Policy highlights

Highlights for Facility Use Policy (new):

  • This is a new Policy
  • The “Facility Use and Fee Structure” document  was never a policy;  the process for approval for use and related fee structures was not consistent across campus facilities
  • The previous “Facility Use and Fee Structure” document has not been reviewed/updated since December 2001.
  • Proposed policy establishes facility use intent, prioritizes use hierarchy and establishes expectations for fees
  • This policy will apply to all campus facilities.
  • GRCC’s fee structure must still be reviewed and updated.
  • A fees and procedures document will still need to be developed.

Highlights of Recommended Changes to Policy 10.1, Tuition and Fees (revised)

  • A provision for a separate dual enrollment rate was incorporated into the revised policy (item #4)
  • The statement around universal fees was clarified (item #5)
  • The statement indicating that any student that is not a United States Citizen will be charged out of state tuition was eliminated, and the section describing acceptable documentation to prove residency was expanded.
  • The policy statement has been expanded to reference job training and construction trades.

GRCC In the News, 4-17-13

Ottawa sheriff department, Hope-UW to participate in GRCC fair

April 16, 2013; The Holland Sentinel

Grand Rapids — The Grand Rapids Community College’s State and Local Criminal Justice Career/Internship Fair will be held on April 18.

State board adds more public forums to discuss education

April 16, 2013; The Holland Sentinel

Lansing — The State Board of Education is announcing additional community public forums to discuss public education.

… The following forums currently planned are:

  • 3 to 6 p.m. May 9 Grand Rapids; Grand Rapids Community College, location TBD.

Bach’s St. John Passion and more: The 2013 Grand Rapids Bach Festival lineup

April 17, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — The 2013 Grand Rapids Bach Festival returns next week with daily events in churches and coffee houses in Grand Rapids, Sunday, April 21 through Saturday, April 26, 2013.

… Here’s the 2013 Grand Rapids Bach Festival schedule

Young Keyboard Artists Competition Winners Recital 2 p.m. Sunday, April 21, Grand Rapids Community College Music Center Auditorium, Ransom Avenue at Lyon Street, Room 200. Free admission.

Misfit MMA/Boxing Center reaching area youth

April 16, 2013; The Holland Sentinel

Holland — Rich Miller could feel the goosebumps rising up and down his forearm.

… It’s that training and that camaraderie that Miller and boxing trainer Frankie Cisneros are working toward every afternoon and evening as they try to pull more and more young men and young women off the streets.

(Frank Cisneros is majoring in Business at GRCC.)

Hope College rewind: Baseball takes two from Aquinas College

April 16, 2013; The Holland Sentinel

Holland — The Hope College baseball team beat Aquinas College 4-2 and 6-3 on Tuesday at Fifth Third Ballpark in Comstock Park.

… Hope fifth at Calvin invite

Josh Cannon and Jared Lehman both shot a 10-over-par 83 at Pilgrims Run to lead Hope to a fifth-place finish at the nine-team Calvin College Spring Invitational. Both tied for 16th place individually.

Hope totaled a team score of 334, as did Albion College and Olivet College. Davenport University (318) won, followed by Cornerstone University (325), Grand Rapids Community College (330) and Calvin College (331).

Facebook photo

Also, The Grand Rapids Press’ Facebook page is using a GRCC photo as its cover today; to see it, click here.

A’reona Howard, Tracey Lacey named Student Employees of the Year

Congratulations to our Student Employee of the Year Recipients: A’reona Howard from The Grand Rapids Children’s Museum (Honorable Mention) and Tracey Lacey from the Cashier’s Office (Winner)! Below is an excerpt from each’s Nomination Letter along with a photo of each from our Student Employee of the Year Luncheon which took place on April 12, 2013.

039042A’reona is an essential member of our team here at the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum. She is a positive influence on both the children and adults that she interacts with here. All the staff here love her because not only is she hard working but she also makes work enjoyable. Always smiling, laughing, and encouraging kids to be creative, it’s truly an honor to have her be a part of this organization.

Since beginning working in the Cashier’s Office Tracey has definitely gone above and beyond her required responsibilities. She is not afraid to step up and take on a leadership role. She has volunteered to be a student ambassador with SALT. She has truly been an asset to our office and we are so happy to have her apart of our team. I think Tracey should be Student Employee of the Year because she has demonstrated all of the qualities that make her deserving of this award. She is reliable, has good work ethic, motivated, self-starter, and professional. I really hope that she is honored because she truly deserves this recognition!


Personal Trainer Certification course begins April 29, 2013

If you enjoy helping others and are passionate about good health, you could become a certified personal trainer!

GRCC’s Personal Trainer Certification Course gives you hands-on, interactive learning opportunities, including knowledge of overall wellness components. Our training prepares you to take the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT) Certification exam. The exam fee and a one-year membership in the National Strength and Conditioning Association are included in the tuition. A competency-based, 36-hour internship gives you real-life skills application.

Many people who receive the NSCA Personal Trainer certification go on to work in an entry-level position at a fitness center, health club, or corporate wellness department. You can even start your own business!

Classes start April 29, 2013. To register, click here.

GRCC launches Facilities/Apartment Maintenance Technician course

Get trained now as a facilities/apartment maintenance technician!

GRCC’s new training program gives you the potential to earn certifications in:

  • lead renovation, repair, and painting.
  • HVAC Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Certified Pool Operator.
  • Certified Apartment Maintenance Technician.
  • Home Building Institute Facilities Maintenance Technician.
  • OSHA 10-hour Construction Safety.

A special one-time scholarship of $500 is available for a limited time. All you need to do is take the ACT Workkeys Talent and Fit Assessment. Call 234-3400 for information.

Classes will be held 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, and 7:30-11:30 a.m. Fridays from May 6 to Aug. 9, 2013, at Tassell M-TEC. The program costs $3,150 (payment plan available). To register, click here.

Campus Dining hosts ‘Spring Fling

Come Join Us for “Spring Fling on the Patio” on Thursday 4/18/13. Campus dining will be having their last promotion of the year at the Raider Grille out on the patio from 11am-2pm. Students can enter to win various prizes including a $50.00 Visa Gift Card, Mountain Bike, and Kindle tablet. We will be having a cook out with free hot dogs & other items for students and staff. Can’t wait to see you there.