Peggy Gorno undergoing cancer treatment

Peggy Gorno, former IT Manager, is currently undergoing treatments for colon cancer. A YouCaring page has been set up to assist her with the financial costs of this treatment. More information about her journey can be found at the YouCaring page:

Additionally, IT Customer Support has Make It Count bracelets available to support her; any donations will be given directly to Peggy. We are located in room 130 Sneden for those who wish to have one.

GRCC In the News, 5-5-16

Kent County teacher wins Excellence in Education award

May 4, 2016; FOX 17

LANSING, Mich.  — A Kent County woman was recognized by the Michigan Lottery for her outstanding performance in education Tuesday.

… She (Yamaka Bracey) earned an associate degree at Grand Rapids Community College, and then a bachelor degree in education from Aquinas College. She is currently in the process of completing her master’s degree in urban education from Davenport University.

Volunteers needed for GRCC Foundation event

Volunteers needed!

Are you available during the evening of Tuesday, May 17, 2016 from 5-8pm?  We are looking for volunteers to help at our event!

What we need:

  • Parking Help
  • Greeters
  • Coat Check
  • Registration

All volunteer positions will be assigned.

That evening, food will be provided to all volunteers in the volunteer break room.

Also, each volunteer will be asked to wear a white shirt with black pants.

We need at least 10 dedicated volunteers.

Contact Mary Reed at 3930 or  to sign up.

GRCC Foundation thanks and inducts new members to 500 Club

The GRCC Foundation recognized and thanked our internal faculty and staff donors who are part of the re-launched 500 club on Tuesday, May 3rd.  We had 70 members in attendance!  Many members have been giving faithfully at the $500 level for many years and we were able to recognize them for their years of generous and faithful commitment.  Since we re-launched the 500 club in the 2015-16 academic year, we had 34 donors either increase their giving or become new donors to the Foundation.  The gifts made to the GRCC Foundation help to make a lasting impact on student’s lives.  We hope all faculty and staff consider making a financial commitment to the Foundation.

For more information on how you can be part of the 500 Club or a donor to the GRCC Foundation, please contact Erin Cisler at 616-234-3931 or

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Registration due today for Community-based Learning Luncheon

Today (Thursday, May 5) is the last day to register for this great event. Please find attached an invitation for a wonderful learning opportunity hosted by the Department of Experiential Learning.

If you have any question feel free to contact John Rumery (jrumery) or Chris Remley (christopherremley).