The Board of Directors of the Clatsop Community College Foundation welcomed three new members at its April 19 quarterly meeting.
New members, who will hold three-year terms, include:
Connie Cunningham Hunt, owner/operator of the East Bank Saloon and Restaurant Company in Portland and a Clatsop County resident since 2006. Connie is active in the Star of the Sea Catholic School Foundation and the Knappa Schools Foundation. She was co-chair of the 2011 Knappa Auction/Dinner event, and serves on the Knappa Schools Budget Committee and Curriculum Study Group.
Lenard Hansen is a native Astorian who graduated from Astoria High School. He attended Chemeketa Community College in Salem and completed an Associate degree from Portland Community College. He also attended Clatsop Community College, Western Oregon State College, and Portland State University; and graduated from Eastern Oregon State University in Business Administration. Lenard has worked with the City of Astoria for thirty-five years and served as its Fire Chief for the last ten years. He has served on the Fire Science Advisory Committee for Clatsop Community College for over fifteen years.
Mark Kujala is from a second-generation fishing family and he now owns and operates Skipanon Brand Seafoods. Mark grew up in Warrenton and graduated from Warrenton High School. He graduated from Oregon State University and came back to Warrenton to work in the family seafood business. Mark has served on the boards of Salmon for All, Astoria-Warrenton Chamber of Commerce, Liberty Theater Restoration Inc., and the Warrenton Sunrise Rotary Club. He has been a Warrenton City Commissioner since 2005 and is currently the Mayor of Warrenton.
In a subsequent special meeting held on April 27, the board also elected Susan Bartlett. Susan has lived in Astoria for 10 years. She taught mostly primary grades for 32 years in Longview, Albany, North Clackamas and Astoria, retiring in 2007. She has been an active member of the PEO Sisterhood, Chapter FE since 2005, has served as the organization’s president and currently serves as treasurer. Susan served seven years as a board member and past president of the Astor Library Friends Association, and volunteers with the library's preschool story time and summer reading program.
The CCC Foundation was formed in 1960 with the purpose of creating resources to support higher education within Clatsop County. The Foundation is managed by a volunteer board of directors, which is charged with generating funds, maximizing investment opportunities, and expanding resources. All contributions are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. In January 2011, the Foundation allocated more than $78,000 to Clatsop Community College for scholarships and program support in the 2011/2012 academic year.
To learn more about the Clatsop Community College Foundation and how you can help support students and activities at CCC, contact Director of Advancement Patricia Warren or call 503-338-2306.