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Grays Harbor College Nursing program to host public meeting for annual accreditation

Grays Harbor College’s Nursing program will host a site accreditation visit by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) October 22-24 on the Aberdeen campus.

Included in the accreditation team’s schedule is a public meeting on Tuesday, October 22, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Board Room, located on the fourth floor of the Manspeaker Building.  All interested individuals wishing to provide feedback to the ACEN team about the Nursing program are welcome to participate.

Written comments may also be submitted in advance of the site visit. Contact information for ACEN (formerly NLNAC) is:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
P: (404) 975-5000

For further information about the GHC Nursing accreditation, contact Penny Woodruff, director of the College’s program, [email protected], 360.538.4148

Grays Harbor College to host career fair October 15

Participating Businesses & Agencies: 

Aiken and Sanders Inc

Barene/DenAdel CPA

Beyond Survival

Bonell Photography

Business to Business

Coastal Community Action Program

Cosmo Specialty Fibers

Dispute Resolution Center

Earley Tire Factory

Express Employment Professionals

Reed Acupuncture

GHC Continuing Education Programs

GHC Workforce Education Programs

Grays Harbor Radio Group (KDUX 104.7FM, an Aberdeen radio station 1320AM, KIX 95.3FM)

Grays Harbor Youth Program – ESD 113

Great Northwest Federal Credit Union

Greater Grays Harbor Inc.

Harbor Home Health and Hospice

Home Depot

Liberty Tax Service

Newrizons Federal Credit Union

Polson Museum

Port Blakeley Tree Farms

Stafford Creek Corrections Center

U.S. Navy

Washington State Small Business Development Center – Aberdeen

Washington National Guard

WorkSource – Employment Security Department

Xerox Commercial Services

Early auditions for “Les Miserables” at Grays Harbor College

Early auditions for Grays Harbor College’s Spring musical production of “Les Miserables” are slated for Saturday, October 12. The Tryouts will start at 10 a.m. at the Music Pavilion on the College’s main campus in Aberdeen.

Specifically, three males roles of Jean Valjean, Javert and Marius, plus the female lead Cosette will be cast after the October 12 auditions. Those trying out should be prepared to sing the epilogue, “Do You Hear the People Sing”.  Also, as an option (not required), auditioners may bring sheet music and sing 16 bars of a song of their own choosing.  

After these auditions are heard, people will be selected to stay for callbacks.  Selections for the first callbacks will include:  “Who Am I?” and “Bring Him Home” (Valjean); “Javert’s Suicide” (Javert); “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables” (Marius); and “In My Life” (Cosette). Vocal numbers for second callbacks include “A Heart Full of Love (Reprise)” (Valjean, Marius and Cosette) and “The Confrontation” (Javert and Valjean).

According to director Brad Duffy, auditions for the remaining roles and the chorus of “Les Miserables” will take place on December 10 and 12. A separate audition for the children’s roles of Gavroche and Young Cosette will occur at a date and time yet to be determined.  The musical will be performed seven times in March at the Bishop Center. For further information about the auditions, contact Duffy at 360.538.4172, [email protected].

Grays Harbor College invites students to free outdoor movie

ABERDEEN, Wash. – Students at Grays Harbor College are inviting the community to campus on Thursday evening, October 3, for a free outdoor showing of the Disney family movie “Monsters University.” The movie will be shown in the quad between the Spellman Library and the HUB at no charge.

Food, games and other activities are planned, starting an hour before the movie begins. Movie-goers should bring blankets, pillows and other gear for sitting on the ground, although accommodations will be made for those who cannot sit on the ground. The movie event is hosted by the Associated Students of GHC and the students’ Activities Board. 

Career Fair at Grays Harbor College Tuesday October 15th

2012 Career Fair
October 15, 2013 * 10:00am-1:00pm * GHC Hillier Union Building – Commons Area 

The Grays Harbor College Career Fair is Tuesday, October 15th. The purpose of the Career Fair is to enhance the strong connection between the College, the community, and the businesses and agencies within the community. It will provide students and the public the chance to network with professionals in their career field, gather information about career requirements and expectations and explore career opportunities in Grays Harbor. It will also allow businesses to promote themselves and connect with their future workforce. This is an informational event, not a hiring event. 

Participating students can pick up a GHC Career Fair Passport that can be signed by those with whom they visit. The Passport can then be turned in at the GHC Bookstore to be included in a drawing for a $50 gift certificate. For more information, contact Mat Carlisle at 360.538.4165, [email protected]

Grays Harbor College named one of Washington’s 27 most military friendly

Washington community and technical colleges on the Military Friendly Schools list are: Bates, Bellevue, Bellingham, Big Bend, Cascadia, Centralia, Clark, Clover Park, Columbia Basin, Edmonds, Everett, Grays Harbor, Green River, Lake Washington, Lower Columbia, North Seattle, Olympic, Peninsula, Pierce, Renton, Shoreline, Skagit Valley, South Puget Sound, South Seattle, Tacoma, Walla Walla and Whatcom.

For a complete list of schools in Washington and across the nation, visit www.militaryfriendlyschools.com/mfslist.aspx.

Grays Harbor College World Class Scholar Program celebrates 20 years

To date, more than 1,350 students have qualified in the program and more than 685 have come to the College and used their World Class Scholars scholarships, which now total $850,000. The GHC Foundation is hoping to create a World Class Scholars endowment so the scholarships can continue for decades.


For more information about the Thursday event and to contribute to the World Class Scholars program, contact Jan Jorgenson at the GHC Foundation, [email protected], 360.538.4243. 

New Questions Asked at Grays Harbor College to Support LGBTQ Learning Environment

ABERDEEN, Wash. – Students registering for fall classes at the Grays Harbor College will be asked what their sexual orientation is, and how they identify their gender.

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning group said the college is collecting the data to better understand students’ diverse perspectives and experiences.
Options include bisexual, gay, lesbian, queer, straight, other, or you can answer that you prefer not to answer. For Gender you can also choose not to answer, or one of the following; feminine, masculine, androgynous, gender neutral, transgender, or other.

Answers will be kept private, even from staff, and shared anonymously with institutional research departments.

A spokeswoman for the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges says it actually was students in other colleges who proposed that the data be tracked. Laura McDowell says the goal is to ensure all students have a successful, welcoming, and safe experience in college. 

McDowell says data will help colleges establish a benchmark to see how these students are performing and design programs and extracurricular activities to help them succeed.

Grays Harbor College ranked as best Community College in the state

ABERDEEN, Wash. – In a nationwide report, Grays Harbor College has been ranked as the top community college in the State of Washington, and as number 15 out of 700 community colleges in the nation.

A report just released by Washington Monthly ranks colleges on a series of criteria. Also on the list are Cascadia (22), Green River (44), Tacoma (46) and Highline (47).

Specifically Washington Monthly, a national nonprofit magazine in Washington DC, gives high marks to community colleges based on student responses concerning quality of teaching and data on retention and graduation rates. (Data came from the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) and U.S. Department of Education measures of student retention and completion.) This is the 8th year for the nationwide report, which officially appears in the September-October issue.

“We are all excited to hear of our top ranking,” commented GHC president Ed Brewster. “Some of the data used to arrive at the ranking was collected directly from our students and other information came from statistics regarding our retention and graduation rates.

“Everyone at GHC works so diligently to ensure that students have a successful experience; this really validates all of their hard work,” Brewster added.

“It’s great to be Number One!”

Fall Quarter at GHC begins on September 23. There is still time to enroll in classes, although space and some financial aid may be limited. For more information, contact GHC at www.ghc.edu or call 360.532.9020.

Grays Harbor College offering online courses for Early Childhood Educators

Once a certificate has been earned, students can select from several other pathways: they could look for a job in an Early Learning setting, continue on to complete an Associate degree at GHC with a focus on education, and then transfer on to earn a bachelors degree with teaching credentials. City U is one of GHC’s four-year university partners and offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education right here on the Harbor.


For more information about Early Childhood Education, contact GHC’s Workforce Education department, 360.538.4011, www.ghc.edu/voc. Jay Fry is the CityU representative, on the GHC campus Tuesdays and Thursdays, 360.538.2524, [email protected] . 

CityUniversity of Seattle


Program Caters To Future Teachers Living In Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties

Students who have earned or are nearly finished with an associate degree may enroll now in program classes on the Grays Harbor College (GHC) campus.

Under this degree option, students will take a two-year program offered at GHC and then enter CityU’s two-year Bachelor of Arts in Education program. They also will qualify to earn a teacher certification with an emphasis in Special Education, Elementary Education, Math, English Language Learners (ELL) or Reading and Literacy. Both single and dual endorsements are available in these emphasis areas, which are listed on CityU’s Bachelor of Arts in Education web page. Students also may take advantage of CityU’s convenient course schedule.

“Students living in Grays Harbor and Pacific counties should not have limited choices for their education because of our geographical location. Grays Harbor College is pleased to partner with CityU to offer the Bachelor of Arts in Education. Now our students can dream big and consider this excellent teaching degree program offered through our campus, close to home,” said GHC President Ed Brewster.

About City University of Seattle 
Founded in 1973 in Seattle, Washington, City University of Seattle is a private, not-for-profit university that has awarded over 45,000 degrees and certificates worldwide. City University of Seattle’s goal is to change lives for good by offering high quality and relevant online and in-class education options to any person in the world with a desire to learn. The university is comprised of The School of Management, The Gordon Albright School of Education, and The Division of Arts and Sciences. Headquartered in the Pacific Northwest, City University of Seattle offers classes at locations throughout Washington, Hawaii, Australia, Canada, Mexico, Slovakia, Greece, Bulgaria, Rome.

City University of Seattle at Grays Harbor College

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