of the Month
Earl Deskada - Thailand
Earl Deskada is
from Thailand. He started at
GRCC in the fall of 2009 as an
Intensive English as a Second Language level 4 student and transferred into
the Academic program in the spring
"Green River has really
helped me to mature in many ways,"
said Earl. When he arrived he was only
17 and did not know how to sign up for
classes, cook, or do laundry.
"Back home everything was done for
me." confessed Earl.
Earl is now a confident 19 year
old. He is taking 20 credits,
has a 3.6 GPA and initatied the
first Thai Student Club on campus.
The Thai Club now has 15 members.
The club volunteers get together
cook and find ways to volunteer in
the community. Last month they
performed at the
Cultural Center and more
recently Earl spearheaded efforts to
raise money for flood victims in his
homeland of Thailand, and started a
TOMS club to bring awareness to kids
that do not have shoes.
Earl plans to
graduate at the end of winter or
spring quarter and major in Hotel
Management. He would like to
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
(UNLV) where they are known for
their outstanding hospitality
Thai Club performs at the Asia
Pacific Cultural Center.