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Winter orientation begins October 10 in new location

October 4, 2017

Winter orientations begin Tuesday, October 10. All winter start orientations will be held in the Applied Technology Center. If you encounter a lost student who is here for new student orientation, please direct them to room 168 ATC. We will be in 168 for the first 45 minutes of every orientation — from there, we will visit the computer labs in ATC.

If you have encountered lost students in the past, and it would be helpful to have a cell phone contact, please reach out to Evan Macklin for his cell phone number.

Thank you!

GRCC In the News, 6-5-17

June 5, 2017

Change Ups: Wolverine earns historic preservation award

June 2, 2017; Grand Rapids Business Journal

… The following Grand Rapids Community College teams were winners at the recent MWest Challenge student venture competition: Shelby Rose received $1,500 as the second-place winner of the Innovation Showcase People’s Choice Award; Mark Saint Amour and Andrew Johnson won a $750 Impact Award; and Rebecca Peterman won the $500 Impact Award for Wholesome Eats.

Painkillers, heroin take lives of 84 in Kent Co. in 2015

June 2, 2017; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — They were strangers on earth, but dozens of people who died in 2015 will be forever connected by the way their lives ended.

… Among them were a 20-year-old Grand Rapids Community College student who first tried painkillers with friends as a teen, a 24-year-old man whose got hooked on pain meds after a snowboarding injury, a 25-year-old man who started experimenting with pills and pot with friend in his teen years  and a 30-year-old mom who according to an aunt began experimenting early in life in an effort to escape a tough childhood.

Local student, entrepreneur open Monster Graphics Studio

June 3, 2017; The Holland Sentinel

Belicia Hernandez wears a number of hats.

It is a list that starts with her being a college student at Grand Rapids Community College. Along with that, she coaches eighth grade volleyball at a local school. Lastly, she is also a business owner.

#accepted

June 2, 2017; schoolnewsnetwork.org (Kent Intermediate School District newsletter)

Godwin Heights Public Schools, MI — Senior D’Nyszha Brand was accepted into six colleges: Baker College, Ferris State University, Wayne State University, Grand Rapids Community College, Aquinas College and Western Michigan University.

New student orientation kicks off today

May 2, 2017

Our large group orientations begin today! We will be welcoming 150 students and their guests to campus on Tuesday, May 2, to kick off the orientation season.  Orientation on Tuesday begins at 12:30.  Our ambassadors will be directing our guests around campus and you will recognize them by their matching blue polo shirts.  Should you encounter any lost students, please give them a warm GRCC welcome, and direct them to the Raider Grille.  Orientations will take place twice a week, every week, but the days and time will vary; however ,they will always kick off in the Raider Grille.  All sessions are in 25Live.  Thank you all for helping us welcome our new Fall students to campus!

Admissions and Enrollment to host high school counselors on Feb. 10

February 9, 2017

Admissions & Enrollment is hosting our annual High School Counselor Update Breakfast on Friday, February 10th. The event will take place in the Preschool multipurpose room beginning at 8 a.m. We have communicated the location and directions with the attendees and will have signs and staff directing attendees to that location. But we did want to make all staff aware, just in case someone gets lost and shows up in your office.  Please send them up to the Preschool!

Nominations sought for GRAHEN Outstanding Adult Learner award

January 26, 2017

Here at GRCC, we are fortunate to have many remarkable students. Here’s your chance to help one outstanding adult student from the college with the annual GRAHEN Outstanding Adult Learner (OAL) award. This important award recognizes and celebrates the academic achievements, leadership and community contributions of local adult students.

For nearly 20 years, the Grand Rapids Area Higher Education Network (GRAHEN), of which GRCC is a member school, honors an outstanding adult learner from every one of its 13 member institutions every year.

GRCC faculty and staff can nominate individuals (adult and nontraditional students) from the 2016-2017 school year using the nomination form below.  The deadline to submit nominations is March 1, 2017.

If you have questions, contact Angela Salinas at (616) 234-3420 or angelasalinas@grcc.edu .

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GRCC In the News, 10-24-16

October 24, 2016

Community invited to meet finalists for GRCC president

Oct. 21, 2016; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The community is invited to meet the four finalists for the president’s position at Grand Rapids Community College during their visits in November.

Senior conference puts focus on college, careers

Oct. 21, 2016; schoolnewsnetwork.org (KISD newsletter)

Grandville Public Schools, MI — Senior Cahari Rhodes is sure of a few things about his post-high school plans: find a school with a strong performing arts program and pursue a career that involves music and dance.

… For session four, Francisco Ramirez, admissions and enrollment coordinator at Grand Rapids Community College, led a talk on all things GRCC, including how and where to apply for financial aid, why it’s important to keep up your grades, transferring to a four-year institution and GRCC programs and classes.

Veterans Spotlight: From the Navy to the Coast Guard, Richard Vandepels has been all over

Oct. 22, 2016; The Holland Sentinel

Richard Vandepels has spent his life in and out of the military, a total of 23 years, with the majority in the U.S. Coast Guard. He has served all over the world and has no problem recalling all the places he’s been and all the ways he served.

… Following this time served, attended Grand Rapids Junior College (now Grand Rapids Community College) where he received a degree in electronics technology. The economy had taken a downturn, and there were no jobs to be had. So, in 1975, he headed back to the Navy where he was stationed in Alameda, Calif. There he was in the Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 85 for three years. “We would deploy once a year with a Canadian ship,” he recalled.

GRCC In the News, 10-14-16

October 14, 2016

Michigan Gave Colleges $500,000 to Fight Sex Assault. Here’s How They Spent It.

Oct. 14, 2016; The Chronicle of Higher Education

Last year Gov. Rick Snyder of Michigan announced a new grant program aimed at preventing sexual assault on the state’s college campuses. More than 30 institutions applied, and a mix of private, public, and community colleges — 22 in total — received a slice of the pie.

… The challenges Grand Rapids Community College faces in preventing campus sexual assault are different from those at four-year colleges. But Kimberly DeVries found that most of the available resources and national training programs are geared toward the four-year experience.

Business Journal names 40 Under Forty class

Oct. 12, 2016; Grand Rapids Business Journal

Forty of West Michigan’s top young professionals will be honored this month by the Grand Rapids Business Journal.

… Honorees

… Sara Brooks

… Chris Sain Jr.

… Daniel Schoonmaker.

(Chris Sain is coordinator of retention, and Sara Brooks is adjunct faculty. Daniel Schoonmaker is a GRCC alumnus.)

Daybreak News

Oct. 14, 2016; WOTV

We’re pleased to announce that the Challenge Scholars program is expanding. Beginning next fall, any students in ninth grade with a GPA of at least a 2.0 can attend Grand Rapids Community College for up to two years.

Downtown Development Authority wants to expand boundaries by 200 acres

Oct. 13, 2016; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) voted to expand its boundaries by nearly 200 acres to encompass 873 acres that would stretch from Leonard Street on the north to the southwest side along Grandville Avenue SW.

… Hoping to gain approval from other taxing authorities, the DDA staff has been lobbying officials from Kent County, Grand Rapids Public Schools, Grand Rapids Community College, the Monroe North Tax Increment Finance Authority as well as the Westside and North Quarter Corridor Improvement Districts

 

GRCC In the News, 9-19-16

September 19, 2016

Herman Miller, GRCC, Careerline Tech sign agreement on early college program

Sept. 18, 2016; The Holland Sentinel

An alliance between Careerline Tech Center, Grand Rapids Community College and Herman Miller on an early college and work program was made official on Thursday, Sept. 15.

Finding talent remains challenging for West Michigan contractors

Sept. 18, 2016; mibiz.com

Despite ongoing concerns about a talent gap, employment in West Michigan’s construction industry continues to rise.

… The steady growth in the industry has led to largely flat enrollment and in some cases, negligible declines for Grand Rapids Community College’s construction trades program, according to Scott Mattson, jobs training manager at the school.

Beer and business: GRCC’s Fountain Hill Brewery responds to industry’s growing hiring needs

Sept. 15, 2016; rapidgrowthmedia.com

Beer City needs beer employees and who better to provide high quality education and training for our metropolis’s brewing and food operations than Grand Rapids Community College and the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education?

Initiative looks to aid ITT exiles

Sept. 16, 2016; Grand Rapids Business Journal

Earlier this month, as millions of students across the nation loaded up bookbags for the first day of classes, more than 40,000 ITT Technical Institute students and 8,000 faculty members were left with nowhere to go.

… On Sept. 15, T2C Studio, an organization launched by TCTC, hosted an ITT Student College Fair at the Kroc Center to provide students with more information and allow for one-on-one connections to be made with some of the areas local colleges. Counselors, admissions and financial aid personnel from seven West Michigan schools — Aquinas College, Calvin College, Davenport University, Ferris State University, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Valley State University and Western Michigan University — were on hand to answer questions about transfer credits, financial aid and class availability.

Belknap event offers job, housing, education resources

Sept. 15, 2016; GVSU press release

Residents of the Belknap community will be able to connect with a variety of resources related to job training, workforce development, employment opportunities, child care and education and housing issues during an open house, September 15.

… Eighteen community organizations, educational institutions and businesses will be participating, including Rockford Construction, Spectrum Health, Mercy Health, Lake Michigan Credit Union, Grand Rapids Public Schools, Grand Rapids Community College and the City of Grand Rapids.

Badgers football: Derrick Tindal overcomes rough surroundings, personal tragedy to excel for UW

Sept. 17, 2016; Portage Daily Register (Wis.)

Anyone close to Derrick Tindal particularly those from his hometown of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. wanted to make sure the cornerback’s absence from the University of Wisconsin football team in 2014 didn’t extend any further than it had to.

… He signed with Michigan before failing to gain admission, and the same happened after attempting to transfer to Louisville. Dorsey played for Grand Rapids Community College in 2011 and did not qualify academically at Hawaii the next year. He then played one season at Arizona Western Community College, spent one year in the Arena Football League in 2014 and hasn’t been heard from since.

GRCC In the News, 9-15-16

September 15, 2016

College fair to aid former ITT Tech students

9/14/16 MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Seven West Michigan colleges and universities will host a college fair for former ITT Technical Institutes students at the Kroc Center on Thursday, Sept. 15.

… The colleges and universities participating in the fair are: Aquinas College, Davenport University, Ferris State University, Calvin College, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Valley State University, and Western Michigan University.

WMCAT announces $7.5M capital campaign, West Side relocation

9/14/16 MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI -The West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology (WMCAT) needs the community to contribute another $1 million to reach a $7.5 million fundraising goal to secure a new home on the reinvigorated West Side, officials announced Wednesday, Sept. 14.

… He (WMCAT Executive Director Daniel Williams) said the nonprofit is also developing a partnership with Grand Rapids Community College for programming in advanced manufacturing.

Best buds forever

9/14/16 Herald-Journal (Oceana County)

Chris Contreras gave his pal Dustin Carlson a kidney, and a life

… Then, things changed. They came to the fork in the road, and took different paths. Chris moved to Grand Rapids in 2009, to attend Grand Rapids Community College, and later, Ferris, where hes finishing his BA in business. Dustin took a job with ADAC Automotive in Muskegon, got married and had two sons. They kept in contact through social media, but saw each other less and less frequently. As so often happens in life, time increased the distance between them; they were young, active and consumed by their own busy lives.

MMCC competes at Bulldog Invite

9/14/16 Record & Clarion (Gladwin County)

HARRISON — The MMCC cross-country team ran at the Bulldog Invitational in Big Rapids on Saturday, Sept. 10.

… The Lakers will run next on Friday, Sept. 23, at 3:30 p.m. at Grand Rapids Community College for the GRCC Invitational.

GRCC offices offer extended service hours

August 23, 2016

Many GRCC service offices have extended hours this week and next. Service Saturday runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. August 27.

GRCC In the News, 7-18-16

July 18, 2016

Change Ups: JR Automation to build $5.6-million facility

July 15, 2016; Grand Rapids Business Journal

… EDUCATION

Spectrum Health and Grand Rapids Community College announced the creation of the GRCC Health Care Professionals Education Scholarship Fund to assist students interested in health sciences or health care careers. The GRCC Foundation will begin making scholarship awards from the fund in the 2017-18 academic year. The amount of each scholarship award will be based on financial need.

Protest draws diverse crowd, teens talk cooperation with police as means to change

July 17, 2016; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Sixteen-year-old Danielle McMillon doesn’t want to be misunderstood.

… Sara Brooks, who works at Grand Rapids Community College and the Grand Rapids Urban League, tried to explain the Black Lives Matter movement.

Ivy Tech regional chancellor moves to statewide COO role

July 18, 2016; Herald Bulletin (Anderson, Ind.)

ANDERSON — The changes at Ivy Tech Community College continue as the chancellor over the region that includes the Anderson campus will move up to a statewide position.

… (Andrew) Bowne’s experience includes serving as the associate vice president for College Advancement at Grand Rapids Community College in Michigan. Prior to that, he served as the executive director for Workforce Training and Economic Development.

Pokémon GO: “Gotta catch ’em all” in Grand Rapids

July 15, 2016; experiencegr.com

If you’ve seen countless people in the last week wandering the streets of Grand Rapids, or anywhere for that matter, looking down at their phones, you can bet they aren’t checking their emails.

… If you’re on the hunt for Pokémon GO bragging rights, some other gyms in the Grand Rapids area include: The Blue Bridge, Douglas Park, Fish Ladder Park, Frederik Meijer Gardens, the 6th Street Bridge, the Belknap mural, and multiple area college campuses, such as Calvin College, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Valley State University, and Aquinas College.

Congratulations to Angie and Francisco Ramirez

July 18, 2016

Congratulation to Angie and Francisco Ramirez, who welcomed their son Athan on July 13th.  He weighs 7 pounds, 5 ounces!  The family is doing great!

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Retirement reception honoring Diane Patrick is tomorrow

June 6, 2016

Please join us tomorrow,  June 7, for an open-house reception celebrating Diane Patrick, associate dean of Student Affairs/Registrar and former director of admissions. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

Date: Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Time: 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Place: Multi-Purpose Room of the Student Center, Room 234.

GRCC In the News, 6-3-16

June 3, 2016

Why GRCC made orientation mandatory

June 2, 2016; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Orientation is now mandatory for new students attending Grand Rapids Community College for the first time in a degree seeking program.

GRCC celebrates at Comstock Park High School’s Decision Day

May 20, 2016

GRCC staff celebrated with students at Comstock Park High School’s Decision Day.

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