GRCC In the News, 4-25-16

GRCC’s Brenden Johnson named NJCAA Player of the Week

April 25, 2016; MLive

Grand Rapids, Mich. — The NJCAA has named Brenden Johnson the Division II Player of the Week for the week of April 11 17. Johnson, a sophomore first baseman, was given the honor after posting a .421 batting average, 2 doubles, 2 home runs, 10 runs batted in, 10 runs and 2 bases on balls during an eight game stretch. Behind Johnson’s hot play, the Raiders went 5-3 during that span.


April 22, 2016; The Dallas Post Tribune

Leadership from Grand Rapids Community College in Michigan visited Dr. Wright L. Lassiter Jr. Early College High School at El Centro College this week to learn what makes the Blue Ribbon School successful.

SC4 adds cross country to sports lineup

April 24, 2016; The Voice (Macomb County)

Area runners who wish to continue running cross country after high school graduation may not have to travel as far to do so.

… SC4 becomes the 13th community college in Michigan to offer cross country, joining Jackson College, Wayne County Community College District, Alpena Community College, which has a mens team only, and Schoolcraft College, as well as Glen Oaks, Grand Rapids, Kirtland, Lansing, Macomb, Mott, Muskegon and Oakland community colleges.

Beld, Brandt fill crucial positions for Hudsonville softball team

April 25, 2016; MLive

HUDSONVILLE — Catcher and center field are two important defensive positions on a high school softball. Thanks to a pair of senior veterans, the Hudsonville softball team have those positions covered and then some.

… (Makayla) Beld is being recruited by Grand Rapids Community College for basketball and may possibly also play softball in college.

Orchard View grad part of near-shutout effort by West Michigan Ironmen

April 23, 2016; MLive

MUSKEGON, MI — Starting linebacker Derek VandenBosch was still on the field for the last play of the game.

… After his days at OV, VandenBosch went on to play at Grand Rapids Community College and the University of St. Francis in Indiana. After that, he returned home and continued his football career with the Muskegon Mustangs, a local semipro team that plays in the summer.

OHCC Open for Summer Registration

This Online and Hybrid Certification Course is designed to provide instructors with the knowledge and skills needed to deliver a high-quality online/hybrid course. Successful participants will also be able to teach effectively online through active facilitation and a variety of student engagement techniques and technologies. Training in Blackboard Basics (on the latest version of the LMS) is a prerequisite).

This is a six (6) week, rigorous course that includes weekly participation and assignment requirements. Please plan ahead to ensure you have the time to complete all of the required course activities. This training is much more than “Blackboard training”, as it includes elements of instructional design and strategies for building, developing, sequencing, and delivering online content. When you are done, you will have a template for your online and/or hybrid course.

This summer we will run one OHCC session. This course is six weeks long. Each week ends on Thursday at 11:59 p.m. (EST/EDT).You must complete the course, including the assignments for all six weeks, for certification. This includes the completion of your final presentation. Participants will:

  • Attend the campus session on Friday if they do not complete the previous week’s assignments.
  • Watch a Camtasia Relay recording if they do not attend the campus session.
  • Complete all online assignments (e.g. reading, discussions, learning activities).
  • Post content to an empty/template course in Blackboard.
  • Complete assessments or self-assessments.
  • Make a final presentation and submit a course evaluation.

The campus sessions are on Fridays, May 13th-June 24th, 1:00-2:30pm in 351 Main. This is a hybrid course (online course with some classroom instruction). However, you are not required to attend these campus sessions if the previous week’s work is completed. Those who do not attend will watch a video of the campus session.

If you need Blackboard Basics (the OHCC prerequisite), there is a face-to-face session scheduled on May 13th from 10:30 am-12:00 pm in 351 Main, or you can take the training online.

For more information about the OHCC, visit .

To register for the OHCC or Blackboard Basics, visit .

Campus Dining hours during exam week, summer

Campus Dining Hours for Exam Week

& Summer

(April 25th through April 29th)

The Raider Grille

Open Monday and Tuesday normal hours (10 am – 3 pm)

Closed Wednesday – Friday

The Quiet Café and The Sneden Café

Open Monday Normal hours (7 am – 6 pm)

Tuesday and Wednesday open 7 am – 4 pm

Closed Thursday and Friday

Summer Hours

The Raider Grille will be closed

The Quite Café and The Sneden Cafe

will be re-open on May 9th

Monday–Thursday 8 am – 1:30 pm

Closed on Friday