GRCC In the News, 10-4-16

Five vie for 3 seats on the Grand Rapids Community College board

Oct. 3, 2016; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Five candidates are vying for three, six-year seats on the Grand Rapids Community College Board of Trustees in the Tuesday, Nov. 8, general election.

News at 11 p.m.

Oct. 3, 2016; WOTV

Diana Seiger is here with the Grand Rapids Community Foundation. They’re pleased to announce the Challenge Scholars program is expanding beginning next fall … Students with a GPA of at least 2.0 are eligible to attend Grand Rapids Community College for up to two years.

MCC Jayhawks volleyball team posts a 4-1 record in Grand Rapids tournament

Oct. 3, 2016; Local Sports Journal

The Muskegon Community College volleyball team posted a strong 4-1 record over the weekend at the Raider Invitational at Grand Rapids Community College.

Running Back Finds Way to Crookston After Juco Program Discontinued

Oct. 3, 2016; University of Minnesota-Crookston website

Over four years ago, the decision was made to discontinue the football program at Grand Rapids Community College, after they had put up an unblemished 11-0 mark to win the Midwest Football Conference. Many young men, including Andre Person, were left without a place to play. That is when fellow Detroit-natives and former Grand Rapids Community College players Tevin Kellum and Andrew “Rock” Hall stepped in and steered him to the University of Minnesota Crookston.

Volunteers needed for All-USA/Coca-Cola nomination committee

Faculty volunteers are needed to serve on the All-USA/Coca-Cola Community College Nomination Committee for Fall 2016.  The deadline for students to apply is Dec. 1.  The committee will convene no later than Dec. 6 to review applicants and select two students to represent GRCC, and move forward in the national scholarship competition.  If you are interested or would like more information, please email

Updating 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 !

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 or Christine Coon (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!