Clark State recognizes the success and achievements of its Alumni.
We are honored to present them to you!
Please take a moment to read through some of our Alumni success stories. Are you interested in sharing your story with us? Let us know!
Meet Randy Kapp
Randy Kapp graduated from Clark State in 1976 with a degree in Civil Engineering and was the College's graduation speaker in 2009. He is president of Kapp Construction and served on the Clark State Foundation board for nine years; he was chairman for two years.
Kapp advises graduates and students to choose a vocation or career that they like and to never stop learning. "One thing I recommend is to have an open mind to continuous learning," he said. "Think of your mind as a sponge to always soak up new ideas and learn more. Never stop learning."
Meet Johnne Heard
Heard was presented the Rising Alumnus Award at the beginning of his career because his goal-setting work achievements and his inspiration to current students.
A Chicago native Heard made his way to Clark State in September of 2010, working part-time in the Clark State mail room and later in the Admissions office processing applications and giving campus tours. He graduated with an associate degree in Management in 2012.
"I am proud and thankful to be acknowledged by the school where I got started," said Heard. "In the process of researching colleges, I found that the people at Clark State really cared and wanted me to succeed. That's how I knew I picked the right college."