United Way stories of impact: Children born with motor disorders

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.

Learn how Hailey, born with athetoid cerebral palsy, is learning to overcome this limiting motor disorder at the Conductive Learning Center.


GRCC In the News, 8-29-16

50 Best Culinary Schools in the US 2016

Aug. 29, 2016; bestchoiceschools.com

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the demand for chefs and head cooks at restaurants and other establishments will grow 9%, faster than most other industries in the country. With the popularity of cooking shows and competitions, more and more people are discovering the field of culinary arts and what it takes to be successful in the industry. Earning a certificate or degree in the field not only provides the experience and training needed to get your foot in the door, it also provides a  foundation for upward mobility to become future leaders and trend setters in the industry.

… #30. Secchia Institute for Culinary Education at Grand Rapids Community College-Grand Rapids, Michigan

Bosnian brothers build on heritage

Aug. 26, 2016; Grand Rapids Business Journal

Growing up in Bosnia, Rudy Kadiric remembers handing nails to his father as they built a pole barn. Today, Kadiric and his brother, Muhamed, are continuing the family’s carpentry heritage in Grand Rapids.

… Kadiric worked various construction jobs while going to school at Grand Rapids Community College, where he graduated in 2005 with a degree in architectural drafting and design. In 2006, the brothers decided to utilize the family history and work experience as carpenters and opened their small operation.

News 8 Daybreak

Aug. 29, 2016; WOOD TV

… It’s not only the high schools heading back to the classroom. Grand Rapids Community College and Grand Valley State University will be both starting their school years. Traffic may be impacted.

Former Comstock Park coach welcomed back to sidelines with victory

Aug. 26, 2016; MLive

It has been over 30 years since Tim Johnson wore headphones on the football field at Comstock Park.

… Johnson served as a coach at Grand Valley State and then at Grand Rapids Community College before he became Comstock Park’s baseball coach.

Employee Behavioral Intervention Team

The Employee Behavioral Intervention Team provides preventative measures on campus to reduce the risk of an employee incident. (Our team works similarly to the Behavior Intervention Team for students.)

Our team will intake and assess information, take action when necessary and track details about behavior concerns noted in our work environment. Our goal is to provide information and resources to keep our community safe.

Some examples of behaviors or concerns that could be referred to the team are: an employee who states they intend to harm self or others, erratic or unusual behaviors that disrupts the work environment, as well as a sudden or drastic change in behavior that causes concern.

If you have a concern, please feel free to contact any of our team members directly:

  • Cathy Kubiak, Jessica Berens, Christine Coon, or Laura Caulk (Human Resources)
  • John Cowles (Dean of Student Success and Retention)
  • Rebecca Whitman (Chief of Campus Police)

We are committed to a safe work and learning environment at GRCC!

Emergency contact information

Do you know you can verify online your emergency contact information that is currently on file with Human Resources?

Your personal information summary can be found when you log into the online center.  Click on “GRCC Employee” and you’ll see the option to click on “personal information summary.”

If you need to update your emergency contact information, please contact Angie Ramirez at aramirez@grcc.edu!

Fieldhouse’s fall schedule starts this week

The fieldhouse’s fall open activity schedule starts this week.

Basketball court:

  • 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.
  • 6-10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays.


  • 7-10 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.
  • 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.
  • 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Exercise room:

  • 6-10 a.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
  • 11:15 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • 11:15 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays.
  • 6-7:45 a.m. Fridays.
  • noon to 8 p.m. Fridays.

Free weight room:

  • 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.


  • 5-8 a.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
  • 5-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.