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For Immediate Release

March 4, 2016

For additional information: 
Toccara Stark                                   
Telephone:  360-992-2526

Tracy Reilly-Kelly, ECD
Telephone: 360-992-2163


Clark College’s Mature Learning Program Hosts Annual Symposium to Celebrate 43rd Anniversary

VANCOUVER, Wash.—Clark College’s Mature Learning program, a part of the college’s Economic & Community Development (ECD) division, will celebrate its 43rd anniversary with a symposium that pays tribute to the program’s founder, Dr. Alfred Apsler. The half-day event is being held at Clark College’s Foster Auditorium on March 24, 2016, from 9 a.m. to noon.

The symposium, titled “Focus on History,” features an integrated program with mini-lectures from three history instructors in the Mature Learning program:

The event also will feature performances from Grammy-award winning guitarist Doug Smith and a tribute poem from Clark County Poet Laureate Christopher Luna. Smith and Luna are also instructors at ECD. Recognition of Jim O’Connell, the 2015-16 Volunteer of the Year, and the Clark College Foundation for its ongoing support of Mature Learning will also take place.

There is a $10 registration fee to attend. Registration is available online at or by calling 360-992-2939. For more information, contact ECD Mature Learning Program Manager Tracy Reilly Kelly at 360-992-2163 or Clark College is located at 1933 Fort Vancouver Way in Vancouver, Wash. Maps and directions are available at

If disability accommodations are required, please contact Clark College's Disability Support Services Office at 360-992-2314 or 360-991-0901 (VP), or visit Penguin Union Building room 013.