Clark College Foundation announces Outstanding Alumni and Rising Star Award winners

Nancy Boyce

Mitchell Jackson

Debbie Jenkins






Rujean “Jeanne” Mack

Steve Morasch








Six notable individuals have been selected for top Clark College alumni awards. Outstanding Alumni Award recipients are chosen for their exemplary service to the community and Clark College, and for personal and professional achievements.

The 2017 Outstanding Alumni awardees are Nancy Boyce ’08, Mitchell Jackson ’93, Debi Jenkins ’93, Rujean “Jeanne” Mack ’67 and Steve Morasch ’87.

The Rising Star awardee is Cody Messick ’10. The Rising Star Award recognizes alumni who are aged 35 or younger who deliver exemplary service to the community and Clark College, and exhibit personal and professional achievements.

Messick is a doctoral student in physics at Pennsylvania State University and was part of the team that detected the presence of gravitational waves at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) in Washington State and Louisiana in 2015. He is a current executive committee student member of the American Physical Society’s Division of Gravitational Physics.

The group will be recognized during a luncheon reception on November 1 and at Clark College Foundation’s annual donor gala on November 2.