Open house TODAY for new Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer Executive Director

The image is a flyer for the welcome party for Dr. B. Afeni McNeely Cobham. It features their picture in the center. The text reads: “You are cordially invited to an open house to welcome Dr. B. Afeni McNeely Cobham, Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer Executive Director of the GRCC Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. 4-6 p.m. Heritage Restaurant. Hors d'oeuvres will be served. Please RSVP by Dec. 6, 2018, to Jennifer Smith at (616) 234-3390 or jesmith@grcc.edu.” At the bottom of the flyer is the logo for GRCC’s Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion.

You are cordially invited to an open house to welcome Dr. B. Afeni McNeely Cobham, Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer Executive Director of the GRCC Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion.

TODAY, Dec. 13, 2018, from 4-6 p.m. at the Heritage Restaurant.

Hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Please RSVP by Dec. 6, 2018, to Jennifer Smith at (616) 234-3390 or jesmith@grcc.edu.

 

Welcome party tomorrow for Dr. B. Afeni McNeely Cobham

The image is a flyer for the welcome party for Dr. B. Afeni McNeely Cobham. It features their picture in the center. The text reads: “You are cordially invited to an open house to welcome Dr. B. Afeni McNeely Cobham, Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer Executive Director of the GRCC Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. 4-6 p.m. Heritage Restaurant. Hors d'oeuvres will be served. Please RSVP by Dec. 6, 2018, to Jennifer Smith at (616) 234-3390 or jesmith@grcc.edu.” At the bottom of the flyer is the logo for GRCC’s Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion.

You are cordially invited to an open house to welcome Dr. B. Afeni McNeely Cobham, Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer Executive Director of the GRCC Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion.

Tomorrow, Dec. 13, 2018, from 4-6 p.m. at the Heritage Restaurant.

Hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Please RSVP by Dec. 6, 2018, to Jennifer Smith at (616) 234-3390 or jesmith@grcc.edu.

 

Meet the new Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer Executive Director this Thursday

The image is a flyer for the welcome party for Dr. B. Afeni McNeely Cobham. It features their picture in the center. The text reads: “You are cordially invited to an open house to welcome Dr. B. Afeni McNeely Cobham, Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer Executive Director of the GRCC Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. 4-6 p.m. Heritage Restaurant. Hors d'oeuvres will be served. Please RSVP by Dec. 6, 2018, to Jennifer Smith at (616) 234-3390 or jesmith@grcc.edu.” At the bottom of the flyer is the logo for GRCC’s Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion.

You are cordially invited to an open house to welcome Dr. B. Afeni McNeely Cobham, Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer Executive Director of the GRCC Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion.

Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, from 4-6 p.m. at the Heritage Restaurant.

Hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Please RSVP by Dec. 6, 2018, to Jennifer Smith at (616) 234-3390 or jesmith@grcc.edu.

 

Welcome party next Thursday for new Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer Executive Director

The image is a flyer for the welcome party for Dr. B. Afeni McNeely Cobham. It features their picture in the center. The text reads: “You are cordially invited to an open house to welcome Dr. B. Afeni McNeely Cobham, Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer Executive Director of the GRCC Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. 4-6 p.m. Heritage Restaurant. Hors d'oeuvres will be served. Please RSVP by Dec. 6, 2018, to Jennifer Smith at (616) 234-3390 or jesmith@grcc.edu.” At the bottom of the flyer is the logo for GRCC’s Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion.

You are cordially invited to an open house to welcome Dr. B. Afeni McNeely Cobham, Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer Executive Director of the GRCC Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion.

Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, from 4-6 p.m. at the Heritage Restaurant.

Hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Please RSVP by Dec. 6, 2018, to Jennifer Smith at (616) 234-3390 or jesmith@grcc.edu.

 

Open house welcome party for Dr. B. Afeni McNeely Cobham next week

The image is a flyer for the welcome party for Dr. B. Afeni McNeely Cobham. It features their picture in the center. The text reads: “You are cordially invited to an open house to welcome Dr. B. Afeni McNeely Cobham, Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer Executive Director of the GRCC Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. 4-6 p.m. Heritage Restaurant. Hors d'oeuvres will be served. Please RSVP by Dec. 6, 2018, to Jennifer Smith at (616) 234-3390 or jesmith@grcc.edu.” At the bottom of the flyer is the logo for GRCC’s Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion.

You are cordially invited to an open house to welcome Dr. B. Afeni McNeely Cobham, Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer Executive Director of the GRCC Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion.

Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, from 4-6 p.m. at the Heritage Restaurant.

Hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Please RSVP by Dec. 6, 2018, to Jennifer Smith at (616) 234-3390 or jesmith@grcc.edu.

 

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

Two GRCC Staff Members Recognized in the 2018 Top 50 Latinas of Michigan

Congratulations to Marisol Blanco of the College Success Center and Sonya Hernandez of the Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion who are being recognized as two of the 2018 Top 50 Latinas of Michigan!

The Hispanic Latino Commission of Michigan (HLCOM) is celebrating the Top 50 Latinas of Michigan today in Saginaw, Michigan. The purpose of this award, as explained in this week’s State of Michigan press release, is to recognize women who have “demonstrated commitment to their community by sharing of their time and talent in ways that benefit the community. These women have also had a commitment to life-long learning and expansion of their own personal and professional resources.” Nominations came from across the state.

Recording of Salvador Lopez forum for Equity and Inclusion officer position

For those who missed yesterday’s faculty and community forums for Equity and Inclusion Officer finalist Salvador Lopez, a video recording is available here.

Once you have watched the video, GRCC’s Institute of Research and Planning requests that you fill out a digital feedback form with your evaluation of this candidate.

Inclusion Advisor Information Session Next Week

Join Human Resources and The Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion for lunch to learn more about “Inclusion Advisors.”

The Inclusion Advisor role is a pilot program for interested GRCC full-time tenured faculty or staff to serve on screening committees. The purpose of the Inclusion Advisor role is to support our committees in exercising equitable and inclusive practices in screening, hiring and advancement for all individuals.

Over the last year, the Human Resources and Woodrick Center teams have worked in developing this new role, and we plan to cover the following information on June 5th:

  • Our proposal document….that explains the purpose, benefits, objectives, roles, and responsibilities.
  • Our “commitment estimate” for the Inclusion Advisor role on a screening committee.
  • An overview of the workshops/training for the role.
  • The application form and process.

Please join us on Tuesday, June 5th, at noon (Student Success Center….336 in the Student Center Building). We will be providing lunch, so please indicate any dietary restrictions.

To sign up, please visit the registration page.

 

GRCC In the News, 4-20-18

College In MI Offers Free Laptop Vending Machine

April 19, 2018; Vending Market Watch

At Grand Rapids Community College in Grand Rapids, MI, students can access laptops out of a vending machine just like they would a granola bar.

Funeral services set for well-know Grand Rapids pastor

April 19, 2018; WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Funeral services have been announced for well-known Grand Rapids pastor Clifton Rhodes.

… In 2015, Rhodes was awarded the Grand Rapids Community College’s Giant Among Giants award.

Holland Judge Named to State Corrections Panel

April 19, 2018; WHTC

LANSING, MI (WHTC-AM/FM) — Brad Knoll has a new state responsibility.

The Chief Justice of the Holland District Court was named on Thursday by Governor Rick Snyder to the Michigan Community Corrections Board, filling a vacancy on the 13-member panel through March 31, 2021 created by the resignation of Beth Gibson. Currently in his fourth six-year term on the 58th District Court bench, Knoll is also an adjunct professor of criminology and political science at Grand Rapids Community College and a faculty member of the Michigan Judicial Institute.

GRCC In the News, 4-19-18

Not your average vending machine

April 18, 2018; AACC 21st Century Center (American Association of Community Colleges)

In Michigan, Grand Rapids Community College students are preparing for exams with the help of an unusual resource: a laptop vending machine.

Curtis Davison commits to Livingstone College

April 18, 2018; FOX 17

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Curtis Davison has committed to play basketball at Livingstone College next season.

Davison averaged 24.4 points per game at Grand Rapids Community College this winter, which was fourth in NJCAA Division 2.

Funeral services set for celebrated pastor with 55-year career

April 18, 2018; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Funeral services are Saturday for a well-known and revered Grand Rapids pastor who had a 55-year career behind the altar.

… (The Rev. Clifton) Rhodes led Messiah Missionary Baptist Church for 45 years and in 2015 was awarded the Grand Rapids Community College’s Giant Among Giants award.

West Michigan’s Jubal Brass to appear in concert on April 29

April 18, 2018; MLive

Jubal Brass, an 18-member brass choir, will present an evening of worship through Christian music at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at Georgetown Bible Church, 4114 Baldwin St., Hudsonville.

… Jubal Brass has a long history of leaders with notable music credentials. Tuba player Paul Hoelzley, co-founder of Jubal Brass, directed the ensemble for two years until he resigned to teach at Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music in Cleveland. The other co-founder, John Scripps, then directed for two years until Charlie Buffham took over the baton. Buffham was a music teacher at Grand Rapids Community College, and served as both conductor and arranger for Jubal Brass. John Varineau then came to Michigan as a music professor at the Grand Rapids Baptist College (now Cornerstone University) and as the assistant conductor of the Grand Rapids Symphony. He directed Jubal Brass for 15 years.

Workshop looks at success, leadership

You use GPS when you’re traveling to an unfamiliar destination — but what’s your personal GPS on the route to success? And even if you think you have a plan, what’s your contingency if it takes a sudden turn off course?

Attorney Rasheed Ali Cromwell will present a workshop on Seeds of Success: Next Level Leadership — open to students, faculty and staff — from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 29 in the ATC auditorium.

The session is a collaboration between Student Alliance, the Woodrick Center and the Campus Climate CAP. Contact Tambor Bustance at tbustance@grcc.edu or Sophia Brewer at sbrewer@grcc.edu with questions.