Posted tagged ‘Counseling and Career Center’

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!

Retirement party to be held for Jill Woller-Sullivan, Pat Missad

April 18, 2016

A reception in honor of Jill Woller-Sullivan and Pat Missad, who are retiring from the Counseling and Career Center, will be held 2:30-4:30 p.m. April 20 in the SCC, 3rd floor, Room 336. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served, and everyone is welcome.

Reception will honor Jill Woller-Sullivan, Pat Missad

April 8, 2016

A reception in honor of Jill Woller-Sullivan and Pat Missad, who are retiring from the Counseling and Career Center, will be held 2:30-4:30 p.m. April 20 in the SCC, 3rd floor, Room 336. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served, and everyone is welcome.

Black Future Month activities start Tuesday

February 8, 2016

GRCC’s Black Student Union has organized a week of activities for Black Future Month:

Tuesday, February 9th, “Hidden Color” movie presentation — The Black Student Union will host a viewing of this critically acclaimed documentary about the real and untold history of people of color around the globe. This film discusses some of the reasons the contributions of African and aboriginal people have been left out of the pages of history.

  • Time: 11:00am-1:00pm
  • Location: The ABO Room (room 132 in the library).
  • Cost: Free Pizza and punch to be served.

Wednesday, February 10th, Spoken Word and Nourishment 4 the Soul — Want to feed your soul? Come enjoy a 2-hour open mic session of spoken word and poetry. The theme will be vision, passion, and success. All GRCC students are invited to share their artistic expressions at this open event.

  • Time: 11:00am-1:00pm
  • Location: The ABO Room (room 132 in the library).
  • Cost: Free; soul food to GRCC students and staff

Thursday, February 11th, Play: “Love is an Action Word”

  • Time: 5:30pm-7:00pm
  • Location: Spectrum Theater
  • Cost: Free; refreshments will be served.

Friday February 12th, the 2nd annual Young, Black, and Professional Conference: “Vision, Passion, and Success” — The Young, Black, and Professional Conference is designed to provide students with information and instructions on how to learn better, live better, and feel better! Come hear the wisdom and insights of GRCC professors, counselors, and administrators as they conduct workshops and presentations that will help you become a better student, find your career path, and create the future you desire for you and your loved ones!

  • Time: 11:00am-3:00pm
  • Location: ATC Building
  • Cost: Free; lunch will be served, and a cash prize raffle will be held (1 female winner and 1 male winner).