Clark College Veterans Center of Excellence Invites Community to 10th Anniversary Celebration on May 21  

For Immediate Release
May 10, 2024

VANCOUVER, Wash. — The Clark College Veterans Center of Excellence invites the community to its 10th anniversary celebration from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21 in Gaiser Student Center in Gaiser Hall on the main campus, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver. Directions and maps are available online.

Veterans Center of Excellence staff standing with Oswald for a picture.

The center assists military-affiliated students with their educational journey. Focused on supporting veteran student success, the center provides a single point of contact to coordinate comprehensive, individualized support services that address the academic, financial, physical, and social needs of Clark College's student veterans. A Clark College veteran is any military-affiliated student at Clark: veterans, active duty, or a military dependent, either spouse or child.

The center's staff can connect student veterans to agencies, programs, and support. The center also provides tutoring, help with books and calculators; useful workshops; a study area with computers and printers; lounge and games for relaxation; networking with other veterans and more.

Donna Larson, Associate Director of Veterans Center of Excellence said, "It is so important for the students to know that we care about them and their success. Student success is directly affected by the resources that we can offer. We want to uplift our student stories and express our gratitude for the donors and community members' contributions that made this happen year after year."


Connect with Veterans Center of Excellence

In person: Penguin Union Building, PUB 015
Phone: 360-992-2073 or 360-992-2864


Clark College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. Learn more at If you need accommodation due to a disability in order to fully participate in this event, please contact Clark College's Human Resources Office.

Phone: 360-992-2105

About Clark College

Founded in 1933 and celebrating its 90th year, Clark College provides residents of Southwest Washington with affordable, high-quality academic and technical education. It is a public community college offering more than 100 degree and certificate programs, including bachelor's and associate degrees; professional certificates; high school diplomas and GED preparation; and non-credit community and continuing education. Clark serves a wide range of students including high school students, displaced workers, veterans, parents, non-native English speakers, and mature learners. Approximately 45% of its students are in the first generation of their families to attend college.   

For additional information (media inquiries & photo requests): 
Maureen Chan-Hefflin, Clark College Communications & Marketing
T: 360-992-2243 E:

Monica Patton, Program Coordinator at the VCOE
T: 360-992-2066 E: