Nominations sought for Wellness Student of the Year

Wellness AwardThe Exercise Science Department is seeking nominations for GRCC’s 2nd Annual Wellness Student of the Year Award! Successful completion of the Wellness Credit Requirement, or current enrollment in the Wellness Credit Requirement is the only criteria for the student.

Please include with your nomination how the student has met the Institutional Learning Outcome of Personal Responsibility in the following 6 areas:

  • Physical
  • Emotional
  • Social
  • Intellectual
  • Spiritual
  • Occupational

All nominations will be considered! Please email your nominations to Jodi Gee, by March 13th, 2015.

GRCC In the News, 2-13-15

College notes: EGR’s Marcus Hall finds new home playing basketball at Northern Michigan

Feb. 12, 2015; MLive


… Sara Karamol, Grand Rapids Community College: The sophomore forward has been a double-double machine this season. Karamol (Rockford) had 10 points and 10 rebounds in a 64-56 win over Ancilla on Feb. 11. Karamol, who is averaging 11.6 points and 10.6 rebounds, has had nine double-doubles for the Raiders (5-14).

Nomination deadline is TODAY – Student Leadership Awards

The deadline to nominate an individual (student, staff or faculty) for one of the awards presented at the annual Student Leadership Awards Banquet is today at 5 pm. All four student awards have a monetary award ($100-$500) associated with them as well as a very elegant plaque. Submitting a nomination for an individual is one way of showing your appreciation for their hard work and dedication to our GRCC community. Please consider nominating one of your peers, advisers, coaches and/or mentors.

Award Criteria

Nomination Form

Please note: the Jerry Benham Staff and Faculty Award does not have a monetary award.

Limited number of seats available for Staff Development workshop

Motivating Others

Tue Feb 17, 2015 from 9-11 AM in Room 125 Calkins Science Center

Participants will learn how to empower and engage others in order to reach shared goals. Specific tactics for setting goals, promoting expectations of success, reinforcing valued behaviors, and building trust and cooperation are explored. Styles of motivation are also discussed.

Workshop facilitated by Kathy Pyatt.

This workshop is open to all staff and faculty. Registration is available online at or by calling Staff Development at ext. 4285.

Changes made to policies

Changes were recently made to several college policies:

Summary of changes:

Revised Policy 3.7 Contracting Authority

  • Added provision which requires agreements for goods or services in excess of $1000 to be authorized by the Budget Control Officer and reviewed by the Director of Purchasing. This change makes this policy consistent with the Purchasing Policy.

Revised Policy 11.15 Purchasing Policy

  • Added provision under Procedures (Section X, paragraph F) requiring best economic approach, e.g. purchase vs. lease alternative analysis
  • Added provision under Procedures (Section X, paragraph F) for periodic review for procurement duplication
  • Updated non-discrimination paragraph to reflect updated EEO statement

Revised Policy 11.6 Use of College Equipment off College Property

  • Format Changes
  • Updated “use agreement” under Related Documents to “Acceptable Use Agreement”
  • Removed VP Finance/Admin from contacts
  • Added Procurement Specialist to contacts
  • Deleted cell phones and palm pilots (college no longer provides)
  • Added provision under Section X, Paragraph C, subsection 1 to include statement “college equipment assigned to employees for their normal daily work is exempt from this procedure.”

Revised 14.5 Campus Closing Due to Inclement Weather & Emergency Conditions

  • Added provision under Section X, Paragraph B, subsection 1 to include delayed start option
  • Modified factors considered in the decision to close:
    • Removed evaluation of local businesses closing
    • Added consideration of the current weather conditions and anticipated length of storm
  • Modified statement under Section X, Paragraph B to indicate 5:30 AM as a target decision time (the decision may not always be made at that exact time).

Library sets open hours for spring break

Upcoming LLC hour adjustments:

  • Feb 28-Mar 1, 2015 Classes in session; regular weekend hours (Sa 10-2; Su 1-5)
  • Mar 2-6 BREAK; Open 8am-5pm with limited services
  • Mar 7-8 CLOSED (weekend)
  • Apr 4 Classes in session; regular Saturday hours (10am-2pm)
  • Apr 5, 2015 CLOSED (based on low use numbers for this Sunday last year, we will close)