Visit the 1st floor of the Student Center to contribute to the MLK Day Reflections community bulletin board!
You’re invited to reflect on the lighthouses in your own life and be reminded that the greatest heroes are alongside us and within us. Another option will be to write to Martin Luther King, Jr. and share it on the bulletin.
The board is inspired by the lighthouse effect, a simple idea that any of us can pause and change the life of another through gestures of kindness, big or small. And that our own lives are altered and transformed by the seemingly ordinary people who come along and touch our lives at just the right time.
(Adapted from Author Steve Pemberton’s The Lighthouse Effect: How Ordinary People Can Have an Extraordinary Impact in the World)
Senad Ajdarevic drops by the Seymour Branch of the Grand Rapids Public Library a few times a week to take advantage of tutoring services from Nathan Reinke.
On a recent Thursday afternoon, Ajdarevic was working on a cover letter for an English 101 assignment. “I’m getting ahead in my work,” said the first-semester GRCC student.
A member of the Bosnian community and a 2021 East Kentwood High School graduate, Ajdaravic is the first in his family to attend college. He is pursuing a criminal justice degree and hopes to become a police officer. He explained, “My goal is to get a bachelor’s. That’s my number one goal.”
Reinke is helping Ajdarevic and other GRCC students meet their goals. Thanks to a grant from the AT&T Foundation and a partnership with the Grand Rapids Public Library, the GRCC Seymour Learning Hub started in September, offering a quiet place to study, snacks and English tutoring from Reinke, 24 hours a week, at 2350 Eastern Ave. SE. He works with as many as 30 students per week.
A lot of his time is also spent helping students navigate GRCC’s online platform, Blackboard. He also helps them set up for Accuplacer testing and complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms. Drop in hours are 3 to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday. The program was recently extended to continue on the same schedule next semester.
GRCC Information Technology is pleased to offer a new security measure to protect your GRCC Google Account! Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) adds an additional layer of security in verifying your identity. It also helps to prevent attackers from logging into your account in the unfortunate event that an attacker obtains your password.
There are few ways to verify your identity while logging into your GRCC email account such as receiving a verification code via SMS to your established phone number or selecting Yes on your phone when prompted by Google.
Once you have successfully logged in using 2FA on a trusted computer/device that you designate, you should notbe prompted with 2FA again. However, if you login via VMware, you will be prompted to verify your identity each new VMware session.