GRCC In the News, 5-25-17

Baby among those killed by opioids in Kent County’s deadliest year

May 24, 2017; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — At only 10 months old, Chance Powell was the youngest victim of the opioid epidemic in Kent County in 2015, the deadliest year the county has seen yet.

… When Jonathan Eisenman moved to Grand Rapids from Bay City, Mich., his mother thought it would be good for him. At age 15, the boy who loved to skate and write hip-hop lyrics started taking Norco with a friend. When the pills ran out, the teens switched to heroin. The family tried everything they could think of to get him clean, and thought it had worked. After high school, Jonathan moved to Grand Rapids to live with his older brother and attend Grand Rapids Community College.

Fleis scholarship winners announced

May 25, 2017; Leelanau News

A record number of scholarship applications were made and 72 were reviewed by the Fleis Education Fund selection committee.  Tina Poulias, who is studying medicine at Grand Rapids Community College, won the scholarship in memory of Jim and Rita (Fleis) Cwengros.

Jordan Brown flashes phenomenal speed in Rockford outfield and on base paths

May 24, 2017; MLive

ROCKFORD As a senior, Jordan Brown took over in center field for the Rockford baseball team and ran with it.

…”The amount of work he has put in this season is paying off, and I look forward to seeing what a year at Grand Rapids Community College does for him. He has the natural ability to be a great Division I baseball player. He has the tools that you can’t teach.”

Raider Salute to IT-Customer Support

Alex Moore, in Finance and Administration, has a Raider Salute for Bryan and Matthew in IT-Customer Support:

“A big thank you to Bryan and Matthew in IT-Customer Support for assisting me with a workstation move.  They went out of their way and stayed after hours to ensure that my workstation was set up for me the next day.  You both did an outstanding job.  Thanks for your help and dedication guys!”

Course pack orders due by August 7

All course pack orders, SKUs, files, and planners must be to GRCCePRINT no later than Monday, August 7, to guarantee the course packs will be in the bookstore prior to classes starting. Instructors must notify the bookstore ahead of time if they are going to be having a course pack and let them know if it will be a reprint or if it has been updated for the Fall 2017 semester. All files for new course packs should be e-mailed to grcceprint@grcc.edu.

Needs assessment: 2017-2018 learning opportunities

Human Resources/Staff Development would like your feedback on the trainings you would like to see offered for the 2017/2018 Fiscal Year! To provide feedback, please:

  • Log in to Peoplesoft/Online Center
  • Select GRCC Employee
  • Select Needs Assessment
  • Select the trainings you are interested in attending. The trainings are organized by professional skills (i.e.: communication, diversity, etc.). If there are courses that you’re interested in, but don’t see listed, please make a suggestion in the comments section!

Human Resources/Staff Development will compile the feedback during the summer months and share the professional development opportunities in GRCC Today.

Note: The needs assessment is used only to provide feedback on trainings you are interested in, it does not mean you have registered for that training. As professional development is made available, you will be able to register through the registration page.