Raider Salute to the Information Station volunteers

In addition to helping students feel comfortable, answering questions, and being a friendly face during the first week, 52 different volunteers staffed 141 hours of tabling at the Information Stations!

Between three tables, we distributed approximately:

  • 775 Snacks
  • 375 Get Help Cards
  • 250 Campus Maps
  • 150 Hand Sanitizers
  • 100 Pens
  • 100 Life Savers
  • 90 Emergency Numbers Cards
  • 50 Tutorial Lab Sheets
  • And a variety of donated binders and folders!

Our volunteers did amazing and we couldn’t have done it without them!

Thank you all for helping our students feel comfortable on campus last week, and I look forward to doing this again in the fall!

Here’s to a great semester!

– Rebecca Lubbers (Student Resources Coordinator) and the Student Life Office

Faculty cap, gown orders due by February 10

The GRCC Bookstore is taking orders for caps and gowns for staff and faculty through February 10.

If you are in need of any commencement regalia, please stop in the bookstore and fill out the form to order yours today! Please fill the form out entirely – we will need both your height and weight to submit the order for the correct size.

Due to turnaround time and production needs, all orders and prepayments must be in by February 10 to be ready in time for the April GRCC Commencement ceremony.

We are open Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Payment is due at time of order. We accept cash and credit cards. 

Faculty gowns are solid black with black cap and black tassel. Gowns are custom to your school and degree. 

See the order form below for reference. 

New fitness resource for employees

Can’t make it to the gym? Prefer to get your sweat on at home? Not really a group exercise class person?

Check out 12 YouTube videos of GRCC employee exercise classes recorded via Zoom during the Winter 2021 semester (when we were all still at home). 

Nine video recordings of Rise & Shine Gentle Yoga with Cheryl are available, and three videos of Fitness Fusion with Beth are available on the employee wellness webpage.

Use them anytime, anywhere to get your wellness on!

Farewell open house for Provost Brian Knetl

Provost Brian Knetl speaking from behind a podium.

Come bid farewell to Provost Brian Knetl at an open house planned for 2-4 p.m. on Jan. 18 in room 226 of the Administration Building.

Dr. Knetl, who has been GRCC provost since 2019, will become the fifth president at Waubonsee, which is located in Sugar Grove, Ill., about 45 miles west of Chicago and has about 12,000 credit-seeking students.

Knetl said the move also allows him to return to his native Illinois, and be closer to his children and family.

“While Grand Rapids and West Michigan will always be an important and special part of my life, I am grateful to have this opportunity in a place I consider home,” he said.

Retirement Celebration for Kathy Schoen

There will be an open house retirement celebration for the Library and Learning Common’s Interlibrary Loan Specialist, Kathy Schoen, on Wednesday, January 18,  from 1 – 3 p.m. in the foyer of the Library and Learning Commons.

Everyone is invited to stop by and wish Kathy the best in retirement as we celebrate her 33 years of service at GRCC!  

Nominations being sought for 2023 Emeritus Faculty Award

You are invited to nominate a GRCC retired faculty or administrator for the Emeritus Faculty Award.

This award was established in 1985 to honor those instructors and administrators whose dedication and creativity have left an indelible mark on the lives of students and colleagues at GRCC.  During their tenure at GRCC and since their retirement, they have continued to promote GRCC’s “Commitment to Excellence.”

Please submit online nominations by noon on Friday,  February 10, 2023. For more information, please visit the Emeritus Award webpage.