Archive for March 6, 2012

Welcome to the World Jared Matthew Barnum

March 6, 2012

GRCC Police Dispatcher Mercedes Barnum and her husband Pete welcomed their new baby boy, Jared Matthew Barnum into the world on Sunday, March 4 at 2:19 a.m. He weighed 8lbs 3oz and was 18 inches long. Mom and baby are very happy and healthy.

Jared Matthew Barnum

IIPD Grant Applications Due 3/23/12

March 6, 2012

The deadline for submission of grant applications for the Instructional Improvement & Professional Development (IIPD) program is 4:30 p.m., March 23, 2012. Please note that the IIPD Guidelines and all application forms have been revised .

The revised application packet and Guidelines are available in the IIPD Grants section of the Grants Office website at Applications should be delivered to the GRCC Foundation Office, 1st floor, College Park Plaza. If you have any questions about IIPD grants, please contact Judith Larsen, Director of Grants and Resource Development at 234-3910 or at

Last Mens Basketball Home Game Tonight – 3/6/12

March 6, 2012

GRCC Basketball

It’s your last chance to catch GRCC’s Men’s Basketball team this season tonight – they’re playing Kellogg Community College at 7:00 p.m. in the Ford Fieldhouse.

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GRCC in the News – 3/6/12

March 6, 2012

More than 700 teens expected for GRCC’s annual Latino Youth Conference
Published: Monday, March 05, 2012, 4:32 PM Updated: Monday, March 05, 2012, 4:58 PM

GRAND RAPIDS – An expected 717 eighth graders will hit the campus of Grand Rapids Community College Tuesday for the 13th annual Latino Youth Conference, created to increase Hispanics’ college attendance. […] “We want the students to experience the college atmosphere while learning new skills and recognizing their own potential to shape their futures,” said Chris Arnold, conference chair and director of GRCC’s Diversity Learning Center.  (More)

College transfers on the rise: More students attending more than one institution
Published: Monday, March 05, 2012, 2:55 PM | Grand Rapids Press

ALLENDALE TOWNSHIP — When students enroll at Grand Valley State University, they’re more likely now than a decade ago to take a class or two at another institution – typically a community college – as they pursue their degree. […] Tina Hoxie, dean of Student Affairs at Grand Rapids Community College, said there are lots of reasons why students would reverse transfer to a community college. (More)