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Recap: Learning Center Open House a Success

November 14, 2018

The Learning Center’s Third Annual Open House was a tremendous success on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. During the event, students, faculty, and staff visited the various departments in the building and enjoyed food, treats, and refreshments. Stations were provided in the Library & Learning Commons, Academic Support & Tutoring Services, Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion, and Media Technologies. Special thanks go to Brian Morris and the GRCC Guitar Ensemble for providing a music concert during the event. Thanks also go out to all of the staff who made this wonderful event possible.

Our gracious sponsors donated many prizes for the event. Our sponsors included: GRCC Bookstore, Lake Michigan Credit Union, Art & Bevs (Culinary Arts Program), Raider Grill & Quiet Cafe, Subway, & Patatas. Our prize winners may pick up their prizes from the Library Circulation Desk:

  • Katherine Cussimanio
  • Yaylin Lopez
  • Olivia Kunnen
  • Elizabeth Hamilton
  • Ray Nielson
  • Yahntea Weaver
  • Sylvia Parham
  • Maria Hurtado
  • Olive Uwahoro
  • Jonah Craker
  • Chandler Michalsky
  • Ben Ferrell
  • Asadullah Ali

3rd Annual Learning Center Open House

November 9, 2018

All students, faculty & staff are invited to the 3rd Annual Learning Center Open House on Tuesday, November 13, from 11:30 – 1:30. Come and eat a mobile lunch with us as you visit each department in the building!

Third Annual Learning Center Open House. Tuesday, Nov. 13 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Learning Center. All-campus event! Students, faculty, and staff welcome. Visit Media Technologies, Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion, Academic Support and Tutoring Services, and the Library and Learning Commons. Free food • Live music • Prize giveaways

Exam Cram starts today

December 4, 2017

Tell your students about the library’s Exam Cram!

Exam Cram at the GRCC Library. Mon.-Sun., Dec. 4-10: Free snacks, quiet and group study spaces, coloring stations for stress relief. Plus on Sat. and Sun., Dec. 9-10: Drop-in tutoring sessions (limited subjects), extended hours from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. No registration needed. Library fines waived during Exam Cram! GRCC. Sponsored by the Library and Learning Commons, Academic Support & Testing Services, and Student Alliance.

Exam Cram includes snacks, tutoring

November 29, 2017

Tell your students about the library’s Exam Cram!

Exam Cram at the GRCC Library. Mon.-Sun., Dec. 4-10: Free snacks, quiet and group study spaces, coloring stations for stress relief. Plus on Sat. and Sun., Dec. 9-10: Drop-in tutoring sessions (limited subjects), extended hours from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. No registration needed. Library fines waived during Exam Cram! GRCC. Sponsored by the Library and Learning Commons, Academic Support & Testing Services, and Student Alliance.

Library hosts open house

November 28, 2017

Students, faculty and staff are invited to the 2nd Annual Learning Center Open House on Tuesday, December 5, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m..

Light food, beverages, goodies, and entertainment will be offered in the Library, the Center for Equity & Inclusion, and Media Technologies – plus –  upstairs in Academic Support & Tutoring Services. Visit each space for a chance to win prizes.

Receive an extra entry for prizes if you donate items to the Learning Center Food Pantry or if you donate a new or used paperback for avid readers at the Kent County Jail.

2nd Annual Learning Center Open House. Tuesday, December 5, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Learning Center/LRC (#10 on campus map). All-Campus Event! Students, faculty, and staff welcome. Free food and beverages served. Enjoy GRCC’s Guitar Ensemble. Prizes! Bring an item for the Learning Center food pantry or a new or used paperback book to go to Kent County Jail inmates for an extra prize entry. Visit Media Technologies, Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion, Academic Support and Tutoring Services, Library and Learning Commons. GRCC.

Tutor recommendations needed

November 28, 2017

The end of the semester is quickly approaching and we are starting preparations for the Winter 2018 semester.

The GRCC faculty are the primary source for tutor recommendations, we appreciate your help and thank you for your continuing support. We are reaching out again and asking for assistance in identifying potential tutors. Please take a moment and consider the students enrolled in your classes. Are there a few you would recommend as a tutor?

Students who tutor must have an overall G.P.A. of 3.0 and a 3.0 G.P.A. in the subjects they wish to tutor. If you have a potential tutor in mind, you may use one of the following methods to submit a recommendation:

We are asking that you submit these recommendations by Friday, December 1, 2017. We will contact the recommended students, explain our tutor selection process and invite them to schedule a job interview.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Don Van Oeveren by phone: 234-3684 or by e-mail: dvanoeve@grcc.edu

Learning Center Open House prizes announced

December 8, 2016

Thanks to all who attended the Learning Center Open House and to generous donors who provided prizes for the door prizes!

More than 250 people enjoyed a hot chili bar, BBQ meatballs, a hot chocolate and cappuccino bar, a cookie decorating station, popcorn, and more. The GRCC Acoustical Guitar ensemble, led by Professor Brian Morris, provided superb entertainment. And, now, what you’ve been waiting for … the winners are:

  • Kyle Lamos- $100 VISA Gift Card – Learning Center Building Partners
  • Shelsy Deleon Lopez – Celebration Cinema Prize Package
  • Taylor Mrozinski – Art & Bev’s Gift Card
  • Debra Snow – Art & Bev’s Gift Card
  • Tess Dodd – Art & Bev’s Gift Card
  • Joseluis Alonzo – El Barrio Gift Card
  • Sendy Lopez – El Barrio Gift Card
  • Yerry Escobar – Fulton Street Farmers Market Tokens
  • Toryanna DeYoung – Fulton Street Farmers Market Tokens
  • Lyssa Thoms – GRCC Bookstore Gift Card
  • Ijunanyah Liburd – GRCC Bookstore Gift Card
  • Travis Steffens – GRCC Creative Dining Gift Card
  • Michael Passer – GRCC Creative Dining Gift Card
  • Lauren Helsen – GRCC Creative Dining Gift Card
  • Kimesha Clarke – Grand Coney Gift Card
  • Pete Lewandoski – Little Caesars Gift Card
  • Michelle Wingeier – LMCU Visa Gift Card
  • Kendra Preston – Schuler Books Gift Card – Mary Manguse, Alumni Supporter
  • Vivian Herring – Subway / Patatas Gift Card – Avery Sedore
  • Lillian White – Subway / Patatas Gift Card – Avery Sedore
  • Caleb McGraw – Subway / Patatas Gift Card – Avery Sedore
  • Jason Natte – Subway / Patatas Gift Card – Avery Sedore

The Open House was hosted by the Academic Support and Tutoring Services, Library and Learning Commons, Media Technologies, and the Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion.

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Learning Center hosts open house on Dec. 6

November 29, 2016

All students, faculty and staff are invited to the Learning Center Open House on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.  Please visit us at food and beverage stations throughout the Learning Center building.

  • Library & Learning Commons – 1st floor
  • Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion – 1st floor
  • Media Technologies – 1st floor
  • Academic Support and Tutoring Services – 2nd floor

Learning Center Open House. Tuesday, December 6, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Faculty, staff and students welcome. Food and beverages served. Visit Media Technologies, Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion, Academic Support and Tutoring Services, Library and Learning Commons. GRCC.

Tutor recommendations due by Nov. 21

November 15, 2016

The end of the fall semester is quickly approaching and we are starting preparations for the winter 2017 semester.

The GRCC faculty are the primary source for tutor recommendations; we appreciate your help and thank you for your continuing support. We are reaching out again and asking for assistance in identifying potential tutors. Please take a moment and consider the students enrolled in your classes. Are there a few you would recommend as a tutor?

Students who tutor must have an overall GPA of 3.0 and a 3.0 GPA in the subjects they wish to tutor. If you have a potential tutor in mind, you may use one of the following methods to submit a recommendation:

  1. The online submission form is available at  www.grcc.edu/TutorRec
  2. You can download a copy of the Tutor Recommendation form at www.grcc.edu/TutorRecForm and return it to our office – Academic Support& Tutoring Services, room 232 LRC.
  3. Request a copy of the Tutor Recommendation form be sent to you. Send your request to: dvanoeve@grcc.edu

We are asking that you submit these recommendations by Monday, Nov. 21, 2016. We will contact the recommended students, explain our tutor selection process and invite them to schedule a job interview.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Don VanOeveren by phone, 234-3684, or by e-mail at dvanoeve@grcc.edu .

Tutor recommendations needed

November 7, 2016

The end of the fall semester is quickly approaching and we are starting preparations for the winter 2017 semester.

The GRCC faculty are the primary source for tutor recommendations; we appreciate your help and thank you for your continuing support. We are reaching out again and asking for assistance in identifying potential tutors. Please take a moment and consider the students enrolled in your classes. Are there a few you would recommend as a tutor?

Students who tutor must have an overall GPA of 3.0 and a 3.0 GPA in the subjects they wish to tutor. If you have a potential tutor in mind, you may use one of the following methods to submit a recommendation:

  1. The online submission form is available at  www.grcc.edu/TutorRec
  2. You can download a copy of the Tutor Recommendation form at www.grcc.edu/TutorRecForm and return it to our office – Academic Support& Tutoring Services, room 232 LRC.
  3. Request a copy of the Tutor Recommendation form be sent to you. Send your request to: dvanoeve@grcc.edu

We are asking that you submit these recommendations by Monday, Nov. 21, 2016. We will contact the recommended students, explain our tutor selection process and invite them to schedule a job interview.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Don VanOeveren by phone, 234-3684, or by e-mail at dvanoeve@grcc.edu .

Raider Salute to tutor trainers, Creative Dining

August 26, 2016

Academic Support & Tutoring Services would like to send out a Raider Salute to Barb Bouthillier, Tamber Bustance, Hilda Martinez-Gutierrez, Erendida Eduvina Erazo Alas, Cedric Ingram and Soyla Lange, Deb Perkins, Toni Garcia, Kelly Kozloski, Grace Blanchard and Eddie Blanchard for presenting at the August Tutor Training, which was held last Monday and Tuesday at the Calkins Science Center.  Additional Raider Salutes go out to Keaton Krupa, Cierra Conley and Iesa Gonzales for catering our event and being so flexible with a last-minute change of schedule. Thank you to all!

Academic Support provides tutor training

August 25, 2016

On August 22 and 23, Academic Support & Tutoring Services offered its semiannual Tutor Training to over 70 tutors.

On the first day of the event, new tutors experienced a “Role of the Tutor” session presented by Don VanOeveren, a session exploring the 12 Steps of Tutoring presented by Dan Sullivan, a scavenger hunt of the different tutoring centers on campus, and an interactive tutoring scenarios session facilitated by Holly Christopher and Colleen Copus.

On the second day, all tutors participated in an “Unintentional Bias” session presented by Tamber Bustance, Hilda Martinez-Gutierrez, Erendida Eduvina Erazo Alas, Cedric Ingram and Soyla Lange; a “Working with Nontraditional Students” presentation by Dan Sullivan; and a “Mindsets” presentation by Barb Bouthillier.

Tutors achieve certification

A total of 13 tutors fulfilled the training, experience and other requirements for College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA) Level I certification.  CRLA is a national organization of student-oriented professionals active in the fields of reading, learning assistance, developmental education, tutoring, and mentoring at the college/adult level. The Academic Support & Tutoring Services would like to recognize the following tutors for completing College Reading & Learning Association Level I certification during the Winter 2016 and Summer 2016 semesters.

ATC Tutorial and Open Computer Lab:

  • Brian Haugen
  • Ryan Heintzleman
  • Julie Reyers

Appointment Based Tutoring/The P.L.A.C.E.:

  • Kelly Burrows
  • Allison DeGraaf
  • Tristan Dicesare
  • Winter Selley
  • Arvinder Singh

Biology Learning Center:

  • Mona Riswadkar
  • Amber Westfield

Business Tutorial & Computer Lab:

  • Grady Thiesen

Mathematics Tutorial Lab:

  • Margaret Minnema
  • Katrina Teunis

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Welcome to the World, Edward Brian Daily!

May 23, 2016

Brian Daily, of the business tutoring lab, and his wife, Sarah, are happy to announce the birth of their baby boy, Edward Brian!  He was born at 7:37am on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 and weighed in at 8 pounds, 10 ounces while measuring 22 inches in length.  His big sister, Nina, has given him his first nickname, “Jingle Bells.”

Both mother and baby are doing great!

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Retirement reception for Jeff Stone scheduled for April 22

April 21, 2016

A retirement reception in honor of Jeff Stone, Calculus & Physical Sciences Tutorial Coordinator, Academic Support & Tutoring Services, will be held 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Friday, April 22 in the Calkins Science Center, 1st floor, Rooms 125/127. Refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome.

Retirement reception for Jeff Stone scheduled for April 22

April 18, 2016

A retirement reception in honor of Jeff Stone, Calculus & Physical Sciences Tutorial Coordinator, Academic Support & Tutoring Services, will be held 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Friday, April 22 in the Calkins Science Center, 1st floor, Rooms 125/127. Refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome.