Tag Archive for Commencement

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.  

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,…

Clark College holds in-person Commencement

Celebrating the Class of 2021’s remarkable achievements with an in-person, socially distanced graduation       This will be the first time that the ceremony is held on the soccer field. Traditionally, the college’s Commencement ceremonies have been held at Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the college’s 2020 Commencement ceremony was held completely virtually.…

A remarkable journey

Evans Kaame stands smiling in front of Clark's Chime Tower

This year’s recipient of the Community College President’s Award in Honor of Val Ogden is Evans Kaame, a student who has been through much and traveled far to pursue his educational dreams. About Evans Kaame Evans Kaame was born and raised in a small community in northwestern Kenya. After his father died, the family was thrown into hardship and…

A Commencement like no other

Oswald in a parking lot holding a sign that reads "Congratulations 2020 Clark Grad!"

Clark College celebrates the Class of 2020 with its first-ever virtual ceremony      Like all Clark College students, the Class of 2020 experienced plenty of challenges–academic, economic, and personal–along their educational journeys. But on top of the typical hurdles, they also faced something unprecedented in the college’s history: In March, they learned that their…

A night of triumphs

A record number of graduates cross the stage at Clark College’s 2019 commencement      “Hola, soy Denisse, hoy sere su enfemera,” read the elaborate script on the top of Denisse Zuniga-Ibarra’s graduation cap, below a cluster of silk flowers. Or, in English: “Hello, I’m Denisse, today I’ll be your nurse.” Zuniga-Ibarra was one of…

Commencement ceremony to be held on June 20

Julianna Marler

This year’s ceremony features keynote speaker Julianna Marler       On Thursday, June 20, Clark College will honor its 83rd graduating class at the 2019 Clark College Commencement ceremony. The ceremony will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Sunlight Supply Amphitheater. The keynote speaker is Julianna Marler, CEO of the Port of Vancouver…

Penguins shine

graduates at 2018 Commencement

More than 700 graduates cross the stage at Clark’s 2018 Commencement       The skies above Sleep Country Amphitheater filled with heavy gray clouds on June 21, but nothing could dampen the bright spirits of the more than 700 students participating in Clark College’s 2018 Commencement ceremony. Members of the college’s 82nd graduating class…

‘I did it!’

Happy grads

Tales of triumph and persistence as students are about to graduate      At 22 years old, Madison Moore was ready to receive her high school diploma at Clark College’s 82nd Commencement ceremony—beyond ready, really. She knew that not having graduated from high school had held her back in job searches and other opportunities. Now…