Greendale Community College (GCC) is an open-admissions college located Greendale County, Colorado. Founded back in 1974 by Russell Borchert, it is best known for having amongst its alumni the character actor Luis Guzman. While not as prestigious an academic institution as it's rival City College, it's an affordable school which has over 80 different fields of study. The current Dean is Craig Pelton and it's mascot is the "Greendale Human Being". The school's first appearance was in the Season One episode Pilot.
|“||Greendale will blow your mind and your body! Won't you get to know us better?||”|
Greendale was originally an animal rendering plant before the founder (and first Dean ) Russell Borchert turned it into the campus it is today. Under its current administration, headed by Dean Craig Pelton, several new initiatives were instituted to make the school more attractive to prospective students. This included the "No More than 64" incentive in 2008 and the creation of a hedge fund in 2010 to have fewer accidents. The Dean has also promoted ties to their most famous alumni, character-actor Luis Guzman, by dedicating a statue in his honor that is proudly displayed on the campus quad. Greendale has also tried to stay more current by replacing their old school mascot the "Greendale Grizzly" with a more modern representation of the student body, the "Greendale Human Being". Also in 2010 the school logo was updated. A contest was held for the new logo and the winner was submitted anonymously. The new symbol is meant to represent the school as a crossroads for the students which lead them onto other paths in their lives.
Greendale introduced the "No More Than 64" promise, which means students will never pay more than $64 per credit hour.
Over 80 different fields of study exist at Greendale, including Dance, Foosball, and Baking.
Greendale Air Conditioning Repair SchoolEdit
(See main article: Greendale Air Conditioning Repair School) An annex to Greendale Community College, the Air Conditioning Repair School is not just a two year trade school but the latest chapter in the history of an A/C Repair fraternity that dates back to the time of the pharaohs. This society started off as lowly servants but eventually gained enough influence to become a secret power in the world. Written in the sacred texts of "The Air Conditioning Repair Manual" that was passed down from the society's original founders, its followers await the coming of a messiah known as "The Truest Repairman". Its first mention was in the Season One episode "Advanced Criminal Law". It made its official debut in the Season Three episode "Biology 101".
The Straight A's GreendaleEdit
Greendale prides itself in 5 categories in which the school excels at:
- Air Conditioning
- Awesome New Friends
- A Lot of Classes
All Greendale credits are transferable and has a "Six Degrees of Preparation" plan. Every year, the school has a Transfer Dance known as the "Tranny Dance" to say goodbye to transferring students. The school even selects a student to be the "Tranny Queen".
Tour of the schoolEdit
Clubs and OrganizationsEdit
The following are student groups, clubs, and organizations at Greendale:
- Acoustic Guitar Club
- A/V Department
The A/V Department has an original web series "Community College Chronicles" written and directed by Intro to Filmmaking student Abed Nadir.
- Campus Republicans
- Chess Club
- Cheerleader Club
- Collegiate A Capella
- Comedy Night Group
- Debate Team
- Delta Cubes
- Disco Club
- Glee Club
- Hat Club
- Ice-Breakers Club
- Improv Now Group
- Intramural Sports
- Math Club
- Model United Nations
- Student Government Association
- Student Newspaper
The Greendale Weekly is posted weekly on the school's website.
Beginning in 2010, the entire school takes part in an annual game of Paintball Assassin. In the first game, the prize was originally a Blu-Ray player, which got stolen. The prize was subsequently changed to priority registration but was altered a second time to a DVD player when Dean Pelton realized that he wasn't allowed to offer priority registration under 'some student equality act'. Despite this, Pelton gives Jeff Winger a priority registration form for winning the tournament after Winger storms into his office and attacks it with Chang's paintball gun. For legal reasons, however, the form's user must claim to have gout. ("Modern Warfare") In 2011, the prize of $100,000 was donated by "Pistol Patty's Cowboy Creamery". ("A Fist Full of Paintballs"). The 2012 prize was tickets to a touring production of Chicago, though only a brief clip from the contest was shown.
- Dean Craig Pelton
- Dean of Admissions/Women's Studies Professor Patrick Isakson
- Psychology Dr. Ian Duncan
- Drama Professor Sean Garrity
- Statistics Professor Michelle Slater
- Debate Team Coach Professor Whitman
- Anthropology Professor June Bauer
- Spanish Instructor (former) "Señor" Ben Chang
- Biology Marshall Kane
- Library Mariah
- Cafeteria Cafeteria lady
- Head Janitor Jerry