GRCC In the News, 7-23-13

GRCC, Davenport University make list of ‘Great Colleges to Work For’

July 22, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College and Davenport University were among 97 higher education institutions nationwide recognized as great places to work, according to a survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

July 22, 2013: Spartan Stores, Nash Finch merge in $1.3B deal; GRCC one of the ‘Greatest Colleges to Work For’

July 22, 2013;

… Love your job? The Chronicle of Higher Education today named Grand Rapids Community College one of its Great Colleges to Work For. The college is featured in a special issue of the Chronicle out today.

Study to examine whether GRCC is welcoming to all students, staff

July 22, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College has long taken steps to promote diversity on campus, but a new study aims to answer a different question: Is the college a welcoming environment for all students and employees?

Educators, organizations, businesses rally around adult learners

July 22, 2013;

Last year, Grand Rapids Community College served 200 adult learners at its Learning Corners. Of those students, 190 made some sort of gain by the end of their program.

WISE women share advice

July 22, 2013; WOOD 8

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOOD) – Women in Successful Enterprises (WISE) unites the skills, knowledge, and resources of established women-owned companies. Join Women in Successful Enterprises (WISE) as they engage in an insightful panel discussion to elaborate on what opportunities exist and how your business can obtain consideration for them. “How Can We Serve? Strategies for Service Companies to Win The Bid” will be held July 25, just one WISE opportunity for you.

The panel consists of experienced sourcing agents including Debra Quade of Kellogg’s Corporation, Melissa Fennell, Senior Supplier and Development Manager for Herman Miller, Mansfield Matthewson of Grand Rapids Community College, and Pam Smith, Certification Director for WBENC-Great Lakes, They will all be available to answer questions about women owned business certification.


Dates revised for Teacher Education seminars

Mark your calendars! Here are the dates for the 2013-2014 Teacher Education Seminar Schedule:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 17, 3:30-5 p.m. in 120 ATC — “Welcome Back! Have We Got News for You”
  • Thursday, Oct. 10, 2-3:30 p.m. in 122-124 ATC — Transfer Fair
  • Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2-3:30 p.m. in 120 ATC
  • Thursday, Nov. 14, 3:30-5 p.m. in 108 Sneden
  • Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2-3:30 p.m. in 120 ATC
  • Wednesday, Feb. 19, 3:30-5 p.m. in 168 ATC
  • Tuesday, March 18, 2-3:30 p.m. in 120 ATC
  • Thursday, April 10, 3:30-5 p.m. in 233-234 SCC