Photos – Reverse Transfer Agreement Signing


Yesterday, surrounded by employers, elected officials, students and staff, the presidents of four area universities and Grand Rapids Community College signed a Reverse Transfer Associate Degree Initiative consortia agreement, further enhancing the “transfer and articulation” partnership that exists between these educational institutions.

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Under the partnership agreement, students from Davenport University, Ferris State University, Grand Valley State University and Western Michigan University could be granted an earned Associate Degree by combining credits from their transfer school with the credits they have previously earned from GRCC.  Read more here.

Save the Date for Peter Wege Celebration 10/11/11

Please join the GRCC Foundation, supporters, community leaders and friends of GRCC as we celebrate Mr. Wege on October 11 at the GRCC Wisner – Bottrall Applied Technology Center.  Proceeds will fund GRCC Scholarships, GRCC’s greatest unmet need.

Peter Wege Logo

Great ready for a BIG PARTY! Casual! Roam around with friends! The evening will highlight some of Mr. Wege’s passions from the State of Michigan—and have fun doing it!

Enjoy fabulous cuisine and melodies from our Secchia Institute for Culinary Education faculty and staff and the GRCC Music Department.  Several unique sponsorship opportunities are available and individual ticket price is $150.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with a short program at 7:30 p.m.

Look for more event details in the coming months. If you would like more information about this event, please call or email Trish Castiglione in the GRCC Foundation Office at 234.3739 or

Art and Bevs Weekly Specials Week of 6/14/11-6/15/11

Art and Bev’s Bistro will be closed for the summer beginning Thursday the 16th.


  • Soups: Vegetable Beef or Cream of Mushroom with Chipotle
  • Chicken Fajita Pita $4.00
  • And more…..


  • Soups: Broccoli Cheese and something else….:)
  • Chipotle Cowboy Burger $3.50
  • And more….

Thursday – Friday

  • Closed for the summer

Art & Bev’s CA224 is an SICE Student Run Enterprise.

GRCC in the News – 6/14/11

Grand Rapids Community College Receives “Customer of the Year Award” From Consumers Energy’s Green Generation Program
PR Newswire | June 14, 2011 | Consumers Energy

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — As a result of its outstanding support for renewable energy in Michigan, Grand Rapids Community College has received the “Green Generation Customer of the Year” award from Consumers Energy.      (More)

Grand Rapids Community College plans 1.5 percent raises for administrators, $10,000 raise to president over his objections
Published: Tuesday, June 14, 2011, 8:30 AM | Dave Murray | The Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS – Grand Rapids Community College leaders approved a 1.5 percent raise for administrators and staff members – and gave President Steven Ender a $10,000 raise over his objections.  (More)

Grand Rapids Community College to partner with other universities
WZZM | 12:06 PM, Jun 13, 2011

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) – A new partnership will let students use class credit from Grand Rapids Community College to help them earn a degree.   (More)

GRCC and universities sign pact to award degrees retroactively, a move experts say could be replicated across the state
Published: Monday, June 13, 2011, 4:57 PM | Dave Murray | The Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS – Michael Bos transferred from Grand Rapids Community College to attend Ferris State University to pursue an elementary education major, but departed before he could earn his associate degree.  (More)

GRCC Launches Initiative to Award ‘Retroactive’ Associates Degrees To Transfers
Janice Allen FOX 17 News | 2:59 p.m. EDT, June 13, 2011

GRAND RAPIDS— Four area universities are partnering with Grand Rapids Community College on the “Reverse Transfer Associate Degree Initiative”.  Dr. Richard J. Pappas of Davenport University, Dr. David L. Eisler of Ferris State University, Dr. Steven C. Ender of Grand Rapids Community College, Dr. Thomas J. Haas of Grand Valley State University and Dr. John M. Dunn of Western Michigan University signed off on the pact Monday afternoon.  (More)

GRCC raises tuition for 2011-12 school year
The Holland Sentinel | Posted Jun 13, 2011 @ 10:21 AM

Holland, MI — The Grand Rapids Community College Board of Trustees voted to raise tuition for the 2011-12 school year in a budget work session last week. The move comes despite budget cuts, cost-saving changes to health insurance plans and a reduction in employee benefits.  (More)

GVSU earns grant to help science, engineering students
The Holland Sentinel | Posted Jun 13, 2011 @ 02:39 PM

Science and engineering students entering their last two years at Grand Valley State University could be eligible to receive assistance through a National Science Foundation grant that will allow the university to provide scholarships. […] Grand Valley will work with Grand Rapids Community College to award scholarships to transfer students, Joseph said.  (More)

Trends in Education and Careers Workshop 6/20/11-6/24/11

The Career Pathways Teacher Academy is a summer opportunity for teachers and counselors to earn graduate credit at a discounted tuition rate and learn about today’s careers. Experience the technology and critical thinking skills required by today’s employers. Gain the necessary information required to develop course materials that focus on jobs and careers. As a result, your students will gain a better understanding of today’s workforce trends and requirements. Continue reading