GRCC In the News, 11-28-17

GRCC responding to students with food, housing insecurity

Nov. 28, 2017; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College is working to strengthen its systems to support students with food and housing assistance, after a survey found many struggling with food and housing insecurity.

Gift will support health, wellness for local school children

Nov. 27, 2017; Grand Haven Tribune

The Osteopathic Foundation of West Michigan recently announce a gift of $25,000 to the Richard G. and Patricia R. Huff Children’s Support Fund, a donor-advised fund of the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation.

… Patricia Huff is a retired educator whose 45-year career included professorships at Grand Rapids Community College, Baker College and Muskegon Community College.

Library hosts open house

Students, faculty and staff are invited to the 2nd Annual Learning Center Open House on Tuesday, December 5, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m..

Light food, beverages, goodies, and entertainment will be offered in the Library, the Center for Equity & Inclusion, and Media Technologies – plus –  upstairs in Academic Support & Tutoring Services. Visit each space for a chance to win prizes.

Receive an extra entry for prizes if you donate items to the Learning Center Food Pantry or if you donate a new or used paperback for avid readers at the Kent County Jail.

2nd Annual Learning Center Open House. Tuesday, December 5, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Learning Center/LRC (#10 on campus map). All-Campus Event! Students, faculty, and staff welcome. Free food and beverages served. Enjoy GRCC’s Guitar Ensemble. Prizes! Bring an item for the Learning Center food pantry or a new or used paperback book to go to Kent County Jail inmates for an extra prize entry. Visit Media Technologies, Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion, Academic Support and Tutoring Services, Library and Learning Commons. GRCC.

Tutor recommendations needed

The end of the semester is quickly approaching and we are starting preparations for the Winter 2018 semester.

The GRCC faculty are the primary source for tutor recommendations, we appreciate your help and thank you for your continuing support. We are reaching out again and asking for assistance in identifying potential tutors. Please take a moment and consider the students enrolled in your classes. Are there a few you would recommend as a tutor?

Students who tutor must have an overall G.P.A. of 3.0 and a 3.0 G.P.A. in the subjects they wish to tutor. If you have a potential tutor in mind, you may use one of the following methods to submit a recommendation:

We are asking that you submit these recommendations by Friday, December 1, 2017. We will contact the recommended students, explain our tutor selection process and invite them to schedule a job interview.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Don Van Oeveren by phone: 234-3684 or by e-mail: