Retiree Volunteers Eager to Help

Who could use some help?

Retirees are looking for ways to stay connected to GRCC. They are interested in helping GRCC continue to serve our students and this community. Think of ways you could utilize them such as stocking the Bookstore, helping with Graduation, in the Library, one of one tutoring, tutoring labs, computer labs, Information Stations,
W2 forms distribution, events — the possibilities are endless.

If you are an area of the college that could use volunteer help from our retirees at any time during the year, please send the following information to Liz Timmer by Wednesday, June 29:

  • Name of Department
  • Name of Contact Person
  • Type of work (aka Job Description)
  • Approximate dates & times

Where is Howard Shanken?

Carol Natte sent in this update on long-time GRCC Registrar Howard Shanken’s next phase of his career – working with American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) Consulting.  To read Howard’s profile and for more information about the organization, click here.

GRCC in the News – 6/21/11

Editorial: Have leaders at GRCC done enough to contain costs?
Published: Tuesday, June 21, 2011, 6:19 AM | The Grand Rapids Press Editorial Board

Even with a 7 percent hike in tuition, Grand Rapids Community College remains a bargain in higher education.  But is it as big a bargain as it should be?  (More)

Grand Rapids Schools board says no decision on Superintendent Taylor’s future tonight
Published: Monday, June 20, 2011, 7:33 PM | Monica Scott | The Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS – Board of Education President Senita Lenear tonight said there would be no action taken regarding Superintendent Bernard Taylor. […] “I am concerned about our children,” said Ellen James, a Grand Rapids Community College trustee. “I am encouraging you tonight as you make our decision to please make sure you have the best interest of our children in mind. We must continue reform no matter what your decision.”  (More)