Past and Present: Anti-Asian Sentiment & Racism: What we can do about it now!

MAPAAC hosts a panel of speakers who will discuss the historical aspects of racism, discriminatory policies against Asian Americans, current Anti-Asian sentiment, and violence during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Friday, March 26, 2021, at 4 p.m.

Register in advance:


  • Roland Wang, Professor, Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies, University of Michigan
  • Melissa May Borja, Assistant Professor, Department of American Culture, University of Michigan
  • Sunita Doddamani, Michigan Assistant Attorney General, Hate Crimes Unit
  • Lori Vinson, Michigan Department of Civil Rights

This event is free and open to the public.

Six GRCC students named semifinalists for prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation national transfer scholarship

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Grand Rapids Community College students account for nearly half of Michigan’s 2021 semifinalists for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s highly competitive undergraduate transfer scholarship.

The Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship provides recipients up to $40,000 annually for up to three years, comprehensive educational advising, and the chance to connect with their fellow Cooke Scholars. It is among the largest private awards in the nation for students transferring from a community college.

The foundation announced 406 semifinalists late last month, selected from more than 1,500 applications that represent 398 community colleges. 

Michigan had 15 students reach the semifinalist level, including six from GRCC:

• Cayden Beardslee.
• Destiny Carrera.
• Nicholas Cetlinski.
• Gideon Kortenhoven.
• Deidre Mitchell.
• Paulo Zepeda.

“I am extremely proud to not just see GRCC students named semifinalists, but to see so many achieve this honor during a very challenging time for them and for our community,” GRCC President Bill Pink. “This is also a reflection of the faculty and staff who were determined to help students be successful, overcoming the obstacles all of us faced.” 

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ADHD Goes to College

Wednesday, 3/24/2021

1-2 p.m. ~ Virtual

This webinar presentation will include the neuroscience of ADHD; discuss how impulsivity, inattention and hyperactivity can translate into academic, psychological, social and adjustment difficulties for college students; and offer evidence-based recommendations for college students to manage ADHD.

Register via the Professional Development tile in your Online Center account.