GRCC In the News, 4-3-14

GRCC student’s photography skills earn recognition in national competition

April 2, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – A Grand Rapids Community College students photo was recognized in a national competition.

LaughFest behind the lens: Brian Kelly talks about photographing Jay Leno, Betty White, Whoopi Goldberg, more

April 2, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — It isn’t every day a photographer in Grand Rapids gets to shoot Jay Leno, Betty White or Martin Short.

… He’s (Brian Kelly) photographed Colin Mochrie in Grand Rapids Community College’s Ford Fieldhouse pool and Mike Birbiglia in front of the stained glass windows of Fountain Street Church during the community-wide festival of seriously funny stuff.

Keep calm and Detilli-on

April 2, 2014; The Lanthorn (GVSU student newspaper)

Winning. The process manifests itself in the shiniest of ways inside the Grand Valley State University Fieldhouse foyer as well as any at the NCAA Division II level.

… Detillion went to work by bringing in a number of arms from nearby junior colleges, including Aaron Jensen from Grand Rapids Community College and Evan Nietfeldt from South Suburban Community College in South Holland, Ill.


CLS 100 Instructor Training – May 8, 2014 from 1-4 PM

Interested in teaching GRCC’s First Year Experience course, CLS 100? Join us for an overview to the course from 1-4 p.m. May 8. The session will examine changes to CLS 100, the new textbook, common assignments, infused technology, and the shift to mandatory CLS 100 that began Winter 2014. It will also cover pertinent information for instructors interested in teaching this important student success course. Even if you have taught CLS 100 in the past, we have made significant changes that were first implemented fall 2013, so we strongly encourage you to attend this session if you haven’t attended one in the past year. You may sign up for the session through the Center for Teaching Excellence web site. If you have questions, contact Lynnae Selberg or Pat Missad at 616-234-3900 or or


Teachers of Tomorrow Scholarship deadline extended

Due to a low number of applicants, the Teachers of Tomorrow Scholarship deadline has been extended to May 1st at 5:00pm. Information about the scholarships and an application can be found at

Please note that you must have already turned in the Foundation scholarship application to Financial Aid by March 17th, this deadline has NOT been extended.

Join Preschool for Pajama Day!

To celebrate the Month of the Young Child, the GRCC Preschool will be hosting a pajama day on Thursday, April 10th! Staff, students, and children across campus are encouraged wear their pajamas that day to support and encourage donations of new or gently used pajamas to benefit Bethany Christian Services. Donation boxes will be located both at the Preschool and in the Child Development/Education Office (266 Main).

Most of the children in need are in the foster care system and are waiting to be reunited with their family or adopted by a family. This project will highlight the importance of healthy social and emotional development for all children by allowing these children to feel safe and secure in their own pajamas. Larger sized pajamas (children’s sizes 6-12) are in higher demand, we will accept any size.

Thank you in advance for your participation!