Category Archives: Student Life

Kendra DeJonge named NJCAA Second Team All-American

The National Junior College Athletic Association has named GRCC volleyball player Kendra DeJonge to its Division II Second Team All-American.

DeJonge, a Rockford High School graduate, was also the Michigan Community College Athletic Association’s Freshman of the Year. She helped the Raiders to a 27-3 (16-0 MCCAA-West) record and a No. 3 national ranking this fall.

DeJonge also earned First Team All-Region, All-MCCAA, First Team All-Western Conference and Western Conference Freshman of the Year. Through the season, she recorded 406 kills, 320 digs and 43 aces. She ranked 33rd nationally in kills and 9th in kills per set. She powered a potent Raiders offense all the way to the Region XII, District F finals, where GRCC fell to eventual national runner-up Owens Community College.

Joining DeJonge on the NJCAA lists from the MCCAA Conference was First Team All-American Robbie Berg from Muskegon Community College and Honorable Mention All-American Autumn Anderson from Oakland Community College.

Learn about weather-closing procedures

What’s the difference between “GRCC- Delay,” “GRCC-Closed” and “GRCC- Closed Day Classes”?

Find out what each of these means — and how we decide whether to close the campus for inclimate weather — on the emergency closing procedures webpage.

If you’re traveling around campus today, be aware that the hills – particularly Lyon Street – are very slippery. Slow down, and watch for accidents – and pedestrians. Leave early and give yourself time to get to your exams without rushing.


GRCC In the News, 12-8-17

GRCC’s Davison leading the nation in scoring

Dec. 8, 2017; FOX 17

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich — Curtis Davison is averaging over 27 points per game through 8 games, best in the NJCAA division II.

… Davison played two years ago at Lansing Community College before sitting out last season. He was considering sitting out again this year until GRCC head coach Luke Bronkema talked him into playing.

Black Tulip Salon and Spa open in Holland

Dec. 7, 2017; The Holland Sentinel

When Rachel DeBoer, Michelle Geoghegan and Teresa Piatek got word that the salon they worked at was closing, the three women knew one thing, they didn’t want to go anywhere.

… For (Rachel) DeBoer, she originally enrolled at Grand Rapids Community College for culinary arts. After working a number of customer service jobs, she enrolled into hair school and since then has grown in the industry.

Exam week hours for Raider Grille, Sneden Cafe, Quiet Cafe

Campus dining spots are changing their hours on Dec. 11 to 15.

Raider Grille:

  • Closed all week.

Quiet Cafe: 

  • Dec. 11 — open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., with breakfast from 7-10 a.m.
  • Dec. 12 — open 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., with breakfast from 7-10 a.m.
  • Dec. 13 — open 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a limited menu.
  • Dec. 14 through Jan. 8 — closed.

Sneden Cafe:

  • Dec. 11 — 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Dec. 12 — 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Dec. 13 through Jan. 8 — closed.

Dental Assisting Club holds toothbrush sale

The Dental Assisting Club is having its annual toothbrush sale!

  • Oral B brushes — available in Children’s Stage 3 (for ages 4-7), Children’s Stage 4 (ages 8 and older), and Adult Deep Clean Manual Toothbrush — are $10 a dozen or $5 for a half-dozen.
  • Oral B Genius 8000 Power Brush (Bluetooth) — which is sold retail for $175 — is $80.
  • Crest Professional Strength Whitestrips (four times stronger than available retail) — are $30.

These will be delivered before the holidays, for your gift giving! Email your orders to Julie Bera at