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Clark College News and Events

October 11, 2007
For Immediate Release
For additional information: 
Barbara Kerr, Executive Director of Communications & Marketing
Telephone:  (360) 992-2921


The former State Senator will discuss his new book at Clark College
 on November 6 as part of Election Night 2007

Former State Senator and author Al Bauer, Jr.VANCOUVER, Wash. – On Tuesday, November 6, as voters await the results from the 2007 general election, Clark College will welcome former State Senator Al Bauer, Jr. as part of election night events at the college.  

Bauer will discuss his new book, “Fairview to Salmon Creek:  A Community Spirit.”  The presentation will begin at 7 p.m. in the Penguin Student Lounge, located in the college’s Penguin Union Building. 

Following the author’s presentation, there will be a question-and-answer session and book signing from 7:30-8:30 p.m.  Light refreshments will be served.

Books will be available at the event or can be pre-purchased at the new Clark College Bookstore, located at the north end of Gaiser Hall.  For hours and directions, contact the bookstore at 360-992-2149 or visit their Web site at   Net proceeds from the sale of the book will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Washington and the Clark College Foundation.

Following the event, guests are invited to walk across the hall to the Gaiser Hall Student Center where representatives of the Clark County Elections Department will unveil election returns.  Beginning at 8:30 p.m., Clark-Vancouver Television (CVTV) will host its election night coverage, featuring CVTV Executive Cover of Al Bauer's bookProducer Donna Mason.

Bauer says that his book focuses on “how compassion towards community can lead to greater things.”   Clark College President Robert K. Knight said, “On a day when we’re electing leaders and deciding issues that are vital to our future, it’s a privilege to welcome Al Bauer, a statesman who has given so much to our college, our community and our state.”

Clark College is located at 1933 Fort Vancouver Way.  Parking will be available in the college’s purple, yellow and red parking lots on Fort Vancouver Way, north of E. McLoughlin Blvd.

About Al Bauer, Jr.

Crediting his time at Clark College in 1948 and 1954 (which was interspersed with active duty in the Navy during the Korean War) as one of the first building blocks of his success, retired Washington State Senator Al Bauer received a master's degree in education from Oregon State College.

Bauer taught in local schools for over 20 years.  He served in the Washington State House of Representatives for 10 years and as a Washington State Senator for 20 years. After retiring from the state legislature, he was named as a Special Assistant for Legislative and Community Affairs at Clark College in 2000.

Bauer has received numerous honors for his lifetime of public service.  Bauer Hall, a prominent building on Clark College’s main campus, was named in his honor in 1988.  In 2000, recognizing Bauer’s many years of commitment to education, Washington Governor Gary Locke declared Al Bauer, Jr. to be “the Education Senator from Washington State.”  Also in 2000, Bauer received the Clark College Outstanding Alumni Award.  In 2001, Bauer received the First Citizen Award from the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington.


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