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Hannah Stearns to continue athletic, academic career at Cornerstone

Sophomore Hannah Stearns has signed to continue her academic and volleyball career at Cornerstone University.

Stearns finished her decorated career as a Raider by putting down 418 kills, 168 blocks, and a .255 hitting percentage. Her contributions during her two years helped lead GRCC to an overall record of 32-0 in conference play, an overall record of 55-11, and the Raiders’ highest national ranking since 2014 of No. 3 in Division II of the NJCAA.

As a freshman, Stearns was named a 2016 NJCAA 3rd team academic All-American. During her sophomore year, she was named All-Region, All Western Conference 1st team, All-MCCAA, and NJCAA District F All-Tournament team. Her strong play and championship caliber character will fit right in with the nationally ranked Golden Eagles. Cornerstone finished the 2017 season with an overall record of 28-8, a WHAC Conference Tournament Championship, and a trip to the NAIA national tournament.

Stearns is now one of 43 Raiders who have moved on to play at a four-year college or university under head coach Chip Will. Congratulations to Hannah Stearns!

Ferris hosts special open house for GRCC students

Learn how you can finish your bachelor’s degree in Grand Rapids at Ferris State University’s spring open house, 4-7 p.m. March 14 in room 124 of the ATC!

Ferris advisors, admission officers and financial aid experts will be on hand to give you the low-down on finishing your bachelor’s degree right on GRCC’s campus.

Bring your transcript and you could be admitted to the university on the spot! Light refreshments and a T-shirt are provided for attendees. You can RSVP online.

Exercise Science to hold Advising Days on Feb. 20-21

The Exercise Science Department will hold its Advising Days from 1-4 p.m. Feb. 20 and 2-4 p.m. Feb. 21 in room 137 of the Calkins Science Center. All students, regardless of major, are invited, and you don’t need an appointment.

You can:

  • Learn about Exercise Science programs, wellness classes and the Health and Exercise Science guided pathways.
  • Plan your Fall 2018 schedule.
  • Apply for graduation.
  • Plan for transfer.
  • Explore careers.

Just drop in — there will be free snacks!

GRCC In the News, 2-7-18

GRCC’s $1M grant will train vulnerable residents for public works, health jobs

Feb. 6, 2018; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College received a three-year, $1 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to help train residents in vulnerable neighborhoods for in-demand jobs in the public works and health care fields.

Program Aims to Boost Humanities Education in Michigan

Feb. 7, 2018; U.S. News & World Report

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A new program aims to give community college students greater opportunities to transfer to the University of Michigan to study the humanities.

… The three-year program will lead to similar collaborations with Grand Rapids Community College and Schoolcraft College. It’s expected to create a new model for humanities majors who intend to transfer to University of Michigan from community colleges across Michigan.

Cajun dinner/dance FUNdraiser to celebrate Mardi Gras Creole cuisine, live music and dance instruction

Feb. 6, 2018; Ludington Daily News

The Ludington Area Center for the Arts will celebrate Mardi Gras Saturday, Feb. 10 with a Cajun dinner and dance FUNdraiser.

… Chef Barry Sherlock has designed this year’s menu and will be cooking up his great ideas. Sherlock is a graduate of the Culinary Arts Institute at Grand Rapids Community College. His culinary career has spanned a diversity of endeavors including executive chef of Green Ridge Country Club in Grand Rapids, Mich., hotel and banquet kitchen management and restaurant executive chef/kitchen management. He has additionally owned and operated a restaurant, catered privately and has volunteered his culinary expertise extensively throughout the local community. Sherlock currently serves as the dietary supervisor at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital.

Ann Arbor-area high school grads to make it to the NFL

Feb. 6, 2018; MLive

Few high school football players ever receive a scholarship to play at the collegiate level, and even fewer get a chance to play in the NFL.

… Ypsilanti’s Marcus Benard

… Benard was an unknown commodity coming out of high school and began his collegiate career at Grand Rapids Community College. He spent his last two years at Jackson State, combining for 25 sacks.

News at 6 p.m.

Feb. 6, 2018; FOX 17

The Bruce Doane Senior Baseball Camp had its annual camp last weekend at Grand Rapids Community College, and the shortage and increasing age of umpires at the high school level have become important factors for the camp.

Students can register for Summer 2018, Fall 2018, Winter 2019 in March

GRCC has made an exciting change to course enrollment: Next month, you will be able to register for Summer 2018, Fall 2018 and Winter 2019 at the same time!

Your registration date is based on the current number of credits you have:

  • March 13 — students with 12 or more credits.
  • March 15 — students with up to 12 credits.
  • March 20 — open enrollment.

You can see the class schedule for all three semesters in the Online Center. Use the center’s “Schedule Planner” tool to get started. You should also review your Online Center to confirm that you have no holds that will prevent you from registering.

February is the perfect time to meet with academic adviser or a program faculty member. You can schedule an advising appointment by contacting:

GRCC In the News, 1-8-18

Longtime GRCC coach and AD Gordon Hunsberger dies

Jan. 5, 2018; MLive

Gordon Hunsberger, one of the most distinguished athletic figures at Grand Rapids Community College, has died at age 93.

At family-owned Micron Manufacturing, workers create their own schedules

Jan. 7, 2018; mibiz.com

WALKER — One West Michigan manufacturer has embraced a Wild West approach to running its shop floor.

… To accompany its apprenticeship program, Micron has partnered with Grand Rapids Community College and Ferris State University to offer internships.

Cedar Springs Library debuts first artists of new year in rotating exhibit

Jan. 6, 2018; MLive

The Cedar Springs Public Library is welcoming its first artists of 2018 to have their artwork displayed as part of their “Artists, Authors & YOU!” program.

… (Lori) Hough studied art at Grand Rapids Junior College, now known as Grand Rapids Community College, and received a degree in zoology from MSU.

GVSU receives $1M grant for STEM initiative

Jan. 8, 2018; The Lanthorn (GVSU student newspaper)

For many incoming freshmen, the shock of a college workload can add stress and strain to their lives. This can be especially true for those pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Often perceived as some of the most difficult college disciplines, Grand Valley State University’s STEM programs have a freshman dropout rate of nearly 60 percent within students’ first two years at school. Last year, department officials decided it was time to take action in a new way.

… The incoming freshmen in this program will largely be recruited from nearby community colleges, such as Grand Rapids Community College, Northwestern Michigan College and Muskegon Community College. Johnson plans to conduct research on students throughout the entirety of their time in the program and hopes to be able to use the information to help other universities struggling with the same issues in their STEM fields.