Faculty & Student Highlights

Faculty Highlights

Congrats to Laura Byers, Psychology adjunct . . .

Laura received an Employee Service Award for her long-standing commitment to the healing ministry of Jesus Christ at Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services on March 7, 2019. Laura is a psychologist working at the Pine Rest Patient Consultation Center in neuropsychology.

GRCC professor published in national peer-reviewed journal . . .

Dr. Matthew Douglas, professor of Zoology and Botany at GRCC, has recently published a paper in the Great Lakes Entomologist, a national peer-reviewed journal, that documents the change of nectar-providing plants used by migrating monarch butterflies (from goldenrod to the invasive Star Thistle/Spotted Knapweed) in the Beaver Island Archipelago of northern Lake Michigan. The paper is titled: Use of Spotted Knapweed/Star Thistle (Asterales: Asteraceae) as the Primary Source of Nectar by Early Migrating Monarch Butterflies (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) from Beaver Island, Michigan.


Department Highlights


Math Seminars

Psychology Speaker Series

Biology Science Talks

Geography Speaker


Student Highlights

This summer, GRCC geology students Maegan Bouwens and Madison Jones are heading to Texas to conduct field research in geology! They were two of only seven students nationwide invited to participate in a fully-funded research experience at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP).

UTEP collaborates with El Paso Community College and the National Science Foundation to bring two-year college students interested in pursuing a career in geology to study 34 to 56-million-year-old igneous rocks exposed in the El Paso area.

Maegan and Madison will spend 4 weeks conducting field work from UTEP, after which they will continue their research back home in Michigan. In addition to learning skills and methods employed by professional geologists, our students will work with peer and faculty mentors who will assist them with their research. Maegan and Madison will also participate in activities with members of their cohort that include weekend field trips, practicing their science communication skills, and attending professional meetings, workshops, and seminars with geoscience professionals. Upon completion of their research projects, Maegan and Madison will have the opportunity to present their research to both the local community and at a professional meeting for geoscientists.

We congratulate both students and look forward to hearing about their experiences!


School of Arts & Sciences embracing advantages of Open Education Resources (OER) . . .

Recent articles highlighting GRCC's OER initiative

School News Network article

Mlive article