Category Archives: Academics

Academic advising operating on first-come, first-served basis through Sept. 1

Until September 1, the Academic Advising and Transfer Center is on all “open advising,” which means students will be seen in the order in which they check in at the front desk.  You are encouraged to come earlier in the day as wait times tend longer after 11 a.m.

The center’s summer hours are:

  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
  • 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays.

Fall hours resume August 21:

  • 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.
  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays.

GRCC In the News, 8-7-17

Change Ups: Updates planned for GRCC technology center

Aug. 4, 2017; Grand Rapids Business Journal

Grand Rapids Community College’s Wisner-Bottrall Applied Technology Center will be updated and expanded, thanks in part to $6,367,250 in state funding that will cover half the cost of the $12,734,500 project. The development will focus on computer and manufacturing programs. Students completing these programs are in high demand, and so it’s important for GRCC to keep its classrooms current with the latest equipment and tools used in these industries, according to Amy Koning, dean of the School of Workforce Development.

Cascade Engineering embraces innovation

Aug. 4, 2017; Grand Rapids Business Journal

Sustainability drives innovation at Cascade Engineering, and the plastic injection molding company is constantly driven toward innovation to better serve a wide variety of industries.

… Cascade’s center for innovation is staffed with undergraduates from Grand Rapids Community College and Ferris State University in Big Rapids. There also are Ph.D.-level scientists on staff who head the formulation and understanding of the properties of plastics used.

The Public Schools Near Betsy DeVos’ Hometown Are Doing Great

Aug. 7, 2017; NPR

Betsy DeVos was back in western Michigan last week. It was her first public visit to the area where she grew up since being named education secretary. She visited a science-focused summer learning program and Grand Rapids Community College, and met privately with superintendents from across the state.

The Omelette Shoppe serving more than breakfast for Restaurant Week GR

Aug. 4, 2017; FOX 17

Restaurant Week GR is less than a week away, and for the first time a majority of the 70 restaurants participating will be serving a lunch option.

… For every meal sold, each restaurant will donate $1 to the Secchia Institute of Culinary Education Student Scholarship Fund at Grand Rapids Community College.

Nick Truesdell On His Crazy Road To Vikings Training Camp

Aug. 6, 2017; CBS Minnesota

MANKATO, Minn. (WCCO) — There are great stories every year in training camp, as football players give it their best to try to earn one of the 53 spots on the roster.

… In 2011 he (Nick Truesdell) enrolled at Grand Rapids Community College, and promptly tore his ACL in the very first game, of what turned out to be Grand Rapids’ final season — they cancelled the football program at the end of the year.


TRIO students present research projects at University of Michigan

TRIO/Student Support Services students Cedric Ingram, Chantal Garcia, Daniel Lopez, Maria Perez and Maleny Crespo participated in the University of Michigan Community College Summer Research Fellowship.

This week, they presented their research findings at the 2017 UROP Summer Symposium.

Their topics were:

  • “Family Dynamics Under African-American Slavery” — Ingram.
  • “Influence of Funding on Technological Innovation and Commercialization” — Garcia.
  • “The Content of Your Color: Skin Color Identity and its Determinants” — Lopez.
  • “Using the Web to Enhance Healthcare in Differences of Sex Development” — Perez.
  • “Political Spirituality of Latinx Culture” — Crespo.

Special congratulations to Cedric, Chantal, Daniel and Maleny for winning blue ribbon recognition for their exceptional work and knowledge of research topics!

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