Trust, nutrition workshops offered

Professional Development Opportunities:

  • Perhaps you have heard the phrase “doing business at the speed of trust.” What exactly does that mean? Practical communication will be outlined to help facilitate difficult conversations and overcome differences to obtain shared goals. If you would like to learn more, please join us for a Building Trust within Your Team workshop on Friday, December 11, 2015 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm!
  • Everything you need to know about making good choices while dining out! Learn about hidden calories, sneaky ingredients, and what is really on your plate through our Sensible Tips for Eating Out workshop. Dawn Davies, Public Health Nutrition & Wellness Educator from the Kent County Health Department, will be introducing us to beneficial strategies for healthy eating while dining out. Join us Friday, December 11, 2015 from 10:00am – 11:00am!

Please register at

GRCC Bookstore: December 9 & 10 – Two Day Tiered Sale!

The GRCC Bookstore is having a 2 Day pre-holiday sale on Gift and Clothing items! Stock up on your cold weather gear, GRCC logo clothing or pick up a gift! Most Dell laptops are also discounted (see below). Clearance items are not included in this sale.

Apparel and Gifts

20% Off – Purchase of One item

25% Off – Purchase of Two items

30% Off – Purchase of Three or MORE items


Selected Dell Notebooks

$100 Off! (in-stock only)

Dell Inspiron 14 5000 I3 4GB RAM 1TB

Dell Inspiron 14 5000 I5 8GB RAM 1TB

Dell Inspiron 11 Flip 4GB RAM 500GB

GRCC In the News, 12-8-15

Police continue search for shooter after 2 killed at Holland apartment

Dec. 7, 2015; MLive

HOLLAND, MI — A man and a woman were shot to death in a Holland apartment Monday night, and police are looking for the shooter.

… Grand Rapids Community College’s Lakeshore campus was placed on lockdown early during the investigation. Students have since been released, (Capt. Jack) Dykstra said.

How Michigan colleges fight sex assaults with state grants

Dec. 7, 2015; MLive

From lessons in bystander intervention to self-defense classes, Michigan colleges say new state grants are helping them boost efforts to prevent campus sexual assault.

The five Grand Rapids-area colleges — Aquinas College, Calvin College, Davenport University, Ferris State University and Grand Rapids Community College — are using the grants to launch programs and educate students about sexual consent and resources for sexual assault victims.

Holiday Breakfast to include food pantry collection

Once again, at the Holiday Breakfast we are asking Employees to bring food to donate to the Food Pantry. We’d love to restock the pantry before Holiday Shutdown. Here is a list of most needed items:


  •  Cans of Tuna*
  • Cans of Chicken*
  • Canned Stew
  • Canned Chili
  • Hash
  • Pork and Beans
  • Soups
  • Spaghetti Sauce*
  • Kidney Beans
  • Peanut Butter*

Canned Vegetables

  • Beans
  • Carrots
  • Peas
  • Tomatoes
  • Corn
  • Instant Potatoes


  • Canned Fruits
  • Fruit Cups
  • Dried Fruits
  • Jelly
  • Raisins
  • Juice Boxes


  • Rice*
  • Pasta*
  • Macaroni and Cheese*
  • Crackers
  • Cans of Ravioli/SpaghettiO’s*
  • Hamburger Helper
  • Boxed Meals*


  • Boxes of Cereal*
  • Instant Oatmeal (individual packets) *
  • Cereal Bars
  • Pancake Mix
  • Syrup
  • Pop Tarts
  • Muffin Mix

On the Go/Snacks

  • Tortilla Chips
  • Salsa
  • Pringles
  • Cookies
  • Granola Bars*
  • Microwave Popcorn
  • Easy Mac*
  • Microwaveable Non-Frozen Meals*

Basic Necessities

  • Soap
  • Toilet Paper
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Toothpaste
  • Lotion
  • Deodorant
  • Feminine Hygiene
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Dryer Sheets


*Indicates high demand items

Volunteers needed for MLK program, march

It’s that time of year again, and we are looking for volunteers to help staff the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Program and Community Peace March on Monday, January 18.

Please consider signing up to help! Click here to sign up on the volunteer spreadsheet.

If you experience any issues with the sign up process, please contact Kaylee Wolff at or extension 4039. Thank you for your commitment to our students! Your help is greatly appreciated!

Volunteers sought for information stations

It’s that time of year again, and we are looking for volunteers to help staff the Winter 2016 Information/Roaming Stations, Monday, January 11 – Tuesday, January 12.

Please consider signing up to help! This system does not work without a LOT of wonderful vounteers. The links for sign up spreadsheets are listed below.

  • 4th Floor Main Information Station Sign-Up – click here
  • Sneden 1st Floor Information Station Sign Up – click here

If you experience any issues with the sign up process, please contact Ashleigh Begres at or extension 2477. Thank you for your commitment to our students! Your help is greatly appreciated!