Professional development opportunities

Spaces are filling up for this year’s remaining learning opportunities. 

  • Interested in becoming part of a screening committee? Join us on Monday, May 23rd in room 122 of the Diversity Learning Center from 3 – 5 p.m.
  • What’s an ILO? Institutional Learning Outcomes include the knowledge, skills, and competencies embedded within every aspect of the college to inspire and enhance each student’s transferable learning skills. They represent the broad categories of competence including critical thinking, communication skills, as well as social and personal responsibility. Attend ILO’s Explained on Wednesday, June 1 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. to learn how we help provide our students with the skills that enable them to have successful futures.

Grab your spot before they are all gone.

GRCC in the News, 5-16-16

Local educators react to feds’ guidelines on transgender protection
5/13/16 – WOOD TV8
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The White House is reaffirming their stand on one of the most divisive social issues to hit the country in a long time.
…“We see this as consistent with Title IX, and quite frankly, we see this as the right thing to do,” said Kimberly DeVries, equal opportunity compliance director at Grand Rapids Community College.


Former East Grand Rapids football players, friend launch Southern Hound clothing line
5/13/16 – MLive
…Carter and three childhood friends – Jack VanGessel, Conor Conaboy and Mac Grysbek – have recently launched their own clothing line – a classic, countryside brand called Southern Hound.
…All four are studying business in college, with VanGessel attending Grand Rapids Community College, Conaboy Michigan State and Gryzbek the University of Charleston.


Classmates track the scent of success
5/13/16 – GRBJ
They’re only in their first years of college, but already four East Grand Rapids natives have created a budding clothing line that’s getting digital hits from all over the world.


Saranac’s Josie Manion signs with GRCC basketball
5/13/16 – Sentinel-Standard
Josie Manion had a choice to make. Would she play softball or basketball in college? The three-sport athlete, who also runs cross country in the fall was leaning toward basketball, but possibly as a walk-on.


Mollie Hill, Tiffany Tasma help Sparta softball track down wins
5/15/16 – MLive
SPARTA – Be it hunting down wins on the softball field or tracking wild game in the woods, Sparta softball players Mollie Hill and Tiffany Tasma are a pair of productive student-athletes.
…“Mollie maintains a 3.46 GPA and plans to attend Grand Rapids Community College next year,” Hutchens said. “In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with her friends and family, and going hunting and fishing.”

United Way looking for volunteers

Join Heart of West Michigan United Way in making Food from the Heart!

39% of families in Kent County can’t afford to meet their basic needs and 1 in 5 children struggle with hunger.

Volunteers will assemble ready-to-prepare meals that will be distributed through Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank to food pantries across the county. In two 1.5 hour shifts, over 300 people will package 60,000 protein-enriched meals for local families.

  • Sign up for one of two shifts: 10-11:30 a.m. or 12-1:30 p.m.
  • Groups are welcome and encouraged, but to allow for volunteers from across the community, we ask that group registrations do not exceed 10 individuals
  • Children 5+ welcome with adult supervision
  • Snacks provided

GRCC goes to bat for kids

GRCC is just one of the many sponsors of Let’s Go to Bat for Kids! An event to benefit the family strengthening programs of Catholic Charities West Michigan. If you would like to attend the event tickets can be reserved via the website. Please note that you don’t need a physical ticket in hand to enter the gates. The registrations help plan appropriately for activities along the concourse (and to know should the ballpark reach capacity).