Raider Rally is BACK – volunteers needed!

We are very excited to announce that Raider Rally will be back for Fall 2021 kick off on Saturday, August 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Juan R. Olivarez Student Plaza

We are looking for volunteers to help us pull off this wonderful event. Help is needed to greet and direct students, check them in, hand out goodies, and more. Please sign up here. 

If you have any questions, please email Lori Cook at lcook@grcc.edu.

Did you bring your technology equipment home?

With the campus community slowly transitioning back to working onsite, many may need assistance restoring their workspace. If you took your equipment home, and you’re planning to work on campus you are asked to return your assigned equipment back to your office location and we are here to assist with the transition. 

If you would like assistance with setting up your equipment in your office, please schedule a time with our Desktop Support team using this service.

If you’ve been utilizing loaned equipment and plan to work on campus exclusively, please return your loaner equipment to the Library. If you plan to work both on campus and remotely, we prefer your assigned equipment to be brought between locations as there is a limited supply of loaner hardware.

We understand that transitioning back to the office may create obstacles. It is our goal to make this transition as smooth as possible for you. If you are transitioning completely to on campus and no longer require your borrowed equipment, please return it to the Library (monitors, laptops, keyboards, hotspots, etc.)  or Media Services (webcams, microphones, etc.). Please contact the Support Desk at (616)234-4357 with any additional questions or concerns.

CTE Summer Teaching and Learning Institute registration re-opened!

Registration for the CTE Summer Teaching and Learning Institute has re-opened for those who still wish to sign up for sessions. Limited space is available and registration will only be open until Monday, August 2 at Noon.

If you have any issues with registration please contact Toy McNeal at tmcneal@grcc.edu for help. We don’t want anyone to miss out on the Summer Teaching and Learning Institute experience.

GRCC In the News, 7/28/2021

Metallica’s welding scholarship ‘changing lives’ at Grand Rapids Community College

July 27, 2021; The Holland Sentinel

GRAND RAPIDS — Legendary heavy metal band Metallica is giving back to Grand Rapids again.

Grand Rapids Community College was granted a third round of scholarship funds from the band to send students through the welding program.

Metallica’s welding scholarship ‘changing lives,’ according to Michigan community college

July 27, 2021; msn.com

Legendary heavy metal band Metallica is giving back to Grand Rapids — again. Grand Rapids Community College was granted a third round of scholarship funds from the band to send students through the welding program.

Metallica’s welding scholarship ‘changing lives’ at Grand Rapids Community College

July 27, 2021; Ionia Sentinel-Standard

GRAND RAPIDS — Legendary heavy metal band Metallica is giving back to Grand Rapids again.

Grand Rapids Community College was granted a third round of scholarship funds from the band to send students through the welding program.

One Good Thing: GRCC trainer wins national award

July 27, 2021; WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Time for One Good Thing — someone or something that makes West Michigan a good place to live. A local college trainer recently received some national acclaim.

Grand Rapids Community College athletic trainer Mike Roche was named National Athletic Trainer of the Year by the National Junior College Athletic Association. According to the organization, the award goes to an athletic trainer who “best exemplifies the overall purpose of leading an institution, athletic department, and student-athletes through athletic training.” 

Collaboration to provide COVID testing for Ferris student-athletes

July 27, 2021; The Pioneer (Big Rapids)

BIG RAPIDS — Ferris State University faculty from the College of Pharmacy, College of Health Professions, and Pharmacy students have produced a report for the journal Exploratory Research in Clinical and Social Pharmacy.

… “I was so impressed by the collaboration that this presented, among our colleges, and various university departments, so the program was run well and managed appropriately,” (pharmacy professor Michael) Klepser said. “We were contacted by Muskegon Community College when they sought input on presenting a manageable monitoring program, and our staff provided weekly testing to athletes at Grand Rapids Community College for their seasons. This whole testing program was something that students, faculty, and administrators in the Colleges of Pharmacy and Health Professions rallied around and supported so that the program could be a success.”