Opening Week In-Service Day

Opening Week is just around the corner! In-Service Day (Wednesday, September 19) will feature a number of faculty and staff-led workshops. We invite you to attend one (or more!) of the workshops on offer during the week. Click the link below to see details for times, locations and facilitators!In-service

 

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New Employee Spotlight – Monika Delfierro

We’d like to take a moment and recognize our newest employees to Green River. Please take a moment to learn more about them, in their own words.

Delfierro, Monika

Monika Delfierro

Please tell everyone your new title and a little bit about your professional background.

Educational Planner in the Running Start Office.

I received my master’s degree in Student Development Administration from Seattle University in June 2018. During grad school I worked within the College of Education in graduate admissions and alumni engagement. I’ve also worked at Tacoma Community College within student engagement, orientation at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, and undergraduate admissions at the University of Washington, Tacoma.

What drew you to apply to Green River?

As a community college graduate myself, I have a love for community colleges and serving that specific student population. What drew me to Green River was the recommendations from current/former staff and students based on their positive experiences!

On the car ride to work, what do you listen to?

I love listening to Podcasts! Podcasts I am currently listening to are NPR, Code Switch, and Food for Thought.

What was the very first job you ever had?

The first job I’ve ever had was working at Jamba Juice, but I’m definitely more of an Emerald City Smoothie fan.

What about your new position is most exciting for you?

I’m really excited to work with students and learn about all the resources on campus to support them!

What is one thing you’d love to accomplish in your first year at Green River?

One thing I’ve love to accomplish in my first year at Green River is to get a photo with the Green River mascot, Slater.

What three accomplishments are you most proud of in your life?

  1. Being the first in my family to graduate from college.
  2. Rescuing my first dog, Leslie Knope
  3. Earning my master’s degree

For Green River’s annual talent show (this doesn’t actually exist), what hidden talent would you showcase for everyone?

I am a great back-up karaoke singer!

Green River College Service Awards 2018

grc-service-awards-e1535047106512.jpgOpening week is just around the corner! As we prepare to kick off a new school term, we want to take time for celebrating our colleagues and their years of service at Green River. In past years, our service awards have fallen in line with Opening Day. This year, we’re giving the service awards their own day during the opening week activities – Thursday, September 20, 2018 3:30pm-4:30pm. Thank you to our service award recipients, and to all of you, for everything that you do in Service to Education!

See 2018 Service Award Recipients below:

5 Years

  • Patsy Cadwell
  • Laeticia Egesi
  • Rebeka Ferreira
  • Emilee Findley
  • Brian Hansen
  • Aaron Hartzell
  • Scott Hemingway
  • Noah Hensley
  • Richard Hill
  • Jamie McCuaig
  • Bjorn Myhre
  • Niki Nelson
  • Benjamin Orr
  • Monica Paulson-Priebe
  • Melissa Porras-Monroe
  • Deanna Rish
  • Ariadne Rooney
  • Shanna Selvar
  • Shannon Sharpe
  • Yohannes Teferi
  • Chiae Wilder

10 Years

  • Pat Carter
  • Rhonda Daulton
  • Anne Dolan
  • Richard Douglas
  • Kelly Eisenhour
  • Aaron Leavitt
  • Deborah Lynes
  • Gavin Pyle
  • Jane Swenson
  • Benita Walters

15 Years

  • Steven Brumbaugh
  • Rob Jonas
  • Paul Metivier
  • Amanda Schaefer
  • Chitra Solomonson
  • Terry Waagan

20 Years

  • Vik Bahl
  • Steven Black
  • Lansing Bryan
  • Dawn Cleveland
  • Connie Hones
  • Lisa Michalec
  • Jerry Marshall
  • Jennifer Morgan
  • Diane Pelletier
  • Robert Sjogren
  • Sidney Weldele-Wallace

25 Years

  • John Avery
  • Shirlyn Bassard
  • Mark Blaisdell
  • Leslie Moore
  • Patrick Navin
  • Jessica Tichy

30 Years

  • Gary Jones
  • Liz Petersen

35 Years

  • Susan Snow Davis
  • Donnie Hallstone

Save the Date: Opening Week In-Service Day

In-serviceThe summer is winding down and, with it, we ramp up to the beginning of fall quarter classes! This year’s Opening Week In-Service day falls on Wednesday, September 19 from 1pm-5pm. All sessions will be in either Science Center or Technology Center. Please mark you calendars accordingly and keep an eye out for detailed schedules closer to the date!

 

New Employee Spotlight – Teresa Regalado

We’d like to take a moment and recognize our newest employees to Green River. Please take a moment to learn more about them, in their own words.

Regalado, Teresa

Teresa Regalado

Please tell everyone your new title and a little bit about your professional background.

I am the new Welcome Desk Project Coordinator. I worked the front desk for the Institute of Technology at UW-Tacoma for three years while I finished my Bachelor’s degree.

What drew you to apply to Green River?

I am familiar with the area as I attended Auburn Mountainview High School, so I’ve had exposure to Green River since then. The core values definitely had the greatest impact on me, as many of those are important to my own identity and when interacting and building relationships with others.

On the car ride to work, what do you listen to?

“Oldies but Goodies”

What was the very first job you ever had?

Wendy’s!

What about your new position is most exciting for you?

I am excited to be in higher education and have the opportunity to help students in their getting started process.

What is one thing you’d love to accomplish in your first year at Green River?

During my first year I would like to interact with and learn more about the many different programs and departments at Green River; be a helpful resource to incoming and current students; and be a helpful resource to my colleagues in student affairs.

What three accomplishments are you most proud of in your life?

Graduating from the University of Washington Tacoma with my Bachelors in Criminal justice.

Volunteering with TPD and working with at risk youth to reduce recidivism rates in Tacoma.

Assisting my father in starting up and running his business.

If G.R.E.E.N. were an acronym for something, what would each letter stand for?

Genuine

Righteous

Empathetic

Ethusiastic

Nurturing

New Employee Spotlight – Tatyana Levchuk

We’d like to take a moment and recognize our newest employees to Green River. Please take a moment to learn more about them, in their own words.

Levchuk, Tatyana

Tatyana Levchuk

Please tell everyone your new title and a little bit about your professional background.

Hello Green River Family!

My name is Tatyana Levchuk. I have recently joined the Workforce Education Department as a workforce education coordinator. I came from Highline College, where I served students as a financial aid advisor for more than seven years. I feel greatly privileged to be able to continue work in a role that supports students in their academic endeavors.

What drew you to apply to Green River?

Green River is known for its commitment to providing access to higher education and employment opportunities to all who seek it, regardless of their abilities to pay. I wanted to be a part of it.

On the car ride to work, what do you listen to?

Mainly Spirit 105.3

What was the very first job you ever had?

I got my first job at the age of 18, working as a food service worker at a children’s hospital in Ukraine.

What about your new position is most exciting for you?

The best part of my job as a workforce coordinator is hearing back from students about how they are overcoming their daily challenges and meeting their goals. It is also knowing that the work I am doing provides opportunities for others to grow and make an impact in their society.

What is one thing you’d love to accomplish in your first year at Green River?

I hope to become a valuable team player and a good resource for our students.

What three accomplishments are you most proud of in your life?

First, is my recent bachelor’s degree from CWU. Second, is my new job with Green River; I really enjoy being a part of my new team. And third, is my family and my children. My son is getting ready to join GRC next year as a running start student, and I’m very excited about it.

If your coworkers were to give you an office nickname, what would that be? Why?

Organic—because I am known for preaching healthy lifestyle and organic food wherever I go.

For Green River’s annual talent show (this doesn’t actually exist), what hidden talent would you showcase for everyone?

I enjoy designing fresh flower bouquets, especially those that are locally grown. So I would create one of my favorite perfect bouquets.

If G.R.E.E.N. were an acronym for something, what would each letter stand for?

G-Global

R-Royal

E-Empowering

E-Emerging

N-Natural