National Bike to Work Day Wraps up – Photos

national bike to work day - rally stop (Small)

Well done GRCC! For those who actively commuted this week – we wrapped up the week with National Bike to Work Day today! In front of GRCC’s Sneden Hall was a Rally Point and we had a great time drinking coffee with active commuters this morning – including the Mayor!

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Don’t forget that tonight is Active Commute Week Live at the Rapid Bus Station with bands, awards for the most active commuters, the Mayor of Grand Rapids and of course some pizza!

Thank You From Loretta Antoine

Loretta Antoine, wife of former GRCC employee Howard Antoine wanted to send in this message of thanks for the outpouring of support that followed his recent passing.

“We wish to thank all those who sent cards to Howard during his illness. They meant so much to him. Now his family is grateful for the condolences we have received since for our loss.” –Loretta and Howard’s Family.

Howard started working for GRCC in 1987 and recently had retired and was working part time.


GRCC in the News – 5/18/12

Why letter writers think Grand Rapids Community College millage request failed
Published: Thursday, May 17, 2012, 2:00 PM | Grand Rapids Press

Staff pay a factor in shaping voters’ opinions of GRCC – The reason the Grand Rapids Community College bond issue failed isn’t just because of “yes” voters failing to turn out, as was mentioned in The Grand Rapids Press.  (More)

SSPD Grants: May Funding Opportunity – Due Today 5/18/12

The deadline for the submission of grant applications for the Support Staff Professional Development (SSPD) program is 4:30 p.m., May 18, 2012. The SSPD application packet and SSPD Guidelines are available in the Professional Development Grants section of the Grants Office website at Please note that applications must include a Supervisor’s Approval form, a budget form and budget documentation. If you have any questions about SSPD grants, please contact Lisa Dopke, Grants Coordinator at 234-3340 or Good luck!