Extended hours and service Saturday for Winter 2015

Service offices are extending their hours Mon.-Thurs. this week and next week, and will be open this Saturday.

The schedule is:

Jan. 5 – 8 – open to 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 9 – open to  5 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 10 – open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Jan. 12 – 15 –  open to 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 16 – open to 5:00 p.m.

Offices participating are:
Counseling and Career Center
Enrollment Center
Financial Aid
Student Life
Student Records

Please encourage students to take advantage of these extended hours.

Volunteers needed next week for information, roaming stations

Many volunteers are still needed to help staff the Winter 2015 Information/Roaming Stations, from Monday, January 12, to Thursday, January 15.

You may pick up your apron and lanyard at the Information/Roaming Station, which will be an “information table” that will have materials for students to pick up such as maps, RaiderCard information, etc., as well as the binder with the class schedule for you to use as necessary.

You have the choice to stay at the information table or roam and assist students in your area, in whatever style fits for you. When your shift is done, you will meet your replacement at the information table in your area (or leave your apron there if your replacement does not show.)

Please sign up to help! This system does not work without a LOT of wonderful volunteers. The links for sign up spreadsheets are listed below.

1st Floor Main Information Station Sign-Up (outside Enrollment Center): http://bit.ly/1stsHRR

4th Floor Main Information Station Sign-Up: http://bit.ly/1zo866z

ATC 2nd Floor Information Station Sign-Up (outside Art & Bev’s): http://bit.ly/1Ad5Dve

Sneden 1st Floor Information Station Sign-Up: http://bit.ly/1uLdlZ1

If you experience any issues with the sign up process, please contact Liz Tyrell at ltyrell@grcc.edu or extension 3531. Thank you for your commitment to our students! Your help is greatly appreciated!

Career Development Conference March 5, 2013

We are piloting a career development conference for students that have not declared a major during spring break.  Each student has been sent information on this workshop, we are limiting the numbers for this pilot but we do have a few spots still open.  If faculty and staff have a student that may be interested, they can go to this website:


GRCC Student Food Pantry – New DeVos Campus Drop Off

The GRCC DeVos Campus now has a food drop-off site for our Student Food Pantry. Drop off your donations during normal business hours to Tracy Payne, of Adult & Developmental Education, in room 101 Sneden Hall.

Many students are using the pantry this summer and supplies are low.   Please review the list of the most needed items and drop off what you can to either Tracy Payne or Student Life.

Bee Dazzling Spellebration Event – Photos

Spellebration Event

GRCC faculty, staff and Trustees attended the Literacy Center of West Michigan’s annual “Bee Dazzling Spellebration” Wednesday night at Thousand Oaks Golf Club. This year’s event – in its 19th year – raised more than $75,000 to benefit its reading programs. Funds from the event will help the center continue serve more individuals in need, including those already on a waiting list for a literacy tutor.

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GRCC Provost Gilda Gely is on the center’s Board of Directors, and GRCC partners with the LCWM on a number of projects and grants.

Students can Help Improve GRCC and win Prizes

improve grcc

Just a reminder that the Student Feedback Fair is being held tomorrow in room 205, inside the Raider Grille in the Student Center from 11:00 am -2:00 pm.  This is an opportunity for students to provide us feedback about how we’re doing and how we can improve their experience at GRCC.  For providing us input, they will be entered to win prizes.

The event is sponsored by the Complaint Management Team.  If you have students who can not attend and want to provide feedback, they can either use the online comment form at http://cms.grcc.edu/comment or contact Sara Dorer at 234-3449.

Student Feedback Fair – 1/18/12

Next week Wednesday, Jan. 18th from 11 am – 2 pm inside the Raider Grille (at the same time as Club Day), the Complaint Management Team will host a “Student Feedback Fair”. This event is designed to give students an open opportunity to give us feedback about what is working and how we can improve, based on a few questions similar to those used in Student Conversation Focus groups last year.

Please encourage the students you encounter (student employees, your classes, etc.) to stop by and offer their input. Every voice is important and the more feedback we receive, the better we can be. By offering their feedback, they will be entered in a drawing to win gift cards to the bookstore.

Opening Day Learning Opportunity with Scott Lewis JD NCHERM

We are hosting Scott Lewis as a keynote speaker as part of our School Meeting Program. We are excited about the information that he will provide that will help us serve students.

“Making A Difference: Managing Difficult Situations and People”
W. Scott Lewis, JD, NCHERM

More and more, people in services and academic settings find themselves having to manage difficult situations and people. Preventing the disruption before it begins is key, but managing difficult people is a learned not innate skill. Using proven techniques, the presenter will draw on actual cases from his experience managing various environments and his training in diffusing difficult situations to teach participants how to prevent and handle these delicate situations by staying centered. These techniques have been presented to over 1,000 educators, managers and supervisors in the corporate and higher education environment, as well as to front-line staff and law enforcement.

Thursday, August 25 from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
2nd Floor Multi-Purpose Room, Student Community Center

RSVP is requested here.

For questions, please contact the Dean of Student Affairs Office at 616-234-3925

GRCC to offer Two Accelerated Online/Weekend Programs Beginning in Winter 2010

Online and Weekend Programs that debut this Winter 2010 will begin offering students two degree options: Associate in Arts and Associate in Arts with an Emphasis in Business. GRCC has targeted these programs at adults 24 years of age or older, who are currently employed or who have recently lost their jobs. Accelerated Degree Programs are also designed for students who are ready for college- level coursework and do not need developmental classes. Accelerated Degree Programs are open to both new and current GRCC students. Information sessions being held at Sneden Hall on Nov. 13, Nov. 20 and Dec. 4.

See www.grcc.edu/accelerated for more details.