50 years ago this week at Green River: Aides Seek Housing for College Students
50 years ago this week fall enrollment was coming to a close at Green River College. The Auburn Globe reported that college officials were requesting local residents willing to rent to college students coming to the area. While most of the applicants were from the area Green River College now serves, there were also approximately 7 students from outside the U.S. including the Philippines and Canada.
The article notes that Ray Needham, then Dean of Instruction, said the college began looking for residences for incoming students because many letters from applicants requested assistance.
Community Colleges have always been known for smaller class sizes as well as staff, faculty and administration who seeks to serve students needs so they can stay focused on classes. For Green River College, this tradition began well before the first day of class.
You can read the Auburn Globes article yourself here.