TRiO students, peer mentors and advisors awarded for excellence

Congratulations to the TRiO students, peer mentors and advisors who were awarded for their excellence on campus at the GRCC Student Leadership Awards on Friday, April 4.

Anna Maria Clark received the Jerry Benham Award. This award honors an employee who has demonstrated outstanding involvement in student activities on campus. Anna Maria is an advisor for the TRiO/Student Support Services program. The TRiO program serves students who are first generation and income eligible.

Todd Johnson won the Martin Luther King Jr. Award. TRiO students Sean Smith, London Nathan, and Todd Johnson were nominated. The purpose of this award is to honor exemplify the spirit of Martin Luther King through community involvement and campus life.

Yolanda Cruz-Olguin won the Benham Service and Civic Engagement Award. Yolanda is a peer mentor for the TRiO/SSS program. The purpose of this award is to honor a student who has been active, involved, and shown leadership in service and civic engagement initiatives.

Ashley Fox, another Peer Mentor for the TRiO/SSS program, was nominated for the Cedric and Sandy Ward Award. The purpose of this award is to honor a student that demonstrates outstanding leadership skills throughout the community or College

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UROP representative to visit today

Catalina Ormsby, MPA – Associate Director, UROP (Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program) at the University of Michigan will be visiting GRCC on Wednesday, January 29, 2014. 

Catalina will have an open meeting for students to discuss the Community College Summer Fellowship Program (CCSFP) and the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP).  The open meeting will take place from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in Room 350 Student Center.   We encourage you to share this information to students – invite them to attend the meeting.

Students will also have a chance to meet a current Peer Advisor and UROP Academic Year participant.

Below you will find additional information on the program!

Community College Summer Fellowship Program (CCSFP)   2014 General Information:

UM’s Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) offers a 10-week Summer Research Fellowship for community college students interested in transferring to the University of Michigan. Michigan’s Community College Summer Fellowship Program (CCSFP) seeks to attract a diverse student population, including women, historically underrepresented and first generation college students, veterans and students from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds. The program offers research opportunities at the UM campus in a wide range of fields such as biomedical sciences, social sciences, humanities, engineering, or natural and environmental sciences.

The Application Deadline for Summer 2014 is Friday, February 28th at 5:00pm. Please contact me at acormsby@umich.edu or at 734-615-9000 if you would like additional information. I would also be happy to talk to students directly if they have any questions or to hold an info session.

Below is the link for information on the Community College Summer Research Fellowship 2014 and the application guidelines.

http://www.lsa.umich.edu/urop/students/summerprograms/communitycollegesummerresearchfellowship

UROP representative to visit on January 29

Catalina Ormsby, MPA – Associate Director, UROP (Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program) at the University of Michigan will be visiting GRCC on Wednesday, January 29, 2014. 

Catalina will have an open meeting for students to discuss the Community College Summer Fellowship Program (CCSFP) and the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP).  The open meeting will take place from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in Room 350 Student Center.   We encourage you to share this information to students – invite them to attend the meeting.

Students will also have a chance to meet a current Peer Advisor and UROP Academic Year participant.

Below you will find additional information on the program!

Community College Summer Fellowship Program (CCSFP)   2014 General Information:

UM’s Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) offers a 10-week Summer Research Fellowship for community college students interested in transferring to the University of Michigan. Michigan’s Community College Summer Fellowship Program (CCSFP) seeks to attract a diverse student population, including women, historically underrepresented and first generation college students, veterans and students from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds. The program offers research opportunities at the UM campus in a wide range of fields such as biomedical sciences, social sciences, humanities, engineering, or natural and environmental sciences.

The Application Deadline for Summer 2014 is Friday, February 28th at 5:00pm. Please contact me at acormsby@umich.edu or at 734-615-9000 if you would like additional information. I would also be happy to talk to students directly if they have any questions or to hold an info session.

Below is the link for information on the Community College Summer Research Fellowship 2014 and the application guidelines.

http://www.lsa.umich.edu/urop/students/summerprograms/communitycollegesummerresearchfellowship

UROP representative to visit this week

Catalina Ormsby, MPA – Associate Director, UROP (Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program) at the University of Michigan will be visiting GRCC on Wednesday, January 29, 2014. 

Catalina will have an open meeting for students to discuss the Community College Summer Fellowship Program (CCSFP) and the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP).  The open meeting will take place from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in Room 350 Student Center.   We encourage you to share this information to students – invite them to attend the meeting.

Students will also have a chance to meet a current Peer Advisor and UROP Academic Year participant.

Below you will find additional information on the program!

Community College Summer Fellowship Program (CCSFP)   2014 General Information:

UM’s Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) offers a 10-week Summer Research Fellowship for community college students interested in transferring to the University of Michigan. Michigan’s Community College Summer Fellowship Program (CCSFP) seeks to attract a diverse student population, including women, historically underrepresented and first generation college students, veterans and students from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds. The program offers research opportunities at the UM campus in a wide range of fields such as biomedical sciences, social sciences, humanities, engineering, or natural and environmental sciences.

The Application Deadline for Summer 2014 is Friday, February 28th at 5:00pm. Please contact me at acormsby@umich.edu or at 734-615-9000 if you would like additional information. I would also be happy to talk to students directly if they have any questions or to hold an info session.

Below is the link for information on the Community College Summer Research Fellowship 2014 and the application guidelines.

http://www.lsa.umich.edu/urop/students/summerprograms/communitycollegesummerresearchfellowship

UROP representative to visit January 29

Catalina Ormsby, MPA – Associate Director, UROP (Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program) at the University of Michigan will be visiting GRCC on Wednesday, January 29, 2014. 

Catalina will have an open meeting for students to discuss the Community College Summer Fellowship Program (CCSFP) and the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP).  The open meeting will take place from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in Room 350 Student Center.   We encourage you to share this information to students – invite them to attend the meeting.

Students will also have a chance to meet a current Peer Advisor and UROP Academic Year participant.

Below you will find additional information on the program!

Community College Summer Fellowship Program (CCSFP)   2014 General Information:

UM’s Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) offers a 10-week Summer Research Fellowship for community college students interested in transferring to the University of Michigan. Michigan’s Community College Summer Fellowship Program (CCSFP) seeks to attract a diverse student population, including women, historically underrepresented and first generation college students, veterans and students from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds. The program offers research opportunities at the UM campus in a wide range of fields such as biomedical sciences, social sciences, humanities, engineering, or natural and environmental sciences.

The Application Deadline for Summer 2014 is Friday, February 28th at 5:00pm. Please contact me at acormsby@umich.edu or at 734-615-9000 if you would like additional information. I would also be happy to talk to students directly if they have any questions or to hold an info session.

Below is the link for information on the Community College Summer Research Fellowship 2014 and the application guidelines.

http://www.lsa.umich.edu/urop/students/summerprograms/communitycollegesummerresearchfellowship

 

TRiO/SSS collects books for Cook Library Center

triobooksThe TRiO/Student Support Program would like to thank all the amazing staff and faculty who helped us make the One Book – One Cook Library Scholar program a success!!!!

Thank-you, you’re awesome and truly made this a special holiday for the Cook Library Scholars – who will be enjoying some happy reading time!!!!   Rosario Montes-Sutton, Sara Dorer, Lynnae Selberg, Jennifer Batten, Paul Phifer, Katie Hughes, Terri Tillman, Molly Maczka, Emily Nisley, Pat Missad, Liz Tyrell, Anne Sherman, Karen Murphy, Bill Faber, Seth King York, Jill Woller-Sullivan, Angela Long, Jennifer Keessen, Teri Dilworth, Sarah Rose, Casey Cornelius, Andre Fields, Magdalena Montes-Spruit, Nicole Marshall, Ron Ralya, Tom Neils, Langston Gant, and Whitney Harper.

The Cook Library Center – located on Grandville Avenue SW – focuses on the intellectual development of children and adults. After-school programs include homework help, computer usage, mind-expanding games such as chess and Scrabble, storytelling events, and field trips to cultural institutions, colleges, and universities.

Cook Library Scholars is designed to engage families as it prepares youth in the Grandville Avenue neighborhood to achieve academic success and to serve as future leaders. The year-round program offers after-school and summer support in reading, writing and math, along with a mentorship program, arts education, leadership and life skills training, and other enrichment activities.

If you want to learn about the Cook Library – go to: http://gaah.org/cooklibraryscholars

TRiO/SSS collects books for Cook Library Center

triobooksThe TRiO/Student Support Program would like to thank all the amazing staff and faculty who helped us make the One Book – One Cook Library Scholar program a success!!!!

Thank-you, you’re awesome and truly made this a special holiday for the Cook Library Scholars – who will be enjoying some happy reading time!!!!   Rosario Montes-Sutton, Sara Dorer, Lynnae Selberg, Jennifer Batten, Paul Phifer, Katie Hughes, Terri Tillman, Molly Maczka, Emily Nisley, Pat Missad, Liz Tyrell, Anne Sherman, Karen Murphy, Bill Faber, Seth King York, Jill Woller-Sullivan, Angela Long, Jennifer Keessen, Teri Dilworth, Sarah Rose, Casey Cornelius, Andre Fields, Magdalena Montes-Spruit, Nicole Marshall, Ron Ralya, Tom Neils, Langston Gant, and Whitney Harper.

The Cook Library Center – located on Grandville Avenue SW – focuses on the intellectual development of children and adults. After-school programs include homework help, computer usage, mind-expanding games such as chess and Scrabble, storytelling events, and field trips to cultural institutions, colleges, and universities.

Cook Library Scholars is designed to engage families as it prepares youth in the Grandville Avenue neighborhood to achieve academic success and to serve as future leaders. The year-round program offers after-school and summer support in reading, writing and math, along with a mentorship program, arts education, leadership and life skills training, and other enrichment activities.

If you want to learn about the Cook Library – go to: http://gaah.org/cooklibraryscholars

TRiO/SSS announces outcomes

TRiO/Student Support Services is a federally funded program that services low income, first generation, and/or disabled students in order to increase their chances of completing, graduating, and/or transferring. The program advisor works directly with students to develop appropriate academic plans and extra and co-curricular support system. This position is a tenure track, The program advisor will work directly with the Program Director and reports to the Associate Dean of Student Success and Retention.

TRiO/Student Support Services is PROUD to announce our OUTCOMES FOR 2012-2013

Student Learning Outcome 1: Persistence

53% of all participants served by the SSS project will persist from one academic year to the beginning of the next academic year or graduate and/or transfer to a 4-year institution during the academic year. 2012-2013 ACTUAL: 89%

Student Learning Outcome 2: Good Academic Standing

79% of all enrolled participants served by the SSS project will meet the performance level required to stay in good academic standing at the grantee institution. 2012-2013 ACTUAL: 97%

Student Learning Outcome 3: Graduate and Transfer Rates

1. 7% of new participants serve each year will graduate with an associate’s degree or certificate within four (4) years. 2012-2013 ACTUAL: 41%

2. 11% of new participants served each year will transfer with an associate’s degree or certificate within four (4) years. 2012-2013 ACTUAL: 33%

GRCC alumnus Brysien Beer to hold benefit concert

Brysien Beer, a GRCC TRiO/SSS alumni, is very excited to announce that he will be participating in Michigan State University’s “Master Classes at the Centro Studi Carlo Della Giacoma” in Todi, Italy. This program facilitates an intensive Italian language and opera prep course that will prove invaluable to Brysien, both as a student operatic vocalist now and later as a professional. Educational endeavors such as this one are always quite costly. In addition to initial program fees, there are plane tickets to be bought, food and living costs, enrichment field experiences and miscellaneous costs that are encountered during every international adventure. Brysien is holding a concert event to help raise money for this once in a lifetime opportunity. Brysien would really love it if you could join him.

The concert will be May 30, 2013, 7pm, in Grand Rapids Community College’s Music Center. It will feature operatic works by Verdi, Ravel, Schumann and more. There is no admission fee, but donations will be accepted and very much appreciated. Whether or not you can help financially, please come and support with your eyes and ears.

If you are unable to make it but would still like to make a contribution, contact Brysien at www.Brysien.com for details. Feel free to invite anyone who you think would enjoy hearing Brysien sing.

Brysien Beer Fund Raising Event

TRiO Student Support Services Kayak Excursion

A former GRCC professor, Jeff Neumann, is a new proprietor with GR Paddling LLC. Jeff provides kayak and canoe excursions in and around the greater Grand Rapids area.

On Friday, May 17th, a group of GRCC TRiO SSS students/advisors went on a Kayak guided excursion with Jeff. Though it was a cloudy day, the trip went well and they all had fun. TRiO Participants: Whitney Harper, Anna Maria Clark, Nathan Swanson, Carly Misech, Kimberly Reis, Philip Curtis, Brenda Lee, Vanessa Alvarez and Jessica McCormick

Check out the rates and excursions @ www.grpaddling.com

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GRCC alumnus to hold benefit concert

Brysien Beer, a GRCC TRiO/SSS alumni, is very excited to announce that he will be participating in Michigan State University’s “Master Classes at the Centro Studi Carlo Della Giacoma” in Todi, Italy. This program facilitates an intensive Italian language and opera prep course that will prove invaluable to Brysien, both as a student operatic vocalist now and later as a professional. Educational endeavors such as this one are always quite costly. In addition to initial program fees, there are plane tickets to be bought, food and living costs, enrichment field experiences and miscellaneous costs that are encountered during every international adventure. Brysien is holding a concert event to help raise money for this once in a lifetime opportunity. Brysien would really love it if you could join him.

The concert will be May 30, 2013, 7pm, in Grand Rapids Community College’s Music Center. It will feature operatic works by Verdi, Ravel, Schumann and more. There is no admission fee, but donations will be accepted and very much appreciated. Whether or not you can help financially, please come and support with your eyes and ears.

If you are unable to make it but would still like to make a contribution, contact Brysien at www.Brysien.com for details. Feel free to invite anyone who you think would enjoy hearing Brysien sing.

Brysien Beer Fund Raising Event