March 12, 2009
For Immediate Release
For additional information:
Barbara Kerr, Executive Director of
Rachel Stansbury, Clark College Foundation
HONORING ACCOMPLISHED ALUMNI
Nominations for the 2009 Clark College Outstanding Alumni Award
must be submitted by April 3
VANCOUVER, Wash. – What do Earth Day coordinator Denis Hayes, former Congressman Don Bonker, Daily Insider editor Tony Bacon, and Betty Mage, past president of the Community College Trustees Association, have in common? They are all past recipients of the Clark College Outstanding Alumni Award. The college is now seeking nominations for the person who will join that distinguished list of honorees this year.
The Clark College Alumni Association is now accepting nominations for the 2009 Clark College Outstanding Alumni Award. The award recipient will be honored at the 2009 Clark College Alumni Student Dinner in May. The dinner is one of the signature events of Clark College’s yearlong 75th anniversary celebration.
Nominees for the awards must have attended Clark College for a minimum of one year. In addition, they must have provided: 1) exceptional service(s) to the college through alumni activities, volunteer work, financial support or college employment; 2) exemplary service to the community, or 3) outstanding personal or professional achievements.
According to Alumni Association President George Welsh, “Former recipients have many common characteristics. They believe in themselves and in the value of higher education as a pathway to a better life personally and professionally. They are often tenacious, stout-hearted, and willing to take risks.”
“For generations, Clark College has been Southwest Washington’s next step to a college education, and I have had the pleasure of meeting and working with many of our outstanding alums,” said Robert K. Knight, Clark College president. “Some of them are well known in their communities, and others go quietly about making the world a better place.”
Knight noted that the college is seeking nominations for recent alumni as well as those who attended Clark during past decades.
Nominations are being accepted through April 3 for the 2009 Outstanding Alumni Award. Application forms are available at www.clarkcollegefoundation.org/award. To receive a printed form, call Rachel Stansbury at the Clark College Foundation at 360-992-2271.