Challenge 1: Renovate Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall

For 96 years and counting, Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall, formerly Main Building, has remained a gateway for students with some of the highest needs for support in West Michigan.

That said, anybody who steps through the doors will notice the building’s age. Many of the classrooms are configured exactly as they were in the 1920s. Upgrading this iconic structure to a 21st century learning environment will prime the workforce of tomorrow by:

  • Revitalizing spaces that are obsolete for today’s curriculum.
  • Creating additional classrooms and quiet study spaces.
  • Establishing a dedicated space to support technology-based, collective learning.
  • Incorporating design elements for greater transparency and collaboration, such as glass walls and flexible meeting spaces.

Redesigning the academic advising and career development floors of GRCC’s Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall will also improve efficiency by:

  • Providing streamlined student enrollment and academic counseling, expediting graduation and career timelines.
  • Offering a dedicated space for veteran student services, further engaging employers in the re-entry process for this vital workforce population.

Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall

More than 5,200 students attend classes in the Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall each week.

John Hunt

Foundation Scholarship Recipient

"When someone invests in your dream, it makes you feel all the more confident that you have made the right choice in the goals you have chosen."

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