Photos: GED/ESL Graduation

Last night students from GRC’s General Equivalency Diploma (GED) and English as a Second Language (ESL) programs graduated in an emotional ceremony at the Spectrum Theater.  In addition, scholarships were handed out to several students to continue their education.

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Learning Opportunities for Employees: 6/14/10-6/24/10

From Employee Professional Development & Enrichment

  • Monday, June 14 | GroupWise – Calendaring 1-2:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 15 | 7 Keys to a Positive Mental Attitude (Customer Service Session) 9-11 a.m.
  • Wednesday, June 16 | Bullying in the Workplace 9-10:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, June 17 | Wood 2007 — Styles & Art 2-3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 22 | Using Online Tutorials in Microsoft 2007 10-11 a.m.
  • Wednesday, June 23 | Essential Telephone Skills (Customer Service Session) 1-3 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 24 | Goal Setting 9-10:30 a.m.

Go to for descriptions and to register for any of these sessions.

GRCC in the News: 6/11/10

Wavecrest Career Academy graduates 38
By STEPHEN KLOOSTERMAN | The Holland Sentinel | Posted Jun 11, 2010 @ 05:30 AM

Holland, MI — Few hold their diplomas as dear as the graduates of Wavecrest Career Academy.  The school, run by the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District, represents a second chance at education for most of its students. […] Ross Sanchez always enjoyed learning to work on practical things, but problems in high school could have ruined his career plans if not for Wavecrest. […] Sanchez hopes to go on to Grand Rapids Community College and eventually Ferris State University to become a heating/cooling technician.  (More)

Raider Salute to Dr. Mindy Firlan

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This Raider Salute to Dr. Mindy Firlan comes from Mike Schavey in the Academic Service Learning department:

“I wanted to give Mindy Firlan, Director of Academic Service Learning a big Raider Salute! She honored me today with an award recognizing my Outstanding Service to GRCC and Academic Service Learning. Thank you for taking the time to notice my effort – GRCC continues to be a place where I love to work.”

What is Career Pathways Teacher Academy?

The Career Pathways Teacher Academy is a summer opportunity for teachers and counselors to earn graduate credit at a discounted tuition rate and learn about today’s careers. Experience the technology and critical thinking skills required by today’s employers. Gain the necessary information required to develop course materials that focus on jobs and careers. As a result, your students will gain a better understanding of today’s workforce trends and requirements.  [More Information (.pdf)]

Anyone interested in seeing the agenda can contact me by email at