News Releases

October 11, 2010
For Immediate Release
For additional information: 
Barbara Kerr, APR
Executive Director of
Communications and Marketing
Telephone: 360-992-2921


Clark College News and Events

Their Professional Expertise Elevates Clark's Programs and Students.
The focus is on excellence as Clark College honors the hundreds of regional professionals
who serve on the advisory committees for the college’s career and technical programs


VANCOUVER, Wash. –  They are the men and women who help Clark College provide the best career and technical education and training possible for its students while meeting today’s business and industry needs.  They are the more than 250 members of the college’s 26 advisory committees, representing more than 170 businesses and industries, and they will be honored at a recognition breakfast at the college on Friday, Oct. 15.

The event will be held in the Gaiser Student Center on Clark’s main campus.  Clark College is located at 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver.  Driving directions and parking maps are available at

Doors will open at 7:30 a.m. The program is to begin at 8:00 a.m. and is scheduled to run until 9:00 a.m. 
Guest speakers will include Janet McCann, director of the Washington State Center of Excellence for Allied Health, and Barbara Hins-Turner, the Executive Director of Washington State Center of Excellence for Energy Technology at Centralia College.

Janet McCann has been an administrative leader and instructor in Washington State higher education for the past seventeen years.  She has been active in e-Learning initiatives, establishing educational and community partnerships, and developing best practices for serving adult students. 

Barbara Hins-Turner’s industry experience includes 10 years with Portland General Electric/Enron as Corporate University Director and Apprentice Coordinator. She has also served on energy industry workforce development committees including the 2010 U.S. Department of Education delegation to Germany’s Global Sustainable Education and Training Forum and the United States-Canada Clean Energy Forum.