Late Learning Day 2022 registration

The Center for Teaching Excellence is available to take late registrations for Learning Day 2022. If you still need to register go to with a list of sessions you’re interested in attending and we’ll get you registered.

For a list of available Learning Day sessions, click here.

Lunch Registration is still open for those that will be on campus and participating in Learning Day 2022. The CTE is providing a Grab and Go Box Lunch in the Ford Fieldhouse at 12:30 p.m.

If you have not yet registered for lunch, click here and follow the Learning Day 2022 Registrations instructions and submit your name while there is still availability.

My Story Started at GRCC: Courtney Gabridge has had many roles, all involving helping others

Courtney Gabridge smiling

Start at GRCC and go anywhere. Every former student has a story to tell about how GRCC gave them the education and opportunity to be successful.

Courtney Gabridge has had many roles in her life: mom, phlebotomist, emergency medical technician, investigator, Realtor.

She has never feared change; she embraces it.

After graduating from Catholic Central High School in 1996, she enrolled at the University of Dayton.

“I quickly realized in a few months’ time that that specific college was not for me and transferred that December of my freshman year to GRCC,” she said.

Making that change was life-changing.

“What I noticed right off the bat was that the teachers at this college truly care about their students and their future,” Gabridge said. “I noticed how they have a passion for education and believe in what they do. I ended up transferring again to Aquinas College but never forgot my GRCC experience.”

She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology at Aquinas and later her EMT certification.

“College, in general, taught me to want more for myself out of life, to become educated in all different areas, to succeed, to fail, to be uncomfortable, to have hopes and dreams, to push myself, to never settle, to work hard,” Gabridge said.

She credits her GRCC experiences with encouraging her love of learning.

“Every experience in life has led me to the current path I am on,” said Gabridge, who works at Greenridge Realty in East Grand Rapids. “I love real estate; I love working for others and helping them.”

Let GRCC help you start your story. The first chapter starts at

Sally Merrill and Andrew Moore lead GRCC basketball teams to sweep over Alpena Community College

Basketball players smiling.

Sally Merrill’s 27 points and Andrew Moore’s 19 points led the Grand Rapids Community College basketball teams to victory Saturday at Alpena Community College.

Merrill, a freshman from Allegan, surpassed her previous career-high by eight points in the Raiders’ 67-53 victory. Eleven of the points came in the Raiders’ big 25-point second quarter.

“Overall the team played really well as a unit,” Merrill said after her team’s third-straight victory. “We had some lulls that we’ve got to correct as a group but overall everyone contributed to a solid team victory.”

That team effort showed as nine Raiders ended up in the scoring column. Grace Lodes, of Comstock Park, scored 12 points and point guard Marlene Bussler, of Battle Creek, added 12 points.

Head coach David Glazier was just as proud as the total team effort.

“Happy with a solid team victory today,” Glazier said. “We saw a number of good things from a number of different players. We also made note of areas where we can continue to improve.  Sally was really good today. She was active, finished scoring opportunities and made plays when we needed them.”

The women’s team is now 4-5 on the season.

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Tech Tip: Rearranging your office

As we return back to campus, our customers may want to rearrange their office layouts. GRCC Information Technology would like to remind all of our staff to notify IT of any plans for office rearrangements.

This is important because not all outlets are turned on, so you may experience issues getting technology reconnected. Before moving equipment please contact the Customer Support Desk at 616-234-4357 or submit a ticket at

For more information and helpful tips, please visit the IT Customer Support Portal or contact the IT Customer Support Desk at x4357.

If you have a suggestion or a Technology Tip you think can be useful, you can submit them by emailing

Campus Dining finals week hours

The Quiet Cafe, Raider Grill & Sneden Cafe will all be open during their regular hours Monday- Wednesday. 

They will be closed starting Thursday Dec 16 for the Holiday Break and reopen Jan 10 with the same hours and services

Staff & Faculty: don’t forget to come on Thursday from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. to The Quiet Cafe & Sneden Cafe for your Holiday Drink!

Happy Holidays!

Keaton Krupa
Director of Campus Dining

Grand Rapids Community College,
122 Lyon St. NE, Grand Rapids, MI. 49503
810-877-8186 Direct
616-234-4169 Office

Home for the ‘HoliDAZE’

While many look forward to the holiday season as a time for rest, reconnection, and reflection, for some, the pressure to navigate interaction with family and friends can bring on a great deal of anxiety that can leave one dazed and confused. 

In partnership with United Campus Christian Fellowship, the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) developed a shortlist of resources to lessen the stress.

Visit our resources at **Home for the HoliDAZE on our Social Justice and Equity Resources webpage

How to get your department webpages ready for 2022

As we’re wrapping up our fall 2021 semester, take a look at your department’s webpages to make sure everything is up-to-date for our return in 2022! 

  • Are there any deadlines or date-oriented information on your webpages that have passed or need to be updated?
  • Is your bio/contact information still correct? If you want to make changes to your bio, simply log in at, navigate to your bio and submit the form for changes.
  • Are there any outdated events that need to be hidden or new events that need to be promoted?
  • Are your department’s office hours and contact information updated for holiday break and beyond?

If you need help with any of these updates, contact your department web editor, or email and we’ll be happy to assist you.

Thank you for helping us keep up to date for students and our community.

Important 2021 year-end payroll information

2021 W-2 Availability

  • Electronic W-2’s will be made available to employees who have given consent by January 14, 2022.
  • Paper W-2’s will be mailed to employees who have not given consent to receive them electronically on January 31, 2022. Paper W-2’s will not be available for pick up in Human Resources.

Verify Your Personal Information

  • Verify and update your personal information through the Online Center by following the instructions found at For assistance with personal information changes, please email Human Resources at no later than January 7, 2022 to have the changes on your W-2.

Update your Tax Withholding Forms

  • NEW 2022 tax forms will be available in January on the payroll web page at New tax forms should be completed if:
    • You moved in or out of the cities of Grand Rapids or Walker.
    • Your filing status has changed.
    • You are currently claiming exempt, to not have any withholding for Federal or State taxes, you are required to complete a new 2022 W-4 no later than February 5, 2022.

1095-C Tax Form

  • All benefited employees will have a tax form 1095-C mailed to them on January 31 from PlanSource. You do not need this form to file your tax return, but you should keep this form with your tax records. 

For Informational Purposes Only

  • The 2022 Social Security tax rate is schedule to remain 6.2%, and the Medicare tax rate remains 1.45%.
  • The 2022 social security wage base will increase to $147,000.00.
  • The 2022 limitation for elective deferrals under a 403(b) or 457(b) will increase to $20,500.00 and the additional catch up provision for individuals age 50 and over remains unchanged at $6,500.00, for a total of $27,000.00