Workforce Wednesday: GRCC Medical Assistant Program empowers Shelley Anderson, Nicole Freeman to succeed in a changing environment.

Shelley Anderson and Nicole Freeman.

GRCC Workforce Training programs provide in-demand skills leading to rewarding careers. Each Wednesday we’ll meet students who are heading down an educational pathway and changing their lives by earning occupational certificates.

Both Shelley Anderson and Nicole Freeman took advantage of the Futures for Frontliners tuition program and are enrolled in the GRCC Medical Assistant Job Training Program.

Shelley Anderson was a phlebotomist at Spectrum Health. Last June, her future changed, not because of COVID 19 but because of a car accident.

“I am very lucky to be OK now and looking back, it was kind of a blessing. Recuperating gave me the chance to think about what I want to do going forward. I love the healthcare industry and when I was contacted about the Frontliners program, I jumped at the chance to get certified as a medical assistant.”

The stars aligned for Nicole Freeman, who was a nurse tech as Spectrum Health.

“Last year, I started the GRCC Nursing Program but quickly realized it was too much and I was overwhelmed,” she said. “I thought it was the end of the world. Then, one of my instructors told me to look into the MA program. It’s still challenging but with the small class size, hands-on learning and supportive instructor, I am now confident this is where I am supposed to be.”

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After the Verdict: The Derek Chauvin Trial

Join us for a Courageous Conversation town hall in the aftermath of the trial and verdict of Derek Chauvin.

The killing of George Floyd and other traumatic events over the last year have left many communities in dismay and grief.

The town hall serves to provide a space to talk about the trial, the verdict, reactions and efforts to prevent these things from happening in the future.

The event is a collaboration between CAP 3.2 and Western Michigan Cooley Law School.

Please review the attached flyer for additional information:

Subject Guide:

DATE: April 21, 2021
TIME: Noon
Zoom Meeting ID: 928 0887 6712

Zoom link:

Tech Tips: Student employee access extension

Do you have a student employee who will be working with you again next semester? Now is the perfect time to request for their access to be extended with the IT department! If you weren’t aware, access for student employees is only granted on an academic semester basis. 

We’ve simplified the process for you! Please navigate to the Network Account Provisioning Form  on our Support Portal and under request type select extend current access. From there you add the student’s information and submit the request. IT will make sure your student employee’s access is extended for them when they come back to work the next semester. 

For other great tips, visit the IT Customer Support Portal and search the Knowledge Base for other articles.

If you have a suggestion or a Technology Tip you think can be useful, you can submit them by emailing 

CAB De-Stress Fest Closed

CAB has officially closed their De-Stress Fest! In less than two days they received almost 200 entries! CAB appreciates all the support this year and the staff and faculty who shared their events and information.

Ticket pick-up will start next week Tuesday- Friday from 10 AM-4 PM in the Student Center 1st floor. For questions, contact Sherry or Paige at