GRCC Alumni Enews Submissions

Do you have exciting news about what is going on in your department or with your students? Or do you know of an alumni who is doing cool things? We’d love to share this with the GRCC Alumni Association! The GRCC Alumni Enews goes out to nearly 9,000 subscribers each month and allows alums to keep connected with the college.

Please email any stories you have to Corey Turner, Development Manager, Alumni and Planned Giving, at to be included in the next Enews.

GRCC In the News, 1-3-20

Resolve for your higher education this winter

Jan. 2, 2020; WOOD TV

Maybe you’re resolving to continue or start higher education in 2020. Well it’s not too late to sign up for winter semester classes at GRC. Staff will process applications immediately on Service Saturdays, today we have Ann Isackson, in studio with us to explain.

High-Tech Equipment from Autocam Medical Installed in Lab

Jan. 1, 2020; Manufacturing News

Autocam Medical, a contract manufacturer of precision surgical and medical components and devices, has announced that three new pieces of its manufacturing equipment were installed in Western Michigan University’s (WMU) regional Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Laboratory (AMP Lab).

… “(John) Kennedy has played a primary role in this unique partnership between private industry and public institutions. He has helped connect Herman Miller and Paragon Die and Engineering to the program, which includes several other area manufacturers and donors, such as Amway, Cascade Engineering, Flexco, Haworth and Rockwell Automation. Besides WMU, the companies will be involved with Grand Rapids Community College, Ferris State University and Aquinas College. As a result, the lab becomes a resource for all of West Michigan and beyond,” said a company spokesperson.

Support Staff Professional Development (SSPD) Grant

The GRCC Grants Department is accepting applications for the Support Staff Professional Development (SSPD) grant program. The purpose of the award is to encourage support staff to improve their professional skills related to their GRCC assignments. Awards are for amounts up to $2,500 and the deadline is January 24, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

The SSPD application packet and guidelines are available on the Grants Department webpage. Please note that applications must include a supervisor’s approval form, a budget form, and budget documentation. If you have any questions about SSPD grants, please contact Kim Squiers at extension 2577 or Good luck!

January learning opportunities

Happy 2020! New year, more learning!

Enroll now to experience of these great sessions. Session descriptions, dates, times, and locations can be found online.

Don’t forget to flip your fliers, friends!!


Tuesday, Jan. 7

Screening Committee Training


Thursday, Jan. 16

Active Shooter Response Training

Introduction to Gmail & Calendar


Tuesday, Jan. 21

Managing Time Effectively


Wednesday, Jan. 22 & Thursday, Jan. 23

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)


Thursday, Jan. 23

Advanced Gmail


Friday, Jan. 24

GRCC Accounts & You


Tuesday, Jan. 28

Diffusing Rude Behavior


Wednesday, Jan. 29

Workplace Bullies


Thursday, Jan. 30

25 Live Pro Training