Posted tagged ‘Student Affairs’

Cap and gown vouchers available

March 20, 2017

Commencement celebrates the academic accomplishment of our students, and to ensure each graduate has the opportunity to participate in commencement, a cap and gown voucher is available. Through the generous donations of faculty and staff, the Sponsor-A-Grad program guarantees that each graduate who cannot afford the cost of a cap and gown, receives one.

If you know of a student who is not participating because of the cost, please contact the Student Affairs Office.  The voucher can be mailed to the student, or sent to you, if you would like to personally give it to the student.

GRCC In the News, 1-30-17

January 30, 2017

Police investigating after fall from GRCC parking ramp

Jan. 27, 2017; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Emergency personnel closed a road on the Grand Rapids Community College campus Friday afternoon after police said someone fell from the nearby parking structure.

Students named to GRCC president’s, dean’s lists

Jan. 28, 2017; Maple Valley News (Nashville, Mich.)

Grand Rapids Community College has announced the names of students who qualified for the president’s and dean’s lists.

Laker men go 2-1 on week; women go 1-2

Jan. 28, 2017;  The Morning Sun (Mount Pleasant)

The Mid Michigan Community College mens basketball team rolled to its second-straight win on Friday night in Grand Rapids as it topped host Grand Rapids Community College 87-72.

 

Title IX video looks at consent

October 10, 2016

We talk a lot about consent in relationships, but this video dives deeper to explore its meaning: What IS consent? What is NOT consent? Can you give consent while intoxicated, can you change your mind and do you have to give consent out loud? This six-minute video touches on those issues, with our own GRCC students featured!

Raider Buzz contains news, updates for students

October 5, 2016

We have a new system of communicating with current GRCC students: the Raider Buzz.

Like GRCC Today for employees, Raider Buzz is a blog that incorporates timely updates and information for students, as well as a collection of other information, including social media posts and student organization meetings and events.

Encourage students to read the Raider Buzz:

  • We will be sending students weekly or biweekly digests of new content in the Raider Buzz to their emails.
  • If you are a faculty member, please share this new resource with students. Make a class announcement, post an announcement in your Blackboard course, etc.
  • Students can also find a link to the Raider Buzz on their Blackboard home page in the announcement section.

How can you submit information to the Raider Buzz? Click on the tab “Share News or an Event” and fill out the simple form to publish information to this site.

On a final note, the Stall Street Journal will still be published on occasion. We will be developing an initial version for the start of each fall and winter semester, and include campus wide information that is relevant to most students. If you’d like information to be considered for this semesterly version, please contact Molly Maczka, mmaczka@grcc.edu 30 days prior to the start of the semester.

Volunteers needed for All-USA/Coca-Cola nomination committee

October 4, 2016

Faculty volunteers are needed to serve on the All-USA/Coca-Cola Community College Nomination Committee for Fall 2016.  The deadline for students to apply is Dec. 1.  The committee will convene no later than Dec. 6 to review applicants and select two students to represent GRCC, and move forward in the national scholarship competition.  If you are interested or would like more information, please email studentaffairs@grcc.edu

GRCC In the News, 9-12-16

September 12, 2016

Hookah lounge shooting victim identified as a 22-year-old Muskegon man

Sept. 11, 2016; MLive

HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, MI — The 22-year-old man found dead in a parking lot Sunday morning has been identified by police as Muskegon resident Anthony Lamb.

… Police arrived to find Lamb lying in the parking lot outside the Hookah Lounge, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Lamb graduated from Holland High School in 2012 and went on to attend Grand Rapids Community College.

Help available for students of shuttered ITT Tech

Sept. 9, 2016; WOOD TV

MUSKEGON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — The phones are ringing at college admissions offices all over West Michigan.

… Grand Rapids Community College is also looking for ways to help ITT Tech students.

Rees Scholarship Foundation awards $63,000

Sept. 11, 2016; mechanical-hub.com

Arlington, Va. — The Clifford H. Ted Rees, Jr. Scholarship Foundation, a charitable foundation of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), and the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), announced scholarship awards totaling $63,000 to 37 students, including four veterans, studying to become technicians in the HVACR and water heating industry.

… HVACR and Water Heating Technician Program Recipients:

… Pragnesh Patel, Grand Rapids Community College (Grand Rapids, Mich.)

What’s Cooking: Flourless chocolate torte recipe

Sept. 9, 2016; WZZM

Pastry Chef Abby Metz came to the WZZM 13 Studio from Red Water Restaurants, with a recipe for flourless chocolate torte.

(This article doesn’t mention it, but Abby Metz is a SICE alumna.)

2 Young Black Educators. 100 Students of Color: From Worst-to-First

Sept. 6, 2016; Huffington Post

Even in 2016, it is still rare to see two men of color who do what they do, working in higher education. Although the two couldn’t be more different, there are many things Chris & Dre have in common. For instance, they both come from humble beginnings. They both graduated from Ottawa Hills High School, located in Grand Rapids, Mich. and they both have humble, laid back personalities. Nearly ten years apart in age, they are two professionals who have become more like brothers due to a shared focus and passion for helping students achieve.

… In 2012, after data indicated that African American males attending Grand Rapids Community College were statistical leaders in every category of failure, Alpha Beta Omega (ABO) was birthed as a response to the stark reality. ABO, a leadership development program was spearheaded by Dr. Andre Fields, Eric Williams and Chris Sain Jr.

Five local leaders to host joint mayors’ coffee

Sept. 9, 2016; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS — Five local leaders are hosting a joint mayors’ coffee for residents on Sept. 22 with public transit the topic of discussion.

Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss, Grandville Mayor Steve Maas, Kentwood Mayor Stephen Kepley, Walker Mayor Mark Huizenga and Wyoming Mayor Jack Poll will lead the mayors’ coffee, set for 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Applied Technology Center at Grand Rapids Community College, 143 Bostwick Ave. NE.

Student Affairs staff additions

July 29, 2016
Valerie Butterfield smiles.

Valerie Butterfield

Lina Blair smiles.

Lina Blair

Please stop by to introduce yourself and welcome the new members of SA team. All bring excellent student services and support experiences that will benefit our students, faculty, and staff.

Valerie Butterfield, Registrar: Valerie holds a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Michigan-Dearborn, and comes to GRCC from Henry Ford College where she has worked as an enrollment administrator.  Valerie has experience working with students, staff, and faculty by serving in several roles in higher education including: Educational Site Coordinator, Enrollment Specialist and Registrar.  Valerie enjoys kayaking and hiking with her husband, Matt, and dog, Indy.

Lina Blair, Director of Student Life and Conduct: Lina holds a Master’s of Science in training and development from Northern Michigan University, and has spent her career at Northern Michigan University.  While at NMU, she was a resident director, Academic and Career Advisement Center Coordinator, and Director of Orientation. Most recently, Lina served as the assistant dean of students.  Lina is originally from Quincy, Illinois and enjoys spending time with her family, fly fishing and photography.

Retirement reception honoring Diane Patrick is tomorrow

June 6, 2016

Please join us tomorrow,  June 7, for an open-house reception celebrating Diane Patrick, associate dean of Student Affairs/Registrar and former director of admissions. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

Date: Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Time: 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Place: Multi-Purpose Room of the Student Center, Room 234.

Retirement Reception Honoring Diane Patrick to be held on June 7

May 17, 2016

Please join us for an open-house reception celebrating Diane Patrick, Associate Dean of Student Affairs/Registrar and former Director of Admissions. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

Date: Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Time: 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Place: Multi-Purpose Room of the Student Center, Room 234.

Athletic Oversight Team is looking for faculty membership

September 22, 2015

The Athletic Oversight Team is looking for faculty members. The time commitment is four 1-hour meetings during the academic year. The purpose of the team is:

  • To act in an oversight and advisory capacity with attention to academic progress and welfare of student athletes.
  • To review policies and guidelines related to the athletic program.
  • Monitor, access and promote interventions to achieve high standards in academics in student athletes.
  • Suggest strategies to promote campus wide support for intercollegiate athletics.

If you are interested in joining the team, please contact Tina Hoxie at x3926 or thoxie@grcc.edu

 

Bystander intervention: It’s on us

April 17, 2015

Do you know how to talk to friend who may be violent and what to do if you see an assault? For more information on support, resources and reporting at GRCC click here. #ItsOnUs #SAAM #YWCAWCMI

Sexual misconduct fact: You can’t consent if you’re intoxicated

April 16, 2015

On or off campus, sexual misconduct is a crime. To learn more about your rights and resources at GRCC, click here. #SAAM

Sexual misconduct and Title IX at GRCC— what it means for you

April 13, 2015

How are GRCC and Title IX, a federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination in education, protecting you? Click here to learn about GRCC’s policies and click here to learn more about Title IX. #KnowYourIX  #SAAM