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Clark College students Sue Corey and Max Holloway have both held leadership positions within the college’s Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) honor society and have served as members of the Clark College Tutoring & Writing Center staff.  Now, the two are teammates representing Clark College on the 2007 All-Washington Academic Team.

Corey and Holloway, who both reside in Vancouver, will be among 62 students from Washington’s 34 community and technical colleges who will be recognized on Thursday, March 22, 2007 in Olympia.   The ceremony will take place at noon in the Student Union Building on the campus of South Puget Sound Community College.  Governor Chris Gregoire is scheduled to attend.

As part of the All-Washington Academic Team, Corey and Holloway will each receive a $500 scholarship from the Clark College Foundation, as well as $750 scholarships from KeyBank and the Northwest Education Loan Association (NELA). Many public and private four-year colleges and universities are also offering scholarships to team members.

In addition, they are eligible for nomination to the All-USA Academic Team, sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa, the national honor society for two-year colleges; USA Today; and the American Association of Community Colleges.

2007 All-Washington Academic Team member Sue CoreySue Corey is majoring in business administration at Clark College and looks forward to continuing her studies at WSU Vancouver.   She wants to pursue a career in which she “can make a difference in how infrastructures are developed.”  In addition to serving as a tutor in the college’s writing center, Corey was elected financial officer of the college’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK).   

She planned and participated in PTK’s Thanksgiving dinner project for needy Clark College families.   Corey’s community service includes volunteer work with Friends of Trees, which builds community partnerships to plant, preserve, care for, and educate about urban trees. She also participates in a mentoring program for children.   

2007 All-Washington Academic Team member Max HollowayMax Holloway is majoring in electrical engineering at Clark College.  He plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree after graduating from Clark.  Holloway volunteers at the college’s tutoring center, where he helps fellow students with their math studies.  Holloway currently serves as president of the college’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK).  He planned PTK’s spring induction ceremony for new members and created and maintains PTK’s Web site.   

Holloway’s community service includes gathering textbooks for Better World Books, which funds and supports literacy initiatives.  In addition, he is developing a tech club mentoring program at Vancouver’s Washington Elementary School. “This nomination means so much to me,” Holloway said. “It is the highlight of my Clark career.”

In announcing the selection of Corey and Holloway, Clark College interim President Robert K. Knight applauded the accomplishments of both students. “In addition to excelling academically, Sue Corey and Max Holloway are active volunteers who have made a real difference at our college and in our community,” Knight said. “We’re very proud of their accomplishments.”

Additional information about the All-Washington Academic Team is available on the Internet at http://www.spscc.ctc.edu/allwa/ .
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