G2 Parking area closed!

In anticipation of the classroom table replacement install scheduled for later this summer, Facilities is going to begin removing the tables from classrooms that currently aren’t being used.

The G2 parking level is going to be used for staging the tables for sale/donation pick up.  Employees who regularly park in G2 are asked to park in the students lots in either the Lyon or Bostwick ramp.  

Gates are up. Thank you for your cooperation! 

President shares message of encouragement to students

This message from GRCC President Bill Pink is starting to arrive in mailboxes. It’s to students who recently completed the winter 2021 semester and first summer semester.

“Together, we have faced the unimaginable.

“I congratulate you for completing this semester, overcoming challenges unlike any other we have experienced. Whether you attended part time or full time, started after high school or returned after time away, I am proud of you.

“Now I encourage you to keep moving forward on your educational journey. Your GRCC faculty and staff will continue to be with you as we move forward together, every step of the way.

“Connect with us at here4you@grcc.edu and (616) 234-4111 to get ready for the fall semester.

“I thank you for allowing us to serve you.”

Highlighting staff who help our students

Valerie Butterfield smiling.

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 Valerie Butterfield. As GRCC’s registrar, she and her team in the Student Records Office help with transcripts and enrollment verification, which might be needed for employment, housing, and food assistance.

Her team members are the stewards of student records and are the office that would correct student information. If you need to change their name or academic program, they are the people who helps with that.

The team also works closely with GRCC students who served in the armed forces, helping them get the benefits they are entitled to.

Valerie is a proud community college graduate, attending Henry Ford College in Dearborn before earning a bachelor of Public Affairs from Wayne State University and a Master of Public Administration from University of Michigan – Dearborn.

She has been GRCC’s registrar since 2016. Valerie worked at Henry Ford from 2012 to 2016, first as an enrollment associate and then as an enrollment administrator assisting students, prospective students, and parents with admissions, registration, records, financial aid, and student accounting.

“I was a community college student, and it is great to have a career at a great school like GRCC and be a part of the team serving our students from enrollment to graduation,” she said. “Seeing students transfer on to their next school or degree and to see them walk across the stage at commencement is what this is all about!”

If you have any questions or need additional assistance, contact the Student Records Office via email at studentrecords@grcc.edu, by phone at (616) 234-4121. The team is temporarily located on the third floor of the Student Center while its offices in Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall are being renovated.

GRCC golfer Tyler Hausserman is the only Michigan athlete earning NJCAA DII PING honors after outstanding season

Tyler Hausserman in a light blue GRCC Raiders shirt smiling.

Grand Rapids Community College golfer Tyler Hausserman was named to the NJCAA DII PING All-Region Team for the second year in a row.

Hausserman, a sophomore from Ionia, is the only Michigan athlete honored by the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Division II.

He was the top golfer on a team that finished 11th in the nation during the 2021 season, averaging 74.9 strokes per round.

“Tyler isn’t just one of the best community college golfers in the state, he’s among the best in the nation,” said Dave Selmon, interim athletic director. “We’re proud of our golfers, and all of our student-athletes who overcame unprecedented challenges and still shined this season.”

Hausserman’s season included the top score at the Jackson College Invitational, shooting a 69, and finishing in the top five of all seven events prior to the national tournament.

The Raiders dominated conference competition this season, winning every regular season tournament, with five golfers earning All-Conference honors and John Forton being named Coach of the Year.

Hausserman, Logan Templeton, Davis Courtright, Dominic Luciani and Arie Jackman posted the top five scores in the conference for the season and were named to the MCCAA’s All-Conference team.

Hausserman was the team leader the prior season as well, and was named the top golfer in the MCCAA and PING All-Region Team.

“He’s a very solid player who has a winner’s mentality,” Forton said. “He’s very focused, and I could always count on him to play well.”

Language Arts Online Tutorial Lab: 4th of July weekend hours

The Language Arts Lab will be closed Sunday, July 4 and Monday, July 5 for the holiday weekend. Hours for the remainder of this week are:

Wednesday 6/30: 10a.m.-6p.m.
Thursday 7/1: 10a.m.-6p.m.
Friday 7/2: 10a.m.-3p.m.
Saturday-Monday 7/3-7/5: Closed

We will reopen on Tuesday, July 6 at 10 a.m. 

To get connected with the lab, all you need to do is click on our Zoom link during open hours–no appointment needed. A tutor will greet you and get you started. 

Please email or call with any questions. We look forward to working with you!

mariamckee@grcc.edu | (616) 234-4244