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. She is active in the St. Mary, 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 received an associate's degree from Portland Community College. He also attended CCC, Western Oregon State College and Portland State University, and graduated from Eastern Oregon State University with a degree in business administration. He has worked with the city of Astoria for 35 years and served as its fire chief for the last 10 years. He has served on the Fire Science Advisory Committee for CCC for more than 15 years.
Mark Kujala is from a second-generation fishing family and he now owns and operates Skipanon Brand Seafoods. He 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. He has served on the boards of Salmon for All, the Astoria-Warrenton Area 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 April 27, the board also elected Susan Bartlett, who has lived in Astoria for 10 years. She taught mostly primary grades for 32 years in Longview, Wash., 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. She 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.
For information about the CCC Foundation, and how to help support students and activities at CCC, contact Patricia Warren at pwarren@ clatsopcc.edu or (503) 338-2306.