New Leaders join Clark College Alumni Board
Five Clark County leaders joined the Clark College Alumni Board.
They are Jay Gilberg ’78 of Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, Mari Jessup ’12 of Horenstein Law Group, Carson Legree of Clark College and Jennifer Campbell ’13 an award-winning Clark student.
Each new board member will serve a three-year term and work on a variety of projects including alumni membership recruitment, on- and off-campus fundraising events, Clark College’s Outstanding Alumni Award recognition and the annual Alumni-Student Dinner.
Gilberg ’78 is a financial adviser with Northwestern Mutual who received an associate degree from Clark, a bachelor’s in accounting at the University of Washington and a master’s in business from Washington State University. A life-long resident of Vancouver, Gilberg has been in business for nearly 20 years helping clients achieve their financial security goals.
Jessup ’12 is the administrative assistant for Horenstein Law Group PLLC, a niche law firm established in 2012 in Vancouver, Wash. She graduated from Clark with an associate degree. Jessup also serves on the Clark College Business Technology Advisory Board. She participates in Girl Scouts and has volunteered with a local youth group for girls since 2008.
Legree retired in 2013 as a professor in the arts department and division chair at Clark College. She remains the director of the college’s Archer Gallery, which exhibits regional and national contemporary art. She earned the Clark College 2011-12 Exceptional Faculty Award and her nominee said, “It is easy to see her passion and enthusiasm for art and impossible not to be inspired.”
Campbell ’13 joined Clark’s Alumni Association as a lifetime member while attending the 2013 Alumni-Student Dinner because she was impressed by the networking opportunities the group offered. She has an associate degree from Clark and will complete a women’s studies certificate this spring. In addition to her studies at Clark, Campbell is also attending Portland State University and working on a degree in communications with a minor in women’s studies. She is an All-USA/All-Washington Academic Team nominee—an honor afforded to two students from each of Washington’s 34 community and technical colleges. She’s also a scholarship recipient and was one of three finalists for Clark’s prestigious Presidential Scholarship. Campbell works full time and accomplished a 4.0 grade point average in her first quarter at PSU.
Clark College’s Alumni reunites former students with the college and one another, provides alumni services and supports Clark College’s mission of teaching, lifelong learning and service to the community. They also support the Alumni Scholarship Endowment Fund.