AND INTERNATIONAL GUESTS
Clark College was bustling with activity on September 21 as the college hosted its 2007 New Student Welcome Day as well as the Pacific Northwest debut of a renowned international orchestra.
The college welcomed new students to the Penguin Nation by hosting a full day of activities.
Dr. Rachel Ruiz, Vice President of Student Affairs (seen at the podium in the photo on the left), set the tone as she welcomed the students and families. She encouraged them to take advantage of the day's wide array of informational sessions focused on student success.
|Above left: New students enjoy a barbeque lunch and a wide array of activities on Student Welcome Day. Above right: Dean of Business & Technology Ted Kotsakis, "Math King" Paul Casillas and Running Start Manager Linda Calvert greet new students.|
Events also included a free barbeque lunch and a special guest performance by the Gyung-gi Youth Traditional Music Orchestra of Korea, which made its Pacific Northwest debut at Clark College.
|Current and future members of the Penguin Nation on New Student Welcome Day.||New students smile as they receive a warm welcome at Clark College.|
The Gyung-gi Youth Traditional Music Orchestra is acknowledged as one of the finest youth traditional orchestras in Korea.
Under the direction of conductor Myung-won Yoon, the orchestra, which includes 29 members, has performed in Europe, China, Japan, South America and Southeast Asia.
The orchestra’s visit to America is sponsored by the GyeongGi Cultural Foundation to advance culture, art and tourism as well as mutual and international understanding. The Clark College performance was facilitated by Dr. Daniel and Hooja Kim of Vancouver.
|Clark President Bob Knight welcomes Jane Mauk, President of the Northwest Korean Culture Society.
||Guests included (left to right) Clark College Trustee Addison Jacobs, Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Rachel Ruiz and Vancouver Police Chief Clifford Cook.|
Clark College President Bob Knight, Trustee Addison Jacobs and Vancouver Police Chief Clifford Cook joined students, faculty and staff for the concert. Knight said, "It is a privilege to welcome these talented artists to our college and our community. We are honored that they made their Pacific Northwest debut at Clark College."