Archive for the ‘Counseling Advising & Retention Services’ category

TODAY: Donate to Puerto Rico for Valentine’s Day!

February 14, 2018

Let’s extend our hearts to Puerto Rico!!!  TRIO/Student Support Services is partnered with the TRIO/SSS Program at the Universidad del Turabo – Puerto Rico!  Their needs are extensive – their situation still devastating!!!

Four images in one graphic; clockwise from top left: map of Puerto Rico; crest of Universidad del Turabo; Grand Rapids Community College logo; and TRIO Student Support Services logo

For TRIO’s Love Puerto Rico Flash Campaign, we are sending out the request list that came from the program:

  • Flashlights and batteries
  • Solar powered bulb lights
  • Portable battery-operated fans
  • Pen drives
  • Pencils and pens
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Erasers
  • Filler paper with lines
  • Highlighters
  • Small staples
  • Scientific calculators
  • White glue
  • Manila folders
  • Sheet protectors
  • Correction paper or Liquid Paper
  • Rulers
  • Spiral Notebooks
  • Backpacks
  • Graph paper
  • Pencil cases
  • Lunch boxes
  • Tablet Notebook/printer/iPad/…

We can pick-up your donations from your offices, or you can drop them by our offices located on the 3rd Floor of the Student Center – Room 332!  Let’s Love Puerto Rico today!!!!   Contact Email: aclark@grcc.edu

Donate to Puerto Rico for Valentine’s Day!

February 13, 2018

On Valentine’s Day – Let’s extend our hearts to Puerto Rico!!!  TRIO/Student Support Services is partnered with the TRIO/SSS Program at the Universidad del Turabo – Puerto Rico!  Their needs are extensive – their situation still devastating!!!

For TRIO’s Love Puerto Rico Flash Campaign, we are sending out the request list that came from the program:

  • Flashlights and batteries
  • Solar powered bulb lights
  • Portable battery-operated fans
  • Pen drives
  • Pencils and pens
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Erasers
  • Filler paper with lines
  • Highlighters
  • Small staples
  • Scientific calculators
  • White glue
  • Manila folders
  • Sheet protectors
  • Correction paper or Liquid Paper
  • Rulers
  • Spiral Notebooks
  • Backpacks
  • Graph paper
  • Pencil cases
  • Lunch boxes
  • Tablet Notebook/printer/iPad/…

We can pick-up your donations from your offices – or you can drop them by our offices located on the 3rd Floor of the Student Center – Room 332!  Let’s Love Puerto Rico tomorrow!!!!   Contact Email: aclark@grcc.edu

Four images in one graphic; clockwise from top left: map of Puerto Rico; crest of Universidad del Turabo; Grand Rapids Community College logo; and TRIO Student Support Services logo

GRCC Transfer Fair October 25

October 11, 2017

GRCC Transfer Fair: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

12:30-3:30 p.m. in the Student Center, Room 301 (Student Lounge)

Over 35 schools attending!  Start Here/Transfer There

  • Learn about transfer requirements
  • Obtain catalogs and other transfer resources
  • Meet with College/University representatives

 

Sponsored by:  Counseling, Advising & Retention Services

GRCC In the News, 1-27-15

January 27, 2015

New ‘Change Agent Award’ goes to co-founders of GRCC program for black males

Jan. 26, 2015; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – – Two men whose leadership program has helped male black students triple their achievement levels at Grand Rapids Community College in just two years will be the first recipients of the Change Agent Award created by the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce.

GRCC faculty: Not offering domestic partner benefits for LGBT employees is discriminatory

Jan. 26, 2015; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College faculty members spoke out Monday in support of adding domestic partner benefits for unmarried couples, saying that in their absence, gays are in effect discriminated against.

Celebrating the Legacy of Dr. King

Jan. 26, 2015; schoolnewsnetwork.org (Kent Intermediate School District newsletter)

Northview Public Schools, MI — To honor Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, Breton Downs Elementary students held signs expressing Freedom, Peace and Love during a silent march near their school in memory of the civil rights activist.

… Some two dozen students from Northview’s East Campus High School joined the annual King Day March at Grand Rapids Community College. Three teachers accompanied the students on a noon march beginning at the Ford Fieldhouse.

World Affairs Council kicks off discussion series with NPR correspondent analyzing digital privacy

Jan. 26, 2015; MLive

The Great Discussion Series from the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan will begin Monday, Feb. 2, with Aarti Shahani, National Public Radio’s technology correspondent, as the featured guest.

… World Affairs Council of West Michigan’s educational partners and corporate members attend free, as do students, faculty and staff of participating schools including Aquinas College, Davenport University, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Valley State University, Ferris State University, Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University, Montcalm Community College, and Western Michigan University.

Transfer event to be held January 28

January 27, 2015

A new kind of transfer event for students will be held on Jan. 28, 2015, from 1 to 4 p.m. on the third floor of the student center. Students will have an opportunity to meet with university representatives to learn general information, plus each university will have financial aid, academic advisors, and admissions specific representatives.  GRCC will also have representatives from the Counseling and Career Center, Financial Aid, Student Life and Student Records to assist students with the steps they should take to for a successful transfer.A flight plan will be provided to attendees to help you navigate the event, provide sample questions to ask at the tables, and provide additional information such as a step by step transfer check list.  All students who attend and collect stamps at six or more tables in their booklet will be placed into a drawing for prizes.The following universities will be at this event:

  • Central Michigan University
  • Davenport University
  • Ferris State University
  • Grand Valley State University
  • Western Michigan University

Eric Williams, Andre Fields win Change Agent Award

January 26, 2015

Congratulations to Eric Williams, GRCC’s executive director for equity affairs, and Andre Fields, of the Counseling and Career Center, for receiving the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce’s Change Agent Award!

This new award recognizes people who have acted with fierce conviction to advance diversity, equity and inclusion. Mr. Williams and Mr. Fields were nominated for their work with GRCC’s Alpha Beta Omega program. They serve as co-directors of the program, which formed in December 2012 to help reverse low achievement rates among black men in higher education. The group hosts motivational speakers and field trips to four-year universities and connects members with mentors, tutoring and counseling resources.

Award finalists will be recognized during the annual Diversity Visionary Awards Celebration on March 5.

Transfer event to be held January 28

January 23, 2015

A new kind of transfer event for students will be held on Jan. 28, 2015, from 1 to 4 p.m. on the third floor of the student center. Students will have an opportunity to meet with university representatives to learn general information, plus each university will have financial aid, academic advisors, and admissions specific representatives.  GRCC will also have representatives from the Counseling and Career Center, Financial Aid, Student Life and Student Records to assist students with the steps they should take to for a successful transfer.A flight plan will be provided to attendees to help you navigate the event, provide sample questions to ask at the tables, and provide additional information such as a step by step transfer check list.  All students who attend and collect stamps at six or more tables in their booklet will be placed into a drawing for prizes.The following universities will be at this event:

  • Central Michigan University
  • Davenport University
  • Ferris State University
  • Grand Valley State University
  • Western Michigan University

FSU College of Pharmacy representative to visit GRCC

January 5, 2015

Dr. Jeffery Bates, director of student success for Ferris State University’s College of Pharmacy, will be at GRCC to talk to students on January 15. Students can meet with him from 1-3 p.m. in room 336 of the Student Center. No advance signup is needed!

TRiO, ABO, Honors Program student visit UM

October 28, 2014

TRiO Student Support Services and students in the program as well as students from the ABO-Alpha Beta Omega Organization, and Honors Program participated in a campus visit to University of Michigan this past Friday October 24, 2014.

A tour of the campus was provided as well as a visit with specific departments representatives such as the Admissions, Financial Aid, Architecture, Engineering, Kinesiology, and Pharmacy.

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Transfer Fair is today

October 22, 2014

GRCC College Transfer Fair is TODAY — sponsored by the Counseling and Career Center.

Wednesday, October 22 – 1-5pm

3rd Floor Student Lounge Area, Student Center

  • Learn about transfer requirements
  • Obtain catalogs and other transfer requirements
  • Meet with college/university representatives

grcc.edu/TransferFair

GRCC hosts Transfer Fair on October 22

October 20, 2014

GRCC College Transfer Fair

sponsored by the Counseling and Career Center

Wednesday, October 22 – 1-5pm

3rd Floor Student Lounge Area, Student Center

  • Learn about transfer requirements
  • Obtain catalogs and other transfer requirements
  • Meet with college/university representatives

grcc.edu/TransferFair

One Book, One College a Nationwide Common Read Initiative

October 14, 2014

Josh Sundquist is a best selling author, motivational speaker and Paralympic ski racer. He has spoken to groups across the world ranging from Fortune 500 companies, inner city public schools and the White House.

At age nine, Josh Sundquist was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer and given a 50 percent chance to live. He spent a year on chemotherapy treatments and his left leg was amputated. Doctors declared Josh cured of the disease at age 13 and he took up ski racing three years later. He trained for the next six years and in 2006 he was named to the U.S. Paralympic Ski Team for the 2006 Paralympics in Turino, Italy.

October 15, 2014 7:00-8:00 p.m. “Learning Through Persistence” GRCC Fieldhouse

For more information contact the Counseling and Career Center at 616.234.3900

Transfer scholarship application open October 6 to December 2

October 6, 2014

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s undergraduate transfer scholarship honors excellence by supporting outstanding community college students with financial need to transfer to and complete their bachelor’s degrees at the nation’s top four-year colleges and universities. Learn more and begin your application today here.

100 Ways to Give: backpacks for Coit Academy

September 22, 2014

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The Counseling & Career Center, Disability & Occupational Support Services and Student Support Services teams along with others across campus, gathered over 100 backpacks full of school supplies for the students of GRPS’s Coit Creative Arts Academy.

Each backpack was filled with the following supplies:

  • Ream of note book paper
  • Spiral bound note book
  • Package of pencils
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Scissors
  • Eraser
  • Pens
  • Glue Sticks
  • Box of Crayons
  • Box of Colored pencils
  • Box of Markers
  • Pocket Folders
  • Zippered Pencil Pouch

There were additional supplies of the above beyond those needed for the 100 backpack, these too were donated to the school. The teachers at Coit Elementary were very excited about these supplies for their students, as this school serves many low income families.

This effort was led by Rosario Montes-Sutton who has been a reading mentor at Coit for many years.

Thanks to all those who helped make this donation happen through your generous gifts, time (assembling all the backpacks & making the delivery).

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CLS 100 Instructor Training on May 8

April 28, 2014

Interested in teaching GRCC’s First Year Experience course, CLS 100? Join us for an overview to the course from 1-4 p.m. May 8. The session will examine changes to CLS 100, the new textbook, common assignments, infused technology, and the shift to mandatory CLS 100 that began Winter 2014. It will also cover pertinent information for instructors interested in teaching this important student success course. Even if you have taught CLS 100 in the past, we have made significant changes that were first implemented fall 2013, so we strongly encourage you to attend this session if you haven’t attended one in the past year. You may sign up for the session through the Center for Teaching Excellence web site. If you have questions, contact Lynnae Selberg or Pat Missad at 616-234-3900 or lselberg@grcc.edu or pmissad@grcc.edu.