WEDNESDAY, April 30, 2008

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Clark’s Gail Liberman earns
statewide teaching award

Gail Liberman, director of Clark College’s Teaching and Learning Center, has been named a recipient of the 2008 Anna Sue McNeill Teaching, Learning and Assessment Award. The award recognizes contributions to teaching, student learning and assessment in a public two- or four-year college in Washington State. The award will be presented to her today in Spokane.

Liberman has been coordinator of Clark College’s Teaching & Learning Center since 2006, after serving for nearly 20 years as the college’s dental hygiene program director. In 2007, she received the Martha Fales award for outstanding service to the state of Washington and the dental hygiene profession from the Washington State Dental Hygiene Association (WSDHA).

Liberman is the second Clark College faculty member to receive the McNeill award. Biology professor Rebecca Martin is a past recipient. The award, which was established by SBCTC in 2007, honors Anna Sue McNeill, who served in higher education at the Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges for 30 years.

Diversi, Neuhauser and Nelson
win WSU Vancouver awards

     Marcelo Diversi          David Neuhauser            Tamara Nelson

The 2008 Washington State University Vancouver Student's Award for Teaching Excellence will be presented to Marcelo Diversi, assistant professor of human development, during WSU Vancouver commencement ceremonies beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 10, in the Amphitheater at Clark County.

Diversi teaches courses in understanding family interactions and advanced adolescent development. His research focuses on Brazilian street youth and Latino immigrants in rural America. The students selected him for his dynamic teaching style, and his respect for the opinions and lifestyles of others.

Two Chancellors Awards will also be presented at commencement to the following:

David Neuhauser, 44, graduating from Washington State University Vancouver on May 10: the Chancellor's Award for Student Achievement. Neuhauser, who is graduating with a 3.87 grade point average.

Tamara Holmlund Nelson, associate professor of education: the Chancellor's Award for Research Excellence, for her work on how science teachers translate new understanding into practice. Nelson taught secondary science and math for 13 years before completing her doctorate in curriculum and instructions, with specialization in science education, from the University of Washington in 2002.

Terry Goodman hires on
at Hopper Dennis Jellison

Terry Goodman has joined the design group at Hopper Dennison Jellison PLLC, as director of the new land surveying section, which expands the civil engineering, land-use planning and landscape architectural service offered to include land surveying.

Goodman has 30 years’ experience as a professional land surveyor. He is a registered professional land surveyor in six western states and Texas.

Hopper Dennis Jellison now offers boundary  and topographic surveying, platting services and construction surveying.

ESD 112 gets $213,000 grant
to help prevent student dropout

Education Service District 112 has been awarded a $213,000 grant to develop an intervention and retrieval program to help keep students in school.

The two-year grant will promote partnerships among schools, families and communities to build comprehensive dropout prevention programs.

The program is targeted at children in foster care, within the juvenile justice system, and in special education. According to ESD 1112 Center for Career and Academic Advancement coordinator Tim Foley, the program will also target current dropouts to help them re-engage in school.

Headlines Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Sonya Langsdorf chosen as District Court commissioner--Columbian, Stephanie Rice

Snow blocks view, road to St. Helens--Columbian, Erik Robinson

Deb Wallace hosting web dialogue on how to support state teachers--Columbian, Kathie Durbin

Evergreen Education Association gives state school chief Terry Bergeson a no-confidence vote--Columbian, Isolde Raftery

Oregon credit union headed to Clark County; first branches will be in Safeway stores--Columbian, Jonathan Nelson

Clark County lawyers boost Scott Collier for new Superior Court post--Columbian, Stephanie Rice

Ammons and Heck serve county well--Columbian, Tom Koenninger

Fed cuts rate by quarter of a percent and it signals a pause--New York Times, Steven R. Weisman

Stocks fade after rate cut--USA TODAY, AP, Malden Read

U.S. may beef up Afghan command--USA TODAY, AP

US troop deaths in Iraq hit 7-month high--USA TODAY, AP, Slobodan Lekic

Click here for latest regional news releases and traffic information! 

Wednesday on the Air

Seattle Mariners at Cleveland (live)—4p.m. FSN, KFXX
Clark County Board of Health (4/23)—4:30 p.m. CVTV
Clark County Land Use Hearings (4/10)—5:30 p.m. CVTV
Bravo! Vancouver: Triple Crown—8:15 p.m. CVTV
Arbor Day (4/9)—10:30 p.m. CVTV
Optimist Oratorical Contest (3/29)—11:30 p.m. CVTV

CVTV programming on demand: http://www.cityofvancouver.us/cvtv/cvtvindex.asp

Town Tabloids and the weather

Ron Arp deftly demonstrating how to eliminate pain. <> Dean Sutherland bringing salt and pepper to the occasion. <> Karen Kervin sees rainbow. <> Nancy Youlden, busy, busy, busy. <> Dennis Dougherty spotting crazy chicken. <> Rosalie Sanders looking radiant in OSU colors. <> Wednesday, showers again, 41-53. Thursday, may be entirely dry, sunbreaks, 46-62. Friday, more light showers, 50-58.  Click here for additional local weather information.

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Peterson & Associates, P.S., Certified Public Accountants, 574-0644
Tax Advisors, PLLC, CPAs Property Tax/Cost Segregation 750-6884
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Canal Road. A new order in Advertising. Carol Lindstrom & Dana Larson. (503) 227-1191

Duggan Schlotfeldt & Welch PLLC, 699-1201
Jordan Schrader Ramis PC, Chris Reive 567-3902
Miller Nash LLP. Steve Horenstein, 699-4771
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, Lisa Lowe, 694-7551
LSW Architects PC, Building Stronger Communities Through Design, 694-8571

Bank of America, 696-5641
Bank of Clark County, 993-2265
First Independent Bank, 699-4200
West Coast Bank, 695-3439

Boyd Coffee Company, Coffee, tea and food service solutions since 1900. (503) 666-4545
Civil Engineers/Landscape Architects/Land Use Planners

Hopper Dennis Jellison, PLLC, Gregory P. Jellison P.E. 695-3488

Charitable Gift Planning

Barbara Chen CFP, Clark College Foundation, (360) 992-2659
Sarah Nevue, The Community Foundation, (360) 694-2550
Dale Simison, SWMC Foundation, (360) 514-3182
Tom Bashwiner, FAHP, Director of Gift Planning, Historic Reserve Trust (360) 992-1815
Cosmetic and Family Dentistry
Earl C. (Duke) Simpson, DDS, PS, 993-0300
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Andersen Construction Co., Inc. Bob Durgan, (503) 720-5234
RSV Construction, Ron Frederiksen, 693-8830
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Columbia Credit Union, 891-4000
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Killian Pacific LLC, 567-0625
Prestige Development, Elie Kassab, 993-0010
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Mackay & Sposito, Jon M. Yamashita, 695-3411
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O'Neill & Associates, Paula Johnson, 606-2961
Home and Small Business Computer Repair
Ryan Smith, 773-5789
Insurance Services
Keenan Insurance Services, Brandon M. Keenan, 213-1500
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First Pacific Associates, Mark Martel, CFP, (360) 254-2585

Land Use, Natural Resources, Public Involvement, Engineering
JD White BERGER/ABAM Engineers, John White, 696-1338
Great Western Malting, Jay Hamecheck, director North American Business Development 
Public Involvement and Natural Resources
Normandeau Associates, Karen Ciocia and Kent Snyder, 694-2300
Public Relations

Hunt Communications Tom Hunt, 693-8180
KMac & Associates LLC, Kathy McDonald, 607-8959
Real Estate
Coldwell Banker Commercial Wally Hornberger, 699-4494
NAI Norris Beggs & Simpson, H. Roger Qualman, 699-7181
Retirement and Inheritance Planning
Andy Nygard, CFP, (360) 695-6431
Security Signs, Designed to inform and sell! Carol Keljo, 817-9959
Vancouver Sign Group, lighting up Business since 1923! 693-4773
Speaking and Training
Kathy Condon, Career Communications, 695-4313
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Quality Window Washing, Dave Beecher, 256-7370

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