HYFLEX employee learning opportunity on Thursday, Feb 10

Google Tips & Tricks will be offered in a hyflex format this Thursday February 10 from 10:30am-12:00pm. Some participants can join in person (Room 315 RJF) or while others can participate virtually via Google Meet. 

Learn the latest shortcuts and strategies to maximize Google products and enhance your work functions. 

Please sign up today via the Professional Development tile in your Online Center account!

Virtual Police Academy meetings

The Criminal Justice Department will be offering Police Academy virtual information sessions in February and March for those who are interested in learning more about GRCC’s Police Academy. 

Informational Meeting Dates and Times (meetings last one hour):

  • Thursday, February 24, 9:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, March 10, 11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, March 17, 2:00 p.m.

If you are interested in attending you can fill out the link below and then we will send you a Zoom link. The link is also available on the GRCC Police Academy website.

GRCC Police Academy Information Session – February & March 2022

If you have any questions, please contact the Criminal Justice Department at criminaljustice@grcc.edu.

GRCC Bookstore discount for employees & retirees increased to 20% for Homecoming

In celebration of Homecoming week at GRCC, our friends at the Bookstore have an exciting offer for employees and retirees: 20% discount off GRCC apparel and gifts. Please follow the instructions below to obtain your coupon to show at the store.

Don’t forget to rock your GRCC apparel and blue & gold swag on two upcoming days: Friday February 11 and Friday February 18. 

Take the opportunity while everyone is decked out to snap and submit photos for the Wear Your GRCC pride contest.  Employees, departments, families, retirees – everyone with Raider spirit is invited to put it on display. 

Submit your photos via this online form.

Photos received by Monday, February 14 will be displayed in GRCC Today during Homecoming Week and entered into the contest. Prizes will be awarded in various categories: Employee, Department/Team, Retirees, Families, and Pets.

Wellness Champions: GRCC’s on-campus dental clinic helps students, employees and community members smile brightly

GRCC dental students cleaning a person's teeth.

Wellness problems in your mouth can affect the rest of your body! But GRCC dental students and faculty can help you stay healthy and smiling with confidence!

GRCC is helping students and employees focus on all areas of health and wellness as we emerge together from the pandemic.

Wellness is a full integration of physical, mental and spiritual health. That includes physical health, but so much more. During the next year we’re also looking at emotional, intellectual, social, spiritual, environmental and occupational health, and how we all can work to help ourselves and each other.

There are many resources at GRCC to help all of these types of wellness. Each week, we’ll introduce you to people and places here on campus ready to support you on your wellness journey.

GRCC’s Dental Clinic is available for students, employees and community members, located in room 308 of Cook Academic Hall.

The teaching clinic offers preventative services to the public, such as a review of medical and dental history, blood pressure screening, cleanings, preliminary dental hygiene exams, x-rays, fluoride treatments, dental health instruction, chemotherapeutic agents and sealants.

Appointments are usually 1.5-3 hours in length. Based on each patient’s dental hygiene needs, additional appointments may be necessary.

Students in the Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene programs practice with each other as they prepare to help members of the GRCC family and community members.

Today’s Wellness Champions are students Ngoc Le, Natasa Savkic, and Stephanie Lothschultz, who are polishing the smile of classmate Danielle Bagin.

The dental clinic does not provide extractions, fillings or other restorative procedures.

The clinic is not able to bill insurance, but the costs are nominal. For example, an adult cleaning is $35, and $30 for children under 16. For GRCC employees and students, the cost is just $20. That includes a preliminary exam, cleaning, x-rays and a fluoride treatment.

Please call (616) 234-4237 to schedule a screening.

GRCC In the News 02/09/2022

Why Michigan’s community college programs aren’t free for 1 in 5 residents

2/8/22 The Detroit News

Kelsey Sivertson was unsure of her major when she started college in 2009, so she decided to begin studying at Grand Rapids Community College.

New scholarships support students who train to collect life-saving blood donations

2/8/22 secondwavemedia.com

Versiti, which supplies life-saving blood for medical procedures in Michigan and four other Midwestern states, is funding Grand Rapids Community College scholarships to train the people who collect those donations.

GRCC professor strives for more inclusive musical programming

2/8/22 secondwavemedia.com

As a conductor, Dr. Shannon Shaker uses a baton to lead a musical ensemble. She also believes it can also be used to lead social change.

… Shaker is Grand Rapids Community College’s new director of bands and the first woman to hold that post.

ChoiceOne Financial Services: Bank Announces Executive Promotions, Welcomes Community Development Manager

2/8/22 marketscreener.com

ChoiceOne Bank is pleased to announce the recent promotions of Assistant Vice President Skylet Cummings to Vice President Regional Manager, Veronica Bishop to Assistant Vice President, Deposit Operations Manager, and Cheryl Gregware to Assistant Vice President, Customer Service Center Manager. ChoiceOne also welcomes Community Development Manager Kimberly M. Groves.

… Bishop received her Associate in Business Administration from Grand Rapids Community College. She is a graduate of the Perry School of Banking and received her Branch Manager Certification, both through the Michigan Bankers Association.