The Year in Pictures

See some of the images that defined 2014 at Clark      

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then consider this slideshow a year’s worth of diary entries, telling the story of Clark College in 2014. It was a year of growth for the college, seeing the introduction of its first bachelor’s degree, the groundbreaking for a new STEM building, and the expansion of the college’s international student population. It was also a year in which our faculty adapted a variety of tools–from puppets to petri dishes–to help students learn in new, innovative ways. Take a look back at the year that was, and look forward with us to what’s to come in 2015!

Clark College observed Martin Luther King Jr. Day with "The Unfinished Conversation," a daylong series of discussions and presentations facilitated by national diversity trainer Lee Mun Wah. Read more stories about diversity at Clark.
More than 60 middle-school and high school bands competed in Clark College's 52nd annual Jazz Festival in January. Read more stories about music at Clark.
As early as March, Clark College Penguins had plenty to cheer about, as the men's basketball team got ready to leave for the NWAC playoffs. Indeed, all seven fall/winter sports teams made it to playoffs in the 2013-2014 school year--and four coaches earned NWAC Coach of the Year awards. Read more stories about athletics at Clark.
In March, the Clark College Bookstore delivered 190 Dr. Seuss books to the children of fire-ravaged Crestline Elementary as part of its annual Seussapalooza event. Read more stories about volunteerism at Clark.
This summer, Clark took some major steps to respond to the needs of local employers, creating a new Industrial Maintenance Technician degree program, revising some of its existing technical degrees, and establishing classes to train aeronautics professionals in the Columbia Gorge. Read more stories about workforce development at Clark.
Spring quarter saw the introduction of the Small World Initiative, yet another of Clark's many innovative efforts to promote interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Read more stories about STEM at Clark.
Thanks to some dedicated members of the Clark College Law Club, all nine judges of the Washington State Supreme Court visited the college in May to discuss law with students and the public, as well as to hear real court cases in Gaiser Student Center. Read more stories about student clubs at Clark.
This year's Sakura Festival in April featured a kimono fashion show with some very tiny models--children from the college's Child & Family Studies program, who were introduced to the art of kimono by Professor Michiyo Okuhara and members of the Japanese Club. Read more stories about special events at Clark.
In 2014 Archer Gallery hosted some amazing artwork, from the Art Faculty Biennial to this piece done by artist-in-residence Rodrigo Valenzuela in collaboration with Clark students. Read more stories about art at Clark.
This was a banner year for the Clark College Foundation, which saw the successful finish to its Ensuring a Bright Future fundraising campaign, a new North County campus made possible by its largest-ever donation of land, and several great events--like this one, meant to generated excitement about Clark's new STEM building. Read more stories about the Clark College Foundation.
This year's Dia del Nino/Dia del Libro celebration featured a new, bilingual puppet show created by Spanish professor Betsy Ubiergo. The event brought families from around the region together for an evening of multicultural learning and enjoyment. Read more stories about Clark in the community.
Vice President of Instruction Dr. Tim Cook admires the work of the college's Aerospace Club, who competed in the prestigious NASA Student Launch rocketry competition against teams from colleges and universities like Cornell and Florida A&M. Read more stories about STEM at Clark.
This was a big year for Clark's Dental Hygiene program, which saw both the ribbon cutting of the Firstenberg Family Dental Hygiene Education and Care Center and the approval of a new Bachelor of Applied Science degree.
One guest tweeted that anchorman Byron Pitts' inspiring keynote speech at Clark's 2014 Commencement was "easily the best I have ever heard." Read more stories about Commencement at Clark.
Time for a selfie! More than 60 Adult Basic Education students attended this year's GED and High School Completion ceremony, held the Saturday after Commencement. Many planned to continue their educations in Clark's for-credit programs. Read more stories about student success at Clark.
IT Specialist Jennifer Wheeler receives applause for her 35 years of service to Clark College on Opening Day. The event, held before the beginning of fall quarter each year, is also the occasion for bestowing the Exception Faculty and Exceptional Classified Staff awards to outstanding Clark employees. Read more stories about awards at Clark.
Clark College honored Veterans Day with a special event featuring speeches by veterans from three different conflicts. Read more stories about veterans at Clark.
A student smiles sweetly during International Education Week's student exhibition. Clark welcomed its largest class yet of international students in fall 2014. Read more stories about International Programs at Clark.



Jenny Shadley is a Graphic Designer and Photographer working in Clark's Communications & Marketing Department.