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A GRAND OPENING FIT FOR A PENGUIN KING

Clark’s resident penguin, Oswald, stopped by for photos with students and visitors.

The Clark College Bookstore held its grand opening celebration on Wednesday, April 23. The celebration included food, prizes, bargains and photos with Clark’s resident penguin king, Oswald.

From left: Bookstore employees Kellie Preheim, student, Heidi Eckman, and Diana Shamrell, student, were full of smiles and cheers as they officially opened in their new location.

The bookstore moved into its new location in Gaiser Hall last August but waited to hold its formal grand opening until work on Central Gaiser Hall had been completed and the new bookstore entrance opened.

The celebration began with a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring Clark College President Bob Knight and bookstore staff members.

Among those recognized during the ceremony were campus security officer Mary Welch, who was the first shopper to visit the bookstore’s new location when it opened last summer, and June Cobean, predecessor of current bookstore manager Monica Knowles, under whose leadership the relocation and redesign of the bookstore began.

June Cobean and Judy Lex pause for a photo before handing out 1,000 goodie bags.
June Cobean (left) and Judy Lex (right) pause for a photo before handing out 1,000 goodie bags.

“We were thrilled at the number of students that turned out for this event,” said Knowles. “Our goal was to make this a fun and memorable day for Clark students. We handed out 1,000 goodie bags and more than three hundred prizes at the prize wheel. Staff couldn’t have asked for more in return for all the work that went into coordinating the grand opening. It was wonderful!”

The “Spin ‘n’ Win” prize wheel was a big hit. Two winners display their goods – a new coffee pot and a knit hat. Bookstore Manager Monica Knowles presents a gift to Clark College President Bob Knight in recognition of his support for and leadership on the Gaiser remodel.
The “Spin ‘n’ Win” prize wheel was a big hit. Two winners display their goods – a new coffee pot and a knit hat. Bookstore Manager Monica Knowles (left) presents a gift to Clark College President Bob Knight in recognition of his support for and leadership on the Gaiser remodel.


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