You Can Go Anywhere From Here!
University of Washington President Dr. Mark Emmert receives honorary degree from Green River.
“I had no idea when
I left Green River that I would one
day wind up in Syracuse, New York completing
a PhD in public administration. Or that
I would become a university president…But
I’m living proof that you truly can
go anywhere from here,” University
of Washington President and GRCC Alumnus
of Distinction Dr. Mark Emmert, Green
River Community College’s Commencement
Speech, June 2010.
Dr. Mark Emmert attended Green River
then transferred to University of Washington
to get his Bachelor’s Degree. He went
on to get a Masters and PhD in public
administration from Syracuse University
in New York. Dr. Emmert is currently
the president of the University of Washington
and will take the position as the president
of NCAA (National Collegiate
Athletic Association) later this year.
Green River honored Dr. Emmert by
presenting him with Green River’s
first ever Alumnus of Distinction
Award and an honorary degree. As
well, Green River dedicated a new
scholarship to be named the “Mark
and Delaine Emmert University of
Washington Transfer Scholarship.”
Dr. Emmert’s story of success and
distinction exemplifies Green
River's belief that “You Can Go
Anywhere from Here”.