The Administration Building at the main campus in Denison
|Grayson County College (1965–2012) |
|Address||6101 Grayson Drive, Denison, Texas, United States
|Colors||Blue and White
|Athletics||NJCAA – NTJCAC (Baseball and Softball only)|
Grayson College is a community college located in Grayson County, Texas. The main campus is located in Denison, with branch campuses in Denison (west extension, at the site of the old Perrin Air Force Base) as well as in Van Alstyne (south campus).
In February 2007, Grayson's board of trustees called for a $44,790,000 bond election to expand and improve the existing campus, which was held in May and the referendum passed. This was Grayson's first bond election since the one called to create the campus in the 1960s. Among other things, $25.7 million was devoted to a new career and technical center on the east campus, moving these facilities from their current west campus location.
The main campus is located in Denison, with a branch campus in Van Alstyne. The main campus (consisting of the east campus and the west extension) is in a rural setting near North Texas Regional Airport. The east campus is all new construction and houses the administration; the west extension is composed mainly of buildings left over by the former Perrin Air Force Base, including and vineyards which carry on the work of famed horticulturalist and Denison resident Thomas Volney Munson (previously, an 18-hole golf course existed on the campus, but was closed as of 2017).
Organization and administration
The college president is J.P. McMillen.
As defined by the Texas Legislature, the official service area of Grayson includes all of Grayson County and territory within the following school districts in Fannin County: Bonham Independent School District, Dodd City Independent School District, Ector Independent School District, Leonard Independent School District, Sam Rayburn Independent School District, Savoy Independent School District, Trenton Independent School District, Whitewright Independent School District and Wolfe City Independent School District.
Grayson offers associate degrees in over 25 areas of study, and operates in partnership with West Texas A&M University to offer selected bachelor's degrees online, with student counseling provided by GC.
One of Grayson's unique offerings is in viticulture and enology, housed on the west campus which also houses the work of Denison resident T.V. Munson, whose work in viticulture saved the French wine industry.
- Andy LaRoche is a third baseman with the Sugar Land Skeeters.
- John Lackey is a starting pitcher for the Chicago Cubs.
- Steven Okert, baseball pitcher
- Grayson College Name Change Made Official
- Grayson celebrates 50th anniversary
- Denison CAFR report
- Major employers in Van Alstyne
- Enrollment information Grayson College
- "Bond Election Called", The Herald Democrat, February 27, 2007.
- "Campus Overview". Grayson.edu.
- Texas Education Code, Section 130.180, "Grayson County Junior College District Service Area".
- "Programs & Classes Page". Grayson.edu.