‘Mean Girls’ movie night comes to the ATC this Tuesday

Poster for the movie 'Mean Girls.' The poster features Lindsay Lohan on the left side looking over her shoulder at the movie's three titular 'Mean Girls' on the right.

Mean Girls movie night in the ATC Auditorium (ATC 168)

  • Tuesday, January 29, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

The Campus Common Reading team is showing the movie Mean Girls on January 29, followed with a group discussion on the impacts of bullying. The discussion will be facilitated by Lina Blair, Director of Student Life and Conduct.

GRCC Plans Community Forums for Equity and Inclusion Officer Post

Grand Rapids Community College is planning a series of faculty and community forums to meet the four finalists for the position of equity and inclusion officer.

After a nationwide search, GRCC has four finalists for the position:

  • B. Afeni McNeely Cobham, a visiting associate professor at Salem State University, will be interviewed October 1 in room 168 of the Wisner-Bottrall Applied Technology Center, 151 Fountain St. NE.
  • Jessica Cruz, chief diversity and inclusion officer at Northern Michigan University, will be interviewed October 3 in room 168 of the ATC.
  • Salvador Lopez, associate director of diversity recruitment at Grand Valley State University, will be interviewed October 10 in room 124 of the ATC.

The faculty forums will run from 12:30 – 1:15 p.m. at the Wisner-Bottrall Applied Technology Center (151 Fountain St. NE) on the following dates in the rooms listed:

  • October 1 & 3: Room 168
  • October 9 & 10: Room 124

The community forums will run from 2:15-3:15 p.m. in the same locations.

The person selected for the position will work with stakeholders – students, faculty, staff and community members – to ensure that GRCC is a leader in equity and inclusion.

This position also will oversee the Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion, which has worked for 12 years on educating and honoring the dignity of all people through community celebrations such as the Giants Awards and through educational opportunities like student workshops, the Latino Youth Conference, and the Institute for Healing Racism.


Note:  Dwight Hamilton, chief diversity officer at Rosalind Franklin University, withdrew his candidacy.

Call for Student Leadership Conference presenters!

Graphic of a boarding pass ticket in black, blue, yellow, and grey on a white background. Text reads "Boarding pass, GRCC Student Leadership conference. Date: 14 Sep 2018. Time: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Location: Applied Technology Center. GRCC Student Life. studentlife@grcc.edu. 616-234-4160. RSVP by Aug 1.

Grab your boarding pass, this is a call out for presenters!

Grand Rapids Community College’s (GRCC) annual Student Leadership Conference is open for all GRCC students who want to gain experience and knowledge in leadership as it pertains to personal and professional goals. Last year, we had about 100 students attend and this year we are hoping/expecting a bigger turnout! The theme of this year’s Student Leadership Conference is titled “Adventure Awaits” to let students know the importance of making the most of their collegiate experience and allowing exploration to be part of everyone’s journey.

The following topics are suggestions you can choose to present on:

  • Inclusion & equity
  • Marketing (marketing your program or organization)
  • Mindset
  • True colors/personality tests
  • Setting Expectations
  • Passing the torch
  • Mentoring/Getting a mentor
  • Networking
  • Public Speaking
  • Budgeting
  • Goal setting
  • Time management
  • Stress Management
  • Conflict Resolution

Student Affairs professionals are encouraged to submit a proposal for presentation. Conference will take place on Sept. 14th from 8:00 AM-2:00 PM. Sessions will take place at the Applied Technology Center of GRCC. If you want to present, but don’t know on what to present on, contact Thalia for ideas and suggestions! To submit your proposal click on the following link. Deadline to submit a proposal is August 25th.


TODAY: GRPS, Grade School to Grad School for Girls Conference event at GRCC

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GRCC is excited to host the GRPS Grade School to Grad School for Girls event on our main campus today.  315 students and staff are scheduled to attend today’s events, including GRPS Superintendent Neal.  If you see them today, make sure to say “Hello!”

TODAY: Foods that Fight Heart Disease Workshop in ATC 130

Foods that Fight Heart Disease Workshop
Sheri Orlekoski, Certified in Plant Based Nutrition – Cornell University
TODAY, Friday, May 4, 2018
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Applied Technology Center (ATC) Amphitheater, Room 130
What you eat has a major effect in prevention and reversal of heart disease.
This class will show you how healthy eating can be easy and delicious!
Class includes cooking demonstration and sampling.

Sweets & Treats is Tomorrow! (Valentine’s Day)

Sweets and Treats. Brought to you by Human Resources. Daytime event: Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., ATC Atrium. Night shift event: Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, 10 p.m.-11 p.m., Raider Grille.

Sweets and Treats is tomorrow!

Grab a friend and join us on Wednesday, February 14th, between 11:30am – 1:30pm in the ATC Atrium for some cupcakes and conversations. The event is open-house style, so come when you can, stay as long as you’re able.

Questions? Contact Nicole Dekker, x3848.


César Chávez Event October 18 at the ATC

The Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion is hosting “Millennials Putting into Action the Legacy of César Chávez” on Wednesday, October 18, from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. in room #168 of the Wisner-Bottrall Applied Technology Center (ATC).

This event is free and open to both GRCC staff/students and the public.

2017-10-18 Andrés Chávez Event handout

GRCC In the News, 12-19-16

Bill to expand community college tax districts and education access

Dec. 19, 2016; The Peninsula

A new bill sponsored by Rep. Amanda Price (R-Park Township) could expand community colleges’ tax districts into non-bordering communities and grow education programs.

… In addition to sponsoring the bill, Price, joined by Dr. Steven Ender, president of Grand Rapids Community College, spoke during testimony to the Senate Education Committee last month.

Ferris State program not ‘playing’ around

Dec. 16, 2016; Grand Rapids Business Journal

A local university is more serious than ever about artistic and technical work in the digital sphere.

… All the Grand Rapids DAGD courses are taught at Grand Rapids Community College and FSU’s Applied Technology Center on the campus of GRCC, 151 Fountain St. NE.