Changes in Communications Department

Nancy O’Brien will be stepping down as Executive Director to assume a new position as Communication Specialist effective April 5, 2010.  She will be working with us through September on special projects  and will help ensure a smooth transition as we determine what the needs and requirements are and how the Communications area should be structured as we move into the future with so many rapid changes and needs.

The Communications team will continue in their current roles and with their responsibilities reporting to Andy Bowne, Associate Vice President for College Advancement.  We will keep you informed on what the plans will be for The Communications Department as they strive to serve the needs of the College.

GRCC in the News: 3/2/10

Delmar Releases Guide To Foodservice Purchasing
QSR Magazine | 2010-03-02

Delmar, part of Cengage Learning and a leading provider of learning solutions for ongoing career development and education, announced the March 2010 release of Modern Food Service Purchasing: Business Essentials to Procurement, a resource guide by award-winning author Robert Garlough of The Secchia Institute for Culinary Education at Grand Rapids Community College in Michigan.  (More)

Fundango fills need for fun, funds for Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids
By Paul R. Kopenkoskey | The Grand Rapids Press | March 02, 2010, 6:52AM

GRAND RAPIDS — The pipeline of help is crucial for Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids’ annual Fundango benefit this year.  “The need for our programs is up 40 percent, and donations are down 30 percent, based on last year,” said Lindsey Rodarmer, GCGR marketing and public relations manager. […] The 5K indoor walk March 13 at the Grand Rapids Community College Ford Fieldhouse offers a morning full of family-friendly fun.  (More)

Wide open race for Governor draws more candidates
Amy Fox  Jessica Puchala | Updated:3/1/2010 6:24:46 PM

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM)- Another Democrat has now joined the race for Michigan Governor. House Speaker Andy Dillon officially announced his candidacy at stops across the state, including one in Grand Rapids at Kendall College of Art and Design Monday. […] Voter and Grand Rapids Community College student Aaron Cohen says, “My Michigan Promise taken away, on top of some other academic scholarships, made me pretty upset with Granholm.”  (More)

March Madness Fun at GRCC

GRCC’s Student Life office has a number of activities going on to coincide with the upcoming NCAA basketball finals:

GRCC 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament – open to all GRCC students and employees. Sign up your team by March 12,

March Madness Watch Parties – March 18, 19, 25 & 26.  Catch some first and second round action of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tourney  11 a.m. – 3 p.m. (exact game times TBD).  Raider Grille – Cafeteria.  Free Popcorn and Free Pop (while supplies last.

GRCC Bracket Challenge: Enter your picks – the winner takes home a 22” HDTV/Monitor.  Visit for rules and to sign up!

Events are sponsored by the Campus Activities Board, Student Life, Intramurals and Dining Services