Grayson College Rotaract Club presents Community Service Award

Grayson College Rotaract Club presents Community Service Award

Grayson College’s Rotaract Club celebrated its second year as a club sponsored by the Grayson County Rotary. As part of its year end celebration, Grayson College Rotaract President, Christina Childress, presented the club’s 2016-17 Community Service Award to Brandy Barnard for her work with the Denison Animal Welfare Group (DAWG).

Brandy Barnard recieves awardBarnard shared her story of losing her dog, recovering him, and working with friends to establish the Denison Animal Welfare Group (DAWG) in 2014.  When their first location flooded after only a year, the group moved into its current home, the old South Side Fire Station on Spur 503. Barnard emphasized the generosity of the many volunteers who donate money and care for the dogs and cats waiting to find new homes after being abandoned. She spoke of DAWG’s work with the Oklahoma Spay Network that helps to keep more stray pets from being neglected and spares adopters the responsibility and costs associated with pet care. Cats are cared for by volunteers at PetSmart and PetCo. Dogs are at Petco for adoption on Saturdays from 10-4.

Barnard spoke enthusiastically about the upcoming DAWG 5K run and shorter walking event for raising funds that will take place in Heritage Park on Saturday May 12 from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. Runners and walkers may register and enjoy the exercise and the support of a truly deserving cause. Leashed and friendly pets are welcome to join in the fun!

In addition to recognizing Barnard and her service, Childress presented a check for funds raised for End Polio Now to Grayson County Rotarian Terry Everett.  The Grayson County Rotary will double the check before sending it on to Rotary International. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will triple the donation in support of the goal of eliminating polio.

Grayson College’s Rotaract meets during the academic year twice monthly with students from a wide variety of majors. They volunteer with local Rotarians and have traveled to Dallas to help Fair Park Rotarians staff the Texas Discovery Gardens during the Texas State Fair. The group raises funds for Rotary International’s End Polio Now vaccination campaign so that they give locally and globally, reflecting the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self—He Profits Most Who Serves Best.” GC professor Jean Sorensen and librarian Alvin Bailey sponsor the campus organization.

Grayson College Year-End Student Art Exhibit 2017

Grayson College Year-End Student Art Exhibit 2017

2nd Floor GalleryThe Grayson College Year-End Student Art Exhibition is a juried show featuring selected works by Grayson College Visual Arts students currently enrolled in the art program or taking an art studio class in the spring 2017 semester. Student work will be selected into the exhibit and juried for awards.

Work in any media is eligible. Art work must be current and completed while enrolled at Grayson College. Artists are not limited to the number of works submitted. All artwork must be original and for sale. Flat work must be suitably framed, wired, and ready to hang.

All work submitted must be for sale and eligible for the purchase award ($250) regardless of the assigned value of the work.

The College reserves the right to reject any work that is deemed unsuitable for the exhibition.

All reasonable care will be given to artwork while in the custody of GC. Works are submitted at the artist’s risk. Grayson College nor those individuals setting up and taking down the exhibit cannot assume responsibility for damage or loss incurred before, during, or after the exhibition

Delivery of artwork for exhibit: Monday, May 1. Work will be accepted between 2:30pm and 4:30pm. No work will be accepted after 4:30pm.

Exhibition open to the public:
May 3 thru May 12.

Gallery Hours:
Monday – Friday 9am to 3:30pm

Artists Reception and Awards Ceremony: Tuesday, May 9, 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Awards to be announced at 7:15pm

Grayson College TEAMS Fall 2016

Grayson College TEAMS Fall 2016

Grayson CollegeRegistration is open for the Grayson College TEAMS Fall 2016 program

Grayson College TEAMS is a lifelong learning program offered to students 60 years of age and older.  TEAMS classes are non-credit.  There are no tests, grades, or papers to write! The program will include talented instructors, college professors, and business leaders with categorical experience. The sheer joy of learning something new and becoming more informed is the goal of T.E.A.M.S participants.  Students will be able to select which classes they would like to attend by calling the Center for Workplace Learning. You can take one class or take them all!


Join us for a fun, relaxed literary conversation hosted by Lisa Hebert, our energetic and outgoing Head Librarian.

  • Book & a Movie- September 1 and 15, Movie- September 29
  • Theatre Review- October 13, Theatre outing, date TBA
  • Book & a Movie- October 27, Movie- November 10
  • Discussions will meet in the Library at 1pm. Movies will be shown in the CWL Auditorium at 1pm.

CULINARY CREATIONS Seating is limited!

Squash Extravaganza With Chef Scott Murray

In this ingredient specific class, you will get to cook with Chef Scott using one of his favorite ingredients: SQUASH! Dishes will include the use of patty pan squash, 8 ball squash, squash blossoms, spaghetti squash, and zucchini pasta.

  • Monday, September 26, 6pm-9pm, Culinary Arts kitchen


Chef Melissa will focus this class on fall themed desserts such as apple dumplings, bread pudding, and a pumpkin roll!

  • Saturday, October 22, 12pm-3pm, Culinary Arts kitchen


Pastry Chef Kelley will introduce you to classic fruit pastries such as apple and pear gallettes, lemon and grapefruit curd, and fruit tarts!

  • Saturday, November 19, 12pm-3pm, Culinary Arts kitchen


Hear from a few of Grayson’s best presenting professors sharing their love of knowledge on their favorite subjects. These presentations have been TEAMS participant’s favorites! Call the CWL for a finalized TEAMS lecture series schedule.


Technology is continuing to make great leaps and bounds that revolutionize the way we live. Join us for a series of engaging conversations sharing information about today’s latest technology to make your life easier.

  • September 13, 2016 and September 27, 2016
  • October 11, 2016 and October 25, 2016
  • November 8, 2016 and November 29, 2016
  • Classes will meet at the CWL, Seminar A at 2pm.


Join us on one of our fun and educational group tours! Transportation provided- details to follow.

  • Friday, September 16, 2016, 10am-12:30pm, Sam Rayburn House Museum- Bonham, Texas
  • Friday, October 7, 2016, 10am-12:30pm, Eisenhower State Park, guided fossil hunt
  • Friday, November 4, 2016, 10am- 5pm, George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum- Dallas, Texas


  • Black, White, and 50 Shades of Gray XVI Exhibit- 2nd Floor Gallery, Grayson College
    • Exhibition Dates: August 18 to September 30, 2016
  • Dia de los Muertos V Exhibit- 2nd Floor Gallery, Grayson College
    • Exhibition Dates: October 6 to November 3, 2016
  • “Down the Rabbit Hole” – 2nd Floor Gallery, Grayson College
    • Exhibition Dates: November 9 to December 8, 2016
  • Shakespeare’;s, TEMPEST- October 5 and 6, 10am, Cruse Stark Auditorium, Grayson College

Locations and dates vary with each class. Please contact our office for this information at 903-463-8765.

*Make sure to visit the Student Life Center to obtain your Student ID and gain all of the benefits of being a student at Grayson College!

Cost for all events $60