Highlighting staff who help our students

Always remember, at GRCC, you are surrounded by people who want you to be successful and are ready to walk with you on your educational pathway. We are here to help!

Meet Evan Macklin. Evan is GRCC’s Grand Rapids Promise Zone director, coordinating the college’s partnership with the Promise Zone Authority to provide tuition-free college to eligible students.

Evan is a GRCC grad who worked as a student employee before joining the team fulltime in 2009.

He’s helped students in roles in admissions and enrollment, counseling and advising services, Student Life, student orientation and the GRCC Foundation.

He’s passionate about connecting high school students with GRCC through the Promise Zone Scholarship, which he sees as a crucial first step toward a successful future.

The Promise Zone Scholarship provides qualifying high school students with access to attend Grand Rapids Community College for free, and pursue the academic, job-training or certificate program of their choice!

You can also hear Evan as one of the hosts of the My GRCC podcast, where he tells the stories of GRCC students and alumni.

Evan completed his Master of Education degree through Grand Valley State University in 2016. He also has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from GVSU to go with his Associate of Arts degree from GRCC.

You can connect with the Promise Zone team by email at promisezone@grcc.edu and phone at (616) 234-4321 and more information on the web at grcc.edu/promisezone

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