GRCC In the News, 6-17-13

Havana Night helps kids in Cuba

June 14, 2013; WoodTV

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Havana Night auction and fundraiser is being hosted in Grand Rapids by First-Hand Aid. It will be a night full of Cuban food, dancing, and all proceeds go to relieving the extreme need for medical supplies for hospitalized children and food programs to sustain the elderly in Cuba.
…eightWest’s Joy Walczak and GRCC Media Services Director Klaas Kwant captured the program’s service in 2011. Lives are impacted with every trip.

Three young theatrical artists in Grand Rapids awarded $6,000 in Combined Theatre Scholarships

June 14, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI Three scholarships worth $6,000 were presented to area theater students last week during Festival of Arts.
…But the student at Aquinas College has starred as Agnes in Heritage Theatres production of School for Wives and as Karen in Grand Rapids Community Colleges production of For Better as well as in ensemble casts for Civic Theatres production of James and the Giant Peach and in Aquinas College productions of Chicago: The Musical and Amadeus.

Teamwork leads North Muskegon boys golf team to an eighth place finish at Division 4 state finals on Saturday after a seven year drought; Pentwaters young team places sixth

June 15, 2013; MLive

EAST LANSING, MI It has been seven years since the North Muskegons boys golf team have competed in a state final championship. But after working hard those seven years, they have returned to place eighth in the 2013 Division 4 state finals on Saturday held at the Forest Akers East golf course at Michigan State University.
…Wallstrom said he hopes to continue golfing, either as a walk-on at Grand Rapids Community College or recreationally.

King and queen learn valuable lessons from 13th annual Juneteenth celebration

June 15, 2013; Holland Sentinel

HOLLAND, MI As a victim of bullying, 15-year-old Maurice Brown of Holland endured endless name calling and persecution from classmates. He had begun to feel that life was hopeless.
…Charelle Groves of Holland finished runner-up in the Top Model junior competition. Shell be a sophomore at Grand Rapids Community College in the fall.

Thanks from GRCC ESP and Nursing for Relay for Life support

GRCC ESP and Nursing would like to thank all faculty and staff who donated money, baked goods and supplies for their booth at the Grand Rapids Relay for Life, to help raise nearly $2,000 for the fight against cancer. Team captain Staci Dever, members Delicia Wilondja and Penni Weninger and family members staffed the ESP booth featuring a Candyland theme. Endurance walkers Bethany Tuffelmire and son Caleb walked nearly 25 miles over 12 hours. Faculty members Vicki Meyers and Nancy Grossman and students staffed the GRCC Nursing Booth which featured a life-size Operation Guy.

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We’d like to have a few more participants in the sessions that are being presented this week. Please consider attending. You can register online at or call Staff Development at ext. 4285.

Time Management for Peak Performance

Tue June 18, 2013

9-11 AM

141 ATC

Time is money, the saying goes, and frequently it gets lost in disorganization and disruption. In this workshop, participants will learn how to make the most of their time by getting a grip on their office space, organizing their workflow, and learning how to use their planner effectively. This workshop is being facilitated by MaryBeth Beighley, Director of Staff Development.

Moving Up-Preparing for Career Advancement

Thu June 20, 2013

9-11 AM

124 ATC

Even though you excel at your job there’s always room for improvement. And when it comes to taking a leap to the next position, it’s prudent to plan in advance. A new role with a new team, under new leadership in perhaps a new division brings an entirely new set of expectations. Whether you’re planning to transition soon or not for several years, it’s wise to start implementing strategies that will increase your chances for success. In this workshop, we’ll discuss mandatory professional development expectations, strategies for building your career portfolio and tips for increasing your transition potential. This workshop is being facilitated by Kim Monaghan, from KBM Coaching & Consulting LLC.