GRCC In the News, 7-23-19

GRCC has transfer agreement with Grand Valley for Pre-Sports Management program

July 22, 2019; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Professional and college sports are big business.

Grand Rapids Community College has entered into a new articulation or transfer agreement with Grand Valley State University for the 2019-20 academic year regarding its Pre-Sports Management program.

The Salvation Army Eastern Michigan Division names new officers

July 22, 2019; The Oakland Press

Majors Timothy and Lori Meyer, husband and wife, were recently appointed to The Salvation Army Eastern Michigan Division, based in Southfield. Timothy was named as general secretary and metro Detroit area commander, and Lori will serve in a newly created role as spiritual life development secretary. They replace officers, Majors Russ and Jan Sjögren who retired at the end of June after a combined 86 years of service to The Salvation Army.

… Lori has an associate of applied science in early childhood education and training from Grand Rapids Community College.

Comstock Park graduates compete at GRCC

Sam Borisch

Sam Borisch

Sophomore Sam Borisch finished running Cross Country for the Raiders this past fall. Borisch was named NJCAA Division I All-Region and All-MCCAA. This season, Sam placed himself in the #1 spot in the Raider record book for top 20 best times. On October 27, Sam ran a career and program best time of 25:54.9 at the MCCAA/Region meet. Borisch finished 3rd overall out of 80 runners, and helped the Cross Country team to a 3rd place team finish. Borisch also competed in the NJCAA DI National Championships, where he finished with a program best time of 27:20 and placed 36th overall. Sam has committed to continue his academic and athletic career at Wayne State University.

Danielle Johnson

Danielle Johnson

Freshman Danielle Johnston competed in her first season for the Raiders this past fall. Johnston was named NJCAA DII All-Region, All-MCCAA, 1st team All-Conference, All-Freshman Team, and NJCAA DII Region XII All-Tournament team. Johnston finished the season second on the team with 322 kills, 5th in digs with 247, and 5th on the team in blocks with 46. Johnston helped lead the Raiders to a Conference, State and Region XII Championship, as well as a trip to the NJCAA DII National Championships. The GRCC Raiders finished 6th place overall at the tournament, which is tied for the programs second highest finish at the national championships. In addition to excelling on the volleyball court, Johnston was named academic All-Conference and academic All-MCCAA.

Austin Bayer

Austin Bayer

Sophomore Austin Bayer competed in his second season for the Raiders this spring. Bayer helped the Raiders to a Conference and Region Championship. The Raiders also qualified and competed in the NJCAA DII National Championship where they finished 14th overall.

Student-Athletes interested in competing for one of GRCC’s 8 athletic teams should fill out a recruiting questionnaire at

Upcoming Golden Raider Happy Hour

The GRCC Golden Raider Retirees are hosting another happy hour! Come and connect with your colleagues and throw a few bucks in the collection box for our Golden Raider Scholarship.

When : Thursday, August 1

4:00-7:00 pm

Where: Vitale’s on Leonard  834 Leonard NE

  • Cash bar and food available.
  • Folks who are planning on retiring are most welcome.
  • Current retirees are welcome to bring friends (even those poor souls who still work).

Join the GRCC retirees for a gathering of friendship and fun!

Provost candidates survey due before noon July 26

We have completed hosting all four finalists for our open Provost position.

For those of you who were not able to make the forums, you will find a link to the provost finalist webpage.  You will find a link to each of the candidates’ forums along with a link to complete a survey. Surveys will be accepted through Friday, July 26, before 12:00 p.m. Anything submitted after 12:00 p.m. will NOT be included in the feedback results that will be shared with both the Screening Committee and Dr. Pink.

Please note: You MUST have signed into your GRCC Google account in order to access the webpage.

If you have questions, please contact Misty McClure or Jessica Berens.