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Exceptional Faculty Awards

Michelle Mallory in academic regalia at Commencement

Six outstanding faculty members recognized at 2021 Commencement      Six outstanding members of Clark College’s faculty have been recognized for their contributions to the college with a 2021 Clark College Exceptional Faculty Award. These awards are presented annually to full-time and part-time faculty members. Nominations can be submitted by Clark College students, faculty, classified employees,…

New VP of HR named

Brad Avakian brings broad experience of law and labor to role      Clark College has announced the hiring of Brad Avakian in the role of Vice President of Human Resources. He will begin at the college on June 10.   “We are excited to bring someone with Brad’s breadth and depth of knowledge into this crucial leadership position…

Winter 2021 Classified Staff Excellence Award recipient: Jenny Shadley

Jenny Shadley

Congratulations to Jenny Shadley, Graphic Designer, Communications and Marketing, recipient of the 2021 Winter Quarter Classified Staff Excellence Award! Jenny Shadley “is committed to serving students and demonstrates her passion through her daily work to ensure student voices are amplified.” Other comments about Shadley: “Jenny worked on Guided Pathways from its inception.” “She is an…

Rosalba Pitkin receives Social Equity Award

Rosalba Pitkin

Rosalba Pitkin was named the recipient of the 2020-2021 Lora Whitfield Social Equity Award, which honors a Cark College employee who has demonstrated a sustained commitment to advancing equity. “She creates and sustains an inclusive environment for members of the college community in several ways, including advocacy for students and education for colleagues,” said Vice…

Exceptional Classified Employee Awards

Connor Cantrell and Jeff Kaliner

Two outstanding employees were recognized with Exceptional Classified Employee awards at the 2020 Opening Day event. The annual event, held online this year due to COVID-19, is always held the week before fall term classes begin as a way to help employees get ready for the coming academic year. This year’s recipients were Library Paraprofessional Connor…

Administrative Exempt Awards

Michelle Golder and Eriko Otsuko

Two outstanding employees were recognized with Exceptional Administrative Exempt Employee awards at the 2020 Opening Day event. The annual event, held online this year due to COVID-19, is always held the week before fall term classes begin as a way to help employees get ready for the coming academic year. This year’s recipients were Special…

Summer 2020 Classified Excellence Award recipient: Connor Cantrell

Connor Cantrell

Congratulations to Connor Cantrell, Library & Archives Paraprofessional 4, Libraries, recipient of the 2020 Summer Quarter Classified Staff Excellence Award!  One nominator wrote, “Connor has helped the library become a welcoming and inclusive place by making improvements to services, procedures, and processes. The training Connor has done with employees has helped them use equity-based critical thinking when responding to complaints and/or observing…

Winter 2020 Classified Excellence Award Recipient: Jennifer Stone

Jennifer Stone at her desk with a vase of flowers

Congratulations to Jennifer Stone, recipient of the 2020 Winter Quarter Classified Staff Excellence Award. As a Program Coordinator for Instructional Design/eLearning, Stone works hard to support the many events her program presents for Clark College and other SBCTC faculty. She is described as someone with strong communication skills that are inclusive, regardless of job or…

Exceptional Faculty Awards

composite photo of the 2020 Exceptional Faculty Award recipients

Six outstanding members of Clark College’s faculty have been recognized for their contributions to the college with a 2020 Clark College Exceptional Faculty Award. These awards are presented annually to full-time and part-time faculty members. Nominations can be submitted by Clark College students, faculty, classified employees, administrators, alumni, Board members, and Foundation directors. Traditionally, they are…

Welcome, Professors!

Aaron Guerra in chef's jacket, smiling, with arms lifted

Eight outstanding educators are the newest members of the tenured faculty at Clark College. Rhea Becke (career and academic preparation), Chris Boucher (diesel technology), Amy Laurel Bratton (communication studies), Alison R. Dolder (professional baking and pastry arts), Becky Engel (American Sign Language), R. Earl Frederick Jr. (cuisine), Aaron Guerra (cuisine), and Dr. Nick Macias (computer science and…

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