Raider Salute from Tech Ops to IT, Facilities, and Dental

Phoenix Noelle from Technical Operations would like to extend a raider salute to Bryan Door from IT, Ben Nicolette from Facilities, and Jamie Klap from Dental for their assistance in responding to a critical piece of equipment failing last night. 

Their timely support outside of their normal day to day responsibilities allowed us to respond quickly to faculty needs and support our students! 

Thank you very much!  Your willingness to step in and help is a credit to each of you and your departments.

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunity – Technology for Supervisors

IT and Human Resources are offering a new course this academic year as part of Professional Development.

This training is designed for supervisors and leaders of the college to learn more about the technology and tools offered by IT to help make your job easier.

The course will cover: 

  • IT Service Portal
  • Network Account Provisioning forms
  • Equipment procurement and replacement processes.
  • Approving/denying timesheets and delegating access 
  • Overview of performance reviews
  • How to handle when an employee leaves or transfers
  • Google Resources
  • And more

The first session is Thursday, November 3.

To sign up, please register via the Online Center.

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Understanding Gene-Environment Interactions lecture

On Tuesday, October 18 at 7:00 p.m. Dr. Daniel Campbell from Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine, will be giving an informative presentation about autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

The presentation is free and open to the public, but those who want to attend are asked to RSVP at

Dr. Campbell will touch on the role genetics play in inheriting autism spectrum disorder, increasing diagnosis rates and why high heritability is not the only factor in ASD risk, and environmental factors that may contribute to ASD risk.

The presentation will take place at Grand Valley State University’s Devos Center for Interprofessional Health building at 333 Michigan St. NE, in Grand Rapids. 

This presentation is part of the Your Health Lecture Series, which is sponsored by GVSU, GRCC, and MSU’s College of Human Medicine.

Plan your ‘next.’ Representatives from 75 colleges to meet future students and families at college and transfer fair

Thousands of future college students and their families are invited to Grand Rapids Community College on Thursday to connect with representatives from more than 75 colleges and universities at West Michigan’s largest college and transfer fair.

High school students planning for what comes next after graduation, and adult students interested in the professional trades or entering an in-demand career, can bring their friends and family to the morning or evening college fair. Both events are free and open to the community.

Representatives from colleges and universities from Michigan and beyond will be available at the events, which are sanctioned by the Michigan Association for College Admission Counseling and the Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers.

The college fairs are planned for 9-11 a.m. and 6-7:30 p.m. in GRCC’s Gerald R. Ford Fieldhouse, 111 Lyon St NE in Grand Rapids.

“GRCC is proud to host the college and transfer fair, helping students of all ages connect with specialists from GRCC and beyond and explore the many options for their post-secondary education,” said Lori Cook, GRCC’s associate dean of Access and First-Year Experience.

In the afternoon, current GRCC students can attend the transfer fair to learn about the opportunities available to them when they earn a GRCC certificate or degree and then transfer to the four-year college or university of their choice.

The transfer fair is also in the Ford Fieldhouse, and runs from 1-3 p.m.

Parking is available in GRCC’s Ramp A and Ramp B.

A list of colleges and universities planning to attend the event is here.

GRCC In the News 10/11/2022

The President’s List: Grand Rapids Community College names finalists for next leader

10/10/10 FOX 17

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The answer to an institution-defining question is drawing nearer, as Grand Rapids Community College announced 3 finalists for the open president position.

Grand Rapids Community College narrows presidential search down to 3 finalists

10/10/22 MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College has narrowed its presidential search down to three candidates.

News at 11 p.m.

10/10/22 WZZM

(Presidential search finalists.)

News 8 at 5:30

10/10/22 WOOD TV

(Presidential search finalists.)

REFRAMING THE SHORTAGE: In a world of limited labor, talent retention is key


It’s time to reframe the talent shortage. Throughout the country, companies across industry sectors struggle to find the necessary workforce. Gone are the days of a consistent deep pool of workers to draw from, and it is increasingly unlikely those days will return. A recent study from Deloitte predicted a national shortfall of 2.1 million skilled workers by 2030.

… Moreover, the company (NN Autocam Precision Components Group) also runs a wildly successful apprenticeship program in partnership with Grand Rapids Community College, where students learn a variety of skills ranging from machining to engineering and mechatronics. NN covers the cost of the schooling up front and students earn 27 credits through the process, about half of an associate’s degree. 

ArtPrize 2022: New format, new results

10/10/22 Grand Rapids Business Journal

ArtPrize 2022 has wrapped up, bringing 18 days of artistic celebration to Grand Rapids. According to Executive Director Craig Searer, this year’s festival was one for the books.

… Also new this year was a category for digital art. Winners in that category included Gary Mesa-Gaido’s “Derivations of a Gothic Arch Part 2,” a six-minute digital animation displayed at Grand Rapids Community College, and Rob Finch’s “’Urban Arterials’ … brought alive through projection mapping” which explored Grand Rapids’ streets, expressways and river. Honorable mention for the digital category in this year’s juried awards went to Charles Cusack’s “Algorithm + You = Art” which invited visitors to create their own digital art.

Connect with future students at Fall Open Houses

GRCC’s Admissions Team is hosting our annual Fall 2022 Open Houses from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Fieldhouse on Saturday, October 29, and at our Lakeshore Campus on Saturday, November 12. This is normally an event highly attended by prospective students and their families.

The days’ events will include:

  • Student Tours.
  • Campus Overview and Admissions Presentation.
  • Academic Advising and Transfer Presentations.
  • Financial Aid Presentation.
  • Resource Fair.

We would love to have your department represented. It is a great chance to connect with future GRCC students, answer questions and showcase your department! Please sign up for one or both events so we can reserve a spot for you.

Main Campus Sign Up  (Saturday, October 29)

Lakeshore Campus Sign Up (Saturday, November 12)

If you have any questions, please reach out to Lori Cook and Francisco Ramirez. We hope to see you there. Thank you!

HR Notification: Personal & Emergency Contact information

Did you know you can review and update your personal and emergency contact information that is currently on file with Human Resources? 

To do so, visit the Online Center and select the Personal Details tile. Navigate to Addresses, Contact Details (for phone numbers), and/or Emergency Contacts from the left side menu to review and update the information. 

If you need assistance with updating your information, please contact Nicole Dekker at

HR Notification: Recent changes to reporting conference attendance

Beginning this year, employees will be asked to self-report conferences they’ve attended since July 1, 2022, as this information will no longer be loaded into training summaries. 

Self-reporting professional development is quick, easy, and can be done through the Online Center.

Visit the Professional Development/Training Summary webpage for step-by-step instructions or contact Nicole Dekker at for assistance.

Please note: A Leave of Absence form will still need to be completed, as needed.