Would you Like the Admissions Office to Promote Your Department to Prospective Students?

We’d love to help! We are preparing for our fall outreach efforts. We will be seeing a large number of prospective students on a weekly basis. In order to promote your department, we are asking for updated brochures from all areas that we can pass out to students. We would like to have as many brochures as you are willing to send us.

Please send brochures to Sandy Gregory, Admissions Office, Room 113, Sneden Hall.

Condolences to the Family and Friends of Mohamed Elmi

On Sunday, June 8, 2012 a GRCC student named Mohamed Elmi passed away from cancer and was buried yesterday in accordance with Muslim religious tradition.  He was an extraordinary student who was active in student activities and was interviewed about his native Somalia for the Rapidian here in Grand Rapids:

Mary Brown is an adjunct professor at GRCC and shared her experience with Mohamed:

“I was able to sit with the women at the home and was impressed by the warm a caring group of women from far and near who surrounded the mother and sisters in their time of grief.

Mohamed was a very dear student who I helped to connect with a mentor at GVSU and to a local law firm in hope that he could realize his dreams to study international law and policies and later obtain his PhD. Mohamed connected with GRCC via the Pathways program and later enrolled in credit courses and was one of my PY097 students.

Mohamed had gained so much from his engagement at GRCC and begin to change his mindset and his behavior. He became a shining example to his sisters, who are now deeply involved in education because of his examples. Mohamed wanted to bring change to the world and help his family and people back in Somalia.

Mohamed was an outstanding student, a wonderful human being and I am profoundly sad his family loss and the loss to society. Mohamed was a testimony to how education can make change in one’s life.”

GRCC in the News – 7/11/12

Push for merit pay and budget cuts help GRCC’s bottom line, but difficult times lie ahead
Published: Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 3:13 PM | Grand Rapids Press | By Brian McVicar

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — President Steven Ender has improved the culture at Grand Rapids Community College by trimming expenses and pushing for performance-based pay, but the college still faces challenging financial circumstances.  (More)

Wyoming students involved in the new Middle College program with GRCC must attend an orientation
Published: Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 10:42 AM | Grand Rapids Press | By Monica Scott

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) and Wyoming schools have announced the orientation dates for the newly created Wyoming Middle College for the fall of 2012.  (More)

From GRCC and GVSU to MSU Med School
THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2012 | Rapid Growth

A partnership between MSU and GVSU will create a pathway from GRCC to GVSU to MSU medical school.  (More)

Thank You From Faye Weatherall-Davis

To my GRCC Family and Especially to my HR/PR/Benefits Family

I want to express my sincere gratitude and that of my family for the thoughtful cards, kind words, and your prayers. The flowers, cards and plants truly brighten the room and your words of encouragement certainly lift me up.

As many of you know nothing can compare to a mothers love and/or my love for my mother, she will be greatly missed. Thank you all so much again for your support, kind words and your prayers,

Faye Weatherall-Davis