GRCC In the News, 10-17-14

Fundación GRCC realiza gala por el 100 aniversario de colegio

Oct. 17, 2014; El Vocero

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN (EVH) — El pasado martes 14 de octubre el Grand Rapids Community College celebró su 100th aniversario con una Gala que contó con la presencia del gobernador de Michigan Rick Snyder y diversas personalidades del área de Grand Rapids.

Forty Under 40

Grand Rapids Business Journal special section

… Success is often bred from failure, and that is the case with Justin Swan.

… Chris Sain is an accomplished author and founder of a faith-based nonprofit supporting at-risk youth through sports and education, yet he feels his biggest break occurred when receiving a call in 2011 to become the coordinator of retention for Grand Rapids Community College.

(Article doesn’t mention it, but Justin Swan is a GRCC alumnus.)

Academic Governing Council hosts candidate forum on October 21

On Tuesday, October 21 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in 108 Sneden (multi-purpose room), the Academic Governing Council is hosting a forum for the GRCC Board of Trustees candidates. All four candidates, Debra Bailey, Cynthia Bristol, Jim Harvey, and Mike Paskewicz, have been invited to attend and Mike Light will serve as our moderator.

Sessions added to Run, Hide Fight schedule

This training is required for all college staff and faculty, INCLUDING Contingency and Student Employees

If you have not had the opportunity to attend the Run. Hide. Fight Active Shooter Response Training, two sessions have been added to the schedule:

  • Thu. October 30 from 10:30 AM – 12 PM in Room 168 ATC Auditorium
  • Thu. December 4 from 3-4:30 PM in Room 118 ATC

The 90 minute training session will be presented by GRCC Police Chief Rebecca Whitman, and will describe what an active shooter is; detail the ‘Run Hide Fight’ response to an active shooter situation; explain ways to recognize and report potential threats to our campus, and answer any questions attendees may have.

Registration is available online at or by calling Staff Development at ext. 4285.