Raider Salute to Grace Schwanda and DLIT

From a comment form managed by the Student Feedback Management Team:

I enjoy going to school here. I have gone to another community college, I wont state the name, but they were not as helpful and understanding as GRCC. GRCC has wonderful and caring online teachers and I look forward to starting up this fall with my on campus classes and hope they have teachers just as great as my online classes did. One teacher that stood out more than the rest was my music teacher Grace Schwanda, I hope GRCC appreciates her hard work as much as I do, she truly cares about her work and her students. Thank you, GRCC!

Campus Filmmakers filming zombies on campus Friday

The Campus Filmmakers, a student organization on campus, will be filming scenes for a movie involving zombies this Friday, May 10th, in and outside of Sneden Hall from 2:00-8:00 p.m.  During this time, there could be large groups of actors dressed as zombies walking through the parking lot.  We wanted to make you aware of this planned and approved activity on campus, as fake blood, body parts, etc. will be involved.

Please be respectful of the area in which the film crew and actors are working.  No volunteers are needed.  For more information please contact Student Life at 234-4160.

GRCC In The News, 5-7-13

College experience for special students
5/6/13 WOOD TV
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – The Noorthoek Academy is dedicated to a college experience for special needs students who want to pursue their education after high school. Working in a partnership with Grand Rapids Community College, the program is geared towards mentally impaired students and provides academic and social enrichment to those who have traditionally been excluded from a college experience.

State Board of Education: Seeking feedback Thursday at GRCC community forum
5/6/13 MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The State Board of Education is holding a community forum Thursday at Grand Rapids Community College and hoping for broad participation from residents, educators and school district stakeholders.

Honey: Spring’s glory reminds us how we all take new forms
5/6/13 MLive
My magnolia has really outdone herself this year. She burst into glory last week with hundreds of white-and-soft-pink flowers. They were so lusciously fragrant that I would go stand under their canopy just so I could get drunk on the sweet smell of heaven.
… So it is with my friend Dick DeVinney, who passed both from and into glory April 20. He was 76, which seems like a good long life. But news of his death took the wind out of me. I couldn’t believe how quickly he had gone.
… Dick was well-known to those who love beautiful music. He was the longtime music minister at First United Methodist Church in Grand Rapids and a music instructor at Grand Rapids Community College. Classical music fans know him as the guy who covered the Grand Rapids Symphony for many years. And art lovers know that he and his wife, Marion, founded First Church’s Celebration of the Arts, a highly regarded, juried exhibition of spiritual and sacred art.

CC-Crystal’s Schmitt to play at MMCC
5/6/13 The Daily News (Greenville)
MIDDLETON — Brann Schmitt is moving on in his basketball career.
The Carson City-Crystal senior signed a letter of intent Friday to play at Mid-Michigan Community College.
… “A couple of them talked to me,” he said. “Kalamazoo (Valley Community) College, GRCC (Grand Rapids Community College). But Mid(-Michigan) just had what I liked.”

Muskegon Community College recap: Regionals up next for Jayhawks
5/6/13 MLive
MUSKEGON, MI — A little momentum is on the side of the Muskegon Community College baseball team going into the regional tournament.
… The Jayhawks open regional tournament action at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday against Grand Rapids Community College at C.O. Brown Stadium in Battle Creek.

Jackson Community College baseball team hopes it can break through at NJCAA regional tournament
5/7/13 MLive
JACKSON — Qualifying for the National Junior College Athletic Association Region XII Tournament is nothing new for Jackson Community College’s baseball team.
… JCC has never failed to qualify for the Region XII Tournament, where the winner advances to the NJCAA Division II World Series. The Jets advanced to the semifinals a year ago before falling to Grand Rapids Community College.

Victim Impact Event Photos

Yesterday the GRCC Criminal Justice Department hosted an event to discuss the impact, consequences, and outcomes of drinking and driving.  Over 130 GRCC Criminal Justice Students, staff and community members experienced a simulated panel, which is commonly used for court sentencing and probationers involved in alcohol related offenses. The session had a dual effect – education on the process and the realities of drunk driving.

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2010 Family Matters Event a Success

GRCC Family Matters 2010

Over the weekend, GRCC held its annual “Family Matters” event inviting parents to bring their children for fun and games while also accessing local community resources for families.  WOOD TV 8’s Terri DeBoer and Laura Velasquez were on hand to help these nonprofit agencies reach out to the community.  Click here for a full slideshow…

GRCC Family Matters 2010

Art and Bevs Bistro Specials: 1/20/10-1/22/10


  • Build your own Stir Fry Bar!! 5.00
  • Baked Mac and Cheese w/ Garlic bread 4.00
  • Chicken Noodle or Split Pea w/Ham


  • Pasta Bar 5.00
  • Double Coney Dog Plate w/fries 5.00
  • Minestrone or Broccoli Cheese


  • Philly Cheese Steak w/fries 5.00
  • ¼ # Bacon Mushroom Swiss Burger w/fries 4.50
  • Cream of Mushroom or French Onion