Scholarship ‘owners,’ recipients create connections

The GRCC Foundation held its 6th annual Creating Connections breakfast on Thursday, February 20th. This wonderful morning was spent with scholarship “owners” connecting with their scholarship recipients. Guests were treated to a hot breakfast, a warm welcome by President Dr. Steven C. Ender, as well as two GRCC student speakers, Todd Johnson and Jody Kaiser. The Officer Robert A. Kozminski Scholarship was spotlighted during the program. The inspiring video can be viewed here:

Scholarship support is critical in helping students pursue a college degree. We cannot thank our faithful scholarship donors enough for their continued support of our students.

A special thank you to Facilities, Creative Dining, and Media for their hard work in making this event spectacular for our donors and students! On behalf of the GRCC Foundation, THANK YOU!

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GRCC In the News, 2-20-14

How GRCC students perform after transferring to four-year schools

Feb. 29, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Here’s one trend Grand Rapids Community College is proud of: Its students are continuing to perform better at the four-year universities they transfer to.

GVSU, GRCC partner on exercise science program

Feb. 29, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College and Grand Valley State University have partnered to make it easier for students to transfer between the two institutions and earn a bachelor’s degree in clinical exercise science.

Some college students could get part of possible $15 million Higher One settlement

Feb. 20, 2014; MLive

LANSING — College students at a number of institutions across Michigan are potentially in line to benefit from a settlement in a multi-state class action lawsuit against a Connecticut financial services company.

… In Michigan, the company has partnered with Wayne State University, Eastern Michigan University, Baker College, Lansing Community College, Macomb Community College, Grand Rapids Community College, Aquinas College, Davenport University, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Muskegon Community College, Spring Arbor University, St. Clair County Community College, North Central Michigan College and Madonna University.

‘American Idol’ Season 13: The Top 10 men are revealed

Feb. 19, 2014; MLive


… And it was a deep cut that included Grand Rapids native Maurice Townsend leaving the show on Wednesday, Feb. 19. He was one of five men who didn’t get their chance to perform, and after taking time from their families, traveling, rehearsing, and anxiously waiting, did it for the chance to basically have a backstage pass to someone else’s show.

(Article doesn’t mention it, but Maurice Townsend is a former GRCC student.)

Travis Steffens, Raymond Gant II join Counseling Center

Raymond Gant II

Raymond Gant II

Travis Steffens

Travis Steffens

Please welcome Travis Steffens and Raymond Gant II to the Counseling & Career Center.

Travis is an Educational Support Professional. He has worked as a student employee in the Counseling & Career Center from January 2010-July 2012. At this point, he has earned his Associates in Arts w/ MACRAO at GRCC. He is currently finishing up his Bachelors in Business Administration with a focus in Business Economics at GVSU. He will be going for his MBA at GVSU in the Fall. After which, he plans to continue on for his J.D. He is currently an Assistant Success Coach in the College Success Center as well. He has been working as a contingency worker there since December 2012. He has a passion for helping students who want to pursue an education, and looks forward to working with other like minded individuals.

Raymond — or Ray — works in the Counseling and Career Center as an Educational Support Professional Services Coordinator. He currently attends Ferris State University as a Senior majoring in Sociology with a minor in Community Studies. He intends to go to Graduate School majoring in Education. Raymond enjoys spending time with friends and family, yoga, volleyball, writing, and photography.

GRCC Bookstore – 2 Day Sale! February 20-21

Our two day sale is now on! On February 20 and 21 can you find a LOT of great deals at the GRCC Bookstore. *Additional 25% Off Clearance

  • All Sweatshirts 25% Off
  • All Backpacks 25% Off
  • All League clothing 25% Off
  • Writing Instruments 25% Off
  • Drinkware 25% Off
  • Vera Bradley 25% Off
  • 25% Off all Brands of Ear Buds
  • $50 Off Select Samsung Tablets
  • 3M $2 Products = 99 cents (in bin)
  • 25% Off Reference Books
  • 25% Off Bargain Books

Dental anesthesia couses set for February, March

Since 2002, dental hygienists have been allowed to administer local anesthesia by both intraoral blocks and infiltration, under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist upon certified completion of an educational training program and NERB exam.

GRCC’s Administration of Local Anesthesia for the RCH course was specifically designed with you, the registered dental hygienist, in mind. During this course you will have a comprehensive review of head and neck anatomy, pharmacology and medical evaluation as it relates to local anesthesia. In addition to learning this valuable information, you will receive guided, hands-on practice of all the commonly administered oral local anesthesia injections.

This 29-hour course consists of lectures, demonstrations and hands-on clinical experiences. Completion of this program prepares you to take the NERB examination required for dental hygiene local anesthesia credentialing in Michigan.

If you would like to learn local anesthesia administration from a team of enthusiastic and real-world instructors, then this course is for you!

Classes, in the Applied Technology Center, are scheduled for:

  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on February 27 and 28.
  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 6 and 7.

To register, click here.

GRCC hosts fitness certification workshops

Take advantage of these two professional certifications being hosted right here at GRCC! Contact Jodi Gee with any questions (



Heritage designs meal for vegans, wine lovers

Vegans! Wine lovers! GRCC’s Heritage restaurant has created a meal just for you on February 25. For reservations, call 234-3700 or click here.

IT Open House Today!