Introducing the NEW GreenRiver.edu – by Allison Friedly

Dear Campus Community,

It is my pleasure to finally share the work of the Web Team, (joint staff from both IT  and MarCom) and introduce you to the newest iteration of GreenRiver.edu (Beta Version 1.0). The new website is the culmination of work done by the Web Team, the Web Advisory Committee, and Green River College students.

New Green River College Website

The Web Advisory Committee shaped the look and feel of the site. As a group, they were determined to ensure that the site was accessible for students, as well as easy to navigate. One of the primary goals of this team was to ensure that students could reach the information they needed with a minimal number of clicks to get there. This talented group employees were able to provide unique insights about the website from the work they do with our students, throughout the College.

Thank you to our Web Advisory Committee members:

  • Diane Anderson
  • Lady Ivory Boyd
  • Lansing Bryan
  • Patsy Cadwell
  • Aaron Casad
  • Amanda Clifford
  • Jacquelyn Easley
  • Irina Feshchenko
  • Sarah Dillon Gilmartin
  • Rebecca Jarvis
  • Nancy Kremer
  • Chase Magliocca
  • Heather McCurdy
  • Marc Milsten
  • Inja Parker
  • Tina Ostrander

The website has been a seven-month project, completed by our skilled Web Team, without assistance from outside web firms.

Thank you to our incredibly talented Web Team:

  • Joseph Becker
  • Brian Chan
  • Philip Denman
  • Michelle Fujimoto
  • Peter Gudmunson
  • Richard Hill
  • Kim Olsen
  • Julie Spires
  • Catherine Ushka
  • Anthony White
  • Matt Witwicki
  • Qiong Wu

I would also like to extend a HUGE thank you to our students! The site would not have been possible without the their help in testing and providing valuable feedback on site usability and appearance.

On the bottom of each page of the new site, you’ll find a two buttons. If you find any broken links or find any formatting issues, please “Report a Bug.” We’d also love to hear what you think about the new site, so be sure to “Send Feedback.”

The Beta site will be a working site—in that we’ll continue to add features and make it more robust—until the full launch of the site in October, 2017. The Beta site gives us the opportunity to test design and usability, in a real-world context. We can use the information we gather to make the new site better, before it becomes the primary Green River website.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Happy Surfing!

https://beta.greenriver.edu

 

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Presenting to the Board of Trustees on Marketing and Communications

HR-website

Just some of the many additions to the new HR website.

There’s something different about Human Resources at Green River. You may have noticed our newsletter and other efforts to openly communication and engage with the campus as a whole. This week, in collaboration with Marketing and Communications, we presented to the Board of Trustees!

HR Social Media

Did you know about our new WordPress blog and Twitter feed?

Allison Friedly, the Executive Director of College Relations, led the presentation and discussed the overall strategic communication plan. She focused on key principles, alignment with the college’s strategic plan, our wide range of audiences, strategies and initiatives, and the need for accountability in all marketing efforts. HR then provided background information on our goals of expanding recruitment efforts, establishing a meaningful and memorable connection, and showcasing employees across the institution.

Allison and Steve

The world’s best presenters – MarCom and HR!

As we continued the presentation we answered trustee questions and provided insight into future plans and collaborative efforts. We communicated our belief that our employees really are our most valuable resource and that the response we’ve received from recent efforts has been overwhelmingly positive.  One of the best questions asked related to analytics and tracking the effectiveness of all communication efforts.

Board of Trustees

Just part of our captive audience!

As we ended the presentation we emphasized the importance of collaboration in any marketing effort at the institution. One of our very first steps in HR was touching base with MarCom and reviewing all branding, web, and social media policies to ensure HR efforts aligned with the institution as a whole. As more and more departments commit to expanding their marketing and communication, this collaboration will also be the key to their success. MarCom is currently developing a more robust support system and we can’t wait to continue this partnership.

Successful Presentation

Yes! We rocked this presentation!