GRCC In The News, 8-20-18

Street-Talk: Parking for all
8/17/18 Grand Rapids Business Journal
… Musical score
Some Grand Rapids students can watch their peers perform music for free.
Starting this fall, all Grand Rapids Community College music department ensemble concerts and recitals will be free for GRCC and Grand Rapids Public Schools students.

Morning News at 5:30 a.m.
8/20/18 WZZM
… One of the new opportunities at East Kentwood High School is a middle college program. The district posted a photo to their Facebook page earlier this month of the first students involved in the program. It works with Grand Rapids Community College and allows students to graduate with a high school diploma, transferable college credits and an Associate of Arts degree.

KCC, WMU partner on transfer agreement
8/17/18 Grand Rapids Business Journal
Two local schools are teaming up to make transferring a smoother process.
… (Susan) Stapleton said WMU also is working with schools like Grand Rapids Community College, Kalamazoo Valley Community College and Glen Oaks Community College to formulate a similar institutional articulation agreement as they currently do with WMU.

New Wyoming volleyball coach takes over athletic group
8/20/18 MLive
WYOMING — Despite her youth, first-year Wyoming volleyball coach Alexandra Polakovich has considerable experience in the sport, operating the Rogue Volleyball Club and coaching AAU squads, after playing collegiately at Grand Rapids Community College and Cornerstone University.

Sports OT: GR Sports Hall of Fame inductee Kaman
8/19/18 WOOD TV
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Chris Kaman will join a special club this year: He’s being inducted into the Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame.
… Other members of the 2018 class include Ottawa Hills High School graduate and former NFL linebacker David Harris, longtime Grand Rapids Community College basketball coach Gene Paxton and former Michigan State University women’s golf coach Stacy Slobodnik-Stoll.
The 2018 Warren Reynolds Lifetime Achievement Award will go to Jim Haskins, the longtime commissioner of the O-K Conference. Football officials Carl Paganelli Sr., Carl Pagenelli Jr., Perry Paganelli and Dino Paganelli are being named the Outstanding Team Honorees.
(This article doesn’t mention it, but the Paganellis are GRCC alumni.)

Campus Dining Releases New Catering Menu!

We are so excited to be releasing our NEW Catering Menu! We believe that food is the key to bringing our community together and we love serving our GRCC family. Our focus with this menu redesign has been to better serve our campus as a whole, while staying relevant to the wonderful Grand Rapids food scene. We are excited to continue to work with you to create fantastic menus for your events. We hope you love it as much as we do!

Please visit to view our updated catering menu!

An image of the 2018 GRCC Catering menu cover. The cover features an image of a stylized and embossed gold pineapple behind the words "GRCC Campus Dining." At the bottom of the image, the text reads, "Destiny Swanson,, Office: 616-234-4153"

Respondus Monitor and LockDown now available for faculty

We are pleased to announce that Grand Rapids Community College is licensing the LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor for this upcoming school year. These tools are used to deter cheating during online exams and are free for you to use with your students!

We have scheduled a training webinar just for our faculty on Tuesday, August 21st, from 9:00 -10:00 a.m. You can join us in 347 Main or attend virtually! Here is the link if you wish to attend virtually: – otherwise, feel free to drop-in to 347 Main.

Please contact the DLIT Team at 616.234.3205 or with any additional questions.