Creating Connections Breakfast 2012 – Photos


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GRCC Foundation held its 4th Annual Creating Connections Breakfast on Thursday, February 23rd. This event brought together scholarship recipients and scholarship “owners.” Our faithful scholarship owners have provided such an opportunity for our students and this breakfast created the opportunity to personally say “thank you.”

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Salute to Women Awards 2012 – Reception 3/27/12

All are cordially invited to the Salute to Women Reception on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 from 1:30 – 3:00 P.M. in the GRCC Wisner-Bottrall Applied Technology Center Banquet Rooms.  The Award presentations begin at 2:00 p.m. and the event is open to the public.  This year’s award recipients are:

Nancy Forrest, GRCC Employee
Professor, Mathematics Department

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Jane Doyle, GRCC Alumna
Former WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilot)

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Tonja Lofton, GRCC Student
Student Congress President

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Julie Johnson, GRCC Former Employee
Dwelling Place of Grand Rapids

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Results of GRCC Survey of Distance Learning Students


GRCC has recently surveyed distance learning students about their experiences with their online courses. Out of nearly 3,500 students enrolled in online or hybrid classes in the Winter 2012, there were 473 student responses.

The above graphic represents where students that have participated in the survey live with several online students residing outside of Michigan.

The following bullets highlight the survey results: Continue reading

Food Drive Team Challenge – Last Update

This will be the last update before the winners of the Food Drive Team Challenge are revealed! The teams have done an outstanding job collecting donations for the pantry and we can’t thank them enough! The teams have collected a total of 1,588.6 pounds so far still have until tomorrow to drop their donations off in Student Life. The standings are as follows:

  • Almighty ISIS: 177
  • Awesome: 0
  • Biology Learning Center: 0
  • Counseling Cares: 203.8
  • Food Busters: 82.2
  • Food Fighters: 290.6
  • The FIVE-O: 658.4
  • The Incr”edibles”: 176.6

SafeZone Training – 4/4/12

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: Wednesday, April 4, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Diversity Learning Center conference room, please register at