GRCC In the News, 1-13-15

GRCC names VP and dean for workforce development

Jan. 12, 2015; Grand Rapids Business Journal

A Grand Rapids Community College provost finalist will assume a new executive leadership position at the school.

School leaders to meet with Pyramid STEM hub founders, learn more about plans

Jan. 12, 2015; MLive

CALEDONIA, MI – Grand Rapids school leaders will join other districts, charter and private schools Tuesday, Jan. 12, at the Steelcase pyramid building to hear more about an education hub under development.

… Bert Bleke, chair of the Grand Rapids Community College Board of Trustees and former Grand Rapids Public Schools superintendent, is heading a Leadership Council for the schools that will occupy the campus.

Laker volleyball announces 2015 recruiting class

Jan. 12, 2015; MLive

Grand Valley State head volleyball coach Deanne Scanlon has announced the signing of seven student-athletes that will begin their collegiate careers at GVSU at the start of the 2015 season. Staci Brower (Byron Center), Jillian Butsavich (Milford), Madilyn Keller (Hudsonville), Brooke Smith (Croswell), and Taylor Stewart (Macomb) are all in-state prospects that will come in as freshmen in the fall. Transfers Amanda Glaza (Grand Rapids Community College) and Danielle McCormick (Indiana State) are on campus this semester and help form the newest group of Laker volleyball players.

Reminder SSPD Grant Application Due Jan. 23

The deadline for the submission of grant applications for the Support Staff Professional Development (SSPD) program is 4:30 p.m., January 23, 2015. The SSPD application packet and SSPD Guidelines are available in the GRCC Internal Grants area of the Grants Office website at Please note that applications must include a Supervisor’s Approval form, a budget form and budget documentation. If you have any questions about SSPD grants, please contact Lisa Dopke, Grants Coordinator at 234-3340 or   Good luck!