College Channel programming through December 7

In Media Technologies, YouTube on November 21, 2014 by grcctoday

The latest schedule, for November 24 through December 7, for the College Channel includes GRCC’s Veterans Day ceremony. Check out the offerings here.


Student wins $2,000 grant to repay college loans

In Students on November 21, 2014 by grcctoday

Madelyn Cooper

Madelyn Cooper

GRCC student Madelyn Cooper has won the first GradReports Loan Repayment Grant! She received a $2,000 grant from SR Education Group that she will use to help repay her student loans.

“I am very grateful to be a winner of this contest,” she said. “It will help me to achieve my goal of being the first in my family to graduate from college. I hope to obtain my associate’s degree first and then transfer to finish my bachelor’s degree. The money is going to be very helpful in decreasing my student debt, and help me be one step closer to graduation and owning my own business one day.”

Cooper was chosen from 1,893 applicants who submitted reviews to GradReports. Here’s what she said about GRCC: “Grand Rapids Community College has far exceeded my expectations. There is a certain stereotype that is applied to community colleges, and I was wary to begin my education at Grand Rapids Community College, because I didn’t think it would be as good as going to a four-year university. I am very pleased to say that after starting courses at GRCC my mind was quickly changed.

“The college is very concerned with each student’s degree path and all of the professors I have had have been wonderful. The class sizes are small, so it is easy to get to know your classmates and your professors on a first-name basis. The campus is nicely put together and there is always something going on; so if a student has a break between classes they don’t have to be stuck waiting for their next class. I commute to school a few days a week and take the rest of my classes online. This schedule works best for me. The school is very good about offering different classes at different times and places. This goes to show how important each student’s education is to them. I have not had a bad experience at GRCC in the two years I have been attending the college. I love the education I am getting and looking forward to graduating with my degree soon. Grand Rapids Community College can offer a something for everyone and I am happy to have started my college journey there.”



Free snacks, study help at Exam Cram

In Academic Support Center, Library, Student Life on November 21, 2014 by grcctoday

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Meeting today, 11-21-14

In Exercise science department, Student Life on November 21, 2014 by grcctoday

GRCC groups that are scheduled to meet today include:

  • Hispanic Student Organization — 10 a.m. in room 20 of the Student Center.
  • GRCC Filmmakers — 1-3 p.m in room 123 of the library.
  • Student Gamers — 1-6 p.m. in rooms 125-127 of the Calkins Science Center.

Other events:



#tbt: Women’s League

In 100th anniversary on November 20, 2014 by grcctoday

GRCC has 100 years of history we can share on Throwback Thursday — today’s #tbt shows notes from the first meeting of the Women’s League, which formed in 1919 to foster a democratic spirit among the women of Grand Rapids Junior College and to sponsor social interests for its members.

To learn more about 0ur 100 years of history, click here.

Notes from first meeting of GRCC Women's League June 27, 1919



GRCC In the News, 11-20-14

In Admissions, Alumni, Board of Trustees, GRCC in the News, Institutional Research and Planning on November 20, 2014 by grcctoday

5 charts show how GRCC’s enrollment has changed over past decade

Nov. 19, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – From more minorities to a growing number of part-time students, Grand Rapids Community College’s student body continues to change, the school’s latest enrollment report shows.

Citing financial concerns, GRCC opts out of West Side tax district

Nov. 19, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Grand Rapids Community College has opted out of an economic development initiative in which about $478,000 of the college’s property taxes over a 30 year period would have contributed to a corridor improvement authority on Grand Rapids’ West Side.

Cedar Springs officials ‘ecstatic’ about new college program

Nov. 17, 2014; MLive

CEDAR SPRINGS – A small group of Cedar Springs students will start their college careers while still in high school, thanks to a new collaborative effort between the school district and Grand Rapids Community College.

Public invited to watch party as local chef competes on Food Network’s ‘Guy’s Grocery Games’

Nov. 14, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — The next episode of “Guy’s Grocery Games” on the Food Network will feature Steven Couch a local banquet cook from Grand Rapids. Couch will appear on the show on Sunday, Nov. 16 at 8 p.m. and the public is invited to a watch party in downtown Grand Rapids.

(Articles doesn’t mention it, but Steven Couch is a GRCC alumnus.)


GRCC hosts Michigan Federation of College Democrats Conference

In Uncategorized on November 20, 2014 by grcctoday

More than 50 students from eight colleges and universities attended the annual Michigan Federation of College Democrats Conference that was held at GRCC last weekend. The theme for the conference was “Taking the Next Step” and guest speakers included state Rep.-elect Stephanie Chang; Natasha Mckenzie, president of College Democrats of America; and keynote speaker Cherie Strachan.

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