New Leaders join Clark College Alumni Board

Five individuals from Clark County will serve

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Five Clark County leaders joined the Clark College Alumni Association board of directors.

They are Jay Gilberg, class of 1978, of Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, Mari Jessup, ’12, of Horenstein Law Group, Chandra Chase, ’02, of the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, Carson Legree of Clark College and Jennifer Campbell, ’13, an award-winning Clark student.

Each new board member will serve a three-year term and work on a variety of projects including alumni membership recruitment, on- and off-campus fundraising events, Clark College’s Outstanding Alumni Award recognition and the annual Alumni-Student Dinner.

Gilberg is a financial advisor with Northwestern Mutual who received an associate degree from Clark, a bachelor’s in accounting at the University of Washington and a master’s in business from Washington State University. A life-long resident of Vancouver, Gilberg has been in business for nearly 20 years.

Jessup is the administrative assistant for Horenstein Law Group PLLC, a law firm established in 2012 in Vancouver. She graduated from Clark with an associate degree. Jessup also serves on the Clark College Business Technology Advisory Board.

She participates in Girl Scouts and has volunteered with a local youth group for girls since 2008.

Chase is the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce’s communications director and editor of the business-focused Vancouver VISION Magazine. She previously worked for the Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce. She supports 70 events/workshops per year to promote Clark County businesses.

She received her associate degree at Clark and a bachelor’s from Washington State University Vancouver in public affairs. At Clark, she served as the sports editor for the student newspaper, The Independent, and was captain of the women’s track team.

She also volunteers for the Children’s Center’s Annual Toy Drive. Recently she was a nominee for the Marshall Public Leadership Award.

Legree retired in 2013 as a professor in the arts department and division chair at Clark College. She remains the director of the college’s Archer Gallery, which exhibits regional and national contemporary art. She earned the Clark College 2011-12 Exceptional Faculty Award.

Campbell has an associate degree from Clark and will complete a women’s studies certificate this spring. Campbell is also attending Portland State University and working on a degree in communications with a minor in women’s studies.

She is an All-USA/All-Washington Academic Team nominee-an honor afforded to two students from each of Washington’s 34 community and technical colleges. She’s also a scholarship recipient and was one of three finalists for Clark’s Presidential Scholarship.

Campbell works full time and accomplished a 4.0 grade point average in her first quarter at PSU.

Clark College’s Alumni Association reunites former students with the college and one another, provides alumni services and supports Clark College’s mission of teaching, lifelong learning and service to the community.

It also supports the Alumni Association Scholarship Endowment Fund. The annual signature event is the Alumni-Student Dinner wherein the Outstanding Alumni Award is unveiled.

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