Photo feature: Opening Day 2016

The 2016-2017 academic years officially kicked off Sept. 13 with Green River College’s Opening Day events.

Faculty and staff packed the Mel Lindbloom Student Union Grand Hall to hear opening comments from Interim President Scott Morgan, a tubo solo by Josh Gerstman, director of development, Green River Foundation, and to participate in Dr. Derek Greenfield’s interactive keynote address.

“There is a lot of work to do and we’ll get to it over the course of the year,” Morgan said. “I don’t have all the answers, heck I’ve been retired for a year, but I hope to bring a way to get the college to faces these issues, to conquer these issues, together […] I challenge ourselves to do a better job in serving our students.”

Faculty and staff were also recognized for Inspirus and Outstanding Staff Awards, and 2016 service awards.

A full schedule of Opening Week events follows, descriptions of each workshop can be found at: 2016 Green River College Opening Week Workshops. For more information, please contact Walker at or ext. 2602.

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Outstanding Staff Awards: From left to right, Mary Edington, Marsha Medgard, Lavina Goble, Jenny Park
5 Years of Service: Susan Baker, Adrienne Battle (Not pictured: Joy Crawford, Amnat Saephan, Eric Shea)
10 Years of Service: Matt Swenson, Kathryn Hoppe, Judy Brendan, Deb Casey (Not pictured: Mandiann Bumgarner, Story Gilmore, Noland Hall, Alex Marchuk, Tim McDaniel, Veun Saetern, Akiko Sakurai, Alvin Tai)
15 Years of Service: Gary Oliveira, Jaeney Hoene, Megan Evans, Carla Kane, Danna Davis, Mary Singer, Marji Mackenzie, Anthony White, Martha Koch, Catherine Cantrell, Frances Lindland, Michelle Danberg-Marshman (Not pictured: Pamela Basquez, Susan Batchelor, Susan Evans, Sue Finnestad, Scott Schreiber, Will Scott, Patty Sherman, Jack Wells, Micki Wells, Lyudmila Zadneprovskaya)
20 Years of Service: Camella Morgan, Brad Johnson, Julie French, Sergey Mikhailenko, Cindy Olson, Rochelle Mitchell, Judy Fuchs, Shirley Archuleta, Sandra Davidson, Dan Sorensen (Not pictured: Keith Clay, Jennifer Dysart, Susan Fairley, Pie-Yon Gilge, Dan Keene, Sandy Zirkle)
25 Years of Service: Stefanie Chapman, Julia Nation, Lori Rapozo, Angie Brenner, Diane Anderson (Not pictured: Bart Dowd, Sandra Matthews, Roland Vieira )

— Photos by Julie Spiers, MarCom and Philip Denman, College Relations 

1 Comment on Photo feature: Opening Day 2016

  1. Thanks for capturing the highlights of Opening Day. I think once this site catches on, Green River folks will come to appreciate the good stuff posted here.

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