GRCC In the News, 1-16-17

‘She would want people to forgive,’ father of hit-and-run victim says

Jan. 13, 2017; MLive

WYOMING, MI — Cliff Fender isn’t sure what motivated a plow truck driver to flee after striking and killing his daughter along a Wyoming street.

… (Chelsea) Crawford grew up in the Wayland area and attended Wayland Union schools. She took some classes at Grand Rapids Community College after high school.

Inside Track: A long, winding road

Jan. 13, 2017; Grand Rapids Business Journal

Bill Pink believes one of the biggest favors you can do for yourself in life is to grab hold of the thing you love and chase after it.

So, its no surprise to the 10th president of Grand Rapids Community College life has led him to this point.

Events honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in W MI

Jan. 16, 2017; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — People across the nation will honor civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday.

In West Michigan, Grand Rapids Community College will host a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Program at 6:30 p.m. at Fountain Street Church. The program will feature keynote speaker Kevin Powell.

Library liaisons can help with copyright questions

copyright symbolFaculty  – do you have questions about using copyrighted materials in your courses?  If so, please contact your  assigned library liaison  for assistance with: utilizing our Copyright Clearance Center Annual License; verifying citations and determining a copyright holder; and, permalinking licensed library resources into Blackboard.  Please take a look at the Copyright Subject Guide.

Free preschool for 4-year-olds at GRCC

The Phyllis Fratzke Early Childhood Learning Laboratory has openings for children who turned 4 by Sept. 1, 2016.

The openings are part of the Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP), a free program for qualifying families.

The program runs 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, with before- and after-program hours available for a small fee. Call the preschool office at (616) 234-4004 for an application or for more information.

GRCC Preschool Class Sledding

GRCC Employees on the Move through January 6, 2017

Please welcome our new employees and congratulate those who have moved and been promoted.


Victoria Vicencio

Support Professional, Human Resources

Effective 12-5-16


Kristina Cox

Support Professional, Human Resources

Effective 12-19-16



Mellisa Ruskey

From:          Contingency Employee – Preschool

To:              Assistant to Instructor

Effective 1-3-17


Lindsay Passenger

From:         Contingency Employee – Preschool

To:             Assistant to Instructor

Effective 1-3-17



Penni Weninger

Support Professional, Human Resources

Effective 1-1-17


Terri Tillman

Professor, Counseling & Career Center

Effective 1-8-17


John Stewart

Assistant Professor, Culinary Education

Effective 12-20-16


Ann Marie Birr

Support Professional, College Advancement & GRCC Foundation

Effective 1-7-17