GRCC In the News, 3-18-16

GRCC President Ender to retire in summer 2017

March 17, 2016; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The president Grand Rapids Community College will retire at the end of next school year.

GRCC Baseball travels to Sinclair to face 13-1 Pride

March 17, 2016; MLive

Grand Rapids, Mich — 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.

Excellence in Education–A Time to Nominate

The Excellence in Education Award was established in 1989 to honor an individual Grand Rapids Community College employee for his or her contributions to the College, higher education and the community. In 2000, the award was expanded to provide recognition in the form of a staff award, and a separate full-time faculty award. In 2010, an additional award was added for an exemplary adjunct faculty member.

The nomination deadline is Friday, March 25.

Nomination information can be found at:


Adjunct —

Staff —


Faculty & Adjunct — Deb DeWent, ext. 3921 or

Staff — Julie Otte, ext. 3490 or

Transgender policy training

Kimberly DeVries will be highlighting our new procedures for preferred name changes and email address changes, as well as explain our processes in this area. The discussion will include the overarching goals of our policy, and how employees can assist in fulfilling those goals. Questions are welcome on the policy, procedures, and how to aid students in accessing our processes. Please join us on Wednesday, April 13th from 9:30am – 11:00am! Please register at:

Deadline for IIPD grants is today

The deadline for the submission of grant applications for the Instructional Improvement & Professional Development (IIPD) Grants program is 4:30 p.m., March 18, 2016. Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications electronically. The IIPD application packet and IIPD Guidelines are available in the GRCC Internal Grants area of the Grants Office website at

Please note that applications must include a Supervisor’s Approval form, a budget form and budget documentation. If you have any questions about IIPD grants, please contact Judith Larsen, Director, Grants and Resource Development Department, at 234-3910 or Good luck!