Getting their business off the ground
April 16, 2017; The Lanthorn (GVSU student newspaper)
The MWest Challenge, a student business-plan competition designed to create cross-collaboration between students in the West Michigan area, will hold its final event Friday, April 21. The event will take place in the Loosemore Auditorium of the DeVos Center.
… The competition is catered to business-minded students not only from Grand Valley State University, but from eight other West Michigan colleges and universities as well. MWest represents 75,000 students from GVSU, Grand Rapids Community College, Hope College, Calvin College, Davenport University, Aquinas College, Kendall College of Art and Design, Cornerstone University and Kuyper College.
Great May learning opportunities!
- Understanding & Managing Stress, a six-week course — Gain a holistic perspective on the components of stress, and become familiar with self-compassion, vulnerability, and resilience.
- Effective Communication Skills –Explore the impact of the many elements of communicating and how you can improve your interpersonal communication.
- Workforce Statistics — New! Attendees will receive information about how GRCC compares census statistics to our hiring process and recruiting efforts. This course will also review how GRCC promotes equity and inclusion in hiring, the internal and external posting process for each employee group, and movement throughout the organization.
- Strategic Planning — Learn how to create a plan that brings our mission, vision, and values to life, as well as how to bring others on board to get you where you want to go.
Register for these and many others at: http://grcc.edu/humanresources/staffdevelopment/learningopportunitiesregistration
Student Employment Services sponsored the annual Student Employee of the Year contest, designed to recognize and reward students for excellent service to our institution. This year, 11 nominations were received and a team of judges scored each nomination letter based upon 5 specific criteria, which are:
- Quality of Work
- Uniqueness of Contribution
On Friday, April 14 all nominees and their supervisors were recognized at a special ceremony/luncheon.
This year’s winner is Gino Gonzalez from Admissions. Gino was nominated by his supervisor, Sandy Gregory. Congratulations, Gino!
Also recognized for their outstanding service to GRCC were the following nominees:
- 1st runner up – Jesus Lopez – Ford Fieldhouse (Nominated by Sue Goeman)
- 2nd runner up – Cynthia Brown – Library (Nominated by Antoinette Harrington)
- Monica Rivera – Adult Education (Nominated by Lorena Aguayo-Marquez)
- *Juan Cisneros – Adult Education (Nominated by Lorena Aguayo-Marquez)
- *Jonathan Thompson – ATC Computer Lab (Nominated by Susan DelRaso)
- Jamal Dawson – Grand Rapids Children’s Museum (Nominated by Maggie Lancaster)
- Onalee Sneller – Grand Rapids Children’s Museum (Nominated by Maggie Lancaster)
- *James Stephens – Facilities (Nominated by Jim Schultz)
- *John Leonard – Facilities (Nominated by Jim Schultz)
- Imari Lamarr – Enrollment Center (Nominated by Tyler Anderson)
Congratulations to all nominees!
The latest schedule, through April 21, for the College Channel includes Student Life’s Awards Banquet.
Monday, April 17th – Sunday April 23rd
- FREE snacks & beverages (while supplies last) everyday
- Stress relief stations – self guided yoga, self guided mediation, and coloring
- Quiet study
- Group work spaces
PLUS on Saturday, April 22nd & Sunday, April 23rd
- Extended hours from 10 am – 10 pm, both days
- Tutors available in select subjects
No registration required.
Students can have their library fines forgiven from April 17th through April 23rd, by coming in or calling the circulation service desk at (616) 234-3872.