Here to Help: Once a GRCC student, Sheena Weaver now helps student organizations be successful

Sheena, from the Student Life and Conduct Office, 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 Sheena Weaver. Sheena is here to help in the Student Life and Conduct Office. As the office manager, Sheena handles the daily administration and support of student clubs and organizations.

This includes budgeting, room and event registrations, and guiding students through starting up a student organization.

Sheena also works with Phi Theta Kappa, GRCC’s international honor society, by processing and accepting applications for eligible students.

Another big part of her work, and one of her favorites, is ordering supplies for the GRCC Student Food Pantry and making sure the shelves are stocked and ready for students.

“The look on a student’s face when you are able to help them reduce their stress and worry, about feeding their family, is so rewarding and makes me love what I do,” she said.   

Every day, Sheena looks forward to working with new students, staff and faculty. She is inspired by meeting students from all walks of life, and enjoys learning about them.

 “We have a diverse population of students that I can relate to,” she said. “And learning about them motivates me to help them in any way I can.”

Sheena shared that attending GRCC was the best decision she ever made, and she wants current students to have the same experience.

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Reference sheet for Academic Advisement (GRCC’s new Degree Audit)

As we all know, MyDegreePath is going away after next week and is being replaced by other systems. Academic Advisement (Academic Progress for students) is the new degree audit tool.

Academic Advisement will not be providing course planning tools, that will be available through EAB Navigate.

For more information on academic advisement please utilize this reference sheet in google drive. As we gather more questions and feedback we will continue to expand this document.

If you need access to academic advisement and do not have it, please email

Additional training requests can be submitted on this form.

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COVID vaccine booster shots available for GRCC students, employees, and community members at Oct. 27 clinic

Student getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

Grand Rapids Community College is planning a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for students, employees and community members that includes booster shots for those who are eligible.

The clinic comes as the deadline approaches for students to take advantage of a $200 incentive to receive the vaccine. More than 4,200 students so far have gained the incentive payment. Students must be fully vaccinated by Nov. 15 to be eligible.

The clinic is planned for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 27 at the Wisner-Bottrall Applied Technology Center auditorium, 151 Fountain St. NE.  A parking pass will be provided for individuals getting the vaccine. Walk-ins are welcome.

The clinics are part of an effort to help students, employees and community members have access to an effective COVID-fighting tool. All three COVID-19 vaccine options will be available.

It is recommended that people bring their vaccine card if they are getting a second vaccine dose or Pfizer booster vaccine.

The Pfizer booster vaccine will also be available for those who qualify. Eligibility information is here.

Additional vaccination location information is available at

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GRCC In the News 10/22/2021

GRCC to host vaccination clinic next week

October 21,2021; FOX 17

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Grand Rapids Community College is scheduled to host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic next week.

First lady Jill Biden adds visit with Saginaw Chippewa tribe to Michigan trip

October 21, 2021; The Detroit News

Washington — First lady Jill Biden has added a stop to her Michigan trip on Sunday, planning to hold a listening session on youth mental health with members of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe, the White House said Thursday.

… The first lady also was in Michigan in May to tour a pop-up vaccine clinic at Grand Rapids Community College’s DeVos campus, where she stressed the importance of vaccinations and voiced support for states that have offered incentives, including cash prizes, to entice people to get their doses.