GRCC In the News, 8-4-14

GRCC, Davenport sign articulation agreement for health courses

Aug. 1, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – An articulation agreement aims to smooth the transfer process for Grand Rapids Community College medical assistant students who are looking to transfer to Davenport University for a health-related program.

Drivers of both vehicles involved in crash that killed Grandville High School student face charges

Aug. 1, 2014; MLive

MECOSTA COUNTY, MI — Two drivers are facing charges after a May crash that killed a Grandville high school senior and his cousin in May.

… He (Roman Aguilar-Emmons) planned to enter Grand Rapids Community College’s police academy in the fall.

GRCC Employees on the Move through July 31, 2014

Please welcome our new employees and congratulate those who have moved and been promoted.


Juan Fernandez

Assistant Professor, Photography, Tenure Track

Effective Date: August 21, 2014


Jennifer Gable

Assistant Professor, Nursing, Tenure Track

Effective Date: August 21, 2014



Doug Weirsma

From: Full Time Temporary Contract

To:  Assistant Professor, Electrical Construction, Tenure Track

Effective Date: July 1, 2014


Jennifer Kowalski

From: ESP, Cashier’s Office

To:  ESP, Cashier’s Office Manager

Effective Date 7-28-14



Sue Baglien

Professor, Business

Retiring after 25 years of service

Effective Date: July 31, 2014


Robert Long

Professor, Biology

Retiring after 39 years of service

Effective Date: August 15, 2014


Nicole Marshall

Occupational and Disability Support Services

Effective Date: August 16, 2014


Daniel Sempangi

Student Success and Retention

Effective Date: August 1, 2014

Spread the word about new parking options at GRCC

Encourage your students to explore parking ramp alternatives this fall.

Students can save time — and, in some cases, money — by using the DASH and College Avenue lot and shuttle, the DeVos lot and shuttle, or the Rapid and Silver Line bus.

Starting Aug. 25, students will be charged $3.50 per swipe in GRCC ramps and lots. If they sign up to use the DASH or the College Avenue lot by August 15, they get a 10 percent discount for the 2014-15 academic year! Click here to learn more.

The Rapids’ new Silver Line is scheduled to start August 25. Its features include:

  • running from 60th Street to GRCC in 30 minutes.
  • free Wi-Fi.
  • ticket vending at each station.
  • three-position bus bike racks.

Learn more about campus parking options here.

Foster Kids Care Bag 100th Anniversary Project

Children entering foster care often arrive with no belongings. D.A. Blodgett and St. John’s home try to provide each foster child in Kent County with a “care bag” containing items they can immediately call their own. Please help the Grants Department commemorate GRCC’s 100th Anniversary by contributing to our goal of providing 100 care bags to children entering foster care. Your contribution will make a big difference in a child’s life!

GRCC departments to move back ‘home’ in August, September

Library and Academic support staff and services have returned to the Learning Resource Center and have been enjoying their newly renovated space. Soon many other temporarily relocated departments will be doing the same. Here is the move-in schedule. Please call these offices before sending someone to their location to be sure they are available.

Week of Aug. 11:
Records, Student Employment Services to first floor Main
Center for Teaching Excellence and Distance Learning & Instructional Technology to third floor Main
GRCCePrint front office and graphics to G1 Main
Dean of Student Affairs to first floor Main
Assoc Provost and Dean of Instructional Support and Interdisciplinary Studies to fourth floor Main
Language & Thought/Visual Arts Department to third floor Main
Education Department to second floor Main
Dean of Student Success & Retention to 3rd floor Student Center

Weekend of Aug. 15:
Enrollment Services, Financial Aid and Cashiers Office to 1st floor Main

Week of Aug. 18
Assoc. Dean of Instructional Support and Interdisciplinary Studies to 118 Main
Department of Experiential Learning to G2 Main
Remaining tutoring and academic support staff back to regular locations

Week of Sept. 9:
School of Arts & Sciences Dean’s Office to third floor Main