United Way stories of impact: Living on the edge of stability

GRCC employees do a great job of supporting our community through their annual commitment to the West Michigan Heart of United Way. Each month we are sharing a story that demonstrates the outcomes of your commitment.

Read how a couple managed to pay high medical bills and two mortgages despite a home repair emergency, that could have put them into home foreclosure, with assistance of Home Repair Services.


GRCC In the News, 8-1-16

2 longtime members stepping down from GRCC Board of Trustees

7/29/16 MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College will say goodbye this year to two longtime Board of Trustees members not seeking reelection, guaranteeing at least two new members next year.

Local police address national issues in letter to public

7/29/16 WOOD TV

WYOMING, Mich. (WOOD) — A group of Grand Rapids-area law enforcement officials, in an open letter to the public, are addressing the national issues facing police and the communities they serve.

… It was signed by 12 law enforcement leaders from state police, the Kent County Sheriff’s Department, Grand Rapids police to police in the suburbs including Kentwood, Wyoming, Grandville, Rockford, East Grand Rapids, Sparta, Sand Lake and along with Grand Rapids Community College Police Department.

Senior living community names executive director

7/27/16 Grand Rapids Business Journal

A woman with more than 20 years of senior living management experience is the new executive director of a senior living community in the region.

… She (Betsy Standish) holds and associate’s degree from Grand Rapids Community College and is a certified dietary manager through the University of Florida and certified and licensed by the Nursing Home Administration Program at Michigan State University and Michigan’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.

Eating up the competition

7/29/16 MLive

Each year, restaurants throughout Grand Rapids battle it out to create the city’s best sandwich. The 2016 competition was bigger and better than ever and included 38 delectable sandwiches.

… Judges included:

… Charles Olawsky, Chef and Instructor, GRCC/Secchia Institute for Culinary Education.

… John Sebestyen, Chef and Adjunct Instructor, GRCC Secchia Institute for Culinary Education.

Colts sign tight end Konrad Reuland, waive Nick Truesdell

7/31/16 stampedeblue.com

The Indianapolis Colts today made a minor roster move to swap bottom-of-the-roster tight ends, as they signed tight end Konrad Reuland and waived Nick Truesdell.

… Truesdell was signed just two days ago by the Colts, meaning we’re truly in training camp mode as some of the depth guys are shuffled in and out. He played collegiately at Cincinnati and Grand Rapids Community College, and then played professionally in the Indoor Football League and Arena Football League in the past few seasons. He was previously a wide receiver, but the Colts brought him in as a tight end. Either way, he was a long-shot to make the roster in the first place, so this move is a very minor one.

New refund policy starts fall 2016

Beginning this fall, our new tuition refund policy will go into effect. Students will receive a 100 percent refund through the first 5 percent of the calendar days for their class and 50 percent through the first 10 percent of calendar days. The campus activities fee, technology fee, facilities maintenance fee, and course fees will be refunded on this scale. The student records fee will be nonrefundable once classes start each semester.