GRCC Online Store Public Sale 3/8/12

Grand Rapids Community College is having a public sale on Thursday, March 8, 2012 ~ 07:00 AM – 07:00 PM at the GRCC Online Store –

Visit this site the day of the sale to shop for items that will be available.

Visit the Purchasing Department’s Google+ page to see photo’s of featured items.

Pickup: Items available for pick up beginning the next day (Friday) after the sale from 9AM to 4 PM at GRCC, 133 Winchester Place NE, Grand Rapids, MI. After Friday pick up by appointment only. Email to request an appointment. See for location and pick up details.

This sale will contain limited computers, electronics, technology, books, lost & found, etc. Grand Rapids Community College cannot guarantee complete sets. All items will be sold as is. Purchased items must be removed from the college campus within two weeks from date of sale as indicated above (by appointment). Purchased items not picked up will be returned to stock.

Questions should be directed to, Mansfield Matthewson, Director of Purchasing at (616) 234-3850 or email

Grand Rapids Community College has the right to reject any or all bids as deemed necessary in the best interest of the college.

GRCC in the News – 3/5/12

Hotelympia 2012 competition results
Amanda Afiya | Friday 02 March 2012 17:00 | Caterer and Hotelkeeper

A full round-up of medal winners from La Parade des Chefs and all the competition classes at Le Salon Culinaire International de Londres 2012 at Hotelympia, held at London’s ExCel exhibition centre this week. […] Traditional pasta dish: Kirsten Weber (bronze), Grand Rapids Community College, USA. New Zealand lamb challenge: Derek Warren (bronze), Grand Rapids Community College, USA;  (More)

Grand Rapids Community College hosting Race, Ethnicity and Identity Conference
Published: Friday, March 02, 2012, 3:15 PM | Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS – Mike Light, a history instructor at Grand Rapids Community College, says part of his mission is exposing students to new concepts and ideas. That’s what he and other instructors within the college’s Social Science Department hope to do later this month when they host the annual Race, Ethnicity and Identity Conference.  (More)

Wayland Community Fitness Center has new director Jason Smits and three new staff members
Published: Monday, March 05, 2012, 8:00 AM

WAYLAND — Northern Physical Therapy has hired three new employees and promoted one current staff member to accommodate the schedule of the new fitness center. […] Jeremy Diller is a new hire and part-time fitness specialist at the Wayland Community Fitness Center. Diller is a graduate of Adrian College and is currently pursuing studies at Grand Rapids Community College in the field of pharmaceuticals.  (More)

GRCC Race Ethnicity and Identity Conference 3/23/12-3/29/12

GRCC Race Ethnicity and Identity Conference 3/23/12-3/29/12 Presented by the Social Science Department

Grand Rapids Community College’s Social Science Department is hosting its annual Race, Ethnicity and Identity Conference on the college’s downtown campus from March 23-29, 2012.  The conference will feature a variety of events and speakers covering topics from

The keynote presentation of the conference “Beyond the 11th: The Power of Humanity” will feature Susan Retik (Co-Founder of Beyond the 11th, a Beyond the 11th is a non-profit organization that provides support to widows in Afghanistan who have been afflicted by war, terrorism & oppression).

For a full listing of events and information on attending, visit or download the conference flyer (.pdf).

Food Drive Team Challenge – Results

Student LIfe would like to send out a huge thank you to all who have participated and helped with the Food Drive Team Challenge. It was a great success! During the two week collection period the teams collected $650 worth of Meijer gift cards and 3,377.9 pounds of food!!! The results are as follows (includes monetary donations: $1 = 1pound of food):

  • First Place: Counseling Cares – 1,101.3 pounds
  • Second Place: Food Fighters – 954.8 pounds
  • Third Place: The FIVE-O: 936.6 pounds
  • Almighty ISIS: 344 pounds
  • Awesome: 188 pounds
  • Biology Learning Center: 48.2 pounds
  • Food Buster: 249.2 pounds
  • The Incr”edibles”: 205.8 pounds

Thank again for all of your support – it is greatly appreciated!