GVSU professor to discuss Jung’s archetypes as part of Psychology Speakers Series

Dr. Sandra Portko, a psychology professor at Grand Valley State University, will discuss the archetypes introduced by Swiss psychologist Carl G. Jung at 1 p.m. February 14, 2013.

Jung’s concept emerged in his development of analytical psychology and contemporary approaches to psychological theory and practice.

The free presentation, part of the Psychology Speakers Series, will be held in room 168 of ATC.

GRCC In the News, 2-6-13

In wake of Newtown school shootings, Grand Rapids Community College event to focus on gun violence

February 6, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Examining gun violence in America from a psychological, historical and criminal justice standpoint is the focus of a three-day event planned at Grand Rapids Community College for next week.

GRCC hosts three-day gun violence symposium, Feb. 11-13

February 5, 2013; The Holland Sentinel

Grand Rapids — Faculty from Grand Rapids Community College’s Psychology, Social Sciences and Criminal Justice departments have assembled a three-day symposium that will take on the many-faceted topic of gun violence.

Saugatuck students will get look at technology and careers

February 4, 2013; The Holland Sentinel

Saugatuck — Saugatuck High School’s 10th-grade class will visit Grand Rapids Community College on Tuesday as part of a pilot career exploration program. Saugatuck High school is providing the Workkeys Talent and Fit Assessment and lean manufacturing simulation with a grant from the Ottawa Intermediate School Districts School to Work Program.

West Michigan immigrants relieved by state’s decision to grant driver’s licenses

February 4, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — When Noe Villanueva heard the Michigan Secretary of State had reversed its decision and would begin granting drivers licenses to immigrants who qualify for the federal government’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, he was surprised and grateful.

… “So I gave up my education, because I was attending Grand Rapids Community College, and went to Washington,” he said. “I was paranoid that I would be involved in an accident and I wouldn’t be able to provide a license.”

Barrel of Monkeys, other family-friends events added to LaughFest 2013

February 4, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — LaughFest 2013 will have several returning family-friendly acts that will sure to make your kids “barreling” over with creativity.

… This year’s 10-day festival will also give kids and teens the opportunity to stretch their legs and exercise with Saturday Kids Zone and Teen Zone events on March 16 at the Grand Rapids Community College Field Ford House, 111 Lyon St. NE, Grand Rapids.


La’Ontae Carter joins Academic Testing Center

La'Ontae Carter

La’Ontae Carter

GRCC welcomes La’Ontae Carter (but everyone in the Academic Testing Center and surrounding offices knows her as Tae). She began her support professional journey here at the Academic Testing Center as a student worker. After receiving her A.A. with MACRAO, she transferred to Grand Valley. Grand Rapids Community College gave her the opportunity to work as a contingent employee in the same department. Currently, she is the Evening and Weekend Academic Testing Proctor. She currently is in her last semester at GVSU pursuing a B.S. in Psychology and a B.B.A. in Accounting. Soon after graduation she will begin her M.S.A. in Accounting at Davenport University.

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and teaching her 5 year old son, Jason, how to read, write, add, and subtract.

Job Training program celebrates graduation

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On January 30, 2013, Job Training held its winter graduation ceremony at Tassell M-TEC.

Many graduates celebrated with their families, friends and Job Training faculty and staff. Graduates received congratulations from Board of Trustees Chairman Richard Verburg;  Fiona Hert, dean of the School of Workforce Development; and George Waite, director of Tassell M-TEC. After the ceremony, a reception was held, and the graduates had the opportunity to show their family and friends the labs they worked in and visit with the faculty and staff.

Photos from visit by Saugatuck High School students

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Saugatuck High School’s 10th-grade class visited GRCC on February 5, 2013, as part of a pilot career exploration program.

GRCC began working with the 74 sophomores this year as part of a program designed to help identify their interests and abilities, and line them up with their college and career plans.

The students divided their time between the ATC and Tassell M-TEC. In addition to exploring the programs GRCC offers, they participated in a group lean manufacturing simulation.

You could nominate the next Distinguished Alumni of GRCC!

The Distinguished Alumni Award honors a GRCC/JC alumni who has achieved substantial public recognition for his/her accomplishments or success.

To be eligible for nomination, the nominee should have:

  • earned 30 or more credit hours from GRCC/JC, and
  • earned the respect and trust of his/her associates in his/her chosen field, or
  • made substantial contributions to the good of his/her fellow human beings or be recognized as an outstanding practitioner of his/her profession or vocation, or
  • served as a motivational force for others in a positive manner.

Deadline to nominate is Friday, February 15, 2013. Check out the following website for the application and more information.

Nominations sought for Outstanding Adult Learner award

Attention GRCC Faculty and Staff:

Please support our adult and non-traditional students at GRCC by nominating them for the Grand Rapids Area Higher Education (GRAHEN) annual Outstanding Adult Learner (OAL) award. The OAL Banquet, which will be held this year on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, recognizes and honors the academic achievements and community contributions of adult students from local higher education institutions.

Information and nomination forms are available by contacting the Admissions office.

The deadline for nominations is February 15.

Please contact Angela Z. Salinas (Recruiter for Adult Enrollment and Outreach Coordinator) at ext. 3420 or angelasalinas@grcc.edu with any questions and/or to submit nominations.