Free Energy Seminars in Holland (4/22/10, 4/29/10)

Wind TurbineGRCC will be offering two free energy seminars in Holland that will take place at the GVSU-Meijer Campus (515 S Waverly Road, Holland, MI 49423):

  • Energy Today! – From Earth to the Outlet:  Learn, in simple terms, where our energy comes from, how it’s converted and distributed, and the back story of the issues we see in the headlines.  April 22, 2010 from 6-8 p.m. taught by Sara Yob.
  • Wind Power: What is it? And what are the facts? – April 29, 2010 from 6-8 p.m. taught by Mary Bigelow

For more information call (616) 234-3400.

Raider Salute to Becky Yoder

Lizz Kelly in the Academic Service Learning Center submitted this salute:

“The Academic Service Learning Center would like to send a HUGE thank you and a Raider Salute to Becky Yoder! Throughout the year Becky has helped us with logistics and any crazy request for a room we can come up with. She’s an amazing problem solver and has helped us make our events run smoothly all year. Thank you Becky!”

Trustee Ellen James Honored

GRCC Trustee Ellen JamesTrustee Ellen James was selected to receive the Michigan Women’s Foundation Women of Achievement & Courage Award recipient for 2010. This award honors Michigan women who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and vison in making our communities and our state a better place in which to live.

Wellness Team Introduces “Run, Walk, Roll, or Cheer”

GRCC’s Wellness Team is introducing a new program called Run, Walk, Roll, or Cheer.  Run, Walk, Roll, or Cheer encourages the participation of GRCC students, alumni, faculty, staff, and retirees in local run/walk events and self-organizing run/walk groups in order to promote health at GRCC and enhance our connections to the community.  Visit for more info.

Involvement in all aspects of run/walk events is encouraged, including a) running, rolling, or walking in local events, b) joining local groups that support running, rolling, or walking, c) playing a supportive role in events (e.g., working at an aid station), and/or d) turning out to cheer on GRCC colleagues.


  • The Inaugural Undy 5000 (5K) and 1 mile fun-run/walk is happening 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 24, 2010 (see for more information). The event is raising funds to fight colon cancer. They are also looking for volunteers for the event, if you are interested click here for more information.
  • Ric Underhile has created a Facebook group called ‘GRCC Runners’ that is open to anyone interested in connecting with others. The group is a way to have some good, healthy fun together and is open to anyone at GRCC who is interested – just do a search in Facebook to find it.

Please contact Steve Wagner ( if you’d like to communicate a run/walk event or would like support organizing or connecting with run/walk groups.

Retirement Reception for Ross Kladder, Marv Tyler, David Folkert, Mark Saur, Brian Keelean, and Robert VanEyck (4/27/10)

There will be a Joint Retirement Reception for Ross Kladder, Marv Tyler, David Folkert, Mark Saur, Brian Keelean, and Robert VanEyck on Tuesday, April 27th from 12 noon to 2 pm in room 234 Student Center (Multipurpose Room).  These six gentleman have a combined years of service of 169.9 years.  Please come and wish them well on their future endeavors.

Flanagan Raffle Tickets Available Starting 4/30/10

Raffle tickets for the 27th Annual Mike Flanagan Golf Outing will be available for sale at the Employee Recognition Luncheon on Friday, April 30th. We will begin selling tickets at 11:00 by the ATC Banquet Rooms.  The Drawing will be held on Thursday, May 27th at Boulder Creek Golf Club and one does need not be present to win.  Tickets are 3 for $5 and the items being raffled off include:

  • Airfare for 2
  • Lenovo S10e Netbook
  • Dinner for 8 at the McCabe Marlowe House (2 will be raffled off)
  • Custer Workplace Interiors Office Chair
  • Flip Camcorder (2 will be raffled off)
  • …and many more

Most importantly – all proceeds go to support the Scholarship Fund at GRCC.

Raider Salute to Lizz Kelly and Tiffany Falcon-Ewigleben

Moss Ingram in the Instructional Support and Interdisciplinary Studies department sent in this salute:
“Thank you to Lizz Kelly and Tiffany Falcon-Ewigleben and their Academic Service Learning team for all their great and hard work in putting together the community clean-up event on Saturday to celebrate Earth Day as part of the Sustainability Council’s “Visioning the Change” Series! Thank you for all your organization and development – collaborating with the city for clean-up supplies and park permissions, registering students and community members, arranging the 10+ teams of people, ensuring all the logistics of the teams dispersing to the area parks to then reconvene and enjoy a meal at Guiding Light Mission – was phenomenal work! You are all great assets to GRCC!