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WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT 2007


Mari Greves receives congratulations on being named a 2007 Woman of Achievement.  2007 Woman of Achievement Kathi Wiley Gladson gets a hug from an admirer.
Above left:  Mari Greves (center) receives congratulations for being named a 2007 Woman of Achievement.  Above right:  2007 Woman of Achievement Kathi Wiley Gladson (left) gets a hug from an admirer.
   
The theme was "Generations of Women Moving History Forward" as Clark College and YWCA Clark County honored eight remarkable women at the 2007 Women of Achievement (WOA) Celebration luncheon.
Recipients of the YWCA's Community Service Award receive congratulations from family and friends.  The Clark College Foundation was well represented at the WOA luncheon with Administrative Assistant Rachel Stansbury, President Lisa Gibert, Vice President of Development Ara Serjoie and Doris Groth Troxel, receipient of the 2007 Clark College Outstanding Alumni Award.
Above left:  Recipients of the YWCA's Community Service Award receive congratulations from family and friends.  Above right (left to right):  The Clark College Foundation was well represented at the WOA luncheon with Administrative Assistant Rachel Stansbury, President Lisa Gibert, Vice President of Development Ara Serjoie and Doris Groth Troxel, recipient of the 2007 Clark College Outstanding Alumni Award.
  

The 2007 Women of Achievement honorees were: Sister Joelle Aflague, Val Alexander, Randi Holland, Mari Greves, Leilani Russell, Joy Imboden Overstreet, Kathi Wiley Gladson and Judy Zimmerman.

Clark College guests included (left to right) 2007 All-Washington Academic Team member Max Holloway; Communication Studies instructor and 2007 Phi Theta Kappa Faculty Scholar Deena Bisig; 2007 All-Washington Academic Team member Sue Corey; and Gaydena Thompson, former Clark College physical education faculty member and winner of the college's 1996-97 Exceptional Faculty Award.


KGW-TV anchor Laural Porter returned for her second year as emcee of the event, which was held March 6 at the Vancouver Hilton. 

Over 650 people -- a record turnout -- attended the 2007 celebration.  The 2007 event marked the 23rd year for the Women of Achievement celebration. 

KGW-TV anchor Laural Porter returned for her second year as emcee of the event.
KGW's Laural Porter was emcee for the 2007 Women of Achievement celebration.
    
Left to right:  Pat Watne, former director of women's studies at Clark College, who established the Women of  Achievement celebration; Clark College Interim President Bob Knight; and Donna Roberge, former professor of sociology at Clark College, who established the scholarship fund for the Young Woman of Achievement Award.
2007 Young Woman of Achievement Nicole Schriock

Nicole Schriock of Fort Vancouver High School, seen in the photo on the left, was named the 2007 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. 

Roberge, a former professor of sociology at Clark College, has also served as a board member for YWCA Clark County.


In addition, seven young women received the YWCA's CoClark College Interim President Bob Knight addresses the audience.mmunity Service Award and a $200 award from First Independent Bank.  They are:  Ashli-Marie Grant, Vancouver School of Arts and Academics; Kayla Griffin, Fort Vancouver High School; Menglu Michelle Jiang, Mountain View High  School; Jane Lee, Mountain View High School; Jessica Stavig, Hockinson High School; Amy Tedder, Battle Ground High School; and Andrea Trujillo, Columbia River High School.

Clark College Interim President Bob Knight drew a smile from emcee Laural Porter as he spoke about women of achievement in his own life:  his mother, the women in his class at West Point (the first in the school's history) and his wife Paula.

Emcee Laural Porter congratulates Sister Joelle Aflague, a 2007 Woman of Achievement.
Emcee Laural Porter (right) congratulates
Sister Joelle Aflague, a 2007 Woman of Achievement.

Knight also acknowledged Pat Watne, former Director of Women's Programs at Clark College. 

Watne, who established the Women of Achievement celebration, rose to the applause of the gathered guests. 

Each of the honorees spoke movingly about what the award meant to them. 

They encouraged guests to pursue their own passions, celebrate life and serve their community.  

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