GRCC In the News, 5-5-15

Online component added for Michigan motorcycle training

May 4, 2015; WNEM

SAGINAW, MI (WNEM) – The State of Michigan has added an online component to its motorcycle safety training class that allows students to complete the basics online, giving them more time in the classroom and on the range for in-depth discussion and practice.

… About 3,000 motorcycle safety students this year will use the course with the new online portion, which has been introduced into classes in metro Detroit and at Grand Rapids Community College. The online component will be phased in over the next several months and will be part of all publicly and privately offered motorcycle safety courses statewide by 2017.

Ferris State’s Marcus Cribbs gets tryout with Pittsburgh Steelers

May 4, 2015; MLive

Former Ferris State defensive tackle Marcus Cribbs is getting a tryout with the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted free agent.

… The 6-foot-3, 350-pound Cribbs took part in the Detroit Lions’ pre-draft workout in the Motor City last week. A Clinton Township native, Cribbs tallied 32 stops last fall, including tackles for loss, and added two sacks in 11 outings for FSU. The two-year starter and letterwinner previously played junior college football at Grand Rapids Community College and was both a JUCO All-American and all-region choice.

Job fair to be held in Holland

May 4, 2015; The Holland Sentinel

A job fair will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. May 11 at the Holland Civic Center, 150 W. Eighth St., Holland.

Employers will include ITW Drawform, Zeeland Farm Services Inc., Dykhuis Farms Inc., Zeeland Lumber & Supply, Woodward, JR Automation Technologies LLC, Grand Valley State University, Taco Bell, Tennant Company, Thermotron, Boatwerks, Haworth and Grand Rapids Community College.

Raider Salute to Matt Novakoski

An email came to us from a student who wanted to recognize what he called the “Extreme Customer Service” he received from Matt Novakoski in the Records Office. Thanks for all you do and for living out the GRCC Service Excellence Guidelines, Matt!

Excerpt from the email:

At one point during my barrage of calls to GRCC, I found myself speaking to a Matt Novakowski.. and I was impressed.

Matt gave me ample time to explain my situation and not only was he receptive and understanding, he went far beyond my expectations and provided some critical information to help on my path to resolving my issues. He seemed to take a personal interest in helping me achieve my goals and I was blown away by the service experience that he provided me.

While I expect you already know Matt is great, I wanted to take a couple minutes out of my day to be sure and to let you know how happy I was with the overall experience. Due to the resources Matt shared with me, I have a clearly defined path to resolution of my issues.

Many thanks to your team!

Summer construction starts at GRCC


Construction season begins immediately following Commencement! The Student Center will be closed for construction this summer (with the exception of the Bookstore). Attached is a list of where the offices and services from the Student Center will be temporarily located during construction. Please feel free to share as needed!

The Bookstore will remain open during construction. The only entrance to the building will be the first floor entrance at the north west corner.

Both the Raider Grille and the Quiet Cafe will be closed for the summer. Creative Dining will still be on site to support catering functions on the Main Campus, as well as support food service at the Sneden Cafe.

Also, due to the Main Building restroom construction – Student Employment Services will be temporarily located in 508 Cook during the first phase of that work.

Most moves will occur on Monday, and we expect to have everything in place by end of business on Tuesday. Please don’t hesitate to contact Victoria Janowiak if you have any questions. As always, thank you for your patience during the projects!!