News Releases

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


Community service is the hallmark of this “Outstanding” Clark alumnus

2011 Outstanding Alumni Award honoree Scott Bieber

Vancouver Police Commander Scott Bieber is the recipient
of the 2011 Clark College Outstanding Alumni Award.


VANCOUVER, Wash. – For more than 20 years, he has worked tirelessly to make Southwest Washington a safe place to live and work. For those efforts and for his volunteer service to Clark College and the community, Vancouver Police Commander Scott Bieber is the recipient the 2011 Clark College Outstanding Alumni Award.

Bieber was honored on June 9 during the college’s annual Alumni-Student Dinner, presented by the Clark College Alumni Association with support from Riverview Community Bank.  The program also featured alumni recognition, including the presentation of the 2011 Alumni Association scholarship award, and entertainment. The dinner was held in the Gaiser Student Center on Clark’s main campus. 

Bieber joins a distinguished list of Clark alumni who have received the award.  They include former Washington State Sen. Al Bauer, environmentalist Denis Hayes, and former U.S. Congressman Don Bonker.  Past recipients also include Tom Koenninger, editor emeritus of The Columbian, and Tony Bacon, founder of The Daily Insider.

Communication plays an important role in Bieber’s responsibilities at the police department. He credits Clark’s English and speech classes with giving him the tools he needs every day on the job. “I write things now and I look back and say, I got a great education at Clark,” he said.   For six years, he served on the board of Clark’s Penguin Athletic Club.

Clark College President Robert K. Knight said, “We applaud Scott’s service to the community and we are proud to honor him with this award.”

About Scott Bieber

Scott Bieber is the Technical Services Commander for the Vancouver Police Department where he has been an officer for more than 20 years. In 1998, he received the department’s meritorious service award. 

After studying at Clark College, where he ran on the cross-country team, Bieber earned a bachelor’s degree in speech communication and a master’s degree in public administration, both from Portland State University.

In addition, Bieber graduated from the FBI National Academy in 2000 and attended the Director’s Leadership Institute at the London Business School in July of 2005. He holds the designation of Certified Credit Union Director and serves as vice chair on the board of directors of iQ Credit Union.

He has also served on the Camas-Washougal Rotary Club, Clark College Penguin Athletic Club Board, Clark County Early Learning Foundation Advisory Committee and Clark County YMCA.