GRCC In the News, 1-28-16

Getting Green

Jan. 25, 2016; WGVU radio

Getting Green, every month sharing information on green practices and sustainability. Today, happenings at GRCC at the Student level.

(An interview with GRCC professor David Dye and students Hanna Jeffers and Trenida Charlton.)

COS Art Gallery opens 2016 season

Jan. 27, 2016; Visalia Times-Delta (Calif.)

The art of photography can get lost amongst the age of iPhones and Instagram filters that clog up our walls and feeds.

… (Juan) Fernandez is an artist based in the suburbs of Chicago. He has taught as a photography instructor at Northern Illinois University, Waubonsee Community College, and as an assistant professor of photography at Grand Rapids Community College.

3-2-1 Transfer Event adds onsite admissions, draws more students

Wednesday, January 27th was the second annual 3-2-1 Transfer Event!  This year we added something new with onsite admissions with our four-year partners.  Our turnout was much higher this year, with nearly 400 students in attendance.

The 3-2-1 Transfer Event was created to help students with their final preparation for transfer.  The CAP team (3.2.1) invited our top five transfer institutions: Grand Valley State University, Ferris State University, Davenport University, Western Michigan University, and Central Michigan University to participate in this event.  Each institution brought representatives from financial aid, admissions, and advising as well as some brought faculty.  These representatives were on hand to answer questions, help assure students are on the right track, while helping students prepare for a successful transfer.  We also had representatives from GRCC’s Records Office, Student Life, and Financial Aid; these staff were available to field graduation questions and provide guidance about transitioning on to their transfer school.

Transfer representatives provided feedback after the event and expressed appreciation, finding it helpful in getting students ready to transfer.  The CAP 3.2.1 Team thanks everyone who helped make this event a success!

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Francisco Ramirez to discuss student success

The Latino Student Support Team will be hosting “La Platica” (The Talk) which will feature the team’s very own, Francisco Ramirez. “La Platica” is a series on what it takes to be successful featuring positive leaders in the community

Join us this Friday January 29th from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm at Rm 108 Sneden Hall as Francisco highlights important ways to develop student success and what it took for him to be successful.

Appetizers and beverages will be served.

For more information, please contact Rafael Pastrano at 616-234-3101

We look forward to seeing you!

Latino Student Support Presents: La Platica: Featuring Francisco Ramirez. January 29th, 12:30 p.m. 108 Sneden Hall, 415 E. Fulton St. Grand Rapids, MI 49503. What does it take to be successful? Francisco, a native of the Dominican Republic, arrived in 1995 to the U.S. at the age of 8. Through struggles of assimilation, a new learning environment and lack of academic preparedness, he learned to overcome these barriers and successfully graduate from both GRCC and GVSU. Francisco is no on his way to earn his M.Ed. this April 2016 and continues to thrive as a community leader and student advocate. Join us as Francisco highlights important ways to develop student success and what it took for him to be successful. For more information, please contact Rafael Pastrano at (616) 234-3101.Appetizers and beverages will be served.