United Way stories of impact: domestic and dating violence, sexual assault, child sexual abuse, and stalking

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.

Lean how victim support programs at the YWCA provide services to meet health, safety and well being needs of those in our community.


Encourage students to attend interviews with GRCC presidential candidates

Student Life and Student Alliance are hosting interviews with the candidates for GRCC president. Students can meet and get  to know the candidates better. There have been some questions provided by students that will be asked of each candidate during the forum. Toward the end of the session, students will have the opportunity to provide impressions of each candidate. These impressions will remain anonymous and the feedback will be looked at by the Board of Trustees.

There will be four days of interviews. Each day will be dedicated to one of the finalists, with several segments facilitated and representing different groups on campus. Please encourage your students to attend at least one of the student segments between 10:45-11:30 a.m. Students are not required to attend all four sessions. However, their opinion will have more weight if they attend more than one session.

Please notify all your students, this is an important process of selecting GRCC’s next president. The Board of Trustees would like as much feedback as possible.

There will also be Subway for people to snack on!

RSVP on this event via OrgSync.com in the Events Portal or by emailing Lina Blair at carolineblair@grcc.edu or Jose Garcia at josegarcia7@grcc.edu.

Here are the links to RSVP online.

For more information about the search, visit grcc.edu/presidentialsearch

GRCC In the News, 11-1-16

DeWys Mfg participates in Manufacturing Day 2016

Oct. 31, 2016; thefabricator.com (Fabricators & Manufacturers Association newsletter)

Precision metal fabricator DeWys Mfg. Inc., Marne, Mich., participated in Manufacturing Day for the fourth year in a row, opening its doors to the public to help promote the skilled trade industry and the advanced manufacturing processes the company provides its customers.

The company hosted 155 students from Kent Intermediate School District, Discover Elementary, and Ridge Park Charter Academy. They received a shop tour, participated in a team-building activity, and explored the MCAM trailer provided by Grand Rapids Community College. The firm also hosted 15 math and science teachers organized through the Kent ISD. The teachers took a mechanical reasoning test to show the initial steps taken in the hiring process, viewed a short video on the company, and participated in a question-and-answer panel about career paths in manufacturing with four company employees.

Dia de los Muertos observance includes food, altar display

The Latino Student Support Team invites you to celebrate and learn about “Dia de los Muertos”! Horchata, tamales, and pan dulce (sweet bread) will be served!

“Dia de los Muertos” is a holiday celebrated in Mexico (and many other countries) that honors family and friends who have passed on. This is a time of celebration and remembrance in which altars are built to commemorate the life of departed loved ones.

The celebration will take place on Wednesday, November 2nd, from 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion.

Refreshments will be available as of 10:30 a.m.

The altar will be on display through November 4th. Open to all student, staff, and faculty. We look forward to seeing you there!

A "Dia de los Muertos" altar is decorated with Mexican flags, skull figures and cards.

Dell offers deals to faculty, staff, students

The holiday season is right around the corner and Dell is offering GRCC faculty, staff, and students some amazing deals on PCs, TVs, gaming consoles, cameras, fitness wearables, and more!

Here are just a few of the exclusive computer deals Dell is offering starting November 3:

  • Dell Inspiron 300, a 15″ laptop. Price: $329.39. Specifications: Intel Core i3 processor, Windows 10 home, 4GB memory and 500GB hard drive
  • Dell Inspiron 5000, a 15″ laptop. Price: $685.99. Specifications: Intel Core i7 processor, Windows 10 home, 8GB memory and 1TB hard drive
  • Dell Inspiron small desktop. Price: $274.39. Specifications: Intel Celeron professor, Windows 10 home, 4GB memory and 1TB hard drive.

Mark your calendars:

  • November 5-15 — Veterans Day Exclusive: Military community and veterans save an extra 15% on select Dell PCs.
  • November 16-23 — Black Friday presale: Exclusive early access for members to shop this year’s best prices on Black Friday doorbusters.
  • November 23-26 — Black Friday: Score huge deals when you shop our biggest Black Friday ever.
  • November 27-29 — Cyber Monday: Find the perfect gift with more deals on Cyber Monday.

How to shop?

GRCC to host Clothesline Project display

The Clothesline Project is a visual display of art created on T-shirts by survivors of physical, sexual, emotional, and other forms of relationship violence to express their feelings and stories of abuse and survival.

The shirts are then hung on a clothesline to be viewed by the public as testimony to the problem of interpersonal violence and to let those who may suffer in silence know that they are not alone. GRCC will be hosting a display November 7-11th.

If you are interested in making a shirt, just stop by the Office of Student Life and Conduct in the Student Center. You’ll take the shirt home to decorate and return it by November 4th.

T-shirts hang outdoors on a clothesline. One says: "I am strong. I am caring. I am loved. I will not be defined by what they did to me."

Radiologic Technology program hosts Teddy Bear Clinic

The Radiologic Technology Program hosted its annual Teddy Bear Clinic with the GRCC Preschool Lab on October 25. The Radiography students gained experience with the younger pediatric population, and the preschoolers learned about the field of health care, x-rays, and human anatomy through interactive games and activities. The preschoolers receive an x-ray of their toy that was brought to the clinic, along with a Polaroid picture of themselves as Sammy the Skeleton.

Thank you to Kyle Lackscheide, Assistant Professor for Residential Construction at the MTech Center, for making the board for Sammy the Skeleton and Jamey Limbers, a student from visual arts, for painting Sammy the Skeleton.

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