GRCC In the News, 10-31-17

Meet the YWCA’s 2017 Tribute Award winners

Oct. 30, 2017; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Women who break down societal fences, who initiate change and who advocate for domestic-abuse survivors, Muslims, women of color and women in the workplace are set to be honored.


Edye Evans Hyde, Ebony Road Players Executive Director


Sara Knoester, President of Mixed Staffing & Recruiting

(Edye Evans Hyde and Sara Knoester are GRCC alumnae.)

Jayhawks volleyball team takes second place at MCCAA state tournament

Oct. 30, 2017; Local Sports Journal (Muskegon)

The Muskegon Community College volleyball  team took state runner-up honors at the Michigan  Community College Athletic Association state tournament in Grand Rapids on Saturday.

The Jayhawks battled Grand Rapids Community College in the finals but fell in three sets (25-19, 25-19, 25-15).


Seeking students for GRCC Honors Program

We are seeking passionate students for the GRCC Honors Program.  Interested students will enroll in HNR 101 – Introduction to Honors this coming Winter semester.  Students admitted into the Honors Program will received a scholarship to cover the cost of this 1-credit course.

The Honors Program at Grand Rapids Community College will stretch you intellectually, interpersonally, and culturally to help you achieve your academic and personal goals.  Our Honors Program is a small community of highly motivated students who want more out of their college experience. Success in this program is not only measured by academic performance, degree completion or transfer, but also includes building collaborative relationships with faculty and peers.

Program Benefits

  • Unique opportunities to learn alongside influential college leaders such as the president, provost, and even local leaders like the mayor of Grand Rapids.
  • Combined service learning and Study Away experiences in which you will find ways to serve and explore other communities.
  • The opportunity to create a scholarship project showcasing your individual passions, and the opportunity to present your work at local, regional or national conferences.
  • Dedicated advisors to help you develop clear pathways to degree completion and/or a successful transfer to a four-year institution.
  • A competitive edge for transfer and employment applications upon completion.
  • Scholarship award for program completion (up to $500).

Application Process

Honors program students write on a long piece of paper on a table.

UW: Cheesecake and cider today.

Take a break, have a cup of cider, or taste a fall-flavored cheesecake bite on the Raider Grill Terrace today between 3:30 and 5 p.m. Costumes optional!

Any employee who turns in their GRCC United Way campaign pledge form during this event will be entered to win a drawing for prizes including one of four $15 gift certificates to Subway, Patatas or Creative Dining.

Items for Dia de los Muertos altar due today

The Latino Student Support Team invites you to celebrate and learn about Dia de los Muertos! Tamales, pan dulce (sweet bread), and refreshments 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.  If you have any items that you would like to place on the altar, please feel free to drop them off to the Student Life office by Tuesday, October 31st at 5.p.m.

The celebration will take place on Wednesday, November 1st, from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the Student Life Office, located on the first floor of the Student Center.


The altar will be on display through November 3rd. This event is open to all students, staff, and faculty.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Latino Student Support presents Dia de los Muertos celebration. Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Student Life office, 1st floor, Student Center building. Community altar, sugar skull crafts, refreshments. Altar will be on display from Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 2017. Open to the public. For more information, please contact Latino Student Support at (616) 234-2263. GRCC. Grand Rapids Community College.