GRCC In the News, 3-7-18

Cincinnati Art Museum executive receives national educator award

March 6, 2018; Cincinnati Business Courier

A Cincinnati Art Museum executive is the recipient of a prestigious national education honor.

… (Emily) Holtrop holds an associate’s degree in art history from Grand Rapids Community College, a bachelor’s in public history from Western Michigan University and a master’s in architectural history from the University College of London-Bartlett School of Architecture.

African American professionals to mentor teens at male achievement event

March 6, 2018; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – More than 800 male high school students throughout Kent County are expected to take part in the Third Annual African American Male Achievement Conference at Grand Rapids Community College this week.

LOCAL COLLEGE: Thoman, Orlowski key wins

March 7, 2018; The Times-Tribune (Scranton, Pa.)

Lackawanna College won two of three softball games Tuesday in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

The Lady Falcons (4-1) posted wins over Grand Rapids Community College, 8-0, and Lincoln College, 10-1, and lost to USC-Salkehatchie, 7-3.

Chipola baseball takes two

March 6, 2018; Jackson County Floridian

The Chipola Indians scored a pair of wins over Grand Rapids Community college Saturday.


TRIO collecting supplies for Puerto Rico

A quick update on TRIO’s ongoing Love Puerto Rico Campaign: We were able to ship successfully 6 small boxes with supplies. We have attached a picture of two of our students getting the boxes ready! We have kept in touch with our colleagues there — we have one student who is visiting Puerto Rico right now and will be meeting with the director of the SSS Program, and we are hoping to have a student-to-student Skype session.

We are coming to you to seek your support one more time and create a rainbow for Puerto Rico. We will be collecting supplies on Tuesday, March 13, during our TRIO/Palooza event from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in Room 122 ATC! Or we can pick up your donations from your offices – or you can drop them by our offices located on the 3rd Floor of the Student Center (Room 332) by March 14th!

Contact Anna Maria Clark at if you have any questions!

Thank you for all your support and contributions!

  • Help students at the Universidad del Turabo by donating:
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Solar-powered bulb lights
  • Portable battery-operated fans
  • Pen drives
  • Pencils and pens
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Erasers
  • Filler paper with lines
  • Highlighters
  • Small staples
  • Scientific calculators
  • White glue
  • Manila folders
  • Sheet protectors
  • Correction paper or Liquid Paper
  • Rulers
  • Spiral Notebooks
  • Backpack
  • Graph paper
  • Pencil case
  • Lunch box
  • Tablet Notebooks, printers, and iPads

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Wear your jersey or make a wager for March Madness

GRCC United Way Heart of West Michigan March Madness: March 13 to April 2

There are three ways to play!

  1. Think you can best Dr. Pink at basketball? Donate $5 and square off against our president in a variety of short competitions — most consecutive free throws, most consecutive layups, and P-I-G. The competition will be held 12:30-1:30 p.m. March 22 in the fieldhouse. You can sign up online.
  2. For a donation of $10, you will have the opportunity to wear the jersey or shirt of your favorite team, when that team plays.
  3. For a donation of $10 per week, CEBA employees can wear a GRCC logo top. Campus Police can wear a hat of their favorite team for $5 per week. All other employees can wear jeans for a week for a donation of $10. Purchase as many weeks as you’d like!

Donation locations:

  • Travis Steffens in 423 Main.
  • Cathy Noviskey in 106 Main.
  • Tracy Payne in 313 SCC.
  • Rachel Bower in 130 Sneden.
  • Nicole Dekker in 210 Admin.
  • Mandy Vanderhill in 101 GRMTEC.