GRCC In the News, 7-15-16

Diana Gameros sings of immigrant experience

July 14, 2016; The San Francisco Chronicle

When Diana Gameros first immigrated to the United States, she didn’t expect to stay for long.

… Gameros, now 34, studied classical piano and recording technology at Grand Rapids Community College after a brief spell back in Mexico. It wasn’t until she moved to San Francisco in 2008, however, that she felt as though she had found a place to put down roots.

Local girl meets Hollywood star

July 14, 2016; The Cedar Springs Post

A Cedar Springs grad had an exciting spring break this year when she met Hollywood star Robert DeNiro on the set of a film he was making in Florida.

… Katie (Schumann) said she has one more year at Grand Rapids Community College, and then plans to go to Grand Valley State University.

Memories made here

July 15, 2016; Ionia Sentinel-Standard

IONIA — Elissa Mutschler of Saranac was named the Ionia Free Fair queen Thursday.

… Ryleigh Nurenberg of Saranac was the first runner up. She also plans to attend MSU after her basic courses at Grand Rapids Community College are completed. Abigail Read of Ionia was second runner up for the crown. Read plans to attend Central Michigan University in the fall.

Fall 2016 Refund Policy Reminder

Earlier this year, the refund policy was changed.  Below are a couple of sections that we want to highlight and make sure you understand before the Fall 2016 semester begins.  Click here for the entire Student Refund policy.

1. Process to initiate refund:

A student must initiate a refund by dropping a class via the online student center or by going to the Enrollment Center to obtain assistance with the online process. The percentage of tuition refunded to the students who drop classes will be calculated for each class based on (1) the number of calendar days (including weekends) between the class start date and the end date (regardless of the number of days the class has met and/or the student has attended and (2) the date the drop is initiated by the student. Exceptions shall be made when the College cancels a class.

  • Withdraw before 5% of calendar days………..100% refund
  • Withdraw before 10% of calendar days………50 % refund
  • Withdraw after 10% of calendar days…………0% refund

The following College fees will be refunded based on the same percentage as the tuition refund schedule: Technology Fee, Facility Maintenance Fee, Campus Activity Fee and Course Fees.

The Student Records fee is non-refundable.

2. Refund Appeals

To be considered for refunds for unusual circumstances, a student must complete the Tuition and Fee Refund Appeal Application. Refer to the Tuition and Fees Refund Appeal Application for appeal guidelines, requirements and the appeal review process. Appeals will be accepted for review for 30 days after the end of each semester.  Appeals submitted after this time period will not be accepted.

Contact the Cashier’s Office (x4020) if you have any questions.

Ice cream socials start next week

It’s that time of year again — for GRCC Ice Cream Socials:

  • Tuesday, July 19th, from 2:00-3:30 p.m., Main Campus South Plaza.
  • Wednesday, July 20th, from 2:00-3:30 p.m., Tassell M-TEC.
  • Thursday, July 21st, from 2:00-3:30 p.m., DeVos Campus behind Sneden Hall.

Come to one or all of them!  We’d love to see you and feed you!

Any questions or dietary restrictions? Connect with Julie Otte at x3490.