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100th Anniversary Gala

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014

5:30 - 9 p.m.

DeVos Place

Join us as we reflect on our Great Past and look forward to our Bright Future.  Do not miss this celebration, where we will observe the college’s 100th anniversary of providing educational access and opportunity, and the foundation’s 50th anniversary of supporting the Institution’s mission. 

Tickets: $150/person Purchase Tickets

Dress: Black tie optional.

Celebrating our Great Past

Cocktails & Living Timeline

5:30 – 6:30 p.m. – Stroll through GRCC’s living timeline – a multimedia production highlighting the college’s history in West Michigan. The timeline will showcase our past presidents, student successes, and college accomplishments.


6:30 – 6:45 p.m. – Before walking into GRCC’s Bright Future, be the first to hear the original poem about GRCC’s history - written and performed by a GRCC alumnus.

Looking Forward to our Bright Future


7:00 p.m. – Dinner served by students from our  Secchia Institute for Culinary Education, as well as musical selections from our GRCC music department students.


8:00 p.m. –   Look forward to GRCC’s Bright Future, learning how we will continue to play a vital role in educating our citizens and influencing the economic future of West Michigan.

Parking Options:

Valet Parking: Free valet parking is available at the Monroe Avenue entrance to the DeVos Place.

Self Park: Guests can choose to park, for a fee, under DeVos Place ($9.00) or in the Government Center lot ($8.00) directly across from the venue on Monroe Avenue.

Hotel Accommodations:

Overnight accommodations are available for the evening of Tuesday, October 14, at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel for a special rate of $159 per night. 

Sponsorship Information:

For sponsorship information or more information about the gala, please contact Ann Marie Birr at (616) 234-3939 or