Photos from Conectate event

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

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

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

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

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!

Students present summer research on October 19

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!

Students to present summer research on October 19

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!

Counseling, TRIO, other offices to return to Student Center

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.

Concert to benefit Jonathan Jackson’s study abroad opportunity

Our TRIO Peer Mentor, Jonathan Jackson, was 1 of 15 students selected for a national study abroad opportunity through the Keith Sherin Global Leaders program. This is an incredibly exclusive and enriching opportunity for Jonathan! He has been awarded a few scholarships towards his partial cost for the trip but needs additional funding.

In order to raise funds, Jonathan is having a benefit concert. He is a gifted musician and will be performing on Thursday, April 7th, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the Music Building, Rm. 200. Any contribution will be accepted!

If you are unable to attend, TRIO/SSS will also be collecting funds for Jonathan. Please see either Maggie M-Spruit, Anna Maria Clark, or Vicky Powers if you would like to make a contribution.

Jay’s Trip to Spain: Benefit Concert. Thursday, April 7th, 2016. Location: Room 200 of the Music Building. Time: 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Food will be provided.

TRIO Palooza includes art competition

On Tuesday, March 22, 2016, TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) Program hosted our every semester TRIO Palooza event. This is an opportunity for students to register for Summer and/or Fall 2016 classes, file their FAFSA, and gather as a student community.

Students enjoyed food and fun activities as well as participating in our very 1st Annual TRIO SSS Art Prize. Students will vote on their favorite art piece via the GRCC TRIO SSS Facebook page.

Special thanks to those who participated in the TRIO SSS Art Prize and additional thanks to Rebecca Powell, Veronica Beitner, and Paul Doane from the Financial Aid Office.

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TRiO Upward Bound extends water drive for Flint

GRCC’s TRiO Upward Bound program is extending its bottled water drive for the Flint water crisis. Employees and students can drop off a case of bottled water or a gallon of water to the TRIO Upward Bound Office ,110 Sneden Hall, through February 5. Any departments that need their donations picked up should contact Sheena Weaver at sheenaweaver@grcc.edu.

Meet and Greet New Director of TRIO/Student Support Services Program

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Victoria Powers

On Tuesday, January 19, 2016, from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the Student Center’s Multi-Purpose Room, we will have a meet and greet for the new director of the TRIO/Student Support Services Program: Victoria “Vicky” Powers.   Stop by, meet Vicky and enjoy some delicious hors d’oeuvres.

The TRIO/Student Support Services is a program designed to work with students who are first generation college students and who meet federal income guidelines. Our goal is to help support student success at GRCC and assist in transfer to a four-year college/university. The program has been serving students at Grand Rapids Community College for over 35 years.