GRCC In the News, 10-16-19

GRCC offering Saturday classes to make college more accessible

Oct. 15, 2019; La Prensa

GRAND RAPIDS, October 8, 2019: Grand Rapids Community College is offering Saturday classes this winter to make college more accessible, especially for learners trying to work around jobs and home responsibilities.

Hundreds of students volunteer during national Make a Difference Day

Oct. 15, 2019; (Grand Valley State University)

More than 250 volunteers from Grand Valley and Grand Rapids Community College participated in the nation’s largest day of community service October 12.

Complete rundown of former Michigan, MSU, Lions players selected on Day 1 of XFL draft

Oct. 15, 2019; MLive

The XFL started filling out its rosters this week by assigning eight quarterbacks to teams. After that, the first day of the draft kicked off with skill positions and the offensive line.

… TE Nick Truesdell — Round 1, Pick No. 5 to the Tampa Bay Vipers

Nick Truesdell played at the University of Cincinnati before finishing his collegiate career at Grand Rapids Community College. The tight end has bounced around the Arena league and in offseason programs with the Colts, Vikings and Jets.

TRIO hosts summer research open house

TRIO/Student Support Services is holding an open house to showcase summer research opportunities from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 23 in the Raider Grille.

Participating programs include:

  • Michigan Technological University’s Michigan College and University Partnership (MICUP).
  • the University of Michigan’s Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP).
  • the Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP).
  • Study Away program in the Netherlands.

See GRCC students’ projects, and learn about opportunities available to you. Snacks will be provided.

GRCC Employees on the Move through October 14, 2019

Please congratulate those who have moved and been promoted.


Miranda Larva

Support Professional, Disability Support Services Testing Proctor

Department: Disability Support Services

Effective Date: 10/ 7/2019


Julia Moore

GEAR UP Wyoming Navigator, Academic Outreach

Department: Academic Outreach

Effective Date: 9/16/2019


Matthew McCorkle

Assistant Basketball Coach, Athletics

Department: Athletic Department

Effective Date: 9/6/2019


Brian Knetl

Provost and Executive VP for Academic and Student Affairs

Department: Provost and Academic Affairs

Effective Date: 9/23/2019


Brianna Greenough

Support Professional, Ford Fieldhouse

Department: Ford Fieldhouse

Effective Date: 9/9/2019



Ann Isackson

Transfer from: Executive Director of Financial Aid

Transfer to: Associate Dean of Enrollment Management & Financial Aid

Effective Date: 10/28/2019


Tracey Lacy

Transfer from: Support Professional, Experiential Learning

Transfer to: Support Professional Media Technologies

Effective Date: 10/14/2019


Eleanor Simpson

Transfer from: Contingent

Transfer to: Support Professional, Communications

Effective Date: 10/14/2019


Sheena Weaver

Transfer from: Contingent, Professional Services

Transfer to: Support Professional, Student Life Office Manager

Effective Date: 9/23/2019


Kelsey McDonagh

Transfer from: Contingency

Transfer to: Assistant to Preschool Instructor, Preschool

Effective Date: 8/26/2019




Diana Miranda

Support Professional, Cashier’s Office

Effective Date: 10/12/2019



Bernadette Sutherlin

Utility Supervisor, Secchia Institute for Culinary Education

Effective Date: 12/14/2019

IT needs your help to keep software up to date

As part of Information Technology’s drive to deliver innovative and amazing technologies, we need to ensure that both your computer and software remain up to date. Unfortunately, these updates can be disruptive to your work – no one likes getting prompted to restart their computer every 15 minutes.

Therefore, Information Technology performs Windows updates as well as other software maintenance remotely to campus computers on Thursday evenings while you are out of the office. We can’t do this, however, if your computer is turned off.

To ensure that these updates do not interfere with your work, we ask that you please leave your computers on when you depart for the day. This will ensure that the updates will run during your absence. You can resume normal shutdown procedures on Friday.

Mathematics Seminar is today

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.