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Denise is a GRCC Alumna and joined the College Success Center team as a Success Coach in 2015. She earned an Associate of Arts from GRCC and a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Grand Valley State University. Currently, she is a student at Cornerstone University’s Seminary program where she is expected to graduate in 2022 with a master’s degree in Ministry and Leadership.

Denise has a passion for connecting with students and learning about them as individuals. She finds purpose in encouraging, supporting and linking students to resources that will assist them on their educational journey, as well as seeing them blossom and grow.

Success Tip

It takes strength and courage to have a willingness to ask for help and to take it. Also, you are not on this journey alone. There are many willing hands that will support you along the way.


I enjoy spending time with family and friends, learning how to care for my plants and two betta fish, riding my bike and listening to audio books.

Favorite Place at GRCC

I appreciate White Hall because of its beautiful architectural design and antique wood carvings throughout the building.

Denise Jones
Coordinator of Student Success & Retention
(616) 234-3428
347 Student Center