Posted tagged ‘TRiO/Student Support Services’

2-part series looks at writing applications, essays

September 15, 2017

TRIO/Student Support Services has organized a two-part series on “Writing that Outshines the Competition.”

Students will learn how to:

  • Fill out competitive applications.
  • Complete applications and personal essays.
  • Develop a final product that can be used multiple ways.

The sessions run 3-5 p.m. September 20 and 27 in room 336 of the Student Center.

Tell students about Study Away opportunity

September 13, 2017

Encourage your students to participate in this Study Away opportunity:

GRCC Faculty-led Program. Study Away. Salamanca, Spain: Global Studies through International Travel. This 17-day international travel course will provide students with an in-depth study of the Spanish language and culture, civilization, art and history. While in Salamanca students will enjoy Spanish daily life with host families, and experience life in a city which has been a cultural and educational center in Spain. The program will encompass daily Spanish lessons with a broad range of cultural understandings together with field trips, and the opportunity to participate in the 800th anniversary of the University of Salamanca. Along with Salamanca other locations we will explore include Avila, Segovia, Aveiro and Madrid. Apply by February 1, 2018. Grcc.edu/studyaway grcc.edu/studentaway facebook.com/grccstudyaway

Eligibility: All degree-seeking students with a 2.0 cumulative GPA, and no money owed to the institution. Date: June 29-July 15, 2018 (17 days). Course: HU 219 Global Studies through International Travel (three credits). Housing: Program participants will be housed with host families. Excursions and Highlights: Two-week Spanish language classes at student proficiency level. Host family stay. Daily afternoon excursions. Guided visit to Segovia and Avila. Excursion to Aveiro Beach (Portugal) – weather permitting. 800-year celebration of the University of Salamanca. Service learning project with Puente Ladrillo. Ruta de Tapas (exploring Tapas’ restaurants). Castanet lesson. 4th of July celebration—Spanish style. City tour of Madrid. Contact: Department of Experiential Learning, Main Building, Level G2, Room 59. traceylacy@grcc.edu. (616) 234-4162 grcc.edu/studyaway. Costs* Program fee (paid to GRCC): $3,850. What is included: Round trip airfare. Accommodations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner while in country. Field trips, excursions and entrance fees. Criminal background check. Travel insurance. Deposit – Due upon acceptance into program: $500. Tuition [plus fees (in-district) paid to GRCC]: $339. What is included: Three (3) credits (based on residential rate) and fees. Potential Additional Expenses: Items listed below may or may not apply to all participants: Passport. Personal expenses. Additional meals beyond what is offered. Travel provider phone (in country use only). How to pay for study abroad? Students are encouraged to pursue financial aid, scholarships and grants to fund Study Abroad. In addition, they may consider personal funds and alternative loans to fund Study Abroad. For more information on funding, visit grcc.edu/studyaway. Contact program directors for more information: Carmela Zapata, Department of Language and Thought, czapata@grcc.edu (616) 234-4666. Anna Maria Clark, TRIO/Student Support Services, aclark@grcc.edu, (616)234-4131. Applications are taken on a first come first serve basis. Apply through February 1, 2018 at grcc.edu/studyaway. *All program information, including courses, duration of program, dates and other logistics are subject to change. Fee subject to adjustment based on actual exchange rates and international airfare. Programs may be canceled due to extenuating circumstances. GRCC Grand Rapids Community College. All participants are welcome. Those in need of accommodations, please contact the Department of Experiential Learning at (616) 234-4162. GRCC is an Equal Opportunity Institution. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

TRIO students present research at University of Michigan

August 4, 2017

GRCC TRIO/Student Support Services students Cedric Ingram, Chantal Garcia, Daniel Lopez, Maria Perez and Maleny Crespo participated in the University of Michigan Community College Summer Research Fellowship. On August 2, they presented their research findings at the 2017 UROP Summer Symposium.

Their topics were:

  • Cedric — “Family Dynamics Under African-American Slavery.”
  • Chantal — “Influence of Funding on Technological Innovation and Commercialization.”
  • Daniel — “The Content of Your Color: Skin Color Identity and its Determinants.”
  • Maria — “Using the Web to Enhance Healthcare in Differences of Sex Development.”
  • Maleny — “Political Spirituality of Latinx Culture.”

Special congratulations to Cedric, Chantal, Daniel and Maleny for winning blue ribbon recognition for their exceptional work and knowledge of research topics!

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GRCC sponsors Study Away trip to Spain

July 19, 2017

Encourage your students to participate in this Study Away opportunity:

GRCC Faculty-led Program. Study Away. Salamanca, Spain: Global Studies through International Travel. This 17-day international travel course will provide students with an in-depth study of the Spanish language and culture, civilization, art and history. While in Salamanca students will enjoy Spanish daily life with host families, and experience life in a city which has been a cultural and educational center in Spain. The program will encompass daily Spanish lessons with a broad range of cultural understandings together with field trips, and the opportunity to participate in the 800th anniversary of the University of Salamanca. Along with Salamanca other locations we will explore include Avila, Segovia, Aveiro and Madrid. Apply by February 1, 2018. Grcc.edu/studyaway grcc.edu/studentaway facebook.com/grccstudyaway

Eligibility: All degree-seeking students with a 2.0 cumulative GPA, and no money owed to the institution. Date: June 29-July 15, 2018 (17 days). Course: HU 219 Global Studies through International Travel (three credits). Housing: Program participants will be housed with host families. Excursions and Highlights: Two-week Spanish language classes at student proficiency level. Host family stay. Daily afternoon excursions. Guided visit to Segovia and Avila. Excursion to Aveiro Beach (Portugal) – weather permitting. 800-year celebration of the University of Salamanca. Service learning project with Puente Ladrillo. Ruta de Tapas (exploring Tapas’ restaurants). Castanet lesson. 4th of July celebration—Spanish style. City tour of Madrid. Contact: Department of Experiential Learning, Main Building, Level G2, Room 59. traceylacy@grcc.edu. (616) 234-4162 grcc.edu/studyaway. Costs* Program fee (paid to GRCC): $3,850. What is included: Round trip airfare. Accommodations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner while in country. Field trips, excursions and entrance fees. Criminal background check. Travel insurance. Deposit – Due upon acceptance into program: $500. Tuition [plus fees (in-district) paid to GRCC]: $339. What is included: Three (3) credits (based on residential rate) and fees. Potential Additional Expenses: Items listed below may or may not apply to all participants: Passport. Personal expenses. Additional meals beyond what is offered. Travel provider phone (in country use only). How to pay for study abroad? Students are encouraged to pursue financial aid, scholarships and grants to fund Study Abroad. In addition, they may consider personal funds and alternative loans to fund Study Abroad. For more information on funding, visit grcc.edu/studyaway. Contact program directors for more information: Carmela Zapata, Department of Language and Thought, czapata@grcc.edu (616) 234-4666. Anna Maria Clark, TRIO/Student Support Services, aclark@grcc.edu, (616)234-4131. Applications are taken on a first come first serve basis. Apply through February 1, 2018 at grcc.edu/studyaway. *All program information, including courses, duration of program, dates and other logistics are subject to change. Fee subject to adjustment based on actual exchange rates and international airfare. Programs may be canceled due to extenuating circumstances. GRCC Grand Rapids Community College. All participants are welcome. Those in need of accommodations, please contact the Department of Experiential Learning at (616) 234-4162. GRCC is an Equal Opportunity Institution. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

TRIO/Student Support Services holds ‘Ice Cold Thursdays’ today

June 8, 2017

The TRIO/Student Support Services Program invites the campus community to stop by for our first “Ice Cold Thursdays” and grab a delicious frozen ice-cream pop this Thursday, June 8, from noon-1:00 p.m. on the south end of Juan Olivarez Plaza, across from the parking ramp! Hope you can join us!

TRIO/Student Support Services to host ‘Ice Cold Thursdays’

June 6, 2017

The TRIO/Student Support Services Program invites the campus community to stop by for our first “Ice Cold Thursdays” and grab a delicious frozen ice-cream pop this Thursday, June 8, from noon-1:00 p.m. on the south end of Juan Olivarez Plaza, across from the parking ramp! Hope you can join us!

Photos from Conectate event

February 14, 2017

The CAP 1.3.3 (Latino Support Team) hosted a Conectate event this past Saturday at Tassell M-TEC.  The purpose of the event was to celebrate and get to know currently enrolled Hispanic and Latino students at GRCC.  During the event, we also provided a presentation explaining how our group can support those students on campus. Additionally, there were resources ranging from Title IX, Be Nice organization, Financial Aid, Undocumented Student Resources, TRIO, College Success Center, Tutoring, and the Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion. Telamon Corp. was also there  to promote financial assistance to students or their families who work in agriculture.

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TRIO Palooza on Feb. 15 includes information on summer research program

February 14, 2017

On Wednesday, Feb. 15, TRIO Palooza will include a TRIO/SSS recruitment effort and the opportunity for students to get assistance with the University of Michigan summer research program (UROP)!

Please invite students to learn about TRIO/Student Support Services during the TRIO Palooza event!  TRIO has openings in the program and we need your help to reach out to students who might not know about it.

Students can also stop by and learn about summer research with UROP; the final deadline is Friday, Feb. 24!

Event:  TRIO Palooza open house

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 15

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Location: Multipurpose room,  second floor of the Student Center  (behind the Quiet Cafe).

For questions, or to learn more about TRIO or UMICH-UROP, contact Vicky Powers at vpowers@grcc.edu or extension 4150.

GRCC alumnus Arick Davis to speak on Feb. 3

February 2, 2017

Arick Davis, a GRCC alumnus and former TRIO student peer mentor, will be discussing his experience as a former student, student employee, 2016 New Venture Competition winner for We Inspire and MICUP-Michigan Tech alumni.

Friday February, 3

12-1:30 pm

201 Cook Hall (Business Lab)

We Inspire is a web app designed to connect students, teachers and work professionals together in order to provide students an opportunity to learn more about career paths that often go unnoticed.

To learn more, visit weinspire.life

 “Be thankful for what you have and for all of the people that support you. We Inspire believes in community. Giving a little to help a lot.”   -Arick Davis

TRIO holds fundraiser for Power of Education Foundation

October 24, 2016

GRCC TRiO students have been supporting the Power of Education Foundation’s school in Fontamara, Haiti for the last several years. This foundation is based in Grand Rapids. TRiO is currently focused on sponsoring Mikerlange Abraham, the 9th grader who is emerging as a student leader at the PEF School. Once again, they need to raise at least $600 to fund her tuition, meals and health care for the next school year. To this end, they will be holding an apple and donut sale from Monday, 10-24, through Thursday, 10-27, from 11 – 2:00 each day in various campus locations, $1 for Krispy Kreme donuts or donut holes and $1 for locally grown apples.

This year they are again offering one dozen apples or donuts for $10, which can be delivered to your place of choice on the Main campus any time from 10-25 through 10-27.  If interested, contact pweninger@grcc.edu

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Students present summer research on October 19

October 18, 2016

All GRCC faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend the GRCC Scholars Poster Presentation.  This event will take place on October 19 from noon – 4:00 p.m.

GRCC students who participated in summer research and traveled on a Study Away program will be presenting their work. Staff from Michigan Tech and the University of Michigan summer research programs will be at hand to provide information on their programs. We hope to see you there!

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Students present summer research on October 19

October 12, 2016

All GRCC faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend the GRCC Scholars Poster Presentation.  This event will take place on October 19 from noon – 4:00 p.m.

GRCC students who participated in summer research and traveled on a Study Away program will be presenting their work. Staff from Michigan Tech and the University of Michigan summer research programs will be at hand to provide information on their programs. We hope to see you there!

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Students to present summer research on October 19

October 6, 2016

All GRCC faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend the GRCC Scholars Poster Presentation.  This event will take place on October 19 from noon – 4:00 p.m.

GRCC students who participated in summer research and traveled on a Study Away program will be presenting their work. Staff from Michigan Tech and the University of Michigan summer research programs will be at hand to provide information on their programs. We hope to see you there!

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Counseling, TRIO, other offices to return to Student Center

August 22, 2016

The offices that were temporarily relocated to Cook — the Counseling and Career Center, TRIO/Student Support Services, Occupational and Disability Support Services, the Student Success and Retention Dean’s Office, and Disability Testing Services — are scheduled to be back in the Student Center on Tuesday, August 23.

Writing That Outshines the Competition Workshop re-scheduled from Snow Day to Thursday, March 31!

March 30, 2016

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