GRCC In the News 02/03/2023

An inspirational friendship

2/2/23 Community College Daily (American Association of Community Colleges)

Shawn Cheshire rode across the country on her bicycle, depending on Jesse Crandall, a chemistry professor at Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC), to guide her every bit of the two-month, 3,700-mile trek.

Grand Rapids Pride Center director to give keynote speech at Black History Month event

2/3/23 MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Jazz McKinney, the executive director of the Grand Rapids Pride Center, is the keynote speaker this year for Grand Rapids Community College’s Black History Month celebration.

Things to do in Grand Rapids this weekend!

2/2/23 Grand Rapids Magazine

A vast array of activities to help beat the winter blues are happening around the area this weekend. Try your hand at Snow Snake for a chance to win $500, register to win free boba drinks for a year at a new eatery, or have  your photograph taken with a princess, there’s a lot to do. The fun begins tonight with opening night of a play!

#1. Attend “The Creation of the World and Other Business!” Feb. 2, 4 & 5,
a play by Arthur Miller, at GRCC Spectrum Theatre, 160 Fountain St NE.
Jewish Theatre Grand Rapids presents “The Creation of the World and Other Business.” This three-act play by Arthur Miller puts a satirical and philosophical spin on the epic creation myth in a twisted retelling of our origin story. God wants Adam and Eve to procreate, but doesn’t know how to move the process along. Onto the scene comes Lucifer, who thinks he has the solution. 

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. 

Hoods are custom to your school and degree. 

See the order form below for reference. 

HR is conducting a poll for interest in Weight Watchers at GRCC

HR is exploring the possibility of GRCC being a community WW site — providing space for a weigh in location and in person WW staff led workshops.

We’re curious how many GRCC employees would take advantage of this. This would be somewhat different than WW at work has been in the past. 

Please respond to this short poll to indicate your interest.

Thank you! We’ll keep you posted.

Volunteers needed for the GIANT Awards 40th Anniversary Celebration

The event will be at the DeVos Place (303 Monroe Ave NW) on Saturday, February 25th. 

Are you available during the evening of Saturday, February 25 from 4 p.m.- 9 p.m.? Would you like to assist in making this event a success?  Yes? Then volunteer!  

Volunteers will be provided with dinner and positions will be assigned.  

Contact Mary Reed at 3930 or to sign up.