GRCC In the News, 8-26-20

GRCC creates Express Advising, Express Registration programs to help university students considering fall semester alternatives

Aug. 25, 2020; La Prensa

Aug. 7, 2020 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – With university students across Michigan considering their fall semester plans, Grand Rapids Community College has created Express Advising and Express Registration programs to answer questions on how they can continue their education safely and affordably at GRCC.

Michigan profs ask Whitmer to mandate online classes

Aug. 25, 2020; The Holland Sentinel

ALLENDALE — More than 250 professors, faculty members, students and others in the Michigan higher education community have signed a letter to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, asking her to mandate online instruction for classes that can be done without in-person meetings.

… As of 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, professors from 15 Michigan colleges and universities, including Grand Valley State University, Central Michigan University and Western Michigan University, and Grand Rapids Community College, had signed the letter, with the majority coming from GVSU and CMU.

Longtime Forest Hills area coach Tim McGee says goodbye to Friday night lights

Aug. 25, 2020; MLive

Nothing beats a Friday night high school football game as far as Tim McGee is concerned.

… McGee played for his father, the late Joe McGee, at Creston High School in the mid-1960s, and he could usually be found hanging around his dad’s practices and games for years before that. McGee played college football at Central Michigan, Grand Rapids Community College and Albion before turning his attention to coaching.

2 new road patrol deputies welcomed to the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office

Aug. 24, 2020; The Daily News (Greenville)

IONIA – Two new deputies have taken to patrolling Ionia roads, and both come with college education and field experience.

… (Josh) Vroon grew up in the Kentwood/Caledonia area and graduated from South Christian High School in Byron Center. After taking courses at Grand Rapids Community College, he transferred to Grand Valley State University, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice with a minor in psychology.

011: Christina Arnold

Aug. 24, 2020; WGVU

Throughout her life, Christina Arnold has been one who has a servant’s heart.  She learned from her grandparents and mother how to make an impact, a positive impact on her community and those around her.  She works hard in areas of diversity and inclusion.  And she has been highlighted as one of the 50 Most Influential Women in Grand Rapids, not once but twice.  Meet this week’s Powerful Woman, Christina Arnold.  Let’s Talk!

(Arnold is the former director of the Woodrick Diversity Learning Center, now the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.)

Are your webpages up to date?

So much has changed this past year! We wanted to share a reminder to check your webpages to make sure they are reflecting those changes with up-to-date information.

This may include updating:

  • hours listed on your webpages.
  • any location changes.
  • event information.
  • dates.
  • bios or contact information.

We know you are all busy gearing up for the fall semester. If you need help with any of these updates, please submit a ticket to and we would be happy to assist you.

Thank you for helping us provide the best information and user experience for our students.


The Web Team