Kudos to the GRCC Family

From a student:

“To whom it may concern,

I am a student of GRCC. I can’ t ever remember a time in my educational experience, staff being so committed to helping students with their educational experience.  I enrolled in the Summer 2020 HVAC/R Program with some appreciation for Grand Rapids Community College’s history of bringing a sense of community to education. 

I discovered, as problems arise all around the United States, staff at GRCC are committed to removing barriers for its students.  All the program instructors, especially, Mr. Stevenson and Mr. Feutz, made it possible for success. I feel recognition is needed for their ability to teach their classes with real world leadership.

The others needing mention would be the computer lab assistants working the afternoon of the 15th.  They exemplified the Raider spirit most of us can hope for in ourselves. They expressed knowledge and understanding of student needs, the requirements of the job, and were able to assist the IT Department in helping myself and two classmates resolve problems accessing our final exam.”

Mary Johnson shares update on Van Marnius Swets Travel Award

Mary Johnson, Adjunct Reference Librarian, says, “Thank You again for 2020 Swets Travel Award!”

Picture of crafting tools.

Greetings! I wanted to say thank you again for my 2020 Van and Marinus Travel Award. With little travel opportunities available in 2020, I used the award to purchase items that would make creative activities at home easier with the right tools.

Cooking, sewing and other crafting all benefited with the pictured tools, and journeys to the land of frustration and annoyance were minimized. The combo self-healing mat/ironing surface comes in very handy when making masks! Thank you so much! 

Mary Johnson

Save the date: Student Leadership Banquet 2021

Student Leadership Banquet on Friday, March 26.

The Student Alliance and Campus Activities Board plan an annual banquet for student leaders. They host the event in honor of the amazing things students are doing at GRCC. Any GRCC student, staff, or faculty may nominate a student for an award. To submit a nomination for a student, click on the Student Leadership Award Nomination 2021. Please read the criteria below carefully.

Registration is also open for the virtual Student Leadership Banquet on Friday, March 26. Register to receive a program for the event and a special gift from Campus Activities Board and Student Alliance.

For questions about the banquet or award nominations please feel free to Thalia at thaliaguerraflores@grcc.edu. 

List of student leadership awards. For questions about the banquet or award nominations please feel free to Thalia at thaliaguerraflores@grcc.edu.

Faculty, staff cap and gown orders due February 26

The GRCC Bookstore is taking orders for caps and gowns for staff and faculty through February 26. If you need any commencement regalia please stop in the bookstore and fill out the form to order yours today!

Due to turnaround time and production needs, all orders and prepayments must be in by February 26, 2021 to be ready in time for the April GRCC Commencement ceremony.