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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…

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…

A Little Penguin’s view of quarantine

One family talks about staying home from school, not seeing friends, and missing out on Pizza Day      Clark 24/7 has been reaching out to members of the college community to learn how they’re coping with, and adapting to, life during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here, we share an interview conducted by Dean of Student…

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…

Clark College announces new president

Dr. Karin Edwards

Board of Trustees names Dr. Karin Edwards to lead the college      Today Clark College marked a major milestone when its Board of Trustees announced its selection of Dr. Karin Edwards to be the college’s next president. Dr. Edwards comes to Clark College with an impressive history of leadership, including her current position as…

Three decades of music

Don Appert

Clark College Orchestra performs 30th anniversary season of Dr. Donald Appert      On Wednesday, December 4, the award-winning Clark College Orchestra will present its fall concert as part of the 2019-2020 season celebrating the 30th anniversary of Dr. Donald Appert as Clark College Music Director/Conductor. This all-orchestral extravaganza will include La Valse by Maurice…

VP for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion announced

Photo of Rashida Willard, smiling, weating blue sweater and necklace

Rashida Willard leads college equity work supporting students, faculty and staff      Clark College announced today November 14, 2019 that Rashida Willard has accepted the position of Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the college effective immediately. “Rashida has earned the respect of her peers, our students and the community as a…

Clark College names new Athletic Director

Photo of Laura LeMasters

Laura LeMasters brings wealth of experience in supporting student athletes      Clark College recently announced that Laura LeMasters has accepted the position of athletic director at the college. LeMasters joined Clark College as assistant athletic director in 2016 and most recently served as interim athletic director since June. She has a master’s degree in…

College mourns loss

Lora Whitfield

Early Childhood Education professor Lora Whitfield was a dedicated teacher who was once a Clark College student herself      Clark College lost a beloved member of their community on July 9, when early childhood education professor Lora Whitfield passed away. “She was kind, warm, and supportive of those around her,” said Vice President of…

Clark College announces new Interim President

Dr. Sandra Fowler-Hill

Board of Trustees names Dr. Sandra A. Fowler-HillThe Clark College Board of Trustees voted unanimously tonight to offer the interim college presidency to Dr. Sandra A. Fowler-Hill.  She has accepted, pending completion of contract negotiations.  The decision was made at a special board meeting Tuesday June 25 following a two-month process led by the Board…

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