Financial Aid Office Hours Changing

Due to unprecedented demand, the Financial Aid office is changing its hours beginning June 7, 2010 in addition to closing  June 1 – 4 to complete and process applications and awards.   The new service hours beginning June 7, 2010 are:

  • Monday – Thursday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Friday’s: Phone Service Only 8:00am – 12:00pm
  • Closed at NOON

The financial aid office is located in the Main Building, 143 Bostwick NE, Room 156.  For more information; ph: 616-234-4030,

GRCC in the News: 5/27/10

GRCC to provide Haworth, JCI employees with training
By STEPHEN KLOOSTERMAN | The Holland Sentinel | Posted May 27, 2010 @ 05:30 AM

Holland, MI —  Haworth and Johnson Controls Inc. are the latest companies to sign up for state-paid training through Grand Rapids Community College and the Michigan New Jobs program.  Haworth will pay $2.1 million, and Johnson Controls Inc. will pay $2 million to GRCC to provide the training. The companies will be repaid over several years, as the state diverts the income tax of the new employees back to GRCC, who will use it to reimburse the companies.   (More)

Energy Play: Muskegon Community College generates power ed strategies
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 | By Joe Boomgaard | MiBiz

MUSKEGON — As more money and effort gets funneled into green energy and sustainable technology, Muskegon Community College sees an opportunity to provide a valuable service to the local workforce. […] While the conversations are too preliminary to confirm any definite programs, Nesbary said MCC is talking to Grand Rapids Community College and other colleges to develop a cohesive program that incorporates the specialties of each school into a collaborative offering.  “We haven’t finished the relationship yet, but we have the solar, the wind and the maritime courses” while other schools, like GRCC have programs in utility scale turbines, Nesbary said. “And the water’s here and they’re (inland). There are ways to collaborate and we’re working that out now.”  (More)

Vizidef Wants to Put Idle Storefronts to Work in Downtown Grand Rapids
Victoria A. Mullen Thursday, May 27, 2010 | Rapid Growth

If all goes according to plan, metro Grand Rapids may get a glimpse as early as next week of a new technology that may turn the city’s downtown into a miniature Times Square at street level.  And that could be the leap that local entrepreneurs Marcel Thibert and Steven Miller need to take in their bid to provide inexpensive big screen advertising to vacant store fronts across the nation. […] Originally from Bryant, Ark., Miller attended Ouchita Technical College and then Grand Rapids Community College when he moved to Grand Rapids in 2006 for a job opportunity in IT and advertising.  (More)

John Bos all-star softball games June 15, baseball action June 17
Jane Bos | The Grand Rapids Press, May 26, 2010 9:33 p.m.

The dates for the annual John Bos all-star baseball and softball games, sponsored by Grand Rapids Community College, have been announced.  The softball games will be June 15 at Gainey Athletic Complex, and the baseball games are set for June 17 at Hudsonville High School.  (More)