Raffle Tickets for Michael Flanagan Golf Outing Still Available

Raffle tickets for the 30th Annual Michael Flanagan Golf Outing are still available. Check out the list of raffle prizes. Tickets are 3 for $5. Tickets are available from one of the following individuals:

  • Dave Anderson
  • Trish Castiglione
  • Erin Cisler
  • Tina Hoxie
  • Scott Martin
  • Kurt Meinders
  • Danelle Sedore
  • David Selmon
  • Jim VanDokkumburg
  • Laurie Witczak

Raffle Prizes:

  • Twenty movie tickets at $7.50 each – Celebration Cinemas
  • One Lenovo Notebook – Lenovo
  • $25 gift card – GRCC’s Heritage Restaurant
  • Two $25 each gift cards – Graydon’s Crossing
  • One Night Stay – Country Inn & Suites
  • One Night Stay – JW Marriott
  • One Night Stay – Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
  • Various merchandise – Tee2Green
  • Various merchandise – GRCC Bookstore
  • Powershot A2600 Canon Camera
  • Dinner for 8 people at GRCC McCabe Marlowe House. Two packages.
  • Think Chair by Steelcase
  • Two Round Trip Airline Tickets
  • Huffy Cruiser Bicycle
  • Weber Charcoal Grill
  • Weekend lease Mini Cooper – The Sharpe Collection
  • Turkey Fryer
  • Pinnacle Golf Balls(Box of 15)
  • XL Men Nike Golf Shirt
  • $100 Gift Card – Leo’s Restaurant
  • Foursome Pkg for 2014 Flanagan Golf Outing
  • Two Gift Cards for Two 14 Inch Three Topping Pizza – Uccello’s
  • Four $25 gift certificates for golf, food or merchandise – North Kent Golf Course(Rockford) or Glenkerry Golf Course(Greenville)

If you would like to purchase raffle tickets and need them brought to your location, please contact Trish Castiglione at pcastiglione@grcc.edu or 234.3739 and happy to make arrangements.

Good Luck Everyone!

GRCC In the News, 5-20-13

GRCC honors members of black student leadership society

May 17, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College is paying tribute on Friday to founding members of a campus group that works to promote academic success among black male students.

GRCC receives $30,000 grant to study ‘institutional culture’

May 16, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College has received a $30,000 grant to study its institutional culture, a move expected to help the school understand how students, faculty and staff engage with GRCC, administrators say.

GRCC’s Nick Jansen battles cancer, returns to baseball field

May 17, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Nick Jansen takes his cuts in the batting cage and laughs when one of his line drives narrowly misses a teammate during a recent practice.

The Grand Rapids Community College sophomore then jogs to third base to field ground balls on the dusty infield at Belknap Field. Jansen, who is listed at 6-foot-1, 170 pounds, is an athletic ballplayer. He keeps his glove low and fields a handful of balls with ease and then takes a break to catch his breath.

MICHIGAN BRIEFS: After job fair fails, firm manufactures new workers

May 19, 2013; Crain’s Detroit Business

When a career fair turned into a disappointment, Jonathan DeWys could have whined that the lack of skilled workers was hampering his company’s growth. Instead, he channeled the lessons into developing a better solution: a new, in-house educational program.

… DeWys Manufacturing has started working with K-12 schools, Grand Rapids Community College and Ferris State University, DeWys said. In particular, the company wants to share manufacturing’s opportunity with high school counselors, many of whom lack firsthand experience with modern advanced manufacturing, he said.

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park Presents Artist Zhang Huan

May 20, 2013; art.broadwayworld.com

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is honored to feature the work of Chinese artist, Zhang Huan in the summer exhibition, “Looking East, Facing West: The World of Zhang Huan,” which opens to the public May 24. This retrospective features the profound yet diverse work of Huan and will remain on display until August 25.

… This exhibition is made possible by: The Daniel and Pamella DeVos Foundation, The Meijer Foundation, the Botanic and Sculpture Societies of Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Aquinas College, Grand Rapids Community College and the Pace Gallery, New York, London and Beijing. It is organized by Meijer Gardens in cooperation with the artist and Pace Gallery, New York, London and Beijing.

KVCC announces Sam Goldschmeding and Veronica Hayden as 2013 Dale B. Lake Presidential Award winners

May 17, 2013; MLive

KALAMAZOO, MI — The 2013 recipients of the Kalamazoo Valley Community College Dale B. Lake Presidential Award for athletic, academic and leadership achievement are Sam Goldschmeding and Veronica Hayden.

… He (Goldschmeding) played short stop on several occasions and picked up the three-inning save in the last game of the year vs. Grand Rapids Community College.

Wellness instructors complete Pilates course

Congratulations to Melanie Schiele Gady (Wellness Department Professor) Lynnae (Lannie) Collard (Older Learner Center Instructor and Wellness Department Instructor) and Jamie Kok (Wellness/Staff Development Instructor) for completing the course AFAA Practical Pilates with AFAA Instructor Melissa Baumgartner this weekend. We were able to learn with an awesome group of fitness professionals from all over Michigan.


Writing workshop focuses on ACT/SAT

GRCC’s ACT/SAT writing workshop is designed to help students understand the expectations for taking the essay portions of the ACT and SAT exams. The workshop highlights eight characteristics that graders of the exams are looking for and teaches students strategies for meeting the expectations.

The goal of the workshop is to help students understand the testing expectations and situation in order to give them the confidence to meet this challenge. Students are encouraged to ask questions and to use the skills of the workshop as they practice independently.

Students will:

  • analyze sample essays.
  • learn to use the prompts to formulate their answers.
  • practice writing thesis statements and introductions.
  • learn about how to incorporate support in essays.
  • write a practice essay.
  • receive a critique of their writing with recommendations.

The workshop will be held 6-9 p.m. June 3, 2013, and costs $42. You have to be 14 or older to attend the workshops. To register, click here.

GRCC ESP to participate in Relay for Life

Cancer is the fourth leading cause of death among college age students. Cancer comes behind only unintentional injuries, homicide, and suicide. If cancer is killing so many college age students, why isn’t it being talked about? There are so many ways to get the word out in order to help college students protect themselves and raise awareness to help beat out cancer. (American Cancer Society)

Join the GRCC ESP in raising this needed awareness and funds to beat out cancer. Register to walk or make a donation at https://secure.acsevents.org/site/SPageServer?pagename=RFL_FY13_participant_center&fr_id=50252&pc2_view=report-team.