Bostwick Parking Ramp update

The 6th Floor (Roof level) entrance and exit on the Bostwick Ramp will be completely closed each night at 6pm until the completion of the automation project, projected to be Friday, June 21st. All levels of the ramp are open for parking, students and visitors will need to enter from the Bostwick and Fountain entrance on level one. Exit is possible of the first and fifth floor at all times. The roof level is open for entrance only during the day from approximately 6:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

Questions can be directed to Chief Rebecca Whitman in Campus Police.

Summer woodworking camp offered to sixth- through eighth-graders

GRCC is offering sixth- through eighth-graders a unique summer camp.

GRCC’s Woodworking Camp has two sessions:

  • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 8 through 11.
  • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 15 through 18.

The cost is $50, and lunch is provided.

Campers will get to use power tools in GRCC’s state-of-the-art woodworking lab at its Tassell M-TEC facility, 622 Godfrey Ave. SW. They’ll explore the world of woodworking and carpentry — and learn some math and science along the way.

To register, click here.

GRCC In the News, 6-11-13

Investing in STEM education at two-year colleges could fill skills gap, GRCC says

June 10, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Amy Koning knows that jobs in science, technology, engineering and math are a major driver of West Michigan’s economy.

As associate dean of operations at Grand Rapids Community College’s school of workforce development, she often hears from employers such as advanced manufacturers who can’t find applicants with enough STEM skills to fill vacant jobs.

GRCC dean recognized as ‘distinguished leader’ by American Council on Education

June 10, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Laurie Chesley, the dean of arts and sciences at Grand Rapids Community College, was recognized by the Michigan chapter of the American Council on Education as a leader in higher education.

GRCC hosts free employment training for high school grads

June 11, 2013; WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) – Teenagers and young adults in Kent County are participating in a free event to help them land jobs and internships.

The “Ready Now!” program, hosted by Grand Rapids Community College, runs through Thursday.  More than 100 people are expected to attend.

GRCCePrint considering new hours

GRCCePRINT is considering an hour change for the remainder of the summer. The new hours would be 7:30-4:30 Monday through Friday until August. With doing so, we want to make sure we are still accommodating all faculty and staff printing needs. If this change would cause any problems for you, please let us know by emailing us at

Relay for Life needs your help!

If you would like to donate money to Relay for Life:
Buy a footprint for $1 from any of these folks this week, hang it in your office, then bring it with you to Relay for free candy!

Tracy Payne, Student Success and Retention, 101 Sneden Hall
Lisa Snider, Student Employment Services, 103 Main
Jeanne Lacy, Preschool
Carol Kramer, Facilities, Lyon Parking Ramp
Jennifer Smith, Diversity Learning Center, 119 LLC
Penni Weninger, Deans Office, 118 Main
Delicia Wilondja, Grants Office, 137 Calkins Science Center

If you would like to make a larger donation and have a luminaria lit for your person on the night of Relay, please click here.

We need volunteers!
Come help us staff the table for a while between 12:00 P.M. Friday, June 14 and 12:00 P.M. Saturday, June 15.
You could help us set up or break down the table, or be a walker.

With thanks and big hopes for more birthdays!!

GRCC ESP Relay for Life Team
Staci Dever:     Delicia Wilondja:   Penni Weninger: