Condolences to the Family and Friends of Sherry Rhoden

Sherry Rhoden, long-time faculty member in the Psychology Department, passed away last week. A memorial service will be held for her on Tuesday, June 21 at 11:00 a.m. at First Community Church AME, 500 James Street, Grand Rapids.

RHODEN – Sherry Ann Rhoden, aged 48, was called home to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 16, 2011. She was born September 14, 1962 to Daniel and Agnes West in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Sherry loved teaching and was a professor at Grand Rapids Community College for more than 20 years.

Read the full obituary here.

GRCC in the News – 6/20/11

Universities sign pact to award GRCC associate degrees for past credit
By STEPHEN KLOOSTERMAN | The Holland Sentinel | Posted Jun 19, 2011 @ 10:44 PM

Holland, MI — Grand Rapids Community College wants to act as a milestone, as well as a stepping-stone, for students who transfer to other institutions. Presidents of four area universities on June 13 signed a Reverse Transfer Associate Degree Initiative agreement with GRCC. The agreement will allow students to earn associate degrees, based on their time at GRCC and the institution they transfer to, officials said.  (more)

Muskegon Community College President Dale Nesbary to receive pay increase
Published: Saturday, June 18, 2011, 9:47 PM | Brian McVicar | The Muskegon Chronicle

MUSKEGON — Muskegon Community College President Dale Nesbary is getting a $10,000 pay bump. […] Salary figures, collected by MCC, show Nesbary’s total compensation was less than that of many community college presidents, including at West Shore Community College, Montcalm Community College, and Grand Rapids Community College.  (more)

Bill would allow community colleges to award bachelor’s degrees
The Holland Sentinel | Posted Jun 17, 2011 @ 12:43 PM

Lansing, MI — Proposed legislation that would allow community colleges to offer limited bachelor’s degrees passed the state House Education Committee last week. House Bill 4496 would permit Michigan’s community colleges to offer programs of study in limited areas leading to four-year, bachelor’s degrees in energy production, concrete technology, maritime technology, culinary arts and nursing.  (more)