Promises kept at scholarship reception
More than 275 people gathered in Gaiser Student Center on October 19, to witness one of the most heart-felt events of the academic year, when Clark students meet their scholarship donors. The annual event, billed this year as “I Promise Clark College,” featured personal educational journey stories from Clark College Foundation Board of Directors Vice Chair Eric Merrill, and alumna Monica Santos Pinacho. Musical performances by pianist and vocalist Lissa McCarty and tenor Daniel Sklyarov highlighted the afternoon. Both students are studying music. Throughout the event, short videos of Clark students, staff and donors played a variety of promises each person made to the college. A 2017 scholarship recipient, Patrick Carrier, pledged to “give Clark students some scholarships someday.” Ginn Group presented the reception. Other sponsors were Waste Connections, Vesta Hospitality, Quail Homes and The Columbian.