Radiologic tech students help with Habitat house

Posted October 24, 2014 by grcctoday
Categories: Community, Radiologic Technology

Our radiologic technology students found a way to combine fun and service by working with Habitat for Humanity of Kent County this week! Our friends at Habitat were kind enough to share photos. 

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What does the United Way do with $3?

Posted October 24, 2014 by grcctoday
Categories: Community, Employees

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Armen Awards proposals due November 1

Posted October 24, 2014 by grcctoday
Categories: Armen Awards, Experiential Learning, Service Learning

The Armen Awards- Excellence in Service Learning invites all faculty to participate in this event showcasing best practices in service learning. Watch this [video] to learn how it works.

The event includes a professional video highlighting your service project, a celebration event honoring your team’s efforts, a chance to win up to $3,000 and an opportunity to share your hard work on a local network morning show.

See a video of last years winner Sarah Krajewski and her Biology for Educators course! [video]

Participants must submit their proposal by November 1st. The proposal includes a short description of how your course learning outcomes are met through your service learning project.

Click [here] to begin your proposal.

Need help? Please call Mike Schavey at 234-4180

Chris Sain named Grand Rapids Business Journal “Top 40 Under 40″

Posted October 23, 2014 by grcctoday
Categories: Student Success and Retention Services

Chris was recognized for the work he does at GRCC, as well as in the inner-city Grand Rapids communities, area prisons and juvenile detention centers, with professional athletes and other institutions of higher education. View the issue here.

You can check out his best-selling book and t.v. interviews here.

Congratulations, Chris! Chris Sain's book

GRCC In the News, 10-23-14

Posted October 23, 2014 by grcctoday
Categories: Human Resources

Grand Rapids Community College plans buyouts

Oct. 22, 2014; Grand Haven Tribune

The offers seek to trim expenses because of declining enrollment. School President Steven Ender says any money that the school can save “without having to take a hard look at programs, the better we like that scenario.”


College Channel programming through Nov. 3

Posted October 23, 2014 by grcctoday
Categories: Board of Trustees, College Channel, Media Technologies

The latest schedule, for Oct. 23 to Nov. 4, for the College Channel includes the GRCC Board Candidate Forum. Check out the offerings here.

100 Miles for 100 Years

Posted October 23, 2014 by grcctoday
Categories: 100th Anniversary

GRCC staff members and their family celebrated GRCC 100 year anniversary with a goal to run 100 miles on the weekend of the Grand Rapids Marathon. The tally is in and over 124 miles were logged in over the two days where Grand Rapids hosted the Run Thru The Rapids 5K/10K on Saturday, October 18 and the GR Marathon on Sunday, Oct. 19.

Shelly Richter (Nursing) ran her personal best marathon finishing at 3:27. Tom Weaver (Math) cycled a 1:52 marathon. He finished third in the handcycle category. By the way, Tom is 64 years old and the two that finish ahead of him are half his age. Rachel Paulucci (Payroll) completed her first marathon in spite of back spasms in the middle of the race. Half marathon runners include: Alejandro Saldivar (Math) with his son, Lori Cook (Enrollment) with her daughter, and Jim Fox (Human Resources). Jim also ran the 5K with his nephew. Sue Sarniak (Nursing) ran the 10K on Saturday, after having surgery last summer. If you are interested in joining GRCC Running and Fitness Team, please contact Jim Fox in Human Resources.

Congratulations to all of the runners and their families!

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View the “Celebrating 100 Years of Mole Day” newsletter!

Posted October 23, 2014 by grcctoday
Categories: Mathematics Department

Celebrating 100 Years of Mole Day!

Created by Nancy Forrest.

Winter 2015 registration and new mobile stations

Posted October 23, 2014 by grcctoday
Categories: Admissions, Enrollment Center

Open enrollment for Winter 2015 begins today!

New this year are mobile stations around campus to provide students with quick walk-up access to counselors and enrollment center staff. Look them up today and get your questions answered!

10 a.m. ­ ‐1 p.m. Main Campus, Raider Grille
10 a.m.­ ‐ 1 p.m. Main Campus, Ford Fieldhouse Lobby
5­‐ 7 p.m. Lakeshore Campus, Careerline Tech

10 a.m. ­‐ 1 p.m. Main Campus, Winchester Alley
10 a.m. ‐ 1 p.m. Lakeshore Campus, GVSU Meijer
4 ­‐ 6 p.m. Main Campus, 4th Floor Main Bldg.

10 a.m. ­ ‐ 1 p.m. Main Campus, Sneden Lobby
10 a.m. ­ ‐ 1 p.m. Main Campus, Raider Grille
4 ‐ 6 p.m. Lakeshore Campus, Midtown Center

Driven to Give United Way new vehicle giveaway

Posted October 23, 2014 by grcctoday
Categories: Community, Employees

Any Heart of West Michigan United Way donor who makes a timely new undesignated gift of $50 or more — or increases his or her total 2014 gift by $50 or more — will be automatically entered for a chance to win a new vehicle. For more details and contest rules, click here.

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Fire drills to take place across campus on October 24

Posted October 22, 2014 by grcctoday
Categories: Campus Police, Facilities, Fire Drills

Campus Police and Facilities will be conducting fire drills on campus Friday, Oct 24th beginning at approximately 9 a.m.. We will begin on main campus and move through all our buildings. There is no specific time for arrival at any building. These are State mandated drills requiring a full evacuation of the building. We would appreciate everyone’s cooperation. The sooner we can evacuate the building the sooner we can get everyone back to their normal activities.


GRCC In the News, 10-22-14

Posted October 22, 2014 by grcctoday
Categories: 100th Anniversary, Board of Trustees, Community, GRCC In the News, Older Learner Center

Caring for the Caregivers

Oct. 21, 2014; WZZM

(Mike Faber, of the Older Learner Center, did a Senior Wellness segment.)

GRCC board candidate draws sharp questions for his 2001 book, ‘Letters from Perverse University’

Oct. 21, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Candidates at Tuesday’s forum for Grand Rapids Community College’s Board of Trustees race answered a lot of questions from why they were running, the challenges surrounding student success, and what role trustees should play at the institution.

G-Sync: Throwback Thursday (100 years ago)

Oct. 16, 2014;

You can often tell how long a person has lived in Grand Rapids when they start to speak. Sometimes it’s when someone says, “I’ve seen ArtPrize’s Time-Based winner DITA perform at Wealthy Street Theatre for years.” (It was officially renamed Wealthy Theatre after the Community Media Center secured Wealthy Street property.) Sometimes it’s when they give directions: “Head north of the old Herp’s building and then turn left at the former Art Museum.” Both references are sure to raise a confused eyebrow to any new transplant to our region.

Another indicator is when someone references attending the Grand Rapids Junior College, which is correct if they went there pre-1991. But after locals voted to expand the boundaries beyond Grand Rapids to include 20 districts within the Kent Intermediate School District, it became the Grand Rapids Community College. It also ushered in, for the first time, a Board of Trustees elected to serve a six-year term.

United Way update: $19,000-plus!

Posted October 22, 2014 by grcctoday
Categories: Community, Employees

We are now at the mid-point in our United Way campaign. To date, 79 employees have donated just over $19,000!  Thank you to all who are contributing your time and resources to this campaign — you are making a difference!

Don’t forget about our campaign incentives:

  • Employees who return their United Way pledge form by November 3, 2014, will be entered to win a GRCC centennial sweatshirt. There is no donation required to be part of this raffle.
  • However, employees who donate $100 or more to this year’s campaign are eligible for two more prizes! The first four winners will receive two tickets to the GRCC’s 100th anniversary performance, “Open Door,” on November 7 and 8. The fifth winner will receive a $100 Meijer gift card.
  • If you are thinking it may be time for a new car, any Heart of West Michigan United Way donor who makes a new undesignated gift of $50 or more, or increases his or her total 2013 gift by $50 or more will be automatically entered for a chance to win a new car from Fox Honda!

Transfer Fair is today

Posted October 22, 2014 by grcctoday
Categories: Counseling Advising & Retention Services

GRCC College Transfer Fair is TODAY — sponsored by the Counseling and Career Center.

Wednesday, October 22 – 1-5pm

3rd Floor Student Lounge Area, Student Center

  • Learn about transfer requirements
  • Obtain catalogs and other transfer requirements
  • Meet with college/university representatives

Quynh and Vel Pavlov welcome baby boy

Posted October 22, 2014 by grcctoday
Categories: Accounting and Budget Services

Quynh Pavlov, from Accounting and Budget Services, and her husband, Vel, welcomed Owen James at 8:02 p.m. October 21. Owen is 19.2 inches long and 8.5 pounds. Congratulations, Quynh and Vel!

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