Wellness classes welcome drop-ins!

Did you know that you can still join in any of our 8 different wellness classes offered during the week at any time?!

There is no need to register, you can just drop in!


  • Yoga at the M-Tec 12:15-1:00pm
  • Spinning in room 140 CSC from 3:15-4:00pm


  • Bootcamp in room 140 CSC from 12:00-12:30pm
  • 30-15-15 in room 211 Spectrum from 5:30-6:30pm


  • Spinning in room 140 CSC from 3:15-4:00pm
  • Spinning in room 140 CSC from 5:30-6:15pm


  • Bootcamp in room 140 CSC from 12:00-12:30pm
  • Tae Kwon Do in room 211 Spectrum from 5:30-6:15pm

All flexibility and fitness levels welcome! We would love to have you join us!

Contact Julie Otte with any questions!

GRCC In the News, 1-29-14

GRCC grad grows his start-up into player in off-road products industry

Jan. 27, 2014; MLive

HOLLAND, MI — In the past five years, Andrew Prins has watched his small start-up rev up into a major player in the multi-billion dollar UTV off road industry as a manufacturer of products that make the vehicles stronger and safer.

… “A lot of these vehicles have flaws that don’t show up until you hit a three-foot deep ditch at 60 miles an hour. That’s how we find the problem and fix it,” said Prins, a graduate of Grand Rapids Community College in mechanical engineering.

Couple dies in crash

Jan. 27, 2014; Grand Haven Tribune

Luke (Lewis Jr.) Burns, 55, and Gayle Burns, 53, were on their way home Saturday night from a friend’s house where they had gathered for dinner after a meeting of elders from the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses of Grand Haven.

… Luke worked for many years at an automotive parts supplier in the Holland area, Rogers said. In recent years he had been attending culinary school at Grand Rapids Community College.

Innocent homicide victims in 2013 a ‘disturbing pattern’ in Grand Rapids

Jan. 26, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Nearly three months after her son was shot and killed during a robbery attempt outside a South Division Avenue restaurant, Jacqueline Kelley can’t make sense of why the 23-year-old had to die simply because he was at the wrong place, at the wrong time.

… Kelley said she’s going to push herself to seek professional help and return to normal activities, such as cooking and taking classes at Grand Rapids Community College. For now, she’s most comfortable on her living room couch, where she and Floyd spent a lot of time talking.

Barbara Meconis shares holistic view

Jan. 28, 2014; Grand Rapids Business Journal

Barbara Meconis is proof that holistic and traditional health care can work well together.

… She is an adjunct faculty member with Grand Rapids Community College, where she leads a series of classes on holistic wellness, and at Ferris State University, where she teaches an alternative medicine course for pharmacy students.

Top 5 Grand Rapids college performances: Our winner for the week delivered a knockout

Jan. 27, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – What were the top five performances last week? Some of them were difficult to decide on, but not No. 1.

… NO 4: GRCC sophomore goes large even as team comes up short

Courtney Hill put up more points than anyone in the area last week, with 37 on Wednesday, but it wasn’t enough as the Raiders came up short, 88-85 to Lansing Community College.

Can’t blame Hill, though. The shooting guard was 14 of 24 from the floor, including five of 10 of his 3-pointers. He chipped in three steals, too.

KCC baseball ranked 10th in nation in preseason poll

Jan. 28, 2014; The Battle Creek Enquirer

The Kellogg Community College baseball team has developed a reputation for being among the strongest JUCO programs in the nation.

… Joining KCC in the rankings from the MCCAA is Grand Rapids CC, who came in at No. 17 following its World Series appearance a year ago.

Medical Assistant class holds pinning ceremony

Last Friday, the July 2013 Medical Assistant class celebrated their completion with a pinning ceremony in the Calkins Science Center. The program brought together graduates, their proud family members, classroom and clinical instructors, as well as Dean Hert and Program Manager, Linda Witte to recognize the students accomplishment. Congratulations!

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Transfer forum scheduled for January 31

As part of our initiative to further the Completion Agenda at GRCC, and specifically to improve our students’ transfer rates, we are offering the last of three Transfer Forums for faculty and staff at the College this Friday, January 31 from 9:00 to 12:00 in the Multipurpose Room of the Student Center (234 SSC).

This interactive session is designed to provide information to faculty and staff about:

  • how to create and align curricula that improve students’ transfer opportunities.
  • how to use advising resources and strategies to improve students’ transition to four-year schools.

The session is also designed to gather ideas about how we can improve transfer at GRCC.

Coffee and a continental breakfast will be served. You do not have to rsvp, but it would be appreciated. Just email Amy Kirkbride at akirkbride@grcc.edu.

If full-time faculty attendees wish, they may receive 3 hours of College Service for their participation in this forum.

Seats available in Workforce Training classes

Commit to improve quality through these courses offered through GRCC Workforce Training:

  • ISO 9001:2008 Internal Auditor, February 10 and 11.
  • ISO 13485 Internal Auditor, February 17 through 19.
  • Datum Schemes for GD&T, February 24 and 25.
  • TWI – Job Instruction, February 25 and March 6.
  • AS 9100 Internal Auditor, March 10 through 12.
  • Statistical Process Control – SPC I, March 12.
  • ISO 14001 Overview, March 13.
  • Statistical Process Control II, March 19.
  • Tolerancing Strategies with GD&T, March 24 through 26.
  • ISO/TS 16949:2009 Internal Auditor, March 31 through April 2.

Classes are held at Tassell M-TEC, 622 Godfrey Ave. SW. To register, click here. For more information, call 234-3400.

UROP representative to visit today

Catalina Ormsby, MPA – Associate Director, UROP (Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program) at the University of Michigan will be visiting GRCC on Wednesday, January 29, 2014. 

Catalina will have an open meeting for students to discuss the Community College Summer Fellowship Program (CCSFP) and the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP).  The open meeting will take place from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in Room 350 Student Center.   We encourage you to share this information to students – invite them to attend the meeting.

Students will also have a chance to meet a current Peer Advisor and UROP Academic Year participant.

Below you will find additional information on the program!

Community College Summer Fellowship Program (CCSFP)   2014 General Information:

UM’s Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) offers a 10-week Summer Research Fellowship for community college students interested in transferring to the University of Michigan. Michigan’s Community College Summer Fellowship Program (CCSFP) seeks to attract a diverse student population, including women, historically underrepresented and first generation college students, veterans and students from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds. The program offers research opportunities at the UM campus in a wide range of fields such as biomedical sciences, social sciences, humanities, engineering, or natural and environmental sciences.

The Application Deadline for Summer 2014 is Friday, February 28th at 5:00pm. Please contact me at acormsby@umich.edu or at 734-615-9000 if you would like additional information. I would also be happy to talk to students directly if they have any questions or to hold an info session.

Below is the link for information on the Community College Summer Research Fellowship 2014 and the application guidelines.