December 4th, 2018
Garrett College launches community webpage
Effort meant to connect with the larger GC community, including neighbors
Garrett College has launched a Campus & Community webpage off the college's website directed at the county community as well as the families of GC students and prospective students.
"I'm really pleased with what our staff has developed to improve communications with our neighbors and with families of our students," said Dr. Richard Midcap, Garrett College's president. "We want our neighbors to consider GC a good neighbor."
The Campus & Community page includes three pillars – community relations, community resources and campus resources – with related links under each pillar.
The community relations pillar includes links to Campus News, important calendar dates, contact information, and a copy of the community presentation GC administrators made at a neighbors meeting this fall. The campus resources pillar includes links about campus safety, the GC "Care Team", disability support services, information about the Laker Café, SGA, Students in Need Group (S.I.N.G.), student support services, and Title IX.
"We heard requests from the external community for the need to have this information easily accessible and wanted to do our part as an active member of the county community," said Shelley Menear, GC's director of equity and compliance.
The community resources pillar includes links to community partners such as the Garrett County Health Department, Garrett County Public Safety, the Dove Center, county government, the Maryland State Police McHenry Barrack, and Mountain Laurel Medical Center.
"The goal for the community resources pillar is to provide our campus community with access to the many excellent public resources we partner with who provide assistance to the immediate campus and beyond," explained Menear.
The community resources pillar also has a link to the local Ecosystem for Businesses. This link is being provided to help aspiring entrepreneurs identify resources that can help them succeed with business development. An Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) grant aided the college in developing the ecosystem map.
"I would like to thank Mike Tumbarello for the leadership he provided in developing the ecosystem map," said Midcap, noting Tumbarello's extensive business background proved helpful in that initiative.
The GC website's Campus & Community page may be accessed at https://www.garrettcollege.edu/community.