Evergreen News & Stories
Beau Gromley was in the 1st Special Forces Group stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord when he started building backyard gardens with Olympia’s Garden-Raised Bounty (GRuB). As an active-duty service member, volunteering helped him reconnect with the land and build community outside the military.
The students at The Evergreen State College now have access to a resource for support in an avenue they’ve never had before: spirituality. Chaplain Melissa Bennett, M. Div. (Umatilla/Nimiipuu/Sac & Fox/Anishinaabe) now holds an official position as student activities assistant director of spirituality and meaning making. She is available for one-on-one spiritual care with students navigating college life and the world at large.
The Evergreen State College recognized Cheryl Strange ‘88, Secretary of the Department of Social and Health Services, with the Joseph Albert Dear Distinguished Alumni Award on Saturday, October 17. The award was presented during Return to Evergreen, the college’s annual homecoming event.
Thanks to four years of planning and development, The Evergreen State College is welcoming 2020’s first-year students with its most robust offering of First-Year Experience programming in the college’s history. With a special eye on supporting the needs of first-generation and low-income students, Evergreen has developed a system that helps first-year students be successful while building support structures for students who might fall behind.
Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed Melinda Bratsch-Horsager to serve as the newest student member of The Evergreen State College Board of Trustees. A voting member of the board, the student trustee represents the voice of their peers.
“I’m excited for this new role and to share the student perspective. My experience and involvement at Evergreen allow me to bring a wide-angle view of the college to the board,” said Bratsch-Horsager. “Evergreen believes that all voices should be heard and I’m ready to bring my voice to the table.”