Photos – Liz Timmer’s Retirement Party


“They broke the mold when they made you Liz Timmer.” Said Rich Austin, Former Director of Staff Development, referring to Liz’s uniquely passionate communication style. Over the past 33 years Liz has served GRPS and GRCC with an unquestionable work ethic and dedication. The Legacy Liz Timmer will leave behind was strongly noted with hugs and tears at her Retirement Reception last week.

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For the last 20 years she has onboarded new employees, developed wellness & enrichment programs & recruited employees for special events teams in the Employee Professional Development Department. Liz Timmer has claimed a place in the hearts of GRCC employees and will be missed when she leaves June 30th.

Her hard work and dedication to this college was commemorated by guest speakers: Mike Schuler, Rich Austin, Steve Wagner, Bob Lacy and M.C. Karen Dykstra-Nylen. A special thanks to the committee that organized this event: Angela Zainea, Karen Dykstra-Nylen, Deb Dewent, Steve Wagner, Pam Degryse and Megan Dupuy.

GRCC in the News 6/4/11-6/6/11

Grand Rapids may design succession plan for Superintendent Bernard Taylor with Cleveland decision possible Tuesday
Published: Monday, June 06, 2011, 7:30 AM | Monica Scott | The Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS — Grand Rapids Board of Education members could know within 24 hours whether they will need to start a conversation on how to proceed to replace Superintendent Bernard Taylor. […] Lisa Freiburger, deputy superintendent of finance and operation, has departed for Grand Rapids Community College.  (More)

Grand Rapids clerks, schools balk at shifting elections to November
Published: Friday, June 03, 2011, 10:00 AM | Monica Scott | The Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS — Local clerks and Grand Rapids schools oppose legislation that would mandate school districts conduct board elections in November of even-numbered years. […] Grand Rapids Community College has not taken a position on the measure.  (More)

Call for Student Photography Models

As GRCC continues to build its library of students on campus to be used in promotional materials (like catalogs, brochures, billboards and posters), the Graphic Services department is building a list of students willing to be photographed.  Students of all ages and nationalities are needed, and the college is looking for students who represent the broad geographic region that that we serve.  Interested students can email Graphic Services with a photo of themselves and some basic information (where they’re from) at

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