Condolences to the family and friends of Roland Gani

Roland Gani, a longtime faculty member in the English Department, died this week.

Visitation is scheduled for 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Friday at Matthysse-Kuiper-DeGraaf Funeral Home, 4145 Chicago Drive SW in Grandville. The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Sunset Park Church of God, 3450 Michael Ave. SW in Wyoming.

To read the obituary, click here.

Condolences to Dr. Kenneth Bos

Our deepest condolences to Dr. Kenneth Bos on the passing of his mother Jessie Bos, after four months at Faith Hospice Trillium Woods. Jessie was 96 years old. The funeral service was held on Monday, October 27th at 11:00 a.m. at Faith Christian Reformed Church in Holland. Ken has asked that any donations be designated for Warm Friends in Holland. This is the retirement community where Ken’s mom lived for the past five years. The obituary may be read here.

Condolences to Dr. Carol VanRandwyk

Our deepest condolences to Dr. Carol VanRandwyk on the passing of her father, Gerrit. Mr. Gerrit H. VanRandwyk, age 90, passed away Friday, October 24, 2014 in Haslett, MI. He was born on November 9, 1923 in Muskegon to Henry C. & Dora (Duiser) VanRandwyk. Gerrit married the former Evelyn Holtrop on May 13, 1949 in Muskegon, MI, and they moved to Okemos, MI in 1965. Gerrit worked for the Public Broadcasting Station, WKAR at Michigan State University for 30 years before retiring. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army, serving his country in WWII for the 75th Joint Assault Company. Gerrit was a member of River Terrace Christian Reformed Church in East Lansing. He is survived by his daughter, Carol (Thomas E. Frazier) VanRandwyk; three grandchildren, Candace Marie (Michael Herrick) Cowen, Justin Gerrit Corey, and Steven Edward Corey; one great-granddaughter, Katherine Aurora Herrick; and brother, John VanRandwyk. Memorials sent to the GRCC Foundation Corey-VanRandwyk Memorial Scholarship would be appreciated, and may be sent to GRCC Foundation, 143 Bostwick NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. Burial will be in Restlawn Cemetery. The obituary may be read here.

Condolences to the friends and family of David Slezak

David Slezak, valued colleague and longtime tutor in the ATC Tutorial and Open Computer lab, passed away peacefully on Tuesday evening after experiencing cardiac arrest on Sunday, Oct 12.

Dave was a very special person who persevered through many challenges but always enjoyed coming to the “lab” and assisting our students. He will be deeply missed.

His family will receive visitors Friday 2 – 7 pm at Arsulowicz Brothers Mortuary – Remembrance Mortuary, 3525 Remembrance Rd NW. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Alphonsus Church on Saturday at 11:00 am where his family will also receive visitors one hour prior. – See more at:


GRCC In the News, 9-2-14

Ronald Weidenfeller

Aug. 29, 2014; News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.)

Ronald L. Weidenfeller, 67, of Apex, NC passed away on Monday August 25th. Ron was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He graduated from Catholic Central High School and continued on to receive a BA from the University of Notre Dame, an MA from Grand Valley State University and an MBA from Western Michigan University. Ron was a professor of Business at Grand Rapids Community College for 33 years.

Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire: See photos of creations displayed at public museum

Aug. 30, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Families gathered Saturday at the Grand Rapids Public Museum for the first annual Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire, an event that featured a variety of models and displays.

… The event was to feature exhibits ranging from rockets and robots to handmade crafts and more. It was organized by GR Makers, The Geek Group, Grand Rapids Community College, Genesis Inc. and the Grand Rapids Public Museum.

Change Ups: Borroughs launches modular cabinet line

Aug. 29, 2014; Grand Rapids Business Journal


… Grand Rapids Community Foundation announced it has broken the $1 million mark in scholarships, and Grand Rapids Community College noted that $62,000 of that amount went to its students. This year, the foundation provided 642 scholarships, with 44 of those awards going to GRCC students.

400+ open positions available at job fair

Aug. 29, 2014; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Dozens of companies are looking to fill more than 400 positions at a job fair Friday (August 29).

… Michigan Works! is hosting the fair Friday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Grand Rapids Community Colleges M-TEC at 622 Godfrey SW.

Note of thanks from Mike Gillan

Mike Gillan, of the Music Department, would like to express his thanks to the campus community for their kind messages and notes on the passing of his father, Staff Sgt. Eugene Gillan. Mike shared the messages and notes with his family, who greatly appreciated the expressions of condolence.