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At the college and in the community, Clark College is a leader.   Here are some highlights from 2008!

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Clark College is celebrating its Diamond Jubilee and its 75th anniversary -- October 1, 2008 -- was a day to remember.   The date also marked the official opening of the newly enhanced Gaiser Student Center.


It's all about the student.  That was the theme of the 2008 State of the College event, which featured plans for the college's 75th anniversary and the unveiling of the college's new Healthy Penguin Nation initiative.   The college has now added Presidential Penguin Promenades.

Sherman Alexie congratulates a member of the class of 2008



A Vancouver man received the presidential scholarship, three faculty members were honored for excellence and award-winning novelist, poet, screenwriter, composer and performer Sherman Alexie delivered the keynote address during Clark College’s 2008 commencement ceremony at the Clark County Amphitheater.



2008 GED graduate cheers


To the strains of “Pomp and Circumstance” and the cheers of family members and friends, nearly 75 students received their GED and high school completion certificates in a ceremony in the O’Connell gymnasium on June 21.



The focus was on student loans and access to education as Washington Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Brian Baird came to Clark College.

It's a sign of the times:  new signage helps students and guests find classes and events quickly. 

On Feb. 6, Clark College’s Club for Social Action teamed up with the ONE campaign to sponsor Poverty Awareness Day – an event focused on raising awareness about poverty locally and globally.

Clark College celebrated a piece of history as the college held its first graduation for students in the new medical radiography (MRAD) program

Clark College dental hygiene student Betsy Preheim has been honored with the Anthony Westwater Jong Memorial Community Dental Health Award.

Clark College partnered with YWCA Clark County to host one of the most memorable annual events in Southwest Washington:  the 2008 Women of Achievement celebration.

Clark College's chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), the international honor society of two-year colleges, earned honors and made news on several fronts when it hosted PTK's 2008 regional conference.

Ribbon cutting for the reopening of Gaiser Hall

Friday the 13th of June 2008 proved to be a terrific day at Clark College as the college held a celebration to mark the grand reopening of the newly-remodeled Gaiser Hall.  The reopening followed a lengthy renovation project. The renovation of central Gaiser Hall was been honored with a 2008 Community Pride Design Award.


As part of the remodeling of Gaiser Hall, the new Clark College Bookstore opened its doors during a celebration fit for a penguin king.

The O'Connell Sports Center was also remodeled to better meet the needs of students and staff.

Clark College received a certificate of appreciation from Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). The award recognizes the college’s commitment to the Guard and Reserve and, specifically, the tuition waiver given to veterans to attend Clark College.

Fall Orientation 2008 was a rockin' event featuring a music video and a dramatic entrance by Clark College President Bob Knight.


Clark alum Denis Hayes was honored with a special designation at the college --  his own witness tree.

Clark representatives accept Vancouver Business Journal award for Columbia Tech Center facility

Clark College at Columbia Tech Center was honored as one of the Vancouver Business Journal's Top Projects for 2008.  Each year, the paper honors top construction projects in Southwest Washington.


Gail Liberman, director of Clark College’s Teaching and Learning Center, has been named a recipient of the 2008 Anna Sue McNeill Teaching, Learning and Assessment Award.

Clark College Running Start student Renata Fusso received the 2008 General George C. Marshall Youth Leadership Award.

The start of spring quarter meant the eagerly awaited opening of the newly-remodeled O'Connell Sports Center.

Volunteers, exhibitors and attendees alike contributed to the success of the 2008 Pathways to Your Future Career Information & Job Fair.

Students dressed in komonos for the 2008 Sakura Festival

Clark College celebrated international friendships during the 2008 Sakura Festival.

Clark College attracted students from throughout the region during its annual Professional-Technical Day.  Clark also takes pride in hosting its Student of Color luncheon.

Underscoring the importance of science education, Clark College hosted the first regional Elementary Science Olympiad.


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The future is green.  That was the message as Clark College participated in a global warming teach-in.

Clark College highlights from 2007 are available.

Highlights from 2006 are also available.


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