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WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT 2006


Identity Clark County Executive Director Ginger Metcalf (left) and former Clark College Sociology Professor Donna Roberge (background) are congratulated for being honored as 2006 Women of Achievement.

Judi Brenes (second from left) accepts congratulations as an honoree during the 2006 Clark College/YWCA Clark County 2006 Women of Achievement celebration.
      
KGW-TV anchor Laural Porter; Kathy Kniep, Executive Director of YWCA Clark County; and Dr. R. Wayne Branch, President of Clark College, at the 2006 Women of Achievement Luncheon.
KGW-TV anchor Laural Porter; Kathy Kniep, Executive Director of YWCA Clark County; and Dr. R. Wayne Branch, President of Clark College, at the 2006 Women of Achievement Luncheon.
Clark College and YWCA Clark County honored eight remarkable women at their 2006 Women of Achievement (WOA) Celebration luncheon. The theme of the celebration was "2006 Women of Achievement:  Builders of Communities and Dreams."

The 2006 Women of Achievement honorees were: Jan Asai, Judi Brenes, Jeanne Kojis, Elise Menashe, Ginger Metcalf, Donna Roberge, Peggy Sheehan and Jan Truttman.

KGW-TV anchor Laural Porter served as emcee for the event, which was held March 8 at the Vancouver Hilton.

More than 600 people -- a record turnout -- attended the 2006 celebration.

     
A record crowd packed the ballroom at the Vancouver Hilton as emcee Laural Porter of KGW-TV introduced the 2006 Women of Achievement honorees.
  
Megan Bower of Camas High School was named the 2006 Young Woman of Achievement, receiving a $1,000 college scholarship based on her commitment to community service. 

The scholarship was made available through a $15,000 donation from community member (and 2006 WOA honoree) Donna Roberge to establish the scholarship fund.  

Donna Roberge (right) congratulates
one of the nominees for the 2006
Young Woman of Achievement award. 

 
   
Above:  Ginger Metcalf (left) and Peggy Sheehan were honored as 2006 Women of Achievement.
    
In addressing the honorees and guests, Dr. R. Wayne Branch, President of Clark College noted that, "Women have played a key role at Clark College from its founding in 1933.  Today, women make up 60 percent of the student population at Clark College, ranging in age from 16 to 80, and all contribute to the College and to our community."  He added, "Our commitment to celebrating women's lives -- and the courage, strength and determination they exhibit -- remains a vital part of the Clark College mission."
  
Vancouver Mayor Royce Pollard, Clark College President R. Wayne Branch, and Tony Bacon, editor of The Daily Insider, enjoy a moment at the 2006 Women of Achievement luncheon. Vancouver Mayor Royce Pollard, Susan Courtney of Friends of the Arts, and Clark College Vice President of Administrative Services Bob Knight were among those honoring the 2006 Women of Achievement.
 


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