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Raider Salute to Bryan Door

March 20, 2017

A Raider Salute from Bill Faber in Physical Sciences:

I wanted to give a Raider Salute to Bryan Door from IT for his fast response time for a computer issue I had last night after my class.  Bryan came over and dropped off a replacement part in the evening that I needed for my early morning class.  Strong work Bryan!

Raider Salute to Sophia Brewer, Chris Sain, Raydale Bonivel

March 13, 2017

A Raider Salute from Tamber Bustance, of the Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion:

A special thanks to Sophia Brewer (Library and Learning Commons), Chris Sain (Counseling, Advising and Retention) and Raydale Bonivel (Alpha Beta Omega) for presenting at the Diversity Youth Partnership Youth Summit on Friday, March 10, 2017.  More than 250 8th grade students at Northview’s Crossroads Middle School attended the Summit, which was coordinated by GRCC’s Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion.  Sophia, Chris and Raydale inspired the students and represented GRCC very well! 

Raider Salute to Amy Koning

December 9, 2016

This Raider Salute comes from Don Steeby, associate professor in the HVAC program:

I’d like to recognize Amy Koning for the tireless work she did in developing our CCSTEP grants this past year.

As a result of this grant, the HVAC Department received valuable equipment that will be used by future generations in developing student troubleshooting skills in air conditioning and refrigeration.


Raider Salute to IT

September 6, 2016

A Raider Salute from Jim Van Dokkumburg:

The I.T. help desk went above and beyond helping me locate a most important file I had “lost” while scanning.  Austin Bolinger spent a LOT of time and stuck with me, ultimately bringing in Brian Moore, and … they found it!

Thank you, thank you so much for your tenacity in finding the file and for providing EXCELLENT customer service throughout the day!  You guys made my day!

Raider Salute to tutor trainers, Creative Dining

August 26, 2016

Academic Support & Tutoring Services would like to send out a Raider Salute to Barb Bouthillier, Tamber Bustance, Hilda Martinez-Gutierrez, Erendida Eduvina Erazo Alas, Cedric Ingram and Soyla Lange, Deb Perkins, Toni Garcia, Kelly Kozloski, Grace Blanchard and Eddie Blanchard for presenting at the August Tutor Training, which was held last Monday and Tuesday at the Calkins Science Center.  Additional Raider Salutes go out to Keaton Krupa, Cierra Conley and Iesa Gonzales for catering our event and being so flexible with a last-minute change of schedule. Thank you to all!

Raider Salute to Jennifer Rockafellow, bookstore staff

August 3, 2016

The Psychology and Social Sciences Department would like to send a special thanks out to Jennifer Rockafellow and her team in the bookstore for making our life so easy. We know it’s stressful getting textbooks together and we appreciate your willingness to help us and make things work. It’s nice to know we can always count on you to make it happen. Thank you for your service!

Raider Salute to GRCCePRINT

April 29, 2016

As we come together to celebrate so many accomplishments at this busy time of year, it is often those working behind the scenes, solving last-minute problems and putting the finishing touches on the small details, who make all the difference. For this reason, the communications department sends a Raider Salute to GRCCePRINT!

Raider Salute for MWest Challenge success

April 13, 2016

Assistant Professor Matheta Righa, Professor Jeffrey Spoelman, Assistant Professor Orletta Caldwell, Adjunct Professor John Rumery, Adjunct Professor John Schwalm, and Adjunct Professor Jorge Sanchez, as well as Brian Daily and his great team in our Business Lab, went above and beyond the call of duty in helping GRCC students successfully compete in the 2016 MWest Challenge, according to Professor Felix Pereiro, Business Department Head, Meijer Center for Business Studies.

The student business competition drew more than fifty teams from eight West Michigan colleges and universities. In addition to the contest for more than $40,000 in prizes, the event included workshops and opportunities for students to network with investors. Twenty-three GRCC teams submitted executive summaries for this competition and ten of those teams went on to present their business ideas on April 1, 2016 at GVSU during the day long event. GRCC’s Keyon Hall and Bessie Hall won an award totaling $1000 for The Shop Supermarket.

One of the most impressive things was that GRCC students competed against many students who are juniors and seniors, as well as MBA students at top four-year universities in West Michigan. The coaching and encouragement that our professors and staff provided GRCC students in preparing their executive summaries, PowerPoint slides, and oral presentations was invaluable. Professors and our Business Lab Team’s dedication to student success and excellence showed clearly the value-added proposition that exists in our business programs at GRCC.

A Big Raider Salute to Our Professors, Business Lab Team, and Staff for helping our GRCC students compete at MWest Challenge this year!

Raider Salute for Mark Jasonowicz

April 12, 2016

Professor Mark Jasonowicz from the Meijer Center for Business Studies went the extra mile. He offered his students a ribbon to decorate in honor of a loved one or show support for the 25th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Detroit. Over 40 decorated ribbons will be displayed along the race route to offer encouragement to both runners and survivors.

A pile of pink ribbons, all decorated with pictures, words and names.

Raider Salutes to Tony Myers, Dewayn Faber

March 2, 2016

Kate Byerwalter, psychology professor, has two Raider Salutes:

One to Tony Myers from Campus Police for unlocking my car for me out in the cold, and one to Dewayn Faber for working non-stop today to keep the paths clear at the DeVos campus. A huge thank you to them both!

Raider Salute to Bryan Door, Alfred Lazo, Shane Flynn

February 29, 2016

A HUGE Raider Salute goes out to Bryan Door, Alfred Lazo, and Shane Flynn for working diligently to ensure that the entire IT Customer Support Desk team stations were moved back after our office reconfiguration. They took extra precautions to ensure that each station was moved back and set up in a timely manner and went above and beyond to ensure we were all functioning without any end users noticing the transition!

THANK YOU — from the IT Customer Support Desk team

Raider Salute to Bayard Brooks, Becky Yoder

February 23, 2016

Ann Sandberg, from the School of Workforce Development, has a Raider Salute to Bayard Brooks and Becky Yoder:

I would like to give a shout out to Bayard and Becky for all the times their professionalism and can-do attitude go the extra mile to help pull off our events, which is exactly what they did the morning of February 23. Thank you so much, Becky & Bayard! Appreciate it so much!

Raider Salute to Neil McGladdery

February 11, 2016

A Raider Salute from Carolyn Calcutt, staff member in Academic Support and Tutoring Services:

I’d like to acknowledge the outstanding help I received from Neal McGladdery. The oddest situation occurred when my car key separated into two parts, the actual key and the chip.  A tiny screw had loosened, and I needed to place the chip back in the key and tighten down the screw.  Having no tools, this was impossible, and my car would not start with my key as it was. Neal took the time to find a tiny screwdriver which he used to put the key back together and make sure I could start my car and head home.  His patience and kindness are much appreciated. Thank you, Neal! A huge Raider Salute goes out to you!

Raider Salute to Neal McGladdery

February 1, 2016

Campus Dining would like to salute Neal McGladdery in the Facilities Department. Neal went out of his way to refurbish the two old turnstiles at the Raider Grille last week when they finally rusted through and broke off. He was just asked to remove them, and he did. However, Neal had them rewelded with new steel plates, brand new paint, and even attended to the internal components so that they operated smoother.

Thank you, Neal, for your hard work.


Raider Salute to Earnette Wrancher

January 27, 2016

A Raider Salute from the library’s Sophia Brewer:

When it comes to connecting with other students, Earnette Wrancher is the one of the best. She is a Student Assistant in the Library and Learning Commons and when you walk in the door of the Library, Earnette is sure to greet you with a hello and a smile. Today, a non-traditional student walked in the door and you could just see the weight on her shoulder. Earnette greeted her and asked her how is it going, the student walked over to her, and as they talked, you could almost see the weight being lifted.