Admissions and Enrollment host open house

Admissions and Enrollment hosted their annual spring open house on Saturday, March 26th. There was a great turnout of students and parents despite it being a holiday weekend; approximately 300 participants attended.
Close to 50 new students took part in orientation sessions and over 20 students took the Accuplacer to complete their admission requirements. Campus tours were offered throughout the afternoon and there were presentations by some of our academic departments.
In addition, 28 academic and service departments were represented at the open house.  These departments met with students and their parents, made connections and answered a lot of questions. Many of these departments brought current students along which was a great way to get prospective students talking. As always, a big thank you goes out to Bayard Brooks and Becky Yoder for helping with set-up and to Keaton Krupa and Destiny Swanson for keeping everyone fed.

spring open house

La Platica to feature Erasmo Salinas

The Latino Student Support Team will be hosting its final, “La Platica” (The Talk) of the semester. This event will feature Western Michigan University’s very own, Erasmo “Mo” Salinas. “La Platica” is a series on what it takes to be successful featuring positive leaders in the community

Please join us this Wed. March 30th from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm in room 234 Multi-purpose Room of the Student Center Building. Erasmo will highlight specific strategies for student success and share what it took for him to be successful.

Appetizers and beverages will be served.

For more information, please contact Rolando Bocanegra at 616-234-3162

We look forward to seeing you!

GRCC In the News, 3-29-16

Tech students in new GRCC program can earn college certificate, intern with Herman Miller

3/28/16 – Mlive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – High school tech students can earn an Industrial Maintenance Certificate through a Middle College program Grand Rapids Community College is launching with the Ottawa Area ISD and furniture maker Herman Miller.


GVSU to host entrepreneurial challenge

3/28/16 – GVNow

More than 130 students from nine area colleges and universities will compete for $40,000 in prize money at the 2016 MWest Challenge, hosted by the Richard M. and Helen DeVos Center for Entrepreneurship in the Seidman College of Business.

…Students competing are from Grand Valley, Aquinas College, Calvin College, Kendall College of Art and Design, Cornerstone University, Davenport University, Grand Rapids Community College, Kuyper College and Hope College.

Nicole Finkbeiner of OpenStax to lead OER webinar

At 3p.m. today, Nicole Finkbeiner, the institutional representative from Rice University’s OpenStax program, will be lead a webinar about the process of transitioning to an open education resource text. She will be available to answer any questions about OER adoption, the development of these materials, or other aspects of this process. GRCC faculty members who have already adopted OER materials for their classes have also agreed to participate in this event to help answer questions.