Raider Salute to Dan Verwolf

This Salute comes from Dorothy Sadony in the Facilities Department:

Dan has done an incredible job working with Facilities on several upgrade projects.  He should be highly commended for his customer service skills, and prompt responses to our needs.  Our vendors working on the projects also comment on what a fantastic job he did. Thanks again for all your hard work.

More Offices on the Move – Foundation, IRP, Legal and Communications

The Advancement office (GRCC Foundation) has temporarily moved to the first floor of the Admin Building on the DeVos campus.

Next week, Institutional Research, Legal Counsel and Communications will move to their new spaces. IRP and Legal Counsel will be moving to Mable Engle and Communications will move to the first floor of the Admin Building. Contractors will take over College Park Plaza on October 15th to begin the work!

TRiO Student Support Services for the MICUP Poster Presentation 10/24/12

All GRCC Faculty & Students are invited to come join TRiO Student Support Services for the MICUP Poster Presentation on Wednesday, October 24, 2012. The research posters are presented by GRCC students who participated in the Summer 2012 MICUP Program (Michigan College/University Partnership) at Michigan Technological University.

Stop by anytime between 1:00pm to 4:00pm in the Student Center – Stairwell Landings 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Floors.

Wellness Student of the Week – Kristine Wright

kristine wrightGRCC’s Wellness Student of the week is Kristine Wright – here’s a bit of what makes her so special:

“What started out as a required class has been a blessing! I love feeling better, and my kids love it too. I haven’t lost any weight but I am a much happier, healthier person. I have more energy now, and it’s a proven fact that exercise helps stimulate the brain (we can all use that for our studies). I have 4 children at home who need me, and I want them to have my best.

Life happens, and the truth is that I’m ‘no spring chicken’ but I’m okay with that. I play ball with the kids and we have a great time. When I think they need to get outside and play, I grab a ball and they’re all smiles and ready to go! As parents we need to set a good example and being fit is part of that. I never have been a big fan of the boys playing video games! We, as a family, have all benefitted from my wellness class. My daughters see that a woman can be strong (mind and body) and nurturing. They are 3 and 5 years old. They call me ‘SHERA’ how cool is that! Daddy is He-man, of course. It is amazing the amount of energy I now have. I can keep up with kids and that is no easy task! I have twin boys that are 11 years old, and we play basketball and catch often. They still think mom is cool to hang out with.

The bottom line is… make the most of everyday, and start with yourself. I cannot stress enough that I just simply feel better! My family can see the difference and it has inspired my husband to want the same. I have people counting on me to be here and take care of them and I don’t want to miss a single day! Since I started exercising, I have had a few blips in the cancer scene. Three surgeries later, I’m good. I am the healthiest I’ve ever been. And it all started from a required class. A class that changed my life!”

GRCC in the News – 10/2/12

New GRCC Culinary Amphitheater
2:45 PM, Oct 1, 2012 | WZZM Take Five

Secchia Institute for Culinary Education at Grand Rapids Community College is home to the new Pietro and Regina Amphitheater. The new kitchen amphitheater seats 54 people to an up close and personal view of food preparation and lessons on using state of the art kitchen appliances and tools.   (More)

Heard on the Street: We’re all West Michigan, plus restaurants, water and beer
By Dave Alexander | Grand Rapids Press | on October 02, 2012 at 7:21 AM

MUSKEGON, MI – I took my first ArtPrize tour a week ago and I came away from downtown Grand Rapids with a much greater appreciation of the West Michigan region where we all live. […] I have been going to downtown Grand Rapids for years whether visiting The Grand Rapids Press Building, covering business stories at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court or officiating volleyball at either Grand Rapids Community College or in DeVos Place.  (More)