Salute to Women reception set for March 26, 2013

In honor of Women’s History Month please join us to celebrate Misty McClure-Anderson, Myrna Granderson, Joan Berends and Carly Misech at the 15th annual Salute to Women reception, Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 1:30 p.m. in the Wisner-Bottrall Applied Technology Center Banquet Rooms. Please see attached invitation for complete details.

GRCC In the News, 3-7-13

Former employee at GRCC bookstore admits to embezzling up to $50,000

March 6, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — A former employee at Grand Rapids Community College’s student bookstore pleaded guilty in Kent County Circuit Court Tuesday, March 5 to embezzling as much as $50,000, according to court records.

Susan Cain at GRCC Diversity Lecture Series

March 6, 2013; Michigan Radio

“Quiet, The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking”
Susan Cain – Author, Lecturer

Susan Cain is a former corporate lawyer and negotiations consultant and a self-described introvert. Her book has sparked a genuine national conversation about introverts. Although our culture undervalues them dramatically, introverts have made some of the great contributions to society from Chopin’s nocturnes to the invention of the personal computer to Gandhi’s transformative leadership. Based on intensive research in psychology and neurobiology, Cain argues that we design our schools, workplaces, and religious institutions for extroverts, and that this bias creates a waste of talent, energy, and happiness.

Four NJCAA district tournaments bring basketball extravaganza to Delta College

March 6, 2013; MLive

UNIVERSITY CENTER — With four tournaments and four titles on the line, it’s going to be a banner weekend at Delta College.

… The District G women’s district features No. 11 Lake Michigan vs. Lansing at 5:30 p.m. Thursday and No. 18 Kalamazoo Valley vs. Grand Rapids at 7:30 p.m. The title game is set for 1 p.m. Saturday.

… In District 9, it’s Grand Rapids vs. Lansing at 5:30 p.m. Friday and No. 9 Glen Oaks vs. Jackson at 7:30 p.m. The title game is 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Due date for project requests changed to March 25, 2013

The due date for 2013-2014 project requests is being extended from March 11th to March 25th. As you submit your department plans, please follow up with your IT project requests.

The Project Prioritization Team will be reviewing the 2013-2014 project requests during their April and May discussions.

For more information about the fiscal planning of project requests, read the March edition of ReadIT:

If you have any questions or concerns, please call  616-234-HELP.

GRCC Christian Fellowship members spend spring break rebuilding Jersey Shore


A group of students from the GRCC Christian Fellowship, accompanied by campus Chaplain Harry Lew and Music Professor Grace Schwanda, are spending their spring break helping to rebuild the New Jersey Shore after Superstorm Sandy decimated the beach and homes in Ortley Beach and other shore communities in October. The students departed Grand Rapids in two vans on Friday, March 1, and began working on Saturday. They will be there through Thursday, take a one-day trip to New York City, and then head back to Grand Rapids on Saturday in time to be back to classes on Monday.

Courtesy of Jersey-rooted friends, the group enjoyed real New Jersey Pizza between planting grass on the sand dunes and helping to repair severely damaged homes. Contributions toward the cost of the trip are welcome through Monday, March 11. If interested, please contact Penni Weninger at or 616-234-4547.