Archive for the ‘Transferring’ category

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

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

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

New transfer event for students Jan. 28

January 8, 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

GRCC, GVSU sign articulation agreement for health fitness instruction

December 18, 2014

The Exercise Science Department has recently signed an articulation agreement with GVSU. The focus of the new articulation agreement reaches students interested in Health Fitness Instruction. Students will complete two years at GRCC and then two years at GVSU to graduate from GVSU with a B.S. in Exercise Science. Career options for students who complete this program include; Fitness Instructor, Fitness Director, Personal Trainer, Educator, Health Coach, Athletic Director or Administrator, and Corporate Wellness to name a few careers in this field of work.

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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 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.

GRCC In the News, 8-25-14

August 25, 2014

Tom Rademacher: Happy 100th birthday to GRCC, the ‘Little College That Could’

Aug. 24, 2014; MLive

Happy 100th Birthday to Grand Rapids Community College, which I have reason to celebrate in the name of Foosball, T.S. Eliot, Dave Clark, back handsprings, Emerson & Thoreau, countless laps in the pool, nictitating membranes, the people at 7-Up, and a certain girl named Nicki with whom I spent quality time on the roof of the Main Building.

GRCC toasts area’s philanthropic spirit as it turns 100

Aug. 22, 2014; Grand Rapids Business Journal

As Grand Rapids Community College celebrates its 100th birthday, staff and students are participating in service projects to give back to the community.

College & charter school students head back to class

Aug. 25, 2014; FOX 17

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — While the majority of public school students have one more week of summer vacation to savor, most colleges and charter school students will be heading to class Monday.

… Grand Rapids Community College is celebrating 100 years with a new partnership and new sports teams.

Declining demographic, better economy impact enrollment

Aug. 22, 2014; Grand Rapids Business Journal

Students are beginning to take their seats as college classes kick off for the fall semester, but enrollment may face challenges in the future.

… Tina Hoxie, dean of student affairs at Grand Rapids Community College, noting that Kent County’s unemployment rate is lower than the state average, said declining enrollment also can be blamed on the improving economy.

5 tips to relieve back-to-school stress from Grand Rapids native, magazine publisher

Aug. 25, 2014; MLive

WEST MICHIGAN — As parents and children prepare for the upcoming school year, magazine publisher and Grand Rapids native Debra Gano shared five tips to help relieve back-to-school anxiety.

… Gano, a Forest Hills Northern High School graduate, is the publisher and founding editor of the international self-esteem magazine, Be Your Own You, for young girls. Before joining BYOU magazine, the former actress and model taught in the fashion merchandise department at Grand Rapids Community College and was a former freelancer for The Grand Rapids Press. She now lives in Denver, Co.

Tinkerers gathering in Grand Rapids

Aug. 22, 2014; Grand Rapids Business Journal

A collection of creative thinkers, tinkerers and makers will come together Saturday and Sunday at the Grand Rapids Public Museum.

… Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire was organized by GR Makers, The Geek Group, Grand Rapids Community College, Genesis Inc. and the Grand Rapids Public Museum.

Greenwich Village Art Fair Scheduled for September

Aug. 25, 2014; WIFR

ROCKFORD (WIFR) — The 66th Greenwich Village Art Fair takes place Sept. 1314, rain or shine, on the grounds of Rockford Art Museum at Riverfront Museum Park, 711 North Main Street in downtown Rockford, Illinois. Gates are open 10 a.m.6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.5 p.m. Sunday. Admission at the gate is $5 for adults, free for children 12 and younger. Advance tickets are $3 and are available at Alpine Bank location and RAM Store. All proceeds support Rockford Art Museum programs throughout the year.

… More than 150 artists from across the nation will exhibit at this year’s fair. Types of artwork represented include paintings, jewelry, sculpture, glass, ceramics, textiles, photography, wood, mixed media and more. Artists compete for awards on the first day of the fair, where their work will be viewed by 2014 Judge Juan Fernandez, a working artist based in the Chicago suburbs and photography professor at Grand Rapids Community College in Michigan who previously taught at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb.

Striking gold with Silver Line? Grand Rapids bets $40 million on state’s first bus rapid transit system

Aug. 24, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — From the second-floor of The Rapid’s headquarters in downtown Grand Rapids, Conrad Venema looks out at U.S. 131 cutting through the heart of the city.

… The Silver Line equates to roughly $3.5 million to $4 million per mile of investment, Venema said. Grand Rapids’ Downtown Market, Van Andel Arena, DeVos Place, Grand Rapids Community College and many more housing developments and eateries lie on the route’s northern end and the hope is that the growth spreads southward.

One-time Ohio State redshirts look for big role on offense

Aug. 24, 2014; The Lantern (Ohio State University’s student newspaper)

A typical highly-touted college football recruit hopes to see the field as soon as they arrive on campus, but that doesn’t always happen.

… While Wilson is entering his true sophomore season, the other three players Meyer singled out all redshirted last year. Marshall is a redshirt-freshman, (Corey) Smith is a redshirt-junior after transferring from Grand Rapids Community College in Michigan before last season and Thomas is a redshirt-sophomore who played as a true freshman in 2012 before sitting out last year.

GRCC In the News, 8-4-14

August 4, 2014

GRCC, Davenport sign articulation agreement for health courses

Aug. 1, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – An articulation agreement aims to smooth the transfer process for Grand Rapids Community College medical assistant students who are looking to transfer to Davenport University for a health-related program.

Drivers of both vehicles involved in crash that killed Grandville High School student face charges

Aug. 1, 2014; MLive

MECOSTA COUNTY, MI — Two drivers are facing charges after a May crash that killed a Grandville high school senior and his cousin in May.

… He (Roman Aguilar-Emmons) planned to enter Grand Rapids Community College’s police academy in the fall.

GRCC In the News, 7-31-14

July 31, 2014

My Town: School agreement expected to grow West Michigan’s health industry

July 29, 2014; WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– Two West Michigan schools are teaming up to help grow West Michigan’s health industry.

Grand Rapids Community College and Davenport University have signed a deal to allow students who finish the medical assistant program at GRCC to transfer to Davenport for a health degree. As part of the seamless transfer process, students must also pass a certification exam of American Medical Technologists or the American Association of Medical Assistants.

Part science fair, part county fair, Maker Faire brings the maker movement to Grand Rapids

July 31, 2014; rapidgrowthmedia.com

Grand Rapids is a city of the arts. And through large scale events like ArtPrize and Festival of the Arts, our community is known for its creative leanings. But while vibrant murals are visibly enhancing the skyline, local innovators are injecting the sciences with a dose of imagination.

… This summer, Grand Rapids Public Museum is set to host the first annual Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire on August 30 and 31, in partnership with GR Makers, the Geek Group, Genesis Inc. and Grand Rapids Community College.

GRCC In the News, 7-28-14

July 28, 2014

GRCC, Davenport University sign articulation agreement

July 25, 2014; The Holland Sentinel

Holland, Mich. — Grand Rapids Community College and Davenport University have signed an articulation agreement that will give students who complete the medical assistant program at GRCC a seamless transfer to Davenport’s health-related programs.

Change Ups: Attorney to be installed as fellow

July 25, 2014; Grand Rapids Business Journal

David R. Fernstrum, an associate of law firm Mika, Meyers, Beckett & Jones PLC, has been elected a fellow by the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers for sustained, outstanding performance in the profession, exemplifying integrity, dedication and excellence. The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers was established in 1995 through an initiative of the Council of the Section of Labor and Employment Law of the American Bar Association. New fellows will be installed Nov. 8 in Los Angeles.

… Grand Rapids Community College is celebrating its 100th anniversary with 100 Ways To Give service projects including care packages for foster children at D.A. Blodgett-St. Johns Home, Toys For Tots, Grand Rapids Homes for Veterans and In The Image.

5 Questions: Growing companies get a boost at the MSU Bioeconomy Institute

July 26, 2014; The Holland Sentinel

Holland, Mich. — The Sentinel chatted Tuesday with Tom Guarr, who serves as director of research and development at the Michigan State University Bioeconomy Institute, 242 Howard Ave., in Holland Township.

… Q: What’s your role in operating this facility?

A: My role is to oversee the intern program, to come up with the projects and lead the students through their projects, but help them become independent researchers and further their careers. We’ve had students from Hope, GRCC, GVSU, Michigan State, Michigan, Western — a good variety of students.

Filmmakers want to shoot holiday movie starring Ed Asner, Marion Ross in Grand Rapids

July 27, 2014; MLive

The shoulders lift, compress, and gently sag. The hands clasp. What emanates from the mouth falls somewhere between sigh and prayer. And the eyes turn up as though in earnest supplication, wondering if it’s possible to actually go back to what Christmastime in downtown Grand Rapids used to be, circa 1967.

… But it’s going to depend on West Michigan moviemakers Teresa Thome and Patrick Ziegler and a cast of characters that include Ed Asner, as well as Marion Ross, who played Richie Cunningham’s mother on Happy Days.

(Article doesn’t mention it, but Teresa Thome and Patrick Ziegler are GRCC alumni.)

 

GRCC In the News, 6-9-14

June 9, 2014

More West Michigan firms partner with higher education to secure talent

June 8, 2014; mibiz.com

Talent pipelines are more than just buzzwords among West Michigan companies looking to bolster their workforce development activities.

… “I’ve never seen employers be more involved (in workforce development) or put more money on the table,” said Julie Parks, director of workforce development at Grand Rapids Community College.

Distance learning offers convenience, but it’s not for everyone

June 8, 2014; mibiz.com

There is little debate that the Internet has acted as a disruptive force for a broad range of industries, higher education included.

Like many higher education institutions around the country, West Michigan organizations such as Grand Valley State University, Calvin College and Grand Rapids Community College have begun to offer distance learning classes where students don’t need to be in a classroom. Rather, they simply need a computer with an Internet connection.

$335 million: Higher ed building projects turn to other sources of capital as state funding wanes

June 8, 2014; mibiz.com

The next year and a half is shaping up to be a busy period for higher education building projects.

… At Grand Rapids Community College, the majority of the school’s $35.3 million in capital projects are for the renovation and modernization of existing facilities. Almost every project includes upgrades to HVAC, lighting and electric services as well as exterior wall and window replacements.

The largest of the college’s ongoing projects is an approximately $15.7 million renovation of the Cook Academic Hall. This project, funded in part through a state of Michigan capital outlay, is a complete renovation, creating state-of-the-art learning spaces for nursing and allied health programs and general purpose classrooms for math, English and business.

MICHIGAN BRIEFS: Dow helps remove unwelcome abstract expressionism

June 8, 2014; Crain’s Detroit Business

… Grand Rapids Community College and Grand Valley State University signed an agreement to make it easier for students to transfer between the two institutions, The Associated Press reported.

Video: Baby falcon banded atop Kent County Courthouse

June 6, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Two baby Peregrine falcons of the estimated 12 in West Michigan received banding today from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

… The best viewing points of the nest is Crescent Park or looking west from the top of the Grand Rapids Community College parking ramp, said John Wills, a citizen activist from Grand Rapids that has been involved in falcon preservation since the ’80s.

Grads with Grit: Meet Jose

June 7, 2014; WOTV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOTV) — Jose Sanchez Bueso had a long journey before he could graduate from Wyoming High School. At the age of 15, alone, he left Honduras and journeyed to Guatemala and Mexico before finally getting to Michigan. Jose says it was a struggle because he came here not knowing any English.

He says his best advice is to tell people not to give up, you can’t get anywhere if you give up. Jose’s next step is to go to GRCC, he hopes to become a mechanical engineer.

Saranac Promise really does make a dent

June 8, 2014; WOOD TV

SARANAC, Mich. (WOOD) — A new program is helping students at Saranac Community Schools pay for their college education.

… Leighton Bell is a sophomore at Grand Rapids Community College. He works two jobs to fund his education. This year and last, he received help in the form of a $1,000 scholarship from the Promise.

Georgia Highlands College Names New President

June 7, 2014; Coosa Valley News (Rome, Ga.)

Donald J. Green, vice president for Extended and International Operations, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Mich. has been named as the next president of Georgia Highlands College in Rome by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. Green will assume his new post on Sept. 8, 2014.

… His higher education career also includes administrative and teaching posts at Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids, Mich., and Davenport University, Grand Rapids, Mich. Green also operated a consulting firm, D. Green and Associates.

 

GRCC In the News, 6-5-14

June 5, 2014

GVSU, GRCC partner on new student transfer initiative

June 4, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College and Grand Valley State University signed an agreement Wednesday that aims to make it easier for students to transfer between the two institutions.

Re-ranking Michigan’s ’10 recruiting class: Attrition buries massive group, but produces Devin Gardner, Jake Ryan

June 4, 2014; MLive

ANN ARBOR — Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose.

… (Demar) Dorsey, sadly, never did latch on anywhere else. He was unable to get into Louisville. He spent one year at Grand Rapids Community College’s now defunct program. He then committed to Hawaii, but settled at Arizona Western, where he made 12 tackles in four games. He was listed as a member of the Arena Football League’s Arizona Rattlers in 2013, but is no longer on that squad’s active roster.

GRCC In the News, 6-3-14

June 3, 2014

New agreement between GVSU, GRCC aims to improve student transfer process

May 31, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Valley State University and Grand Rapids Community College are set to sign an articulation agreement on Wednesday that aims to create a more seamless path for students to transfer between the two institutions.

Honors Program student wins Albion College scholarship

June 3, 2014
Clare Kolenda

Clare Kolenda

Congratulations to GRCC alumna Clare Kolenda, who received the Distinguished Albion College-Community College Transfer Scholarship.

The scholarship, given to one student from six local community colleges, covers 75 percent of tuition. Kolenda had to meet grade-point average requirements and undergo an interview with a selection committee.

Kolenda graduated from GRCC this spring with an associate in arts degree with the MACRAO stamp and completed the Honors Program. She plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in professional communications, with a minor in Spanish, at Albion.

“I am beyond thrilled to be transferring to Albion this fall, and cannot thank GRCC and its  Honors Program enough for preparing me not only to be able to receive this scholarship, but giving me the confidence as a student to achieve my goals,” she said.