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GRCC In the News, 7-28-15

In Uncategorized on July 28, 2015 by grcctoday Tagged: , ,

Glen Lake’s Odziana headed to GRCC

July 24, 2015; Traverse City Record Eagle

GLEN LAKE — The last four years have been special for the Glen Lake baseball program.

… (Austin) Odziana was able to land a spot at Grand Rapids CC with the help and connections of Glen Lake head coach Kris Herman, as well as Frankfort head coach Mike Zimmerman. Both vouched for Odziana’s ability and that provided him with the opportunity he has in front of him.

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Adult education offers citizenship classes in September

In Uncategorized on July 28, 2015 by grcctoday Tagged:

Citizenship classes are available this fall!

The classes, sponsored by The WORD ESL and GRCC adult education, are available to those preparing for the U.S. Citizenship Exam. To be eligible, you must have a permanent residence card (green card) for five years, and be able to speak, read and write in Advance ESL (CASAS testing) and attend an orientation and testing.

Call (616) 234-3172 to set up an orientation session in August for classes that start in September.

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GRCC receives grant for TRiO/SSS program

In Uncategorized on July 27, 2015 by grcctoday Tagged:

First-generation college students will benefit from a sizable grant awarded to GRCC by the U.S. Department of Education’s TRiO Student Support Services program.

U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., recently announced the award of $387,564 for the first year of a five-year period.

The grant will support GRCC’s TRiO/Student Support Services program. TRiO provides academic advice, tutoring, mentoring, financial guidance, counseling, and other supports. This past academic year, TRiO students visited the University of Michigan, raised money to support a Haitian orphan and made a presentation at the annual Michigan College Access Programs and Personnel Student Leadership Summit.

TRiO participant Crystal Juarez graduated this spring with a 4.0 grade-point average and starts at Grand Valley State University this fall.

“My sister and I were the first in our family to attend college, so we didn’t know what to expect,” she said. “TRiO/SSS made the whole college process easier and presented me with so many opportunities. We went on college visits to explore transfer programs; they helped us with scholarships, and I got the chance to be part of an undergraduate research program called MiCUP (Michigan College/University Partnership Program).”

Crystal Juarez (right) and her sister Sara.

Crystal Juarez (right) and her sister Sara.

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GRCC In the News, 7-27-15

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Change Ups: Children’s museum marks 18th anniversary

July 24, 2015; Grand Rapids Business Journal

… Grand Rapids Community College’s computer information systems department has reached a partnership with Cisco Networking Academy, CompTIA Academy and Microsoft IT Academy to provide students pursuing computer careers with access to the latest curricula and certifications.

What’s required of you in a Michigan traffic stop?

July 25, 2015; The Detroit Free Press

GRAND RAPIDS — Dashcam video released this week from a traffic stop shows how a confrontation between a Texas woman and the arresting officer escalated.

… We also asked former Flint police officer and Grand Rapids Community College assistant professor Jermaine Reese what’s expected of an officer. The driver might be smoking a cigarette, angry that they got a ticket, or using profanity.

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Honors Program hosts zoo event

In Uncategorized on July 27, 2015 by grcctoday Tagged: ,

Are you entering GRCC’s Honors Program this fall? Get to know your fellow students at Wild with Honors, 8:30 a.m. to noon on August 14 at John Ball Zoo!

This won’t be your average zoo experience! We have come up with some challenging and fun activities, and your zoo entrance and food will be paid for by the Honors Program.

You need to R.S.V.P. by August 7 — click here.

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GRCC In the News, 7-24-15

In Uncategorized on July 24, 2015 by grcctoday Tagged: , , , ,

Habitat Kent partners with GRCC students to wrap up construction on MI’s first LEED Gold v4 home

July 23, 2015; rapidgrowthmedia.com

Dedicated back in April, Habitat for Humanity of Kent County has completed construction on the first home in Michigan to meet new LEED Gold v4 standards from the U.S. Green Building Council located at 730 Oakland Ave. SW.

… Brandyn Deckinga is project manager for Habitat Kent’s 730 Oakland Ave. SW project and says the newly certified LEED Gold v4 home was part of the Grand Rapids Community College 100th anniversary build, with the majority of construction led by students studying green construction in the GRCC Tassell M-Tec program.

GRCC to build $7.3M early childhood laboratory preschool

July 23, 2015; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College has received a $1.5 million loan from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to build an early childhood laboratory preschool, a $7.3 million project.

What’s required of you in a Michigan traffic stop?

July 23, 2015; WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) – Dash-cam video released this week from a traffic stop shows how a confrontation between a Texas woman and the arresting officer escalated.

… We also asked former Flint police officer and Grand Rapids Community College assistant professor Jermaine Reese what’s expected of an officer. The driver might be smoking a cigarette, angry that they got a ticket, or using profanity.

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College Channel programming through August 3

In Uncategorized on July 24, 2015 by grcctoday Tagged: , ,

The latest schedule, for July 27 to August 3, for the College Channel includes the Salute to Women event. Check out the offerings here.

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