Student Leadership Banquet 2018

The Student Leadership Banquet is an annual event focused on recognizing the success and accomplishments of student leaders on campus. This year's banquet will be held on Thursday, March 29th, at the Bissell Tree House, located at John Ball Zoo; Doors open at 5:30 P.M.

Bissell Tree House
1300 W. Fulton St.
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

RSVP for the leadership banquet
Registration closes Sunday, March 18.

Award Information

There are multiple student leadership awards presented at the banquet. Any member of Grand Rapids Community College (student, faculty, staff or Board of Trustee member) can nominate a qualified current GRCC student for a student leadership award. There is also the Jerry Benham Award for Staff and Faculty which is awarded to any current GRCC staff or faculty member that has actively supported the leadership development of students.

Nomination forms need to be received by the Student Life Office no later than 11:59 p.m. Sunday, February 25th, for consideration. Nominators must complete a different form for each nominee and award.

After nominations have been received, nominees will be notified and be required to write a reflection paper indicating why they feel they are qualified for the award(s). The nominees will have from Monday, February 26 - Sunday, March 4 to write the paper.

Please note: Only the nominees that follow through on the reflection paper will be considered for the awards.

Questions or concerns can be directed to Thalía Guerra-Flores at or message on OrgSync.