Employee Spotlight – Allison Warner

We’d like to take a moment and recognize the following employee for their years of service and dedication to Green River. Please take a moment to learn more about them, in their own words.

Allison Warner

What do you love about working at Green River?
The students – I am inspired each day by the students I serve. It is such a privilege to be part of their academic journey. I also love working in such a beautiful environment. The trees, trails and natural setting of our campus are breathtaking. Last year I was walking to my car near the LC after dark and a large owl flew past me and landed on a light post in the parking lot. It was an amazing moment to witness.

What does working in higher education mean to you?
Education and attainment of a college credential is like no other in its ability to unlock doors – doors that lead to increased knowledge and self-awareness, to better paying jobs, to social justice and to an overall better quality of life that can be passed down to future generations. We have a responsibility to our increasingly diverse community to offer these opportunities.

Where is one spot on campus you find relaxing?
The trails!

Of all employee benefits, which one do you appreciate most?
Tuition support

In your role, what accomplishment are you most proud of?
Advising students

What is one thing most people don’t know about you?
I worked with primates before choosing a career helping humans!

If you could swap places with any other position on campus just for one day, what position would that be?
Natural Resources faculty!

What on campus makes you smile the most?
The students

What classes on campus have you taken or would you like to take in the future?
I would like to take Humanities 224, Women and World Religions.

What advice would you give to a brand new employee?
To meet others and learn what they do in different departments. Don’t spend all of your time in your office, explore the campus!

Who is one person at Green River you’d like to thank for contributing to your success?
Jessica Gilmore

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  1. Allison recently met with my daughter Francine and provided very good advice on navigating the combined transfer of her credits from here at Green River and her year of study out of state to the UW nursing program application. Allison also steered Francine toward other kinds of training that can enhance her transfer application.

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