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Clark State Embracing Family Theme, Ready to Welcome Students Back to Campus

Clark State Embracing Family Theme, Ready to Welcome Students Back to Campus

August 16, 2022

Clark State College will welcome students back to campus this week with the start of the fall semester on Monday, August 22.

Clark State President Dr. Jo Alice Blondin hosted her 10th Convocation on Monday, August 15. Blondin entered her tenth year of service with the College in July of this year.

The theme for this year’s convocation… We are Family.

Faculty and staff have been encouraged to embrace the We Are Family theme through the academic year.

“Clark State’s theme this year, We Are Family, represents one of the goals of our new strategic plan: self-care and care for each other,” said Dr. Jo Alice Blondin, president of Clark State. “At Clark State, we endeavor to serve our students, colleagues, and community members with respect, empathy, and understanding, all while ensuring that we meet our mission for the communities we serve.”

Clark State will host a Welcome Back event for new and returning students on Wednesday, August 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This festival-style, outdoor event will be open to students, staff and faculty. The Welcome Back event will take place on the Leffel Lane campus in Springfield in front of Rhodes Hall.

“We will provide a variety of outdoor games, food and music,” said Justin McCulla, director of athletics and student life for Clark State. “We encourage everyone to embrace the ‘We are Family’ theme.”

Students will be able to learn more about the resources and activities offered at Clark State. The event will include campus tours, student resources, organizations and clubs, career services, student worker positions, and an on-campus Job Fair.

Registration is now open for the fall 2022 semester and admissions advisors are on campus now to assist new and returning students with enrollment and registration. Applications are also available online at:

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