Beat the heat with ice cream on July 16, 22

We all scream for ice cream!

Join your colleagues for some good ole’ fashioned ice cream socials:

  • July 16 from 1:30-3 p.m. on the Raider Grille Terrace (Main Campus)
  • July 22 from 1:30-3 p.m. in the Sneden – Mable Engle Courtyard

We’ll have ice cream with a variety of toppings, plus yard games!  See you there!

Questions? Call Julie Otte x3490 or Sandy Gregory x4101

GRCC Story Van needs volunteers

GRCC’s Story Van will be in the Sparta Town & Country Days parade on Saturday, July 19.  The parade begins at noon.  The van will be set up after the parade, probably about 1 p.m.  We need of volunteers to help record people who will be telling their GRCC story, or who want to wish GRCC a happy
birthday.  It is very simple — you just push a button!

There is a lot to do at Sparta Town & Country Days before or after your time at the van.

If you would like to help with this part of the GRCC 100-year anniversary celebration, contact Liz Timmer at or

100 Ways to Give: Finance and Administration collects for S.H.O.E.S.

The Finance and Administration team is partnering with In The Image, to help our area elementary students — GRCC’s future students!  Through the S.H.O.E.S program (Shoes Help Our Elementary Students), In The Image provides brand new back-to-school shoes for at-risk students in Grand Rapids, Wyoming and Kentwood elementary schools.  The type of shoes distributed are athletic shoes so students can participate in physical education, extra-curricular activities, and enjoy a fun and safe recess with their friends.

Just $15 provides a new pair of shoes for a child in need, $150 for a sports team and entire classroom for just $375.  Please help us make a difference in the life of a child by sending a monetary gift to Campus Police for the S.H.O.E.S. program by August 1.

We are also in need of new socks- each pair of shoes is delivered with a pair of socks. Your donation may be dropped off at the Grand Rapids Community College Police Department, at 25 Lyon, or can be sent through Inter-office mail.  If you prefer, contact Dispatch at 234-4910 and an officer will be happy to personally pick up your donation.  Checks should be made payable to “In The Image-S.H.O.E.S.”  If you wish to receive a receipt for tax purposes, please make sure we have your name and address, if paying by check, you will be all set.

To see more ways that you can be part of 100 Ways to Give, click here.