Photos: GRCC Chili Cook-off Results


The ATC Banquet rooms were the scene for a Chili Cook-off yesterday sponsored by the WE Team & College Advancement.  Chili entries from 15 different cooks faced off in a battle of the taste buds.  The event was judged by faculty from GRCC’s Secchia Institute for Culinary Education and in the end, these were the winners:

  • No Legged Category: Moss Ingram
  • 2-Legged Category: Nancy Guigue
  • 4-Legged Category: Toy McNeal

In addition, there was an overall Grand Champion Silver Ladle award that went to Toy “I’ve Never Won Anything in my Life” McNeal!

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Photos: Preschool Students Learn Biology With Prof. Matt Douglas


On October 12, the 4-year-old Bear Room children watched as Professor Matthew Douglas’s class dissected squids. The children also explored the great variety of animals/specimens that are available in the Zoology Lab. The children were excited to have such a unique experience. They were able to use the microscope to look at the mouth of a squid and see the eyeball up close. They learned that you can actually write your name using the ink from the ink-sack from the squid. They also discovered that the squid actually has a beak that they use to eat their food.

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Barbara Martinez Jitner Diversity Lecture Tonight

Barbara Martinez Jitner, Filmmaker, Human Rights Activist will present “On the Boarder of A New America: Wall of Shadows”  tonight at 7:00 p.m. at Fountain Street Church, 24 Fountain NE as  part of GRCC’s Diversity Lecture Series (

Barbara Martinez Jitner is the inspiration behind the 2008 film Bordertown, based on her research of the Mexican town of Juarez, notorious for the murders of over 400 women. Martinez Jitner studies the legacy of Latinos in the U.S. and how what is happening at our southern border affects this community and the entire country, creating a dichotomy in the Latino national identity. [Download Flyer (.pdf)]

Raider Salute to Kim Miller and Jason Natte

This comes to us from Becky Yoder:

“Raider Salute to Kim Miller and Jason Natte (ATC Custodial) for their tremendous help assisting ATC Conference Services to monitor and safeguard our audio-visual equipment. With Kim & Jason’s help we have been “theft free” for a long time. They are wonderful members of our ATC Team and we appreciate their care, concern and “will do” attitudes.”

Seats Still Available for Bus to Twin Bowl (10/23/10)

There are still seats available for the “Twin Bowl” as the GRCC Raiders as they take on the Hawks of Harper College in Palentine, IL on Saturday, October 23, 2010!  GRCC Employees,  Students and Guests are welcome. Sign up in Student Life and drop off your $12.50 to save your seat on the bus.
  • Load bus- GRCC Ford Fieldhouse @7:30am
  • Kickoff is @ 2:00pm (EST)
  • Arrive back @ 11:00pm (approx.)
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner INCLUDED!

GRCC in the News: 10/20/10

Bethke Gets Setting Nod at CU
Tue, Oct 19, 2010 | Grand Haven Tribune

[…] Grand Haven graduate Tamara Bethke has eased into the starting setter role at Cornerstone University. The junior, who previously played at Grand Rapids Community College, leads Cornerstone with 483 assists, an average of 5.43 per game. She also has a solid 15 aces, which ranks third on the squad, along with 80 digs. (More)

IIPD Grant Submissions Due 10/22/10

The deadline for submission of grant applications for the Instructional Improvement & Professional Development (IIPD) program is 4:30 p.m., October 22, 2010. Please note that the IIPD Guidelines and all application forms have been revised. The revised application packet and Guidelines are available in the IIPD and SSPD Grants section of the Grants Office website at Applications should be delivered to the GRCC Foundation Office, 1st floor, College Park Plaza. If you have any questions about IIPD grants, please contact Judith Larsen, Director of Grants and Resource Development at 234-3910 or at