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GRCC, Gun Lake Casino launch Blackjack Dealer Academy

Ready to try your hand at a unique career? GRCC partnering is with Gun Lake Casino this fall to offer a Blackjack Dealer Academy...

College makes extra effort to get students enrolled

In an effort to get all prospective students enrolled and ready for class this semester, community college staff used a two-fold approach: outreach and a one-stop event for students to get connected to all sorts of services...

Heavy-metal ready

Fourteen students, including several women, graduated from the first cohort of Metallica Scholars, an eight-week welding course...

GRCC reps ‘raid’ high school to share college info

The first crop of Challenge Scholars to receive tuition-free college has worked closely with GRCC on learning to navigate higher education...

GRCC launches efforts to raise $3 million to improve buildings, boost scholarships fund

One in three Kent County high-school graduates is connected to Grand Rapids Community College in some way, explained college representatives as they kicked off efforts to raise the final $3 million of $15 million earmarked for facility improvements and scholarships...

‘We all aspire to learn more’

Celebrating 30 years as a post-secondary college experience in the arts and sciences, the academy serves students with education and a place to belong...

GRCC to host summer camp with musicians who mash classical, popular genres

ESME band members are challenging middle and high school students to blend modern and classical music during intensive summer experience...

Open-source textbooks lighten students’ financial load

About 70 GRCC faculty members have switched. The textbooks are available in math, science, social science, humanities, business and advanced placement...

GRCC counselors reach out to help students with mental health needs

Along with free, confidential one-on-one counseling, they offer a slate of general workshops and mind-body wellness events based on mindfulness, managing emotions, sleep and other topics...

For the love of STEM

GRCC faculty and students led middle schoolers during 'Fall In Love with STEM,' an event featuring exploration stations on a recent Saturday...

Whitmer touts ‘a path for everyone to prosperity’ in GRCC visit

Newly elected Gov. Gretchen Whitmer promoted her higher education proposals in Grand Rapids following her State of the State address...

Grant aims to ready middle schoolers for what comes after high school

Seventh-graders in four Wyoming school districts will receive tutoring, mentoring and career exploration opportunities via Grand Rapids Community College...

GRCC reopening Ford Fieldhouse, showcasing $8 million in upgrades

The 43-year-old building has been under construction since spring to revamp the facility for athletic teams, academic use and the community. The lower-level health club is open to the public for $225 per year...

Students earn credits, gain jobs through GRCC training program

After more than 600 hours spent learning to build houses, fix cars, take blood pressure and complete other skills needed for jobs available in West Michigan, 52 students graduated in December from the GRCC Job Training programs...

GRCC offers new certification in Supply Chain Operations Management

The community college is paving the way to equip people with introductory skills -- and meet the needs of employers -- to manage all facets of bringing goods from producer to consumer...

Workforce training programs show big economic impact

A year ago, Elizabeth Jose Pena wasn’t sure what her next career step should be. “I was a lost individual... I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with my life.” What a difference a fast-paced training program can make...
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