Awards, promotions, accomplishments

Celebrating the Class of 2022

Students line up to receive diplomas. Two students look directly at the camera smiling.

Clark College honored its 86th graduating class at the 2022 Clark College Commencement ceremony held Thursday evening, June 16, at the RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater. The college conferred over 1,900 degrees and certificates for the next generation of our community’s workers, leaders, and scholars.  

Phi Theta Kappa earns awards

Anne LeGrave and Jordan Peterson

Clark College’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), the international honor society for community colleges, has been hard at work this year. Two of its members have been nominated to the All-Washington Academic Team, and the chapter took top honors in PTK’s regional Hallmark Awards. “I am so excited that our chapter is being recognized…

Dr. Edwards named a Paragon President

Dr. Karin Edwards

Clark College president earns award from international honor society Phi Theta Kappa      Clark College President Dr. Karin Edwards was recently named a Paragon President by the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK). The award recognizes college presidents who have shown support of student success initiatives leading to stronger pathways to completion, transfer, and…

Dr. Edwards named Aspen Presidential Fellow

Dr. Karin Edwards

The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program today announced that Dr. Karin Edwards, president of Clark College, is one of 25 leaders selected for the 2021-22 class of the Aspen New Presidents Fellowship. This program supports community college presidents in the early years of their tenure as they aim to achieve higher and more equitable levels of student success. The…

Three new Career Launch programs

students working on a welding project

Programs help students “earn as they learn” cuisine management, cybersecurity, and welding technologies      Clark College recently received certification of three new Career Launch programs at the college.  The programs join six other Career Launch at the college. Career Launch is a Washington state program that provides students with opportunities to “earn as they learn” through partnerships between public educational institutions and local employers that provide meaningful, high-quality, and…

Together at last

three graduates, two wearing Latinx-themed stoles, pose for a photo against a Clark College backdrop

After a year of online learning and social distancing, the Class of 2021 celebrates with a Commencement ceremony as unique as they are      On June 17, students and faculty lined up in Clark College’s Red parking before crossing Ft. Vancouver Way to Christensen Soccer Field for the college’s 2021 Commencement ceremony. The ceremony,…

A passion for education

Moses Kimeli Korir at Commencement

Scholarship recipient works full-time job as Head Start preschool teacher—while juggling studies, family responsibilities       Ever since he was a 10-year-old boy growing up in Kenya, Moses Kimeli Korir dreamed of being a teacher. When he grew up, he traveled 9,000 miles to Vancouver, Washington to fulfill his dreams.  Twenty-two years later, Korir was a step closer as he attended Clark College’s 2021 Commencement ceremony to receive his Associate of Applied Science degree…

New welding partnership with Vigor

students working on a welding project

College trains local workforce in marine pipe welding      Clark College has begun a new partnership with industrial business Vigor to provide specialized training for current Vigor employees. Clark College Welding faculty have created a six-credit Marine and Pipe Welding course starting in the summer 2021 term.    Instruction will be delivered in a hybrid format (on-line lectures and in-person labs) to…

Free bus passes for students

C-TRAN bus driving past Clark College campus sign

Clark College partners with C-TRAN to support students      Starting March 1, Clark College students will no longer have to pay for the C-TRAN bus pass called “BackPASS,” thanks to an interlocal agreement between C-TRAN and Clark College.  “We are grateful to our partners at C-TRAN in our shared efforts to provide for students and…

New faces joining health care workforce

Candi Smith in scrubs and mask

Clark College’s Medical Assisting program joins with WorkSource Washington to prepare students for careers      Twenty-three Clark College students who earned their degree in Medical Assistant celebrated their achievement with family and friends during a virtual Pinning ceremony on January 20.   For student Candi Clark, the Pinning ceremony was the culmination of longtime family support and inspiration. As…