Excellence in Education Award nominations available now

Here at GRCC, we are truly fortunate to work with staff and faculty who go above and beyond their role at the college, in the community, or in higher education. These individuals make learning at GRCC a meaningful and impactful experience for our students and working at GRCC an honor and inspiration for fellow employees.

To recognize them, please consider nominating them for the Excellence in Education Award! The Excellence in Education Award was established in 1989 to honor an individual Grand Rapids Community College employee. In 2000, the award was expanded to provide recognition in the form of a staff award, and a separate full-time faculty award. In 2010, an additional award was added for an exemplary adjunct faculty member.

There is a cash award of $1,000 for full-time faculty who have taught at GRCC for at least 5 years, and for adjunct faculty who have taught at least 2 years, with a $750 cash award. Staff members also receive a cash award of $1,000.

Anyone can nominate! Deadline for nominations is May 10, 2019.

Questions?

Thank you for taking the time to nominate a deserving member of the GRCC family for these awards.

Photos from Opening Day 2018

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This year’s Opening Day ceremony was held at St. Cecilia’s and included wonderful coffee and breakfast from our culinary department, college updates, points of pride, video introductions to the GRCC Night Staff,  PACE survey results from Donna Kragt, and GRCC’s 2018 Excellence in Education Award winners.

Brian Daily, coordinator of the Business Tutorial Lab, received the faculty award; Julie Spahn, an instructor in the English Department, was honored with the adjunct award; and JaneAnn Benson, director of the Phyllis Fratzke Childhood Learning Laboratory, received the staff award.

 

Nominations due May 15th for Excellence in Education Awards

Do you know of a faculty or staff member at GRCC who has gone above and beyond their role at the College, in the Community, or in higher education? If so, consider nominating them for the Excellence in Education Award! The Excellence in Education Award was established in 1989 to honor an individual Grand Rapids Community College employee. In 2000, the award was expanded to provide recognition in the form of a staff award, and a separate full-time faculty award. In 2010, an additional award was added for an exemplary adjunct faculty member.

There is a cash award of $1,000 for full-time faculty who have taught at GRCC for at least 5 years, and for adjunct faculty who have taught at least 2 years, with a $750 cash award. Staff members also receive a cash award of $1,000.

Anyone can nominate! Deadline for nominations is May 15, 2018:

Note: The criteria and form for full-time faculty and adjuncts have changed a bit in the past few years, so please be sure to read the guidelines carefully.

Questions?

Faculty & Adjunct: Call the Provost Office (234-3920) or Karen Walker (234-4236)

Staff: Call Nicole Dekker (234-3848).

Nominations sought for Excellence in Education Awards

Do you know of a faculty or staff member at GRCC who has gone above and beyond their role at the College, in the Community, or in higher education? If so, consider nominating them for the Excellence in Education Award! The Excellence in Education Award was established in 1989 to honor an individual Grand Rapids Community College employee. In 2000, the award was expanded to provide recognition in the form of a staff award, and a separate full-time faculty award. In 2010, an additional award was added for an exemplary adjunct faculty member.

There is a cash award of $1,000 for full-time faculty who have taught at GRCC for at least 5 years, and for adjunct faculty who have taught at least 2 years, with a $750 cash award. Staff members also receive a cash award of $1,000.

Anyone can nominate! Deadline for nominations is May 15, 2018:

Note: The criteria and form for full-time faculty and adjuncts have changed a bit in the past few years, so please be sure to read the guidelines carefully.

Questions?

Faculty & Adjunct: Call the Provost Office (234-3920) or Karen Walker (234-4236)

Staff: Call Nicole Dekker (234-3848).

Nominations sought for Excellence in Education awards

Do you know of a faculty or staff member at GRCC who has gone above and beyond their role at the College, in the Community, or in higher education? If so, consider nominating them for the Excellence in Education Award! The Excellence in Education Award was established in 1989 to honor an individual Grand Rapids Community College employee. In 2000, the award was expanded to provide recognition in the form of a staff award, and a separate full-time faculty award. In 2010, an additional award was added for an exemplary adjunct faculty member.

There is a cash award of $1,000 for full-time faculty who have taught at GRCC for at least 5 years, and for adjunct faculty who have taught at least 2 years, with a $750 cash award. Staff members also receive a cash award of $1,000.

Anyone can nominate! Deadline for nominations is May 15, 2018:

Note: The criteria and form for full-time faculty and adjuncts have changed a bit in the past few years, so please be sure to read the guidelines carefully.

Questions?

Faculty & Adjunct: Call the Provost Office (234-3920) or Karen Walker (234-4236)

Staff: Call Nicole Dekker (234-3848).

GRCC In the News, 8-30-17

GRCC names recipients of 2017 Excellence in Education Awards

Aug. 29, 2017; La Prensa

GRAND RAPIDS, Aug. 28, 2017 — Grand Rapids Community College is honoring three employees who have gone above and beyond in making meaningful connections with their students.

$1.5M FEMA grant to fund more Kalamazoo public safety officers

Aug. 29, 2017; MLive

KALAMAZOO, MI — A $1.5 million grant will allow the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety to hire 12 full-time officers.

… Recruits are hired by KDPS and then sent to a police academy either at Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Kellogg Community College, Grand Rapids Community College or Grand Valley State University.

Magna, KraussMaffei help push college program forward

Aug. 28, 2017; Plastics News

Rochester, Mich. — As Mark Richardson has talked to more and more companies about how they’re working to attack the skills gap, he hears about homegrown programs.

… Richardson said the program will partner with existing two-year programs to help create a funnel of students that want to continue their education. The list of potential partners currently includes Schoolcraft College, Mott Community College, Grand Rapids Community College and Bay Mills Community College — all Michigan schools. He has also spoken to representatives from Ferris State University, the state’s biggest plastics program.

Undocumented: One immigrant’s story of life under DACA

Aug. 29, 2017; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – At 8 years old, Kevin Vazquez did not know what it meant to live in the shadows.

… Vazquez, a recent Grand Rapids Community College graduate, will be working on a bachelor’s degree in organizational communications at Western Michigan University this fall.

Former Grand Rapids Community College Football Player Makes NFL Debut

Aug. 28, 2017; WGRD FM

Grand Rapids Community College’s football program was discontinued in January of 2012, but before it ended, it had three former players who have a played in the NFL.  One of these athletes, Nick Truesdell, made his NFL debut on Sunday night with the Minnesota Vikings.

Nomination deadline extended for faculty, adjunct Excellence in Education Awards

The deadline for nominations for the Faculty (Full-time and Adjunct) Excellence in Education Awards has been extended until Friday, June 9.

The Excellence in Education Award was established in 1989 to honor an individual Grand Rapids Community College employee for his or her contributions to the college, higher education and the community. In 2000, the award was expanded to provide recognition in the form of a staff award, and a separate full-time faculty award. In 2010, an additional award was added for an exemplary adjunct faculty member.

Nomination information for:

 

Questions: Contact Deb DeWent, ext. 3921 or ddewent@grcc.edu

Excellence in Education nominations due today

The Excellence in Education Award was established in 1989 to honor an individual Grand Rapids Community College employee for his or her contributions to the college, higher education and the community. In 2000, the award was expanded to provide recognition in the form of a staff award, and a separate full-time faculty award. In 2010, an additional award was added for an exemplary adjunct faculty member.

The nomination deadline is Monday, May 15, 2017.

Nomination information for:

Questions:

Excellence in Education nominations due Monday, May 15

The Excellence in Education Award was established in 1989 to honor an individual Grand Rapids Community College employee for his or her contributions to the college, higher education and the community. In 2000, the award was expanded to provide recognition in the form of a staff award, and a separate full-time faculty award. In 2010, an additional award was added for an exemplary adjunct faculty member.

The nomination deadline is Monday, May 15, 2017.

Nomination information for:

Questions:

Nominations sought for Excellence in Education Awards

The Excellence in Education Award was established in 1989 to honor an individual Grand Rapids Community College employee for his or her contributions to the college, higher education and the community. In 2000, the award was expanded to provide recognition in the form of a staff award, and a separate full-time faculty award. In 2010, an additional award was added for an exemplary adjunct faculty member.

The nomination deadline is Monday, May 15, 2017.

Nomination information for:

Questions:

Excellence in Education–A Time to Nominate

The Excellence in Education Award was established in 1989 to honor an individual Grand Rapids Community College employee for his or her contributions to the College, higher education and the community. In 2000, the award was expanded to provide recognition in the form of a staff award, and a separate full-time faculty award. In 2010, an additional award was added for an exemplary adjunct faculty member.

The nomination deadline is Friday, March 25.

Nomination information can be found at:

Faculty http://www.grcc.edu/provost/excellenceineducationawards/fulltimefacultyawardnominationprocess

Adjunct —http://www.grcc.edu/provost/excellenceineducationawards/adjunctfacultyawardnominationprocess

Staff —http://www.grcc.edu/humanresources/recognition/staffexcellenceineducationaward

Questions:

Faculty & Adjunct — Deb DeWent, ext. 3921 or ddwent@grcc.edu

Staff — Julie Otte, ext. 3490 or jotte@grcc.edu

Excellence in Education–A Time to Nominate

The Excellence in Education Award was established in 1989 to honor an individual Grand Rapids Community College employee for his or her contributions to the College, higher education and the community. In 2000, the award was expanded to provide recognition in the form of a staff award, and a separate full-time faculty award. In 2010, an additional award was added for an exemplary adjunct faculty member.

The nomination deadline is Friday, March 25.

Nomination information can be found at:

Faculty http://www.grcc.edu/provost/excellenceineducationawards/fulltimefacultyawardnominationprocess

Adjunct — http://www.grcc.edu/provost/excellenceineducationawards/adjunctfacultyawardnominationprocess

Staff — http://www.grcc.edu/humanresources/recognition/staffexcellenceineducationaward

Questions:

Faculty & Adjunct — Deb DeWent, ext. 3921 or ddwent@grcc.edu

Staff — Julie Otte, ext. 3490 or jotte@grcc.edu

GRCC In the News, 9-21-15

Change Ups: Landscape company purchases new HQ

Sept. 18, 2015; Grand Rapids Business Journal

… EDUCATION

… Grand Rapids Community College announced the recipients of its Excellence in Education Awards: Faculty Award, Nikki Banks, criminal justice associate professor; Adjunct Faculty Award, Lyn Jansen, occupational therapy assistant instructor; and Staff Award, Amy Bennett, exercise science department office manager.

Comstock Park senior duo excel on special teams, in classroom

Sept. 21, 2015; MLive

COMSTOCK PARK — Playing on special teams in high school football may not be the most glamorous job, but any coach will admit that good special teams play is crucial to the success of a football team.

… (Shawn) McGarry plans on attending Grand Rapids Community College for two years, before transferring to a four-year college.

Arts at Noon Perugino Quartet

Sept. 20, 2015; The Lanthorn (GVSU student newspaper)

In a room of the Cook-DeWitt Center often reserved for wedding ceremonies, the latest installment in Grand Valley State University’s Arts at Noon series celebrated the acoustic marriage of four instruments.

… Members of the quartet have taught music at Hope College, Aquinas College and Grand Rapids Community College, as well as GVSU.