Raider Salute to Dan Sullivan, Sue DelRaso

A Raider Salute from Raynard Ross:

Congratulations to Dan Sullivan, Faculty Lab Coordinator for the Language Arts Tutorial Lab, and Sue DelRaso, Faculty Lab Coordinator for the ATC Open Computer Lab, for recently achieving tenure. They are both innovative and dedicated in their commitment to support the academic success of our students. I’d like to thank them for their excellent work and hope that you take a moment to recognize their accomplishment. Both are truly an asset to GRCC!

Tutor Recommendations Needed

The GRCC faculty are the primary source for tutor recommendations, we appreciate their help and thank them for their continuing support. We are reaching out again and asking for assistance in identifying potential tutors. Please take a moment and consider the students enrolled in your classes. Are there a few you would recommend as a tutor?

Students who tutor must have an overall G.P.A. of 3.0 and a 3.0 G.P.A. in the subjects they wish to tutor. If you have a potential tutor in mind, you may use one of the following methods to submit a recommendation:

  • Download the Tutor Recommendation form at www.grcc.edu/TutorRecForm and return it to our office – Academic Support & Tutoring Services, 2nd floor Library, Room 232 LRC.
  • Request a copy of the Tutor Recommendation form be sent to you by emailing dvanoeve@grcc.edu

We are asking that you submit these recommendations by Friday, May 10, 2019. We will contact the recommended students, explain our tutor selection process, and invite them to schedule a job interview.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Don VanOeveren by phone (234-3684) or by email (dvanoeve@grcc.edu).

Math Awareness Month contest open to all at GRCC

April is Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month and that means it is time for the Math Awareness Month Contest. You may pick up an entry form from the Math Tutoring Lab on 1st Floor of Cook or download the form online.

The contest is open to any GRCC student or staff member. Of all the correct entries, three students and three staff members will be randomly drawn to receive a prize.

Entry forms must be returned to the Math Tutoring Lab or to Nancy Forrest in the Math Department by Monday, April 15.

Recap: Learning Center Open House a Success

The Learning Center’s Third Annual Open House was a tremendous success on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. During the event, students, faculty, and staff visited the various departments in the building and enjoyed food, treats, and refreshments. Stations were provided in the Library & Learning Commons, Academic Support & Tutoring Services, Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion, and Media Technologies. Special thanks go to Brian Morris and the GRCC Guitar Ensemble for providing a music concert during the event. Thanks also go out to all of the staff who made this wonderful event possible.

Our gracious sponsors donated many prizes for the event. Our sponsors included: GRCC Bookstore, Lake Michigan Credit Union, Art & Bevs (Culinary Arts Program), Raider Grill & Quiet Cafe, Subway, & Patatas. Our prize winners may pick up their prizes from the Library Circulation Desk:

  • Katherine Cussimanio
  • Yaylin Lopez
  • Olivia Kunnen
  • Elizabeth Hamilton
  • Ray Nielson
  • Yahntea Weaver
  • Sylvia Parham
  • Maria Hurtado
  • Olive Uwahoro
  • Jonah Craker
  • Chandler Michalsky
  • Ben Ferrell
  • Asadullah Ali

Students honored at Board of Trustees meeting

Four students were honored at the recent Board of Trustees meeting:

  • Marcus Barissi, who studied biological and biomedical sciences,  represented GRCC on the Michigan Community College Association’s All-Michigan Academic Team.  He plans to transfer to the University of Michigan and become an anesthesiologist.
  • Micah Rupert, who is studying computers and information sciences, was also on the All-Michigan Academic Team. After graduating from GRCC in 2019, he plans to transfer to Grand Valley State University for a bachelor’s degree in computers and information sciences.
  • Eli Paparella was honored for being a member of the All-Michigan Academic Team and for being a semifinalist for the Jack Kent Cooke Transfer Scholarship. He will receive an Associate of Arts degree with a focus on engineering and plans to transfer to the University of Michigan for a bachelor’s degree in computers and information sciences.
  • Kelly Burrows was also a semifinalist for the Jack Kent Cooke Transfer Scholarship. She plans to transfer to GVSU, work in hospice care and write children’s books.

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ATC Tutorial and Open Computer Lab to accommodate students with laptops

The ATC Tutorial and Open Computer Lab is making room for student with laptops!

Starting March 12, students will be able to work in the lab and get help tutoring while using their laptops. There will be approximately 20 desks and 3 high top tables, both areas with electricity that seat two individuals to plug in their laptops. Students will also be able to sit along the window in five soft seating areas to accommodate battery-operated laptops.

 

Tutor recommendations needed

The end of the semester is quickly approaching and we are starting preparations for the Winter 2018 semester.

The GRCC faculty are the primary source for tutor recommendations, we appreciate your help and thank you for your continuing support. We are reaching out again and asking for assistance in identifying potential tutors. Please take a moment and consider the students enrolled in your classes. Are there a few you would recommend as a tutor?

Students who tutor must have an overall G.P.A. of 3.0 and a 3.0 G.P.A. in the subjects they wish to tutor. If you have a potential tutor in mind, you may use one of the following methods to submit a recommendation:

We are asking that you submit these recommendations by Friday, December 1, 2017. We will contact the recommended students, explain our tutor selection process and invite them to schedule a job interview.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Don Van Oeveren by phone: 234-3684 or by e-mail: dvanoeve@grcc.edu

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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Learning Center Open House prizes announced

Thanks to all who attended the Learning Center Open House and to generous donors who provided prizes for the door prizes!

More than 250 people enjoyed a hot chili bar, BBQ meatballs, a hot chocolate and cappuccino bar, a cookie decorating station, popcorn, and more. The GRCC Acoustical Guitar ensemble, led by Professor Brian Morris, provided superb entertainment. And, now, what you’ve been waiting for … the winners are:

  • Kyle Lamos- $100 VISA Gift Card – Learning Center Building Partners
  • Shelsy Deleon Lopez – Celebration Cinema Prize Package
  • Taylor Mrozinski – Art & Bev’s Gift Card
  • Debra Snow – Art & Bev’s Gift Card
  • Tess Dodd – Art & Bev’s Gift Card
  • Joseluis Alonzo – El Barrio Gift Card
  • Sendy Lopez – El Barrio Gift Card
  • Yerry Escobar – Fulton Street Farmers Market Tokens
  • Toryanna DeYoung – Fulton Street Farmers Market Tokens
  • Lyssa Thoms – GRCC Bookstore Gift Card
  • Ijunanyah Liburd – GRCC Bookstore Gift Card
  • Travis Steffens – GRCC Creative Dining Gift Card
  • Michael Passer – GRCC Creative Dining Gift Card
  • Lauren Helsen – GRCC Creative Dining Gift Card
  • Kimesha Clarke – Grand Coney Gift Card
  • Pete Lewandoski – Little Caesars Gift Card
  • Michelle Wingeier – LMCU Visa Gift Card
  • Kendra Preston – Schuler Books Gift Card – Mary Manguse, Alumni Supporter
  • Vivian Herring – Subway / Patatas Gift Card – Avery Sedore
  • Lillian White – Subway / Patatas Gift Card – Avery Sedore
  • Caleb McGraw – Subway / Patatas Gift Card – Avery Sedore
  • Jason Natte – Subway / Patatas Gift Card – Avery Sedore

The Open House was hosted by the Academic Support and Tutoring Services, Library and Learning Commons, Media Technologies, and the Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion.

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Exam Cram starts this week

In collaboration with Academic Support & Tutoring and Student Alliance, the GRCC Library will be holding an expanded Exam Cram event this semester.

Come in during regular library hours, Monday, December 5, through Friday, December 9, to partake in quiet study, group study, and free refreshments!

Then, over the weekend before exams, on Saturday, December 10, and Sunday, December 11, take advantage of expanded tutoring services (limited subjects available), extended hours, and more free refreshments!

Exam Cram at the GRCC Library. Sponsored by Academic Support & Tutoring Services and the Library & Learning Commons. Dec. 5-11: Drop-in tutoring sessions with free snacks. Extended hours on Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. -10 p.m. No registration required.

Learning Center hosts open house on Dec. 6

All students, faculty and staff are invited to the Learning Center Open House on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.  Please visit us at food and beverage stations throughout the Learning Center building.

  • Library & Learning Commons – 1st floor
  • Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion – 1st floor
  • Media Technologies – 1st floor
  • Academic Support and Tutoring Services – 2nd floor

Learning Center Open House. Tuesday, December 6, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Faculty, staff and students welcome. Food and beverages served. Visit Media Technologies, Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion, Academic Support and Tutoring Services, Library and Learning Commons. GRCC.

Exam Cram runs Dec. 5-11

In collaboration with Academic Support & Tutoring and Student Alliance, the GRCC Library will be holding an expanded Exam Cram event this semester.

Come in during regular library hours, Monday, December 5, through Friday, December 9, to partake in quiet study, group study, and free refreshments!

Then, over the weekend before exams, on Saturday, December 10, and Sunday, December 11, take advantage of expanded tutoring services (limited subjects available), extended hours, and more free refreshments!

Exam Cram at the GRCC Library. Sponsored by Academic Support & Tutoring Services and the Library & Learning Commons. Dec. 5-11: Drop-in tutoring sessions with free snacks. Extended hours on Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. -10 p.m. No registration required.