GRCC In the News, 11-4-16

Grand Rapids Community College and CMU to create smoother transfer process

Nov. 4, 2015; Michigan Radio

Grand Rapids Community College and Central Michigan University have agreed to create transparent curricular paths to help GRCC students transfer to CMU.

News 8 Daybreak

Nov. 3, 2015; WOOD TV

There’s another job fair happening at Grand Rapids Community College.

GRCC Fall Job Fair. Today from 1-4 p.m. Wisner-Bottrall Applied Technology Center. Famers Insurance, UPS, JCPenney and more. WOOD News 8.

Former Ottawa Hills standout Tabytha Harvey returns for coaching debut at 25

Nov. 3, 2015; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Tabytha Harvey knows she faces challenges as one of the youngest coaches in the country with a program that didn’t even play last season, but there’s no place better to get started than “home.”

… The Wildcats play Grand Rapids Community College at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Ford Fieldhouse, and the 25-year-old Harvey is counting on some support.

College notebook: KCC hoops tip off seasons Wednesday

Nov. 3, 2015; Battle Creek Enquirer

College basketball season officially begins Wednesday for Kellogg Community College, as both the men’s and women’s programs will be in action.

… The Kellogg Community College volleyball program finished up its 2015 season on Tuesday when it visited rival Kalamazoo Valley CC.

… KCC had lost four straight, including a three-set loss to Grand Rapids CC (25-13, 25-16, 25-20) on Oct. 29. Leading KCC in the defeat was Ashley Morris (Harper Creek) with six kills; Grace Crawford (Marshall) had five kills and seven digs; Mackenzie Leson (Harper Creek) and Hanna Lenz (Pennfield) had seven digs apiece and Miranda McDonald had 16 assists.

Women’s basketball team begins season; volleyball team to play in tournament

The GRCC Women’s Basketball team opens their regular season tonight against Wayne County Community College. Game time is set for 5:30 p.m. in the Ford Fieldhouse – Gordon Hunsberger Arena. Admission is free for all who wish to attend. We hope to see you there!

The Raider Volleyball team beat Muskegon Community College last night (Nov. 3) 3 – 1 to finish the regular season 18-9 (11-3 MCCAA-W), good enough for second place in the Michigan Community College Athletic Association – Western Conference. The win also increased the Raiders current win steak to 14. GRCC has qualified for the six team east – west district tournament, that will be held this weekend (Nov. 6-8) in Muskegon. The Raiders open the double elimination tournament against Oakland Community College on Friday, November 6. The match time is 5:00 p.m. at Reeths Puffer High School.

Nursing students to help with West Michigan Survivors of Suicide event

Students from the Mental Health Nursing Course will be assisting our Community Partners from West Michigan Survivors of Suicide in presenting a morning of support and education to those people that have suffered the loss of a loved one to suicide on November 21 in the ATC. This Service Learning opportunity has raised awareness of the needs of family members and helps the students to provide more sensitive care when they encounter these survivors in the hospital setting. The students provide service by listening to the survivors, greeting and orienting the guests, and exhibiting their project from helping at the Out of Darkness Walk that took place in October. This is our tenth year of providing this event at GRCC. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has been sponsoring this day for 17 years. This event always takes place on the Saturday before Thanksgiving in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. There is no charge for this event and we would like to invite any person in our college community who has been touched by this loss or who would like to learn more about Suicide Prevention. Please contact for more information or register with Jim Musial Registration is appreciated in order to plan for the amount of food to order for the breakfast and lunch. The conference begins at 9:00 AM with information and registration and ends after lunch.

Some services to be interrupted for PeopleSoft upgrade

PeopleSoft Human Resources is being upgraded to version 9.2 this weekend. HR Production will be down for the upgrade process from Friday, November 6th at 5:00 PM. and will be available again by Tuesday, November 10th at 8:00 AM. This will result in the following service interruptions:

  • Viewing your paycheck in the Online Center will be unavailable after 5:00 P.M. on Friday the 6th. Please view your pay information before that time if you need to view it before Tuesday the 10th.
  • Time sheet approvals will be unavailable from 5:00 P.M. Friday the 6th to 8:00 A.M. Tuesday the 10th. Employees may still submit time sheets but email acknowledgment will not occur until Tuesday the 10th.
  • Recruiting functions, including searching for and applying for jobs, will be unavailable from Friday the 6th to Tuesday the 10th.

APSS collecting items for Grand Rapids Home for Veterans

The APSS employee group is collecting donations for the Grand Rapids Home for Veteran’s, from 10/16 – 12/18/15, for the Holiday season. Your support is needed. Thank you.

Items needed:

  • Gift cards or certificates to fast food restaurants
  • (such as McDonald’s)
  • Small lap blankets
  • 100 piece puzzles
  • Stationery sets
  • Personal toiletries such as body wash, mouthwash, deodorant, cologne (for men or women)

Donations will be accepted at the following locations:

  • Colleen Copus (x2103) – Math Tutorial Lab – (Rm 105) Cook Bldg.
  • Julie Otte (x3490) – Human Resources – (2nd Floor) Cook Admin Bldg.
  • Janice Holton (x4129) – Rm 118 Main Bldg.
  • Janis Qualls (x4248) – Rm 320 – Science Bldg.
  • Theresa Kent-Williams – (x4389) – College Success Ctr – Rm 113 Sneden Hall
  • Kim Musser (x4253) – College Park Plaza – 2nd Floor Lobby

Good desserts, for a great cause.

Get ready to eat dessert for lunch – GRCC is bringing the bakeoff back!

Join us Nov. 19 in the SCC multipurpose room between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., to sample all the entries, and vote for your favorite, for just $5 per person.  There will also be a dessert auction. Plus, if you vote in the UW Bake-off you will be entered to win a $25 Heritage Restaurant gift card.

Bakers wanted! Pull out your secret family recipe, or try out your favorite recipe with a new twist, and enter your prized dessert in the UW Bakeoff. You’ll also have the option of bringing a dessert to be auctioned off. Contact Julie Otte at to learn more.

100% of entrance fees and money raised in the auction will go towards our UW campaign.