GRCC In the News, 6-2-14

GRCC, GVSU to sign articulation agreement

May 30, 2014; The Holland Sentinel

Holland, Mich. — Grand Rapids Community College and Grand Valley State University are forming a partnership to ensure a smooth transfer process between the two schools.

Change Ups: Baker students demonstrate leadership

May 30, 2014; Grand Rapids Business Journal

… LINC Community Revitalization Inc. honored community organizations and individuals with the 2014 Community Spirit Awards. Recipients: Cornerstone Award, Cooley Law School West Michigan Public Defenders Clinic; Outstanding Collaborations Award, Grand Rapids Community College; Innovation Award, Doug and Maria DeVos Foundation; Community Spirit Award, Jerry McComb; Community Spirit Award (Youth), Israel Morales; Independent Spirit Award, Erick Picardo; and Legacy Award, retired Grand Rapids Police Chief Kevin Belk.

Urban renewal: Slow-acting antidote or huge mistake? What’s next for Calder Plaza

June 1, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — The burning question when we look at Grand Rapids urban renewal era comes down to this: Was it worth it?

… Caledonia stockbroker Frederick Fleischmann remembers walking through the tail end of urban renewal while attending class at Grand Rapids Junior College (now GRCC) and working at a West Side tool & die shop in the late ’60s.

Troubled past turns into promising future for Lakeview High School senior

May 30, 2014; The Greenville Daily News

LAKEVIEW — Bryan Guernsey’s life to date has been one rife with hard knocks.

… The work he’s been doing on the Unger cattle farm, in fact, has helped give Bryan’s life an entirely new direction. He plans to get an apartment in Grand Rapids this fall and attend Grand Rapids Community College where he will study agricultural science.

Graduation 2014: West Ottawa High School

June 1, 2014; The Holland Sentinel

Holland, Mich. — What are you looking forward to now that you have graduated?

“I’m looking forward to going to GRCC and getting my two years and then transferring to Western and just kinda enjoying my summer.” — Elizabeth Izaguirre

Exercise for aging adults

May 30, 2014; WZZM

(GRCC instructor Jocelyn Bunce appears in a segment on fitness tips for older people.)

Festival of the Arts 2014 Regional Art Exhibition opens today with 288 works

May 30, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Grand Rapids’ 45th annual Festival of the Arts is a week away, but the 2014 Regional Art Exhibition opens tonight at Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts.

… Nick Antonakis, professor of painting and drawing and head of the visual arts department at Grand Rapids Community College, was juror for painting, drawing and prints.

Finalist Named for Next GHC President

May 30, 2014; Coosa Valley News (Rome, Ga.)

Board of Regents Chair Philip Wilheit Sr. and University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby has announced the three finalist that will take over as the next president of Georgia Highlands College. The recommended finalist are; Anita K. Bowles, vice president for Academic Affairs, Spartanburg Methodist College, Spartanburg, S.C. Donald J. Green, vice president for Extended and International Operations, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Mich. And, Al M. Panu, senior vice president for University Affairs, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, Ga.

… Green has served as both Vice Chancellor and Vice President at Ferris State, leading a number of administrative units. Ferris State is comprised of its Big Rapids main campus and 19 satellite locations throughout Michigan. 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. Green holds a bachelor of arts degree from Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich., a master`s degree in labor and human resource management from Ohio State University, Columbus and an Ed.D. in educational leadership from Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Mich.

Union baseball coach wishes there was another Buurstra brother

May 30, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS — When filling out his lineup cards this spring, there were two specific non-vowel letters that Grand Rapids Union baseball coach Mike Eddington penciled in more than any others. They were the letters B and R, which just happen to represent the first two letters in brother.

… A three-sport standout at Union who also played football and basketball Brad will be attending Grand Rapids Community College and continue his baseball career there.

 

Employees asked to wear college gear

Please join us on Thursday, March 20th in wearing clothing from a 4-year institution (sweatshirt, shirt, etc.) If you don’t have any, GRCC gear would be fine as well! We are hoping all employees will help us send the message to our students that completing their degree/certificate is key and that we encourage them to transfer! While wearing your sweatshirt (and jeans are appropriate/approved on these days as well), engage with students in conversation about their plans to complete and/or transfer. A little encouragement and discussion with employees can go a long way for our students!

We are asking students to complete their graduation audits by Friday, April 4th and Grad Fest will be held on Tuesday, April 8th in the SCC Multi-purpose room from 10 am – 6 pm. Students can come at any time.

Any questions, please contact Liz Tyrell in Student Life (x4160).

GRCC In the News, 3-13-14

Construction industry connects at summit

March 12, 2014; Grand Rapids Business Journal

The West Michigan Construction Summit is back tomorrow.

The second-annual event, which gives skilled-trades suppliers the opportunity to network with buyers and project managers, will be held from 2-5 p.m. at Grand Rapids Community College’s Sneden Hall.

Chef Donald Ram’s passions for food and teaching combine in his Job Corps service

March 4, 2014; uixgrandrapids.com

Years ago, when Donald Ram got his first degree, he thought he would be happy confined to a somewhat isolated life of working with new technology. That was when his true calling started to come into focus.

… Ram attended Grand Rapids Community College’s Secchia Institute of Culinary Education, but lest his story continue to ease along like some dream vacation, it eventually presented him with a challenge.

Behind the scenes of ‘American Idol’ with Grand Rapids contestant Maurice Townsend

March 12, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Grand Rapids native Maurice Townsend will be watching “American Idol” on television from home tonight, just like you and me.

(Article doesn’t mention it, but Maurice Townsend is a former GRCC student.)

Human trafficking panel to present facts, ensure crime is ‘Hidden No More’

March 12, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — An upcoming panel aims to educate people about the reality of human trafficking in Michigan.

… The panel will feature Chief Deputy Carol Isaacs from the Michigan State Attorney General’s Office, State Sen. Judy Emmons (R-Sheridan), Leslie King of Sacred Beginnings, Becky McDonald from Woman at Risk International and Andy Soper from the Manassah Project. WZZM-13 weekend morning anchor Jennifer Pascua will moderate.

(Article doesn’t mention it, but Leslie King is a former GRCC student.)

GRCC transfer set for role as GVSU starter

March 12, 2014; The Lanthorn (GVSU student newspaper)

The acquisition of an offseason power arm was paramount for the No. 11 Grand Valley State University baseball team, and coach Jamie Detillion found one just a few minutes down Lake Michigan Drive.

Aaron Jensen, a 6-foot-6 right-hander with a mitt-breaking fastball, transferred from Grand Rapids Community College after the 2013 season and has since hurled his way into the rotation as one of the teams most trusted starters.

Employees asked to wear college gear

Please join us on Monday, March 17th and Thursday, March 20th in wearing clothing from a 4-year institution (sweatshirt, shirt, etc.) If you don’t have any, GRCC gear would be fine as well! We are hoping all employees will help us send the message to our students that completing their degree/certificate is key and that we encourage them to transfer! While wearing your sweatshirt (and jeans are appropriate/approved on these days as well), engage with students in conversation about their plans to complete and/or transfer. A little encouragement and discussion with employees can go a long way for our students!

We are asking students to complete their graduation audits by Friday, April 4th and Grad Fest will be held on Tuesday, April 8th in the SCC Multi-purpose room from 10 am – 6 pm. Students can come at any time.

Any questions, please contact Liz Tyrell in Student Life (x4160).

GRCC In the News, 3-3-14

More than 50 businesses participating in GRCC job fair

March 1, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – A Grand Rapids Community College job fair on March 11 will feature 59 employers representing industries ranging from manufacturing to health care and government.

GRCC hosting annual Latino Youth Conference ; more than 1,000 eighth-graders expected to attend

March 1, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College will host its annual Latino Youth Conference on Tuesday, an event that features workshops in leadership, education, self-esteem and career preparation.

Delta part of auto training articulation agreement

March 2, 2014; Midland Daily News

Five Michigan community colleges, including Delta College, have joined together to create a pilot program that will allow students in automotive technology programs to transfer among the schools with no loss of credits or repetition of course work as they pursue their certifications and degrees.

The Automotive Technology Articulation Agreement will allow students in automotive technology programs to transfer among Delta College, Grand Rapids Community College, Lansing Community College, Montcalm Community College and Mott Community College. Automotive technology programs were chosen for the pilot because they already adhere to nationally recognized automotive technician training standards.

Dee Dee Bridgewater: Passionate and poised with Grand Rapids Symphony

March 2, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Dee Dee Bridgewater, who starred in the Broadway show, “The Wiz,” as Glinda the Good Witch, got to sing one of the musical’s showstoppers, “If You Believe.”

… Duane Davis, retired director of vocal music at Grand Rapids Community College, organizer of the Grand Rapids Community Chorus, led the 68 voices and orchestra in his arrangements of a couple of old-school gospel tunes, including a powerful version of James Cleveland’s “Let Him in Today.”

Shirley Daniels, 88, worked her way up from serving salads to serving as a community leader

Feb. 28, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Shirley Daniels, a tenacious, elegant and community-minded pioneer, worked her way up from serving salads to serving as a leader on boards and institutions. Daniels died Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at the age of 88.

… While there, she began attending Grand Rapids Junior College at night. She wrote her first assignments on paper bags, so her GM co-workers presented her with a new typewriter.

LaughFest 2014: Clean laughs, dirty words, sunglasses in the dark, underwear outdoors

March 3, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Gilda Radner, battling ovarian cancer, lost her funny for a while only to find it again.

… Days before LaughFest opens, tickets no longer are available for 29 events including Gaffigan’s show in Grand Rapids Community College’s Ford Fieldhouse on March 7.

Sharks sweep Panthers

March 3, 2014; Highlands Today (Sebring, Fla.)

AVON PARK – Just when South Florida State thought it was safe to go back in the water, the Miami Dade College Sharks came swimming into town.

… The Panthers host Grand Rapids Community College Tuesday afternoon at 5 p.m. SFSC opens conference play on March 20, when St. Petersburg College comes to Panther Field.

No. 2 UWF continues its roll

March 2, 2014; Pensacola News Journal (Fla.)

Both starting pitchers delivered strong performances as the No. 2 University of West Florida baseball team won a doubleheader Saturday against Christian Brothers in Memphis, Tenn.

… The Pirates beat Grand Rapids Community College 16-3 in the first game, then beat Kalamazoo Valley Community College 6-3 in the second game.

TCC Baseball Completes Sweep of Chatt Valley

March 2, 2014; WCTV

Tallahassee – A passed ball in the bottom of the eighth inning allowed Quincy Nieporte to race home from third with what proved to be the winning run and help NJCAA No. 16/FCSAA No. 4 Tallahassee Community College complete an improbable comeback in a 12-11 win over NJCAA No. 5 Chattahoochee Valley (Ala.) Community College on Sunday afternoon at Eagle Field.

… Now 17-5, the Eagles will host Grand Rapids (Mich.) Community College for a four-game series. The teams will play doubleheaders on Monday and Tuesday. The action begins at 3:30 p.m. both days.

Lady Cougars Participate in Hunger Games Food Drive

Feb. 28, 2014; comvoicesonline.com

KALAMAZOO (MICH.)-The Kalamazoo Valley Community College Lady Cougars basketball team did its part to fight hunger in the Kalamazoo community. The team participated in the Michigan Community College Athletic Associations First Annual MCCAA Hunger Games, aiding food banks in the 19 communities of MCCAA schools.

… Kalamazoo Valley’s Hunger Game collection date was held on Jan. 29 during the home game against Grand Rapids Community College. Donations were given to Kalamazoo’s Loaves and Fishes food bank. “Our basketball team collected enough food to fill a grocery cart and then some, and there was also at least $40 in monetary donation given as well,” said Maureen Brown, Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach.

GRCC In the News, 2-24-14

GRCC promoting the value of internships, co-op jobs

Feb. 21, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – More than 400 Grand Rapids Community College students were involved in internships or co-op jobs last year, officials announced Friday, Feb. 21.

5 community colleges to let auto students transfer

Feb. 22, 2014; The Kansas City Star

LANSING, Mich. — Five Michigan community colleges are partnering on a pilot program to let students in automotive technology programs transfer among the schools without losing credits or having to repeat course work.

Delta College, Grand Rapids Community College, Lansing Community College, Montcalm Community and Mott Community Colleges have signed the agreement. It was announced Friday by Nigel Francis, the state’s senior automotive adviser.

Higher education giving reaches record levels

Feb. 21, 2014; Grand Rapids Business Journal

The record high in charitable giving to colleges and universities is proving that people and organizations do, in fact, value education but maybe not as many of them.

… The amount of financial contributions to U.S. academic institutions in 2013 did not surprise Donald MacKenzie, executive director of the Grand Rapids Community College Foundation.

Muskegon’s Dancing with the Local Stars has all the right moves

Feb. 22, 2014; MLive

MUSKEGON, MI — The crowd ended up on its feet dancing, thousands of dollars were collected for food pantries and few people seemed to enjoy themselves more than the performers doing the actual work.

… Dancing with the Local Stars 2014 Participants:

… Heather Sandberg (star), deputy chief of staff for U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga, with Patrick Johnson (pro), a Grand Rapids Community College dance faculty instructor, co-owner of PT Arts, LLC Consulting and director of West MI Flight Academy

Kalamazoo Valley women’s basketball move into first place in MCCAA with 62-56 win over No. 6 Lake Michigan

Feb. 22, 2014; MLive

Coach Ron Welch was pretty sure that the drubbing that his team took earlier this league season at Lake Michigan was an anomaly. Today they proved it with a gritty 62-56 win over the No. 6-ranked Redhawks to move into first place in the Western conference of the MCCAA by a half game.

… “It’s a good day to be a Cougar!” exclaimed Welch. “I’m really proud of this group. That’s a terrific basketball team we beat today. Our effort was awesome! I wouldn’t be surprised to see a rematch down the road in post season, but today we’re going to enjoy this one, then focus on GRCC.”

GRCC In the News, 2-21-14

Local college, university to offer exercise science program

Feb. 21, 2014; The Holland Sentinel

Holland, Mich. — Grand Rapids Community College and Grand Valley State University recently signed an agreement to help students transfer to GVSU’s clinical exercise science program. Students can complete the first two years of the exercise science program at GRCC, finish at GVSU and earn a bachelor’s degree. GRCC courses offer instruction in exercise, nutrition, weight control and stress management. Students will also learn how to improve workplace safety and wellness practices. For more information: grcc.edu; gvsu.edu.

Center of African American Art: Black history is everyone’s history

Feb. 21, 2014; The Holland Sentinel

Holland, Mich. — Holland’s Center of African American Art & History is a bit misunderstood.

… The largest gallery currently hosts (through March) “Haiku Middle Passage,” a text-and-art installation by Grand Rapids Community College English Professor Mursulata Muhammad. She sent haikus to various artists asking for visual responses, and the topics range from the U.S. slavery experience to modern-day human trafficking.

College notes: Joel Rietsema goes from MIAA’s top 800 runner to one of the guys at GVSU track

Feb. 20, 2014; MLive

… WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

… Sara Karamol, Grand Rapids Community College: She scored 15 points in a 68-51 win over Ancilla College on Feb. 15. Karamol (Rockford), a 5-foot-9 freshman forward, averages 8.9 points and 8.0 rebounds for the Raiders (7-13, 6-6 MCCAA). In that win, teammate Danielle Harrison (GR Forest Hills Northern) had 12 points and 13 rebounds.

… BASEBALL

… Mike Cupples, Grand Rapids Community College: GRCC, coached by Cupples, is ranked 17th in the NJCAA Division II preseason poll. The Raiders, who won the NJCAA Region XII Tournament and qualified for the National Tournament last year, finished the season with a 28-28 record.

GRCC In the News, 2-20-14

How GRCC students perform after transferring to four-year schools

Feb. 29, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Here’s one trend Grand Rapids Community College is proud of: Its students are continuing to perform better at the four-year universities they transfer to.

GVSU, GRCC partner on exercise science program

Feb. 29, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College and Grand Valley State University have partnered to make it easier for students to transfer between the two institutions and earn a bachelor’s degree in clinical exercise science.

Some college students could get part of possible $15 million Higher One settlement

Feb. 20, 2014; MLive

LANSING — College students at a number of institutions across Michigan are potentially in line to benefit from a settlement in a multi-state class action lawsuit against a Connecticut financial services company.

… In Michigan, the company has partnered with Wayne State University, Eastern Michigan University, Baker College, Lansing Community College, Macomb Community College, Grand Rapids Community College, Aquinas College, Davenport University, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Muskegon Community College, Spring Arbor University, St. Clair County Community College, North Central Michigan College and Madonna University.

‘American Idol’ Season 13: The Top 10 men are revealed

Feb. 19, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Rush Week.

… And it was a deep cut that included Grand Rapids native Maurice Townsend leaving the show on Wednesday, Feb. 19. He was one of five men who didn’t get their chance to perform, and after taking time from their families, traveling, rehearsing, and anxiously waiting, did it for the chance to basically have a backstage pass to someone else’s show.

(Article doesn’t mention it, but Maurice Townsend is a former GRCC student.)

Transfer forum scheduled for January 31

As part of our initiative to further the Completion Agenda at GRCC, and specifically to improve our students’ transfer rates, we are offering the last of three Transfer Forums for faculty and staff at the College this Friday, January 31 from 9:00 to 12:00 in the Multipurpose Room of the Student Center (234 SSC).

This interactive session is designed to provide information to faculty and staff about:

  • how to create and align curricula that improve students’ transfer opportunities.
  • how to use advising resources and strategies to improve students’ transition to four-year schools.

The session is also designed to gather ideas about how we can improve transfer at GRCC.

Coffee and a continental breakfast will be served. You do not have to rsvp, but it would be appreciated. Just email Amy Kirkbride at akirkbride@grcc.edu.

If full-time faculty attendees wish, they may receive 3 hours of College Service for their participation in this forum.

Transfer forum scheduled for January 31

As part of our initiative to further the Completion Agenda at GRCC, and specifically to improve our students’ transfer rates, we are offering the last of three Transfer Forums for faculty and staff at the College this Friday, January 31 from 9:00 to 12:00 in the Multipurpose Room of the Student Center (234 SSC).

This interactive session is designed to provide information to faculty and staff about:

  • how to create and align curricula that improve students’ transfer opportunities.
  • how to use advising resources and strategies to improve students’ transition to four-year schools.

The session is also designed to gather ideas about how we can improve transfer at GRCC.

Coffee and a continental breakfast will be served. You do not have to rsvp, but it would be appreciated. Just email Amy Kirkbride at akirkbride@grcc.edu.

If full-time faculty attendees wish, they may receive 3 hours of College Service for their participation in this forum.

GRCC to host transfer forums

As part of our initiative to further the Completion Agenda at GRCC, and specifically to improve our students’ transfer rates, we are offering several Transfer Forums for faculty and staff at the College.

These interactive sessions are designed to provide information to faculty and staff about:

  • how to create and align curricula that improve students’ transfer opportunities.
  • how to use advising resources and strategies to improve students’ transition to four-year schools.

The sessions are also designed to gather ideas about how we can improve transfer at GRCC.

The second forum is Friday, January 17 from 1:00 to 4:00 in the Multipurpose Room of the Student Center (Rm 234).

Refreshments will be served. You do not have to rsvp, but it would be appreciated. Just email Amy Kirkbride at akirkbride@grcc.edu.

If full-time faculty attendees wish, they may receive 3 hours of College Service for their participation in a forum.

GRCC to host transfer forums

As part of our initiative to further the Completion Agenda at GRCC, and specifically to improve our students’ transfer rates, we are offering several Transfer Forums for faculty and staff at the College.

These interactive sessions are designed to provide information to faculty and staff about:

  • how to create and align curricula that improve students’ transfer opportunities.
  • how to use advising resources and strategies to improve students’ transition to four-year schools.

The sessions are also designed to gather ideas about how we can improve transfer at GRCC.

The second forum is Friday, January 17 from 1:00 to 4:00 in the Multipurpose Room of the Student Center (Rm 234).

Refreshments will be served. You do not have to rsvp, but it would be appreciated. Just email Amy Kirkbride at akirkbride@grcc.edu.

If full-time faculty attendees wish, they may receive 3 hours of College Service for their participation in a forum.

GRCC In the News, 12-12-13

GRCC and Cornerstone University partner to smooth student transfer process

Dec. 11, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College wants to make it easier for students to transfer to Cornerstone University.

New Career Liaison Program Prepares Students For Training After High School

Dec. 11, 2013; CBS Detroit

LANSING (WWJ) — A partnership of the Michigan Economic Development Corp. and a network of community colleges will promote training opportunities for in-demand careers to Michigan high school students.

… The regional career liaisons will be housed at Alpena Community College, Bay de Noc Community College, Delta College, Grand Rapids Community College, Jackson College, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Lansing Community College, Mott Community College, North Central Michigan College, and The Workforce Intelligence Network.

Delta College sees five-game winning streak snapped by winless rival

Dec. 11, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS — Delta College’s winning streak couldn’t survive a road trip.

After five consecutive victories vaulted the Pioneers to the verge of a top-20 NJCAA women’s basketball ranking, they suffered a tough 52-50 setback at previously winless Grand Rapids Community College on Wednesday.

Jackson State scores CB recruit Porter Jr.

Dec. 11, 2013; The Clarion Ledger (Jackson, Miss.)

Robert Porter Jr. first learned of Jackson State through a video his coaches showed.

The video was an ESPN feature on former JSU quarterback Casey Therriault. Porter, a Roseville, Mich., native, played at Grand Rapids Community College, the same program Therriault JSU’s record holder in single-season passing yards (3,791) played at before transferring to Jackson State.

GRCC In the News, 12-11-13

See GRCC’s transfer rate, what 4-year schools enroll most of its former students

Dec. 10, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College’s transfer rate is slightly higher than the national benchmark, according to a new report by the college.

GRCC hosts certification classes for spinning instructors

Dec. 10, 2013; News International

Dec. 9, 2013 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Area fitness professionals can add spinning classes to their skill sets after attending certification training Dec. 7 at Grand Rapids Community College.

Molly Maynard named NAIA All-American

Dec. 10, 2013; MLive

Grand Rapids, MI — Aquinas College women’s volleyball player Molly Maynard has been honored by the NAIA as an All-American. The junior from Williamston was named to the All-America Honorable Mention team.

… Maynard was also named First-Team All-WHAC and was named the conference “Newcomer of the Year” after transferring from Grand Rapids Community College. Molly helped the Saints to a 25-10 record and WHAC semi-final appearance this season.

Delta College garnering national attention after sweeping Lynn Conway Classic

Dec. 10, 2013; MLive

UNIVERSITY CENTER — The Delta College women’s basketball team is now on the national radar.

… Although the Pioneers (7-1) didn’t crack the top 20, they sit just on the outside and have a chance to make some more noise Wednesday, Dec. 11 when they travel to Grand Rapids Community College.

Transfer forums scheduled

As part of the Division of Academic and Student Affairs’ initiative to further the Completion Agenda at GRCC, and specifically to improve our students’ transfer rates, we are offering three Transfer Forums for faculty and staff at the College. These interactive three-hour sessions are designed to provide information to faculty and staff about how to create curricular connections that improve transfer and how to use advising resources and strategies to improve students’ transition to four-year schools. The sessions are also designed to gather ideas about how as a College we can improve transfer.

The first forum is today – Monday, December 2 – from 3:00 to 6:00 in 108 Sneden.

Refreshments will be served. You do not have to rsvp, but it would be appreciated. Just email Amy Kirkbride at akirkbride@grcc.edu.

If full-time faculty attendees wish, they may receive 3 hours of College Service for their participation in a forum.