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Summer construction season is starting

April 28, 2017

Beginning on Monday, May 1, contractors will be on site to begin a variety of summer projects:

  • Concrete repair work will occur in specific areas on the Commons on Monday and Tuesday.  There will be some noise as they demolish the failing concrete.  They will them pour replacement, which will be roped off for several days. Pedestrian traffic will not be impacted.  However, vehicular delivery services will not be able to travel the Commons next week.
  • Phase 2 of the Bostwick ramp repair work will also begin.  This will include work on lower levels throughout the ramp.  If you park in that ramp, please note that areas of the ramp will be closed to allow for this work.

Music Department is on the move!

  • They’re going home!  We will be moving the Music Department offices from the Data Center back to the Music Building on Monday, May 1.  Throughout the week, we’ll be moving equipment and instruments from various campus buildings back to the Music building.  The professional piano movers will be on site on Wednesday and Thursday, May 3 and 4.

Other summer moves:

  • Due to Bostwick ramp work, the DSS Testing center will be moving on May 3 to the Science Building for the summer.
  • Counseling and Advising services will be moving to the Data Center.  Watch for more information next week!

Raider Salute to Sophia Brewer, Chris Sain, Raydale Bonivel

March 13, 2017

A Raider Salute from Tamber Bustance, of the Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion:

A special thanks to Sophia Brewer (Library and Learning Commons), Chris Sain (Counseling, Advising and Retention) and Raydale Bonivel (Alpha Beta Omega) for presenting at the Diversity Youth Partnership Youth Summit on Friday, March 10, 2017.  More than 250 8th grade students at Northview’s Crossroads Middle School attended the Summit, which was coordinated by GRCC’s Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion.  Sophia, Chris and Raydale inspired the students and represented GRCC very well! 

GRCC In the News, 2-22-17

February 22, 2017

Suicide up almost 10 percent, mother shares her son’s story to save others

Feb. 21, 2017; FOX 17

WEST MICHIGAN –  After losing her son to suicide, a mother is now telling her story to help save others from the same grief.

… Professionals studying in the field of mental health are also trying to break the stigma. Lynnae Selberg at Grand Rapids Community College says they’ve received a $300,000 federal grant this year to educate and help students with these same struggles.

Middle school girls receive empowering messages at Beautiful U

Feb. 21, 2017; WOTV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOTV) — If you could go back, what would you tell yourself in middle school? Empowering mind, body, and soul is what Maranda’s Beautiful U is all about! 140 seventh and eighth grade girls from five school districts across West Michigan came together for an afternoon of fun and education.

… An exciting part of Beautiful U is the tasty food and snacks! Secchia Institute for Culinary Education, Meijer, and Milk Means More partnered up to educate girls on what they need to fuel their bodies. Calcium and protein are extremely important for girls in the developmental teen and pre-teen years. With snacks like yogurt and cheese, girls got a healthy (and yummy) boost of nutrients they need.

Education Department, Counseling Center provide session on suicide prevention

February 17, 2017

The Education Department and GRCC Counseling Center presented “Warning Signs of Suicide in Students” on Wednesday, February 15. Suicide Prevention is an important topic to talk about and the Counseling Center prepared students with potentially life-saving training. A big thanks to all who came and made the seminar a huge success.

Faculty and students are seated at tables in rows. They look at a video screen showing suicide statistics.

 

4 GRCC students named semifinalists for Jack Kent Cooke Transfer Scholarship

February 10, 2017

Four GRCC students have been selected as semifinalists for the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Transfer Scholarship! Congratulations to Monica Hale, Anna Leestma, Tammy Loggins, and Daniel Lopez!

Four GRCC students are semifinalists for Jack Kent Cooke Transfer Scholarship

January 23, 2017

Four GRCC students have been selected as semifinalists for the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Transfer Scholarship! Congratulations to Monica Hale, Anna Leestma, Tammy Loggins, and Daniel Lopez!

Andre Fields leads Teacher Education Seminar presentation

December 9, 2016

The Education Department hosted the second Teacher Education Seminar of the semester on Tuesday, December 6.

Dr. Andre Fields came and spoke to future educators about overcoming racial bias in the classroom. A big thank you to Dr. Fields for the great presentation.

Andre Fields stands in front of a video screen as students, seated at tables, watch.

Transfer Fair features more than 35 schools

October 18, 2016

GRCC Transfer Fair

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

12:30-4:30 p.m.

Student Center, Room 301 (Student Lounge)

Over 35 schools attending!  Start Here/Transfer There

  • Learn about transfer requirements
  • Obtain catalogs and other transfer resources
  • Meet with College/University representatives

Sponsored by:  Counseling, Advising & Retention Services

Transfer Fair to be held October 19

October 17, 2016

GRCC Transfer Fair

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

12:30-4:30 p.m.

Student Center, Room 301 (Student Lounge)

 

Over 35 schools attending!  Start Here/Transfer There

  • Learn about transfer requirements
  • Obtain catalogs and other transfer resources
  • Meet with College/University representatives

Sponsored by:  Counseling, Advising & Retention Services

Hilda Martinez-Gutierrez joins Counseling Center

September 29, 2016

GRCC received a 3-year grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) that will fund campus-wide activities and programs designed to address and reduce students’ suicide risk by enhancing overall mental health and wellness on campus. The services will also be extended to the Lakeshore campus. Activities include creating a strong community network, implementing a Crisis Response Plan, and providing training and education to promote awareness of the need for better understanding of mental health issues and to encourage positive help-seeking behaviors.

The grant will be coordinated out of the Counseling & Career Development office.  The grant cycle begins on September 30, 2016.  The new Grant Coordinator (a grant funded position) will be Hilda Martinez-Gutierrez.  Hilda is an alumni of GRCC who went on to earn her BS in Family Studies at WMU and her MA in Counselor Education/ College Counseling at WMU.  Hilda worked at GRCC as a student but more recently has been doing her internship with the GRCC TRIO program.  Hilda has a passion for working with first generation, under privileged students.  She is bilingual and has diverse experience in enrollment services, family services, coordinating a youth enrichment scholarship program, and has advocated for substance abuse prevention in Greater Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo.  We welcome Hilda to the GRCC team that will be implementing the grant work and are excited to have her experience and connections as a part of our team.

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.

Counseling, TRIO, other offices to return to Student Center

August 22, 2016

The offices that were temporarily relocated to Cook — the Counseling and Career Center, TRIO/Student Support Services, Occupational and Disability Support Services, the Student Success and Retention Dean’s Office, and Disability Testing Services — are scheduled to be back in the Student Center on Tuesday, August 23.

GRCC In the News, 8-18-16

August 18, 2016

GRCC gets $226K grant for suicide prevention program

Aug. 17, 2016; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The Grand Rapids Community College Counseling and Career Center is receiving a three-year, $226,034 grant to create a Campus Suicide Prevention Program.

East Grand Rapids gains new public safety officer

Aug. 17, 2016; MLive

A new public safety officer has been sworn in by the City of East Grand Rapids.

… (Andrew Keane) Good graduated from Grand Rapids Montessori High School and received an associate’s degree in 2013 and law enforcement certification in 2015, both from Grand Rapids Community College.

Fire at downtown GR office building closes part of Lyon St.

Aug. 18, 2016; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A fire at a law office building may affect some drivers in downtown Grand Rapids.

A passerby called 911 around 12:45 a.m. Thursday after noticing heavy smoke coming from the Barristers Building, located at the corner of Lyon Street and Division Avenue near Grand Rapids Community College.

Changes in Advising and Counseling Services

August 10, 2016

Effective fall semester, the Counseling and Career Center will change to two different offices: Academic Advising & Transfer Center and Counseling and Career Development.  All offices will continue to have a combined check-in area in 327 Student Center.  Students needing assistance with academic advising, identifying classes or transfer questions should be directed to meet with an advisor in the Academic Advising and Transfer Center, or call 234-3900 for an appointment.  Students needing to meet with a counselor for personal or career issues should be directed to Counseling and Career Development, or call 234-4130 for an appointment.  When referring a student for immediate personal counseling needs, please identify this when you contact Counseling & Career Development at 234-4130 starting this fall (continue to call 234-3900 until fall semester begins).

Three students named semifinalists for Jack Kent Cooke Foundation scholarship

April 22, 2016

Congratulations to Kyle Merrill, Daniel Gebrezgiabhier and Julia Barron — GRCC’s semifinalists for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship!