Memories of the Clark College Class of 2011 Lindsey Kerrigan I love the campus at Clark. It’s beautiful. It’s a welcoming environment. There are amazing resources available to students, and I’m proud to be a student at Clark College. Travone Roberson When I first got here, I was welcomed with open arms. The diversity here is just tremendously beautiful - the cultures, the fashion. Not being so afraid and shy to greet each other, that was just was so genuine to me, and I can use that in the future. Sherry Underwood When I first started back at school…the displaced homemakers class, Becky Merritt was a lot of help and a lot of fun. And my first welding class, we went on a field trip and it was a lot of fun. Phil Kenyon I like all the people and the variety of people. It’s not a bunch of people coming out of high school. It’s people from all walks of life and as a community college, people are there for completely different reasons. Some people are there because they’re getting a transfer degree. Some people are there to finish a certificate. And some people are just looking for some personal enrichment. And I like that there’s that variety. Kelly Clark I never had the confidence that I was going to be able to do well. So one of my first quarters I got a 4.0 for that particular quarter and it was like – oh, my goodness – like an “aha” moment for me. I can do it. I can finish. I can start this new journey and not be scared of it. Jake Koch I really like the small setting, the classroom sizes. The teachers, our instructors, were really good about addressing everybody in the class. John Milonas The atmosphere, people I’ve met, instructors, they’re all great. Martha Tesema I love the fact that at Clark College there’s different ways to get involved with the community. I was involved with The Independent - the student newspaper at Clark - and through that I got some hands-on experience for what I actually want to do in life. And also it just was a way to stay connected with all the people and students and faculty at Clark College and knowing what’s going on. Larry Hamilton The teachers really…they have a lot of time for you. Especially since I’m going to the University of Washington, it’s a big school and they’re probably not going to have the same time…to go talk to my teacher for an hour to understand something. It was really helpful in learning what I needed to learn. Bailey Talkington Last year after dance class, bunches of people who were in that class went outside to sit under the cherry blossoms and there were some people kicking around a soccer ball, and some of us were sitting under the trees, just chatting and it was a perfect day. It was great, because everyone there is such good friends. Kayla Wells I have come to know so many people and meet so many great people at Clark. And now I see so many familiar faces and I’ve made so many friends and those are the things I treasure the most and I will take with me wherever I go. Travone Roberson I’m a member of the Penguin Nation! Martha Tesema: I’m a member of the Penguin Nation! Kayla Wells: I am a member of the Penguin Nation! Jake Koch: I’m a member of the Penguin Nation! Bailey Talkington I am a member of the Penguin Nation! Phil Kenyon I am a member of the Penguin Nation! Lindsey Kerrigan I’m a member of the Penguin Nation! Larry Hamilton I am a member of the Penguin Nation! Kelly Clark I am a member of the Penguin Nation! Fear the Penguin! Congratulations to the class of 2011!