GRCCePRINT hosts open house

GRCCePRINT is having an open house!

Join us for an open house on May 9th from 1-4 p.m., and we will show you many options for saving money in creating, printing, and mailing. Snacks and beverages will be available. While you are here, please fill out our quick survey and put your name in the box for a chance to receive a thank you item.

Raider Salute to Facilities, IT departments

A message from Distance Learning and Instructional Technologies:

A HUGE thank you and Raider Salute to the Facilities and Information Technology departments for their work in moving the Distance Learning and Instructional Technologies (DLIT) Department from 125 Main to 316 Main.  There are all sorts of details and logistics that need to be managed. Everything went extremely well, and we were back up and running without missing a step!  Abbot Kastanek was our key contact, and he was an excellent resource in ensuring things went smoothly.  Thank you!

GRCC In the News, 4-29-13

A photo of GRCC culinary students is the Facebook cover of MLive today.

Grand Rapids Community College – Nursing Program Review

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The Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) is one of the Michigan community colleges dedicated to delivering higher education right at the community level. The college has its history back in 1914 when the University of Michigan proposed the need to have a junior college to train residents at the community level. Later on in 1991, taxpayers of Kent County passed a vote to change the college from a junior college to Grand Rapids Community College. Since then, the college has been offering many liberal arts and professional programs.

Improv lessons translate well to business culture

April 26, 2013; Grand Rapids Business Journal

“Whose Line Is It Anyway?” might be more than just a fun show; it might be the key to transforming a toxic company culture into an exemplary one.

… Since 1999, Pories has worked with an impressive roster of corporate, educational and nonprofit clients including Amway, Crystal Flash Energy, Herman Miller, Priority Health, State Bar of Michigan, Wolverine Worldwide, Calvin College, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Valley State University, Kendall College of Art and Design, American Red Cross, Association for Human Resource Management, Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce, Spectrum Health, Van Andel Institute and Young Presidents Organization.

Muskegon Community College recap: Baseball, softball post Saturday sweeps

April 28, 2013; MLive

MUSKEGON, MI — A strong weekend has earned the Muskegon Community College baseball team a spot in the regional tournament.

… GOLF: After two rounds of the Western Conference tournament, the Jayhawks are in second place behind Grand Rapids Community College.

Reading Apprenticeship Workshop, May 16–Register Now!

As we gear up for summer, I wanted to let you all know about a great professional development opportunity that will be coming to GRCC next month. On May 16, Monika Hogan from Pasadena City College will be leading a workshop at GRCC on the Reading Apprenticeship Project–a program that helps faculty work with their students to help them become critical readers, thinkers, and writers across disciplines. The workshop is part of the 2013 Regional Faculty Conversations series that is sponsored by the Michigan Community College Association (MCCA), and is one of three Reading Apprenticeship workshops that will be held around the state May 15, 16, and 17.

If you are interested in attending or would like more information, please visit the MCCA’s website at and check the “Upcoming Events” box on the left side. The direct link to the GRCC event is

You will need to register through the MCCA site and will need to create a log-in if you have not registered for MCCA events in the past. There is no cost for the workshop.

In addition, we would like to track who is planning on attending, so we ask that you also register through the Center for Teaching Excellence at The MCCA registration is necessary for attendance, but the CTE registration will allow us to place your attendance at the workshop on your Training Summary.

SSPD Grants: May 2013 Funding Opportunity

The deadline for the submission of grant applications for the Support Staff Professional Development (SSPD) program is 4:30 p.m., May 17, 2013. The SSPD application packet and SSPD Guidelines are available in the GRCC Internal Grants area of the Grants Office website at Please note that applications must include a Supervisor’s Approval form, a budget form and budget documentation. If you have any questions about SSPD grants, please contact Lisa Dopke, Grants Coordinator at 234-3340 or Good luck!

Raider Salute to organizers of Armen Awards

A Raider Salute to everybody who made the Armen Awards happen this year — particularly Armen Oumedian, Michael Schavey, the GRCC Project Teams, and also the Armen judges.

What great fun and also such a positive experience to help change the lives of people and get connected to other organizations and businesses in our community. We grow stronger when we work together!

Thank you for your hard work!

Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing course starts May 13, 2013

Industry uses Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing to specify contractual requirements. Unfortunately, many people within industry have a flawed or incomplete understanding of the subject.

The Basic Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing course builds competence to correctly apply and interpret the rules, definitions, principles and symbols per the American National Standard, ASME Y14.5 – 2009, in only two days! This course provides a common language to improve communication, so set-up requirements and tolerance zones are clearly understood by all.

Topics include:

  • the rules, definitions, and symbols of ASME Y14.5-2009.
  • specified feature control frames.
  • specified datum reference frames.
  • the shape, size, and location of tolerance zones.
  • features size requirements given specified tolerances.

The course runs 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 13 and 14, 2013, at Leslie. E Tassell M-TEC. The registration fee is $585. For more information, click here.


This travel award is for fun, enjoyment, and relaxation. It is not intended to supplement any faculty, staff or administrator’s professional development travel funds. A cash award of up to $400 will be given to any full or part-time GRCC employee who completes the following requirements and has his or her essay judged the best to fulfill the employee’s intention to relax, enjoy and have fun.


1. Submit an essay (500 words or less) telling how you intend to use thecash award for fun, enjoyment, relaxation. The more unusual, the better!

2. Essays will not be judged on spelling, writing style, organization, usage or grammar.

3. Essays may be hand-written or typed. Do not put your name on the essay. Attach to the essay a sealed envelope containing your name and phone number. Write the last four numbers of your social security number in the upper right hand corner of the first page of the essay and on the outside of the envelope. Send the essay and envelope to Mary Reed, Grand Rapids Community College Foundation Office. All essays must be received by Friday, May 3, 2013.

4. All award winners will be notified by May 10, 2013.

For more information you may contact Mary Reed (616)234-3930 or