Meet your alumni board

 In News, Partners Magazine
Clark's alumni board

Left to right, front row, Cheree Nygard, Carson Legree, Donna Roberge, Lisa Gibert, Carol Curtis, Azure Calder ’15, Mark Hughes, Michael Jaeger ’87. Left to right, center row, Billy Henry ’14, Ashlyn Salzman ’12, Michele Christian, George Welsh ’67, Anna Curtiss, Justin Curtiss ’09, Kathy Chennault. Left to right, back row, Hal Abrams, Andy Nygard, Jay Gilberg ’78, Monica Gilberg, Gene Christian (not pictured Denny Huston ’61)

The alumni board’s mission is to connect alumni with each other and the institution, while supporting current students through Clark College’s Guided Pathways, a new retention and student success program for community colleges that assists individuals through the higher education experience from entry to graduation and into their careers.

Azure Calder ’15 is a mortgage lender for Evergreen Home Loans. She is based in Vancouver, Wash., and licensed in Washington, Oregon and California. One of the top five Clark County mortgage brokers in 2016 and 2017, Calder has worked in the mortgage industry since 2001 and is a former small business owner.

Jock Coombe ’69 is a retired Bonneville Power Administration engineer. He was also a plant accounting and information systems manager at Portland General Electric (PGE). He has served as a supervisor in the finance systems at General Dynamics and as an executive vice president and chief operating officer at Associated Technologies Inc.

Justin Curtiss ’09 is a Clark County native and an attorney at Landerholm. He focuses on estate planning, as well as probate and trust administration to ensure clients understand the complexities of estate planning, while achieving their financial goals.

Denny Huston ’61 is a former head basketball coach at Clark College, Western Washington and Weber State University. He owned an Allstate insurance agency in Vancouver before retiring in January 2000.

Michael Jaeger ’87 has 30 years of experience helping people communicate through technology. Jaeger has deployed complex networks for Fortune 100 companies and has enabled organizations from across the United States, Canada and Europe to utilize a myriad of solutions including telephony systems, computer networks, video conferencing and enterprise software.

The five new board members join current members Jay Gilberg ’78, president; Donna Roberge, vice president and professor emeritus; George Welsh ’67, former past president; Ashlyn Salzman ’12; and Carson Legree ’99, retired faculty.

To connect with your alumni board, email us or submit your class news online.

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