Clark Partners magazine winter 2021

 In News, Partners Magazine


Training a new generation of crimefighters

Clark has big plans to build a cyber range, in which one cybersecurity student tries to hack into a server while another tries to defend. Clark could be the first community college in the U.S. with a high-tech range, which could also be rented to businesses to train their staff.  Read about fighting cyber crime

Serving up experience: students earn as they learn

Clark partners with private businesses that offer relevant, paid work experience to students. Through Washington state’s Career Launch program, these partnerships also bring extra funding to Clark. Read about how the program helped jumpstart a baking student’s career. Read, bake, learn

Cuisine project spoons up new flavors to Clark’s littlest penguins

Clark’s Chef Aaron Guerra needed a challenging year-end project for his culinary students in 2020. The Child and Family Studies program was still providing child care and those kids had to eat. Guerra tasked his students with creating USDA-compliant breakfast and lunch menus. Read about tasting better than Coco Puffs

Finding success, one journey at a time

Of the funds Clark College Foundation has raised during our fundraising campaign, 12% are from donors representing non-dominant communities or are supportive of social change and other efforts to eliminate systemic barriers to education. Read about learning online

Online learning is the way of the future

Clark College has offered online courses since 2005, way before the pandemic. Clark now has 13 online degree programs that students can complete without ever stepping on campus—with more coming soon. Clark’s early adoption of online learning helped it adapt when the pandemic hit. Read how one donor made a difference

On to her next journey: Lisa Gibert to step aside

Having served 16 years as Clark College Foundation’s chief executive officer, Lisa Gibert is stepping aside from her leadership role by next June. “…. Supporting pathways of opportunities for students through scholarships and other financial assistance, as well as ensuring they have the resources they need to succeed, has been equally gratifying for me,” she says. Learn more about Lisa’s journey

A lasting legacy for learning

Sylvia and Richard Hovey donated their Vancouver rental properties to a trust they created with Clark College Foundation. The trust helped them avoid taxes and continue to earn annual income. After they pass away, the trust will benefit Clark, ensuring their lasting legacy. Read how they saved and supported

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