Posted tagged ‘Campus Police’

Coming soon: New RaiderCards

November 12, 2018

The front of the RaiderCard: GRCC RaiderCard. GRCC Student Name. 1234567. Student.New security measures pertaining to doors created an opportunity to update the look of RaiderCards and how they’ll be used.

The new design was created with input from students and staff. Photos will be larger, and there is a higher contrast between the color of names and the background, making it easier for the cards to be read.

The new cards will be activated at the start of the Winter 2019 semester. You will need them for parking, point-of-purchase sales and, for staff and faculty, some door access. Watch for details in the weeks ahead about how cards will be distributed.

Reminder: campus-wide fire alarm drills planned for tomorrow

November 8, 2018

Campus Police and Facilities will be conducting fire alarm drills of all GRCC Campus buildings on Friday, November 9, 2018, starting at 9 a.m. with the Main / Cook Building. The M-TEC Campus will also conduct a fire alarm drill later in the day.

Each Campus building fire alarm will be activated separately with all students, staff, and visitors temporarily evacuated until the buildings are cleared. Once cleared, classes and operations will resume as normal.

The only building that will NOT be conducting a fire alarm on November 9, 2018, is the Early Childhood Preschool; this building already conducts monthly fire alarm drills.

Please contact Lt. Bob Decker, GRCC Campus Police, at 234-3579 with any questions or concerns.

Campus-wide fire alarm drills scheduled for this Friday

November 6, 2018

Campus Police and Facilities will be conducting fire alarm drills of all GRCC Campus buildings on Friday, November 9, 2018, starting at 9 a.m. with the Main / Cook Building. The M-TEC Campus will also conduct a fire alarm drill later in the day.

Each Campus building fire alarm will be activated separately with all students, staff, and visitors temporarily evacuated until the buildings are cleared. Once cleared, classes and operations will resume as normal.

The only building that will NOT be conducting a fire alarm on November 9, 2018, is the Early Childhood Preschool; this building already conducts monthly fire alarm drills.

Please contact Lt. Bob Decker, GRCC Campus Police, at 234-3579 with any questions or concerns.

APSS, Campus Police collecting donations for Grand Rapids Home for Veterans

November 5, 2018

The APSS employee group and the Campus Police are collecting donations of new items through December 13 for a holiday gift to the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans.

Items needed:

  • Personal toiletries for men or women:
    • Toothbrushes
    • Soap
    • Body wash
    • Mouthwash
    • Deodorant
    • Cologne
  • Small lap blankets
  • 100-piece puzzles
  • Stationery sets

Donations will be accepted at the following locations:

  • Janice Holton (x4129) – Rm 118 – Main Bldg.
  • Lt. Robert Decker (x3579) – Campus Police
  • Colleen Copus (x3119) – Math Tutorial Lab – Rm 105 – Cook Bldg.
  • Janis Qualls (x4248) – Rm 320 – Science Bldg.
  • Kim Zinger (x4253) – Math Dept. – College Park Plaza – 2nd Floor

Donations will be collected each Friday.  The total collection will be delivered to the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans on Thursday, December 13.  Please help us support our Veterans.  Thank you.

 

APSS, Campus Police collecting donations for veterans today through December 13

October 15, 2018

The APSS employee group and the Campus Police will be collecting donations of new items beginning today through December 13 for a holiday gift to the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans.

Items needed:

  • Personal toiletries for men or women:
  •      Toothbrushes
  •      Soap
  •      Body wash
  •      Mouthwash
  •      Deodorant
  •      Cologne
  • Small lap blankets
  • 100-piece puzzles
  • Stationery sets

Donations will be accepted at the following locations:

  • Janice Holton (x4129) – Rm 118 – Main Bldg.
  • Lt. Robert Decker (x3579) – Campus Police
  • Colleen Copus (x3119) – Math Tutorial Lab – Rm 105 – Cook Bldg.
  • Janis Qualls (x4248) – Rm 320 – Science Bldg.
  • Kim Zinger (x4253) – Math Dept. – College Park Plaza – 2nd Floor

Donations will be collected each Friday.  The total collection will be delivered to the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans on Thursday, December 13.  Please help us support our Veterans.  Thank you.

 

APSS, Campus Police collecting donations for veterans starting October 15

October 12, 2018

The APSS employee group and the Campus Police will be collecting donations of new items for the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans from October 15 through December 13 for the holiday season.

Items needed:

  • Personal toiletries for men or women:
  •        Toothbrushes
  •        Soap
  •        Body wash
  •        Mouthwash
  •        Deodorant
  •        Cologne
  • Small lap blankets
  • 100-piece puzzles
  • Stationery sets

Donations will be accepted at the following locations:

  • Janice Holton (x4129) – Rm 118 – Main Bldg.
  • Lt. Robert Decker (x3579) – Campus Police
  • Colleen Copus (x3119) – Math Tutorial Lab – Rm 105 – Cook Bldg.
  • Janis Qualls (x4248) – Rm 320 – Science Bldg.
  • Kim Zinger (x4253) – Math Dept. – College Park Plaza – 2nd Floor

Donations will be collected each Friday.  The total collection will be delivered to the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans on Thursday, December 13.  Please help us support our Veterans.  Thank you.

 

2018 Annual Security Report available online

October 1, 2018

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act, information about public safety at Grand Rapids Community College is available for review in the 2018 Annual Security Report.

Officer Robin Kritzman receives national award

July 25, 2018

Congratulations to Officer Robin Kritzman, who was recognized as the Clery Compliance Officer of the Year for two-year institutions!

She received her award last week at the National Association of Clery Compliance Officers and Professionals. Over the past two years, she has helped create GRCC’s compliance committee, improved record keeping and training, updated the annual security report, and collaborated with the college’s internal and external stakeholders.

Officer Robin Kritzman receives her award from an official with the National Association of Clery Compliance Officers and Professionals.

GRCC In the News, 4-25-18

April 25, 2018

City of Wyoming swears in new ‘Top Cop’

April 25, 2018; WZZM

WYOMING, Mich. – Long-time Wyoming Police Chief James Carmody will officially step down today, paving the way for Captain Kim Koster to be the new head of the department.

… Koster’s own promotion makes her the first woman police chief in the City of Wyoming. It is a role she is honored to have, but one she seems reluctant to assign too much significance to. Koster believes Kent County is full of good leaders, of both genders, and cites Kent County Undersheriff Michelle Young and Grand Rapids Community College Police Chief Rebecca Whitman as examples of women who she has modeled her career after.

(This article doesn’t mention it, but Kim Koster and Michelle Young are GRCC alumnae.)

Director takes joy in teaching student musicians, to see what they can do and where they go

April 24, 2018; schoolnewsnetwork.org (KISD newsletter)

The Northview High School Jazz Band has burned through another take of Duke Ellington’s “Rockin’ in Rhythm” at a peppy pace, when director Greg Wells decides it’s time for a pep talk.

… He started out studying physics and engineering at Grand Rapids Community College but went back to music his sophomore year, earning a bachelor’s at WMU and his master’s at Michigan State University.

 

GRCC In the News, 4-9-18

April 9, 2018

Change Ups: Sultan snags LaughFest’s Best of Midwest title

April 6, 2018; Grand Rapids Business Journal

… Grand Rapids Community College trustees unanimously approved a 0.88 percent tuition increase for the 2018-19 academic year, the lowest increase in nearly two decades.

GVSU students push for emergency phones on campus

April 6, 2018; WOOD TV

ALLENDALE, Mich. (WOOD) — You’ve likely seen them on various college campuses in West Michigan: blue light emergency call stations that can connect students in distress with the nearest police department.

They’re at Western Michigan University, Hope College, and even Grand Rapids Community College, among others. But you won’t find them at Grand Valley State University in Allendale. Now, a group of students are trying to change that.

Hope College students start DACA scholarship

April 7, 2018; The Holland Sentinel

In October, Hope College students organized a march to support those in the rescinded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which protected hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children.

For some students, that march was only the beginning of activism supporting DACA recipients. Four Hope College students — Alejandra Gomez Limon, Emily Salazar, Jonathan Mays and Jocelyn Gallegos — have created a scholarship at Hope specifically for DACA students. Grand Valley State University and Grand Rapids Community College have similar scholarships.

GRCC In the News, 4-3-18

April 3, 2018

GRCC Public Works Academy will provide skills for in-demand jobs

April 2, 2018; Water & Wastes Digest (publication for water and wastewater industries)

Grand Rapids Community College has teamed up with local municipalities on a Public Works Academy that will give people in-demand skills and guaranteed interviews for open jobs.

Mich. Students Petition for Emergency Phones on Campus

April 2, 2018; EMS World

Nearly 500 students at Grand Valley State University have signed an online petition to have the university install emergency blue light telephones around campus. The telephones, which are on poles with a blue light, would allow students to call 911 in the event of an incident requiring first responders.

… The costs for these blue light phones can range anywhere from $1,000 on Central Michigan University’s campus to $7,000 at Grand Rapids Community College. DeHaan said with GVSU campuses in Allendale, Grand Rapids, Holland, Muskegon, Detroit and Traverse City, there would be a significant cost to installing and maintaining a blue light phone at GVSU. He also said he’s seen blue light phones are not always the most effective strategy to keep students safe.

 

GRCC In the News, 4-2-18

April 2, 2018

Schubert Male Chorus planning ‘One of a Kind’ spring concert

April 1, 2018; MLive

The “One of a Kind” spring concert by the Schubert Male Chorus will feature “one of a kind” songs from a variety of genres, including the debut of an original song.

… The men’s chorus will also introduce its 2018 Grand Rapids Community College music scholarship recipient at the concert. Ashley Sooy is a sophomore at GRCC, studying for a double major in vocal performance and piano performance. The Schubert Male Chorus has offered a music scholarship for the past 10 years to outstanding GRCC music students.

Bill to provide credit for high school interns passes House

March 31, 2018; The Holland Sentinel

LANSING — A bill that would allow high school juniors and seniors to earn graduation credits from internships recently passed the House on a 104-4 vote.

… More on-the-job training with high school students has been growing in popularity across the state, and in the Holland area. In 2016, Careerline Tech Center, Grand Rapids Community College and Herman Miller joined forces to launch a three-year early college program that allows high school students to begin college coursework and work at Herman Miller.

GVSU students petition for emergency 911 phones

March 31, 2018; The Holland Sentinel

Nearly 500 students at Grand Valley State University have signed an online petition to have the university install emergency blue light telephones around the campus. The telephones, which are on poles with a blue light, would allow students to call 911 in the event of an incident requiring first responders.

… The costs for these blue light phones can range anywhere from $1,000 on Central Michigan University’s campus to $7,000 at Grand Rapids Community College.

 

Congratulations to Melissa Davis, Tom Stasiak

March 28, 2018

Congratulations to Melissa Davis, from Purchasing, and Campus Police Officer Tom Stasiak, who became engaged in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, on Saturday, March 17th!

Melissa Davis, wearing an engagement ring, holds a wineglass as she stands next to Tom Stasiak. It's night and a city can be seen in the background.

GRCC In the News, 3-26-18

March 26, 2018

GRCC to host regional basketball tournament in 2019-20

March 26, 2018; MLive

Grand Rapids Community College will host the National Junior College Athletic Association Region XII basketball tournament in 2019 and 2020, the school announced.

Grand Rapids Community College Approves New Security System

March 24, 2018; U.S. News & World Report

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Grand Rapids Community College trustees have approved purchasing a new security system that officials say would let it start a lockdown with the press of a button.

Review: ‘Building the Wall’ starts a powerful, captivating conversation

March 24, 2018; Revue

A conversation was sparked after the first production of “Building the Wall” by playwright Robert Schenkkan premiered in Michigan last night. The 70-minute-play, directed by Carrie McNulty, has already sparked controversy and confusion in the city with its artwork of an angry Donald Trump on the poster. What’s important to be pointed out though, is that the Actors Theatre Grand Rapids production is less about Trump and more about the messages and ideologies that existed long before the last election.

… Last night, the audience talked with Michelle Urbane from Grand Rapids Community College and One World Diversity and Leslie Curry, a lawyer with Legal Aid of Western Michigan. Tonight, the audience will hear from a man from the GR Rapid Response to ICE, a group who aids immigrants who are at risk of deportation from Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE). On Saturday, the audience will hear from Edye Evans Hyde from Grand Rapids black theater group Ebony Road Players.

Sparta softball team looks to have plenty of defense, depth this spring

March 23, 2018; MLive

SPARTA — Sparta softball Nicole Hutchens likes the potential of her team this season.

… Among the key seniors is pitcher Sarina Gerke, who is in her third varsity season. She was all-conference last season. Madison Marble is a returning senior outfielder who has signed to play at Grand Rapids Community College next season.

GRCC In the News, 11-3-17

November 3, 2017

Loaded handgun magazine found in GRCC bathroom was Kentwood officer’s

Nov. 2, 2017; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Grand Rapids Community College police have identified the origin of a fully-loaded handgun magazine found in a campus bathroom Wednesday, Nov. 1. How it got there remains under investigation.

Painting the Divine

Nov. 2, 2017; Women’s Lifestyle magazine

Chakila Hoskins discovered her artistic gift at the age of seven. Her father drew a sketch of her favorite TV star, Punky Brewster, and then challenged her to do the same. Hoskins’s portrait of the ’80s sitcom character, with her signature pigtails tied up in flower hair bands, turned out to be as incredibly accomplished as her father’s version. She was struck by the positive remarks and affirming words from her parents.

… It would take her several years to regain belief in her artistry. In 2006, working in the retail industry and raising two daughters (she now has three), Hoskins decided to begin taking classes at Grand Rapids Community College.

COLLEGE NOTES: Olivet-Alma features four local talents

Nov. 2, 2017; Argus-Press (Owosso)

… VOLLEYBALL

Autumn Severn, Grand Rapids Community College (New Lothrop) Severn had 12 assists and five digs as GRCC won the Michigan Community College Athletic Association title Saturday over Muskegon CC. In the previous game in the tournament against Oakland CC, she had 18 assists and nine digs.

Defying gravity: Meet 55″ professional dunker Porter Maberry

Nov. 2, 2017; purpose2play.com

If Porter Maberry could sit down and have a conversation with gravity, he might say, “I’m sorry, but I respectfully disagree.” That’s because at 55″ and 145 pounds, he can dunk a basketball on a regulation size hoop.

… After a short stint on the Grand Rapids Community College basketball team, Maberry opted to quit basketball and work full-time lifting furniture.