Hudsonville student receives scholarship to attend Police Academy

Megan Stacey

Megan Stacey

Hudsonville High School graduate Megan Stacey plans to attend GRCC’s Police Academy with a $1,000 college scholarship she received from the Law Enforcement Education Program.

“I have plans to develop my interest in the law, constitution and government through further education at college and a police academy,” she said. “I am on track to enter the Police Academy in January 2015 in order to fulfill my dream of becoming a certified  police officer. Subsequent to my graduation from the Police Academy, I expect to earn my bachelor’s degree and go on to have a long career in Criminal Justice.”

In its 10th year, the nonprofit LEEP has awarded some $123,000 in Dream scholarships to students who are interested in public service or law enforcement careers.

GRCC In the News, 8-22-14

GRCC president reflects on highlights, challenges as new school year approaches

Aug. 21, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – President Steven Ender highlighted the accomplishments and challenges facing Grand Rapids Community College as students, faculty and staff ready for a new school year and a series of events marking the institution’s 100th anniversary.

Jimmy Carter visits downtown

Aug. 21, 2014; Grand Rapids Business Journal

Former President Jimmy Carter is visiting downtown Grand Rapids for a lecture and book signing.

The 39th president and his wife, Rosalynn, will visit on Sept. 22 as part of Grand Rapids Community College’s Diversity Lecture Series. It’s the 20th anniversary of the series and the college’s 100th anniversary.

Better Bites: Corn Chowder

Aug. 20, 2014; WZZM

(Video features Mark Kingshott, a SICE alumnus.)

Grand Rapids Football Tour: East Kentwood coach Tony Kimbrough vows to end revolving door

Aug. 21, 2014; MLive

EAST KENTWOOD, MI — East Kentwood coach Tony Kimbrough knows what’s more important than success for the Falcons.

… “I made a promise to these kids that no matter what happens, I’m here for the long haul,” he said. “I’ve coached at several places (including two years at Western Michigan and three years at Grand Rapids Community College) so I’ve been at the top of the coaching platform.”


Volunteers still needed for Information Stations in Main and ATC

We still are in need of volunteers to help staff the Fall 2014 Information/Roaming Stations, Monday, August 25–Thursday, August 28, 2014.

You may pick up your apron and lanyard at the Information/Roaming Station, which will be an “information table” that will have materials for students to pick up such as maps, RaiderCard information, etc., as well as the binder with the class schedule for you to use as necessary.

You have the choice to stay at the information table or roam and assist students in your area, in whatever style fits for you. When your shift is done, you will meet your replacement at the information table in your area (or leave your apron there if your replacement does not show.)

Please sign up to help! This system does not work without a LOT of wonderful volunteers. The links for sign up spreadsheets where volunteers are needed are listed below.

4th Floor Main Information/Roaming Station Sign Up:

ATC, 2nd Floor Information/Roaming Station Sign Up:

If you experience any issues with the sign up process, please contact me at or extension 3531. Thank you for your commitment to our students! Your help is greatly appreciated!

Volunteers needed for Welcome Week

The Centennial Celebration is here! One of the many events that we have scheduled for the year is Fall Welcome Week. Welcome Week serves as an opportunity to connect many of our new incoming students with the great programs, resources, staff and faculty here on our beautiful campus.

Fall Welcome Week is scheduled for the week of September 8th from 10 am to 1 pm Monday-Thursday. There is also a movie on the Student Plaza Thursday evening. We are hoping we can count on you to serve as a volunteer at some point during the week. The volunteers needs range from serving food, monitoring the activities, and t-shirt distribution.

Please complete the following form if you are available to volunteer: Volunteer Form

Thank you for the consideration!

Tickets for Open Door available to employees, students, retirees on August 25

Open Door poster

GRCC is taking everyone on a time-twisting adventure through 100 years of its history with its production of Open Door.

A collaboration between the theater and music departments, the script was written by retired English professor Walt Lockwood and James Schafer,  coordinator of video broadcasting and distribution. The music department created the play’s original compositions.

The story centers on Jill, a GRCC freshman who stumbles upon a mysterious door. It’s a roller coaster ride through the people, music and events that made GRCC — and West Michigan — what it is today.

Performances of Open Door are 8 p.m. November 7 and 8 at the Spectrum Theater — and GRCC employees and students get the earliest opportunity to buy tickets! Tickets go on sale to the campus community on August 25 — prices are $25 for employees, $20 for GRCC retirees, and $15 for students with a valid student ID. A complimentary dessert reception will be held in the theater lobby following each performance.

A dinner theater package with the Heritage restaurant is available for the November 7 performance, and GRCC employees and students have the earliest opportunity for those tickets, too! That ticket cost — which includes both the dinner and the performance — is $45 (nonalcoholic drink only) or $50 (includes a glass of wine with your dinner choice). Two seating times, with 20 reservations each, will be offered: at 5:30 and 6 p.m. The menu includes Scotch Quail Eggs and Rosemary-Lemon Feta Cheese Crusted Pork Porterhouse. A special vegan menu of Mock Eel and Cauliflower Steak also is available.

Call extension 3946 to purchase your tickets.

Tickets for the production as well as the dinner theater package will go on sale to the public on September 8 — and they are expected to sell out.