GRCC In the News, 3-1-18

Hispanic chamber names nominees for awards gala

Feb. 28, 2018; Grand Rapids Business Journal

The West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is hosting an awards gala soon downtown.

Hispanic Businessperson of the Year

… Manuel Barajas, Coldwell Banker

Young Professional of the Year

… Adrian Sotelo, Farandula Magazine

… Brune Garcia, GRCC

… Javier Cervantes, LINC

… Lorena Aguayo-Marquez, GRCC

… Marisol Blanco, GRCC

Building Bridges

… Bill Pink, GRCC.

Nonprofit Champion

… Lorena Aguayo-Marquez, GRCC

(Nominees Manuel Barajas, Adrian Sotelo and Javier Cervantes are GRCC alumni.)

GRCC alum to give keynote speech at Latino Youth Conference

March 1, 2018; The Lanthorn (GVSU student newspaper)

Local middle school students will have the opportunity to hear from Grand Rapids Community College alumnus Sammy Publes about dream-following, diversity and inclusion at the Latino Youth Conference. The GRCC-sponsored event is set to occur Tuesday, March 6, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in GRCC’s Gerald R. Ford Fieldhouse.

Grants Lab Newsletter: March 2018

New lookup/lookup Utility!

Information Technology is pleased to announce that our new online password reset tool has received stellar reviews! With this in mind, we’re now ready to make the change to our campus password utility, commonly referred to as lookup/lookup. Beginning in the afternoon of Thursday, March 1st you’ll now be greeted with the new password reset process when logging in under lookup/lookup. There’s just a few key differences.

Our online password reset tool only allows users to reset their password through email recovery. When using lookup/lookup, however, users will not be given this option. Instead, they’ll be prompted to provide some personal information; like name, date of birth, and last four digits of their social security number. Users cannot use email recovery under lookup/lookup as they will only be able to interact with the password reset tool. They cannot visit other websites nor access a desktop email client.

The same limitations you’re familiar with will still apply to this new process. Users will have a time period in which they must complete the process before being logged off. They will also have a limited number of attempts before being temporarily locked out.

Have questions, comments, feedback? Email us at

Photos from Spectrum Health Scholarship celebration

Last night we celebrated with the inaugural recipients of the Spectrum Health Care Professionals Education Scholarship. We also celebrated the partnership between Spectrum Health and GRCC that made these scholarships possible. Spectrum Health created this scholarship in 2016 to encourage and assist students interested in health sciences or health careers. The 96 students who received the scholarship are sophomores in our Associate Degree Nursing, Practical Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistant and Radiologic Technology programs. The need-based scholarships range from $3,000 to $4,000 with almost $350,000 awarded for 2017-18. We are so thankful to Spectrum Health for providing this opportunity for our students.

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Maintenance scheduled for Identity Management System

Information Technology will be conducting planned maintenance on the College’s Identity Management System on 3/5/2018 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. The following services will be impacted by this maintenance.
  • Self-service password resets will be unavailable
  • Staff/Student account creation will be unavailable**
For up-to-date information, please visit
**Accounts queued for creation during the maintenance window will be created after maintenance is concluded.

Curtis Davison named NJCAA Division II Player of the Week

Congratulations to sophomore guard Curtis Davison, who was honored by the NJCAA as the Division II National Player of the Week.

Davison helped propel the men’s basketball team to the upset of then-No. 1 ranked Ancilla College on Feb. 21, by scoring 38 points — including the go-ahead three-pointer with 6.5 seconds left in the game. Later in the week, he scored 30 points in a blow-out win over Kellogg Community college.

In December, he was the nation’s leader in scoring for Division II.