GRCC Board of Trustees Endorses “Achieve the Dream” Initiative

WHEREAS, the Grand Rapids Community College Board of Trustees is pleased to endorse the commitment of the College to participate in the Achieving the Dream Initiative; and

WHEREAS, this initiative supports the mission of GRCC to provide the community with learning opportunities that enable all people to achieve their goals; and

WHEREAS, senior leadership at the College, with support from the Board of Trustees and faculty, commit to making the changes in policy and resource allocation necessary to improve student outcomes; and

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12th Annual Salute to Women Award Winners

GRCC’s 12th Annual Salute to Women Awards reception/award presentation will take place Tuesday, March 30, 2010 from 1:30 – 3:00 P.M. in the GRCC Applied Technology Center Banquet Rooms (award presentations begin at 2:00 p.m.).  This year’s winners are:

  • Bonnie K. Miller, GRCC Alumna – Retired Bank Vice President
  • Jillian Woodruff, GRCC Student – English Major
  • Rosalyn M. Ghysels, Former GRCC Employee – Retired Nursing Professor
  • Fatimá Nieves, GRCC Employee – Counseling and Career Center, Professor/Professional Academic Advisor

[Copy of flyer with photos of the winners (.pdf)]

Winter 2010 Enrollment Report

Winter 2010 Enrollment Charts

The Board of Trustees Winteer 2010 semester Enrollment Report is now available:

From the report:  “Enrollment at GRCC remained strong in winter 2010, with a headcount of 17,258 students, the largest term count ever. Contact hours increased 15.5 percent, credit hours by 15.4 percent, and the average number of credits per student is 9.3 percent.  6,247 of our students are age 25 or older, a gain of over 1,000 in one year.  Full-time students number 7,294, and part-time students total 9,964.  Finally, 13,325 students from the KISD service region are enrolled, a 50% increase from the 8,881 ten years ago.”

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GRCC in the News: 2/16/10

Assistant principal helps Hatcher get his life on track
Canton Rep | By Mike Popovich | Posted Feb 15, 2010 @ 10:27 PM

Bylynn Hatcher is thankful to be where he is.  He is a leader on the Ashland University men’s basketball team. He is set to graduate in May with a degree in criminal justice.  The future didn’t always look that bright for the Alliance High School graduate. […] Jackson introduced Hatcher to Grand Rapids Community College Head Coach David Selmon, who met Jackson when they were students at Walsh University.  (More)

Art and Bevs Bistro Specials: 2/16/10-2/19/10

Art and Bev’s Bistro Specials for the week of February 16-19th:


  • Jerk Chicken Pizza with Pineapple, Bell Pepper and Onion.
  • Italian Stallion Sandwich- Ham, Pepperoni, Salami, Provolone, Italian Dressing on a grilled Kaiser with fries $5.00
  • Mac ‘N’ Cheese Soup / Split Pea and Ham Soup


  • Burrito Bar $5.00
  • BLT Pizza Special
  • Chicken Fajita Pita w/chips and pickle – $5.00
  • Italian Wedding Soup / Bean and Ham Soup


  • Pasta Bar $5.00
  • Mexican Pizza with Ground Beef, Cheddar Blend, Olives, Onions, Refried Beans (Lettuce, Tomato & Jalapeno on side)
  • Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Sandwich – $3.50
  • Broccoli Soup


  • Seafood Pizza with Crab and Shrimp with a cream cheese base
  • Chicken BLT Sandwich w/fries – $5.00
  • Midwest Corn Chowder / Chicken Noodle

Thank You From Andy Bowne

On behalf of my family, thank you for all of the calls, emails, flowers, visits, and attendance at the funeral.  I am reminded of the beauty of family, as I am now the latest member of the GRCC family to feel its love and support.  My mother was a “lifelong” learner, a (Montcalm) Community College grad, and very proud of the work that happens at GRCC.  She knew that education is the key to individual, family, and community health and vitality.
Thank you.


Another Zumba Class

The Be Healthy Be Fit program is sponsoring another six week course beginning Monday, March 8.  Sessions will be held on Mondays from 4:45-5:45 p.m. in the Spectrum Theater dance studio.  The cost of the course is $15.00 which must be paid in the Learning Academy prior to the start of the class.

Zumba is a dance/exercise program.  Here is a video in case you don’t know what Zumba is: