Photos: Raider Rally (8/13/10)

On Friday, August 13 Student Life hosted the second annual Raider Rally. This event invited new students to come to campus prior to the start of the fall semester to get acquainted with campus, the many service available to support their first year success, and connect with the various involvement opportunities at GRCC and within the community. Some of the 35+ exhibitors included Campus Police, 1st Year Experience Program, Academic Support, the Library, Student Congress, Lake Michigan Credit Union, and many more.

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Over 700 new students attended and there were over 1,300 participants in total.

Special thanks to GRCC Dining Services, Student Center Facilities Staff, and Printing & Graphic Services for making this year’s Raider Rally a complete success. Also, hats off to Trista Geier and Heather Chaffin, Student Life summer interns who coordinated this great event.

Photos: Upward Bound Celebrates

The Upward Bound Program hosted its 29th Annual Year-End-Banquet on July 15, 2010.   The banquet was a celebration of the program’s current summer students, 2010 graduates and distinguished UB Alumni.  At the banquet, 4 distinguished alumni were honored for earning their college degrees this past year.  Current students were also awarded individual awards for academic performance during the 6-week residential summer component.  Around 200 friends and family attended the banquet to celebrate the success of the 2010 UB Summer Program!

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Press Release: GRCC Foundation to Make Major Announcement (8/15/10)

NEWS RELEASE CONTACTS: Andrew Bowne 616.234.3939

GRAND RAPIDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION TO MAKE MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT
Media and Guests Invited to Attend and Tour Newly Renovated Campus

August 16, 2010 GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Guests and media representatives are invited to a special reception and tour of Grand Rapids Community College’s newly renovated Fulton Street Campus on Wednesday, August 25 between 4 and 5:30 PM.

At 4:20 PM the GRCC Foundation GRCC Works Ask Anyone! Campaign will make a major announcement regarding the campus. Reception and tours will immediately follow. The announcement will be made in front of the Cook Administration Building, 415 E. Fulton SE.

Grand Rapids Community College, established in 1914, offers opportunities for nearly 30,000 students annually in degree courses, certification & training programs, workshops and personal enrichment classes. GRCC holds classes on the downtown Grand Rapids campus as well as seven community campuses throughout Kent and Ottawa counties.

GRCC in the News: 8/14/10-8/16/10

West Michigan sets the national standard
Monday, August 02, 2010  | By Jesse Brimmer

Thanks to the active engagement of our business and educational communities, West Michigan in general and Grand Rapids in particular is gaining a reputation for building green that reaches far beyond our state. […] Something I find particularly impressive is the role our area colleges are playing in advancing green building principles. A number have incorporated sustainability into their operations and curricula. In fact, Aquinas College, Calvin College, Cornerstone University, Grand Rapids Community College and Grand Valley State University are all members of Mayor George Heartwell’s Community Sustainability Partnership, a groundbreaking organization focused on embracing sustainability in social, environmental and economic endeavors.  (More)

Group with big dreams starts film co. – Muskegon-area residents entering BET contest
Sunday, 15 Aug 2010, 4:07 PM EDT | By ERIC GAERTNER

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) – A hometown company of fledgling filmmakers isn’t waiting for big-time movie producers to discover their new company MoeBoog Films, or Muskegon and the advantages film supporters believe this area offers. [… Muhammad] Hakeem, a Muskegon High School graduate who took part in the film program at Grand Rapids Community College, said MoeBoog Films is trying to become a pioneer in Michigan for minority filmmaking.   (More)

Vaughn Stevens, Mark Schoenborn share City Golf Championship first-round lead
Published: Saturday, August 14, 2010, 9:05 PM | The Grand Rapids Press

Vaughn Stevens and Mark Schoenborn shot rounds of 3-under-par 68 to take the lead through one round of the City Golf Championship at StoneWater Country Club on Saturday. The two veterans of the local men’s amateur golf scene had one-shot leads on young 69-shooters, Travis Shooks of Grand Rapids Community College and former Rockford standout Trent Davison.  (More)

JSU trip helped to convince QB
Ross Dellenger | Clarion Ledger | August 14, 2010

Quarterback Casey Therriault had planned to visit other schools this spring.  Then he visited Jackson State.  “I loved the campus atmosphere. It’s not too big, not too small,” Therriault said. “I really liked everybody I met.”  Therriault, who transferred to JSU from Grand Rapids Community College in Michigan, scratched four scheduled trips to other schools after his visit to Jackson.  (More)