Walter Lockwood to sign copies of ‘Open Door’ at holiday breakfast

Walter Lockwood will be at the holiday breakfast on December 12 to sign copies of his book Open Door: Grand Rapids Community College 1914-2014  that are purchased that morning. The 100th anniversary commemorative book costs $40.

The breakfast starts at 7:30 a.m. in Ford Fieldhouse. Once again this year, faculty and staff are asked to bring nonperishable food items as well as basic health and beauty items for to the Student Food Pantry. A list of needed items needed can be found here.

Openings available to pack suppers at Kids’ Food Basket

There are openings for four people in our GRCC ESP Evening packing group next Tuesday evening, December 16, from 6:00 – 7:45 PM at Kids’ Food Basket on Oak Industrial Drive (7 minutes from campus). This is a unique experience and a great opportunity, as there are wait lists for most evenings. Children 5 and up are welcome with an adult. Participants must pre-register. If interested, contact Penni Weninger at or 234-3972


Vending machine inventories may drop over holidays

As we prepare the campus for the holiday break, we are pulling down inventory that is perishable in vending machines campus wide. This will be a gradual reduction; however, please be aware that there some product shortages will develop as we get closer to the 22nd of the month, when power to all vending equipment will be turned off for the holidays.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Employee Reimbursements – Change to Procedures

Financial Services is converting the payment of employee reimbursements from check to ACH deposit. Financial Services will pay all reimbursements on the employee’s paycheck for any reimbursement submitted after January 5, 2015.   The funds pertaining to the employee reimbursement will be electronically deposited into the same bank account designated for your payroll direct deposit.  The details of this reimbursement will appear on your payroll remittance advice that can be accessed online.

How does this impact you?

  • The submission process will be the same for the employee. The employee will continue to scan forms/supporting documents and send information to Financial Services according to current procedures.
  • Nontaxable employee reimbursements will have no effect on payroll taxes when paid on the employee’s paycheck.
  • Employee will receive an email notification from ImageNow when reimbursement has been approved. Then, the reimbursement will be paid on the next available paycheck.
  • If staff would like to view any reimbursements submitted after 1/5/15, you will be able to access them any time on campus via WebNow at or at You must log into WebNow using your GRCC Network UserId and Password to view your reimbursements.