Raider Salute to Dan Gendler

This Raider Salute comes from Ann Alexander:

“Dan Gendler, adjunct faculty member in the Secchia Institute for Culinary Arts and owner of San Chez on Fulton Street, provided certificates for brunch or lunch for participants and presenters at our most recent Adjunct Faculty Learning Day. Thanks for your generosity, Dan!”

Raider Salute to Penni Weninger

This Raider Salute comes from Ann Alexander:

“Penni supports all the programs of Instructional Support and Interdisciplinary Studies with grace, good humor, and enviable organizational skills. This Raider Salute is specifically for her logistical support for adjunct faculty professional development. Penni, it’s a delight to work with you!”

Salute to Women Reception (3/30/10)

Salute to Women Honorees 2010

The Salute To Women Reception will be held Tuesday, March 30, 2010 from 1:30 – 3:00 P.M. in the GRCC Applied Technology Center Banquet Rooms.  The event honors GRCC women (alumna, students, employees, and former employees) who are exemplary in their roles as professionals, volunteers, or agents of change; celebrate the diversity of the accomplishments of women throughout the College; and to encourage young women to pursue pathways to achievement.  This year’s honorees are:

  • FÁTIMA NIEVES | GRCC Employee, Counseling and Career Center, Professor/Professional Academic Advisor
  • ROSALYN M. GHYSELS | Former GRCC Employee, Retired Nursing Professor
  • BONNIE K. MILLER | GRCC Alumna, Retired Bank Vice President
  • JILLIAN WOODRUFF | GRCC Student, English Major

Free and open to the public.  For more information,  view this flyer (.pdf)

Art and Bevs Bistro Specials: 3/30/10 – 4/2/10


  • Roast Beef Deli Sandwich w/fries $5.00
  • B.L.T. on Sourdough Bread w/chips $4.50
  • Asian Noodle Salad $2.50
  • Soups: Austrian Pepper Steak Soup or
  • Pilgrims Corn Chowder


  • BBQ Ribs on the grill w/slaw and baked beans $5.00
  • Curry Chicken Salad $4.00
  • Monte Cristo Sandwich w/fries $5.00
  • Soups: Butternut Squash Soup or Cheddar Steak Chowder


  • Pasta Bar $5.00
  • Fried Chicken Salad $3.50
  • Roasted Veg. Pita w/fries $4.50
  • Smoked Turkey and Bacon on Pretzel Roll w/chips $5.00
  • Soups: Swedish Fruit Soup or Egg Drop


  • CLOSED: Spring Holiday

GRCC in the News: 3/27/10-3/29/10

Educators: Key to program is peer support system
Matthew Miller • • March 28, 2010  | Lansing State Journal

On a Tuesday morning in February, Denise Potvin’s class at Grand Rapids Community College was talking about Elizabeth Kübler-Ross and the five stages of loss. For these 12 students, the loss in question was their jobs.  “Where does the shame come in?” Potvin asked.  “Having to say you were let go,” said Theresa Holloway. She had lost her job at Miller Products when the painting and coating company closed suddenly 16 months before.  (More)

GRCC’s Spring Sustainability Series Begins
The Rapidian | Mar 26th, 2010 by Ken Tamke (Ken Tamke) under LOCAL LIFE

The first days of spring have ushered in Grand Rapids Community College’s Sustainability Series entitled: “Visioning the Change.” Wednesday, March 24 was the first installment in the month long event that features lectures, film, panel discussions and community participation designed to raise awareness for the sweeping changes that are necessary to live and interact on a planet of finite resources. The programs, all free and open to the public, culminate with a Friday, April 23RD, “Celebration of Earth & Sky” at Meijer Theatre in the Grand Rapids Public Museum where spoken-word, live music and visual arts will combine to promote sustainability and create community. For a complete listing of events, locations, and times go to: and click on events.  (More)

Diversity advocate Victor Lee Lewis tells Kentwood crowd: ‘We’re all in the same boat, but we’re not on the same deck’
By Julia Bauer | The Grand Rapids Press  | March 26, 2010, 5:58PM

KENTWOOD — Despite the oneness of humanity, there are room for many different perspectives, a human relations specialist told a local crowd.  “We’re all in the same boat,” Victor Lee Lewis, a longtime diversity advocate, told more than 300 gathered for a forum to fight racism. “But we’re not on the same deck. And the ride looks different, depending on where you’re seated.” […] Ken Taber, who teaches sociology at Grand Rapids Community College, uses “Color of Fear” in the classroom, and introduced Lewis at the event.  “In sociology, we have this phony, false myth that ethnicity exists solely because of skin color,” Taber said. “It’s not just that.”  (More)

62nd Annual Musical Moods Concert / Afterglow (4/16/10)

GRCC presents the 62nd annual Musical Moods featuring the Instrumental and Choral Ensembles and select Student Soloists.  The concert takes place Friday, April 16, 2010, 7:30 p.m. in the St. Cecilia Music Center Royce Auditorium.  Tickets (available at the door) are $12 for adults and $8 for students/seniors, and proceeds benefit the Albert P. Smith Endowment.

Immediately following the performance will be the Musical Moods Afterglow Reception honoring Darlene Dugan, recipient of the 2010 Albert P. Smith Award for her contribution to music education in our community, at Grand Rapids Community College and throughout West Michigan.  The afterglow will take place at the St. Cecilia Music Center Dexter Ballroom (24 Ransom Avenue NE

Please contact the GRCC Music Department for more information at (616) 234-3940.  R.S.V.P. on or before April 9, 2010 to Eva Johnson at (616) 234-3940 or