Summer 2021 employee exercise class schedule is here!


Raider Strong with Lannie

12-12:45 p.m.

virtual via Zoom


Fitness Fusion with Beth

12-12:45 p.m.

virtual via Zoom


Raider Strong with Lannie

12-12:45 p.m.

In Person/Outdoors

Meet at the entrance to the Ford Fieldhouse


Rise & Shine with Danielle

6:45-7:30 a.m.

virtual via Zoom

As we did with Winter semester, please complete this registration form and you will be sent the Zoom links in a calendar appointment.

Please note for the in person/outdoor class (Raider Strong on Wednesdays 12 -12:45 p.m.) masks are required in the Fieldhouse and locker rooms; however, they are not necessary outside as long as social distance is maintained.

Hope you can join us!

Please contact with any questions or for more information.

Simply the best: GRCC golfers claim top five season scores in MCCAA Western Conference

Five members of the undefeated Grand Rapids Community College golf team posted the top five scores in the conference for the season, and were named to the All-Conference team by the Michigan Community College Athletic Association.

The GRCC team clinched the MCCAA Western Conference crown, easily topping Muskegon Community College, and now looks to postseason action.

“This was an historic season,” Interim Athletic Director David Selmon said. “GRCC student-athletes worked hard, were prepared and dominated this season. They earned these honors. My congratulations to them as well as coach John Forton and our Athletic Department staff on a job well done.”

Arie Jackman of Caledonia led all golfers in the conference with a season score of 379 strokes, followed by Dominic Luciani of East Grand Rapids, with 384, Tyler Hausserman from Ionia with 389, Logan Templeton of Portage with 397, and Davis Courtright from Zeeland with 401.

Muskegon’s Zach Petroski followed Courtright by 10 strokes and was the only non-Raider to earn conference honors.

Every member of the team is a freshman.

The golfers are in action next in a non-conference Kirtland Community College Invitational in Grayling on Friday. The team then will prepare for the National Junior College Athletic Association Region XII Championship tournament starting on May 11 at Bedford Valley Golf Club in Battle Creek.

The six members of the golf team stand on either side of coach John Forton; all wear masks.

The power of walking!

This week, we welcomed warmer temperatures and sunshine! With summer just around the corner, it is a perfect time to focus on one simple act that has immense power: walking. The modern fitness world has spent billions of dollars developing machines and programs in order to keep you fit and healthy, but it doesn’t actually have to be that complicated.

Walking may be the single most beneficial thing you can do for yourself after going to bed earlier and eating better. For instance, a 2007 study out of Japan found that walking in nature led to a decrease in stress response and emotions. They measured heart rate variability (HRV), blood pressure, pulse, and cortisol as well as subjective measurements of comfort, calm, and relaxation. They found a significant shift in HRV towards the relaxing (parasympathetic) side of the nervous system. Said simply: walking calmed the nervous system. In a world filled with stress, social media, and lack of sleep, walking definitively calmed the body down.

Try going for a walk at least once this week and notice what it does for your mind. Consider taking the whole family!

Check out this video for more details: Mental Health Benefits of Going Outside for a Walk

To get your walk on this summer, join the GRCC employee Walking & Wellness Challenge. We’ll begin May 10 and stroll through the summer until August 27. 

Sign up now! Complete the registration form and we’ll be in touch with more details…

Two people walk on a roadway.

Excellence in Education Award deadline is approaching!

Have you been working on a nomination or thinking of nominating a colleague for this special award? It’s easy!

GRCC Excellence in Education Awards – Adjunct, FT Faculty, Staff

Here’s simple steps:

  1. Select a deserving member of the GRCC family.
  2. Complete the online nomination form and upload your narrative document.
  3. For full time faculty and staff nominations, send the signature of support form link via email to at least twelve or more colleagues to endorse your nomination. For adjunct nominations, email the respective Department or Program Director (or Assistant Dean if the nominator is the Department Head or Program Director) and request them to endorse the nominee via the Adjunct Nomination Endorser Form.
  4. Confirm number of signatures submitted – contact (for the Staff award) or (for the FT Faculty and adjunct awards).

This year’s deadline is May 14.

For questions or more information, please contact (Staff award) or (FT faculty and adjunct award).