Students had a great time getting ready for Commencement 2018 this week at GradFest. If you know a student who is graduating and plans to participate in Commencement 2018, but was not able to make it to GradFest, send them to Student Life to sign up, get tickets, get a graduate guide, and more. Then, they should stop by the bookstore to purchase their cap and gown.
GRCC Police are investigating a report of a larceny of a wallet, stolen out of a purse in the area of the Quiet Cafe, in the Student Center. This occurred on April 3, between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. While investigating this incident, it was discovered that a different wallet was found by custodians on April 2.
Please be aware of your surroundings, and keep your valuables in a secure (zipped) purse or backpack and do not leave items unattended. It is also helpful to keep purses in front of you versus on the back of a chair out of your line of sight.
If you know anything about this incident or see something suspicious, please call Campus Police at 234-4911.
The Brothers Bronkema
4/3/18 The Torch (Ferris State University Newsletter)
Landing a head coaching position can be difficult for some but for the family of Ferris men’s basketball head coach Andy Bronkema, it seems to run in the blood.
… Luke [Bronkema] has just recently finished his second campaign as the Grand Rapids Community College Raiders basketball head coach. In two seasons, he has led the Raiders to a record of 43-22 and a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) District 9 championship in 2017-18.
Public Works Academy to provide skills for local jobs
4/3/18 Community College Daily
Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) has teamed up with local municipalities on a Public Works Academy that will give people in-demand skills and guaranteed interviews for open jobs.
Invitan a participar en Segunda Ceremonia Anual para Latinos Graduados de Colegios
4/3/18 La Prensa Toledo
LANSING, MI: La Comisión Hispana de Michigan (HLCOM, por sus siglas en inglés) invita a todos los estudiantes latinos de Michigan a participar en la Segunda Ceremonia Anual para Latinos Graduados de Colegios que se llevará a cabo el próximo 6 de abril  de 6:00 a 9:00pm, en Lansing Center, número 333 avenida E Michigan, de esta ciudad.
… Entre los registrados se encuentran graduados de licenciaturas y maestrías de las siguientes escuelas: Davenport University, Ferris State University, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Valley State University, Lake Michigan College, Michigan State University, Mott Community College, Palmer College of Chiropractic, Siena Heights University, University of Michigan, Wayne State University y Western Michigan University.
(The Hispanic [Latino] Commission of Michigan (HLCOM) invites all Latino students in Michigan to participate in the Second Annual Graduate Ceremony for Colleges that will be held on April 6  from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., at the Lansing Center, 333 E Michigan Avenue, of this city.
…Among those registered are graduates of bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the following schools: Davenport University, Ferris State University, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Valley State University, Lake Michigan College, Michigan State University, Mott Community College, Palmer College of Chiropractic, Siena Heights University, University of Michigan, Wayne State University, and Western Michigan University.)
Don’t miss the upcoming “Fake News from a Journalist’s Perspective” panel discussion!
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
11:30 a.m. Library and Learning Commons 2nd floor
· Catherine Behrendt (WZZM-13)
· Clayton Cummins (GRCC Alumnus & Anchor for WILX News-10)
· Justin Dawes (GRCC Alumnus & Grand Rapids Business Journal)
· Bart Deiters (WOOD TV-8)
· Jim Harger (MLive)
· Shelly Irwin (WGVU)
· Participation of student editors from the GRCC Collegiate.
The discussion will be facilitated by: Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood, GRCC adjunct journalism professor, Collegiate Advisor & Former MLive reporter.
Our guest panel will discuss changing media landscape and the effects of fake news on the journalism industry.
Classes and public are welcome!
Sponsored by GRCC Campus Common Reading, the Collegiate Grand Rapids Community College Student Newspaper, Instructional Support, and the Library and Learning Commons.