Spotlight Archive

Sarina Tung: Staff

What do you do at the college? How does your job help students meet their goals? I’m a TRIO Student Support Specialist, so I am here to support students who are first-generation, low-income, or have a documented disability. We help them navigate the college system, whether the area is academic...
What do you do at the college? How does your job help students meet their goals? I’m a TRIO Student Support Specialist, so I am here to support students who are first-generation, low-income, or have a documented disability. We help them navigate the college system, whether the area is academic planning, career planning, personal counseling such as housing concerns or finding resources. One of my...
Posted on Oct, 5, 2021

Stacey Quarles: Staff

What do you do at the college? How does your job help students meet their goals? I am the Program Assistant for Workforce Funding and Support Programs. I help students by processing their Workforce Funding applications from start to finish. I help the student get the application completed so...
What do you do at the college? How does your job help students meet their goals? I am the Program Assistant for Workforce Funding and Support Programs. I help students by processing their Workforce Funding applications from start to finish. I help the student get the application completed so there’s no missing information, and then I help the grant staff get those students funded. I am your...
Posted on Sep, 29, 2021

Lindsey Phernetton: Staff

What do you do at the college? How does your job help students meet their goals? I am a student success navigator here at GHC and I love it. My role as a Student Success Navigator is to help students get started at GHC and guide them along the entry registration process. We start by discussing...
What do you do at the college? How does your job help students meet their goals? I am a student success navigator here at GHC and I love it. My role as a Student Success Navigator is to help students get started at GHC and guide them along the entry registration process. We start by discussing their goals and what they would like to see at the end of their time at GHC.  My goal is to ensure...
Posted on Sep, 20, 2021

Elsa Larson: Staff

What do you do at the college? How does your job help students meet their goals? I work as a Program Coordinator here at the GHC Welcome Center. I process incoming transcripts and complete the transcript evaluations. I also process and send out GHC’s transcripts, diplomas, and certificates to...
What do you do at the college? How does your job help students meet their goals? I work as a Program Coordinator here at the GHC Welcome Center. I process incoming transcripts and complete the transcript evaluations. I also process and send out GHC’s transcripts, diplomas, and certificates to students. I am also the lead for our Zoom lobby for the Welcome Center. Students can call or email me,...
Posted on Sep, 14, 2021

Johana Tirado: Staff

Tell us a little about yourself: I’m Johana Tirado, also known as Jojo. This nickname has a really long story behind it. About ten years ago, I was in an accident where I lost my entire memory. I even had to re-learn to speak, and to help me the nurses called me Jojo. I’ll tell you more about...
Tell us a little about yourself: I’m Johana Tirado, also known as Jojo. This nickname has a really long story behind it. About ten years ago, I was in an accident where I lost my entire memory. I even had to re-learn to speak, and to help me the nurses called me Jojo. I’ll tell you more about the accident in a little bit. What do you do at the college? I answer the phone for the entire...
Posted on Aug, 30, 2021

Amber Hatley: Staff

What do you do at the college? How does your job help students meet their goals? I work with Running Start as a Program Coordinator in the Welcome Center. I get to aid in the process of recruiting students, processing their applications, proctoring placement tests, and setting them up with their...
What do you do at the college? How does your job help students meet their goals? I work with Running Start as a Program Coordinator in the Welcome Center. I get to aid in the process of recruiting students, processing their applications, proctoring placement tests, and setting them up with their advisor through to their graduation. What makes you passionate about what you do for students? As...
Posted on Aug, 23, 2021

Jesse Kangas-Hanes: Faculty

What subject(s) do you teach? Automotive Technology What about your subject(s) gets you passionate? I love taking apart, finding the cause of a problem and reassembling the cars. Making a machine that has over 200,000 parts moving at speeds up to 8,000 times per minute and staying synchronized...
What subject(s) do you teach? Automotive Technology What about your subject(s) gets you passionate? I love taking apart, finding the cause of a problem and reassembling the cars. Making a machine that has over 200,000 parts moving at speeds up to 8,000 times per minute and staying synchronized makes for an accomplishment to brag about. Why do you love teaching at GHC? GHC has been so...
Posted on Jun, 28, 2021

Brenda L. Rolfe-Maloney M.S.: Faculty

What subject(s) do you teach? Psychology What about your subject(s) gets you passionate? I have had a love for psychology since I was in high school and after working on my bachelors, I fell in love with everything about the discipline. I continued on to earn my Masters and found that I love so...
What subject(s) do you teach? Psychology What about your subject(s) gets you passionate? I have had a love for psychology since I was in high school and after working on my bachelors, I fell in love with everything about the discipline. I continued on to earn my Masters and found that I love so much what psychology has to offer and that education is a way to share my passion with others. Why...
Posted on Jun, 21, 2021

Dr. William Dyer: Faculty

What subject(s) do you teach? Music; Bachelors of Applied Science - Teacher Education (BASTE) In addition to teaching lecture courses I direct the Grays Harbor College Jazz Ensemble, Grays Harbor College Steel Drum Ensemble, and the Grays Harbor Symphony Orchestra and Pit Orchestra. What...
What subject(s) do you teach? Music; Bachelors of Applied Science - Teacher Education (BASTE) In addition to teaching lecture courses I direct the Grays Harbor College Jazz Ensemble, Grays Harbor College Steel Drum Ensemble, and the Grays Harbor Symphony Orchestra and Pit Orchestra. What about your subject(s) gets you passionate? I began performing on the trombone when I was 8 years old...
Posted on Jun, 14, 2021

Dr. Jenel Cope: Faculty

What subject(s) do you teach? History and Political Science What about your subject(s) gets you passionate? Learning about the past is one of the best ways to understand the world around us!  I think that sometimes surprises people but it’s true. Also, looking at the depth and breadth of...
What subject(s) do you teach? History and Political Science What about your subject(s) gets you passionate? Learning about the past is one of the best ways to understand the world around us!  I think that sometimes surprises people but it’s true. Also, looking at the depth and breadth of the history and government of our country exposes people to different viewpoints and different ways of...
Posted on Jun, 7, 2021