GRCC 2012 Benefit Fair Raffle Winners

Congratulations to:

  • Flex Administrators-$25 Carrabba’s Gift Card- Shelly Richter
  • Flex Administrators-$50 P.F. Chang’s Gift Card-Ian Riley
  • Gallagher Benefit Services-$150 I-tunes Gift Card-Scott Lampe
  • GRCC Bookstore-$20 Gift Cards-Yan Bai
  • GRCC Bookstore-$20 Gift Cards-Jan Boynton
  • GRCC Bookstore-$20 Gift Cards-Bruce Morrison
  • GRCC Bookstore-$20 Gift Cards-Bob Shultz
  • GRCC Bookstore-$20 Gift Cards-Tom Vos
  • MEEMIC-$25 Meijer Gift Cards-Mary Chapin
  • MEEMIC-$25 Meijer Gift Cards-Melissa Davis
  • MEEMIC-$25 Meijer Gift Cards-Janice Holton
  • MEEMIC-$25 Meijer Gift Cards-Kim Musser
  • MEEMIC-$25 Meijer Gift Cards-Kim Pike
  • MEEMIC-$25 Meijer Gift Cards-Liz Westveld
  • MESSA-I-Pad 3-Jesse Fuzi
  • National Life Insurance-$50 Amazon Gift Card-Shavval Fleming
  • National Life Insurance-$50 Barnes & Noble Gift Card-Amanda Brand
  • Prepaid Legal Services-Cashews-Lorraine Fortuna
  • Priority Health-Bicycle- Lorena Aguayo
  • Priority Health-Duffle Bag-Staci Dever
  • VALIC-$25 Target Gift Cards-Nikki Banks
  • VALIC-$25 Target Gift Cards-Faye Davis
  • Waddell and Reed-$600 Financial Planning-Karla Nowak
  • Waddell and Reed-$600 Financial Planning-Linda Paasche
  • WMHIP-BC/BS-4 Griffins Tickets-Liz Westveld

Photos: Fall Open House

The Admissions Office hosted the annual Fall Open House for prospective students this past Saturday.  We were happy to serve approximately 200 folks again this year.

Prospective students and their families had the opportunity to:

  • View an Admissions and Academic Advising presentation
  • Take the Accuplacer test
  • Go on a campus tour
  • Apply for admission
  • Meet with representatives from GRCC at a Resource Fair

Thank you to those departments that attended and met with students;  Counseling, Disability Support Services, Enrollment Center, Financial Aid, Honors Program, Mechanical & Architectural Design, Music, Spectrum Theater, Student Life and Workforce Training. 

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CTE offers i>clicker Training for Faculty this Friday

Did you know that all GRCC faculty members have the option to use clickers in their classroom? Please join us for a training on Friday morning if you’d like an introduction to this technology. You’ll learn how the i>clicker 2 works and how clickers can be used to enhance student learning.

Event: i>clicker Training

Date and Time: Friday, November 2 from 9:00-10:00am

Location: 109 Cook HallFacilitator: Lisa Gloege, Assistant Professor of Economics/Distance Learning Faculty

Register: Register online at

This event is offered through the Center for Teaching Excellence and has been approved for longevity training credit where applicable.

For assistance with registration, please contact the Center for Teaching Excellence at or 616-234-2278.

Film: Age Of Champions On 11-2-12

An inspiring story of a group of athletes – a 100-year-old tennis champion, an 86 year old pole vaulter, a pair of swimming brothers, and a team of basketball grandmothers – all chasing gold at the National Senior Games. The film captures the triumphant spirit of these seniors who tackle old age with grace, humor, and optimism. Win or lose, they are living proof that it’s never too late to become champions.  A free will offering will be taken at this event in support of senior health programming within our community provided by Senior Neighbors and Oasis of Hope.

This event will be held on Friday, November 2, 2012 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM in the GRCC Applied Technology Center Auditorium.  No RSVP is required.

Annual Employee Holiday Breakfast

Celebrate the season with your colleagues at the Annual Employee Holiday Breakfast Friday December 14, 2012, at  7:30-9:00 am in the Hunsberger Arena inside the Ford Fieldhouse.  Tickets will be on sale November 26th through December 10th and are $3.00 each.

To purchase your ticket, see one of these wonderful people:

  • Amy Kirkbride – 4th floor Cook Hall
  • Tracy Payne – Sneden Hall
  • Penni Weninger – 3rd floor Main Building
  • Jennifer Kelly – 1st floor Admin Building
  • Kristen Seevers – Tassell M-TEC
  • Janis Qualls – 3rd floor Calkins Science Center
  • Carol Kramer – Facilities Office, Lyon Ramp
  • Nanci Guigue – 161 ATC
  • Kathy Kolehouse – Music Building

Looking forward to seeing you at the breakfast!

Print Solutions Ordering Deadlines

Most of the leaves have gone through their awe-inspiring transformation and now are on the ground to be picked up. Snow will soon start to fall and we will be getting ready for the joyous Holidays. Time certainly does go by quickly. Now is the perfect time to begin submitting your requests for course materials that you will need for the Winter Semester.

The Bookstore has gone through some transformation itself at the start of this semester. It is our hope to work more collaboratively with their team in order to serve your needs better. We are adopting their textbook ordering deadlines for course packs as well. Once you have your course assignment, please try to have your course pack or quick copy orders in within the following deadlines:
Deadline 1 – Already passed – October 5
Deadline 2 – December 7
Deadline 3 – NA
Deadline 4 – December 14
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GRCC In The News 10-30-12

KCC, partners to celebrate medical imaging collaborative Nov. 8
Battle Creek Enquirer Oct 29, 2012
The Michigan Community College Association and the Michigan Radiologic and Imaging Science Consortium are proud to recognize the collaborative efforts of five Michigan community colleges and one state university to offer comprehensive training in advanced medical imaging…Members of the MiRIS Consortium are Grand Rapids Community College, Kellogg Community College, Lake Michigan College, Lansing Community College, Mid Michigan Community College and Grand Valley State University.