Foundation Free Rootbeer Kegger & Hot Dog Lunch for Employees 8/25/11

The GRCC Foundation is hosting a FREE Rootbeer Kegger & Hot Dog Lunch on August 25th (Opening Day at GRCC), and invites GRCC faculty and staff to stop by for hot dogs, draught rootbeer, chips and ice cream. The lunch will take place outside on the Bostwick Commons from 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. In case of rain, the lunch will take place indoors in the Raider Grill.

Condolences to the Family of Lindsay Sichta

Lindsay Sichta, literacy coach for the Early Reading First Grant, lost her grandfather on Friday.  Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Tuesday 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Church, 2750 Burton SE, Msgr. Ernest P. Schneider, presiding. Visitation Monday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel, 3980 Cascade Rd. SE. Memorial contributions may be made to Spectrum Health Hospice, 100 Michigan NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

The full obituary is available here.

Raider Salute to Counseling Staff

Lori Cook in the Enrollment Center submitted this Raider Salute:

Thank you to the Counseling staff for all their hard work in the Enrollment Center on August 4th and 5th. The counselors served over 250 walk in students!! Many, many students were served and enrolled in classes. Special thanks to Andre Fields, Fatima Nieves, John Cowles, Arthur Johnson, and Evan Macklin.

New Role for Bill Faber – Associate Dean for Faculty Evaluation and Hiring

Please welcome Bill Faber to his new role as Associate Dean for Faculty Evaluation and Hiring in the School of Arts and Sciences. Bill is taking over for Steve Abid, who will be returning to his favorite place, the Economics classroom, this fall. Bill begins his work on Monday, August 8. His office is 402 Cook, and his extension is x2358. Please wish him well!

Raider Salute to Steve Abid

This Raider Salute was sent in by Laurie Chesley, Mike Vargo, Amy Kirkbride, and Laura Smoes:

Steve Abid deserves a hearty Raider Salute for his outstanding leadership as the Associate Dean for Faculty Evaluation and Hiring in the School of Arts and Sciences this past year. His experience, good humor, and work ethic have been much appreciated by all of us, and we will miss him! From Laurie Chesley, Mike Vargo, Amy Kirkbride, and Laura Smoes.

GRCC in the News – 8/8/11

Demar Dorsey, former big-time Division I recruit, gets second chance with GRCC football
Published: Saturday, August 06, 2011, 9:00 AM | Andrew Stover | The Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS — Demar Dorsey said he has changed since the days of his youthful indiscretions.  It has been more than three years since the once-prized football recruit’s last arrest — and third felony charge since he was 15 — in July 2008. And it has been a little more than a year since he was denied admission by the University of Michigan and, soon after, by the NCAA.  (More)

Local players to compete in All-Star Basketball Festival at The Palace of Auburn Hills
Kelly Hill | The Grand Rapids Press, August 05, 2011 11:28 a.m.

Mark Keeler, who was named the Class D Coach of the Year by the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan after leading Tri-unity Christian to the boys state championship in March, will coach a Class C/D team Saturday afternoon in the 32nd annual All-Star Basketball Festival at The Palace of Auburn Hills. [… Destiney] Robinson plans to play at Grand Rapids Community College next season.  (More)

Brother: ‘Baffled’ sister was strangled – 89-year-old Mary Morrison found dead
Friday, 05 Aug 2011, 5:04 PM EDT |  By Ken Kolker

CASCADE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) – More than two weeks after his 89-year-old sister was strangled at a retirement home, Lyle Morrison is trying to make sense of it. […] Lyle Morrison, a former Grand Rapids Community College board member, lives within walking distance of Sentinel Pointe. He helped take care of his sister — taking her to doctor visits, bringing her waffles and energy bars.  (More)