Workshops from staff development

Leadership Institute

The Grand Rapids Community College Leadership Institute is a 12-month leadership program committed to strengthening new or emerging leaders from across campus. This program is geared to foster a broader understanding of the campus community, accelerate talent development, and hone individual and team leadership skills. The Leadership Institute is designed for individual employees who have the capacity and desire to make a positive influence on our campus. Leadership Institute includes content pertinent to talent identification, leadership development, and addressing issues relevant to the college community.

If you are interested in Leadership Institute 2017 please visit for additional information or to obtain an application packet. The application packet must be received by Jessica Berens in Human Resources by Friday, October 28, 2016.

Mindful Meditation

Come clear your mind, improve your mood, and reduce your stresses! Please join us on Mondays, from 12:00pm – 12:30pm, for Mindful Meditation in 347 Main.

Students can use GRCC Secure or GRCC Wireless networks

From The Collegiate: The GRCC IT team sent out an email Wednesday morning encouraging all students to start using their new network, “GRCC Secure”, for academic internet use. The new network blocks sites like Netflix and Hulu but keeps educational sites, like Blackboard, open for student use. The primary network, “GRCC Wireless,” is still available for educational and gaming site usage alike. Learn more in the Collegiate article.

Congratulations to Grand Awards nominees

The 20th annual Grand Awards takes place on Sunday, Oct. 9, at Civic Theatre. The Grand Awards celebrates our college and community theatre, and awards three student scholarships.

Congratulations to our GRCC students for their nominations: Kelly Curran, Sydney Doornbos, Timothy Knight, Austin Millard, Bradon Muilenburg and Maxton Smith.

Congratulations to GRCC student Emily Stein for winning the Norma Brink Theatre Scholarship!

We also congratulate our staff for their nominations: Tom Kaechele, Michelle Urbane, Christian Poquette, Catherine Marlett Dreher, Carrie McNulty and Jason Marlett. Also among the nominees is retiree Fred Sebulske.

IIPD Grant Applications are due today

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!