Clark Partners magazine summer 2022
A new advocate for Clark College
Calen D. B. Ouellette returned to the Pacific Northwest to become Clark College Foundation’s new chief executive officer and chief advancement officer, where he looks to include new faces and new voices in support of Clark. The idea about advocacy
Student by student
From supporting programs popular with students to funding textbook libraries to covering exam fees, Clark College Foundation donors are finding creative ways to help more students achieve their education goals. This is critical as community colleges across the country face plummeting enrollment and retention. Beyond tuition
Keeping student debt in check
Generous donors, combined with the relative affordability of a Clark College education, help Clark students avoid the debt that is saddling millions of Americans. Just 7% of Clark College students borrowed money for their education during the 2020-2021 school year. Staying out of debt
‘Guru of old growth’ has roots at Clark College
Research by Clark alumnus Jerry Franklin ’55 has led to the protection of millions of acres of old growth forest and helped form the conversation about Earth’s changing climate. Saving the spotted owl
Teachers + Clark = a better education
Despite a career known for its modest pay, educators and former educators like Ed Bedecarrax have a tradition of giving generously to Clark College Foundation. And Clark gives to teachers, most recently by offering a new bachelor’s degree in education that is training more K-3rd grade teachers at local schools. Ed’s giving is making a difference
Stories from the farm
As Clark College broke ground on its new northern campus in June, the Boschma family reflected on their life at the farm that is poised to be that new satellite campus. From cows to textbooks
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