Clark College Presidential Coin

Front of Presidential Coin Back of Presidential Coin

In 2007, Clark College President Robert K. Knight introduced a new honor at Clark College -- the presidential coin. 

The coin is given to faculty and staff members who provide exemplary service to Clark students, the college and the community. The honorees are decided by the president and are kept secret until the names are announced -- generally on opening day in the fall or during the annual State of the College address.

The honorees are decided by the president and are kept secret until the names are announced -- generally on opening day in the fall or during the annual State of the College address.

Clark College Presidential Coin Recipients

January 16, 2014

Rick Bartz, Information Technology Specialist 2, ITS

Mike Godson, Professor of Automotive Technology

Mirranda Saari, Associate Director of Admissions and Assessment

Jenny Shadley, Graphic Designer and Photographer, Communications & Marketing


September 11, 2013
Dani Bundi, Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Cindy Heck, Administrative Assistant, Planning & Effectiveness

Heather King, Administrative Assistant, Business and Health Sciences

Dr. Travis Kubota, Professor of Biology

Karen Wynkoop, Director of Business Services

January 17, 2013
Andy Barsotti, IT Application & Database Developer

Andrew Long, Director of Advising
Carole Mackewich, Counselor and Instructor, Department of Human Development

Anna Peros, Information Technology Specialist 2, Financial Aid

Brenda Walstead, Professor and Director of Dental Hygiene

September 12, 2012
Damon Grady, Campus Security Officer, Security & Safety
Richard Inouye, Professor of Music

Barbara Miller, Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Instruction 

Rosalba Pitkin, Program Coordinator, Adult Basic Education (ABE)/ESL

Jennifer Ward, Program Specialist 2-Professional Development, Corporate & Continuing Education

January 19, 2012
Nick Ashitey, student, International Programs

Jordan DeVan, Program Assistant, Registration

Melissa Favara, Faculty Liaison, Academic Early Warning Program

Denny Huston, interim Athletic Director (retired)

Jennifer Wheeler, Information Technology Specialist

September 14, 2011

Mark Bolke, Anatomy/Physiology Professor and Life Sciences Division Chair

Alyssa Brownlee, Tutoring & Writing Center Manager

Michelle Giovannozzi, Corporate & Continuing Education Corporate Relations Manager

Lori Jimerson, Fiscal Specialist

Shelley Ostermiller, Health Occupations Advising Manager

Dan Simonson, Maintenance Mechanic

January 20, 2011
Monica Knowles, Bookstore Manager

John Maduta, Program Specialist, Advising
Dr. Charlene Montierth, Professor of Geology

Janet Owens, Administrative Assistant, Corporate and Continuing Education

September 8, 2010
Tina Barsotti, Professor of Engineering
Theresa Heaton, Executive Assistant to the Vice President, Administrative Services

Miles Jackson, Dean of Social Sciences & Fine Arts

Debbie Maurina, Loan Program Specialist, Financial Aid

Pat McDonald, Senior Graphic Designer, Communications & Marketing

January 14, 2010

Linda Calvert, Associate Director, Running Start

Joy Horning, Administrative Assistant, Social Sciences and Fine Arts
May Jolly, Buyer, Clark College Bookstore

Luanne Lundberg, Professor of Developmental Education

Becky Merritt, Associate Director of Eligibility Programs

Lisa Nelson, Manager, Purchasing Services

September 9, 2009
Samantha Lelo, Program Coordinator, Student Life & Multicultural Student Affairs
Gail Liberman, Professor of Dental Hygiene; Teaching & Learning Center Coordinator
George Reese, Director of Instructional Programming and Innovation

Scott Root, Information Technology Specialist

Shirley Schwartz, Special Projects Manager, Clark College Foundation
Gayla Shanahan, Grounds & Nursery Specialist

January 15, 2009
Paul Casillas, Professor of Mathematics; Division Chair

Nancy Heidrick, Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Tami Jacobs, Director of Disability Support Services

Skip Jimerson, Grounds Manager, Plant Services

September 10, 2008

Lizette Drennan, Program Coordinator, Financial Aid

Karl Johnson, Grounds & Nursery Services Specialist

Mark Owsley, Stage Manager, Events Services

Sabra Sand, Fiscal Analyst, Business Services

September 12, 2007
Chris Concannon, Webmaster, Communications & Marketing
Shirley Sackman, Professor of English (Emeritus)

Richard Shamrell, Professor of Physical Education

Susan Taylor, Profram Support Supervisor, International Programs
Madeleine Von Laue, Adult Literacy Program Manager

Jim Walker, Grounds Manager, Plant Services