Grayson County College

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Grayson College
Motto "A New Dimension in Learning"
Established 1960s
Type Community college
President Dr. J.P. McMillen
Admin. staff N/A
Undergraduates N/A
Location Denison, Texas, USA
Campus Rural
Endowment N/A
Colors Blue and white
Nickname Viking
Website grayson.edu

Grayson College (GC) is a community college located in Grayson County, Texas. GC's main campus is located in Denison, with branch campuses in Sherman, Van Alstyne and Bonham (the latter in neighboring Fannin County).

History[edit]

In February 2007, GC'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.[1] This was GC's first bond election since the one called to create the campus in the 1960s. Among other things, $25.7 million would be devoted to a new Career and Technical Center on the East campus, moving these facilities from their current West Campus location.

Campus[edit]

GC's main campus is located in Denison, with branch campuses in Sherman, Van Alstyne and Bonham (the latter in neighboring Fannin County). 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 an 18-hole golf course which the college now operates and vineyards which carry on the work of famed horticulturalist and Denison resident Thomas Volney Munson.

Organization and administration[edit]

The college president is Dr. J.P. McMillen.

As defined by the Texas Legislature, the official service area of GC includes all of Grayson County and territory within the following school districts in Fannin County:[2] 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.

Academic profile[edit]

GC 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.

Student life[edit]

Sport[edit]

The college athletics teams are nicknamed the Vikings. GC, a member of the NJCAA, offers athletic scholarships in baseball, and softball.

Notable people[edit]

Andy LaRoche is a third baseman with the Toronto Blue Jays.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bond Election Called", The Herald Democrat, February 27, 2007.
  2. ^ Texas Education Code, Section 130.180, "Grayson County Junior College District Service Area".

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