Save the Date for Wendy Berry’s Retirement Celebration – 6/6/12

Be sure to congratulate Wendy Berry on her retirement after 27 years of working for GRCC and GRPS. Wendy has been working at the Michigan Works! Offices for the past 10 years. Previous to that she worked at the ATC for Business & Technical Training. We will miss her smile and dedication to students and customers.

Mark your calendar for June 6th for her retirement celebration. Details will be sent out soon.

Food Pantry Donations Needed

The food pantry is up and running for the Spring/Summer semester! This semester there are 33 participants and the pantry is currently feeding 99 students and their families. 54 bags of food have been filled already and we’re only 3 weeks in. With such a high participating rate, our food pantry is getting low and we are looking for your help! We are in great need of some items to help restock the food pantry.

Please see the Food Pantry High Need List for our current needs. All donations can be dropped off in Student Life. Please note that we will only accept non-perishable food items and prefer items to be individually packaged and portioned to better fit in food pantry bags.

GRCC in the News – 5/23/12

Letter writer says it should be three strikes and out for Grand Rapids Community College
Published: Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 11:10 PM | Grand Rapids Press

Quit wasting tax dollars with all these votes | What part of “NO” doesn’t Grand Rapids Community College understand? Three denials for additional taxes in five years? Three strikes and you’re out! Please quit wasting our tax dollars by having all these votes. Higher education is not a right, it is an opportunity.  (More)

GRCC students react to new $100 facilities fee
Published: Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 1:47 PM | Grand Rapids Press | By Brian McVicar

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Jake Balke wasn’t too upset by a $2.50 per-contact-hour tuition increase passed by the Grand Rapids Community College Board of Trustees on Monday night. After all, tuition has gone up every year, usually by a few dollars, since Balke, 21, started at GRCC three years ago.  (More)

GRCC approves fee increase – To cover repair costs at the college
Tuesday, 22 May 2012, 12:47 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – Just weeks after voters rejected a $98.8 million bond issue , the Grand Rapids Community College board has voted to raise fees to cover repair costs at the college.  (More)

Dual Enrollment Policy Updated

Dual Enrollment Policy Changes:

  • Changed policy title from “Early College” to” Dual Enrollment” to accomplish alignment with the state legislative terminology.
  • The list of courses available for Dual Enrolled students were removed from the policy and replaced with a link. This provides easier access and ability to keep the course listing current.
  • The application fee references were removed from the procedure section to reflect the current no fee application practice.
  • Application deadlines were corrected to reflect current practice

To view the full policy, go here.