Dental Assisting Club sells toothbrushes, Whitestrips

Dental Assisting Club Toothbrush and Crest Professional Whitestrip Sale:

We have adult and children’s Oral B toothbrushes for sale – $10.00/dozen or $5.00/ 1/2 dozen

Crest Professional Whitestrips (can’t buy in a retail store – 4 times stronger than retail) – $30.00

They will be available to pick up in the Dental Clinic – 3rd Floor Cook on Friday December 12, from 9:30 am – 2:00 only. Or until they sell out.

Checks made out to GRCC or cash accepted.

GRCC In the News, 12-10-14

New GRCC board member takes oath of office

Dec. 9, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College has a new board member.

The DanceOff raises $4,500 for Well House, crowns Breah Simpson champion

Dec. 9, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Hundreds of dance fans watched Grand Rapids native Breah Simpson, 21, become the first champion of The DanceOff, a local dance competition held on Saturday, Dec. 6 ,at The Pyramid Scheme.

“My heart dropped when they called my name,” said Simpson, who recently received certification as a personal trainer from Grand Rapids Community College. “Dance is my way of communicating. My dream job is to work at a studio.”

Frontiers: Meeting Student Needs Through Online Programming

Dec. 10, 2014;

Wyoming Public Schools, MI — When her mother died last summer, Wyoming Senior Tashia Sheneman lost a permanent place to live and has since moved several times. One of the few constants in her life is Wyoming’s Frontiers Program, where she receives much more than instruction.

… “I’m good. I’m doing better than I was out there,” said Tashia, referring to the traditional high school program. “I feel like you have more support … and it’s more on your time and it prepares you for college,” she added, sharing plans to attend Grand Rapids Community College before attending Ferris State University to pursue her career goal of becoming a probation officer.


Bootcamp class to mark 100th anniversary with 100 reps

The Employee Wellness Bootcamp class gets ready for the 100 Reps event.

The Employee Wellness Bootcamp class gets ready for the 100 Reps event.

Are you planning on joining the Employee Wellness Bootcamp class on Thursday in celebrating GRCC’s 100 years with 100 reps? We’d love to have you come and join in some or all of the 10 different exercises we are doing!

See you in the fieldhouse balcony at noon!




CIS department prepares for 100 Hours of Code on December 11


In celebration of Computer Science Education Week and to celebrate GRCC’s 100th birthday, the CIS department is hosting a 100 Hours of Code Event this Thursday. We have about 50 students already registered, and collectively they have pledged to donate over 100 hours of coding on Thursday alone.

  • You can do this face to face and show up anytime between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in 214 ATC on December 11 to participate. We will have goodies, and great fun.
  • You can also do this online via BlackBoard, so be sure to log into BB during that time.
  • There will be a variety of tutorials you can follow.
  • Each student who participates will be sent a Certificate of Completion. This Certification of Completion is something you can put on your resume to demonstrate to future employers your dedicated to Computer Science Education. Remember… is a non-profit dedicated to expanding computer science education. The vision is that computer science should be part of the core curriculum in every school, alongside other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses, such as biology, physics, chemistry and algebra. This is just another way to show your employer you are dedicated to the field.

Raider Salute to Stacey Herrick

The Campus LGBT Task Force wants to send out a Raider Salute to Stacey Herrick for searching throughout the entire campus to identify all the single-stall, locking bathrooms. In order to increase safe restroom access for transgender and other campus community members who may feel uncomfortable or unsafe utilizing female- or male-designated restrooms, the identified restrooms will all be labeled “unisex” (i.e., gender-inclusive). A listing of their locations are currently posted online:

We will soon have these locations posted on select departmental web sites as well. Thanks, Stacey!!

Information session for health-care programs set for December 12

You can learn about GRCC’s health-care programs and get your questions answered at information session at noon December 12 and 4 p.m. January 12 at Tassell M-TEC.

Health certification programs that will be covered in this information session are:

All information sessions are free, and you are under no obligation to enroll in a course when you attend these sessions. To register, click here.