Photos: Academic Support Tutor Training

Academic Support Tutor Training

On Wednesday, August 25, 130 new and returning tutors arrived on campus for Academic Support’s Semi-annual all Tutor Training.  New tutors experienced an inspiring talk from Master Tutor Trainer and past president of the Association of Tutoring Projessionals, Jim Valkenburg.  This was followed by a practical “Role of the Tutor” session from the Director of Developmental and Academic Support, Raju Hegde, and a campus-wide Scavenger Hunt.  All tutors enjoyed some fun lunch-time activities followed by an informative talk by Mary Beth Van Till on generational differences.

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Campus Dining Specials: 8/31/10

Raider Grille | Open 7:00am – 3:00pm

  • Breakfast – Southern Scramble Combo
  • Lunch –
    • Grille Special – California Hot Wrap
    • Hot Express – Nacho Siesta Bar
    • Asian Inspiration – Orange Chicken Combo

The Quiet Café | Open 7:00am – 6:00pm

  • Breakfast Special – Belgian Waffle Station
  • Lunch Special – Oriental Chicken Wrap

Sneden Café | Open 7:00am – 2:30pm

  • Lunch Special – Oriental Chicken Wrap

Move it or Lose it Winner: 8/31/10

The final drawing for the Move It Incentives was held today.  The winners for the August 16th drawing are Mike Faber ($25 Meijer gift card  and Sara Dorer ($25 GRCC Bookstore gift card ).  The winners for the August 30th drawing are Bruce Morrison ($25 Meijers gift card) and Frita Thayer ($25 MC Sports gift card).  Thanks to all who participated during this last year.

SSPD Grants: September Funding Opportunity

The deadline for the submission of grant applications for the Support Staff Professional Development (SSPD) program is 4:30 p.m., September 17, 2010. The SSPD application packet and SSPD Guidelines are available in the GRCC Internal Grants area of the Grants Office website at Please note that applications must include a Supervisor’s Approval form, a budget form and budget documentation. If you have any questions about SSPD grants, please contact Lisa Dopke, Grants Coordinator at 234-3340 or  Good luck!

GRCC in the News: 8/31/10

Grand Rapids area residents who lost loved ones in Iraq war glad to see troops leave
Published: Tuesday, August 31, 2010, 7:01 AM  | Ted Roelofs | The Grand Rapids Press

More than seven years after the invasion of Iraq, Wyoming resident Joanne Burri still wonders about its future. She questions whether the Iraqi people will ever live without violence. […] To Cascade Township resident and former Grand Rapids Community College board chairman Gary Schenk, it is a war that should never have been waged. He believes all U.S. troops should leave.  “And lest people think I am some kind of wild-eyed liberal, I voted for George Bush,” said Schenk, 66. “I just think it was a horrible policy decision in the first place.  (More)

College Trail: McCollum scores first college goal
Monroe CountY News | last modified August 30. 2010 11:47AM

Freshman Abby McCollum scored her first collegiate goal and also picked up two assists as University of Detroit Mercy crushed Madonna 6-0 Thursday.  “The first couple games were tough as I was catching up with things, but it felt great,” said McCollum, a two-time Monroe County Region Player of the Year from Monroe High. […] The Lady Express opened their season by winning three of four matches at the Grand Rapids Community College Invitational Friday and Saturday.  (More)

Institute for Culinary Enthusiasts Offerings Now Available

Something New is Cooking @ the GRCC Institute for Culinary Enthusiasts.  But, some things don’t change … Same great chefs, food, facilities, instruction and camaraderie. Please join us for another year of these popular cooking seminars. [Download Flyer/Calendar (.pdf)]

On-line Registration:

Enrollment will be on a first-come, first-served basis.   Your credit card payment will be charged immediately.  More Info: ph: (616) 234-3837, email: