News Releases

January 8, 2013
For Immediate Release

For additional information: 
Jennifer Kirby
Project & Workflow Coordinator

Telephone:  360-992-2219

Dr. King's legacy lives on at Clark College

President Knight delivers the 2012 State of the College Address

Through learning and service, Clark College will honor
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on January 21 and 22


VANCOUVER, Wash. – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. taught that everybody can be great because everybody can serve. Clark College will honor these teachings and celebrate the legacy of this civil rights leader with activities on January 21 and 22.

On Monday, January 21, Clark will participate in the MLK Day of Service, a national effort to bring Americans together to serve their neighbors and communities. While the college is closed for the holiday, some Clark students will be helping children at the Clark County Family YMCA by volunteering at half-day “mini camps” in music, sports and art. This event is organized by Clark’s Volunteer & Service-Learning Program, which connects Clark students with opportunities to learn and serve by helping their community. In fall quarter of 2012 alone, 414 Clark College students volunteered 4,454 hours in the community through service-learning projects.

On Tuesday, January 22, Clark will welcome Dr. Darryl Brice to deliver the keynote speech in its celebration of Dr. King’s legacy. Dr. Brice is an instructor of Sociology and Diversity and Globalism Studies at Highline Community College. Brice will speak at 12 p.m. in Clark’s Gaiser Student Center. The event, presented by Clark’s MLK Planning Committee and sponsored by the Office of Equity and Diversity and the Service-Learning and Volunteer Program, is free and open to the public.

Clark College is located at 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver. Driving directions and parking maps are available at Individuals who need accommodation due to a disability in order to fully participate in this event may contact Clark’s Disability Support Services Office at 360-992-2314 or
360-991-0901 (video phone) or send an email message to within one week of the event.

For more information about both these events, visit Information about the Clark County Family YMCA is available at Information about the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service is available at

Dr. Darryl Brice–Keynote speaker at Clark College's MLK celebration About Dr. Darryl Brice

Dr. Darryl Brice was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. He attended Frostburg State University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Justice Studies. He received his master’s and doctoral degrees in Sociology from Loyola University Chicago.

Dr. Brice is currently an Instructor of Sociology and Diversity and Globalism Studies at Highline Community College, where he has taught since 2003. In 2008, Highline Community College recognized him as Faculty Member of the Year. In 2007 the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints honored him with the Teachers Assisting in Discovery award. In 2009 he was the recipient of the NISOD (National Institute for Staff and Development) Excellence Award. In addition, Dr. Brice has appeared in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.