Join Kelly for Spin & Sculpt class this Winter

Employee exercise classes are free for GRCC employees and $40 for non-GRCC participants. GRCC employees can earn up to five hours of professional development credit for wellness.  

Our Winter schedule (same classes, days & times) begins Monday January 9. See more details online.

Please complete the registration form and waiver prior to joining. 

Join our instructor Kelly Gray for Spin & Sculpt on Mondays from 5:15-6:00pm in Room 213 Ford Fieldhouse throughout the Winter semester. Kelly is looking forward to working out with you!

Kelly Gray smiling.

My name is Kelly Gray and I have been teaching Spin and Sculpt at GRCC since 2016.  I am excited for this winter session at GRCC, and to work together to help participants achieve their personal fitness goals.  My background is in secondary education, and I am a Spanish teacher at Godwin Heights High School. 

When I am not pursuing my passion for education, I enjoy motivating others to be the healthiest versions of themselves.  In addition to teaching classes at GRCC, I also teach Spin/Cycle classes at MVP athletic club. My husband and I have two daughters who we love spending time with. 

Please consider joining us this winter as we work to kick off the new year on the right foot.  I think you will find my class accessible for all, and motivating as well.  Just ask yourself, “If not you, then who? If not now, then when?” 

Please feel free to contact me with any questions, at

Herm Brown leads GRCC men’s basketball to 11th consecutive win as perfect season continues

Herm Brown returned home, nearly recording a triple-double to help the Grand Rapids Community College men’s basketball stay perfect on the season with a 93-80 win at Community Christian College.

The Detroit native earned game-highs in five categories, scoring 21 points, grabbing 14 rebounds, dishing out seven assists, and having four steals and a blocked shot.

Community Christian jumped out to a 9-2 lead and led by one at the break, 41-40.  Midway through the second half with the score tied at 66, GRCC went on a 7-0 run and never looked back. Down the stretch, the team forced eight turnovers, while turning over the ball only once. 

With the win, the GRCC improved to 11-0, the team’s best start since the 2000-2001 season, when it started 13-0.

Freshman Bashir Neely and sophomore Danyel Bibbs finished with 15 points each, with Bibbs grabbing nine boards and dishing out six assists.

Jordan Houser, another Detroit native, and Diego Ledesma, playing in his first game of the season, scored eight points and combined for four steals.

Sophomore Myron Brewer was 4-for-5 from behind the arc, finishing with 14 points. He also snagged five rebounds.

GRCC returns to the court on 3 p.m. on Jan. 7 p.m. against Southwestern Michigan College in Dowagiac.   

GRCC in the News 01/05/2023

5 systems launching, expanding nursing programs

1/4/23 Becker’s Hospital Review

Here are five organizations opening or expanding nursing programs: 

… Wyoming-based University of Michigan Health-West and Grand Rapids (Mich.) Community College partnered to offer tuition support with paid, on-the-job experience to nursing students.

Inside Track: Ebony Road founder connects community

1/4/23 Grand Rapids Business Journal

If you search the internet for Edye Evans Hyde, you can find pages of her work: performance photos, links to her albums to stream on Spotify, her history as an educator, her TEDX Talk, videos of her singing, articles about her importance as a Grand Rapids music mainstay. But what her extensive career and wide range of experience can’t show in a mere internet search is the depth of love and passion she carries for the West Michigan community and the huge spirit that drives her work.

… Hyde has been a part of the West Michigan arts scene since the start. Born in Chicago, she was raised in West Michigan and remembers dabbling in music for the first time when she attended Grand Rapids Community College (then called Grand Rapids Junior College) in 1975.

GRCC men’s basketball team wins last 2 games with only 5 players

1/5/22 95.7 FM

In basketball, you have five players on the court during the game, but that is all Grand Rapids Community College had to play and win their last two games.

Be loud and proud, refresh your headshot on Jan. 5

GRCC has outstanding faculty and staff members. Help us show students, potential students and community members the quality of the people here at GRCC serving our community by having a current headshot for the website and other uses.

The Communications Department is providing an opportunity for faculty and staff to have free headshots photographed from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 5 – Learning Day – on the third floor of the Student Center in the lounge area.

Without a headshot, the webpage shows a missing photo icon or a RaiderCard photo.

Communications stresses that GRCC provides an affordable education, but more importantly, a quality education. Our expert faculty and dedicated staff members are selling points! Help us highlight your work and attract new students by updating your headshot and web bio. 

Information Station volunteers needed

Looking for a great way to start the new semester?

The Student Life Office is looking for volunteers next week to help with Information Stations for the first three days of the semester, January 9-11, 2023.

Volunteer sign-up sheet

This event offers staff and faculty the opportunity to connect with students, share the resources available on campus, and most importantly–welcome them into our community!

Please reach out to the Student Resources Coordinator if you have any questions!
Phone: x2544

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.