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President Bob Knight arrives at opening day on a penghin-themed motorcycle


Clark College President Bob Knight made a memorable entrance at the college's fall orientation. 

Following a Penguin-themed music video, which concluded with Knight driving off on his new scooter (featuring fiery Penguin decals), Knight drove onto the stage of the newly-enhanced Gaiser Student Center to the applause of faculty and staff. 

The Oswald and the Clarkers musical group
Oswald and the Clarkers were a hit with their music video"Sweet Home, Penguin Nation."

The morning featured a preview of the year ahead at Clark, including the college’s 75th anniversary celebration and its 2008 Accreditation.  Service awards were presented to faculty and staff who had been at the college for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 years.  Counseling professor Judy Van Patten received a standing ovation as she accepted her award for 35 years of service.

The annual Exceptional Faculty Awards were presented to Dr. Willy Cushwa, biology professor; Nancy Johnson, business technology professor; and Larry Blakely, English instructor.  

The annual Exceptional Classified Staff awards were given to Cindy Heck, administrative assistant in the college’s Planning and Advancement unit, and Mirranda Saari, program manager in the college’s Assessment Center.

Lizette Drennan receives a Presidential coin from President Bob Knight
In addition, Knight presented Presidential coins to four staff members for their exemplary service to students.  Coins were given to financial aid program coordinator Lizette Drennan (seen in the photo on the left), groundskeeper Karl Johnston, stage manager Mark Owsley and fiscal analyst Sabra Sand.

Clark College will celebrate its 75th anniversary on Oct. 1.


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