Manufacturing Technology faculty Bradley Chinn discusses the work he and his team are doing to 3D print face masks and other PPE (personal protective equipment) for front-line healthcare workers in the Puget Sound area battling the COVID-19 pandemic.
The official publication of Green River College!
Spring quarter 2020 classes will begin on Monday, April 6. Classes and support services will resume with online delivery while all GRC locations, offices, and buildings will remain closed to the public through May 4, unless otherwise directed. Students should remain off-campus following the Governor’s directives and campus “closed to the public” expectations. Employees can access campus for the purpose of delivering/supporting online educational needs critical functions of the College.
President Suzanne Johnson provides a campus update regarding the coronavirus, COVID-19. "The safety of our students, faculty and staff is our priority. Currently, no members of the Green River College community have been diagnosed with COVID-19... In an abundance of caution, we are preparing as we would for any other potentially disruptive situation, such as a natural disaster."
Green River College President Selected for Aspen Institute’s New Presidents Fellowship for Community College Excellence
GRC President Suzanne M. Johnson has been selected to join the inaugural class of the Aspen New Presidents Fellowship, a new initiative designed to support community college presidents in the early years of their tenure to accelerate transformational change on behalf of students. President Johnson is one of 25 Aspen Fellows selected from more than 100 applicants and will engage in a seven-month fellowship beginning in June 2020.
With forecasts calling for the first snowfall of the season later this week, Green River is reminding its campus community about how a winter closure is decided, when those decisions are typically made and the communication channels that are used to relay information.
The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) will perform a comprehensive accreditation evaluation visit to Green River College on April 29-May 1, 2020. The NWCCU evaluation team will meet with Green River students, faculty, staff and board of trustee members to evaluate the college's compliance with NWCCU accreditation standards and policies.
The Manufacturing and Machining Department has launched phase two of its Additive Manufacturing Cell, which aims to enhance the instruction of future technicians and to produce diverse, well-qualified graduates for the STEM technical workforce.
Due to ongoing construction in the Student Affairs and Success Center (SA), some student services are temporarily relocating, starting January 2020.
Green River College has launched a new student dashboard, My Green River, in time for the Winter 2020 quarter. The online resource aims to offer students a landing page for vital information and resources and can be accessed via the “Quick Links” menu found at the top of each page on greenriver.edu.
$10 Million Bequest Will Benefit Students At Green River and Sixteen Additional Community Colleges in Western Washington
Thanks to a generous gift of nearly $10 million from the Eva Gordon Estate, the students at seventeen Washington community and technical colleges will have the opportunity to fulfill their dreams. The gift is one of the largest to community and technical colleges in Washington State, with each college foundation receiving approximately $550,000.