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GRCC English, Journalism Departments Honored

Grant will help place students in classes; newspaper tops in state

The Green River Community College English and Journalism departments received honors recently.

The English department was awarded a $58,311 grant from College Spark. That, plus plus about $10,000 from the GRCC Foundation, means $68,230 can be spent to develop a program to help accurately place high school students into English classes.

A GRCC news release says, “With a fully-operational program, we can increase the likelihood a student will complete a degree or certificate, decrease the time it takes for a student to earn a degree, and save money for the student and the college.”

GRCC journalism instructor John Knowlton also reports that The Current, the college’s student newspaper, won more awards than any other community college in the state recently.

The occasion was the annual awards luncheon of the Washington Community College Journalism Association. The Current won 25 awards, including the prestigious Publication Sweeps trophy for winning the most awards.
Among its many awards were five first-place awards and second place in the General Excellence category. 

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