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Northwest Tutoring Center conference, hosted by Green River, huge success

Pictured: Jamie Fitzgerald, English Faculty; Megan Reiser, Communications Studies Faculty; Kate Katims, Communications Studies Faculty; Adrienne Palmer, Math Learning Center Coordinator; Kathi Anderson-Marshall, Tutoring and Resource Center Faculty; Laura VanSteenvoort, Tutoring and Resource Center Program Coordinator; and Kelsey Denton, Communications Studies Faculty.

Pictured: Jamie Fitzgerald, English Faculty; Megan Reiser, Communications Studies Faculty; Kate Katims, Communications Studies Faculty; Adrienne Palmer, Math Learning Center Coordinator; Kathi Anderson-Marshall, Tutoring and Resource Center Faculty; Laura VanSteenvoort, Tutoring and Resource Center Program Coordinator; and Kelsey Denton, Communications Studies Faculty.

On February 28, 2015 Green River College hosted the Northwest Tutoring Center conference. ​It was a complete success! Nearly 300 people from 42 different two- and four-year institutions representing three states and one province were in attendance.

The overarching theme of the conference was ''Reaching the Summit of Success."

Many sessions focused on this theme, with consistent references to how tutoring services equip students with the necessary tools to be successful on their trek through higher education. There were 30 hours of breakout sessions, 18 of which were run by students.

Patty Sherman and the staff at Ovations provided exceptional service and delicious food throughout the day for our guests. Such a huge turnout demonstrates a great need among faculty, staff, and students in the region to share news of how our tutoring centers innovate, struggle, and strategize to meet the needs of students.​

Green River College is collaborating on ways to increase student success for all students while targeting achievement gaps. The success of the Northwest Tutoring Center Conference is just one of many examples of staff, faculty and community working together to improve the quality of our students' lives by helping to make sure faculty and staff are equipped to help them reach their goals.