Category Archives: Academics

GRCC volleyball team earns national academic award

The 2017-18 Raiders racked up more than 30 individual awards for academic and athletic achievements. Topping off that list is recognition as an American Volleyball Coaches Association Academic Team.

The award, started during the 1992-93 academic year, honors collegiate and high school volleyball teams that maintain at least a 3.30 cumulative team GPA on a 4.0 scale or a 4.10 cumulative GPA on a 5.0 scale.

This past year, GRCC’s volleyball team maintained a 3.45 cumulative GPA, landing a spot on the AVCA academic team list. Raiders volleyball was one of just 26 two-year colleges across all divisions to be named to the academic team.

In 2017-18, GRCC’s volleyball team had 10 members named to the MCCAA All-Conference Academic Team and eight that were honored as academic All-MCCAA. Additionally, the team had seven players named NJCAA Academic All-American, for earning a cumulative GPA of 3.60 or higher for the academic year.

Ferris hosts ‘Party on the Patio’ on Aug. 1

Learn how your GRCC credits will help you earn your bachelor’s degree at Ferris State University!

Come join FSU staff at “Party on the Patio,” from 4-7 p.m. Aug. 1 on the ATC patio (or the ATC atrium if there is inclement weather). Bring your transcripts, and you could be accepted to Ferris on the spot!

You will be able to meet with FSU experts who can answer all of your questions. Fill out your application and find out if you’re accepted that night. You will also be able to complete orientation and be ready to register for classes before you leave.

You can RSVP online.

GRCC student-athletes earn MCCAA academic awards

GRCC had 52 student-athletes earn academic awards from the Michigan Community College Athletic Association.

Of those 52 students, 42 were named All-MCCAA, and five GRCC teams — golf, women’s basketball, softball, volleyball and women’s cross country — were honored as Academic All-MCCAA Teams.

GRCC had the second-highest number of teams named Academic All-MCCAA, which goes to teams that have earned a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0. Mott Community College had six teams receive the designation.

GRCC’s volleyball team had the third-highest GPA — 3.45 — out of all MCCAA teams, just behind Macomb Community College’s men’s cross country and Mott volleyball.

The GRCC softball team was 10th overall with a 3.33 GPA. The GRCC golf and women’s cross country teams each had a 3.16 GPA. GRCC’s women’s basketball received a 3.09 GPA. These teams were also selected as 2017-2018 NJCAA All-Academic Teams.

Raiders named Academic All-Conference, for student-athletes who have earned at least 24 credits with a minimum 3.0 GPA:

Raiders named Academic All-MCCAA, for student-athletes who have earned 24 credits with at least a 3.2 GPA:

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Library adds interviews to collection

You can get a new slant on possible careers through a recent addition to the GRCC library’s streaming video collection.

The library’s license with Alexander Street Press Academic Video Online now includes, 161 short video interviews “with industry professionals, giving students a realistic view of a particular path from college to career.” The videos cover a wide variety of industries. (Off-campus users will need to log on with their last name and 7-digit Raider number.)