GRCC Students Attend Lieutenant Governor’s Press Conference

GRCC Students Meet with Lt. Gov. John Cherry 12/14/09

Several GRCC students attended a press conference held yesterday at Sneden Hall by Lieutenant Governor John Cherry that was scheduled to announce a proposal to restore Michigan Promise Scholarship funding through a tax on bottled water.  Also on-hand were GRCC Board Members Rick VerBurg and Terri Handlin, GRCC President Steven Ender, and Executive Director of Student Financial Services Jill Nutt.   View the full slideshow here.

The GRCC Dental Assisting Club Toothbrush Sale

GRCC’s Dental Assisting Club is holding one of its toothbrush sales;  they have the following toothbrushes “in stock” for immediate delivery while supplies last:
  • Oral B Advantage Plus  – Size 35 – Compact Head
  • Oral B Advantage Plus –  Size 40- Full Size Head
  • Oral B Advantage – Size 30 – good for kids age 8 and up
  • Oral B – Stage 3 – good for kids 2-8
All toothbrushes are $10.00 per dozen or $5.00 per half dozen. Please email to order, and they will deliver them to you in time for the holidays (before Thursday).  The club will accept cash or checks made out to “GRCC DA Club.”

Schedule of Upcoming Learning Days

GRCC will be hosting the following Learning Day events for employees:

  • All Employee Learning Day
    Tuesday, January 5, 2010
    Ford Fieldhouse
    7:30 to 8:30 a.m.  Continental Breakfast
    8:30 to 10 a.m.  President Ender — College of Distinction
  • Faculty Learning Day
    Wednesday, January 6, 2010
    Grand Rapids Public Museum
    7:30 to 8:30 a.m.  Continental Breakfast & Check-in
    8:30 to 11:30 a.m.  Keynote & Breakout sessions
    Faculty, please pre-register for one of the breakout sessions listed at Each session is limited to 25 participants.

GRCC Employees Help Habitat for Humanity Build 32 Houses in Vietnam

Brian Shultz and George Waite in Vietnam

Brian Shultz (manager of the Construction Trades program) and George Waite (Director of the Tassell M-TEC) recently spent a week in Vietnam as part of team representing Habitat for Humanity of Kent County.  The Kent County group of 9 people joined 300 other volunteers from 28 different countries to build 32 homes in 5 days. This was the 28th year of the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project.   Well done!

Brian Shultz and George Waite in Vietnam

GRCC in the News: 12/14/09

John Cherry pitches 10 cent fee on water bottlers to save Michigan Promise, asks critics where their plans are
By Dave Murray | The Grand Rapids Press | December 14, 2009, 4:54PM

GRAND RAPIDS — Taxing water bottlers to restore a college scholarship is “common sense” and would use a Michigan natural resource to guide the state’s economic recovery, Lt. Gov. John Cherry says.  “I believe a promise is a promise, and this promise should be restored,” Cherry told a small group of Grand Rapids Community College students and staff Monday at one of two stops at state colleges to pitch his plan.  (More)

Vending Services to be Scaled Back for Holiday Shutdown

GRCC will shut down all campus wide vending machines for the holiday shut down beginning on the afternoon of December 22, 2009. In preparation for this, the college will begin to scale back on the amount of product in machines.  There may well be some spot product shortages as we approach the 22nd.  GRCC apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.  The plan is to have everything back up to capacity on January 5, 2010.

GRCC Looking for Students to Photograph

As GRCC continues to build its library of students on campus to be used in promotional materials (like catalogs, brochures, billboards and posters), the Graphic Services department is building a list of students willing to be photographed.  Students of all ages and nationalities are needed, and the college is looking for students who represent the broad geographic region that that we serve.  Interested students can email Graphic Services with a photo of themselves and some basic information (where they’re from) at

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