GRCC In The News, 11-02-18

College Notes: Severn, GRCC win league title
11/1/18 The Argus-Press (Owosso)
Autumn Severn and the Grand Rapids Community College volleyball team won the Michigan Community College Athletic Association championship for the sixth time in nine years Saturday, beating Oakland and Muskegon for the title.

Conference will focus on survivors of suicide
11/1/18 MLive
A National Survivors of Suicide Day conference will be held 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Grand Rapids Community College Tech Center, 151 Fountain St. NE in Grand Rapids.

Lane closure notice for tomorrow: eastbound Michigan St NE

On Saturday, November 3, Michigan St NE will be under construction from Bostick Ave to Lafayette Ave.  The eastbound lanes will be closed with traffic shifted into the center turn lane for the day. The closing, which is related to utility work on the south side of the roadway, is scheduled to run from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Saturday.

Recap: Teachers of Tomorrow Scholarship Dinner

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On October 17, the annual Teachers of Tomorrow Scholarship Dinner was held to honor 43 scholarship recipients who are pursuing careers in the field of Education. This year’s scholarship recipients are:

  • Adam Warners
  • Adriana Demaet
  • Alexandra Blair
  • Amanda Veldheer
  • Andrea Snow
  • Angelica Lopez
  • Averie Allen
  • Brianna Deward
  • Brittany Blair
  • Caleb Pols
  • Chelsie Galloway
  • Collin Rosendall
  • Ellianna Doorn
  • Emily Casarez
  • Haley Hartman
  • Jessie Webb
  • June Rayburn
  • Kareem Cruz
  • Katie Schumann
  • Kayla Assink
  • Kelsea Hector
  • Kendra Veldheer
  • Kimberly Averill
  • Leah Boerkoel
  • Lindsay Mersman
  • Mackenzie Scott
  • Mariah Rios
  • MaryEllen McCarthy
  • Matthew Spees
  • Rachel Walker
  • Raina Malley
  • Rodney Van Lagen
  • Ronnise Eubanks-Chambliss
  • Sabrina Burd
  • Sara Skalandis
  • Sara Westrate
  • Sarah Mckellar
  • Shelby Freeman
  • Stephanie Cronk
  • Sydnee Ellison
  • Sydney VandenHout
  • Torie Haner
  • Trevor Hodges

Sommer Jabbar, a former GRCC student, came to speak about her experiences in the program and working to succeed in the field today. We were also honored to have Dr. Pink and Provost Chesley in attendance to see the students honored. Thank you to all who helped make this event a success!

What should we understand about peer grading and FERPA?

Student Records, General Counsel, and several faculty members teamed up to answer some commonly asked questions about FERPA.

Today’s question is: What should we understand about peer grading and FERPA?

Search “FERPA” on GRCC Today to find more videos answering common FERPA-related questions.

For more information or additional questions about GRCC’s FERPA policy (8.6), please feel free to email

Thank you to all the stars of these videos and to Klaas Kwant for your work!

Informational session on higher education graduate degrees today in Main 112

Western Michigan University will be at GRCC today to host an information session regarding their Higher Education master’s and doctorate programs.

This session will be held today, November 2, at 1 p.m. in Main 112.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Eric Mullen at ext. 3752 or