The GRCC Family Campaign is off to a Terrific Start

Thank you to those who are contributing to the “GRCC Works…Ask Anyone” Capital Campaign and to those who are supporting the ongoing “Family Works” Annual Campaign. Your gift is making a huge difference! Please consider making a gift by February 1, 2011 in order to be eligible for a drawing awarding a reserved parking spot of your choice(per GRCC Campus approval) for the remaining of this semester. We will be drawing 2 names for one parking spot each on February 3rd. All employees who have made a gift or currently making a gift to the GRCC Foundation since July 1, 2010 will be eligible for this drawing.

This is your chance to make a gift to the GRCC Foundation that supports our students! Lets give back to our family!

Make a one time gift or ongoing through payroll deduction. You can return the Family Works Gift Form that you received in December or contact the Foundation for another form.

Please reference the campaign boards placed around campus that give you the option to support our capital campaign or our ongoing annual campaign.

Thank you again for your gifts!

Contact Trish Castiglione at the GRCC Foundation if you have any questions on how to make a donation or giving options. 234.3739 or

GRCC in the News: 1/22/11-1/24/11

Profile: Mr. Burger restaurant chain owner Peter Christopoulos
Published: Sunday, January 23, 2011, 6:00 AM | Chris Knape | The Grand Rapids Press

Peter Christopoulos spells success with a W. Generations of Grand Rapidians who regularly sink their teeth into a freshly cooked Mr. Burger will understand where he’s coming from. […] Through it all, they raised three children – Helene, Jim and Andrew – who grew up in the restaurants’ back rooms doing homework, drawing, playing Lego’s and, yes, washing dishes. […] Andrew, who is in culinary school at Grand Rapids Community College, also hopes to have a role in the company.  (More)

Jackson Community College women’s basketball team clobbers Grand Rapids Community College
Published: Friday, January 21, 2011, 10:52 PM | Jackson Citizen Patriot staff

Caitlyn Owens scored 21 points and grabbed 14 rebounds as the Jackson Community College women’s basketball team defeated Grand Rapids Community College 101-55 Friday night. Homer High School graduate Nicole Wurster had nine points, 11 rebounds and six assists for the Jets (8-10, 3-3 Michigan Community College Athletic Association).  (More)

GRCC’s Ford Fieldhouse upgrades an en-lightening experience; building good as new inside
Published: Friday, January 21, 2011, 12:00 PM | Brian VanOchten | The Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS — You can’t help but wonder upon setting foot inside the newly renovated Ford Fieldhouse to attend a home basketball game at Grand Rapids Community College if you’re in the right place.  (More)

Former ’Jack Brown walks on at GRCC
By PETER SILAS PASQUA | The Daily News | Published/Last Modified on Thursday, January 20, 2011 5:53 PM CST

Upon graduation from Bogalusa High School in 2008, Theron Brown refused to let his dream die. A walk-on basketball player at Grand Rapids Community College in Grand Rapids, Mich., Brown’s road back to thecourt was long and winding. Brown, a 6-3, 185-pound forward, was first-team all-District 10-3A as a senior under Lumberjack coach Ken Martin.  (More)

Raider Salute to Nate Hamilton

This salute came from Tina Hoxie in the Student Affairs department:

“Nate Hamilton from IT has done an amazing job setting up the electronic notification for the Fall Deans List. Students now have a electronic PDF copy of their letter and certificate. The List will also be posted on our website for the first time. This would not have been possible with out his eye for all the detail and great technical skills.

Raider Salute to Kellie Roblin

This salute came from Dr. John Cowles in the Counseling and Career Center:

“Thanks to Kellie Roblin’s hard work, Academic Support Center tutoring programs are now certified by CRLA (College Reading and Learning Association)at Level 1. With this certification, our programs are authorized to certify our tutors who meet the guidelines of our tutor selection, training, experience, and evaluation. Thank you Kellie and all of our Academic Support Center staff!!”