Spotlight Archive

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

Patrick Martin: Faculty

What subject(s) do you teach? I teach a sequence of online math classes from arithmetic to college level: Math 060 – Fundamentals of Arithmetic Math 070 – Beginning Algebra Math 097 – Essentials of Intermediate Algebra Math&107 – Math in Society You can find free video lessons for pre-...
What subject(s) do you teach? I teach a sequence of online math classes from arithmetic to college level: Math 060 – Fundamentals of Arithmetic Math 070 – Beginning Algebra Math 097 – Essentials of Intermediate Algebra Math&107 – Math in Society You can find free video lessons for pre-college math classes in our online Math Brush Ups. What about your subject(s) gets you passionate...
Posted on Jun, 1, 2021

Tiffany Smith: Faculty

What subject(s) do you teach? Psychology & Sociology – Human Sexuality, Marriage and Family, Social Problems, Abnormal Psychology, Lifespan, General Psychology What about your subject(s) gets you passionate? I am passionate about how important and useful psychology is. We can apply the...
What subject(s) do you teach? Psychology & Sociology – Human Sexuality, Marriage and Family, Social Problems, Abnormal Psychology, Lifespan, General Psychology What about your subject(s) gets you passionate? I am passionate about how important and useful psychology is. We can apply the concepts to our own lives and relationships to be happier and healthier. Why do you love teaching at...
Posted on May, 24, 2021

Nathaniel Woods, Jr (Nate): Faculty

What subject(s) do you teach? I teach all of the Human Services courses. What about your subject(s) gets you passionate? The thing I'm most passionate about concerning Human Services is serving others. Serving others happens in various ways, but it is about helping from a place of empathy....
What subject(s) do you teach? I teach all of the Human Services courses. What about your subject(s) gets you passionate? The thing I'm most passionate about concerning Human Services is serving others. Serving others happens in various ways, but it is about helping from a place of empathy.  Empathy is a missing component in society, schools, government, and so forth. When we have...
Posted on May, 17, 2021

Shelly Hoffman: BAS Student

Shelly Hoffman would be the first to tell you that she didn’t have an easy time as a young student. To use her own words, she “went down the wrong road” and dropped out of school when she was fifteen. She only earned her GED because it was hard to get a job without one. Now, Shelly is in her first...
Shelly Hoffman would be the first to tell you that she didn’t have an easy time as a young student. To use her own words, she “went down the wrong road” and dropped out of school when she was fifteen. She only earned her GED because it was hard to get a job without one. Now, Shelly is in her first year of GHC’s Bachelor of Applied Science – Organizational Management program, and is president of...
Posted on Feb, 2, 2021

Amy Twibell: Carpentry Student

Amy Twibell loved working with her dad when she was younger, building projects. Desks, especially. She loved the smell of sawdust in the air, and being able to see what she was building come to life in front of her. It was that love of hands-on creation that led her to pursue a career in carpentry...
Amy Twibell loved working with her dad when she was younger, building projects. Desks, especially. She loved the smell of sawdust in the air, and being able to see what she was building come to life in front of her. It was that love of hands-on creation that led her to pursue a career in carpentry, and it was recommendations from her carpentry teacher and friends that said that “this is the best...
Posted on Jun, 17, 2020

Courtney Glenn: Transfer Student

Courtney Glenn grew up in Grays Harbor. Even though she was always active in her extracurriculars, Courtney hadn’t given much thought to college growing up. It wasn’t until high school graduation grew close that it started to weigh on her mind, and she started to look around and found GHC. Many of...
Courtney Glenn grew up in Grays Harbor. Even though she was always active in her extracurriculars, Courtney hadn’t given much thought to college growing up. It wasn’t until high school graduation grew close that it started to weigh on her mind, and she started to look around and found GHC. Many of Courtney’s acquaintances in the community worked for GHC or went there themselves, and they...
Posted on Jun, 9, 2020