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									                                               May 6, 2008

Pictures From Friday’s Graduation Activities
                                                                                                   May 6, 2008


    GRCC Trustees Name Presidential Search Committee;
              Schedule Whole Day For Input
Monday, May 5 Grand Rapids, MI - Continuing an accelerated
schedule to replace outgoing President Juan Olivarez, the
search firm hired to head up the search, Association of
Community College Trustees (ACCT), announced late today the
names of the search committee, as well as a series of forums for
public input.

The search committee, representing several GRCC groups and a        GRCC GET RUNNING CHARITY CLASSIC TEAM
broad community base, includes the following:                       BIO: Cardio-Maniacs Walking For The American
Laurie Faber-Foster       GRCC faculty                              Heart Association
Mike Shibler              Superintendent, Rockford Public Schools
George Waite              GRCC staff
Albert Lewis              Rabbi Emeritus, Temple Emanuel            Cardio-Maniacs chose The American Heart Association
Richard Clanton           Mayor Pro Tem, City of Kentwood           in honor of GRCC's Registrar, Howard Shanken, who
Jim Ward                  Teacher, Forest Hills Public Schools      just had triple bypass surgery. Most of our members
Tom Almonte               MWBE Developer, City of Grand Rapids      are already walkers and know the importance cardio
Sarah Wittenburg          GRCC Student Council President
Deborah Muller            Grand Rapids Public Library               plays in achieving a healthy life style.
GRCC Trustees:            Gary Schenk, chairperson
                          Jan Maggini, secretary                    We are hoping to raise $1,000+ for our charity in
                          Ellen James, treasurer                    Howard's honor but need your help! We have a get-
                                                                    well-soon card in our office, 148 Main, and would
An ACCT representative has set aside a full day of opinion          greatly appreciate any GRCC administrators, faculty or
forums, to be held this Thursday, May 8, in GRCC’s Applied          staff who wish to stop in room sign his card and
Technology Center at the following times…” Read More                contribute in his name.
                                                                                           May 6, 2008

BIO: Defibrilators Running For Hospice Of
Michigan                                             Agenda:
                                                     11 AM                     Welcome
Neal Mc Gladdery, Jim Steensma, Marty De Vries,      11:15 – 11:45 AM          Walking Race
Robin Kristman, and James Hanafin have teamed        12:05 PM                  Relay Begins
up to raise money for Hospice Of Michigan.           12:50 PM                  Presentation Of Awards To Winners
                                                     1:00 PM                   Presentation Of Checks To Charities
Each team member has been touched by Hospice
of West Michigan thru the loss of a loved one.
They are running tomorrow to show their gratitude,
and thank Hospice for the great comfort they’ve      RETIREMENT PARTY FOR JUDY STARK
brought to their lives.                                              Join us TODAY from 2-4 PM in the
                                                                      Heritage Restaurant for Judy’s
                                                                      Retirement Party. The program will
                                                                       begin at 2:30.

                                                      THE NEXT OD FORUM: ONBOARDING AT GRCC
                                                      Onboarding, the first day experience and new employee
                                                      orientation. Held in room 124 of the ATC from 1:50 – 3 PM.
                                                                                May 6, 2008

                    Pictures From Friday’s All Employee Recognition Reception

And The Raider Spirit Award goes to Scott Martin!
                                                                                           May 6, 2008

Grand Rapids Press, May 2, 2008
TRIO helps Grand Rapids Community
College students go places
“Just getting to college had its obstacles:
One student spoke little English, the other
two had little money.
But, after two years at Grand Rapids
Community College, Chelsie Heard, Kayla
Holtz and Leydi Roa-Torres are graduating
tonight, the first in their families to earn a
college diploma.
And the trio who let nothing stand in their
way have another honor ahead of them.
They are among only 20 college students
nationwide to earn a scholarship to a            GRCC GET RUNNING CHARITY CLASSIC TEAM BIO:
leadership training program in June at the       MTEC Running For The North Kent Service Center
University of Liverpool in England…”
                                                 The Tassell M-TEC Running Team includes faculty and staff that
                                                 have come together to have fun and raise money for the North
                                                 Kent Service Center, a faith-based, non-profit organization that
                                                 assist families in Northern Kent County with food, clothes and
                                                 other services to help them cope with a crisis. The M-TEC Team
                                                 is represented by Scott Mattson. Jennifer Attila, John VanElst,
                                                 Moss Ingram, Duane McIntyre and their Team Captain George
                                                                                                      May 6, 2008

The deadline for submission of grant applications under the Support Staff Professional Development (SSPD) program is
4:30 p.m., May 16, 2008. T he SSPD application packet and SSPD Guidelines are available in the GRCC Internal
Grants area of the Grants Office website at Applications must include a Supervisor’s Approval form,
a budget form and budget documentation. If you have any questions about SSPD grants, please contact Judith Larsen,
Grants and Resource Development Officer at 234-3910 or at Good luck!

Tornados Running For The GRCC Salem Avery Scholarship Fund

Click here to become further acquainted with the rough, tough, and terrible Tornados, who will be running in support of the
Salem Avery Children of Alcoholics Scholarship. The Salem Avery Children of Alcoholics Scholarship was created in 2008
and is designed to award $250 scholarships each year.

For more info or to donate to this scholarship, please contact the GRCC Foundation Office at 3932. You may also get in
touch with one of the following Tornados; Team Captain Chris Allen, Todd Hurley, Paulo Teles, Dave Anderson, and Eric

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