New Employee Spotlight – Juan Cabrera

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. Cabrera, Juan

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

I am employed as a Maintenance Mechanic 3 in facilities at Green River

What drew you to apply to Green River?

I like the friendly atmosphere

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

I listen to Jubal in the morning on my ride into work.

What was the very first job you ever had?

I worked on the weekends selling tools at a swap meet.

What about your new position is most exciting for you?

I get to work with air handler units around campus.  I try to make sure that everyone has a comfortable environment to work in

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

I’m looking forward to getting past my 6 months probation.

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

I haven’t had a car accident and I enjoy fatherhood

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

My nickname would be “Beans” because I love chili beans

 

 

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2019 Cap Graduation & GDEC Banquet

The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Green River Diversity & Equity Council will be hosting the 5th Inaugural ODEI CAP Graduation & GDEC Banquet on Friday, June 7.  This is a time ODEI CAP students are recognized for their accomplishments and milestone in graduating or transferring and acknowledging the hard work and dedication of our GDEC members this academic year. C.A.P. Grad Flyer (00000002)

 

New Employee Spotlight – Melissa Garland

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. 

Garland, Melissa

Melissa Garland

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

Retail Clerk Lead at Papertree Bookstore. I have been in retail management most of my career. I thoroughly enjoy interacting with people and love books.

What drew you to apply to Green River?

I worked in the medical field the last 2 years and wanted to get back into a bookstore. I have a few friends that work at Green River and spoke very highly about it. When I saw the job posting for Papertree I immediately applied. Thankfully I was offered the job! : )

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

I love audiobooks, but since my car ride is only 15 minutes, I now listen to 103.7 or 98.9 on the radio. A good mix between country and hip hop is a good start to any day!

What was the very first job you ever had?

Babysitting

What about your new position is most exciting for you?

I’ve worked in a couple bookstores, but never a college one. It’s exciting to be a part of a school atmosphere and interact with people of all ages on a daily basis.

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

To help create a positive and exciting workplace where students, staff, and faculty will have a good experience.

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

Spent time in Haiti and Uganda helping out in the schools, orphanages, safe houses and jails.

Ran a 5k and didn’t stop once. That’s a big deal for someone who doesn’t usually run!

The best is yet to come.

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

My coworkers already call me a bunch of different “M” names because no one seems to get my name right. : )

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

My rope jumping skills.

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

Give

Respect

Engage

Enjoy

Nurture

New Employee Spotlight – Kelsey Barrans

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. 

Barrans, Kelsey

Kelsey Barrans

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

I’m the new Violence Prevention Center Program Manager in Student Affairs. For 12+ years I have worked in intimate partner violence prevention and survivor advocacy services.

What drew you to apply to Green River?

I wanted to find a position that allowed me to create something new while continuing to work as a part of the large intimate partner violence movement.

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

Podcasts mostly. It’s generally a mix of comedy, current events and TV show re-watches.

What was the very first job you ever had?

I was a dry kiln spotter at the lumber mill in my hometown.

What about your new position is most exciting for you?

Getting to build something that will hopefully have a positive impact on everyone that comes to campus.

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

In my first year, I would love to make connections with all of the different departments and groups on campus so that everyone knows what the Violence Prevention Center is, and how to be involved.

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

I’m proud to have been an advocate working alongside survivors, getting my MSW and to be a proud auntie to four phenomenal nieces and one amazing nephew.

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

“Mother hen” because I am constantly trying to make sure everyone has what they need.

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

My hidden talent would be knitting, but I give away all of my projects so I’m not sure I would have anything to showcase!

 

Green River College New Employee Orientation

Orientation-09-lWhy is Orientation Important?

Orientation is more than the paperwork; it’s an official introduction to Green River College. Orientation is important to an organization because it lays the foundation for the new employee’s career with the organization. It makes a great first impression and it can establish the basis for everything that follows.

Monday, April 22 kicked off our first new employee orientation! Mark Brown (Learning & Development Manager) and Tamara Shilipetar (Green River College Recruiter) welcomed 5 new employees beginning at 8:30 am, with coffee, doughnuts, and yogurt. The session covered various topics, including our mission, vision, and core values; benefits; payroll; the Green River College Foundation; professional development opportunities; campus parking and security.

The new employee orientation will be held twice a month, with our next session on Monday, May 6. If you were hired this past spring and are interested in attending an orientation please email Mark Brown mbrown@greenriver.edu and we’ll add you to our orientation roster.

IT Skills Enhancement Training for Spring Quarter

IT is offering enhancement training to the Green River College community. Pay close attention to the SharePoint 101 sessions. These will help you prepare for the May 15 soft launch of the newly redesigned GatorNet.it skills enhancement promo

Getting the most from:  Remote Access, Shared Drives, Password Reset and more!

 Use “Remote Access” while you’re not on campus.  Always save your information to the “shared drives”.  You can reset your passwords with the “Password Management System”.  IT references these tools all the time, but do you really know what they mean?  Join us for SET #2 where we’ll go over the IT tools that are in use at GRC today.  This session will incorporate hands on computer training to help build your ability to use these tools properly and with confidence in your day-to-day world.

This workshop will be offered in HL 116:   Wednesday, May 1st  2PM to 3PM

Click here to register for IT SET #2:  Remote Access, Shared Drives, Password Reset and More!

SharePoint 101

SharePoint is Microsoft’s multi-function tool for collaboration, data sharing, web site hosting, and document storage. Today, SharePoint does all of this and is increasingly becoming the foundation for Office 365 collaboration. Join us for an overview of SharePoint. Together we will review SharePoint websites, web parts, permissions, and go over how SharePoint plays with other Office 365 tools.  SharePoint also happens to be the tool used for the revised GatorNet which will soft launch in May, 2019.  We are excited, and hope you are too!

This workshop will be offered in HL 116 the following days and times:

Thursday, May 2nd 2PM to 3PM

Wednesday, May 8th  2PM to 3PM

Thursday, May 9th 2PM to 3PM

Wednesday, May 15th 2PM to 3PM

Thursday, May 16th 2PM to 3PM

Click here to register for IT SET #3:  SharePoint 101