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New Employee Spotlight – Melissa Sitzenstock

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.

Sitzenstock, Melissa

Melissa Sitzenstock

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

I’m the new Curriculum Program Manager in Instructional Support. I was previously at the State Board working on the ctcLink project, missed being on a campus the entire time. Prior to that spent 14 years at Bellevue College in Enrollment Services.

What drew you to apply to Green River?

The same thing that drew me to Green River to be a student: location, campus feel, the programs, and opportunities here.

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

NPR

What was the very first job you ever had?

I was a housekeeper at a Victorian bed and breakfast in Port Townsend while in high school.

What about your new position is most exciting for you?

Learning processes/procedures and relationship building that is required to manage the curriculum at the college

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

Become the subject matter expert in implementing change to curriculum and programs.

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

  1. Travel-Been to Australia, New Zealand, British Isles (UK, Ireland, Scotland), Caribbean, Mexico, and planning more.
  2. My home, I love to garden and take care of our animals (horses, dogs, cat, fish, and any wildlife running around the property).
  3. The self-awareness that higher education is my passion and the opportunity to do what I love.

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

I don’t want to limit the creative expression of my new co-workers, but it could be anything; the crazier, the better.

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

My best hidden talent is my ability to sleep anywhere — on a bus, plane, boat — you name it, I can sleep there.

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

Growing

Restless

Eating

Everything

New

Retirement Social Recap

This past Wednesday, June 6, we celebrated 19 faculty and staff retirements at the annual Retirement Social! With over 60 faculty and staff members in attendance, we said ‘thank you’ and ‘happy trails’ to this year’s retirees. See below for some photos!

Thank you to Conference Services and all of our volunteers who helped create a warm, inviting space for our Green River family!

 

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2018 CAP Graduation

06_08_2018_CAP_Graduation (2)On behalf of The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:

On Friday, June 8 from 6-9pm, we invite you to come join The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Green River Diversity & Equity Council for the 4th Annual ODEI CAP Graduation & GDEC Banquet! We’ll be celebrating our CAP students and their personal milestones of graduation or transferring. This is also a time to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of our GDEC members this academic year. To RSVP or for more information, please contact Ben Lealofi at blealofi@greenriver.edu.

New Employee Spotlight – Richard Nattinger

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.

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

Nattinger, Richard

Richard Nattinger

I am the new IT Specialist 3. I was previously the System Administrator for Children’s Friend, a non-profit specializing in assisting at-risk children and families in Providence, RI. Before that, I worked for Atrion (now a part of Carousel Industries) as a member of their Workforce Agility team, specializing in staff augmentation for data center roles.

What drew you to apply to Green River?

I received the foundation for the skills that I currently have from a state college in Florida and have always been thankful for the care that the staff took in setting me up for success. When I saw this job posting I thought that I would be happiest if I could give back in some way to the state college system and am very happy that I was selected for this role. I look forward to supporting the staff here in making success stories like mine.

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

My radio has been broken for a while, but sometimes I will put on some J-pop, classic rock, or some alt rock. I’ve been on a bit of a Hamilton kick lately too.

What was the very first job you ever had?

I worked in a small pizza shop in Saint Augustine, FL as a dishwasher and was eventually promoted to preparing food.

What about your new position is most exciting for you?

I’m excited to work with such a large team and to help learn about the specific challenges we face in this environment. I like to be a part of the solution, so I look forward to helping the team tackle them!

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

Professionally, I would like to get comfortable with the environment this first year. Personally, I would like to get established in the area and get back into the classroom to begin working towards my Masters.

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

I am very proud that I have been able to find a career that fits me and that gives me the opportunity to help people with my knowledge and skills.

I am proud that I have made such great friends that they are willing to help me make a crazy 3000 mile move so painlessly.

I am proud of how I left my previous job in a better place than I found it.

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

I like to let the nicknames find me. They strike me as a kind of badge that you earn. Hopefully I get one for something positive, but even the ones you earn from something negative have wonderful lessons attached.

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

Maybe finishing my girlfriend’s sentences for her? We are good at it, but I’m sure anyone who spends that much time with someone else gets that way.

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

Green River Encourages Energetic Neurons

New Employee Spotlight – Jacob Church

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.

Church, Jacob

Jacob Church

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

I just started working as a Data Analyst with the Office of Institutional Effectiveness. This is my first job in higher education. In my spare time, I’m also working on a statistics research project which will complete the requirements for my M.S. in Mathematical Sciences from University of West Florida. Prior to that, I earned my B.S. in Computer Science and Systems from University of Washington in 2012. For my most recent job, I worked as a laser engraver.

What drew you to apply to Green River?

Everything about the job and the college just seemed like such a great fit.

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

It depends on my mood.

What was the very first job you ever had?

My first real job was unloading trucks at a Goodwill production plant in Tacoma.

What about your new position is most exciting for you?

It’s hard to say because everything is so exciting. I work with great people, and the work is challenging and rewarding at the same time. There’s so much to learn and there are so many interesting projects to work on!

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

I want to learn as much about the college and the data as possible.

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

I can think of two, graduating from University of Washington, and quitting smoking (4 years next month).

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

The new guy.

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

I don’t usually step into the spotlight.

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

Get

Respect

Earn

Everything

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