Archive for April 13, 2018

GRCC In the News, 4-13-18

April 13, 2018

Agropur expanding Michigan dairy processing facility

April 12, 2018; Feedstuffs

Wisconsin-based Agropur Inc. plans to expand $21.3 million to expand its existing local facility in Wyoming, Mich., resulting in the creation of 62 new jobs over the next three years. The plant mainly produces various shelf-stable dairy products that are distributed across the country.

… “Agropur’s decision to invest $21.3 million and create more than 60 jobs is a tremendous win for west Michigan and the region’s growing food processing sector,” said Thad Rieder, senior business development manager at The Right Place. “By partnering with the city of Wyoming, West Michigan Works!, Grand Rapids Community College and MEDC, The Right Place has been able to coordinate talent, training and financial tools to boost Agropur’s internal return for this important expansion.”

Transformers visit student employees

April 13, 2018

The Student Employee Appreciation Lunch on Thursday had some special guests!

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Science students share dioramas with preschoolers

April 13, 2018

Students in Matt Douglas’ science class created dioramas that they recently shared with ECLL.

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Commencement volunteers needed

April 13, 2018

Commencement is a special time for our GRCC family! Serving as a volunteer is a great way to show your support for our graduates, and to help make their celebration memorable. We have numerous roles to be filled:

  • ADA seating
  • Name card distribution
  • Graduate line-up
  • Faculty line-up
  • Guest seating/ushers
  • Greeter/program distribution
  • Ticket takers
  • Graduate seating
  • Floor support during recessional

Please consider volunteering! To see what each volunteer role involves, or to sign up please click here

 

All Employee Appreciation to be held at Raider Grille

April 13, 2018

Please join us in the Raider Grille for this year’s All Employee Appreciation celebration on Friday, April 27th. We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

Registration due today for golf outing, cookout

April 13, 2018

You still have time to register for the GRCC Golf Outing and Cookout!

It takes place May 4 at the Alpine Country Club — see the registration form below or in your GRCC email from President Pink! Space is limited!

It’s $50 per person for golf and dinner, $20 per person for dinner only. Registration opens at 9 a.m. with a 10 a.m. shotgun start. A social hour starts at 3 p.m. with a 4 p.m. dinner buffet.

Even if you’re not a golfer, join us and have a great time with the GRCC family. Questions? Contact Misty McClure-Anderson at (616) 234-3901 or mmcclure@grcc.edu.

Registration form. Payment must accompany your registration. First come, first served basis (25 team limit/limited seating). Registration will be accepted through April 13, 2018, or until team/dinner limit has been reached. Golfers’ information. Person submitting form: ______________________________ Phone number: ___________________ Number of golfers (includes dinner) x $50 = ________________________ I/we will be attending dinner only (limited seating): 1. ______________ 2. ________________________ 3. ______________ Number of diners x $20 = _______________ Total remitted $ _____ Method of Payment: Check enclosed __ Please charge my: *American Express *Mastercard *Visa. Card number ______________ Expiration date: ________ Name: _________ Signature _____________ Contact number ______________ email____________________ Please return form in person to Amy Bennett, 2nd Floor Admin Building, DeVos Campus.

Fieldhouse lockers must be cleaned out today

April 13, 2018

The time to clear out of the Ford Fieldhouse in advance of our scheduled renovation is fast approaching.

As part of this process, it is important that anyone who has personal items stored in any of our locker room facilities remove them prior to the end of business on Friday, April 13, 2018.  We will begin clearing locker rooms starting on Monday, April 16, 2018.  Please note, we do NOT have the capacity to store any personal property. Any items still in lockers on the morning of April 16 will be donated to charity, and the locker cleaned out.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, however, we are approaching some very hard and fast deadlines as we prepare for the facility closing.

Van & Marinus Swets Travel Award meant for fun, relaxation

April 13, 2018

VAN & MARINUS SWETS TRAVEL AWARD OPPORTUNITY FOR GRCC EMPLOYEES (non student employees)

DEADLINE: Thursday, April 19, 2018

This travel award is for fun, enjoyment, and relaxation.  It is not intended to supplement any faculty, staff or administrator’s professional development travel funds.  A cash award of up to $400 will be given to any full or part-time GRCC employee who completes the following requirements and has his or her essay judged the best to fulfill the employee’s intention to relax, enjoy and have fun.

Requirements:

  • Submit an essay (500 words or less) telling how you intend to use the
  • cash award for fun, enjoyment, relaxation.  The more unusual, the better!
  • Essays will not be judged on spelling, writing style, organization, usage or grammar. They will be judged on creativity.
  • Steps for turning in your application for the Van Marinus Swets Travel Award
  1. Do not put your name on the essay.
  2. Write your GRCC employee ID number in the upper right corner of the first page of your essay.
  3. Attach an envelope to your essay containing the following:
  4. On the outside of the envelope, write your GRCC employee ID number.
  5. Inside the sealed envelope, place your business card or contact information.
  6. Send you application to Mary Reed in the GRCC Foundation Office.
  7. Submit your application by 5:00pm on Thursday, April 19th.

All award winners will be notified by Wednesday, April 25th

For more information you may contact Mary Reed at (616)234-3930 or mreed@grcc.edu.