Fountain Street to close Oct. 21

Fountain Street between Ransom and Lafayette will close to through-traffic from Monday, October 21, to Friday, November 15, to allow for needed utility work for the ATC expansion project. Pedestrian traffic will be maintained.  Shipping and Receiving will be re-routed as needed.  Remaining sections of Fountain Street will support two-way traffic.  Please follow posted detour signs.


GRCC In the News, 10-15-19

West Michigan reacts to violence in Middle East

Oct. 14, 2019; FOX 17

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH.– Just hours after President Trump announced economic sanctions on Turkey for its offensive against ethnic Kurds in Syria, President Trump called the Turkish President requesting a ceasefire.

… Ali Erhan is Turkish. He’s a professor at Grand Rapids Community College.

Grand Rapids schools might launch two new career academies next year

Oct. 14, 2019; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The Grand Rapids Board of Education on Monday, Oct. 14, reviewed two new career academies proposed for Ottawa Hills High School the 2020-21 school year.

… In 2017-18, the district launched an Early/Middle College program at the school to help recruit and retain students. After five years, students can earn both their diploma and an associate of arts degree from Grand Rapids Community College.

Kendall College of Art and Design, Indiana community college ink transfer agreement

Oct. 15, 2019; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University and Indiana-based Ivy Tech Community College have an agreement to provide a new pathway toward a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from KCAD.

… KCAD’s other college agreements are with Grand Rapids Community College’s Residential Construction program for Interior Design and Kalamazoo Valley Community College for Graphic Design.

GRCC Employees on the Move through September 3, 2019 

Please congratulate those who have moved and been promoted.


Lisa Kirschner

Graphic Designer, Communications

Effective Date: 9/3/2019


Julia Newell

Support Professional, Disability Support Services

Effective Date: 8/26/2019


Erin Dietzer

Support Professional, Cashier’s Office

Effective Date: 6/10/2019


Kiara Conway

Student Success Coach, College Success Center

Effective Date: 7/8/2019


Joseph Fox

Assistant Basketball Coach, Athletics Department

Effective Date: 7/1/2019


Anthony Vulcano

Support Professional, Cashier’s Office

Effective Date: 7/15/2019


Garrett Lacy

Assistant Cross Country Coach, Athletics

Effective Date: 7/1/2019


Dana Borzea

Assistant Professor, Language & Thought

Effective Date: 8/12/2019


Samuel Saldivar

Assistant Professor, English

Effective Date: 8/12/2019


Kelly Domagala

Assistant Professor, Nursing

Effective Date: 10/7/2019



Matthew Beauchamp

Transfer from: Contingency

Transfer to: Support Professional, Adult Education

Effective Date: 6/17/2019


Stacia Barczak

Transfer from: Support Professional, Student Success and Retention

Transfer to: Support Professional, Financial Aid Office Manager

Effective Date: 7/15/2019


Christopher Remley

Transfer from: Support Professional, Student Life Office

Transfer to: Assistant Registrar in Curriculum Operations, Records Department

Effective Date: 7/8/2019


Jonathan Wheeler

Transfer from: Support Professional, Student Success Center

Transfer to: Support Professional, Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Effective Date: 7/15/2019


Michael Taubert

Transfer from: Campus Police, Dispatch

Transfer to: Grounds Maintenance, Facilities

Effective Date: 7/29/2019


Evan Macklin

Transfer from: Student Orientation Coordinator, Admissions & Enrollment Department

Transfer to: Database Coordinator, GRCC Foundation

Effective Date: 7/22/2019


Kevin Perrin

Transfer from: Student Financials Technician, Cashiers

Transfer to: Financial Aid Technical Specialist, Financial Aid

Effective Date: 7/29/2019


Jessica Pierce

Transfer from: Contingency

Transfer to: Educational Training Specialist, America’s Promise Program

Effective Date: 7/29/2019


Azusena Nevares

Transfer from: Student Success Coach

Transfer to: Admissions and Enrollment Coordinator Lakeshore Campus

Effective Date: 8/12/2019

Show off your GRCC alumni roots!

Raise your hand if you’re a Raider! Over Homecoming Week, the Alumni Relations department is celebrating those amazing alumni who were not only educated here, but also employed here.

Throughout the next weeks, Corey Turner, Development Manager of Alumni Relations, will be stationed around campus for GRCC alumni employees to stop by to meet her and pick up a special gift: a GRCC Alumni pennant that honors your commitment to the college. Make sure to display your new pennant in your work space to show off to your colleagues and students! Bonus points: Take a photo to help us show just how many alumni employees there are.

You’ll find Corey at these Alumni Relations stations:

  • 10/15/19 – GRCC Leadership and Engagement Fair – Spectrum Theater – 11 am – 2 p.m.
  • 10/22/19 – RJF Hall – Winchester Alley – 8-10 a.m.
  • 10/22/19 – Student Center 1st Floor – 12-2 p.m.
  • 10/22/19 – Sneden Hall Reception Area – 3-5 p.m.
  • 10/24/19 – Homecoming Tailgate & Game – Ford Fieldhouse – 5-9 p.m.

Have any question? Contact Corey Turner, Alumni Relations, at or at ext. 3025.

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Andrea Hayes to present Mathematics Seminar

The Grand Rapids Community College Mathematics Department is pleased to announce that it will host its next Mathematics Seminar on Wednesday, October 16, 3-4 PM in 102 Cook.

Our speaker is GRCC mathematics instructor Andrea Hayes. For the title and abstract of her talk, please see below.

Everyone is welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served at 2:45 PM.

The Mathematics of Photography

Have you ever wondered what makes some photographs stunning while others are forgettable? Is it a state-of-the-art camera, a well-made lens, or simply a “good eye”?  The true secret to a great photograph is mathematics.  This talk will discuss different mathematical concepts and how photographers use them to make their photographs stand out.

Connect with past colleagues at the 2019 Golden Raider Retiree Celebration

Please stop by and reconnect with friends and colleagues at the annual GRCC Golden Raider Retiree Reception being held on Thursday, October 24, from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in the Heritage Restaurant.

Our program will begin at 5:00 p.m.
All are welcome!

Please contact Angela at with any questions or for more information.

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