Raider Salute to James Hitchings

This Raider Salute to James Hitchings came from the HR department:

“Human Resources would like to thank James Hitchings for his hard work and dedication to improve the online application process. His expertise with Peoplesoft allowed Human Resources to implement a more user friendly online application system for our applicants. Thank you Jamie! We really appreciate it.”

Employee Learning Opportunities: 5/25/10-6/10/10

From Employee Professional Development & Enrichment:

Tuesday, May 25 | Telephone Doctor – Five Forbidden Phrases 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Wednesday, May 26 | Self Understanding in the Workplace 2-4 p.m.

Friday, June 4 | Telephone Doctor – Six Cardinal Rules of Customer Service 9:30-11:30 p.m.

Monday, June 7 | Sexual Harassment Awareness 1-2:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 8

  • Interview for Success 9-10:30 a.m.
  • PeopleSoft – Entries, Budgets & Queries in FSPROD 1-2:30 p.m.
  • The Rear View Mirror – Understanding How the Past Impacts the Present and Future 2-4 p.m. (this is a two part course with Part 2 being held on Tuesday, June 22 at the same time)

Wednesday, June 9 | Telephone Doctor – Proactive Customer Service 1-3 p.m.

Thursday, June 10 | Twitter Basics 1-2 p.m.

For descriptions or to register for any of the learning opportunities, go to

Revised: College Channel Special Prog. Schedule 5/17/10-5/30/10

GRCC’s cable channel is kicking off summer with last night’s GRCC Works Capitol Campaign event, a brand new episode of Cooking with Angus, the Board of Trustees Meeting for May and many favorite and requested programs including the Diversity lecture series speaker Angela Davis. Most programs can be found on our Youtube channel at and the attached schedule can be found at

GRCC in the News: 5/20/10

GRCC trustees raise tuition
By Staff reports | The Holland Sentinel | Posted May 20, 2010 @ 05:00 AM

Grand Rapids, MI — The Grand Rapids Community College Board of Trustees voted to raise tuition for the fall semester. The following increases were approved: * Resident tuition will go from $84.50 to $89.50 per contact hour * Non-resident tuition will go from $181.00 to $196.00 per contact hour * Out-of-state tuition will go from $268.00 to $293.00 per contact hour About 900 Holland-area students attend GRCC classes at the non-resident tuition rate.  (More)

Grand Rapids Community College golfer Alex Fleming climbs seven spots at NJCAA tourney
By The Grand Rapids Press | May 19, 2010, 11:40PM

PHOENIX — Grand Rapids Community College freshman Alex Fleming shot a 1-over-par 73 on Wednesday and moved up seven spots to 21st in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II tournament at Palm Valley Golf Course. Fleming (Hudsonville), who was tied for 28th after the opening round, has a two-day total 147 midway through the 72-hole event that runs through Friday. He is nine strokes off leader Ryan Mahoney of Mesa (Ariz.) CC, who is at 138.  (More)

Anderson senior RB commits
Posted by mdyer May 19th, 2010, 1:40 pm

Anderson senior RB Kyle Slater has committed to Grand Rapids Community College, according to Anderson’s athletic department. Slater, an Enquirer Division I first-team all-area selection, had 1,243 rushing yards and 21 touchdowns last season. He had five receptions for 83 yards and a touchdown. He was second-team all-state.  (More)

Grand Rapids Community College training at Energetx leads to alternative energy jobs
By Shandra Martinez | The Grand Rapids Press | May 19, 2010, 1:15PM

HOLLAND — Spending $1,750 of his savings on four weeks of training was a gamble for Bryan Ritterby, who hasn’t worked since he was laid off by a local office furniture-maker 14 months ago. That investment in new skills paid off for the 56-year-old Holland man. Within a month of completing the Grand Rapids Community College training, Ritterby had a full-time job with Holland-based Energetx Composites.  (More)