Recap: GRCC at West Ottawa’s Decision Day 2019

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2019 Decision Day at West Ottawa was a SUCCESS! GRCC’s table was full of students. GRCC Academic Advisor Kristie Kozub and Lakeshore Success Coach Suzy Nevares (both West Ottawa High School graduates themselves) were able to connect with lots of incoming students, answer questions, and recruit.

GRCC is West Ottawa’s number one school of choice this year, with the majority of their seniors are coming here in the fall!

Please welcome today’s guests for the African-American Male Achievement Conference

If you see any young guests on campus today, please make them feel welcome!

The fourth-annual African-American Male Achievement Conference is a day of inspiration, learning, sharing, and caring for male students in ninth through 12 grades, and it is happening TODAY in the ATC.

Rhondo Cooper, a social emotional consultant for GRPS, will be the keynote speaker. He specializes in uplifting African-American males and supporting fathers and developing youth programs, while focusing on resiliency, anger management, and other interpersonal and communications issues. He has more than 20 years of experience in youth development and is the immediate past director of GRCC’s Upward Bound program.

The conference is planned for 9:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. today in the Wisner-Botrall Applied Technology Center and the Gerald R. Ford Fieldhouse. It is a collaboration between Urban League of West Michigan, Grand Rapids Public Schools, GRCC, and Grand Valley State University.

A photo from the 2018 African American Male Achievement Conference. The photo shows the GRCC gymnasium packed full of attendees who are all standing and looking at the camera with right fists raised in the air. The text at the top reads: "Thank you to all that attended the 2018 African American Male Achievement Conference." At the top left is the logo for the AAMAC with the words "We Are Kings" underneath it.

Image credit: Urban League of West Michigan.

Recap: Belding High School juniors’ visit to GRCC

The Admissions Office hosted an on campus group visit for the Junior Class from Belding High School on May 30th.  Students were able to learn about our Physical and Biological Science departments, Job Training options in the MTEC mobile lab and general college information during a fun Kahoot game session.  They ended their visit by enjoying lunch together in the Student Center.
A special thanks to the following staff who were part of the activities that day:  Jennifer Batten, Tim Hoving, Tim Periard, Leigh Kleinert, Lauren Woolsey and Cody Giba as well as our folks who provided a delicious lunch – Keaton Krupa and Destiny Swanson.

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TODAY: GRPS, Grade School to Grad School for Girls Conference event at GRCC

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GRCC is excited to host the GRPS Grade School to Grad School for Girls event on our main campus today.  315 students and staff are scheduled to attend today’s events, including GRPS Superintendent Neal.  If you see them today, make sure to say “Hello!”