Photos – Adjunct Recruitment Event 5/21/11


On Saturday, representatives from GRCC’s Human Resources department and faculty leadership came to campus for an Adjunct Faculty recruitment event in Sneden Hall.  As GRCC’s enrollment has continued to climb, so has the need for faculty to fill the new sections created.  Several dozen attendees had an opportunity to learn about applying to become an adjunct faculty member, get an overview of the Blackboard course management platform, and ask questions of seasoned adjunct faculty.

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GRCC in the News – 5/23/11

Patrick Doyle, Nick Marcinkowski came to Muskegon Community College and stayed there because of sports
Published: Sunday, May 22, 2011, 1:00 PM | Tom Kendra | The Muskegon Chronicle

Patrick Doyle and Nick Marcinkowski are two athletes whose lives were changed for the better when Muskegon Community College bucked the trend and added sports programs during a lean financial period. […] He worked in a shop and spent a few semesters attending Grand Rapids Community College. But he said he had too many friends at GRCC and wasn’t performing as well as he could.  (More)

Forum on Michigan’s schools system
WWMT | May 23, 2011 8:17 AM

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – Today the State Board of Education will be in Kent County to hear any ideas or concerns you may have about Michigan’s schools system.  It’s the first of several forums across the state where board members will get input from the public.  The forum runs from 4:00 to 7:00 tonight at Grand Rapids Community College.  (More)

GRCC trustee: Aquinas presidential candidate Juan Olivarez ‘brings out the best in everybody’
Published: Sunday, May 22, 2011, 8:58 AM | Dave Murray | The Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS – Grand Rapids Community College leaders said Juan Olivarez did a wonderful job leading their school, but they knew he always had a soft spot in his heart for Aquinas College.  (More)

Harper’s frugal, but is Ender? As tuition climbs, president spends freely
Daily Herald | By Kerry Lester | Politics Projects Writer

Harper College President Kenneth Ender took office in July 2009, just as the economy was hitting rock bottom. […] Also in October, Ender hosted his twin brother, Steven, president of Grand Rapids Community College, at Harper for a “twin bowl” football game between the two brothers’ schools. Ender hosted a party afterward at his home.  (More)

College admissions experts hope 2011 high school graduates will be better prepared academically
Published: Monday, May 23, 2011, 6:42 AM | Dave Murray | The Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS — Tom Dupuie pushed himself as a Kenowa Hills High School student, taking tougher classes, like higher mathematics and science. […] About half of Grand Rapids Community College’s new enrollees are asked to take a placement test if they fall short on grade point average or ACT college entrance cores.   (More)

Former Grand Rapids Community College President Juan Olivarez leading candidate to head Aquinas College
Published: Friday, May 20, 2011, 4:49 PM | Dave Murray | The Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS — Juan Olivarez once said attending Aquinas College changed his life. Now the former Grand Rapids Community College president is poised to become his alma mater’s new leader.  (More)

Job Training Tours Starting 5/25/11

Beginning next Wed., May 25, at 2:00pm Job Training will be offering a session of our weekly informational tour at the ATC. These are scheduled to be held in room 147 ATC throughout the summer.

These tours are designed to focus on our Job Training ATC programs (Computer Applications Specialist, Computer Support Technician, and Machinist/CNC), but we will be able to present on any of our Job Training programs that students are interested in.

New No Show Notation Policy

A new policy, No Show Notation has been created and approved. Please post in GRCC Today multiple times along with the following bullet points.

  • NS is designed to identify students who register for classes, but do not attend any sessions and do not drop or withdraw from class
  • NS would effect financial aid eligibilities
  • NS notations would be final and students would not be allowed to enter class once NS is issued

View the full policy here.

SafeZone Learning Opportunity 6/22/11 and 8/18/11

The SafeZone program is a diversity education program that includes all individuals in a personal journey toward greater understanding and inclusion (regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, weight, height, marital status, status as a Vietnam era veteran, and disability, as a reflection of the GRCC EEOC statement).

The program philosophy provides not only a safe space for all people, but also increases communication and understanding among people. One of the goals of SafeZone is to emphasize that all individuals will be treated and respected as human beings. Further, the program emphasizes that ignorance, bigotry, and harassment will not be tolerated in an environment of learning.

The next sessions will be held on: Wednesday, June 22 and Thursday, August 18, 8:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. (breakfast & lunch provided) please register for either session at