Exam Cram at the GRCC Library – Free Tutoring and Snacks

Faculty and staff are asked to share the news about Exam Cram with all students – late night quiet study hours and snacks in the Library. Exam Cram is co-sponsored by Academic Support, Student Life, and the Library & Learning Commons. There will be a librarian and a tutor available during Exam Cram hours each evening from Sunday, Dec. 11 through Tuesday, Dec. 13.

Regular Library Hours | Extended Exam Cram Hours

  • Sunday 12/11 1-5  | 5-midnight
  • Monday 12/12 7:30 AM – 9:45 PM  | 9:45-midnight
  • Tuesday 12/13 7:30 AM – 9:45 PM  | 9:45-midnight

Employee Holiday Breakfast 12/16/11


GRCC’s annual Employee Holiday Breakfast will take place Friday December 16, 2011 7:30-9:00 am in the Hunsberger Arena inside the Ford Fieldhouse.  Tickets are $3.00 each and go on sale November 30th.  They’ll be available for purchase from:

  • Tracy Payne (Sneden)
  • Tammy Mosley (Tassell M-Tec)
  • Kathy Kolehouse (Music)
  • Nanci Gigue (ATC)
  • Mary Reed (CPP)
  • Penni Weninger (3rd Floor Main)
  • Janis Qualls (Science bldg)
  • Amy Kirkbride (Cook 4th Floor)
  • Julie Lenger (Cook Admin)

Raider Salute to Art Johnson, Amy Kirkbride, and Rob Chelone

This salute came from Donna Kragt and the Institutional Research and Planning Department:

On the Wednesday prior to Thanksgiving, IRP had a large mailing to former GRCC students who had transferred to another college/university. We wanted to make the 2pm mail deadline so that the surveys would be delivered to homes over the holiday weekend.

Many thanks to Art, Amy and Rob for giving up part of their morning to label and stuff envelopes! They certainly demonstrated the GRCC values of responsiveness and excellence.

GRCC in the News – 11/28/11

Recruiting: Central Michigan’s quarterback picture is getting crowded
9:55 PM, Nov. 27, 2011 | Detroit Free Press

Last week, Grand Rapids Community College quarterback Cody Kater announced his commitment to Central Michigan. Kater is expected to sign his National Letter of Intent on Dec. 15 and enroll at CMU in January.  (More)

Ambushed in Afghanistan, Marine ‘muscle memory’ helps 50-year-old West Michigan State Department worker repel attack
Published: Friday, November 25, 2011, 9:31 AM | Grand Rapids Press

It had been a while. But Dale Kramer’s Marine Corps training kicked in after the roadside bomb exploded, and some 100 insurgents attacked a convoy in eastern Afghanistan.  (More)

Grand Rapids college chefs’ tips for a stress-free holiday feast
Published: Thursday, November 24, 2011, 6:24 AM | Booth Features

If the thought of preparing a holiday feast has you ready to weep into your potholders, relax. The key is to not leave everything to the last day, according to local professional chefs and culinary arts professors. In fact, Chef Nancy Rutledge of Grand Rapids Community College Dining Services advised holiday cooks to do as much prep as possible ahead of time.  (More)

Top Chef
Mark Prior | November 24, 2011 | Cochrane Times-Post (Canada)

One of Cochrane’s own talented culinary experts recently won a prestigious cooking competition called the Nations Cup 2011, and did so in good taste. Amy Fox once again proved why she belongs in the culinary world during the competition, which lasted from October 20 to 22. She returned home with more medals around her neck than an 80’s hip-hop artist, with four prominent and legitimate cleaver knives awards as well. […] Fox and her partner left Charlottetown on October 18 and flew to Grand Rapids Michigan where she anxiously waited for the competition to begin. The competition was held at the Grand Rapids Community College’s Secchia Institute for Culinary Education.  (More)