Hawaii earthquake recorded on Calkins Center Seismograph

The dramatic events taking place in Hawai`i manifested here in West Michigan as the GRCC seismometer (GRMI) recorded the magnitude 6.9 earthquake on the Big Island of Hawai`i. On May 1st, a series of earthquakes heralded an intrusion of magma into the lower flanks of Kilauea Volcano on the Big Island. Cracks and fissures opened in Leilani Estates, a subdivision close to the town of Pahoa, which was previously threatened by lava flows in 2014. On May 3rd, lava began erupting from fissures in Leilani estates and to date, have destroyed 35 homes and forced the evacuation of over a thousand residents. Earthquakes generated by this activity include the magnitude 6.9 earthquake, recorded by GRMI. This is the largest earthquake in Hawai`i since the 1975.

For more information about the earthquake go to the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology.

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Human Resources professional development opportunities

Human Resources Professional Development

You can register online at: https://www.grcc.edu/humanresources/professionaldevelopment/learningopportunitiesregistration


Self Care in the Midst of Change Workshop

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 (10:00 am – 11:30 am)

This workshop will explore some of the brain science related to change and why people react and experience change the way they do?


Explore strategies for self-care during times of change, keeping stress, resistance and struggle at bay.

– Explore brain science related to change

– Learn about types of resistance to change

– Learn strategies to lower stress and increase resilience


Presented by: Thought Design – Denise VanEck


Phyllis Fratzke Early Childhood Learning Laboratory wins Advocate Award

The GRCC Phyllis Fratzke Early Childhood Learning Laboratory won the Advocate Award for Organization at the first “A Night of the ICONS (Impacting Children of our Neighborhoods)” Early Learning Neighborhood GALA.

Trustee Kenyatta Brame was a speaker for the event.  Dr. Nkechy Ezeh, CEO & Founder of ELNC, is a GRCC graduate.

ELNC’s Mission: To create and provide targeted neighborhood collaborative partners with technical, developmental, and educational support in order to increase the accessibility of early educational resources for vulnerable children.

Congratulations to our amazing preschool team!

Jeanne and JA holding GRCC's Advocate Award for Organization