Important Information

By: Mike McIntyre, Educational Planner & Student Advisor

Green River Campus

Green River's International Student Advising Team: From left, front: Breanna Olason, Danice Warnke, Robyn Carter. Back: Kristen Spenella, Mim Phillips, Ethan DeCoster, Sandra Spadoni, and Henry Tsau. Not pictured: Melanie Kaneshiro.

New director of international advising hired

Sandra Spadoni was hired as our new Director of Int’l Advising. Her first day was May 5th.

Sandra went to Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service for her undergraduate education and studied abroad in Russia. She went on to get a Masters in TESOL at American University. Sandra lived and worked in Zambia doing community education and has traveled widely. She is currently a student in a doctoral program in higher education leadership at the University of Washington.

Sandra joined us from UW Tacoma where she served as Assistant Director of International Student Services since 2011. Previously Sandra was at University of Chicago for four years serving as the Assistant Director in the Office of Int’l Affairs and was also a Resident Head in Undergraduate Housing. Sandra has combined experience in all aspects of student service and enrollment: outreach/recruitment, admissions, orientation, housing, registration, advising, ESL instruction, immigration, programming, event planning, and activities.

Sandra will be meeting all new students at orientation.

Foundation for Success for all new students starting fall 2014

The Foundation for Success program was initially designed for first quarter 16-17 year olds to give younger students mentoring and guidance to get a good start. We are expanding the program, and beginning fall 2014 all new first quarter students will be required to take Foundation for Success. The cost is $100. For more information go to: Foundation for Success Website.

Admission and scholarships: one email address

To make life easier for you, we have created one email that you can use to send all admission and scholarship materials or questions. We have dedicated staff available who will be checking the email regularly. To ensure that we get your admission and scholarship applications processed as quickly as possible, please use the following email address: international@greenriver.edu. We will direct your email to the appropriate staff member who will be happy to help you.

Apply early for Campus Corner Apartments for fall quarter

If Campus Corner Apartments is the first choice for housing for your fall quarter applicants, encourage them to apply for housing as soon as possible. Placement priority is based on date of received completed housing application, including the $300 placement fee. We typically have a waiting list for fall quarter. Apply early!