May 24, 2016

GRCC In the News, 5-24-16

Careerline Tech, Herman Miller, GRCC launch early college program

May 23, 2016; The Holland Sentinel

Holland, Mich. — Officials from Ottawa Area Intermediate School District, Herman Miller and Grand Rapids Community College are launching a new, rigorous early college program that combines earning college credits and skilled trade training.

DeWys Manufacturing Inc. Welcomes a New Addition to the Engineering Team

May 23, 2016; Seattle Post-Intelligencer

DeWys Manufacturing Inc., a West Michigan based metal solutions company, is pleased to announce the promotion of Nate Lillibridge as new product development engineer.

… Nate has worked with DeWys Mfg. for five years starting with the maintenance department, where he gained experiences in all aspects of the manufacturing process. This career advancement will make Nate the fifth engineer on the DeWys Engineering team, adding to their depth of knowledge and capabilities for our customers. Nate is currently attending Grand Rapids Community College and taking classes towards his Mechanical Design degree, giving him the skills and knowledge necessary to be an asset to DeWys Manufacturing.

May 23, 2016

Study Away program takes students to France, New York, Morocco

Students are traveling this summer through GRCC’s Study Away program!

SICE associate professor Audrey Heckwolf and assistant professor Sasha Ahmed are leading students through the Alsace-Lorraine region, where they will learn about culinary practices as part of the HU 219 course.

Visual arts faculty member Kimberly Overdevest is leading a student group around New York City, where they will learn about art history and architectural as part of an AT 106 course.

Professor Hillery Haney is leading students in a deep cultural immersion experience in Morocco as part of a HU 219 course.

In August, associate professor Sherry Knoppers will take a group of nursing students to Costa Rica as part of their coursework.

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May 23, 2016

College Channel programming through May 27

The latest schedule, through May 27, for the College Channel includes the May 16 board of trustees meeting.

May 23, 2016

GRCC In the News, 5-23-16

Retirement community staff pulls in prestigious culinary chef awards

May 22, 2016; MLive

Winning top honors from an organization of your peers is always welcomed, but when a senior living community culinary staff bests some of the best local restaurants and private clubs in the area, it is exceptionally noteworthy.

… Many of the plants in the garden come from Kent County Technology Center for Kent Intermediate School District, where (Tim) England sits on the advisory board for both the horticulture and culinary programs. He also chairs the culinary and hospitality programs at Grand Rapids Community College.

DeWys Manufacturing Inc. Welcomes a New Addition to the Engineering Team

May 23, 2016; prweb.com (press release site)

DeWys Manufacturing Inc., a West Michigan-based metal solutions company, is pleased to announce the promotion of Nate Lillibridge as our new product development engineer. In his new role, Nate will be instrumental in benefiting our customers through redesign for manufacturability and cost reduction, supporting manufacturing through process and product improvements, and reviewing customer prints. Furthermore, he will be developing and creating internal manufacturing print packages for a wide variety of customer products.

Nate has worked with DeWys Mfg. for five years starting with the maintenance department, where he gained experiences in all aspects of the manufacturing process. This career advancement will make Nate the fifth engineer on the DeWys Engineering team, adding to their depth of knowledge and capabilities for our customers. Nate is currently attending Grand Rapids Community College and taking classes towards his Mechanical Design degree, giving him the skills and knowledge necessary to be an asset to DeWys Manufacturing.

News at 10

May 22, 2016; FOX 47

Many people choose to go to an online high school over a traditional brick-and-mortar school.

… Jeff (Crouch) plans to attend Grand Rapids Community College for a year to complete his general education requirements. He wants to earn his Ph.D. in forensic psychology from either Grand Valley State University or Michigan State University.

Announcing the Class of 2016 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

May 20, 2016; The Cedar Springs Post

Salutatorian:

Joshua Davison, Magna Cum Laude

Post-Graduation Plans: Attend Grand Rapids Community College for Intro to IT courses

Check out selections for Champions of Character High School All-Star Basketball Games

May 20, 2016; MLive

ALL-STAR BOYS

… Bryce Elliott, Hudsonville Grand Rapids Community College

… Anthony McIntosch, Ottawa Hills Grand Rapids Community College

Willie Otole, Tri-unity Christian Grand Rapids Community College

Zach Pangborn, Northview Grand Rapids Community College

… ALL-STAR GIRLS

Makayla Beld, Hudsonville -Grand Rapids Community College

… Karli Warning, Wayland Grand Rapids Community College

Meet the Hawks: Eric Freeman

May 20, 2016;  The Cedar Springs Post

Meet West Michigan Hawks linebacker Eric Freeman. A 2007 graduate from Wyoming Park High School, Freeman has always stood out on the gridiron. After being named a captain in each of the first three years of high school, he took his senior year off to prepare for college ball. Freeman was a preferred walk-on at Michigan State University under defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi. After careful consideration, Freeman decided to transfer to Grand Rapids Community College to not only be able to play, but also to see if he was mature enough for the college lifestyle.

May 23, 2016

Physical sciences department launches Facebook page

The physical sciences department has a Facebook page! You can check it out here.

May 20, 2016

Potter’s House holds Decision Day

GRCC staff helped with The Potter’s House High School Decision Day:

A group of students stand behind a table full of GRCC gear.

May 20, 2016

GRCC In the News, 5-20-16

Grand Rapids Team of the Week: Northview girls soccer enjoying unprecedented success

May 20, 2016; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS — Northview players passed around a soccer ball before practice Tuesday afternoon, and each one took a moment to sign her name.

… (Mark) VanSlooten graduated from Northview in 1979, and he played football for the Wildcats and later at Grand Rapids Community College, too. He did enjoy playing club soccer and later started coaching it when his children came along, including son T.J. VanSlooten, who completed his senior season at the University of Michigan last fall. VanSlooten is an attorney who works with abused and neglected juveniles, so he has a passion for working with youths.

Lakewood’s Albert signs with Grand Rapids CC

May 19, 2016; Ionia Sentinel-Standard

LAKE ODESSA — Playing college basketball really wasn’t a thought for Lakewood senior Maddie Albert. It was a sport that she enjoyed playing. As her senior year wound down, her first and last at Lakewood, she heard about Grand Rapids Community College from one of the coaches at Lakewood.

Flewelling, Maltbie break career doubles win record as Ludington earns share of Division 3 regional title

May 19, 2016; MLive

Ludington’s No. 1 doubles team of seniors Julia Flewelling and Claire Maltbie turned in a record-breaking performance in Thursday’s Division 3 regional tournament held at Ferris State University.

… Upon graduating, Flewelling will play tennis for Albion College, while Maltbie will play basketball for Grand Rapids Community College.

May 19, 2016

SALT contest prizes range from $100 to $500

Have you received great financial advice or learned an important money lesson on your own? Now’s your chance to pay it forward — and get paid for doing so.

Visit the SALT® Central community through May 30 and enter the My Two Cents: Money Advice That Pays Off contest. Share your friend’s budgeting trick or your “a-ha” moment about credit scores, and you could win one of 10 prizes, ranging from $100 to $500!  Last month’s sweepstakes was won by a GRCC student!

Here’s how it works:

  • Tell SALT your advice in a short essay, video, or other format (collage, presentation, etc.).
  • Detail how what you learned affected your financial choices.
  • Be creative, original, and practical — these will determine the winning selections.
  • Free advice has never been worth so much!

Enter Now

Two young men and a young woman, all laying on a lawn, look at a laptop.

May 19, 2016

GRCC In the News, 5-19-16

Delta baseball edges Grand Rapids CC in thrilling regional game

May 19, 2016; Midland Daily News

BATTLE CREEK — Delta College’s baseball team, seeded fourth in the National Junior College Athletic Association Region XII tournament, defeated No. 5 seed Grand Rapids Community College 5-3 in regional play Wednesday in a back-and-forth affair that wasn’t decided until the final at-bat.

May 19, 2016

Geology lab acquires new seismometer

The physical science department’s geology lab received a new seismometer on Wednesday — and it’s already recorded its first earthquake!

The seismometer, located in the Calkins Science Center, is part of the Michigan Regional Seismic Network (MiQuakes). Seismic waves from a magnitude 6.7 earthquake in Ecuador reached the GRCC seismometer about nine minutes after it was set up. For regular updates, go to the MiQuakes website , then click on “MIQuakes Stations” and look for “GRMI.” Whenever GRCC’s seismometer picks up an earthquake or event, it will be posted on this site.

A seismometer sits on a countertop. A sign behind it says: "This is a seismometer, a delicate instrument designed to record earthquakes. Please do not touch, move or jostle."

 

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