GRCC presidential candidate Charles Lepper on campus today

Dr. Charles Lepper is on campus today for several forums and an interview with the Board of Trustees. Access to the feedback survey will be at each session, on the Presidential Search website, and available at President Search Feedback Form – Fall 2022.

His schedule is as follows:

  • 8:00-8:40 a.m. — Breakfast gathering with the Board of Trustees in room 122 of the ATC.
  • 8:45-9:30 a.m. — Cabinet in ATC.
  • 9:45-10:30 a.m. — Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Access in the ATC auditorium. Public link to live-stream.
  • 10:45-11:30 a.m. — Faculty forum in the ATC auditorium.
  • 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. — Student forum in the ATC auditorium.
  • 12:45-2:00 p.m. — Lunch with the Executive Leadership Team in ATC.
  • 2:30-3:30 p.m. — Campus & Community Forum (all faculty, administration, staff and public invited) in the ATC auditorium. Public link to live-stream.
  • 3:45-5:15 p.m. — Board of Trustees Interview in the ATC auditorium. Public link to live-stream.

Multi-Factor Authentication for students on November 1

IT recently announced that we will be launching Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) on student MyGRCC accounts starting Tuesday, November 1.

What does this mean?

Starting November 1, students will be prompted to authenticate through MFA in the same way as faculty and staff.

Students signing into their MyGRCC account off campus or from a personal device on campus will be prompted for a one-time passcode sent to their email address or phone.

Here is what can be expected:

We are working to make this change as easy as possible for everyone.

Reminders are being sent out to students encouraging them to log into their MyGRCC portal and verify they have the correct phone number and email address through these steps.

For those working closely and assisting students, please follow these instructions or you can watch this quick video

As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or concerns at our IT Support Portal or by calling (616) 234-4357.

GRCC volleyball team’s 18-win streak snapped in grueling five-set match against rival Muskegon

The Grand Rapids Community College volleyball team’s win streak was snapped at 18, as the team lost a grueling five-set match to Muskegon Community College despite a dominating career performance by Eliza Thelen.

Thelen had 22 kills and just four errors, hitting .340 for the match in the annual Pink Game that helped raise money for Gilda’s Club of Grand Rapids for cancer awareness.

“It was a tough night, but give Muskegon a ton of credit,” head coach Chip Will said. “They played fantastic, but we’re not going to hang our heads after the loss. Despite the conference season ending, we still have a lot more volleyball to play.”

GRCC, ranked No. 12 in the nation in the latest National Junior College Athletics Association poll, dominated set one, 25-17 and nearly went up 2-0, but Muskegon went on a 5-1 run to end the second set, winning 25-23.

GRCC responded in the third set, leading by as many as six points, but the Jayhawks went on a 7-0 run to take the lead and they wouldn’t trail the rest of the way, winning 25-19.

The team forced a fifth set by taking set four 25-21, and was two points away from taking the match, up 13-12. But Muskegon scored the final three points to steal the match.

Should Muskegon win on Thursday against Delta College, it will tie GRCC for the Michigan Community College North Conference title.

But the Raiders will win the tiebreaker because they defeated Muskegon earlier in the season in four and Muskegon won in five. That means GRCC will be the North Conference representative in the MCCAA tournament on Oct. 29.  It also means that they will be the North top seed in the regional tournament.

GRCC dropped the first two matches of the season in a tournament, then won every game since, with the team record now 18-3.

GRCC has one more match left in the regular season before MCCAA tournament play. It hosts Oakland Community College at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 27.   

GRCC In the News 10/19/2022

“The Winter’s Tale” and a spotlight on a new theater student

10/16/22 The Anchor (Hope College’s student newspaper)

A Shakespearean play, “The Winter’s Tale,” will be the first fall semester mainstage production this year. It will be directed by Daina Robins and will run Oct. 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, and 22,  featuring Hope students from all years.

… While this is her first year doing theatre at Hope, she is not new to the theatre world. (Kelsey) Sivertson has participated at Saugatuck Community Theatre, in productions such as “A Christmas Carol,” and “From Here to Our Destination.” She is also not new to the college experience, having just graduated from Grand Rapids Community College in spring of 2021 with a literature degree. She came to Hope to study creative writing and theatre, knowing that Hope College Theatre is renowned for its excellence. It is safe to assume that Sivertson is glad to be here, given that she says “I keep pinching myself that I get to be involved in it!”

Jayhawks pull off the upset over nationally ranked GRCC

10/19/22 Local Sports Journal (Muskegon)

GRAND RAPIDS –The Muskegon Community College volleyball team stunned No. 12 nationally ranked Grand Rapids Community College on Tuesday.

GRCC MPP Exclusive deal with Dell

To kick off your holiday shopping, we’ve launched select items EARLY with our Holiday Gift Guide.

We will rotate Black Friday pricing on select models from now through the holiday season. Shop early and still get great savings, no need to wait!

Take advantage of this MPP Exclusive deal! Look under ‘Deals’ for some great pre-Holiday offers.

Here are some highlights (offers live 10.17-10.26):

  • Inspiron 16 Laptop $749.99           
  • Inspiron 24 Touch All-In-One $1,059.99
  • XPS 15 Laptop $2,649.00

English Department Scholarships: Apply by November 7

Please consider applying for an English Department Scholarship. 

If you have an interest in writing or literature or justice, you may qualify. 

There are six scholarships available and each has their own criteria.

Review them here!

The November 7 deadline is approaching, please compile your materials now.  Let Nora Neill ( know if you have any questions.