Educated Ambition

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Educated Ambition

Clark College infuses Southwest Washington with an educated workforce By Rhonda Morin & Barbara Kerr   Claudel Pierre, afraid for his life, fled Haiti by boat during the 1991 refugee crisis. He’d never been in a boat and couldn’t swim. But he was more fearful of being killed by the military members of Papa Doc […]

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Sexy Lies

By Edee Lemonier ’11 Gov. Palin was depicted in bikinis and took heat for her wardrobe, glasses and toenail polish color choices while running for office. Vulgar details of Sen. Clinton emasculating men, particularly her husband, were commonplace during the 2008 election. Caroline Heldman was just a few weeks shy of her 15th birthday when […]

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Joy of benevolent art

Family tragedy brings color and dimension to otherwise bland campus spaces by Rhonda Morin Listen to Yoko Ito-Gates play koto   See more art pictures   Situated near the walkway in front of the Cannell Library is an unlabeled bronze sculpture that at first glance looks like a tipped-over shield or a breast on a […]

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Message from the Presidents

Real people, real stories Clark College is a microcosm of our community. It is where real people come bearing tangible motivations and hoping to be supported in their pursuit of improving their lives. Our students, faculty, staff, donors,alumni and friends are real people who have visions,shortcomings and triumphs, and who in some instances make gallant […]

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Clark’s Stem Programs Inspire Women

Supportive clubs and mentors draw women into high-demand fields Think for a moment how many male engineers, chemists, mathematicians, computer engineers or network administrators you know or have crossed paths with in your life. Now picture the number of women you’ve known to hold those jobs. Walk down the aisles of your local toy store […]

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President’s Message

Clark College, a vibrant village square The proverb “It takes a whole village to raise a child” expresses many notions—one being that what we do sets the course for the whole community. Clark College is the village square. It is here wherein people with decades of work experience are retrained for new industries. Clark is […]

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Banking on Penguins

  Not only is Pat Sheaffer ’61 a Clark College penguin, but he has helped capture penguins for the Oregon Zoo. He has the battle scars on his hand from being pecked to prove it. Decades before Sheaffer became the chairman and CEO of Riverview Bank in Vancouver, he won a trip to Antarctica through […]

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Breaking through the Barriers

Every child deserves the best education, regardless of their background By Edee Lemonier ’11 Lucy Estrada-Guzman ’90 was only an elementary school student when she started her first job. At an age when most kids are spending their summer days playing, she was busy working in fields alongside her migrant family in various parts of […]

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