FAIR WEATHER FOR FALL
Thousands of visitors to the 2007 Clark County Fair took The Next Step, learning about the exciting classes offered this fall at all Clark College locations -- our main campus, Clark College at Town Plaza and Clark College at WSU Vancouver.
Throughout the fair, Clark College hosted a booth in the spacious, air-conditioned Clark County Exhibition Hall.
|Left to right: Volunteers staffed the Clark College booth throughout the fair. Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Rachel Ruiz (left), Registrar Erin Morgan (right) and Erin's daughter (and Penguin Nation booster) Jessica were among those greeting fairgoers.|
Through high-speed Internet access, nearly 5,300 guests at the college's booth -- an increase of nearly 15 percent from the 2006 fair -- were able to surf the Clark College website, apply online for admissions through Quick Step and even register online.
Staff members and student ambassadors were available to answer questions to help visitors take “The Next Step” for classes, certificates and degrees.
Visitors also were able to obtain information and literature about financial aid, English as a Second Language classes, continuing education, worker retraining and a wide assortment of other educational interests.
The college's fall 2007 schedule was available, as well as the latest brochures about the rich variety of programs that the college offers.
In addition, visitors of all ages were able to sit down and receive free, washable Penguin tattoos -- a sign that the Clark Penguin Nation is growing every day.
A showcase for the county's rich agricultural heritage, the Clark County Fair has grown into the largest single-location annual event in the Vancouver/Portland area. Voted Clark County's "Best Outdoor Event/Festival" by The Columbian newspaper reader poll for three consecutive years, the Clark County Fair has become what organizers call the "Summer's Best Party!"