Equal Employment Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Policy Updated

GRCC’s Equal Employment Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Policy has been updated.  The changes made include:

  • Updated to include newly protected characteristics (”genetics”)
  • Includes investigation procedure (modeled after procedure set forth in harassment policies)
  • Includes links to relevant statutes (state and federal)
  • Clearly prohibits retaliation for filing or participating in an investigation
  • Includes policy holder: EEO Officer (Eric Williams)
Access the policy here, or on the Policies website at www.grcc.edu/policies

GRCC in the News – 11/16/11

Undefeated Grand Rapids Community College football team snubbed in major bowl bid
Published: Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 9:30 AM | Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS — After finishing the regular season unbeaten, the Grand Rapids Community College football team was expected to be invited to a major National Junior College Athletic Association bowl game against a high-ranking opponent (More)

Grand Rapids Community College looking for feedback on planned $100 million tax increase for campus renovations
Published: Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 4:16 PM | Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS – Kent County students come from nice high schools to aging Grand Rapids Community College building that aren’t up to the standard, say college leaders considering asking voters for a $100 million tax increase.  (More)

Military benefits discussed at GRCC’s veteran’s open house tonight
Published: Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 2:49 PM | Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS – Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) is inviting students and community members interested in using military benefits for college to an open house.  (More)

Veterans Seek Assistance With Community College – Grand Rapids Community College holds event to help veterans get their military benefits
Fox 17 | Lindsay Kus | 8:51 p.m. EST, November 15, 2011

GRAND RAPIDS— Many young veterans join the military so they can one day get financial assistance for college. “My parents didn’t have money to send me to college, so I decided to join the Marine Corps where I could get my GI Bill,” said 21-year old Yosi Hernandez. (More)

ICC volleyball in hunt for another national title – Cougars open NJCAA’s Thursday against Grand Rapids
By HAYDEN SHAVER | of the Journal Star | Posted Nov 15, 2011 @ 08:32 PM

ICC volleyball coach Sue Sinclair and her squad will be in familiar territory this week. […] The Cougars (28-11), who have won six of their last seven matches, are the seventh seed at nationals and face Grand Rapids Community College in the first round at 11 a.m. Thursday.  (More)

Haley named NSIC All-Conference 1st Team; Steuck, Davidson and Kelly also honored
By Derek Martin, Sports Editor | Crookston Daily Times | Posted Nov 15, 2011 @ 11:45 AM

The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference announced today its all-conference selections. Minnesota, Crookston junior running back Richard Haley has been named to the North Division First Team Offense. […] Haley, a transfer from Grand Rapids Community College, ran into the Golden Eagle record books with 1,556 rushing yards this season.  (More)

Culinary Competition Class Final Projects Plated – Photos


These photos depict Culinary Olympic-style cold food competition pieces being tested during the competition class at GRCC’s Secchia Institute for Culinary Education. Three days of work goes into producing two small bite size pieces of Cold Appetizer.

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Amazingly, students completed all pieces in the given time period.  To view all photos from the series, go here.

Have You Ever Given to the United Way?

Have you ever.

… helped a mom and her family find safety after they’ve fallen victim to domestic abuse?
… helped a woman find a house when she’s been battered by her spouse?
… cooked a meal for homeless families and children, then found them blankets and beds?
… helped a parent fill a much-needed prescription for his or her family that they may not otherwise get because they had to pay the rent?
… helped someone learn to read and write so they could apply for a job?

If you’ve given to the United Way, you have.

In Kent County, more than 3,000 victims of domestic abuse, homelessness and lack of necessary prescription medication need our support. Please join our GRCC community by making your contribution to United Way.

United Way Auction 11/17/11

GRCC is conducting an auction to benefit the Heart of West Michigan United Way on Thursday, November 17 from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. A variety of items are available including a West Michigan Scenic flight and 1 overnight hotel stay at Country Inn & Suites.

To get a sneak peak at what we have for auction this year look here: http://cms.grcc.edu/uwauction

All bids must be submitted to uwauction@grcc.edu by 7:00 pm, Thursday November 17. You must send separate message for each item and each bid. Please include the item name in the subject line of your message.

Bid on as many items as you would like! You can monitor the auction on the GRCC Post-It board. Winners will be announced via Post-It board on Friday, November 18. Winners must pay for their items by 5:00 pm Friday November 18. Checks made payable to Heart of West Michigan United Way. Questions should be directed to Julie Lenger x3490 or jlenger@grcc.edu.