Don’t forget No-shave November!

Last month, we told you about a way that you can help raise funds for Gators Feeding Gators (No-Shave November). While the list of shave-testants has changed a bit, you can still donate to choose who you think should be clean shaven next month! Who would you like to see witIreland, Joshuah no beard? The nominees are:

Marshall Sampson, VP of Human Resources and Legal Affairs

Chernenko Wheatley, Employee and Labor Relations Manager

Joshua Ireland, Executive Assistant for the VP of Instruction

Korland Simmons, Executive Assistant for the VP of Human Resources and Legal Affairs

Matt Swenson, Director of Grants

Joshua Gerstman, Director of Philanthropy

Timm Lovitt, Dean of Instruction: Career and Technical

Vote for one of these gents with your dollars. Look for tables across campus!

Interested in joining the challenge? As an incentive, the winning “shavee” will receive a professional shave at The Art of Shaving. Who’s with us?!

No Shave November Leads to Clean Shaved December!

movThis November, we’re giving a twist to the month of no shaving! As a challenge to raise funds for Gators Feed Gators, the Admin building gentlemen have offered to be shaved clean at the end of November. Who would you like to see with no beard? The nominees are:

Marshall Sampson, VP of Human Resources and Legal Affairs

Chernenko Wheatley, Employee and Labor Relations Manager

Joshua Ireland, Executive Assistant for the VP of Instruction

Korland Simmons, Executive Assistant for the VP of Human Resources and Legal Affairs

Matt Swenson, Director of Grants

George Frasier, Executive Director, Foundation

Joshua Gerstman, Director of Philanthropy

Vote for one of these gents with your dollars. Voting will begin in November. Look for tables across campus!

Interested in joining the challenge? As an incentive, the winning “shavee” will receive a professional shave at The Art of Shaving. Who’s with us?!

Winners of the Drug Free Schools & Communities Act Drawing

Congratulations to Steve Brumbaugh, Kim Bouchard, Inja Parker and Mariena Mears for winning a Starbucks Gift Card courtesy of Marshall Sampson!

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Steve Brumbaugh, Biology

The Annual Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Notice was sent again this year (as annual notices are wont to) to all employees of Green River College.

According to the Department of Education,“While the regulations do not place an affirmative duty on IHEs [Institutions of Higher Education] to ensure that employees read the materials, in keeping with the spirit of the regulations, institutions should take steps to encourage employees to read the policies.”

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Kim Bouchard, English

What better source of encouragement to maintain a drug-free school environment is there than a Starbucks Gift Card?

One lucky winner from every employee group (Full-Time Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Classified Staff, and Exempt Staff) was selected at random for a prize from those who read the notice and answered the following correctly:

One of the common complications of the use or abuse of this drug is a ‘bad trip’

The correct answer was of course “Hallucinogens,” “LSD,” or any other acceptable variation.

Inja Parker

Inja Parker, Financial Aid

As an institution receiving federal grant money, we are required by law to maintain a drug-free work place. The supporting laws and regulations along with the relevant consequences for violating them are laid out clearly in the notice.

Drug abuse and addiction is a serious matter and the notice contained a wealth of information about the effects of drugs and alcohol and ways to seek help with addiction.

Find out more from the Department of Education by clicking here.

 

The Morgan Challenge: Protecting Your PC & Hacked!

This Week’s Videos

This week we move to the next two videos in our contest:  Simply click below and complete the following videos:

  1. Protecting Your Personal Computer
  2. Hacked!

https://sso.securingthehuman.org/greenriver

New to the Morgan Challenge?

In case you haven’t heard, our very own Camella Morgan (Executive Director of Information Technology) is giving away 100 Grand (chocolate bars) to the first 10 people to complete the challenge below!

Take the Morgan Challenge - Win 100 Grand!

All faculty and staff at Green River College are eligible. If asked, simply plug in your campus credentials (username and password) to get started. Completion is auto-magically tracked and winners will be personally notified. Game on!

The Morgan Challenge: Insider Threats and Wifi Security

This Week’s Videos

This week we move to the next two videos in our contest:  Simply click below and complete the following videos:

  1. Insider Threats
  2. Wifi Security

https://sso.securingthehuman.org/greenriver

New to the Morgan Challenge?

In case you haven’t heard, our very own Camella Morgan (Executive Director of Information Technology) is giving away 100 Grand (chocolate bars) to the first 10 people to complete the challenge below!

Take the Morgan Challenge - Win 100 Grand!

All faculty and staff at Green River College are eligible. If asked, simply plug in your campus credentials (username and password) to get started. Completion is auto-magically tracked and winners will be personally notified. Game on!

The Morgan Challenge: Week 4 Winners

As the entire world now knows, Green River College recently witnessed the official launch of “The Morgan 100 Grand Challenge.” Many folks across campus easily completed the task of watching two short videos regarding information technology. Below are our first round of winners across campus. Don’t forget – we are now in an entirely new week and everyone’s got a new chance to win!

Week 4: Welding Tech Faculty Dare Others!

Not only did Welding Tech Faculty complete the Morgan Challenge, they now dare others to complete as well! Way to go Welding Tech Faculty!

Are YOU ready to complete the challenge as well?

Are YOU ready to complete the challenge as well?

Week 4: Contest Winners

Congratulations to Crystal Bolt!

Congratulations to Crystal Bolt!

Congratulations to Scott Schreiber, Casper Fox, and Ben Orr!

Congratulations to Scott Schreiber, Casper Fox, and Ben Orr!

Don’t forget to check out this week’s challenge and follow the entire series as it progresses.

The Morgan Challenge: Data Security and Data Retention

This Week’s Videos

This week we move to the next two videos in our contest:  Simply click below and complete the following videos:

  1. Data Security
  2. Data Retention

https://sso.securingthehuman.org/greenriver

New to the Morgan Challenge?

In case you haven’t heard, our very own Camella Morgan (Executive Director of Information Technology) is giving away 100 Grand (chocolate bars) to the first 10 people to complete the challenge below!

Take the Morgan Challenge - Win 100 Grand!

All faculty and staff at Green River College are eligible. If asked, simply plug in your campus credentials (username and password) to get started. Completion is auto-magically tracked and winners will be personally notified. Game on!

The Morgan Challenge: Social Networks and Working Remotely

This Week’s Videos

This week we move to the next two videos in our contest:  Simply click below and complete the following videos:

  1. Social Networks
  2. Working Remotely

https://sso.securingthehuman.org/greenriver

New to the Morgan Challenge?

In case you haven’t heard, our very own Camella Morgan (Executive Director of Information Technology) is giving away 100 Grand (chocolate bars) to the first 10 people to complete the challenge below!

Take the Morgan Challenge - Win 100 Grand!

All faculty and staff at Green River College are eligible. If asked, simply plug in your campus credentials (username and password) to get started. Completion is auto-magically tracked and winners will be personally notified. Game on!

The Morgan Challenge: Week 3 Winners

As the entire world now knows, Green River College recently witnessed the official launch of “The Morgan 100 Grand Challenge.” Many folks across campus easily completed the task of watching two short videos regarding information technology. Below are our first round of winners across campus. Don’t forget – we are now in an entirely new week and everyone’s got a new chance to win!

Week 3: Grand Prize Winner!

The following individual completed the entire training series! Job well done!

Congratulations to Leilani Hoglund on completing the entire series!

Congratulations to Leilani Hoglund on completing the entire series!

Week 3: Contest Winners

Congratulations to Jean Sheadel!

Congratulations to Jean Sheadel!

Congratulations to Seth Grossman!

Congratulations to Seth Grossman!

Congratulations to Rhonda Daulton!

Congratulations to Rhonda Daulton!

Congratulations to Miki Wells!

Congratulations to Miki Wells!

Congratulations to Marji Mackenzie!

Congratulations to Marji Mackenzie!

Don’t forget to check out this week’s challenge and follow the entire series as it progresses.

The Morgan Challenge: Social Engineering and Data Security

This Week’s Videos

This week we move to the next two videos in our contest:  Simply click below and complete the following videos:

  1. Social Engineering
  2. Data Security

https://sso.securingthehuman.org/greenriver

New to the Morgan Challenge?

In case you haven’t heard, our very own Camella Morgan (Executive Director of Information Technology) is giving away 100 Grand (chocolate bars) to the first 10 people to complete the challenge below!

Take the Morgan Challenge - Win 100 Grand!

All faculty and staff at Green River College are eligible. If asked, simply plug in your campus credentials (username and password) to get started. Completion is auto-magically tracked and winners will be personally notified. Game on!

The Morgan Challenge: Week 2 Winners

As the entire world now knows, Green River College recently witnessed the official launch of “The Morgan 100 Grand Challenge.” Many folks across campus easily completed the task of watching two short videos regarding information technology. Below are our first round of winners across campus. Don’t forget – we are now in an entirely new week and everyone’s got a new chance to win!

Week 2: Grand Prize Winner!

The following individual was the first faculty member to complete the entire training series! Job well done!

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Congratulations to John Falconer on completing the entire series!

Week 2: Contest Winners

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Congratulations to Susan Evans!

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Congratulations to Manila Mercurio!

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Congratulations to Keith Clay!

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Congratulations to Jean Carlson!

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Congratulations to Karl Hoffman!

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Congratulations to Annalee Dunn!

Don’t forget to check out this week’s challenge and follow the entire series as it progresses.

The Morgan Challenge: Browsing & Mobile Device Security

This Week’s Videos

This week we move to the next two videos in our contest:  Simply click below and complete the following videos:

  1. Browsing
  2. Mobile Device Security

https://sso.securingthehuman.org/greenriver

New to the Morgan Challenge?

In case you haven’t heard, our very own Camella Morgan (Executive Director of Information Technology) is giving away 100 Grand (chocolate bars) to the first 10 people to complete the challenge below!

Take the Morgan Challenge - Win 100 Grand!

All faculty and staff at Green River College are eligible. If asked, simply plug in your campus credentials (username and password) to get started. Completion is auto-magically tracked and winners will be personally notified. Game on!

The Morgan Challenge: Email Messaging & Passwords

This Week’s Videos

This week we move to the next two videos in our contest:  Simply click below and view the following videos:

  1. Email & Messaging
  2. Passwords

https://sso.securingthehuman.org/greenriver

New to the Morgan Challenge?

In case you haven’t heard, our very own Camella Morgan (Executive Director of Information Technology) is giving away 100 Grand (chocolate bars) to the first 10 people to complete the challenge below!

Take the Morgan Challenge - Win 100 Grand!

All faculty and staff at Green River College are eligible. If asked, simply plug in your campus credentials (username and password) to get started. Completion is auto-magically tracked and winners will be personally notified. Game on!

The Morgan Challenge: Week 1 Winners

As the entire world now knows, last week witnessed the official launch of “The Morgan 100 Grand Challenge.” Many folks across campus easily completed the task of watching two short videos regarding information technology. Below are our first round of winners across campus. Don’t forget – we are now in an entirely new week and everyone’s got a new chance to win!

Week 1: Grand Prize Winner!

The following individual was the first person on campus to complete the entire training series. Job well done!

Congratulations to Jenny Park on completing the entire series!

Congratulations to Jenny Park on completing the entire series!

Week 1: Contest Winners

Congratulations to David Larsen!

Congratulations to David Larsen!

Congratulations to Wyatt Schill!

Congratulations to Wyatt Schill!

Congratulations to Niki Nelson!

Congratulations to Niki Nelson!

Congratulations to Frances Lindland!

Congratulations to Frances Lindland!

Congratulations to George Frasier!

Congratulations to George Frasier!

Don’t forget to check out this week’s challenge and follow the entire series as it progresses.

The Morgan Challenge: Win 100 Grand!

The rumors are true! Camella Morgan is giving away 100 Grand (chocolate bars) to the first 10 people to complete the challenge below!

Take the Morgan Challenge - Win 100 Grand!

Simply click below and view the following videos:

  • Introduction
  • You Are the Target

https://sso.securingthehuman.org/greenriver

All faculty and staff at Green River College are eligible. If asked, simply plug in your campus credentials (username and password) to get started. Completion is auto-magically tracked and winners will be personally notified. Game on!

Nominate Employees Who Go the Extra Mile!

PSRW Recognition Event Flyer

PSRW Recognition Event Flyer

Do you know a state employee or manager who goes above and beyond the call of duty? Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW), which will be held this year between May 4-8, 2015, is a national celebration recognizing the contribution of public employees. In the spirit of recognizing exemplary service, the state PSRW Celebration Committee is asking the public and fellow employees to nominate state government and higher education staff for two state awards.

“I’ve seen firsthand the dedication of front-line employees and supervisors,” said Gov. Jay Inslee. “They’re innovating in a time of tight resources. They’re finding ways to serve Washingtonians better. And they’re doing it with a spirit of service that makes me deeply proud.”

Each year, the Extra Mile Award is given to individuals or groups of state employees who surpass expectations for exemplary public service by demonstrating attributes such as:

  • Innovative techniques and methods
  • Outstanding leadership
  • Visionary thinking
  • Personal valor or bravery
  • Outstanding customer service
  • Or overcoming great odds or disadvantages.

A second award, the Leadership Award, is given to individuals at all levels of management who show exemplary leadership, such as inspiration, vision, integrity and commitment to service.

Nomination forms for either award may be downloaded here. Completed nomination forms can be emailed to prsrw@ofm.wa.gov.

Nomination forms are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 17, 2015.

Each year, about 15 employees are selected for the Extra Mile Award, and about five are selected for the Leadership Award.

If you have any questions or need further information, please feel free to contact:

Bobbi Foreman or Mark Sullivan
(360) 407-4149
psrw@ofm.wa.gov

Pumpkin Carving Contest Winners!

After much consideration (from a total of three entries across campus) the Information Technology Department was declared the official winner of our 2014 Pumpkin Carving Contest!

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The HR Department (really, our three strongest staff members) carried a variety of juice, coffee, doughnuts, and bagels to the winning team’s staff meeting on December 15th.

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When asked what tips they wish to offer up to next year’s contestants, the IT Department refused to comment, citing “Intellectual Property.” Clearly, this is a team not to be taken lightly in preparation for next year’s contest. Game on!

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