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Clark College News and Events


December 9, 2009

For Immediate Release

For additional information: 

Barbara Kerr, APR
Executive Director of
Communications and Marketing Telephone:  360-992-2921

E-mail:  bkerr@clark.edu

NEW HONORS FOR CLARK COLLEGE
AUTOMOTIVE PROFESSOR

Mike Godson award presentation

Automotive technology professor Mike Godson (second from left) received the L1 Master Technician of the Year award from ASE and Motor Age Training for receiving the highest score on the national L1 (advanced engine performance) exam. Presenting the award at the ASE board meeting in November were (from left) Joe Torchiana, ASE board chair, James Hwang, national brand manager, Motor Age Training, and Tim Zilke, ASE president. (Photo courtesy Advanstar Communications, Inc.)


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

VANCOUVER, Wash. – The honors continue for Clark College automotive technology professor Mike Godson, who was the highest scorer among nearly 15,000 people on the national L1 (advanced engine performance) exam. In recognition of his achievement, Godson was awarded the L1 Master Technician of the Year award by Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and Motor Age Training during the ASE board meeting, held Nov. 18-19 in New Orleans.

This is the second honor Godson received in recognition of his performance on the exam. In July, he was named Educator of the Year during the 2009 North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT) conference for excelling on all ASE automotive tests (A1-A8) and the L1 exam.

Godson, who heads the automotive department at Clark, is a Toyota Technical Education Network (T-TEN) instructor, a chairperson on the Toyota T-TEN national advisory council, and National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF) evaluation team leader and a Washington Department of Ecology authorized emission specialist. He is ASE Master and L1 certified.

Godson, who resides in Washougal, has worked in the automotive technician industry since 1978 and has been an instructor at Clark College since 1995.

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