Partners Newsletter - Keeping you Informed

Important Information Issue No 68| Winter Quarter | February/March 2011


Important Information

GRCC Engineering students rise to the top of major universities. - Read

Important Dates

Winter Quarter: December through March 2011
Classes end March 18, 2011
Spring Quarter: March through June 2011
Housing move-in date March 21, 2011
Orientation and testing begins March 22, 2011
Classes start March 28, 2011
Classes end June 13, 2011
Summer Quarter: June through August 2011
Housing move-in date June 15, 2011
Orientation and testing begins June 16, 2011
Classes start June 20, 2011
Classes end August 11, 2011
Fall Quarter: September through December 2011*
Housing move-in date September, 2011
Orientation and testing begins September, 2011
Classes start September, 2011
Classes end December, 2011

*Specific dates to be determined by June 1

Notice from the Vice President - Sad News

It is my sad duty to inform you that two of our dear Chinese students were involved in a tragic automobile accident on February 2, 2011.

The driver lost control of the vehicle, and it hit a power pole. Unfortunately, the passenger died at the scene, and the driver was hospitalized with serious injuries. He is expected to physically recover well. The families were notified and have come to the US to attend the necessary details, with our help. We have supported the parents, the students and each other in this difficult time. The college president and Board of Trustees have actively supported the family and students as well. In respect for the privacy of the families, we will not disclose further details.

The only slight silver lining in this tragedy is the fact that the safety record of our international students has been very high, and that the vast majority of them will continue on their path to transfer to top universities all over the US. Thank you for your good thoughts to our students, and to us, in this very sad event.

Ross Jennings
Vice President - International Programs, Green River College

GRCC Partner Appreciation Reception at NAFSA Vancouver, Canada

Are you planning to attend NAFSA? The conference will be May 31- June 3.

We warmly invite you to attend our Green River Partner Appreciation Reception.

  • Thursday, June 2: 5:00-7:00pm
  • Location: Sheraton, Wall Centre

Let us know if you are planning to join us. RSVP to Wendy Stewart:

Also, please let us know if you would like to visit our campus while you are in the area. Vancouver is only 2 hours from Seattle by car. We would be delighted to host your visit to our campus and the Seattle area

Green River Staff on the Road

Alvin Tai Alvin Tai
Singapore: March
Ross Jennings Ross Jennings
China: April
Geoff Moody Geoff Moody
India: April
MacKenzie Hizon MacKenzie Hizon
China: March 3-13
Vietnam: March 14 - 23
Hong Kong: March 24 - April 1
Leo Harten Leo Harten
Our Recruitment Representative, is currently living in Indonesia. If you would like Leo to assist you with any promotional activities, please let us know. 


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