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2015 marks 50 years for Green River

This newsaer article was originally ublished in the Feb. 27, 1963 edition of the Auburn Citizen.

This newspaper article was originally published in the Feb. 27, 1963 edition of the Auburn Citizen.

Green River will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2015, beginning in September and running through June 2016.

Leading up to the celebration, we will be sharing a bit of our history, as it led up to the opening of the college in September 1965.

The article shown, originally published in the Feb. 27, 1963 edition of the Auburn Citizen, features the delegation that went to Olympia in 1963 to support more junior colleges in Washington state. Joe Beierlein, grandfather of longtime Green River employee Joan Mason, was a state representative from the 30th Legislative District, and introduced the bill with Rep. John Bigley (also from the 30th) that eventually brought a college to Auburn (District 10).

Questions or comments about the 50th Anniversary Celebration can be directed to: GRCC50thAnniversary@greenriver.edu