Learning Opportunities for 6/4/10-6/11/10

From Employee Professional Development & Enrichment:

Friday, June 4

  • Six Cardinal Rules of Customer Service 9:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Community CPR/AED Renewal 4-8 p.m.

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

Tuesday, June 8

  • Interview for Success 9-10:30 a.m.
  • PeopleSoft — Entries, Budgets and Queries in FSPROD 1-2:30 p.m.
  • The Rear View Mirrior (Part 1 with Part 2 on June 22) 2-4 p.m.

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

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

Friday, June 11 | Community CPR/AED Renewal 1-4 p.m.

For descriptions of these sessions or to register, go to www.grcc.edu/currentlearning

Photo: May GRCC Spirit Award Presented

Provost Gilda Gely was presented with the GRCC Spirit Award on May 26, 2010. To quote her nomination, “Her sharp insight and guidance has helped GRCC innovate in key strategic areas of academic life that focus on responsiveness to learners and respect for all members of the GRCC Community.” Congratulations to Gilda Gely as the May 2010 GRCC Spirit Award Winner.

(Provost Gilda Gely with her nominator, Pat Ingersoll)

(Provost Gilda Gely with her nominator, Pat Ingersoll)

GRCC in the News: 5/28/10

GRCC students complete project for Equest Center
MiBiz | Thursday, May 27, 2010

GRAND RAPIDS – Grand Rapids Community College and Equest Center for Therapeutic Riding are preparing to showcase the completion of a renovated home for the Equest caretaker and refurbished barns that will accommodate nine new therapeutic horses, all of which increases the capacity of Equest to serve more special needs riders who are currently on the waiting list.  The event will take place Weds., June 2 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the center, 3711 Rector NE in Rockford.  (More)

GRCC students expand program for therapeutic horse-riding
By Staff reports | The Holland Sentinel | Posted May 27, 2010 @ 11:18 AM

Holland, MI —  The Equest Center for Therapeutic Riding will open new buildings and barns that will accommodate nine new therapeutic horses, increasing the capacity of Equest to serve more special needs riders.  The buildings — which were built with the help of GRCC students — will be showcased at a Wednesday, June 2 event from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the center, 3711 Rector NE in Rockford.  A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 11:30 a.m. The partnership was begun by the Grand Rapids Community College Academic Service Learning Center and Equest close to one year ago.   (More)

Shamrocks set to shine at next level – Five East Detroit football players ready for college competition
By Jon Malavolti | C & G Sports Writer

EASTPOINTE — The banner in the background said it all, “We’re proud of you!” The words hanging in the gym were meant for a group of Eastpointe East Detroit football players who, following a banner season, will continue their playing careers in college this fall. […] Rounding out the group are Garrett McKay, Dantrell Barksdale and Scott Cross — who will all head off to Grand Rapids Community College together. GRCC, the only junior college in the state with a football program, was taken over by coach Tony Annese last year, who previously led Muskegon High to the 2004, 2006 and 2008 Division 2 state titles.  (More)

Philanthropy steps forward for new GRCC campaign
Elizabeth Slowik | Grand Rapids Business Journal | Published: May 24, 2010

Grand Rapids Community College’s $15 million capital campaign — the largest in the organization’s history — is a testament to a years-long effort to reposition the college and its fund-raising affiliate, the foundation’s executive director said last week.  (More)