GRCC In the News, 9-30-16

Is bus rapid transit right for the Lansing region?

Sept. 29, 2016; The Lansing State Journal

EAST LANSING – If 6,000 passengers actually ride the Route 1 bus in a given month, Bill Collette has offered to eat his hat.

… In Grand Rapids, where the BRT serves a dense area that includes Grand Rapids Community College and tens of thousands of workers along the city’s Medical Mile, the BRT line generally runs in mixed traffic except for a few places downtown during the morning and afternoon rush hours.

Charlevoix’s Way helps MSU to second place finish

Sept. 30, 2016; Petoskey News

Amber Way, a 2015 Charlevoix graduate, finished 48th overall for the Michigan State women’s cross country team as the Spartans placed second at the Roy Griak Invitational at Minnesota on Saturday, Sept. 24.

… Thomas VanSlembrouck, a 2015 Petoskey graduate, finished 33rd overall for the Lake Superior State men’s cross country team at the Grand Rapids Community College Invitational on Friday, Sept. 23.

Fun, informative staff development workshops available this year

Human Resources/Staff Development is proud to offer the 2016-2017 learning opportunities! These workshops are open to all GRCC employees, including student employees. So, please, come join us and LEARN! We’d love to see you there!

See what’s available — and register — at:


Annual Security Report available

A copy of GRCC’s 2016 Annual Security Report is available for review. This report is required by federal law and contains statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on-campus, in certain non-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by GRCC, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as sexual misconduct, emergency procedures, and other matters.

This report is available online, and you can also request a paper copy by visiting the GRCC Campus Police Department.


IIPD Grant Applications are due on October 7, 2016 at 4:30 p.m.

The deadline for the submission of grant applications for the Instructional Improvement & Professional Development (IIPD) Grants program is 4:30 p.m., October 7, 2016. Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications electronically. Information about how to apply for an IIPD grant can be found at this website: IIPD Application and Guidelines. Please note that applications must include Dean’s and Department Head Approval forms, a budget form and budget documentation. If you have any questions about IIPD grants, please contact Judith Larsen, Director, Grants and Resource Development Department, at 234-3910 or Good luck!