GRCC In the News, 4-21-16

Retired Marine’s ‘dream bike’ stolen in broad daylight

April 20, 2016; FOX 17

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — For Allen Lipscomb, riding bikes was more than a hobby, it was a lifelong passion.

Since he was four, bikes were a way of life a therapy. And that was never truer than when Lipscomb returned back from three tours in four years as an active duty Marine Corps sniper. He resumed biking, both for leisure and competitively, and even returned back to school to earn a degree under the G.I. Bill, biking when he could to his classes at Grand Rapids Community College.

Woltjer cites court background

April 20, 2016; The Daily Astorian (Astoria, Ore.)

Ronald Woltjer is the only candidate for judge to preside in a courtroom.

… Education: Law degree from Lewis and Clark College; bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University; associate degree from Grand Rapids Junior College.

Applications for Van & Marinus Swets Travel Award due Friday


DEADLINE: Friday, April 22, 2016

This travel award is for fun, enjoyment, and relaxation. It is not intended to supplement any faculty, staff or administrator’s professional development travel funds. A cash award of up to $400 will be given to any full or part-time GRCC employee who completes the following requirements and has his or her essay judged the best to fulfill the employee’s intention to relax, enjoy and have fun.


  1. Submit an essay (500 words or less) telling how you intend to use the

cash award for fun, enjoyment, relaxation. The more unusual, the better!

  1. Essays will not be judged on spelling, writing style, organization, usage or grammar.
  1. Essays may be hand-written or typed. Do not put your name on the essay. Attach to the essay a sealed envelope containing your name and phone number. Write the last four numbers of your social security number in the upper right hand corner of the first page of the essay and on the outside of the envelope. Send the essay and envelope to Mary Reed, Grand Rapids Community College Foundation Office. All essays must be received by Friday, April 22, 2016
  1. All award winners will be notified by Thursday, April 28th

For more information you may contact Mary Reed

(616)234-3930 or

Online Store to hold sale today

Grand Rapids Community College will be hosting an Online Sale on April 21. 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).