Reminder – Opening Day This Week With an Opportunity to Help Stock the Student Food Pantry

Reminder: Opening Day for the Fall 2012 Semester takes place this Thursday, August 23 in the Ford Fieldhouse.  The schedule is as follows:

  • Continental Breakfast & Networking – 7:30 a.m. – 8:25 a.m.
  • Program starts promptly at 8:30 a.m.

Also, we are in need of your help to stock the GRCC Student Food Pantry for the year! We are asking that you bring an item on the list (but feel free to bring more!) to the Opening Day celebration so that we can reach our goal of collecting 1,000 pounds of food before the first day of the Fall 2012 semester! Since February 2012, we have filled 250 bags with food and served over 72 students and their families. Please help us provide for even more students in 2012-2013!

For full details, see this flyer (.pdf).

Open House Celebrating the Tenth Anniversary of the Tassell M-TEC Today

Grand Rapids Community College will celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Leslie E. Tassell M-TEC (Michigan Technical Education Center) this week with a series of events, including a community open house for the general public and GRCC employees today. Tours of the building will be available as well as refreshments.

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GRCC in the News – 8/21/12

How GRCC’s job training programs are helping displaced workers find careers
Published: Monday, August 20, 2012, 2:25 PM | Grand Rapids Press | By Brian McVicar

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Greg Wiseman found himself out of work for the first time in more than three decades in March 2011 when he was laid off from Steelcase. But thanks to the education he’s received at Grand Rapids Community College’s Leslie E. Tassell M-TEC workforce training center, Wiseman is just a few months away from earning a certificate in the center’s Construction Trades program.  (More)

Daniel Vosovic admitted to the fashion incubator
By Rachel Ellner, August 20, 2012 2:40 pm | School of Art and Design

The Council of Fashion Designers of America’s Fashion Incubator isn’t for preemies. The CFDA’s two-year program is designed to foster the talent of emerging designers with noted experience and recognition. […] Vosovic’s origins: Mosovic is a Michigan native. Prior to coming to FIT he attended Grand Rapids Community College.  (More)

A whale of a photo op at Port San Luis
By Cynthia Lambert | San Luis Obispo Tribune | 8/20/12

Bill Bouton drove from San Luis Obispo to Oso Flaco Lake on Saturday morning to photograph birds with a lens he’d recently purchased. There wasn’t much to see, said Bouton, a retired biology teacher from Grand Rapids Community College in Michigan. Discouraged, he headed back toward San Luis Obispo but decided on a whim to stop in Avila Beach.  (More)

Reminder: Opening Day Rootbeer Kegger and Hot Dog Lunch at the Tassell M-TEC

A shuttle for GRCC employees will run from 11:15am to 1:30pm from the Main Campus to M-TEC on Thursday August 23rd that will pick up/drop off in front of the Ford Fieldhouse on Lyon(near the bus stop) on the Main Campus and pick up/drop off near the front door of the M-TEC.

The shuttle will hold a maximum of 35 people. The shuttle will run on a continuous 20 minute loop between Main and M-TEC. Stop by for a dog and some suds!

Student Information Station Volunteers Still Needed

GRCC’s Student Life office is getting ready for the start of Fall semester and is looking for volunteers to help staff our Student Information Stations. Thank you to everyone that has already volunteered; however, we are still in need of more people! We have a great need for volunteers in the ATC and Bostwick Commons. Information Stations will be held beginning Monday, August 27th and run through Wednesday, August 29th from 7:00am – 2:00pm and 5:00pm – 7:00pm . They know it is very busy time for all, but would greatly appreciate any time you are able to volunteer.

Please use the links below to sign up for a time/day (the tabs at the bottom of each spreadsheet indicate the different days). If you have any questions please feel free to contact Ashlee Pipoly by email or x4839. Thank you in advance for your time!