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Clark College will launch its 75th anniversary with great events covering 75 hours starting on October 1.  Mark your calendars now!









Wednesday, October 1, 2008


9 a.m.


All employees and students will sing "Happy Birthday" to Clark College


All offices, classrooms, and other gathering spots


All faculty, staff, students, and community members are invited to convene in their offices, classrooms, and salute Clark College by singing Happy Birthday in unison at 9 a.m.


All Day


"Happy Birthday" will be the music on the Chime Tower




The Chime Tower has been an iconic site for Clark College for more than 40 years.  It will strike the time with the tune of "Happy Birthday" throughout the day.


2 p.m.


Dedication of the Ellis F. Dunn Community Room




The dedication of the college's new community room pays tribute to Ellis F. Dunn, who served Clark College for 30 years in a number of roles including interim President, by designating the “Ellis F. Dunn Community Room” in Gaiser Hall.


2-4 p.m.


Birthday Cake and College Tours


Penguin Student Lounge


Members of the community are invited to join faculty, staff and students to enjoy birthday cake and take part in tours showcasing our beautiful main campus and our college's history.


7 p.m.


Reception and Lighting of the Chime Tower


Gaiser Student Center, new Gaiser Hall foyer and Andersen Fountain


In conjunction with the Clark College Alumni Association, the Clark College Chime Tower will be lighted for the first time. The evening’s program, which will be held in the newly-enhanced Gaiser Student Center, will include welcomes by college dignitaries, entertainment, and surprises, as well as congratulatory messages from Washington Governor Chris Gregoire, Congressman Brian Baird, Vancouver Mayor Royce Pollard, and other local and state elected officials. 


Thursday, October 2, 2008


11 a.m. –
2 p.m.


Rock the Vote Rally and Launch of Service Learning Projects


Gaiser Student Center and Andersen Fountain


An event specifically designed to engage the students at Clark College in celebration of the 75th Anniversary while also gauging their interest in the electoral process as we enter into a symbolic election year.


2:-3:30 p.m.


Accreditation Appreciation Reception


Penguin Student Lounge


Clark College has just completed a comprehensive self-study thanks to the efforts of more than 100 faculty and staff members.  This event will honor their work and that of their peers in making sure Clark College will continue to hold its margin of excellence within the community.


Friday, October 3, 2008


10 a.m. to noon


Town Plaza Open House and Tours


Clark College at Town Plaza Center


Clark College at Town Plaza Center is the home of our Adult Basic Education programs, English as a Second Language, and GED instruction.


1 p.m.


Andersen Education Complex Dedication




Celebration event in honor of Roy and Virginia Andersen who made history a decade ago by making a contribution to Clark College that would change the culture of philanthropy in support of community and technical colleges across the United States.


4-8 p.m.


Penguin Oktoberfest


Gaiser Student Center and Quad


A family-friendly festival and free to the public, complete with a play area, coloring station, artisan booths, food, and FUN for the entire community to enjoy!


4-8 p.m.


Alumni Hospitality Suite

(in conjunction with Penguin Oktoberfest)


Penguin Student Lounge


The first-time ever reunion of Clark College alumni throughout the decades aims to reconnect the men and women who have benefitted from having Clark College as their alma mater.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Registration at 9 a.m.

Race begins at 10 a.m.


Kalani Rodrigues Memorial Scholarship 5K Run and Walk


Christiansen Soccer Field

  $25 per person  

This special event will help to raise funds for the Kalani Rodrigues Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund.


11 a.m.


Hawaiian Luau Lunch and Entertainment


Gaiser Student Center and Andersen Fountain

  Free with Run/Walk Registration or $10 per person  

Scrumptious Hawaiian food, tantalizing dance and entertainment will honor the diversity of our community and its impact on the richness of our culture.

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