|Kaylee Clark, Administrative Office Assistant|
student, will speak at this year's commencement.
Kaylee Clark is a second-generation graduate of the Administrative Office Assistant program. Her mother, a 2007 graduate, enrolled in the college after a layoff from a major company. She is now gainfully employed as an office assistant for a local union.
Kaylee says her mother has always served as an exceptional role model and an inspiration. So when the Tacoma native graduated from Bates’ Technical High School program, Kaylee secured financial aid and, taking the cue from her mother, enrolled in the Administrative Office Assistant program in winter 2009.
“I’ve had a great college experience, which included numerous leadership opportunities and sharpening my workplace skills,” said Kaylee, who served as the Associated Student Government president this year and held a work study job in the Diversity Center.
Kaylee is eager to intern as an office assistant at a business or organization for her final quarter, fulfilling a work-based learning requirement. She eventually wants to work as an office manager at a reputable company or organization.
|Executive Director of Tacoma|
Community House Liz Dunbar
will give the commencement
address on Thursday, May 19.
Former Deputy Secretary of Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), Dunbar has worked in the government and nonprofit sectors for many years, and has served on various committees and boards in the community, including the college's Integrating Diversity and Equal Access in Learning (IDEAL) Committee, the Associated Ministries, Asian Forum of Pierce County, and the American Leadership Forum.