GRCC In the News, 6-13-18

Board approves GRCC budget with lowest tuition increase in two decades
6/12/18 La Prensa
GRAND RAPIDS, June 4, 2018: Grand Rapids Community College trustees unanimously approved a $112.3 million budget for the 2018-2019 academic year, a spending plan that includes the lowest tuition increase in nearly two decades. Tuition and fees account for about 46 percent of the college’s revenue. In March, trustees unanimously approved a 0.88 percent tuition increase for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Furman Names King As Head Softball Coach
6/11/18 (Furman University Athletics)
Greenville, S.C. — Wally King, who guided Furman softball to a 41-15 record this season as interim coach, has been named as the program’s new head coach, it was announced on Monday by Paladin director of athletics Mike Buddie.
… A National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) member, King began his coaching career on the collegiate level at Grand Rapids Community College as the assistant softball coach and head recruiter. During his three seasons with GRCC, King helped develop the program into a national title contender with back-to-back World Series appearances.

GRPD producing Speed of Trust events
6/12/18 Grand Rapids Business Journal
The Grand Rapids Police Department hopes to improve communication with residents through a new outreach initiative.
Community members are invited to two trust-building sessions scheduled for June 27 at Grand Rapids Community College from 8 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m.

Raider Salute for opened doors

A Raider Salute from adjunct professor Conshana (Shanda) Vaughn:

“Today my class was held in a computer lab on the 5th floor of Cook Hall.  I reserved the room starting at 8:30 a.m.   I would like to salute Mr. Matt for his willingness to assist with the opening of the reserved computer lab prior to 9 a.m.  He assisted with professionalism and smile.  He displayed the type of customer service that is ALWAYS wanted, but not always exhibited.   Thank you Mr. Matt!!!”

Adjunct professor Shanda Vaughn posing with Mr. Matt

Bostwick parking ramp update

The top entrance and exit of the Bostwick parking ramp on Ransom Avenue is expected to remain closed for the remainder of the week due to continuing repair work. All employees will need to enter the ramp from the first level student entrance off Fountain Street. Ramp exits from level five and level one will both be open.

Thank you for your patience as the repair work continues.