GRCC hosts two retreats for faculty, staff

Formation retreats are a long-standing tradition at GRCC and this year, we are once again pleased to offer this opportunity to faculty and staff. Based on the work of Dr. Parker Palmer, formation is a three-day, two-night professional development opportunity in which participants reflect on what they believe about their work, reconnect to the passion that brought them to the work, and renew themselves as practitioners. Two retreats will be held this year, both at the picturesque Gilchrist Retreat Center near Three Rivers, Michigan. The Introduction to Formation Retreat will run from May 11 – 13, and the Continuing Formation Retreat for prior participants will be held May 8 – 10. The retreats are offered at no cost to GRCC employees, but enrollment in each retreat is limited to 10 participants, so register early.

If you would like more information, visit the GRCC Formation Retreat web page at . To register, visit

Again, enrollment is limited, so register today!

Baseball team travels to Ohio this weekend

GRCC’s Raider baseball team travels to NJCAA DII #8 Sinclair Community College this weekend for a four-game road stand against the top team in the OCCAC. The first of the four games commences at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, with the second game of the double header to follow shortly after. On Sunday, March 20, the Raiders and the Pride will play another pair of seven inning games, starting at 11 a.m. Audio for all four games will be streamed online.

Applications accepted for Great Teachers Seminar

Now Accepting Applications for the 2016 GRCC Great Teachers Seminar

Wednesday May, 4 – Friday May, 6 2016

The Center for Teaching Excellence is currently accepting applications for the 2016 Grand Rapids Community College Great Teachers Seminar. You can download the application form at, once completed, applications must be submitted to no later than March 28, 2016 for consideration.   The seminar is a three-day retreat that brings together teachers from a variety of disciplines to learn from each other, exchange ideas around teaching, and build community.  The seminar is built on the belief that practicing teachers are the experts in teaching, and that they learn best from one another.  There are no keynote speakers or outside experts–you learn from your colleagues, and do so in a relaxed environment that fosters sharing and learning. This year’s event will be held at Pierce Cedar Creek Institute in Hastings, MI.

Contact Deb Vilmont with any questions at or 616-234-4889.

Online sale starts today

Grand Rapids Community College will be hosting an Online Sale on March 17. This sale, running from 7 am to 7 pm, will feature retired College technology and resources including laptops, desktops, monitors, electronics, lost & found items, and many others! A specific inventory listing will be available the day of the sale.

The online sale may be accessed by visiting GRCC’s Online Store Please keep in mind that no inventory will be displayed until 7 am. For more information please visit GRCC’s Purchasing Department website

Disclaimer: Grand Rapids Community College does not guarantee complete sets. All items will be sold as is. Inventory must be picked up the following day of the sale. Purchased items must be removed from the college campus within two weeks from date of sale as indicated above (by appt).