Bakeoff benefits United Way

The competition was fierce — but ultimately sweet — at the United Way Bakeoff on Thursday.

A collage of photos shows cookies, cupcakes and cakes.

Congratulations to our bakeoff winner Laura Caulk!  The voters agreed that her cupcakes looked and tasted amazing.
The gift card drawing goes to the person who holds ticket number 471337!  Contact Julie Otte if you are the lucky winner.
This very successful event raised $423.00 and would not have been possible without support from across campus. First, the amazing bakers of GRCC who shared their treats with us, and those who made time in their busy day to vote and bid on the many delicious creations. Thank you also to the efficient and ever helpful team from creative dinning services who set the stage for the event and provided invaluable support. Last but not least, thank you to Julie Otte and her bakeoff support team Bethany Tuffelmire, Kristen Doneth and Malinda Powers for holding the event.

Condolences to Paula Naujalis, family

We extend condolences to Paula Naujalis and her family upon the death Tuesday of her husband, Tony. Paula retired at the end of last year after more than 30 years of service to GRCC. She and her family will meet friends from 2-7 p.m. November 20 at Westview Christian Reformed Church, 2929 Leonard St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504. A memorial Mass will be said in honor of Tony at 2 p.m. November 30 at Sts. Peter and Paul Church, 520 Myrtle NW.

Collegiate publishes November issue

Click here to see the November issue of The Collegiate, the student newspaper at GRCC.

Page through to hear about the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, the approved graduation requirement changes and domestic partnership benefits, a former GRCC student making it big in the music industry, and the latest on GRCC’s basketball teams.

Also inside you can find fun holiday reads – from enjoying holidays with friends, volunteering around West Michigan, to making DIY gifts for friends and family.

Happy Holidays and have a good rest of the semester. Stay tuned as our Fall Magazine will be published next month.

Please feel free to contact The Collegiate by email or social media:

Basketball teams have home games tonight

The Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams play home games tonight (Nov. 19). The Women tip off at 5:30 p.m. against Great Lakes Christian College, followed by the Men at 7:30 p.m. against Oakland Community College. GRCC Women’s boast a record of 3-2, while the Men have started the 2015-2016 campaign 0-2. We look forward to seeing you at the Ford Fieldhouse tonight. Admission is free and concessions will be available.

Go Raiders!

New virtual tour available

We recently updated our virtual tour to reflect all the recent improvements to our campus. Since launching this tour in Fall 2012 we have had over 21,000 visitors and received nearly 2,000 new leads.

Check out the tour here,

Or download the app to your phone:

Help us out and give is a 5 star review in iTunes or Google Play Store 🙂

Enrollment Management also wanted to thank the Communications Department, Theater, and Media for their help in updating the new tour.

Join mathematics in creating care packages

Jean Dauber’s three math classes (2 sections of MA 098, and 1 section of MA 107) have put the finishing touches on homeless care packages this week. The excitement and participation has been overwhelming – and a few students got their entire family involved. They brought in items such as warm socks, hats, mittens, hand warmers, toothbrushes, tissues and wipes, and many different health and beauty aides. Plus nonperishable food items, like applesauce, trail mix, raisins, beef sticks, pudding cups, and individually wrapped cookie and cracker packages.

Jean’s students were joined by the math department faculty who also donated funds which will be used to purchase $2 gift vouchers at Degage for a meal, laundry, a haircut, a locker, etc.

If you would like to contribute to the care packages please email Jean at before the end of this week.

I would like to encourage my colleagues to present a similar project to your classes, one that will bond you together, create awareness and give students an opportunity to serve our community. It was fairly easy to organize, and it has been a blessing to be a part of.


Packages of underwear, socks, hygiene products and snacks are stacked up on a carpeted floor.

APSS emails

Since the ESP group has been renamed to APSS (Alliance of Professional Support Staff), there has been some confusion in regards to our group email address. Any communications that should be sent to all support professionals in the APSS group should be sent to APSS (found in your Novell Address Book).

Apologies for any confusion that this has created. We hope this clears up any issues in the future!