GRCC In The News, 10-12-18

New Comstock Park High School principal likes direction school is heading
10/11/18 MLive
Dan Holden says the first weeks on his new job as Comstock Park High School principal have been focused on building on what is already in place.
… Dual enrollment is an option for students, Holden said. He said that program allows student credit at Comstock Park High school and college credit. The school district partners with Davenport and Grand Rapids Community College. The students take the college courses at night.

Last Call for IIPD Grant Applications: Due on October 12 by 4:30 p.m.

The deadline for the submission of grant applications for the Instructional Improvement & Professional Development (IIPD) Grant program is 4:30 p.m. on October 12, 2018. Information about how to apply for an IIPD grant can be found at this website: IIPD Application and Guidelines. Please note that applications must include a Dean’s and Department Head Approval forms, a budget form, and budget documentation. If you have any questions about IIPD grants, please contact Lisa Dopke, Director of Grant Development, at 234-3340 or Good luck!

APSS, Campus Police collecting donations for veterans starting October 15

The APSS employee group and the Campus Police will be collecting donations of new items for the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans from October 15 through December 13 for the holiday season.

Items needed:

  • Personal toiletries for men or women:
  •        Toothbrushes
  •        Soap
  •        Body wash
  •        Mouthwash
  •        Deodorant
  •        Cologne
  • Small lap blankets
  • 100-piece puzzles
  • Stationery sets

Donations will be accepted at the following locations:

  • Janice Holton (x4129) – Rm 118 – Main Bldg.
  • Lt. Robert Decker (x3579) – Campus Police
  • Colleen Copus (x3119) – Math Tutorial Lab – Rm 105 – Cook Bldg.
  • Janis Qualls (x4248) – Rm 320 – Science Bldg.
  • Kim Zinger (x4253) – Math Dept. – College Park Plaza – 2nd Floor

Donations will be collected each Friday.  The total collection will be delivered to the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans on Thursday, December 13.  Please help us support our Veterans.  Thank you.


Two GRCC Staff Members Recognized in the 2018 Top 50 Latinas of Michigan

Congratulations to Marisol Blanco of the College Success Center and Sonya Hernandez of the Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion who are being recognized as two of the 2018 Top 50 Latinas of Michigan!

The Hispanic Latino Commission of Michigan (HLCOM) is celebrating the Top 50 Latinas of Michigan today in Saginaw, Michigan. The purpose of this award, as explained in this week’s State of Michigan press release, is to recognize women who have “demonstrated commitment to their community by sharing of their time and talent in ways that benefit the community. These women have also had a commitment to life-long learning and expansion of their own personal and professional resources.” Nominations came from across the state.

GRCC Scholars Poster Presentation October 24 in the Raider Grille

GRCC students who participated in the Summer 2018 MICUP Program at Michigan Technological University, UROP at the University of Michigan, and Study Abroad in Salamanca (Spain) will be exhibiting their research posters on Wednesday, October 24, in the Raider Grill!

Support their hard work and learn more about the amazing opportunities that the MICUP, UROP, and Study Abroad have to offer!

Stop by anytime between 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Raider Grille, 2nd Floor Student Center, Rooms 205/207

Snacks will be provided.