Summer wellness class schedule is ready

Good afternoon!

The Employee (and Student Employee) Wellness class schedule is ready! We’d love to have you join us anytime! We have a lot of classes this summer so drop in and try them out! You are always welcome! The classes run for the first 8 weeks of the summer – from May 5 through June 27. The cost to attend any or all of these classes is $20.00

As always – if you have any questions – please let me know!


  • Yoga — 12:15-1 p.m. Mondays in room 202 of Tassell M-TEC.
  • Spin with Julie — 3:15-4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays in room 140 of the Calkins Science Center.
  • Boot Camp with Lynnae — noon to 12:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, meets in front of the fieldhouse.
  • Spin and Sculpt with Lee — 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays in room 140 of the Calkins Science Center.
  • Yoga with Simon — 12:15-1 p.m. Wednesdays in room 140 of the Calkins Science Center.
  • Urban Eco Trek with Lee — 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, meets in front of the fieldhouse.
  • Tae Kwon Do with Paul — 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursdays in room 211 of Spectrum.
  • Spin with Kelly — 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursdays in room 140 of the Calkins Science Center.



Patricia Kolenko selected as Outstanding Adult Learner

A committee of GRCC staff & faculty selected Patricia Kolenko, (known as Paddie) as the Outstanding Adult Learner to represent Grand Rapids Community College at the annual GRAHEN (Grand Rapids Area Higher Education Network) OAL Award Ceremony and Reception. The event was held on Wednesday, April 16 and took place on our campus at Sneden Hall. Patricia, along with other winners from the other member schools, were honored for achievements in academics, community service, and leadership.

Patricia Kolenko

GRCC In the News, 5-1-14

GRCC’s Armen Awards honor student service learning projects

April 30, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College has announced the winners of its annual service learning awards.

West Michigan family gains new fame as BBC recounts story of their trials, torture in Romania

May 1, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — There were no more secrets last October when Ion and Mioara Bugan and their three children met for a reunion with their former neighbors in Draganesti, a small village in eastern Romania.

… Carmen studied at Grand Rapids Community College, then at the University of Michigan and Oxford University. Besides writing Burying the Typewriter, she has published a collection of poems, “Crossing The Carpathians.” She won the 2011 Katharine Bakeless Nason Prize for non-fiction. Her second collection of poems, “The House of Straw” came out early this year.

Let the roasting begin: Retiring Grand Rapids police chief in hot seat for Silent Observer fundraiser

April 30, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Retiring Grand Rapids Police Chief Kevin Belk will be the guest of honor — and the target of jokes — at a Silent Observer fundraiser on Wednesday, April 30.

(Article doesn’t mention it, but Kevin Belk is a GRCC alumnus.)

The dirt on bad duct cleaning

May 1, 2014; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — With furnaces having worked overtime this winter, many homeowners may be considering getting their air ducts cleaned. Target 8 discovered when it’s time to get them cleaned and when you’re wasting your money.

… Target 8 took his pictures to Grand Rapids Community College HVAC professor Don Steeby, who said it didn’t look like the ducts had been cleaned properly.

Loriel Jenny’s extra work paying off in the batters box for Wyoming softball team

May 1, 2014; MLive

WYOMING — Loriel Jenny is off to a sizzling start for the Wyoming softball team and doesn’t appear to be ready to cool off any time too soon.

… Jenny has already signed to play softball at Grand Rapids Community College.

Regional Alliance for Diversity in Public Purchasing – May 15

GRCC is partnering with GVSU to present:

Regional Alliance for Diversity in Public Purchasing
Meet the Buyers: Back to Basis

Thursday, May 15, 2014
8:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

Giveaways(must be present to win)
iPad Air
iPod Touch
3 Months of coaching (compliments of Partners in Action inc)

Early $10
Late $20

Grand Valley Loosemore Auditorium
401 Fulton St. W.
Grand Rapids MI 49504
Parking Info

See the program:

Message from President Ender: Saying Goodbye and Thank You to Provost Gely

A message from President Ender:

This is Provost Gely’s last week at GRCC and I would like your help in saying THANK YOU to her for her exemplary service to the college and to our students. Please take the time to stop by her office, or send her an email wishing her well in her new endeavors at Aquinas, as I know you will miss her as much as I will.