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Gaydena Thompson

Gaydena Thompson

Clark College
Class of 2002

First came to Clark College in 1962 and was their athletic director between 1977-82, the first ever female athletic director at a Washington community college. Was Health and PE Division chair for 17 years, a charter board member of the Penguin Athletic Club, women's athletic commissioner and coach of the fencing team. She established the Clark Fitness Center which was named after her. Retired in 1994 and later that year, she earned the Service Honor Award from the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, becoming the first Northwest Community College staff member to win the award.

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