Raider Salute to Dewayn Faber

A Raider Salute from Stacey Herrick:

A special heart-felt thank you goes out to Dewayn Faber (Head Custodian at DeVos Campus) for his above and beyond work yesterday (and every day). Dewayn was kind enough to flag down a community member driving by to let her know that she had a flat tire. He then proceeded to change the tire and refused any compensation. The 89-year-old woman was extremely grateful and so are we that we get to work with Dewayn every day. Great job, Dewayn! We are lucky to have you.


GRCC In the News, 4-27-15

Saints have big day at Ernie Mousseau Classic

April 26, 2015; MLive

Grand Rapids, MI- The Aquinas College track & field teams hosted the annual Ernie Mousseau Classic at Houseman Field this weekend. The Saints did more than just host though, claiming 13 first-place finishes. … The Saints were led by Marissa Ingersoll (Fife Lake/Forest Area) and Tori DeSira (Dewitt/GRCC).

GRCC Christian Fellowship hosts breakfast, meditation room

GRCC Christian Fellowship would like all to know that from 7:30am-9:30am on April 27-29, members will be hosting a breakfast boost where they will be handing out FREE donuts, bagels and coffee on 4th floor of the Main Building. And in the SCC, room 20, there will space for quiet prayer and meditation from 11am-noon and 3pm-4pm Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Hospice project wins first place in Armen Awards

First place in Grand Rapids Community College’s Armen Awards went to a project in which students documented the lives of hospice patients.

Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood’s Introduction to Journalism students worked with Hospice of Michigan on the series of stories. A video of the project may be seen here.

The other projects were:

Second place — Drew Rozema and students in his Mobile Application Development and Security course for an app they created for the Grand Rapids Festival of the Arts. A video of this project may be seen here.

Third place — Katie VanderMeer and students in her Introduction to Computer Programming course for teaching Orchard View Elementary fifth-graders the fundamentals of coding. A video of the project may be seen here.

Finalist — Bob Schultz and students in his Table Service course for creating a Make-A-Wish Michigan fundraiser. A video of the project may be seen here.

Finalist — Sherry Knoppers and Community Transcultural Nursing students for helping the North End Community Ministry food pantry better promote health and disease prevention. A video of the project may be seen here.

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Campus Dining Hours of Operation, Week of April 27-May 1

Raider Grille

10:30am-3pm on April 27th

10:30am-1pm on April 28th

CLOSED – April 29, 30, May 1

The Quiet Café

Monday-Tuesday: 7am-6pm

Wednesday: 7am-1pm

Thursday: 7am-11am

Friday: CLOSED

The Sneden Café

Monday-Tuesday: 7am-6pm

Wednesday: 7am-1pm

Thursday-Friday: CLOSED


The Sneden Cafe will re-open for business Monday-Thursday from 8am-2pm beginning Monday May 11.

**Due to construction in the Student Center, the Raider Grille and Quiet Cafe will be closed during the summer semester.


Due to the renovation of the Student Center beginning after commencement, GRCC Campus Dining Services including all CATERING SERVICES will be shut down the week of May 4-8. All catering services will resume on May 11. Please book your events as early as possible throughout the summer. We look forward to serving you. Our temporary location will be in the ATC Building room 115 & 113 (SICE Library & Adjoining kitchen).

GRCC participates in Project Win Win

Grand Rapids Community College is a participant in the second round of Project Win Win, a State of Michigan graduation initiative focused on identifying former students that may have completed enough credits to earn an Associate Degree, but never graduated. Through this project, students meeting certain predefined criteria are evaluated for an Associate of General Studies Degree, Associate of Arts Degree, or Associate of Science Degree. Students who are eligible to receive one of these degrees now will be awarded unless they respond by May 18, 2015 to decline. This project also focuses on students who are close to receiving one of these associate degrees and attempts to bring them back to earn those last few credits needed for degree completion.

Students will be or have been contacted by GRCC to inform them of this project if they have been identified as qualified participants. Please visit for more information.

Retirement celebration set for April 29

It’s celebration time!

The Counseling and Career Center, Disability and Occupational Support, and Student Support Services are losing some great colleagues this spring! Come wish Jenny Keesen, Karen Murphy, Fatima Nieves, and Paul Phifer well as they embark on the next stages of their lives!

April 29, 2015

Multipurpose Room, Room 234

Student Center

1 to 3 pm

Student Success Stories: Eyssy Moore

Congratulations to graduate Eyssy Moore, who won a 2015 Social Sciences Leadership Award and will be transferring to GVSU this fall. Eyssy plans to major in Secondary Education, with a concentration in History and Spanish. Then she’ll earn her masters degree in Educational Leadership, with the goal of helping shape social sciences curriculum. #classof2015

Eyssy Moore