Kindness = Benevolent = Our focus at GCC

I like the different definitions behind the definitions.  Here’s what I found when I looked up kind and it took me to benevolent:

1.  characterized by or expressing goodwill or kindly feelings: a benevolent attitude; her benevolent smile.
2.  desiring to help others; charitable: gifts from several benevolent alumni.

3.  intended for benefits rather than profit: a benevolent institution.

I especially like the expressions goodwill; desiring to help others; and intended for benefits rather than profit.
That certainly sounds like GCC to me!  We are always looking out for our students.  When I updated my Canvas announcements for the week, here’s what I included today:

Campus Resources

Glendale Community College is focused on student success, and today’s announcement contains resources that might be helpful to you or someone you know.

GCC Food Pantry
9 a.m. – Noon
Student Union – Room 123A
February 15, 2017 and
Every Wednesday Campus is Open
Students can visit and select up to five non-perishable food items.
No ID or paperwork required.
This project is made possible through a partnership with the Salvation Army Glendale Corps.
Do you need money for college? Apply online.  (Links to an external site.) There are also workshops to help you write your applications.
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What a great place to teach!

One thought on “Kindness = Benevolent = Our focus at GCC”

  1. Hi Lori,

    Great post. I love dictionary definitions to help clarify an idea.
    #3 certainly describes GCC, ” Intended for benefits rather than profit: a benevolent institution.” As a student I reaped the benefits of GCC. Now I’m experiencing the benefits of being a staff member.

    Contributing to student success is a rewarding intention. Goodwill is evident here at GCC.


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