Raider Salute to Rick VanderVeen

Eric Mullen sent in this Raider Salute:

“Student Life and Campus Activities would like to send a Raider Salute to Rick VanderVeen for his help with coordinating the bus and logistics for the Ender Twin Bowl Bus. In a short time frame Rick arranged our transportation, food, and other details. We heard from several of the participants that the trip went very smoothly and that they had a great time (and GRCC won the game!). Thanks, Rick for making this a great event.”

Raider Salute to Janis Qualls, Nedim Ahmetovic & Media Technologies

This Raider Salute comes from Kelsey Caverly in the Academic Service Learning department:

“A big ‘thank you!’ to the following people for helping with our Make A Difference Day Event:

Janis & the Bio Dept. for allowing the Academic Service Learning Center to borrow pairs of lab goggles.

Ned in facilities for donating ear plugs.

You helped save the ears and eyes of students who were volunteering at Equest Center weed whacking and mowing the grass. Thank you again!

And finally to Media & Technologies for use of a projector screen. You allowed us to share videos with participating students to help set the tone for the day. Thank you again as well!”

National Mental Health Awareness Event 10/27/10

Counseling, Advising and Retention Services is sponsoring a mental health awareness event on Wednesday, October 27th on the 4th floor of the Main Bldg from noon to 1 pm in recognition of National Mental Health Awareness. Feeling sad, anxious, irritable, and not up to the challenge of college? If you are worried about yourself or a friend, this is a great opportunity to take a free confidential mental health screening, pick up informational brochures and talk with a counselor to learn about common mental health issues.

GRCC in the News: 10/26/10

Stitched with love: Grandfather makes designer-quality clothes for his family
Published: Tuesday, October 26, 2010, 5:40 AM | Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood | The Grand Rapids Press

Most grandfathers’ only role in homecoming is to stand in a family picture and smile. Not so for 60-year-old Erik Klimek. The man who spends his days helping run a factory found his focus the past several weeks, outside of work, was on how he was going to make a fancy dress his granddaughter wanted to wear to homecoming. […] Klimek graduated from Union High School in 1968, then studied accounting at Grand Rapids Community College.  (More)

Children’s Dental Fair Saturday, Oct. 30
White Lake Beacon | Posted: 10-25-2010

Muskegon County will join with local dental professionals on Saturday, Oct. 30, to hold a Children’s Dental Fair from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at The Lakes Mall near the children’s play area. Grand Rapids Community College and Ferris State University dental hygiene students will provide screening assistance, paint fluoride varnish on children’s teeth with parental consent, create ToothPrints® for children and educate children and adults about dental health issues.  (More)