Roads, parking meters to be closed for Carter events


With President Carter’s visit on Monday, parking around GRCC will be very tight as a result of roads and meters being closed for security reasons.

We recommend walking to the Carter events. If you or a member of your group is unable to make that walk, we recommend being dropped off. The student ramps will be full because of the large amount of faculty and staff attending the event, and meters on Lyon Street will be unavailable.

GRCC In the News, 9-19-14

Community-wide initiative aimed to help college grads succeed

Sept. 18, 2014; FOX 17

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Bettering the lives of college graduates, that’s the focus behind a community wide initiative announced Thursday.

Grand Rapids mayor George Heartwell joined the superintendent of Grand Rapids Public Schools and seven west Michigan colleges, namely Aquinas College, Calvin College, Davenport University, Ferris State University, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Valley State University and Western Michigan University. They put this commitment in writing.

GRCC celebra sus 100 años de fundado con una actividad recreativa

Sept. 19, 2014; El Vocero

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN (EVH). — El Grand Rapids Community College celebró con un picnic el pasado sábado 13 de septiembre los 100 años de su fundación.

Chef shares some fall favorites at final demonstration

Sept. 18, 2014; The Holland Sentinel

Holland, Mich. — Micky Johnson, executive chef at Salt and Pepper Savory Grill and Pub, shared recipes highlighting fall produce during the season’s final installment of the Chef Series at the Holland Farmers Market.

Johnson, began his career at the Queen’s Inn where he found his passion for food and the hospitality industry. He received a degree in hospitality from Grand Rapids Community College for Culinary Arts and a business degree from Davenport University. Throughout the years, he found himself employed at several West Michigan restaurants.

College notes: John Haley is Hillsdale’s version of Jerry Rice, sets school record with 268 yards receiving

Sept. 18, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Jerry Rice has been retired for 10 years, but the greatest receiver in NFL history is still an inspiration.

… Rosalyn Wise, Grand Rapids Community College: The sophomore (Greenville) led the team with 10 kills and 9 digs as the No. 2 Raiders beat the No. 18 Muskegon CC 3-2 on Sept. 12 after being down 0-2. Teammate Abbie Gortsema (GR South Christian) had eight kills.

… Kurt Sprague, Grand Rapids Community College: Sprague (Byron Center) shot a 2-over 75 to finish second at the Ancilla College Fall Inviational at the Swan Lake Resport in Plymouth, Ind. GRCC won the event by 18 strokes. Teammate Zach Bialak won with a 1-over 73.

100 Ways to Give: special meal benefits Kids Food Basket

For four Fridays throughout the semester, The Heritage lunch menu will feature a special dish celebrating the different decades. These dishes will be prepared by Chef Campbell and his students, and proceeds from the sale of these special menu items will go to Kids’ Food Basket.

Chef Campbell and Lorna Logan, a visiting chef and graduate of Elwood College Cupar Fife in Scotland, prepared Saddle of Veal Prince Orloff for diners at lunch today. The next benefit lunch, on October 3, celebrates the 1920s: Braised Pigeon with Raisins and Rosti Potatoes. Click here to learn more.

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Raider Salute to Campus Police

A Raider Salute from the Office of Student Life and Conduct: Did you know Saturday, September 20th, is Thank a Police Officer Day? Since we won’t be here, we wanted to send a shoutout today to all of GRCC’s dedicated, hard-working officers. We thank you for all you do on a daily basis to support our students and serve our community. We appreciate you every day!!


GRCC celebrates with birthday cake

100 Year Digital board cake

SICE faculty and world-renowned pastry chef Gilles Renusson, with assistance from students in SICE’s CA 204 pastry course, designed and created a fondant cake topped with sugar art in honor of GRCC’s centennial celebration.  An image of the cake will run on GR Outdoors digital billboards throughout West Michigan on September 21 — the date Grand Rapids Junior College was established in  1914.

To learn more about how GRJC/GRCC got its start, visit the college’s timeline of 100 years of history.

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Changes made to policy

Changes were recently made to a college policy:

6.4 Sexual Misconduct (revised) Policy Section 6.0 Subsection 6.4

Effective September 16, 2014

  • Amended in 2014 to implement changes to the Clery Act made by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA)
  • Amended the investigation procedures to provide legally required procedural rights for both parties
  • Outlined reporting options and for victims and for those receiving the complaint, including recommended steps following any act of sexual misconduct
  • Outlined the institutional response to complaints of sexual misconduct
  • Added a statement that the institution prohibits the crimes of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, non-consensual sexual contact, sexual exploitation and stalking, including the applicable definitions under Michigan law.
  • Added the definition of consent, in reference to sexual activity
  • Outlined awareness and prevention programs for ongoing employee and student education including bystander intervention and risk reduction
  • Outlined who are “confidential/privileged employees” for reporting on campus and the reporting requirements for all employees.
  • References separate document listing community and GRCC resources