Partners Newsletter - Keeping you Informed

Important Information Issue No 80 | Spring Quarter | May/June 2012


Student of the Month

Ping "Leo" Yang - Taiwan

Ping Yang

Ping "Leo" Yang - Taiwan

Ping "Leo" Yang is from Taiwan. He came to Green River College as a High School Completion Plus student winter quarter 2010. His sister, Pei Chi Yang, attended GRCC fours year before. Leo's goal is to major in Business Marketing, attend the University of Florida, and to join his sister's coffee business in Taiwan.

In March 2012, Leo was honored as part of the All Washington Academic Team. Students were chosen based on commitment to their education, volunteer service and plans for the future.

Leo is very active on campus. Last year he was an International Student Ambassador. He helped to plan events for new international students, such as CORE, New Student Orientation, a trip to Seattle, and a Mariner's baseball game. He also started a club called "Volunteer Program Association" to encourage students to volunteer in their community. The club now has 150 members and has participated in over 40 events including Mud Runs, Seattle Marathon, Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. Just recently, the club raised $3000 which was donated to the Tanzanian Children's Fund.

"GRCC is the place where I matured," said Leo.  "It was the turning point in my life. GRCC is full of resources: jobs, scholarships, awards - they are all just waiting for you to tap into. You can achieve anything at GRCC."

Volunteer Program Association

Volunteer Program Association club members.

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