Clark College News Releases (2009)

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December 30, 2009

Looking for The Next Step in Your Education?  Get a Running Start at Clark College.

High school sophomores and juniors and their parents have two opportunities to take part in “Running Start Information Night” in January.

December 28, 2009

Managing Stress with Mindfulness:  The first "Mental Health Monday" of 2010 at Clark College

Yael Schweitzer, LCSW, BC-DMT, will speak at the college at noon on Monday, Jan. 11

December 22, 2009

Clark College Training -- through ARRA Dollars -- Supports the Region's Recovery

During 2009, Clark College’s Corporate and Continuing Education department received more than $700,000 in ARRA grants to provide job training for unemployed workers.

December 9, 2009

New Honors for Clark College Automotive Professor

Mike Godson was awarded the L1 Master Technician of the Year award
by Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and Motor Age Training.

December 8, 2009

Clark College Honors November's Student Athletes of the Month

Student athletes Brittany Henderson and Justine Tabor are honored for their leadership on Clark’s athletic teams.

November 9, 2009

Shining a "Spotlight" on Clark College

Clark College has earned honors in the annual award presentations
of the Portland Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)
and District 7 of the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR).

November 6, 2009

Clark College Honors October's Athletes of the Month

Student athletes Nick Herzberg and Samantha Peppers are honored for their leadership on Clark’s soccer teams.

November 5, 2009
Clark College to Welcome Young Scientists at the 2009 Elementary Science Olympiad

On Saturday, Nov. 14, the college will welcome 300 students from 17 regional schools to enhance knowledge in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and spark interest in science and science-related careers.

November 3, 2009

Oswald Crosses the Continents as Clark College Welcomes the World

From Nov. 16-20, Clark College will host daily events in honor of International Education Week.

November 3, 2009

From Far Out to Mainstream

Clark College launches its 2009-2010 Faculty Speaker Series
with a vibrant look at psychedelic rock posters from the 60s and 70s.

October 29, 2009

Operation SAVE:  Saving Veterans’ Lives
On Monday, Nov. 9, Clark College’s "Mental Health Mondays" series will focus on suicide prevention among America’s veterans.

October 28, 2009

Gambling and Addictions–An Asian Perspective -- Coming to Clark's Mental Health Mondays Series

The college will welcome author and educator Dr. Bounsang Khamkeo on Monday, Nov. 16.

October 16, 2009

Clark College Music Professor Wins a Fourth National Award

Clark College music professor Donald Appert has been honored with his fourth national ASCAPLUS Award, presented  by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). 

October 12, 2009

Clark College Professional Earns Accreditation in Public Relations

Barbara Kerr, Executive Director of Communications and Marketing at Clark College, has successfully completed the Examination for Accreditation in Public Relations.

September 23, 2009

Clark College Presents "Mental Health Mondays"

Autism & Asperger’s will be the focus of the first fall lecture in the heralded discussion series.

September 21, 2009
Clark College Takes The Next Step into the Next 75 Years

Clark College opens its doors for fall quarter 2009 by welcoming record numbers of students and opening its newest facility, Clark College at Columbia Tech Center.

September 15, 2009

If a Business Franchise Is in Your Future, Clark College Can Help You Take The Next Step

A new class, “Essentials of Franchising,” is being offered by Clark’s Corporate and Continuing Education Department.

September 14, 2009

The Dedication of Clark's Newest Facility Marks The Next Step for the Next 75 Years

A dedication ceremony for Clark College at Columbia Tech Center will be held on Monday, Sept. 28 at 11 a.m.

September 14, 2009

The K-Rod Run Takes The Next Step as Southwest Washington's New 10-K

As it celebrates its fifth year, the Kalani Rodrigues Memorial Scholarship Run/Walk takes a big step forward – becoming Southwest Washington’s new 10K run.

August 15, 2009

Be the First to Take The Next Step at Clark College at Columbia Tech Center

Clark College at Columbia Tech Center will host a community open house on Saturday, August 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

August 5, 2009
Clark College Automotive Professor Mike Godson Named 2009 Educator of the Year
Mike Godson, head of Clark’s automotive department, was honored during the 2009 National American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT) Conference in North Carolina.
July 29, 2009
Interested in Getting Your Degree?
Learn about Clark College’s new Weekend Degree program at a special session at the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, August 4.

July 20, 2009
A Day to Make -- and Celebrate -- History
Clark College will seal its 75th anniversary time capsule during a ceremony on Thursday, July 30 at 10 a.m.

July 17, 2009
A Grant Provides The Next Step in Supporting Southwest Washington Caregivers

Clark College’s Corporate and Continuing Education Department
receives grant dollars to provide needed training for caregivers for seniors and the disabled.

June 29, 2009
A Passion for Student Success
The educational and professional journey of Clark College’s new Director of Advising Andrew Long has taken him from England to California to America’s Vancouver.

June 16, 2009
Clark College:  Commencement 2009

The college’s yearlong 75th anniversary celebration will reach a milestone during commencement ceremonies at the Amphitheatre of Clark County on Thursday, June 18.

June 3, 2009
Clark College Students Honored for Vocational Excellence
Three Clark students have been named winners of the 2009 Washington Award for Vocational Excellence (WAVE).

June 2, 2009
Former Forensics Professor Named Outstanding Clark College Alumnus

Orv Iverson was honored at the college’s annual Alumni-Student Dinner on June 2.

May 29, 2009
Foundation Adds New Talent to Board
The Clark College Foundation welcomes two regional business professionals to the board.

May 25, 2009

A Musical Celebration 75 Years in the Making

Performances by Clark's orchestra, jazz and choral groups are among the highlights as the college's concludes the yearlong celebration of its 75th anniversary.

May 19, 2009

International Friendship Expressed Through Music

The University of Santo Tomas Singers – a world-class university choir from the Philippines – will perform at Clark College on Thursday, May 28.

May 6, 2009
When The Next Step is City University

Clark College graduates are now eligible to apply for scholarships toward bachelor’s degrees at any City University of Seattle location – including Vancouver, Wash.

May 5, 2009
From Clark County High Schools to SEMI High Tech U:  A First for Washington Students

From Underwriters Laboratories to Clark College, a three-day program will inspire regional high school students to think creatively and confidently about their future — opening a world of high-tech career possibilities.

May 4, 2009

Rockpile on the Road

On Thursday, May 14, Clark College will welcome poets David Meltzer and Michael Rothenberg as part of the college's Columbia Writers Series. 

May 4, 2009

Teaching and Learning Leadership 

Clark College dental hygiene instructor Karla Sylwester has earned statewide honors for her commitment to teaching, learning and assessment.

May 4, 2009
Surviving in Tough Economic Times
On Monday, May 11, Clark College’s Mental Health Monday discussion will focus on ways to address the challenges and stress caused by the economic downturn.

April 30, 2009

A Day to Make -- and Celebrate -- History

Clark College continues its 75th anniversary celebration with a series of special events on Tuesday, May 12.

April 28, 2009

Clark College Honors Newly Tenured Faculty

Ten faculty members, who have been granted tenure by the Clark College Board of Trustees, were honored at a reception on April 27.

April 24, 2009

Mental Health Monday focuses on "Ecopsychology"

Looking for next steps after Earth Day?  This free session at Clark College can guide you.

April 22, 2009

Dick and Oswald's Excellent Australian Adventure
Clark College professor Dick Shamrell will reach for the stars as part of the college's spring 2009 Faculty Speaker Series.

April 9, 2009

Clark College Student Earns National Recognition and Scholarship Dollars

Clark College student Melissa Smithdeal was honored in the All-USA Academic Team Competition.

April 9, 2009

Leadership and Service Lead to the 2009 All-Washington Academic Team
Clark College students Lorene Boyd and Melissa Smithdeal were among those honored in Olympia.

April 9, 2009

Tomorrow's Scientists in Action Today

On Saturday, April 18, Clark College will welcome 800 young scientists from throughout the state as it hosts the 2009 Washington State Science Olympiad.

April 8, 2009
Clark College Service-Learning Program Earns National Award
The college has been honored by the Community College National Center for Community Engagement (CCNCCE) for its international service-learning partnership with St. John American International School in Cairo, Egypt.

April 8, 2009

Find Your One Thing:  Making a Difference in Your Community
The Secretaries of State of Washington and Oregon will visit Clark College on Monday, April 13 during College Civics Week.

April 7, 2009
Clark College: Annual Report to the Community 2008

The Clark College annual report for 2008 is now available on the college Web site.

April 6, 2009

Clark College: Commencement 2009

Business leader, philanthropist and advocate for persons with disabilities Vail Horton will be the keynote speaker at the college's commencement ceremony on June 18.

April 1, 2009
Clark College Earns Gold and Silver during Its Diamond Anniversary
During Clark College's 75th anniversary year, the college has earned national and regional honors for communications projects.

March 12, 2009

Honoring Accomplished Alumni

Nominations for the 2009 Clark College Outstanding Alumni Award
must be submitted by April 3.

March 11, 2009

Celebrating Spring and Friendship under the Cherry Trees

On Friday April 17, Clark College will host the fourth annual Sakura Festival,
celebrating an international friendship.

March 3, 2009

Honors for a Faculty Scholar

Clark College communications studies professor Deena Bisig has been selected as a Phi Theta Kappa Faculty Scholar.

March 2, 2009

After 75 Years, Still Maintaining the Highest Standards
Clark College’s accreditation has been reaffirmed by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

February 26, 2009

Clark College and High School Choirs Combine for Concerts

Donations by audience members during March concerts will support the Clark College music program and the St. Luke’s Community Support Fund.

February 25, 2009

Embracing the Future through Leadership

During the college’s 75th anniversary, Shanda Diehl and Bob Williamson
have joined Clark College’s leadership team.

February 23, 2009

Embracing the Future:  Clark College 75th Anniversary Scholarships

Two new scholarships will be offered to Clark College students as part of the college’s 75th anniversary celebration.

February 20, 2009

Discover A New World through Clark College's Discovery Book Club

Books to inspire thought, discussion and passion will be discussed on the last Thursday of each month at Clark’s Cannell Library.

February 19, 2009
Crossing Intercultural Boundaries:  “A Must-Have Skills Set for the 21st Century"
Interculturalist Sue Shinomiya will be the guest presenter at Clark College's Mental Health Monday discussion on Monday, February 23.

February 18, 2009

The Breast Cancer and Ovarian Cancer Gene:  Are You at Risk? 

On Friday, March 6, Clark College nursing professor Laurie Brown
will lead an important discussion as part of Clark College’s 2008-2009 Faculty Speaker Series.

February 11, 2009

Clark College Orchestra Presents "France"

The orchestra will host its winter concert on Wednesday, March 11.

February 9, 2009

Dedicated to Preserving the Past and Embracing the Future

On Wednesday, February 11, Clark College will honor two important figures in its history as it hosts a dedication – and rededication.

February 6, 2009

Make a Difference in a Child's Life.  Donate a Book.
In the spirit of its 75th anniversary, Clark College offers a unique opportunity to give a special gift to a local kindergartener.

February 5, 2009

Carrying a Torch for Welding and Precision Machining
On Saturday, February 7, Clark College will host the Regional High School VICA/Skills USA Machining and Welding Contest.

January 28, 2009

The Future Is Green.
On Thursday, February 5, Clark College will welcome the community as it takes part in the second National Teach-In on Global Warming.

January 22, 2009

25 Years.  200 Women.  One Sensational Silver Celebration.

Clark College and YWCA Clark County announce the 2009 Women of Achievement and Young Women of Achievement honorees.

January 13, 2009

Penguins United for Community Service:  Clark College Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  

Clark College student clubs will give back to the community during a week of service events and an evening program in honor of Dr. King.

January 8, 2009

The Penguin Nation at 75:  The Excitement and Challenges of a New Year
Clark College President Robert K. Knight will deliver the 2009 State of the College address on Thursday, January 15.

January 8, 2009

The Penguin Nation at 75:  Still Strong, Still Growing

As the Clark College continues its yearlong 75th anniversary celebration, it welcomes new faculty and staff members and congratulates those who have assumed new positions at the college.

January 7, 2009
Clark College Announces "Mental Health Mondays" Schedule for Winter Quarter 2009
The heralded lecture and discussion series continues throughout Clark College’s 75th anniversary year.
January 5, 2009

A “Healthy” Boost for Clark College's eLearning Program

A grant from Meyer Memorial Trust is the first step toward the electronic delivery of core healthcare classes to Clark students.

January 5, 2009

New Degree Options Are The Next Step at Clark College
Clark College students can now earn degrees online or by taking classes two days per week.  Starting next fall, they can earn a degree taking classes on weekends.

News releases from 2008 are also available.

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