Phishing Emails Target GRCC – Never Respond, Never Click

Phishing emails are again attempting to harvest user logins from GRCC addresses.

Here are some things to remember when getting email that seems suspicious:
-No legitimate organization would be contacting users directly for login credentials, password, login name, Social Security number, or other personal information through e-mail.
-Any communication about scheduled network maintenance would be communicated from the IT department through GRCC Today, and our associated communication channels.
Never respond to these email messages and never click on links within them.

This is an example of the phishing message currently being distributed:

“Due to the recent Virus attack on our database,We are currently upgrading our database and all email accounts need to be verified.
‘IT Help desk’ will be upgrading to the latest anti-spam version.
You are required to Click ACCOUNT and provide us the below information withing the next 72 hours so that your account can be upgraded OR have your account deleted from our database due to the menace of this virus.
Failure to do this within 72 hours will immediately render your
account deactivated from our database.”

Thank you for helping keep our network and your data safe!

GRCC Board of Trustees and President Tour LG Chem of Michigan

On Wednesday, May 23, 2112, LG Chem of Michigan gave the GRCC Board of Trustees and President an exclusive a tour of their state of the art advanced energy storage manufacturing facility.  Mary Hofstra from Training Solutions introduced LG’s leadership team and talked about the training GRCC has provided for all of their new hires.  Manufacturing is not dead in west Michigan! 

GRCC Student Food Pantry – New DeVos Campus Drop Off

The GRCC DeVos Campus now has a food drop-off site for our Student Food Pantry. Drop off your donations during normal business hours to Tracy Payne, of Adult & Developmental Education, in room 101 Sneden Hall.

Many students are using the pantry this summer and supplies are low.   Please review the list of the most needed items and drop off what you can to either Tracy Payne or Student Life.

GRCC In The News 5-31-12

GRCC Board of Trustees to consider request to borrow $30 million for campus repairs
Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 12:33 PM
Brian McVicar, The Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — The Grand Rapids Community College Board of Trustees will host a special meeting next week to consider a proposal to sell approximately $30.4 million in bonds to help fund repairs for the college’s aging campus. (More)

Man accused of exposing himself to GRCC student could get life sentence if convicted
Thursday, May 31, 2012, 8:30 AM
By Brian McVicar, The Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — A man allegedly caught masturbating in front of a student in a Grand Rapids Community College music room is facing up to life in prison if convicted as a sexually delinquent offender. (More)