GRCC Competes in the 2011 Lower Michigan Mathematics Competition

Front row, from left to right: Dave Friday, Cory Williams, Kelsie Stevenson, Aaron Cohen, Duy "Addie" Duong. Back row, left to right: Nathan Shapiro, Dean VanMiddelkoop

Front row, from left to right: Dave Friday, Cory Williams, Kelsie Stevenson, Aaron Cohen, Duy "Addie" Duong. Back row, left to right: Nathan Shapiro, Dean VanMiddelkoop

On April 2nd, eight members of GRCC (2 faculty, 6 students) drove down to Kalamazoo College to participate in the 2011 LMMC (Lower Michigan Mathematics Competition). This competition has been running for 35 years now and this is the second straight year in which GRCC competed. The competition is intended for any two or four year school within a certain size restriction. This year, teams from 11 schools competed and once again, GRCC was the only two year year college represented. The results of the competition are pending, though expected to be released within a month.

Congratulations to GRCC’s Outstanding Student Service Award Winners for 2010-2011

The Michigan Campus Compact offers two awards to students of member colleges; The HEART AND SOUL AWARD recognizes undergraduate and graduate students for their time, effort and personal commitment to their community through service.

The COMMITMENT TO SERVICE AWARD recognizes TWO students per MCC member campus for either the breadth or the depth of his/her community involvement or service experience(s) and the demonstration of meaningful reflection.

GRCC’s award winners this year are as follows:

Heart and Soul:

  • Anthony Anderson
  • Melanie Bucklin
  • Michael Clark
  • William Friberg
  • Amy Kwekel
  • Stephanie Lara
  • Sarah Light

Commitment to Service:

  • Joshua Herrema

Congratulations to these spectacular students!

English Professor David Cope Named Grand Rapids Poet Laureate

Well-deserved kudos to GRCC English Professor David Cope on being named “Grand Rapids Poet Laureate” by the Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids this week.  A reception at Egypt Valley Country Club will take place April 19 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Cope’s honor.  More details and the full press release available below the fold… Continue reading

Retirement Celebration for Dick Foster and Chris Foster

[Corrected] A retirement reception to honor Dick Foster and Chris Foster will be held on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 from 2:30pm to 4:30pm in the Multi Purpose room of the Student Center. Between these two individuals they have 80 combined years of service! Dick Foster will be retiring with 50 years of service to the college. The Electronics department  Business departments both hope you will be able to join us in celebrating with them.

Faculty and Staff Welcome at Presentation on Socially Innovative Partnerships

It’s Friday, April 8, 2011 when three GRCC faculty members, a librarian, a journalist, and you walk into the Center for Teaching Excellence, 316 Main Building. The first faculty member gives a dazzling Prezi explanation on Socially Innovative Partnerships. The other two faculty chime in with a little practice for the non-zero sum theory.The librarian and the journalist say, “it’s great to be in this conversation” and add the community needs perspectives. After hearing all of this, you realize that socially innovative partnerships only make sense when you add…

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“Lord of the Rings” Symphony 4/8/11

Grand River Winds - Lord of the Rings SymphonyGrand Rapids Community College Music Department proudly presents Grand River Winds featuring Johan De Meij’s “Lord of the Rings” Symphony on Friday, April 8, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. in the St. Cecilia Royce Auditorium.

The performance will be directed by GRCC Professor Mike Gillan.

Admission: Adult -$5, Student – $2, Seniors 65 & older and children – FREE

Raider Salute to Maggie Montes-Spruit and Jim Schultz

This Salute comes fromStudent Support Services (Whitney Harper, Anna Maria Clark, Jennifer Keessen and Delicia Wilondja):

“I would like to do a Raider Salute to Maggie Montes-Spruit, Contingent ESP in the Student Support Services Program and Jim Schultz in Facilities.

Thank you Maggie on behalf of Student Support Services. You work very hard assuring that our students receive the very best by attending to the needs of the program so diligently! Thank you Jim, for your effort to make things happen! Maggie and Jim both were able to find a file cabinet, a hot commodity at GRCC, and make arrangements to secure student files! It is your willingness to help, that makes working with you two so enjoyable!”