GRCC In the News, 8-17-20

Metallica expanding GRCC program with help of Wolverine

Aug. 13, 2020; FOX 17

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — More students at Grand Rapids Community College will be able to learn skills needed to rock out in their career, thanks to another big investment by a heavy metal band.

Belding High grads receive scholarships

Aug. 13, 2020; Ionia Sentinel-Standard

BELDING — A pair of 2020 Belding High School graduates received scholarships from a local gardening group.

… (Molly) Lake, daughter of Dan and Wendy Lake, will attend Grand Rapids Community College this fall with a current career plan in pre-law.

QB Smith activated after gruesome injury

Aug. 17, 2020; Journal-Gazette (Fort Wayne, Ind.)

… Former Northrop guard Isaac Anderson has joined the Grand Rapids Community College men’s basketball team. Anderson spent the last season at Kennedy-King College in Chicago, where he averaged 9.6 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game.

The most memorable Montague athletes since 2012

Aug. 13, 2020; The Beacon (White Lakes)

We close out our summer trip down memory lane this week with the Montague Wildcats. As with the previous two schools we covered, there are more Wildcats deserving of inclusion here than I had room to get to. This is, though, a good sample of some of the standout athletes that we’ve been able to watch here over the last eight years. Hopefully, before long, area athletes will be able to get back on their respective playing fields and add more memories to these ever-expanding lists.

… Cameron Brayman – Injuries are a part of sports, and unfortunately few saw that more clearly than Cameron Brayman. A star in football, basketball and baseball at Montague, Brayman saw much of his senior year dashed by a rash of injuries. A hand injury suffered late in the 2015 football season ended an impressive year that saw Brayman rush for nearly 1,500 yards and 19 touchdowns, helping Montague to a 10-0 start. Then, Brayman blew out his knee in basketball practice, ending his seasons in both of his other sports to boot. As a junior, Brayman was nearly all-state as a catcher; coach Kevin Buchberger said voters were swayed by his competition’s RBI numbers. Brayman hit .462 from the leadoff spot that year. He went on to play on the diamond at Grand Rapids Community College and then Grand Valley State.

Changes to student loaner laptop program 

Over the course of the Winter and Summer semesters, the IT department has been providing loaner computers and technology to students to aid them with their online and virtual classes. As of this week, our Library will be taking over the distribution and collection of loaner technology to students.

Students can continue to request loaner computers and mobile hotspots for the Fall semester via: Requests for webcams or headsets can be done in-person at the Library circulation desk. Students may pick-up and return loaner equipment at the circulation desk, which will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays through Aug. 27. Beginning Aug. 31, the circulation desk will be open 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.

IT will continue to manage loaner technology requests for Staff and Faculty. Please use our Support Portal to request loaner laptops and off-campus equipment such as docking stations, monitors, cables and more.

If any student has additional questions or concerns please refer them to the Library either by phone at 616-234-3872 or by email at

New Title IX regulations prompt changes to GRCC policy

New Title IX regulations issued by the US  Department of Education have required GRCC to make some changes to our campus policies.

A new Title IX policy was developed specifically to respond to these regulations. This policy in tandem with our current Sexual Misconduct Policy, outline the processes we follow when any member of the GRCC community experiences sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking, domestic or dating violence, or other forms of gender or sex-based discrimination.

The Title IX policy integrates new due process protections, including notice and hearing requirements.

GRCC continues to expect that all employees (except those who are employed at GRCC as confidential counselors) who become aware of incidents of sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking, domestic or dating violence, or other forms of gender or sex-based discrimination will report it to the Title IX Coordinator, or police as appropriate.

GRCC remains focused on providing resources for students and employees experiencing these issues, and we have internal and external partners to support anyone experiencing this sort of discrimination.

Information about resources can be found at The new Title IX policy can be found at

If you have questions or are interested in being a part of GRCC’s response to these issues, please contact Kimberly DeVries, Title IX Coordinator, at 616-234-2120 or