GRCC’s largest donation will be used to support learning, modernize facilities

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Robert Richmond appreciated how a life-changing Grand Rapids Community College education helped his employees and took steps to make sure those opportunities continue to be available to all.

Richmond, who passed away in 2019, left the GRCC Foundation nearly $10 million, the largest single donation in the college’s history. GRCC leaders are reviewing how to best use the donation to support student resources and modernize buildings.

“This is an extraordinary and generous investment in GRCC, its students and our greater community,” GRCC President Bill Pink said. “Mr. Richmond saw firsthand how GRCC gave his employees the knowledge and confidence to grow and thrive. His gift will help us continue providing state-of-the-art learning spaces and other resources to make education more accessible to West Michigan residents.”

Richmond started his career with IBM, helping businesses set up computer systems. He and his wife, Lois, started B&L Plastics in Rockford, and later, B&L Development. They frequently hired interns from GRCC.

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Clarification for Math Awareness Month contest

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April is Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month and that means it is time for the Math Awareness Month Contest.

The contest is open to any GRCC student or staff member. Of all the correct entries, four will be randomly drawn to receive a prize.

Entry forms must be returned to Nancy Forrest at in the Math Department via your GRCC email by Friday, April 16, 2021.

New financial literacy learning opportunity April 13 with LMCU partners

Our partners at Lake Michigan Credit Union are excited to lead the Professional Development session Financial Bootcamp for GRCC employees.

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Financial Bootcamp — Let’s Get Fit!

Do you feel financially fit?  Lake Michigan Credit Union is excited to share our new and free financial education program, Wallet Wisdom with GRCC Employees!  You will enjoy exclusive access to our entire financial library of topics including budgets, identity protection, credit scores, retirement and more!

We also will be hosting a series of Financial Bootcamps … and we have one coming up!  Join us Tuesday, April 13 at 1:00PM via Zoom, as we learn about budgets. We look forward to seeing you then!

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

Are you interested in learning what other exclusive benefits you can enjoy as a GRCC employee?  Check out our MaxAdvantage page and learn why nearly a half a million members already trust Lake Michigan Credit Union for their financial needs!

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