Highlighting staff who help our students

Hope Fillmore 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 Hope Fillmore. Hope is the office manager and third-party contract coordinator for GRCC Student Financial Services – and a proud GRCC grad.

After attending GRCC, Hope earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, with a minor in Project Management and a certificate in Human Resources Management, from Ferris State University.

Hope was not sure what career path she wanted to follow when she graduated high school. She attended GRCC to get an idea of what she wanted to do.

Once she’d been here for a year she discovered the many different programs and academic pathways the college offers. She credits the flexibility and continuous support from faculty and staff for helping her decide to stay at GRCC and earn her associate degree before transferring to Ferris.

In her current role at GRCC, Hope helps students with a number of things. She walks them through the tuition/fee refund appeal process. And she applies Michigan Education Trust funds, employer’s tuition assistance vouchers, and veterans benefits to student accounts.

Being a GRCC alumna who’s recently graduated has given Hope a first-person student perspective, so she understands what students are going through and is here to help!

The Student Financial Services office is temporarily located on the third floor of the Student Center while Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall is being renovated. You can connect with the team there via email at cashier@grcc.edu and phone at (616) 234-4020.

College Channel programming through June 21, 2021

The College Channel schedule, through June 21, includes the Board of Trustees meeting. Also included is the awarding of the Vandenberg Prize to General James Mattis and the annual Hilman-Orr Award to Peter F. Secchia (posthumously).

GRCC Board of Trustees 06/21/21

WA – Vandenberg Prize with General James Mattis

Want more? Check out videos from your local Colleges and Universities.

GRCC In the News, 07/02/2021

Alabama A&M Men’s Basketball Announces Emmanuel Tommy as Assistant Coach

July 1, 2021: aamusports.com (Alabama A&M University)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Alabama A&M head men’s basketball coach Dylan Howard has announced the addition of Emmanuel Tommy to his staff as an assistant coach on Thursday, July 1.

… Tommy also spent a season as an assistant with Grand Rapids Community College, helping to lead that program to an 18-11 overall record in 2014-15. That performance saw them reach the Region VIIII Championship Game after defeating the No. 1 seed in the semifinals, due in large part to his work with First-Team All-Conference honoree Demarcus Stucky.

Tech Tip: Computer Reboot Reminder

When is the last time you rebooted your computer? Not sure? We totally understand! It is very easy to get into a routine of putting your computer to sleep every day so you can keep things open that you are currently using. It makes the start of the next day feel productive by continuing where we left off. The truth is, we may actually be slowing ourselves down. 

Rebooting makes our computer run more efficiently and it can also fix problems we may be encountering. Please take the time to restart your computer at least once a week which will save you time in the long run. Enjoy your holiday weekend!

Check out this article Why Does Rebooting Your Computer Fix So Many Issues?

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 techtips@grcc.edu 

Ransom street closure

Beginning Tuesday, July 6, Ransom Street between Lyon and Fountain will be closed to through traffic for a steam leak repair. 

Students/guests will still be able to access and exit the top of the Bostwick Ramp from the north end or Ransom. Access to the ATC parking facility will also remain open.  The project is expected to be completed within 3 weeks.

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!