GRCC Foundation Event Honoring Peter Wege Creates Opportunity for all to Recycle Unwanted Electronics

GRCC employees, students and members of the community can bring unwanted electronics this Thursday through Saturday to any of the following locations:

  • Bostwick Commons (Bostwick Ave., between Lyon and Fountain streets.)on GRCC’s Main Campus
  • Cook Administration Building (Corner of Prospect Ave. and Fulton St., NE Corner of parking lot) on GRCC’s DeVos Campus
  • Wisner-Bottroll Applied Technology Center Loading Dock on Ransom St. (between Lyon St. and Fountain streets.)on GRCC’s Main Campus

The times for the collection are October 5 and 6, between 6:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.; and October 7, 6:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. For a complete list of items that can be recycled visit

For additional information about the October 11 event honoring Peter Wege visit

Hear Speaker on GRCC’s Architectural Design Partnership With Lawrence Tech 10/5/11

Glen LeRoy, dean of the College of Architecture at Lawrence Technological University will speak here on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 6:00 P.M. in the ATC Auditorium. A strong partnership, since 2010, between GRCC and LTU has made it possible for our students to obtain an Associates in Architectural Design and then transfer to Lawrence Technology University (LTU), located in Southfield, MI, to complete a Masters of Science in Architecture.

LeRoy is both an architect and urban planner and has extensive experience working in these areas throughout the U.S. and the world. He has also, taught an Allied Design Studio for Lawrence Tech in Paris, France. He is a “Fellow,” at American Institute of Architects and at American Institute of Certified Planners.

LeRoy will discuss the partnership in general and specifically the Integrated Design Studio being offered by LTU at GRCC. This studio is offered in conjunction with the new Architectural Design Associate degree offered by GRCC. A student taking both the Integrated DesignStudio and the Architectural Design Associate degree can then transfer to Junior status at Lawrence Tech to complete the Master of Architecture program.
This event is free and open to the public.

GRCC in the News – 10/3/11

Devin Jarret helps GRCC football team edge Iowa Western in shootout of top teams
Published: Saturday, October 01, 2011, 11:30 PM | Dean Holzwarth | The Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS — Grand Rapids Community College freshman Devin Jarret wasn’t on the team last year to feel the sting of an early-season road loss against Iowa Western Community College.  (More)

Mich. Community Colleges See Fewer Students
September 30, 2011 8:59 AM | CBS Local

DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – Times are hard these days for many Michigan community colleges. As WWJ’s Rob Sanford reports, enrollment figures are going down. […] Metro Detroit community colleges have been largely unaffected, but Grand Rapids Community College has seen a credit hour drop of 18 percent and Lansing Community College had an eight percent drop. [Note: This story originated from a Detroit Free Press story which erroneously reported GRCC’s Fall enrollment declined 18 percent from 2010-2011.]  (More)

Holland man who died in crash was planning to be married Saturday
By HEIDI FENTON | The Holland Sentinel | Posted Sep 30, 2011 @ 10:12 AM

Allegan County —  One of two Holland men killed in a high-speed crash that ended Thursday with a vehicle rammed into a house planned to be married in a ceremony this Saturday.  Chad Bradbury, 24, was killed in the 6:45 p.m. crash Thursday on 146th Avenue near 60th Street in Allegan County’s Fillmore Township. […]Bradbury was a graduate of Michigan State University and Grand Rapids Community College. He was employed at Vandenberg Stereo, the announcement says.  (More)

Diversity Lecture Series Presents Jeannette Walls

Jeanette Walls GRCC’s Diversity Lecture Series will welcome Author, Journalist and Columnist Jeannette Walls on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. to Fountain Street Church to speak on “The Glass Castle: Demon Hunting and Other Life Lessons.”

The event is free and open to all.

Jeannette Walls is author of the memoir, The Glass Castle, which has been on the New York Times best-sellers list for over three years. The book details Walls’ life growing up in extreme poverty and describes the unimaginable obstacles she faced. From the desert of
the Southwest to her parent’s later homelessness in New York City, Walls’ account of an impoverished life is a compelling testament to what it means to be poor. Jeannette Walls is also a journalist whose work has appeared in New York Magazine, Esquire, USA Today, and MSNBC.

  • All lectures begin at 7:00 p.m. at Fountain Street Church, 24 Fountain Street NE
  • Free and open to the public
  • On-campus parking $3.00 (with discount pass)

For more information contact the Woodrick Diversity Learning Center at 234-3390.

SafeZone Learning Opportunity for Employees 10/18/11

The SafeZone program is a diversity education program that includes all individuals in a personal journey toward greater understanding and inclusion (regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, weight, height, marital status, status as a Vietnam era veteran, and disability, as a reflection of the GRCC EEOC statement).

The program philosophy provides not only a safe space for all people, but also increases communication and understanding among people. One of the goals of SafeZone is to emphasize that all individuals will be treated and respected as human beings. Further, the program emphasizes that ignorance, bigotry, and harassment will not be tolerated in an environment of learning.

The next session will be held on: Tuesday, October 18, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (breakfast & lunch provided) please register at