GRCC In the News, 11-8-22

GV area voters identify top issues ahead of Election Day

11/7/22 The Lanthorn (Grand Valley State University’s student newspaper)

With polls across Michigan set to open this week on Nov. 8, major issues of contention have become clear motivators for voters.

… Grand Rapids Community College student Sabian Makepeace is looking forward to voting on many issues.

You Don’t Have to be One to Stand With: 3 Allyship Actions


“Allyship” – is a noun … the definition of allyship is the state or condition of being an ally: supportive association with another person or group.

… Julian Newman, founder and CEO of Culture Creative, is a certified diversity, equity, and inclusion thought leader. Recently, Julian was honored by Grand Rapids Community College at their annual GIANT Awards. Earlier this year Julian was named a Diversity & Inclusion Leader of the Year, along with comedian and host of The Daily Show Trevor Noah, at the Inaugural Anthem Awards. 

FSU Dawg Day Welcomes GEAR UP Wyoming

Making its final campus trip for 2022, the GRCC GEAR UP Wyoming cohort visited Ferris State University last Saturday for Dawg Day.

Students and parents spoke with professors about academic programs and course work, listened to an Admissions department overview of the university, and learned about financial aid, including the recently announced Michigan Achievement Scholarship.

“In my 26 years working in this office, I have never seen so much aid money for families,” said Melanie Mulder, FSU associate director of financial aid.

GEAR UP Wyoming visitors also received some good advice from a Ferris student panel:

“Don’t wait to reach out to your professors for help. They want you to succeed.”

“I sent out many applications to schools across the state. Ferris gave me the best financial aid package.”

“Parking tickets are real. Buy a permit!”

GEAR UP families then toured campus, ate lunch at The Quad, and watched the Ferris State football team hand Davenport its first loss of the season. GEAR UP Wyoming students at Kelloggsville, Wyoming, Godwin Heights, and Godfrey Lee graduate May 2024.