Partners Winter 2016

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Partners Winter 2016

Ingredients for success Upcoming Tod and Maxine McClaskey Culinary Institute will be a plus for the regional cuisine and baking industries Sugar and spice and everything nice Alumna’s dream becomes popular downtown business RAMPing up online Mechatronics goes digital, expands access to rural students Out of the cold and into optimism Students struggling with homelessness […]

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Ingredients to success at Clark College

Ingredients for success

Upcoming Tod and Maxine McClaskey Culinary Institute will be a plus for the regional cuisine and baking industry   By Lily Raff McCaulou   Just as every chef has their own way of making a classic recipe, members of the local food industry have differing ideas about what a person needs to succeed. That industry […]

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Mechatronics goes online at Clark

RAMPing up online

Mechatronics goes digital, expands access to rural students Offers new certificate in Mechatronics Fundamentals By Rhonda Morin   It all started with robots. Mechatronics professor Ken Luchini toyed with the idea of applying for a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to build a robot with mechanical hands that can grip objects. Instructors would use it […]

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There she is

Alicia Cooper ’15 makes Top 5 at Miss America competition Current Miss Washington and two-time Miss Clark County winner Alicia Cooper ’15 took to the national stage in September at the Miss America competition and placed third runner-up (fourth place). She is the seventh contestant from the state of Washington to reach the Top-5 podium […]

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From the president

Clark College campuses teem with thousands of students each year pursuing their higher education goals. Our donors are central to their success by providing scholarships and program support so that students get an opportunity to enhance their quality of life and enrich the community. As 2016 draws to a close and I pause to reflect, […]

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Tough as nails

A plucky country girl forged her own future Throughout her career, Patricia Kaufman Wirth, Ph.D., held educational leadership positions in Washington and California. She received many awards, including the Clark College Outstanding Alumna of the Year in 1991. As the featured speaker at Clark’s 1991 graduation ceremony, she inspired the audience with her story of […]

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Partners Summer 2016

  The universe speaks and Clark hears Cody Messick ’10 helped discover the sound of black holes colliding 1 billion years ago. Understanding gravitational waves Picture the universe as a jiggly waterbed mattress The element of surprise Prof. Roland Dietmeier demanded hard work and punctuality. When students didn’t comply, erasers would fly. Jerry’s story Wife’s […]

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