Office of the President

Thoughts from President George Bridges, and information about his time here at Evergreen.

Evergreen Adapts

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Dear Students,

As our winter quarter concludes, the coronavirus outbreak has altered Evergreen operations in some challenging ways. Similar challenges are being felt by students and educators around the country and across the globe. Our ability to innovate and adapt is being pressure-tested as never before. 

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Greeners: There’s more grant aid for college students from Washington!

Financial Aid

If you haven’t already heard, there’s much more grant aid available for college students from Washington State. In its most recent session, our legislature dramatically expanded aid to assist students from lower income families. Here’s how it works:

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Welcome Back!

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Welcome Back, Greeners!

Students, faculty and staff, welcome to the beginning of fall term. We begin this year with new programs dedicated to student success, events celebrating the college and our campus community, and many opportunities to engage in planning Evergreen’s future.

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At Evergreen, small is really, really big

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Commencement is among the most energizing and happiest moments in an academic year. We celebrate our students’ years of challenging work and significant accomplishments.

This year was especially wonderful. Greeted by faculty as they marched to their seats, the view of students from the stage was inspiring. There were smiling faces, laughter, and an abundant desire to enjoy every moment of the ceremony. For many, commencement represented the culmination of their formal academic training. For all, it represented the beginning of a new chapter in their lives.

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More Financial Aid for Our Students


When the Washington State legislature recently passed the Workforce Education and Investment Act (originally introduced as House Bill 2158) it dramatically expanded the amount of state support for low income college students who are Washington residents. The legislation increased the amount of funding available to cover college costs -- depending upon their family income levels -- and made the grant an entitlement. The latter means that any and every person in the state who qualifies for the grant will now receive it.

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