Join the next WW at work session

On campus meetings begin Thursday April 4. The group meets once a week (Thursdays) from 12:30-1:15 p.m. in the FarSide Room (first floor, Student Center)

Cost is $132.60 for 12 weeks of on-campus meetings beginning Thursday, April 4. This joining fee also gives you access to the WW app which includes great resources and tools for independent tracking.

Please follow up with any questions you may have or if you need additional information.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Angela Salinas ( and join us at the first meeting on Thursday, April 4, at 12:30 p.m. in the Far Side Room (1st Floor Student Center).

Please note that should you choose to register for the program, payment is due at this session. Members can pay with cash, check, or a credit or debit card. You can also take advantage of a three-check split payment method.

Did you also know that if you take advantage of the Flex Spending Account, the cost of the program could be covered with a medical necessity doctor’s note? For more information, please contact the Benefits Office.

Movie today in the ATC: ‘The Ripple Effect’

Picture of Kevin Hines, subject of The Ripple Effect, standing in from of the Golden Gate Bridge. Text on the image reads: ""I have now lived 16 years past the day I should have died..." Kevin Hines - Global Storyteller, Author & Filmmaker."

Posted image from ‘The Ripple Effect’ on Twitter. Source:

GRCC staff, students, and faculty are invited to a movie screening on campus next week: The Ripple Effect.

  • WHEN: TODAY, March 14, from 4-6 p.m.
  • WHERE: 168 ATC
  • WHAT: The Ripple Effect highlights the story of Kevin Hines who, at age 19, attempted to take his own life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. It is a very powerful film that attempts to bring awareness to mental health and reduce the attempts of suicide.

This screening is being shown as part of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) grant.

Bob VandePol, Executive Director of Employee Assistance Programs at Pine Rest, and Stacey Heisler, Program Director of the GRCC Counseling and Career Development Center, will be present at the screening to help facilitate discussion and help attendees process their thoughts, questions, and/or concerns.

Email Evan Macklin with any questions:

Occupational Support holds ‘Rock the Interview’ event next week in the Raider Grille

Please tell students about how they can learn to Rock the Interview – this Tuesday, March 19, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Raider Grille!

There will be several ‘stations’ students can visit to prepare for their next job search including mini mock interviews, resume basics, refreshing existing resumes, signing up for Handshake, and an opportunity to begin a job search and practice their handshake with President Pink and other GRCC Officials. Students can participate in as many activities as they wish. There will be light refreshments and free gifts while they last.

Presented by the Occupational Support Services Program.

Poster for the Rock the Interview event at GRCC. Poster text reads: "Grand Rapids Community College. Get ready to Rock the Interview! Practice your handshake with President Pink 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM, College Officials 11:30AM - 1:30PM. Resume Basics. Mock Interviews. Develop a professional resume and prepare for your next interview! Activities include: mini mock interviews; resume basics & support refreshing existing resumes; set-up Handshake & job search accounts; FREE portfolio for the first 30 students to complete a mock interview; learn about the Occupational Support Program; refreshments, light snacks. March 19 11 am – 2 pm. Raider Grille. For more information, contact the Occupational Support Program at (616) 234-4155."