Susan Parrish

Susan Parrish is a communications specialist in Clark College's Office of Communications & Marketing.

A welcome sign for Dreamers

Clark College unveils a new, student-designed logo to signal “safe spaces” for the undocumented       Being a college student can be stressful for anyone, but it carries an extra layer of anxiety for the undocumented. Will they be able to access financial aid? Will they be asked for a Social Security Number? Above all, will…

Penguins feeding Penguins

culinary faculty and student holding up food to be distributed curbside

Since the global pandemic began, Penguin Pantry—the college’s on-campus food bank for students—has doubled the amount of food it distributes monthly. It typically has distributed one box of shelf-stable food and a loaf of bread donated by community partners. Now Clark College is partnering with its own instructional programs to increase the food support it…

For welding, an almost seamless transition

student welding metal

Studying safely is easier when face masks are part of your basic lab gear       When COVID-19 switched Clark College’s spring quarter classes from on-campus to online learning, Welding Technologies students were ahead of the curve—and therefore were not as affected as other programs with hands-on labs. Instructor John Kuhn already had pivoted to the hybrid model…

Clark College supports voting

Oswald shows off new ballot drop box

A permanent ballot drop box has been installed on Clark College’s main campus. The walk-up ballot box is in the Red 3 parking lot, near the flagpole and south of the Penguin Union Building.  “Clark College has always served as a hub of civic engagement in this community,” said Clark College President Dr. Karin Edwards. “We’re excited to be able to continue…

Finding his wavelength

Nick Gibson recording a person for a radio program

Clark College sophomore Nick Gibson successfully pursued two hands-on community journalism opportunities over the summer. The experience he gained will enhance his job as editor-in-chief of Clark’s student news magazine, The Indy, for the 2020-21 academic year. His first project was working as a news intern at The Columbian, Vancouver’s daily newspaper. The paid internship was…

Dental clinic re-opens

Quick work and detailed planning allow Dental Hygiene program to safely keep training students and serving the community       For 51 years, Clark College’s dental hygiene clinic provided affordable dental service to the community—until the COVID-19 pandemic forced it to close in spring term. Now, thanks to careful planning by the college’s dental…

Sharing their stories

screen grab of four panelists in an online forum about being Black in Vancouver

Two Clark College employees participate in local event about being Black in Vancouver      Two members of the Clark College community shared their experiences of being Black in Vancouver during a public online event held on July 30. Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Rashida Willard and marketing professor Nathan Webster were among four speakers who told their…

Automotive Technology steers through challenges

two students examine car engine

When COVID-19 threw a monkey wrench in the program’s gears, faculty got creative to keep students learning       When Clark College made the switch to online instruction during COVID-19, students showed their tenacity by adapting to new ways of learning. But some challenges take more than determination to overcome. For instance, what if your “homework” is an…

Getting to know Dr. Karin Edwards

Dr. Karin Edwards

As she begins her Clark College presidency on June 22, Clark 24/7 sat down with Dr. Karin Edwards to learn a little bit more about her life, her outlook on higher education, and her experience guiding a college—in her former capacity as president of the Cascade Campus of Portland Community College—through a global pandemic.  Read a full biography…

Clark’s All-Washington Academic Team

Julisee Hopmann and Kellie Langston, smiling

Congratulations to Clark College students Julisse Hopmann and Kellie Langston, who were named to the 2020 All-Washington Academic Team. The students were recognized for their achievement during the June 10 Board of Trustees meeting.  Julisse Hopmann is earning her Associate of Applied Science degree in Business Administration with a Certificate of Proficiency in business management. She expects to graduate Winter 2021. Running Start student Kellie…

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