Vicky Powers has been with GRCC since 2013 and first worked in the GRCC Financial Aid Office before accepting the position of Program Director with TRIO/SSS in 2016. She has worked in higher education since 1995 and began her career at Grand Valley State University in their Financial Aid Office. She loves working with students and their families and firmly believes that education and knowledge is the key to personal success. She earned her BA in Public Administration and Non-profit Management and a M.Ed emphasizing Educational Technology from GVSU. She also has a MA in Counseling Psychology from Spring Arbor University.
Vicky provides personal counseling, career counseling, financial aid advising, academic planning and transfer planning. She also manages the day to day operations of the Student Support Services and works to increase the awareness of the program at GRCC. In addition to her TRIO work she teaches CLS 100 for first generation college students.
Vicky has been married since 2000 to her husband Bob and they have 2 sons, Bobby and Gabe. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to football and basketball games, and singing loudly (and usually off-key).
The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education." Martin Luther King, Jr.