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May 21, 2013 
For Immediate Release
For additional information: 
Rhonda Morin, director of communications
Clark College Foundation


Clark College alumnus to be honored

Michael Greenwood

Michael Greenwood '61 to receive accolades during June event 
Tickets available for the alumni-student celebration


VANCOUVER, Wash.—Michael Greenwood ’61, a retired Clark College mathematics professor and wrestling coach, is the 2013 Clark College Outstanding Alumni Award recipient.

Greenwood, Ph.D., spent a portion of his professional teaching career in Russia, as a Senior Fulbright Lecturer in 1996-97, where he taught at Krasnoyarsk State University and Krasnoyarsk State Pedagogical Institute. At the time, the Fulbright was one of four grants awarded to community college faculty during that year and only the second time a Washington State community college faculty member received the accolade.

He was a professor in the Clark College mathematics department from 1966 to 1996 and an adjunct instructor periodically from 2000 to 2009. Greenwood served on the Vancouver School Board from 1977 to 1989 and as board president in 1981, 1983 and 1985. He also served on the board of directors for Southwest Washington Independent Forward Trust from 1989-1991, and was a mathematics teacher at Ridgefield High School in 1963-65.

Greenwood received an associate degree from Clark College in 1961, a bachelor’s in mathematics and a master’s in mathematics education from Oregon State University, an MBA from City University and a doctorate in mathematics education from University of Illinois. He was also an accomplished wrestler in his youth, winning the 163-pound weight class at the Mid-American Wrestling Championships in 1975.

Greenwood will be honored at the annual Clark College Alumni-Student Dinner on Tuesday, June 4, in Gaiser Hall Student Center at 1933 Fort Vancouver Way in Vancouver, Wash. Tickets are available for $25. Register online or contact Vivian Cheadle Manning, director of annual fund and alumni relations, or 360-992-2104.

The Alumni-Student Dinner is held annually to bring current Clark students and alumni together for an evening of networking and celebration. 

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