Posted tagged ‘Raider Salute’

Raider Salute from Early Childhood Learning Laboratory to Jeff Smoes

October 18, 2018

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GRCC’s ECLL Marsh room would like to thank Jeff Smoes and his helper for bringing the leaf blowers and making a big leaf pile for our kids to play in. Jeff took it upon himself to do this for our kids, saying “I still like to play in the leaves and figured it would be fun for the kids.”
Our kids had a ball. Thank you!

Raider Salute from Social Sciences to Catering

October 15, 2018

The Social Sciences Department would like to send a thank you out to Destiny Swanson and all the catering group for being so willing to help us out at the last minute! We appreciate all that you do for us and the college. Thank you!

Raider Salute from Instructional Support to Facilities & IT

October 9, 2018

The Instructional Support department extends a huge thank you and raider salute to the following folks for all of your help, support, and assistance with our recent office space update: Abbot Kastanek, Sam Kirkey, Bob Greene, and Vicki Janowiak – Facilities; Saibo Williams and Antonio Aguillon-Herta – IT. We love the space and welcome everyone to stop in for a visit! We’ll have the coffee pot running.

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Raider Salute from Purchasing for “Build With Us” Volunteers

August 23, 2018

The Purchasing Department extends a HUGE THANK YOU and Raider Salute to the following individuals for your invaluable assistance the “Build with Us” event on August 23rd:

  • Abbot Kastanek – Facilities
  • Joe Milito – Facilities
  • Dorothy Paradis – Facilities
  • Dewayn Faber – Facilities
  • Jeffery Vanderveen – Information Technology
  • Danelle Sedore – ePrint
  • Lorena Aguayo-Marquez – Workforce Training
  • David Murray – Communications
  • Jared Anderson – Online Store

Our partnership with the City of Grand Rapids for supplier and Micro-Local Business Enterprise recruitment is an important one for our community. We could not do this work as effectively without all of you.

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Raider Salute to Bayard Brooks and Luba Petrash for MACET

August 7, 2018

A special thank you to Bayard Brooks and Luba Petrash at the ATC for their work last week on the Michigan Association for Continuing Education and Training (MACET).

The conference – moving between several rooms and audio/visual setups – was flawlessly executed by Bayard.  Many speakers mentioned how easy and painless it was at GRCC, especially compared to other venues.  We received compliments from every person on the excellent food during the conference.  We are so very fortunate to have Bayard and Luba making GRCC look great!  Thank you from MACET and the Workforce Training Team.

Raider Salute from Workforce Development APSS to Nick Antonakis

August 2, 2018
The School of Workforce Development APSS members show off their paintings after a group retreat.
The School of Workforce Development’s APSS members would like to thank Nick Antonakis for a fun afternoon of painting as part of our retreat.  A great time was had by all!

Raider Salute for opened doors

June 13, 2018

A Raider Salute from adjunct professor Conshana (Shanda) Vaughn:

“Today my class was held in a computer lab on the 5th floor of Cook Hall.  I reserved the room starting at 8:30 a.m.   I would like to salute Mr. Matt for his willingness to assist with the opening of the reserved computer lab prior to 9 a.m.  He assisted with professionalism and smile.  He displayed the type of customer service that is ALWAYS wanted, but not always exhibited.   Thank you Mr. Matt!!!”

Adjunct professor Shanda Vaughn posing with Mr. Matt

Raider Salute to Facilities, IT, and Student Records

June 7, 2018

Erica Brown from the Cashier’s Office has a big Raider Salute to share after her team’s construction experience:

Special thanks from the Cashier’s Office to Facilities, IT, and Student Records Office! Thanks for all of their help during the Cashier’s Remodel project.

We couldn’t have done it without Abbot Kastanek, Bob Greene, Dominique Couch, Chris Ambler, Essie McGhee, Tom Trasky, Jyson Beasley, Bryan Door, Saibo Williams, Dan Cook, and Donovan Wallace.

You are all greatly appreciated! Thank you!

Raider Salute to Facilities staff

June 4, 2018

Kathleen Neumann, the Child Development Community Liaison at GRCC, has a Raider Salute for Facilities:

I want to send a shout out to our awesome facility staff who helped move our Early Learning Community Play and Learn Group!
You guys are great!

Raider Salute to IT Department

May 25, 2018

A Raider Salute from adjunct professor Conshana (Shanda) Vaughn:

I would like to submit a ‘Raider Salute’ to the GRCC IT Department. Wednesday, May 24th, I presented at the GRPS G-Cubed – Raising Her Voice Conference in the ATC Building.  The room I was assigned to had a computer with a browser that had not been updated, so my presentation didn’t work. I contacted the IT department and Ms. Rachel (phone) created a ticket to provide a loaner laptop because the conference was scheduled to start at 9:30A.  Well, the ticket was created at 9:10A and the problem was resolved by 9:24A.  Many THANKS and KUDOS to I want to say their names are Jordyn and Bryan H for their prompt service with a smile.  
Shanda Vaughn poses with the IT staff who helped her save the day during the "GRPS G-Cubed - Raising Her Voice Conference" in the ATC Building

Raider Salute to Facilities, HVAC team

April 23, 2018

The GRCC M-TEC team would like to salute the Facilities and HVAC team who helped us out of a bind late Friday night during the SkillsUSA tournament. Without Wes, Joe and Jim, we would have been in trouble. Thanks for responding so quickly after hours!  You are appreciated!

Raider Salute from Psychology Department

March 15, 2018

Special thanks from the Psychology Department to the following people for all of their help with the behind the scenes with the Psychology Transfer Fair. We could do nothing without you guys and you are all greatly appreciated. Thank you for all your hard work Dewayn Faber, Jeremy Manning, Luis Rodriguez-Cruz, Destiny Swanson and all the catering associates, Jim Schafer, Tim Zerfas and all the media associates.

Raider Salute for Facilities

December 19, 2017

A Raider Salute from Amy Koning:

A big thank you to the facilities crew in the ATC. Last week’s weather provided for some tricky cleanup, and each and every time I went outside the sidewalks were clear! 

Raider Salute for Jason Natte

December 11, 2017

The Library & Learning Commons offers a Raider Salute to custodian Jason Natte. Jason, in addition to his regular set-up, tear-down, and clean-up duties, helped us decorate for our recent Learning Center Open House. He has “ladder skills” and hung lots, and lots, and lots of snowflakes from our ceiling panels. We salute you!

Jason Natte stands by a ladder in the library; paper snowflakes hang from the ceiling.

Raider Salute to Facilities staff

September 6, 2017

A Raider Salute from Erin Busscher, of the Counseling and Career Center:

I would like to send a Raider Salute to all of the outstanding Facilities staff for setting up and tearing down the Transfer and Advising Day event in the Juan Olivarez Plaza. They did an excellent job and I was impressed by their teamwork and efficiency.