email studentaffairs@grcc.edu.

New Century Workforce Pathway Scholarship

Nearly $200,000 in scholarships are available to outstanding workforce-bound students!

Two students will be selected to represent GRCC in the national scholarship competition.  These two students will be recognized at the state level for their achievements.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Must be on track to earn an associate degree, career or technical certificate.
  • Must have a minimum of 12 credits completed by Dec. 31, 2017; no Academic Foundation Program classes can be included.

You must apply by 5 p.m. Nov. 26, 2017.

For additional information regarding the New Century Workforce Pathway Scholarship, log on to the Phi Theta Kappa webpage and select the Fall Scholarship Applications “Apply Now” button. You do not need to be a PTK member to apply! If you have questions, contact the Student Affairs Office at 616-234-3925 or email studentaffairs@grcc.edu .