Grand Rapids Community College is sharing a generous gift it received with West Michigan: a collection of photographs by world-renowned artist and alumnus Peter Fink.
Mort and Peg Finkelstein, archivists for the Finkelstein family, are allowing the Grand Rapids Community College Foundation to keep the collection with a permanent bequest in the future.
“It is with great honor and pride that we are able to loan, from our personal family collection, many of these works by Peter Fink,” Mort Finkelstein said. “This photography collection was all originally sent to our parents by Peter during his many years of travel throughout the world.”
The public can view the photos — which have been exhibited in more than 60 institutions in the United States, Israel, Cuba, France and England — starting Aug. 24 in GRCC’s Paul Collins Art Gallery. The gallery, which is on the fourth floor of Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall at 143 Bostwick Ave. NE, is open 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; admission is free.
“We’re so proud not only to accept this wonderful gift, but to be able to share it with our community starting with this exhibition,” said Dr. Kathryn K. Mullins, GRCC vice president for Advancement and executive director of the GRCC Foundation. “GRCC, our students, and our community continue to benefit from the generosity of the Finkelstein family. Current and future students can learn about Peter Fink, his roots here at GRCC and be inspired to follow their own dreams.”
It’s that time: We are looking for volunteers to help with the Information Stations! As you may know, volunteers at the Information Stations help our students feel welcome and find their way around campus. This will be especially important this semester!
This year, we are holding an information table outside of the new Enrollment Center prior to Fall start. The first three days of Fall start will be the stations set up around campus like in the recent past.
As you look at the volunteer sign-up sheet, please take note of the three different tabs to sign up accordingly!
Semester Start Stations: August 30-September 1 from 7:00am-6:30pm
Details about Information Stations that may look a bit different this semester: We are inviting two volunteers to each station, but please prioritize filling each station so we can guarantee coverage for the 2-hour commitments.
Please follow the current campus protocols while working at the information station to minimize contact and germ spreading.
Each station will have two tables and 2 chairs in addition to plexiglass barriers and signs indicating wayfinding.
Instead of having a binder of information that everyone thumbs through, a Google doc. will have all relevant information. This will allow us to keep information up-to-date as things change.
Please bring your GRCC-issued laptop or tablet to access the Google doc. of information (again, to minimize the spread of germs).
Handouts at each station will include campus maps, Sneden shuttle flyers and GetHelp cards.
Please plan on bringing your own water and snacks as these will not be provided.
There will be hand sanitizer at each table. We will also have antibacterial wipes so the table can be wiped down at the end of each shift.
If you have any questions, please contact Ashley Fox, Student Resources Coordinator, at (616) 234-2543 or email@example.com.
Please join us Tuesday, August 24, 2021, any time from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., in the Raider Grille and Terrace to congratulate this group of great GRCC retiring employees! Thank you for delivering our packages, making sure the campus was clean and operational, and so many other things!
Congratulations and best wishes to all of you!
Please remember that COVID protocol, including social distancing and masks are still in place.
All new and returning student organizations must be registered or re-registered to benefit from being a student organization. Any students looking to renew a student organization or form a new one can look up the requirements on the Student Life webpage.
To renew or create a new student organization, you can log in to Raider Connect, then navigate to the student organization registration page. There is no longer a deadline to renew/create a student organization, but all student organization related activity requires annual renewal/activation. Your student organization must renew in order to take advantage of the benefits of being a registered student organization!
Perks of being a registered student organization:
Reserve space on campus for meetings and events
Table to recruit students to your organization
Post flyers up of your student organization
Travel as a student organization
Ask for funding for meetings, events, and conferences
Fundraise on campus (use of cash box, and RaiderCard readers)
Use of storage space
If you have questions, please let us know by calling 616-234-4160, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or stopping by our office; first floor of the Student Center! We’re excited to see you.
We are excited to be hosting Raider Rally and Involvement Day in person again this year! These two events are awesome opportunities to welcome new and returning students back to campus and to recruit them to your organizations:
Calling it a historic day for the more-than-century-old educational institution, Grand Rapids Community College President Bill Pink joined Ottawa County leaders in celebrating the opening of the new Lakeshore Campus. Its new home is a former shuttered department store that has been transformed into a vibrant learning hub for students of all ages.