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GRCC Employees on the Move through August 21, 2017

August 14, 2017

Please congratulate those who have moved and been promoted.

 

WELCOME TO GRCC

Nathaniel Lloyd

Accounting

Effective 6-26-17

 

Jimmie Baber

School of Workforce Development

Effective 7-17-17

 

Jyson Beasley, Jr

Facilities

Effective 7-24-17

 

Dustan Armock

Facilities

Effective 7-24-17

 

Carmen Andert

Mathematics

Effective 8-24-17

 

Heather Klare

Radiologic Technology

Effective 8-24-17

 

William Knapp

Distance Learning & Instructional Technologies

Effective 8-7-17

 

David McMullin

Enterprise Applications

Effective 8-21-17

 

Carmen Andert

Mathematics

Effective 8-24-17

 

Heather Klare

Radiologic Technology

Effective 8-24-17

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NEW POSITION

 

Jennifer Kelly

From:  APSS, Payroll Specialist

To:  Meet & Confer, Payroll Specialist

Effective 6-26-17

 

Krystle Duthil

From:  Support Professional, Dental

To:   Support Professional, School of Workforce Development

Effective 7-5-17

 

Joseph Krussell

From:  Custodian, Student Community Center

To:  Grounds

Effective 7-17-17

 

William Firn

From:  Contingency, Athletic Director

To:  Meet & Confer, Athletic Director

Effective 6-26-17

 

Patrick VanOtteren

From:  Adjunct

To:  Assistant Professor

Effective 8-24-17

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE

 

Steven Ender

President

Effective 6-30-17

 

Catherine Marlett-Dreher

Performing Arts-Theater

Effective 6-30-17

 

James Peterson

Accounting/Budgets

Effective 6-30-17

 

Susan Vanderlende

English

Effective 6-16-17

 

Paula Termeer

Psychology

Effective 7-1-17

 

Mary Molloy

English

Effective 4-29-17

 

Kellie Gregory

Facilities

Effective 7-21-17

 

Jennifer Bryant

Upward Bound

Effective 8-5-17

 

Duane David

Media Technologies

Effective 8-5-17

 

Orletta Caldwell

Business

Effective 8-18-17

 

Screening committee training set for August 18

August 8, 2017

If you’re interested in becoming part of a screening committee, please join us on Friday, August 18, 2017, for training! The session will be held in ATC 122 from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

If you’re interested in participating, please register online.

Screening committee training set for August 18

August 1, 2017

If you’re interested in becoming part of a screening committee, please join us on Friday, August 18, 2017, for training! The session will be held in ATC 122 from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

If you’re interested in participating, you can register online.

Screening committee training

July 26, 2017

If you’re interested in becoming part of a screening committee, please join us on Friday, August 18, 2017, for training! The session will be held in ATC 122 from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Please register online.

 

Gold Team connects with GRCC retirees

July 20, 2017

Say hello to the Gold Team! They are an informal group of Golden Raiders who work to keep our retirees actively involved in our GRCC community. This team works hard to keep our retirees connected by publishing the quarterly Golden Raider newsletter and planning yearly recognition receptions. If you have questions about the Golden Raiders, please feel welcome to connect with Nicole Dekker, HR liaison for the Gold Team, at nicoledekker2@grcc.edu or x3848.

Two men and 12 women, all wearing GRCC T-shirts, sit and stand by a conference table.

From left: Jan Benham, Paul Chardoul, Liz Timmer, Ed Sosa, Penni Weninger, Sandy Andrews, Karen Holt, Diane Sparks, Jane Beld-Smith, Julie Johnson, Anita Cook, and Alice Donahue.

GRCC retiree biography: Paula Termeer

June 28, 2017

Paula Termeer started to work at GRCC as an adjunct instructor from 1992 to 1997.  In 2007, she returned as an adjunct instructor for the Psychology Department at GRCC.

Here’s what Paula shared with us about her teaching experience at GRCC:

I began at GRCC (then GRJC!) in 1992, teaching in the Public Service Department, basically criminal justice classes, while working for 61st District Court. The position was discontinued with the hiring of fulltime faculty about 1997. I was invited to return about 2006 to teach in the Psychology Department while working at Pine Rest. All positions have been as adjuncts.

Some of my favorite student stories have revolved around those who struggled the most. One in particular was a young man from Africa, who didn’t think he needed to take “remedial” classes (foundations) and failed his first semester. By the luck of the draw, he had me again the next semester, and we sat down and discussed what he needed to do different. He implemented the changes, in all of his classes, and passed with flying colors. I was able to help him get a job as a parking attendant for Spectrum Health and as he continued in college, he moved up the ranks of his jobs there. A few years later, he invited me to his graduation at GVSU and announced he was accepted to the Physician Assistant program at GVSU and I attended that graduation as well. Another student I had in my first class at GRJC back in 1992. When she finished undergrad, she happened to contact me about a MSW program and later asked me to supervise her internship, which I did. We worked as colleagues at Pine Rest for several years and this year, I recruited her to teach the class she had me for, in the Public Service Division. So we went full circle in that relationship!

For retirement, my husband and I will be able to do a lot more traveling, seeing the U.S. and Europe, at this point. I also accepted the position of director of women’s ministry at our church and am writing a blog on what to say when you don’t know what to say!

I loved my time at GRCC and look forward to seeing the new trends in college in the future.

Paula, on behalf of your GRCC community, we want to thank you for your commitment and service to GRCC.  Your contributions to our students’ lives can never be measured.  Happy retirement!

GRCC Employees on the Move through June 8, 2017

June 19, 2017

Please congratulate those who have moved and been promoted.

WELCOME TO GRCC

Julia Yob

Support Professional, Communications

Effective 5-22-17

 

Deven Swanigan

Labor Relations & EO Generalist, General Counsel

Effective 6-12-17

 

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NEW POSITION

Donald Dykstra

From: Custodian II

To: Head Custodian I

Effective 5-15-17

 

Stephen Gonzalez

From: Grounds

To: Utility Maintenance

Effective 6-5-17

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE

Kristina Kozub

Student Success Coach, College Success Center

Effective 5-6-17

 

Marcia Lee

Support Professional, Library & Learning Commons

Effective 6-16-17

 

Sammye Zollman

Nursing Professor, Faculty

Effective 6-23-17

 

GRCC Employees on the Move through June 8, 2017

June 16, 2017

Please congratulate those who have moved and been promoted.

WELCOME TO GRCC

Julia Yob

Support Professional, Communications

Effective 5-22-17

 

Deven Swanigan

Labor Relations & EO Generalist, General Counsel

Effective 6-12-17

 

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NEW POSITION

Donald Dykstra

From: Custodian II

To: Head Custodian I

Effective 5-15-17

 

Stephen Gonzalez

From: Grounds

To: Utility Maintenance

Effective 6-5-17

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE

Kristina Kozub

Student Success Coach, College Success Center

Effective 5-6-17

 

Marcia Lee

Support Professional, Library & Learning Commons

Effective 6-16-17

 

Sammye Zollman

Nursing Professor, Faculty

Effective 6-23-17

 

Pine Rest offers free online counseling

May 18, 2017

Many people prefer to sit face-to-face with their counselor. Many prefer the convenience and increased confidentiality of connecting online from their own home or office. Pine Rest now offers a team of specially trained and credentialed counselors to provide this service option. Research has shown that teletherapy is just as effective as traditional in-person therapy. Employees can schedule appointments the same way they schedule office-based sessions-by dialing 800-442-0809 or 616-455-6210 and stating their wish for the online EAP counseling option. The scheduling Call Center will also check insurance to make certain that if they wish to extend counseling past their free EAP sessions they will be covered.

Pine Rest now offers the option of EAP counseling via an online video connection! Many people prefer to sit face-to-face with their counselor. Many prefer the convenience and increase confidentiality of connecting online from their own home or office. Pine Rest now offers a team of specially trained and credentialed counselors to provide this service option. Research has shown that teletherapy is just as effective as traditional in-person therapy. Employees can schedule appointments the same way they schedule office-base sessions-by dialing 800-442-0809 or 616-455-6210- and starting their wish for the online EAP counseling option. The scheduling Call Center will also check insurance to make certain that if they wish to extend counseling past their free EAP sessions they will be covered. Appointment time? Just close the door. Free online counseling with licensed therapists now available. Your day is already hectic. With telehealth online video therapy, you can conveniently connect with a highly qualified, state-licensed and certified mental health professional without leaving the privacy of your home or office. Call today to learn more. An operator will answer any questions you have, verify that your computer or device can be used for telehealth and set up your first appointment. Contact us today. Available 24/7. Convenient. Confidential. Available for all adult household family members. 800-442-0809. Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services. Employee Assistance Program. Church Assistance Program. School Assistance Program.

Counseling available online

May 16, 2017

Pine Rest now offers the option of EAP counseling via an online video connection.

https://grcctoday.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/pine-rest-now-offers-the-option-of-eap-counseling-via-an-online-video-connection.pdf

WMHIP information meeting on May 16

May 15, 2017

The WMHIP-Informational Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 16, 2:00-3:30 p.m. in the ATC 168 Auditorium. Our Gallagher representative will be reviewing our current plan options and answering health insurance questions.  If you wish to make health plan enrollment changes, the Mid-Year Open Enrollment deadline is Friday, May 19, at 5:00 p.m.

Mid-Year Open Enrollment information and BC/BS resources can be found on our HR webpage.

You do not need to complete a mid-year open enrollment form if you want to maintain your current plan.

If you have questions, please contact Vicki Vicencio (ext. 4175) or  Maria Belmares Herrera (ext. 4052) for assistance.

GRCC adjunct retiree biographies

April 25, 2017

Human Resources will be starting a new communication for our retirees. This idea was submitted via the PACE feedback meetings or the Community Luncheon sessions — so we thank you for your feedback on this opportunity to improve communications about our retirees.

The following adjuncts will be retiring from GRCC on Friday, April 29. With their permission and input, here’s some information about their teaching experience at GRCC:

Barbara Egeler

Barbara has worked at GRCC as an adjunct instructor since January 2004.

She initially started teaching communication courses in the Language and Thought Department and then went back to grad school at WMU to get a M.A. in Counseling/Psychology. In 2007, she began teaching psychology courses for the Psychology Department at GRCC.

Here’s what Barbara shared with us about her teaching experience at GRCC:

“Over the years, I have met so many diverse, funny and inquisitive students that made teaching exciting and fun. Some classes were more memorable than others. In some of the classes the students and I ‘clicked,’ making the semester fly by. In some instances, I actually didn’t want the semester to end because the class was more like a colloquium where everyone shares ideas. In my retirement, I want to pursue painting and decorating houses. I’d like also to learn new skills and travel.  I’ve been privileged to work at GRCC with great faculty, department chairs and especially the students. I wanted to teach ever since I was in elementary school, so having the opportunity to teach students from all backgrounds and ages and learn from them has been a gift. Teaching at GRCC has truly been satisfying.”

Robin Connell

Robin Connell sits at a keyboard.

Robin Connell

Robin has worked at GRCC as an adjunct instructor since January 2001 in the Music Department, mostly teaching music theory.

Here’s what Robin shared with us about her teaching experience at GRCC:

“Several stories come to mind, most of which are examples of simple things that, when put together, help build the community. For example, a few years ago a student was knitting winter ‘Pokemon’ hats. Some students were wearing them to class and they were quite surprised when I asked her if she could make me a Charmander hat. I started naming the various Pokemon and we had fun taking a short break from music theory to discuss our favorite characters.  As an adjunct juggling more than one job, as well as family, I was not able to be as involved with students as much as I wanted. So it came as a surprise when, over the years, I would run into former students who remembered me. One student in particular talked with me several times after he was enrolled at GVSU and was struggling with ‘what to do with his life.’ Others are out in the world working as musicians or music educators and keep in touch. It’s just a delight to see what former students are doing, whether they continue in a music career or move on to something else. These encounters have made me feel like I was truly a part of GRCC even though I was only teaching part time.  Although I am retiring from GRCC, I am continuing to work my other part-time jobs because I’m not old enough, or financially sound enough, to completely retire! I’ve been a self-employed musician since I graduated from GVSC in 1979. Some of that employment is performing (a dozen or so events a month) but I also teach jazz studies at Aquinas College, at my home, and as a clinician at schools and festivals. This is my third year co-directing the Youth Jazz Ensemble program at St Cecilia Music Center as well as the third year of a jazz piano concert series I host at Fountain Street Church, called, Jazz in the Sanctuary [next concert is May 7]. I hope to find a little more time for family and friends now too!  I can’t even imagine what my life would have been like without these past sixteen years at GRCC. I am so grateful for being able to teach music theory, a subject I am just geeky about and love sharing. Although I was the teacher, I always felt like I was learning, too. I also have a deep appreciation and respect for my GRCC colleagues who have been wonderful to work with and I’m excited about attending future concerts in the newly renovated music building next year.”

 Susan Wallsteadt

Susan Wallsteadt

Susan Wallsteadt

Susan has worked at GRCC as an adjunct instructor since August 2000.  For most of those years she has been an adjunct instructor in the Psychology Department and for a short period of time she was a temporary assistant professor.

Here’s what Susan shared with us about her teaching experience at GRCC:

“Nothing gives me greater pleasure than to see my former students achieve such wonderful things.  I recently was invited by one of my previous students to attend the Delta Pi Alpha dinner.  She is graduating from GRCC this semester and was recognized as one of the students to have achieved an overall 4.0 GPA.  How amazing is that!  After 17 years, I don’t think there is any doubt that I belonged to GRCC. My constant reminder is the number of times I have been out in public, such as at a restaurant or store, and have a student ask me, ‘Aren’t you a professor at GRCC?  I had you back when…..’  I have always had two jobs, but will for now have one. I’m looking forward to spending more time with my family, especially my five-year-old grandson.  I’m also going to travel more and visit my sister in Florida and my brother in California.  I have so enjoyed my time at GRCC.  I’m grateful for all the wonderful people I’ve been able to work with and socialize with, and also for the opportunity to be a part of so many students’ academic lives.  They have taught me so much!”

We would like to congratulate our adjunct retirees and thank them for their commitment and service to GRCC.  Their contributions to our students’ lives can never be measured.  Happy retirement!

GRCC Employees on the Move through March 3, 2017

March 14, 2017

Please welcome our new employees and congratulate those who have moved and been promoted.

WELCOME TO GRCC

Cody Robinson

Support Professional, Academic Advising & Transfer Center and Counseling (AATC) & Career Development (CCD)

Effective 2-20-17

 

Jacob Gladfelter

Technician Level 1, IT Customer Support

Effective 2-20-17

 

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NEW POSITION

Nicole Dekker

From:  Support Professional, HR – Staff Development

To: Employee Events, Engagement & On-Boarding Coordinator, HR – Staff Development

Effective 2-27-17

 

Julie Lackscheide

From: Assistant Professor, Radiologic Technology

To:  Program Director, Radiologic Technology

Effective:  Fall 2017

 

Pam Miller

From: Associate Dean-Faculty Evaluation & Hiring, School of Workforce Development

To: Associate Dean of Operations, School of Workforce Development

Effective:  5-1-17

 

Amy Koning

From: Associate Dean of Operations, School of Workforce Development

To:  Dean-School of Workforce Development

Effective:  4-3-17

 

Sarah VanDeWege

From:  Contingency, Preschool

To:  Assistant to Preschool Instructor

Effective:  3-13-17

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE

Rolando Bocanegra

Student Success Coach, College Success Center

Effective 2-18-17

 

Deborah Nordman, Retiring

Program Director, Radiologic Technology

Effective 6-30-17

 

James Peterson, Retiring

Executive Director of Financial Services, Accounting & Budget Services

Effective 6-30-17

GRCC offers QPR training

February 8, 2017

Want to make a difference?

We’ve all noticed a student, faculty, staff or friend who might seem down or appear to be struggling with life. You can make a difference by asking questions and referring that person to resources.

QPR … Question, Persuade, Refer  is called the “gate keeper training,” and we are bringing it to GRCC. QPR is used to save lives and reduce suicidal behaviors by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training. It is believed that quality education empowers all people, regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know.

Gatekeepers can be anyone, but include parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, ministers, doctors, nurses, office supervisors, squad leaders, foremen, police officers, advisors, caseworkers, firefighters, and many others who are strategically positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide.

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the three simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. According to the Surgeon General’s National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (2001), a gatekeeper is someone in a position to recognize a crisis and the warning signs that someone may be contemplating suicide.

We are offering five one-hour QPR training sessions. If you are interested, please RSVP through Staff Development at http://www.grcc.edu/humanresources/staffdevelopment/learningopportunitiesregistration :

  • Feb. 21 3:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Feb. 22 12:30-1:30 p.m.
  • March 9  9:00-10:00 a.m.
  • March 22  5:00-6:00 p.m.
  • March 24 1:00-2:00 p.m.

 

GRCC employees on the move through Feb. 3, 2017

February 7, 2017

Please welcome our new employees and congratulate those who have moved and been promoted.

WELCOME TO GRCC

Flora Garcia

Entry Level Custodian, Facilities

Effective 1-24-17

 

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NEW POSITION

Art Johnson

From: Support Professional, Communications Department

To: Support Professional, College Advancement & GRCC Foundation

Effective 2-27-17

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE

 Julie Otte

Events and Wellness Coordinator, Human Resources

Effective 1-11-17

 

Kelly Klotz

Support Professional, Instructional Support

Effective 1-21-17

 

Hayden Butcher

HVAC Technician, Maintenance

Effective 1-28-17