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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 (on sale soon)

Dress: Black tie optional.

Celebrating our Great Past

Cocktails & Living Timeline

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Stroll through GRCC’s living timeline – a multimedia production highlighting the college’s history in West Michigan. 


6:30 p.m. – 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.

Parking Options:

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

Self Park: Guests can choose to park, for a fee, underneath DeVos Place or in the city lot across from the venue on Monroe Street.

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