GRCC in the News, 3-27-14

GRCC Provost Gilda Gely takes job as Aquinas College’s top academic officer

March 26, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College Provost Gilda Gely is stepping down to serve as Aquinas College’s top academic officer.


GRCC provost, executive VP accepts new position

March 26, 2014; Holland Sentinel

Grand Rapids Community College Provost and Executive Vice President Gilda Gely recently announced that she has accepted the position of executive vice president and provost at Aquinas College.


Aquinas College to Get a New VP

March 26, 2014; Wood Radio

Aquinas College will have a new executive vice president and provost in May. Dr. Gilda Gely held a similar position at Grand Rapids Community College for the past seven years.


Grand Rapids Choir of Men and Boys sing music for Lent, Holy Week under noted British conductor

March 26, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The season of Lent in the Christian church is a time of preparation for the celebration of Easter.

…The organization founded in 1989 operates a music education program for boys in grades 3 through 8, following the Royal School of Church Music training program at hits rehearsal home at Grand Rapids Community College.


Free food and prizes in 215 Sneden Hall today

Daily computer lab “open houses” have been set up for faculty, staff & students to stop by and take the Campus Climate Survey. Representatives will be on hand to answer questions and address any concerns participants may have, or to simply provide more information about the purpose of the survey.

Come in and enjoy cookies and coffee. We have a lot of prizes to give away to those who complete the survey! Plus, don’t forget of the possibility to win one of three $50 gift certificates to the Heritage, once you’ve completed the survey.

Stop by 215 Sneden from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., for your chance to win!

Workforce Training and Graphics Department wins prestigious awards of excellence from NCMPR

GRCC Workforce Training and Graphics Department wins prestigious awards of excellence from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR).

Elly Bainbridge attended the NCMPR awards last week where she and GRCC swept the entire Brochure Division A category winning a Gold for”Get In. Get to Work”, Silver for “Wind energy brochure” and Bronze for the SWD Advisory Committee Brochure, and a Gold in Flier Series – division A for our non-credit health care series.

A special thank you to Elly Bainbridge, Amanda Cook and Matt Coullard for all their work on these projects. We lead the country!

Tornado drills tomorrow

Campus Police and Facilities will be conducting tornado drills this Friday, March 28. The drills will be conducted during the morning and also during the afternoon (after 3 p.m.) in all buildings. We are mandated by the state to conduct two tornado drills a year in all buildings.
For a list of evacuation locations in the event of a tornado, visit Thank you in advance for your participation.

Honors Program Information Session

Faculty and Staff are encouraged to invite current GRCC Students to participate in the Honors Program. If your students are engaged learners looking for an exciting opportunity, please encourage them to participate.

Current GRCC students must have earned a 3.3 Cumulative GPA and earned 12 GRCC credits to apply.

We are hosting an Information Session on Monday, March 31 in Sneden 108 at 6:00 pm. Students may RSVP at our website; The session will include a program overview and an opportunity to speak with program staff and students.

Benefit for GRCC student in critical condition after car crash

Osman Koroma, a GRCC student, was hit by a car last Wednesday night. His faithful and loyal companion guide dog, Gala, was killed.  Osman is in critical condition with a broken leg and serious head injuries.

Opportunities Unlimited for the Blind will be hosting a benefit on April 5, 2014. Information below:

Join us as we celebrate Osman Koroma’s Guide Dog, Gala, who lost her life in the line of duty on March 19, 2014.

Join us as we gather our strength to support Ozzie and his family through this difficult time as Ozzie heals from his injuries.

 Join us for a buffet supper, fun and fellowship!

Join us as we celebrate the gifts so many of us have been given in music – live performances by young people who are blind or visually impaired and friends of Ozzie’s 

Join us in celebrating Ozzie and his many accomplishments in his few short years and our hopes for many more years to come in health and strength.

Join us in supporting  Osman financially and his favorite charity, Opportunities Unlimited for the Blind! 

5-10 PM on April 5, 2014   

Indian Trails Camp

O-1859 Lake Michigan Drive

Grand Rapids, MI 49534 

Please RSVP to Gwen Botting