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Concrete trucks pouring into Grays Harbor College campus

ABERDEEN, Wash. – Demolition of the 400 building is complete, and construction officially begins today on the Gene Schermer Instructional Building at the Aberdeen campus of Grays Harbor College.
President Ed Brewster tells us “they’re going to start doing major concrete pours. We’re going to have concrete trucks [moving] on and off campus all day long, they’ll be lined up, and we don’t want those to interfere with our student traffic.
Brewster said  students are being encouraged to park in the lower lot and take cardiac lane, or a Grays Harbor Transit bus to help with the added traffic. 
Once complete, The $41.5-million Gene Schermer Instructional Building will be visible from the highway, it should be open for class by September of 2015. 

Brewster said it was kismet that they were able to get construction funded by state legislature this year, after they cut 11% of the building’s funding, the engineers came back with an estimate that was 11% less than the 44-million expected.

GH College New Building

New Campus(*NOTE: the Cost value has changed since these images were created by the contractor, and is reflected accurately in our story.)

The 70-thousand square foot building will cost around $41.5-million, and should be open by September of 2015.

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Water leak closes Grays Harbor College campus Thursday

ABERDEEN, Wash. – Evening classes at the Aberdeen campus of Grays Harbor College were cancelled yesterday afternoon due to a water main break during construction. College President Ed Brewster said yesterday that they expected the problem to be fixed overnight, and classes to resume today. Their facebook page reports “Crews were able to fix the water leak at 8:00 PM on Thursday. Thanks to everyone that was involved to get campus open again.”

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Grays Harbor College Career Fair today in Aberdeen

ABERDEEN, Wash. – The Grays Harbor College will host its second annual Career Fair today, from 10 am to 1 pm in the HUB on the main campus in Aberdeen.

The event will provide students and the public the chance to network with professionals in various career fields, gather information about requirements and expectations and explore career opportunities in Grays Harbor.

Over 25 businesses will be participating, including Bonell Photography offering complimentary headshot photos. Participants are also eligible for a $50 gift certificate to the Grays Harbor College Bookstore!

Grays Harbor College says that this is an informational event, not a hiring event.

Admission is free and parking is available. For more information, call 360-538-4165.

The second annual Career Fair is Tuesday, October 15, from 10 AM-1 PM

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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

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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

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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].

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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. 

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