GRCC In the News, 1-5-18

Davison leads GRCC to win over Jackson

Jan. 4, 2018; FOX 17

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich — Curtis Davison came off the bench Thursday night to lead Grand Rapids Community College (1-0, 9-3) to an 89-84 win over Jackson College.

Recurring Dream: Opera GR remembers MLK’s legacy

Jan. 4, 2018; Revue

One spring morning in 1968, a young preacher prepares to travel from Atlanta to Memphis to support striking sanitation workers.

… The free and open community event is a collaboration with Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids Community College, Davenport University and Opera Grand Rapids. It features keynote speaker April Reign, creator of the viral hashtag #OscarsSoWhite, and awards Inherit the Dream scholarships to students who exemplify the ideals of King through their community service or activities.


Emeritus Faculty Award nominations due by Feb. 16

You are invited to nominate a GRCC retired faculty or administrator for the Emeritus Faculty Award. This award was established in 1985 to honor those instructors/ administrators whose dedication and creativity have left an indelible mark on the lives of students and colleagues at GRCC. During their tenure at GRCC and since their retirement, they have continued to promote GRCC’s “Commitment to Excellence” as illustrated by the GRCC values described in the narrative forms.

The nomination form can be found online.

The deadline to submit a nomination is February 16, 2018.

Winter wellness starts Jan. 8

Make 2018 your best year yet! Start the year off on the right foot by attending one of our many employee wellness classes. A full schedule of great classes start Monday, January 8. We have something for everyone!

As always, there’s no need to sign up – just show up and see what the fun is all about. You are welcome to bring your spouse, child over 18, or friend(s) to these classes. Non-GRCC participants are asked to pay a small $20 fee per semester. All are welcome, so grab a friend and come join the fun!

Contact Nicole Dekker (, x3848) with any questions.

Weight Watchers at Work information, registration session

Are you interested in Weight Watchers, but need more information before committing? Please feel welcome to join us on Thursday, January 111, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Room 234 SCC for an informational and registration session! At this session, our team leader Sher Myers will introduce herself, present an overview of the WW Freestyle™ program, and encourage employees to fill out a registration form and provide payment.

Cost for the program is $186 for 20 weeks of on-campus meetings and online e-tool access. Please note that should you choose to register for the program, payment is due at this Session. Members can pay with cash, a check, or a credit or debit card. You can also take advantage of a three-check split payment method. With this form of payment, you will provide three upfront checks for $62 each. One $62 check will be deposited at week one, the second $62 check will be deposited at week five and the last $62 check will be deposited on week nine.