The Clackamas print. (Oregon City, Oregon) 1989-2019, June 03, 1998, Page 4, Image 4

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June 3, 1998
Graduation to recognize students
• Friday June 12
•7 p.m.
•Randall Hall
• Tickets not
Students who have completed cer­
tifícate or degree programs will be
honored at the 30th Annual Gradua­
tion Ceremony 7 p.m. Friday, June
12 in the Randall Hall Gym.
In past years the ceremony has re­
quired tickets, but due to the split­
ting of the Adult High School Di-
ploma/General Educational Devel­
opment and Certificates and Degrees
graduates there will be two separate
ceremonies and tickets will not be
required to attend either.
In addition to the graduates the
ceremony will include music from
the Oregon Brass Ensemble, Stu­
dents and Alumni, directed by Gary
Nelson. The Clackamas Chamber
Singers and Mainstream, directed by
Lonnie Cline, will also perform.
Special recognition awards in­
clude Distinguished Former Student
which will be presented to Kelly
Brennan. Brennan graduated from
Clackamas in the early 1990’s and
went on to earn both a bachelor’s and
master’s degree at Portland State
University. Brennan returned to
Clackamas to take over the speech
program where he has led the team
to rank number one in the county
among two-year schools. At the na­
tionals in Atlanta, Georgia the team
placed third in the nation and won
the honor of hosting the tournament
in Portland in the year 2000.
An award will also be presented to
Distinguished Friend of the College,
Wayne Lei. Lei is the director of en­
vironmental affairs and community
resources at Portland General Elec­
tric. Lei is a national authority on
environmental and nuclear issues and
has been an active member of the
advisory board to the John Inskeep
Environmental Learning Center at
the college.
Student Profile awards will also be
presented to four students who have
excelled at Clackamas while over­
coming personal hardships.
Associated Student Government
President Jacob Boenisch will be the
graduation speaker as well as the pre­
senter of the Faculty of the Year
Four outstanding graduates honored
Rhonda Moore
After a about a year and a half at Clackamas, Oregon
City’s Rhonda Moore is ready to graduate. She, like
others at Clackamas, has
worked exceptionally hard
to make this day come
Moore is one of
Clackamas’ students in the
new Accelerated Degree
Program in business. At
Clackamas, Moore took
classes and worked towards
her AAOT with focus espe­
cially in business.
“It feels kind of weird (graduating),” said Moore. “It
doesn’t feel like it’s here. Probably because I’m not
Erica Strowbridge
done-done.” With just a one more paper to write and
turn in, Moore is wrapping up her last days at Clacka­
Moore plans on transferring to Portland State Univer­
sity and enrolling in their Accelerated Degree Program.
There she will take on a dual major in accounting and
Moore feels very honored about being selected to be
profiled at graduation. Moore thanks Teresa Tuffli for
all her support and help as she went through school.
Moore had a trying start with school at Clackamas due
to personal family issues, but she made a comeback that
has accomplished her as a successful student.
“It’s kind of sad in a way [about leaving Clackamas]
because you go to school with the same people for so
long,” said Moore.
Nancy Kay Hungerford-Lèvihe
Nancy Kay Hungerford-Levine has been faced with
obstacles that were set dead in her path. But unlike oth­
ers who succumb to their
trials, Hungerford-Levine
found her way to overcome
them and she made a
change that would turn her
life around.
As a graduate from
Rex Putnam High School,
Hungerford-Levine en­
listed in the United States
Marine Corp. She served
her four years and was re­
leased with an honorable
“My term of enlistment was up and for the particular
job that I had, they weren’t letting more than a certain
amount of people have it again,” said Hungerford-
Levine. While enlisted, Hungerford-Levine worked as
an electronic tech. According to Hungerford-Levine,
she fixed communication gear.
After being discharged from the service, Hungerford-
Levine decided that she wanted to go to school. She
enrolled at Clackamas Community College. Hungerford-
Levine was in search of skills that would help her care
for her husband, Alan Levine, a double amputee.
“I came to Clackamas: not knowing what to do,” she
said. “I took a bunch of classes from Dean Darris. He
sort of shepherded me through things. He helped me
straighten out what I wanted to do with my life.”
Hungerford-Levine became interested in political sci­
ence after attending Clackamas. With her new found
career love, Hungerford-Levine is set on attending Port­
land State University in the fall. Hungerford-Levine will
transfer as a junior. Her goal is to get her law degree
and with it she plans to offer legal as­
sistance to homeless people.
It is no wonder that such a
hardworking person like Hungerford-
Levine was chosen to be profiled at
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Clackamas’ graduation ceremony.
Like no other, Hungerford-Levine
used school to become a success; she
even appeared as a contestant on
television’s Jeopardy show. And the
obstacles that she overcame in the
Academy Grads
process, well, let’s say, they weren’t
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that small. Hungerford-Levine stifled
• Job Placement
herself from really accepting the
achievement and gave heaps of rec­
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ognition to Dean Darris.
Just 10 Weeks
“If I hadn’t found somebody
• Over 17,000
like him, I probably would have
Graduates Placed
dropped out. I would have been very
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discouraged,” she said. “I place ev­
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erything I’ve done on his shoulders.”
Vancouver, WA
Wednesday, June 3, 1998
Profiles and photos on this
page by Laura Armstrong
Well known around the Associated Student Government
office as the vice president, Erica Strowbridge, 21, spent
her time at Clackamas serving the school.
Strowbridge, who
will graduate with honors,
has been chosen to be pro­
filed at graduation.
“I felt very honored
because there’s a lot of
people who could have
been chosen,” she said.
Responsibilities ran
high for Strowbridge dur­
ing her three years at
Clackamas. Strowbridge
has worked on many tasks with ASG involving both
the community and the college. She headed commit­
tees for the 1998 student government elections, orga­
nized free massages for students during finals week and
handed out free mugs to students during environmental
week. On top of all these extracurricular activities,
Strowbridge managed to keep her scholastic achieve­
ment high.
Packing a full load of classes including Spanish, busi­
ness, music, art and the other basics, Strowbridge main­
tained good grades and challenged herself with difficult
Strowbridge has also been a Clackamas cheerleader and
she participated in the Chamber Choir.
The future holds opportunity for Strowbridge as she
plans to venture to Salamanca, Spain to study this win­
ter. She hopes that she will improve both her Spanish­
speaking ability and knowledge of Spanish culture and
history. Strowbridge later plans on attending Portland
State University where she will major in international
Strowbridge has taken on the challenge of serving her
school and community. Doing so, she has helped shape
college in a positive way and has greatly added to the ex­
cellent community scene of Clackamas.
Bruce Wolf
Bruce Wolf is one of Clackamas’ accomplished students.
He is being profiled at this year’s graduation for his outstand­
ing skills in computer-aided drafting.
Wolf, 43, lives in Gladstone. He has a disability which
confines him to a wheelchair and limits the use of his hands.
Although Wolf is faced with this difficulty, he has an out­
standing attitude. He has worked hard at Clackamas, taking
classes to pave the way for his future job plans related to
CAD. During all of this, Wolf has managed to maintain a
grade point of 3.8.
As a participant in Clackamas’ Cooperative Work Experi­
ence program, Wolf went on and found a job in the area of
computer-aided drafting.
Graduating with the accomplishments that Wolf has earned
has set him apart from other students. He has excelled in a
scholastic area that his body physically has made difficult for
him. Wolf is commended for his outstanding effort and de­
serves the recognition that he will get during Clackamas’