Reflecting on a successful
year, during which, among other things, the Clark College soccer team
won the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges
championship, Bob Knight, in his
first year as president, outlined the near future for the community
college in his State of the College address today.
Clark College President Bob Knight, left, is surprised by college
championship soccer team presentation during his State of College
Clark will celebrate its 75th
year. This year pre-design work begins on a college multi-cultural
center at Fort Vancouver Way and Fourth Plain Boulevard. Clark had 54
international students last year, the highest number in more than five
years, and this quarter has enrolled 75 students from 26 different
Construction of a $27 million,
18-classroom east Vancouver campus in Columbia Tech Center will continue
apace, with completion expected in 2009. All totaled, the college has
$100 million in capital projects just completed or currently underway.
In addition to offering classes at the main campus, Clark offers classes
at Town Plaza and in the Clark College building at Washington State
University Vancouver and offers basic skills classes in 14 satellite
facilities in Clark County.
This year Clark College will
offer weekend college, a program designed for students whose weekdays
are full. Classes will be online as well as offered live on weekends,
Successful Clark programs are
continuing to expand. Clark’s online learning program is the second
largest in the state among community colleges. Last year 59 students
graduated from Clark’s Running Start program. This year 1,067 students
are participating in Running Start, a cooperative venture between school
districts and Clark College.
This year Clark’s nationally
recognized nursing program is expanding by 20 percent (eight students)
per quarter. The welding program is being expanded by 18 slots.
A second class in American
Sign Language has been added to the class that was offered last year for
the first time in several years.
During the address Knight
introduced the college soccer team to the packed audience in Gaiser
Hall. The soccer team then surprised Knight by presenting him with a
framed photo of the team taken just after they won the regional
championship. Student Shawn McCready,
who scored the winning goal in the championship game, told the audience
about Knight’s support for the team throughout the season. The president
had attended nearly every game during the season.
Southwest Washington Medical
home health care among the top in the nation
HomeCare Southwest, Southwest
Washington Medical Center’s service for home-bound patients, is ranked
in the 97 percentile in the state and in the 90th percentile nationally,
according to a recent survey by HomeCare Elite which rates home care
According to HomeCare Elite,
HomeCare Southwest patients report fewer hospital readmissions, faster
discharges, better movement and less pain, among other quality
HomeCare Southwest offers
patients nursing care, rehabilitation, social services and home health
Jamie Herrera, newest
gets three committee assignments
Jamie Herrera (R-18th) who in
November was appointed to the state legislature to succeed
Richard Curtis, who resigned, has
been assigned three committees in the Washington State House of
The freshman legislator will
sit on the following House committees: Transportation Committee, Energy
and Communications Committee and the Appropriations Subcommittee on
West Clark County Relay for
seasonal kickoff this evening
The West Clark County Relay
for Life is in July, but the seasonal opener and information night is
from 6:30 to 8 p.m. this evening in Columbia River High School,
according to spokeswoman Cheryl Jones.
Last year the relay raised
over $300,000 for cancer research, patient services, advocacy and
education. For further information, call
Ann Rivers, 450-7994.
Arts Equity presents Eugene
Ionesco’s Exit the King at 8
p.m. this evening, Friday, Jan. 18, Saturday, Jan. 19, and at 2 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 20, in the Main Street Theatre, 606 Main Street. Tickets
are $10 to $24. For ticket information, call
U of O at U of W (live)—6
p.m. CSN, FSN, KXL
Vancouver City Council Workshop (1/14)—6 p.m. CVTV OSU at WSU (live)—7 p.m. KKPAM
Vancouver City Council (1/7)—8:30 p.m. CVTV
49th District Town Hall (1/7)—9:45 p.m. CVTV
Animal Control Hearings (1/9)—11:45 p.m. CVTV
Harris has full dance
Smith being pampered.
Barbara Kerr pamperee.
resuming education. <>Bob
Moser once again famous
in his own time. <>
providing perfect intro. <>Erik
Burch hitting right
notes on notable occasion. <> John
White accepting credit.
Thursday, mostly cloudy,
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