GRCC earns national award for campaign encouraging students to stay on track during pandemic

Picture of smiling student with the logo: Fill the Gap GRCC.

The GRCC Communications Team was honored by a national college communications and marketing organization for a campaign encouraging students considering taking a gap year due to the pandemic to instead take classes at GRCC.

The “Fill the Gap” campaign earned first place in the Paragon Awards from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations in the Successful Recruitment or Marketing Program category. The awards were presented during a virtual ceremony on Wednesday.

The campaign included a series of 20 social media posts running in May and June, supported by information on the GRCC website.

“Your objectives are spot-on,” judges wrote. “Great idea to try to combat the gap year and communicate the affordability factor. Awesome diversity representation.”

The campaign featured portraits of GRCC students, considered reasons why a student would contemplate a gap year, and countered every one with an example of why a community college would be a better option for them. It shared the educational and financial benefits of gaining transferrable credits at GRCC rather than taking a year off.

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Psi Beta Food Drive virtual donation options

Psi Beta’s Food Drive benefiting GRCC’s Student Food Pantry begins Thursday, March 18 and ends on April 8. 

You can find a list of items the pantry is in need of at the bottom of GRCC’s Student Food Pantry website.

If you would like to donate, you can do so by dropping items off in the bin between The Raider Grille and The Quiet Cafe on the 2nd floor of the Student Center above the bookstore.


You can donate items virtually by mailing them or purchasing items off of Amazon to be sent directly to GRCC’s Food Pantry located at: 

GRCC Student Life and Conduct
122 Lyon St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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