Vanessa Neal

Vanessa Neal, Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Juneteenth 2024

Juneteenth 2024 BOT Denise Gideon and Marilee Scarbrough, Dr. Karin Edwards, poet Sylvia Welch, Vanessa Neal, Dr. Michele Cruse.

Clark College celebrated Juneteenth on June 6 by gathering during lunchtime for soul food, experiencing a poetry reading by Sylvia Welch, and celebrating community.

Fall 2019 Classified Excellence Award Recipient: Bryton Williams

Bryton Williams

Congratulations to Bryton Williams, recipient of the 2019 Fall Quarter Classified Staff Excellence Award!  An Administrative Assistant 3 for Business & Health Sciences, Williams is said to be someone who greets every situation with a smile and a positive attitude and who has made many contributions to the college’s CCW location.   True to their name, Williams says that they were born to “brighten” everyone’s day, joking, “If my mom wanted me…

Penguins are champion walkers

Oswald holding Walktober trophy with smiling Clark employees in Japanese Garden

For the first time, Clark College has won Walktober, a 31-day walking challenge between Clark College, Lower Columbia College, and Washington State University Vancouver.    Participants used fitness trackers and mobile apps to track steps and entered their daily activity on a Walktober log. The school with the most steps, Clark College, is presented with…

Summer 2019 Classified Excellence Award

Heather Adams

Congratulations to Heather Adams, recipient of the 2019 Summer Quarter Classified Staff Excellence Award! Adams is an Administrative Services Manager A for Student Affairs and is described as someone who creates a positive, welcoming atmosphere for students and colleagues to stop by and ask questions, or to wait with before meeting with another Student Affairs…

Spring 2019 Classified Staff Excellence Award

Amanda Brown

Congratulations to Amanda Brown, recipient of the 2019 Spring Quarter Classified Staff Excellence Award! Brown is a Library and Archives Paraprofessional 3 for Cannell Library. During her career at Clark College, she was promoted to a part-time supervisory position and then to her current full-time role. Colleagues say that few people know Clark Libraries operations…

Winter 2019 Classified Excellence Award

Congratulations to Sara Seyller, recipient of the 2019 Winter Quarter Classified Staff Excellence Award! Sara Seyller is a Program Specialist 2 for the Office of Instruction and is described as a “super hero” by her colleagues. “It’s very easy to underestimate the centrality of the work that Sara undertakes for Clark,” wrote one nominator. “A huge number of college processes pass under her watchful…

Fall 2018 Classified Excellence Award

Ian Beckett

Congratulations to Ian Beckett, recipient of the 2018 Fall Quarter Classified Staff Excellence Award! Ian Beckett is the Instruction and Classroom Support Tech 4 for the Art Department and has shown exemplary work performance and outstanding service to the college community for over 17 years. As a highly skilled professional, Ian is responsible for the daily operations…

Summer 2018 Classified Excellence Award

Sherry Smith

Congratulations to Sherry Smith, recipient of the 2018 Summer Quarter Classified Staff Excellence Award! Sherry Smith is the Administrative Services Manager B for the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) department. Smith shows exemplary work performance in many ways and is said to be the “go to” person in STEM for mostly everything. Smith has…

Winter 2018 Classified Staff Excellence Award

Eben Ayers

Congratulations to Eben Ayers, recipient of the 2018 Winter Quarter Classified Staff Excellence Award! Eben Ayers is a Campus Security Officer for Security and Safety and is described as someone who “consistently demonstrates a high level of professionalism and compassion for his fellow human beings” and “frequently looks for opportunities to help someone “have a…