GRCC’s race car ready to hit the road

The Tassell Wisner Bottrall Foundation has sponsored the Automotive Technology Student Organization race car. The graphics have finally been put on the car and the Tassell M-TEC will proudly display the car both in the atrium and outside the building. If you’re interested in seeing the car in action, the Automotive Department faculty will be racing the car at the US131 Motor Sports Park on Sunday, May 11 starting at 8:00 am.

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GRCC In the News, 5-8-14

Grandville teen’s last words to his mom before fatal crash: ‘I’ll be careful … I love you’

May 8, 2014; MLive

GRANDVILLE, MI — As Grandville High School senior Roman Aguilar-Emmons left a service project picking up trash, the 18-year-old spoke with his mother about a birthday trip he was taking with his cousin and a friend to Mount Pleasant’s Soaring Eagle Casino.

… Aguilar-Emmons, who attended the Kent Career Technical Center’s law enforcement program, was about to become the first of his three siblings to graduate high school. He planned to enter Grand Rapids Community College’s Police Academy in the fall. Family members said that had been his plan since he was a child.

Obituaries today: William Myers, 86, radio officer during WWII, electrical engineer for Lear

May 7, 2014; MLive

William Myers, 86, of Grand Rapids, died Monday, May 5, 2014.

… Myers finished high school between voyages and took classes at Grand Rapids Junior College. He worked as a grocer, then began working as an electrical technician at Lear Corp. He worked his way up to electrical engineer.

Scholarship to cover tuition for 15 students in GRCC summer construction program

May 7, 2014;  MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College is partnering with several construction organizations to pay for 15 high school graduates to participate in a summer construction program.


GRCC competes in World Quest

A GRCC Raiders team competed in the annual World Quest competition for the World Affairs Council of West Michigan. The event was held Wednesday at GVSU.

GRCC’s team didn’t place in the world trivia competition, but a good time, and a good dinner, was had by all. The GVSU team took home the honor of first place.


From left: KC Weaver, Roger Schlosser, Dorothy Mapes, John Heredia, Steve Abid, Gordan Vurusic and  Keith St. Clair

From left: KC Weaver, Roger Schlosser, Dorothy Mapes, John Heredia, Steve Abid, Gordan Vurusic and Keith St. Clair

Tae Kwon Do class canceled for May 8

There will be no Employee Wellness Tae Kwon Do tonight but the SPINNING class is still meeting at 5:30 in Calkins Science Center room 140. All are welcome!

The spring wellness schedule can be found here:

All employees, spouses, children over 18 and friends are welcome!

Email or call Julie Otte with questions.

Preschool seeks donations for Diaper Drive

The GRCC Preschool is collecting change and diapers for a Diaper Drive sponsored by The Great Start Parent Coalition of Kent County May 12th through May 23rd.   Bring your diaper and/or change to either Jeanne at the Preschool or Staci in the Education Department (Room 13 of the Data Center)

The Facts

  • 1 out of every 4 babies born in Kent County is born into poverty.
  • Safety net programs, such as W.I.C. and food stamps, do NOT cover the costs of diapers.
  • Most childcare centers do not accept cloth diapers, and parents must supply a steady stream of disposable diapers. Furthermore, many families have limited access to laundry facilities and many coin-op laundry facilities cannot allow cloth diapers for health reasons.
  • An adequate supply of disposable diapers can cost up to $75 per month.

The Impacts

  • Many babies are often forced to spend the entire day or longer in a single diaper, because the family cannot afford to buy an adequate supply.
  • Inadequate diaper changing increases the risk of numerous health problems.
  • Studies show a baby crying from being in a soiled diaper for a prolonged period of time is at a greater risk of physical abuse by the caregiver.

Cashier’s Office launches ‘My eBill’

GRCC Cashier’s Office is proud to announce the roll out of the My eBill page through your Online Student Center. Students can now sign on to their Online Student Center and click My eBill under the Finances section to get started.

Students will be able to…

  • Get real-time* electronic tuition bill anytime at My eBill!
  • Pay their tuition online
  • Sign up for the FACTS Payment Plan
  • Review important messages
  • Print an invoice for their records

Learn more at or contact the Cashier’s Office at 234-4020 with questions.

If a student decides not to attend GRCC, they must officially drop their classes before they start through their Online Student Center to avoid being charged for them.

*All financial aid awards will remain as estimated until the student’s eligibility is verified and funds are officially disbursed to their account. Financial Aid is not real time, it take 24 – 48 hours to update financial aid after changes.

Communications department will be reaching out via social media on May 12th.