GRCC In the News, 2-27-15

In Automotive, GRCC in the News, HVAC, Manufacturing, School of Workforce Development, Secchia Institute for Culinary Education, Welding, Workforce Training on February 27, 2015 by grcctoday

Craft beer program, virtual welding machines: How GRCC will spend $2.9 million state grant

Feb. 27, 2015; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College will use a $2.9 million state grant to buy new equipment and expand its workforce development programs, an investment administrators say will benefit students as they train for jobs in high demand fields.

MEDC grant delivers $2.9 million to GRCC

Feb. 26, 2015; WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) — Grand Rapids Community College can start a new craft beer program, thanks to a multi-million dollar grant.

GRCC play ‘From White Plains’ tackles bullying issues

Feb. 26, 2015; WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) — Grand Rapids Community College’s theater department is performing a play that focuses on bullying, compassion and suicide.


Registration starts March 2 for medical assistant program

In Workforce Training on February 27, 2015 by grcctoday

Registration opens March 2 for the next session of GRCC’s medical assistant program. To register for the program, which begins August 3, click here.

Students celebrate National Medical Assistant Recognition Week in October 2014

Students celebrate National Medical Assistant Recognition Week in October 2014


Photos from Honors Program open house

In Experiential Learning, Honors Program on February 27, 2015 by grcctoday

GRCC’s Honors Program held an open house on February 25. Did you know that the Honors Program has a new articulation agreement with Aquinas College’s Insignis program? You can learn more about it here.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.


Prepare now for Job Fair on March 17

In Student Employment Services on February 26, 2015 by grcctoday

Job_Fair_03_2013_020GRCC’s Job Fair is coming!

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 17 in the ATC, 61 companies will be looking to fill positions. Students, alumni and community members are invited to attend. For tips on how to prepare, click here.


College Channel programming through March 8

In Media Technologies, YouTube on February 26, 2015 by grcctoday

The latest schedule, for March 2 to 8, for the College Channel includes “Conversations with a Geographer.” Check out the offerings here.


#tbt: North Building

In 100th anniversary on February 26, 2015 by grcctoday

Today’s Throwback Thursday photo is the North Building, which was the first new structure in Grand Rapids Junior College’s history. The building, which opened in 1971, initially contained classrooms, technology and health education laboratories, the library, a student center and student services area, and the administrative offices of the Grand Rapids Board of Education.

To see more photos from GRCC’s 100-year history, click here.

North Building 1971


GRCC In the News, 2-26-15

In Athletics, Baseball, Community, GRCC in the News, Older Learner Center, School of Workforce Development, Students, Workforce Training on February 26, 2015 by grcctoday

MEDC approves $50 million grant to Michigan community colleges

Feb. 25, 2015;

The state of Michigan recently approved a grant to aid community colleges in purchasing equipment and training for students studying skilled trades. Approximately $14.3 million of the states $50 million grant program, coined the Community College Skilled Trades Equipment Program (CCSTEP), was distributed to institutions in West Michigan.

Grand Rapids Community College, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Kellogg Community College, Montcalm Community College, Muskegon Community College and West Shore Community College were among the recipients of the grant.

Senior Wellness: Lifelong Learning

Feb. 24, 2015; WZZM

(Mike Faber, of the Older Learner Center, was featured on this segment.)

Effort aims to boost number of college-bound GRPS grads

Feb. 25, 2015; WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) – A wide variety of educational and career groups have come together to help more GRPS students attend college.

… College students shared their experiences about the transition from high school. Isaiah Townsend, a 2014 Ottawa Hills High School grad now attending GRCC, described how he was scared of failing. He said he benefited from mentors who convinced him college was for him.

Meijer Scholar Athlete, Chase Huntey

Feb. 26, 2015; WZZM

This week’s Meijer Scholar Athlete is Chase Huntey, a senior from Morley Stanwood High School, with a 3.96 GPA. Huntey, has been named All-Conference twice, in football, baseball and basketball. His future is on the diamond, where he’ll play and go to Grand Rapids Community College.

Chipola baseball hosts five-game stand this weekend

Feb. 25, 2015; Jackson County Floridan

The Chipola baseball team kicks off a five-game homestand on Friday at 11 a.m. vs. Grand Rapids Community College.


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.