Clark College at Boschma Farms planning underway

Master plan to be finalized in December By Rhonda Morin Clark College and Clark College Foundation are working in concert with regional businesses, political leaders and the public to develop a plan for a new campus on the nearly 70 acres the foundation owns in Ridgefield, Wash. The work for Clark College at Boschma Farms […]

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RAMPing up online

Mechatronics goes digital, expands access to rural students Offers new certificate in Mechatronics Fundamentals By Rhonda Morin   It all started with robots. Mechatronics professor Ken Luchini toyed with the idea of applying for a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to build a robot with mechanical hands that can grip objects. Instructors would use it […]

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Partners Summer 2016

  The universe speaks and Clark hears Cody Messick ’10 helped discover the sound of black holes colliding 1 billion years ago. Understanding gravitational waves Picture the universe as a jiggly waterbed mattress The element of surprise Prof. Roland Dietmeier demanded hard work and punctuality. When students didn’t comply, erasers would fly. Jerry’s story Wife’s […]

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From the president

We lost a treasure of a man this summer. Ed Geiger passed away on June 22 after an extended battle with Parkinson’s disease. Ed was a beloved part of the foundation family for 29 years. Ed first joined the board in July 1987, served as board chair in 1995 and on several committees, most notably […]

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Jerry’s story

By Rhonda Morin Jerry and Louvenia “Lou” Smith were the adventurous types. Retired by their late 50s, they spent two decades sailing the Atlantic Intercoastal Waterway. Then about five years ago, one of their sons got a job in the Northwest and the couple started driving the 2,800 miles each way to visit their grandsons. […]

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The element of surprise

Alumni revel in his teachings and the influence he had on their lives Professor Roland Dietmeier was hard on his students. His former students remember him as demanding, quick-tempered, strict, intolerant of tardiness or absences and not generous with As. In the next breath, those same alumni say he was the most influential instructor they […]

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Science gave me purpose

Steve Carlson ’67 didn’t even like the subject. A Clark counselor changed everything. By Rhonda Morin Steve Carlson ’67 taught science for more than three decades and—13 years after retirement—still holds three teaching and administrative certificates. He’s a master teacher. He’s overseen operations, curricula and scheduling as a public school assistant principal, headed science departments, […]

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From the President

It’s one thing for me to say that Clark College is a leader in our community, it’s another to show you. The story, “Feeding the World” in this edition of Partners, exemplifies the caliber of students who attend Clark. Jessica Murray ’12 is at the forefront of a possible global change in how the world’s […]

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Partners Spring 2016

Feeding the world Alumna creating bakery goods from new variety of resilient wheat Sweet and special confections New line of specialty chocolates A river of knowledge as a remedy for suffering A young Zimbabwean dreams of lessening the suffering caused by cancer drugs Stemming the stereotypes Opportunities abound for women who love science A living, […]

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