Clark’s Carole Mackewich recognized by Oregon Career Development Association
Clark College professor and counselor Carole Mackewich has received the 2012 Esther Matthews Award from the Oregon Career Development Association (OCDA). The award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated lifelong leadership, scholarship, and professional commitment to the career development field. Mackewich was honored on March 9 during the 2012 OCDA Professional Development Institute and Awards Luncheon in Clackamas.
As chair of the Clark College Human Development and Counseling departments, Mackewich created the framework and curriculum for many of the college’s human development classes. She founded the college’s Student Success Workshop series, providing free workshops conducted by counselors and instructors. Mackewich joined Clark College in 1985 as a part-time faculty member. In 1992, she became a tenure-track instructor and counselor. In 1999, she became one of Clark’s first online instructors. Fifteen years ago, Mackewich founded a career library to serve as a laboratory for students taking career classes. The career library ultimately developed into the Clark College Career Center, a fully staffed resource center where students and community members interact with resources that help with choosing a major, choosing a first career, advancing career pathways and changing careers later in life.