GRCC In the News, 9-1-16

Two Byron Center alumni hired to lead Van Singel Fine Arts Center

Aug. 31, 2016; MLive

BYRON CENTER — Two Byron Center alumni have taken leadership positions at the Van Singel Fine Arts Center.

… (Steve) Haase, a 2003 graduate, is the new technical director. He traveled with the major national tour of “Singing in the Rain” after graduation before returning to West Michigan and attending Grand Rapids Community College. He went on to Western Michigan University to earn a bachelor’s degree in theater with an emphasis in design and technical production and then received a master’s degree in theater design and technology with an emphasis in technical direction from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Multi Parts names SPARK2016 selectees

Aug. 31, 2016; Aftermarket Business World

Multi Parts announced the SPARK2016 selectees, students who will attend the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) being held in Las Vegas, Nov. 1 to 3, 2016.

… SPARK2016 selectees:

… Brooke Peckham

Grand Rapids Community College

G-Sync: Diversity’s ambassador is a family affair

Sept. 1, 2016;

As I listened to Christina Arnold, the recently retired director of Grand Rapids Community Colleges Woodrick Diversity Learning Center, reflect on her early years as a child, I began to visualize what it must have been like for her and her six other siblings who, along with their single mom, tried to navigate our city as Mexican-Americans.

Secretary of State Mobile Office to register college students to vote

Aug. 31, 2016; WJMN

LANSING, Mich. — Secretary of State Ruth Johnson today announced that she sending the Mobile Office on a tour of 18 college campuses across the state to register students to vote.

… The 2016 ExpressSOS Voter Registration Drive Events

… Grand Rapids Community College

Sept. 26

Bostwick Commons

Employees asked to participate in payroll survey

Human Resources will be celebrating National Payroll Week Tuesday, September 6th through Friday September 9th.

A short survey was created for all employees at GRCC, in celebration of National Payroll Week, and is completely voluntary. The link to the survey is

Our intent is to gather information so we can better serve you. Your feedback is appreciated.

By completing the survey, you have the opportunity to win a $10 campus dining gift certificate! Please take a few minutes now to complete the survey.