Heritage Special Tuesday June 25th

The Heritage is hosting a pre-set menu on Tuesday, June 25. Please join the Secchia class as they prepare this wonderful four-course meal. Please call 234-3700 to make a reservation.

Soup: Cream of Mushroom Soup garnished with sautéed Mushrooms and Chives.

Salad: Roasted Butternut Squash Salad served with Dried Blueberries and Lemon Vinaigrette.

Entree: Maple Glazed Grilled Chicken Breast atop Roasted Vegetable Medley Green Beans, and Red Wine Balsamic Sauce. Vegetarian option available.

Dessert: A surprise!

$13.75 per person

Information session for medical assistant program set for July 2013

GRCC’s Medical Assistant program will prepare you to perform administrative and clinical tasks to keep health practitioner offices and clinics running smoothly. It combines classroom lecture, group activity, simulation learning and a competency-based externship experience. You will be prepared to take the medical assistant national certification exam through American Medical Technologists. Classes start July 22, 2013.

Learn more at a free information session at noon July 15. For details, click here.

GRCC In the News, 6-24-13

GRCC selects community leader for trustee post

June 21, 2013; Grand Rapids Business Journal

A vacant seat on the Grand Rapids Community College Board of Trustees will be filled by a recognizable West Michigan face.

WMSTI rebrands as GR Current

June 21, 2013; Grand Rapids Business Journal

GR Current is the once and future West Michigan Science and Technology Initiative.

… GR Current, which runs on a grant and state initiative-funded budget of about $650,000, began in 2003 as a collaborative between the city of Grand Rapids, Van Andel Research Institute, The Right Place Inc., Grand Valley State University and Grand Rapids Community College. It has since expanded to include entrepreneurial names like Start Garden, The Factory, GR Collective, AimWest and the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Main Building to get new windows this week

Window replacement work in the Main Building will begin this week!  The contractors will have a lift along the east side of the main building today.  Tomorrow there will be two lifts.  They will be caution taping them off so students and the public will be warned of the swing radius of the lifts.

Over the next three weeks, they will be taking out and replacing all the windows in phase 1 on the east side of the building.  They will start on the second floor, then go to 5 and work their way down.   The only equipment they should have on the sidewalks is the two lifts.   At night they will be put off to the side out of the way and up in the air for safety purposes.

If you see or have issues of concern, please contact Vicky Janowiak or Scott Merlo.

GRCC In the News, 6-21-13

GRCC to invest $315,000 for improvements to Belknap Park athletic fields

June 20, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Belknap Park’s baseball and softball field are set to be spruced up, thanks to a $315,000 investment from Grand Rapids Community College.

Green Wagon Farm grows goodness together

June 20, 2013; therapidian.org

For farmer Chad Anderson, the desire to be a farmer started in 2007, by planting a garden in Uganda.

… Green Wagon Farm plans to keep sharing their knowledge and passion for growing. Heather Anderson, now enrolled in the Culinary Arts program at Grand Rapids Community College, hopes to use her passion for cooking to teach others in the community.

Seniors cap high school careers with John Bos softball games

June 20, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Wayland senior Nina DiCesare competed in her final high school softball game Thursday when she took part in the annual John Bos All-Star Games at Gainey Athletic Complex.

… (Kaitlin) Klompstra didn’t play on the varsity softball team until her junior year, and it wasn’t until last summer when she started thinking about playing college softball. She will play at Grand Rapids Community College next year.

GRCC In the News, 6-20-13

Divided GRCC board approves $31,000 pay raise for President Steven Ender

June 19, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College President Steven Ender is getting a raise.

GRCC president Steven Ender gets $31,055 raise

June 20, 2013; WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) — The President of Grand Rapids Community College, Steven Ender, will receive a 17% raise.

GVSU signs transfer agreements with community colleges in Benton Harbor, Ann Arbor

June 19, 2013 MLive

ALLENDALE, MI – Grand Valley State University has signed reverse transfer agreements with two more community colleges Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor and Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor.

… Other colleges GVSU has reverse transfer agreements with include Grand Rapids Community College, West Shore Community College and Lansing Community College.

Event helps students complete application process

The Admissions & Enrollment Center hosted an event last night to help students complete their admission to GRCC for the fall semester. Along with staff from Counseling, College Success and Financial Aid, we saw 117 students along with their parents, spouses, siblings, etc. Of those students, 60 took the Accuplacer test, 76 met with a counselor and/or college success coach and 45 met with a financial aid representative. Many did all three! They were also able to turn in transcripts or test scores, set up their technology accounts, sign up for New Student Orientation and have many of their questions answered. Thanks to advance communications with these students, the Enrollment Center also saw an increase in the number of students who came in this week to take the Accuplacer prior to the event.

Special thanks go out to the Enrollment Center and Admissions student employees and the Orientation Ambassadors who helped direct students and answer questions. Also a big thank you to Dean Tina Hoxie who helped us with crowd control.

Information session for healthcare programs scheduled for July 15

You can learn about GRCC’s Healthcare Programs and get your questions answered at an information session from noon to 1 p.m. July 15, 2013, at Tassell M-TEC.

Health Certification Programs that will be covered in this information session are:

All information sessions are free, and you are under no obligation to enroll in a course when you attend these sessions. To register, click here.


Please register online at http://cms.grcc.edu/currentlearning or call Staff Development at ext. 4285.

GRCC Screening Committee Training                            

Wed June 26, 2013

2-4:30 PM

Room 118 ATC

This learning session is designed to brief all screening committee team members regarding their roles and responsibilities in the search process. Topics that will be covered include:

A.  Overview of Search Process

B.  Position Approval Process

C.  Recruitment/ SAAR Notebook Review Including:

  1. Screening Committee & Leadership Roles
  2. Candidate Screening/ Recruitment Solutions Training
  3. Interview Questions, Presentations/Demonstrations
  4. Diversity Considerations and Goals
  5. Effective Evaluation Tools and Consensus Decision-Making
  6. Human Resources Responsibilities.

Learning Objectives: Participants will understand their role in the selection of excellent candidates for staff and faculty positions and the hiring objectives, and legal parameters for assessing and recommending future staff and faculty members.

Workshop facilitated by employees in the Diversity Learning Center and Human Resources Department.


GRCC In the News, 6-19-13

Kenowa Hills teammates square off in Tuesday’s 47th annual John Bos All-Star Game

June 18, 2013; MLive

CALEDONIA — If recent Kenowa Hills graduate Dom Cintorino never gets invited to a class reunion years from now, he probably will look back to Tuesday as the reason why.

… “Reeths-Puffer’s coach is one of my dad’s friends, and he came over and said they didn’t have enough starting pitchers, so I went over there and started the game for them,” said Cintorino, who plans to try out for Grand Rapids Community College’s baseball team next year. “It was fun. I know most of the players who are on the OK Black, too, and it’s a lot of fun playing against kids that I know.”