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fall term 2022 return reminders / message from the president

Green River College will resume normal in person operating hours Monday, Sept. 6. Proof of vaccination, or approved exemption, is still required for all on campus classes, activities, work, or services. The College recommend mask wearing and will require masks in certain situations or locations. Faculty may require masking for their individual classes and will notify their students if masks will be required prior to the first day of their in-person class.

Read More about the article: fall term 2022 return reminders / message from the president September 6, 2022

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Ha Nguyen named Vice President of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Ha Nguyen was recently announced as Green River College's new Vice President of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Ha has over twenty years of experience in Washington State’s community and technical college (CTC) system and is fiercely dedicated to ensuring equitable access and supports for our students of color and other systemically minoritized students. Ha will join Green River College on August 16, 2022.

Read More about the article: Ha Nguyen named Vice President of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion July 12, 2022

President Biden to Visit Green River College Friday, April 22

President Joe Biden will be visiting Green River College this Friday, April 22, as part of his official visit to Washington State. During his visit to our campus, President Biden plans to meet with a number of elected officials in our area and a limited number of members of our college community – especially students. The President will also provide remarks in the Mel Lindbloom Student Union.

Read More about the article: President Biden to Visit Green River College Friday, April 22 April 21, 2022

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Message from the President / GRC vaccination update

After reviewing the requirements extensively, and at the recommendation of the GRC Reopening Committee, Green River College will become a vaccinated college. As a vaccinated college, all students, staff, and faculty must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they are claiming a medical, religious, or philosophical exemption. This decision was made because vaccination is the best way to protect the health and safety of our campus community.

Read More about the article: Message from the President / GRC vaccination update July 15, 2021

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GRC responds to recent ICE announcement of policy changes affecting international students

GRC President Suzanne Johnson and Wendy Stewart, vice president, International Programs and Extended Learning, respond to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's recent decision to end an emergency waiver allowing international students to maintain their visa status while taking only online courses.

Read More about the article: GRC responds to recent ICE announcement of policy changes affecting international students July 10, 2020

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Update on GRC’s preparations related to the novel coronavirus

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."

Read More about the article: Update on GRC’s preparations related to the novel coronavirus March 1, 2020