A culinary student received the Arthur Andrews Award during an April 16 reception honoring members of Delta Pi Alpha.
Award recipient Craig Koenigsknecht completed his studies this past fall, receiving an Associate in Applied Arts and Sciences in Culinary Arts.
The Arthur Andrews Award goes to the Delta Pi Alpha student with the highest cumulative grade-point average and the greatest number of honor points. It is given in memory of Andrews, who served Grand Rapids Junior College as president from 1919 to 1955. He was dedicated to the preservation, growth and academic excellence of the school that later became Grand Rapids Community College.
While the Arthur Andrews Award recognizes the student with the highest GPA, being a member of Delta Pi Alpha is itself an honor. That recognition goes only to students with excellent academic achievements from the top 5 percent of the graduating class for the academic year. This year’s Delta Pi Alpha group numbers 88.
Koenigsknecht was one of nine students recognized for having a perfect 4.0 GPA. The other students are:
- Kalah Amash, Associate of Arts, pre-journalism.
- Bert Bakker, Associate in Applied Arts and Sciences, tooling and manufacturing technology.
- Zachary Beardsley, Associate of Arts.
- Crystal Juarez, Associate of Science.
- Miriam Koerner, Associate of Arts.
- Tammy Krauss, Associate of Arts.
- Laura Miedema, Associate in Business.
- Gretchen Robinson, Associate of Arts.
Occupational therapy assistant students were involved in two unique volunteer activities for children with disabilities this semester.
The GRCC students created sensory motor treatment activities at Wyoming schools for preschoolers with developmental delays and volunteered at Fun Fest, a daylong event for children with special needs and their families.
College notes: Grandville’s Brendan Bender blossoms into power hitter at Davenport
April 16, 2015; MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Brendan Bender never considered himself a power hitter. But his eight home runs this season at Davenport University suggest otherwise.
… What about during his two years at Grand Rapids Community College? Was he the Raiders’ Mark McGwire?
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The latest schedule, for April 20 to 26, for the College Channel includes “Gillan’s Last Rodeo” and a discussion on the Arab Spring. Check out the offerings here.
GRCC has five teams of students competing in today’s MWest Challenge!
They will go up against students from other universities and colleges in the regional business plan competition from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at Grand Valley State University’s Eberhard Center, 301 Fulton W. The event is free and open to the public.
The GRCC teams are:
- Big Bee Hops — Barry Bell and Michael Bell.
- Jitney — Holly Hernandez.
- Pie Bar — Cody Ney, Alexis Donze, Shaun Hill, Nicole Kunnen and Kristin Doornbos.
- Urban Farmers — Dylan Hammon.
- Vandergen — Jordan Vanderham.
GRCC groups that are scheduled to meet today include:
- Hispanic Student Organization — 10 a.m. in room 336 of the Student Center.
- Student Gamers — 1-6 p.m. in rooms 125-127 of the Calkins Science Center.