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Encyclopedia > Green River Community College
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Green River Community College (GRCC) is a community college located in Auburn, Washington, USA. It has a student body of around 10,000. The student to faculty ratio is 23:1. There are 46 undergraduate programs available, but the college is most known for its outstanding Social Science division, particularly courses in Political Science, Anthropology, Geography and History, and for the students who attend the school . The GRCC athletic teams are known as the Gators. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Image File history File links GRCC_logo. ... Image File history File links GRCC_logo. ... In Canada and the United States, a community college, sometimes called a county college, junior college or a city college, is an educational institution providing higher education and lower-level tertiary education, granting certificates, diplomas, and Associates degrees. ... Auburn and Green River Valley to the south of it, seen from Auburns Centennial Park Auburn is a city of 40,314 (2000) located in the U.S. state of Washington, in King County with some spill-over into Pierce County. ...

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GRCC culture

GRCC has a well established student newspaper known as "The Current". While students are presently allowed to voice their views in the newspaper freely, there has been a struggle recently to maintain this freedom from censorship by the school administration. The Current is now available online in .pdf format; see links below. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Shortcut: WP:WIN Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia and, as a means to that end, also an online community. ... Shortcut: WP:CU Marking articles for cleanup This page is undergoing a transition to an easier-to-maintain format. ... This Manual of Style has the simple purpose of making things easy to read by following a consistent format — it is a style guide. ...


GRCC has Student Government consisting of four committees, better known as Associated Students of Green River Community College (ASGRCC). The Student Leadership Program: Community, Leadership, Education and Outreach (C.L.E.O.) in Green River is also well known. The CLEO students learn how to manage a program while at the same time earn money.


Before the demolition of the old Performing Arts Center, there also existed a gathering place called the "Smoke Shack" where smokers would congregate near the Lindbloom Student Center. When the PAC was demolished, so was the Smoke Shack, but not without much protest. There is a large body of international students at GRCC, mainly from Asia. From about 10,000 in student population, more than 800 are international students.


GRCC now has on-campus living for the student population known as Campus Corner Apartments (CCA). Each townhouse unit has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a kitchen. Ground breaking was in 2001 and they were completed in the spring of 2003. The construction of the townhouses was protested by several groups because the construction resulted in the demolition of a some of the older buildings.


GRCC is in the process of replacing most of the original buildings on campus with newer ones. A new two-story Technology Center, with classes that include Air Traffic Control (ATC) and Computer Systems Administration, opened in Fall 2005. They will also be opening a new three-story Science Building in Fall 2007 to replace the four older science buildings. After tearing down the Lindbloom Student Center and Admininstrative Building in 2015-2017, the only original buildings remaining will be the former Holman Library, which is now the RLC building, and the SMT building, which will be renovated. GRCC has a long range plan available online, listed in the links below.


To supplement ground level parking, GRCC offers a free shuttle service which transports students between main campus and a remote parking lot. Additionally, GRCC is served by Metro Bus route 181 connecting to the Sounder commuter rail station in downtown Auburn and the new transit center in Federal Way. GRCC is also a stop for route 164 which connects GRCC's main campus with the new Kent Campus in downtown Kent. There is special parking for those who carpool, although parking has always been difficult for students.


Alumni

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Radio stations

GRCC students can work at KGRG (FM) or KGRG (AM) (formerally KENU - Pulse 1330). KGRG is an FM radio station owned by the Green River Community College (GRCC) in Auburn, Washington, USA. The station broadcasts over the air at 89. ... KGRG-AM is a 500 watt AM college radio station transmitting from Enumclaw, Washington, owned and operated by Green River Community College in Auburn, Washington. ...


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Green River Community College - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (538 words)
GRCC is in the process of replacing most of the original buildings on campus with newer ones.
Additionally, GRCC is served by Metro Bus route 181 connecting to the Sounder commuter rail station in downtown Auburn and the new transit center in Federal Way.
GRCC is also a terminal stop for route 164 which connects GRCC's main campus with the new Kent Campus in downtown Kent.
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