Raider Salute to Curriculum Specialist Search Committee

Christine Davis sent in this Raider Salute:

Thank you to the search committee for the Curriculum Specialist; Patti Trepkowski, Deborah Nordman, Fatima Nieves, Kevin Dobreff, Laurie Foster, Mursalata Muhammad, Sarah Krajewski, Timothy Koets for piloting the use of ooVoo for 1st Round Interviews.

ooVoo is a teleconferencing software that Human Resources is beginning to use for first round interviews in place of telephone interviews. It allows the team to “meet” the candidate and create a more personal connection than a telephone interview can offer. ooVoo is similar to Skype, but offers additional benefits like desktop sharing, ability to record meetings and Ad-free windows.

We are excited about this new technology, and are appreciative of the team for their support!

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GRCC in the News – 8/31/11

First Hand Aid in Action – Care to kids & the elderly in Cuba
Published : Tuesday, 30 Aug 2011, 1:00 PM EDT

Havana, Cuba (WOOD) – Today we get a rare glimpse inside the wards of children’s hospitals in Havana, Cuba and in the rural Cuban community of Guines where the work of First Hand Aid takes place. We’ll also follow the group as they bring food aid to the elderly, an outreach of this organization and Cuban churches. Joy traveled with this West Michigan non-profit organization in July and brings us back there through the lens of photographer Klaas Kwant of Grand Rapids Community College.  (More)

Grand Rapids Schools, GRCC Combine On High School Completion Program
John C. Smith, WOOD Radio News Team | Tuesday, August 30, 2011

GRCC stresses any Kent County dropout under the age of 20 may be eligible to work on their diploma. The college’s Wealthy Learning Corner will be the training site. Grand Rapids Community College and the city’s public schools announced their new high school completion program Tuesday.  (More)

Educators say new partnership can get dropouts diploma, college credit to lead to a ‘sustainable life’
Published: Tuesday, August 30, 2011, 12:40 PM | By Dave Murray | The Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS – Taylor Getzen dropped out of school last year after having a baby, but said she knew she’d be better able to care for her son with a high school diploma.  (More)

College plans for Allegan renewed
By Ryan Lewis | Editor | Wednesday, August 24, 2011 12:29 PM EDT

Plans to create a community college in Allegan County are again in the works. Since the last attempt nearly 10 years ago was burdened by the cost of the unpopular millage that would have helped construct a campus near Allegan, this latest effort hopes to avoid that pitfall. […] The in-district tuition rates per credit hour from three area colleges—Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Grand Rapids Community College and Lake Michigan College—range from $76.50 to $95.50.  (More)