Coffee and Conversation With Dr Ender 5/3/12 – Photos

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This morning GRCC President Dr. Steven Ender met with a standing room only crowd in the ATC to give employees updates on the Bond proposal that will appear on the ballot in next week’s election.  In addition to his optimism about the campaign, he also had some wonderful personal news to share: he has a new granddaughter!

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Active Commute Week West Michigan – 5/14/12-5/18/12

Active Commute Week West Michigan is coming up May 14-18, 2012 and GRCC is participating!

What is Active Commute Week? It’s your chance to join with many other local business and colleges in reducing our carbon footprint and riding the bus, walking, riding your bike or longboarding to work!

GRCC is also participating in the local Active Commute Week Challenge for businesses and individuals to track their commutes to and from work to compete for daily prizes ($100.00 Meijer Gift Cards – not too bad!).

National Bike to Work Day is on Friday May 18 and from 7:00-9:00 am there will be rally stops on your way in – one even being in front of Sneden Hall on our DeVos Campus. Mayor George Hartwell will be stopping by our GRCC rally point around 7:30 if anyone want’s to say hello!

Later that evening from 4:30-7:30 there will be Active Commute Today LIVE at the Rapid Central Station with live bands, food, minor bike tune ups and the Active Commute Week Challenge awards.

Visit for schedule and to register for the Active Commute Week Challenge.

Please call or email Julie Lenger with any questions! x3490 or

Great Teachers Seminar 2012 – Application Deadline Tomorrow 5/4/12

Register now for the Great Teachers Seminar 2012 – the due date is TOMORROW – 5/4/12.

This event will be held from Monday, June 25 – Wednesday, June 27 at the Michillinda Lodge in Whitehall MI.  The Center for Teaching Excellence invites you to join college colleagues in experiencing an international movement of deep professional development in the beauty of Western Michigan.


  • To celebrate good teaching
  • To learn new techniques
  • To practice rational analysis
  • To stimulate exchange of ideas
  • To renew
  • The Seminar includes single room and meals, beginning with dinner on Monday, June 25 and ending with lunch on Wednesday, June 27.

Enrollment is limited.  GRCC offers one longevity trainng credit to full time faculty who participate.  Graduate credit available through Ferris State University.  REGISTER HERE.

GRCC in the News – 5/3/12

See who is supporting Grand Rapids Community College’s bond proposal
Published: Wednesday, May 02, 2012, 7:30 PM | Grand Rapids Press

GRCC is an economic driver in West Michigan | The future growth and success of our community college is not just an important education issue or a city of Grand Rapids issue. It’s about economic development, workforce development and the ability of our entire region to compete in the global economy. (More)

Forest Hills Eastern High School senior wins prestigious Roger B. Chaffee Scholarship
Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 7:10 PM | Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Timothy Joel DeVries dreams of using his exceptional math and science abilities to solve a complex problem that helps people. That desire is one of the reasons the Forest Hills Eastern senior is this year’s recipient of the prestigious Roger B. Chaffee Scholarship. […] Between credits earned from dual enrollment at Grand Rapids Community College in physics and calculus and high scores on AP exams, DeVries will save himself time and money in college. He said he could have as many as 40 credits when he graduates.  (More)