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Three will receive Iris Awards

Achievement honors for women began in 1985 at Clark College

By , Columbian Education Reporter
Published: February 8, 2015, 4:00pm
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The honorees of Clark Colleges 2015 Iris Awards are, from left, Lisa Schauer, a senior vice president for business development at MacKay Sposito; Victoria Bradford, owner of the award-winning interior design business Comfort Interiors; and Lori Pulliam, who has taught at the Washington State School for the Blind for 32 years.
The honorees of Clark Colleges 2015 Iris Awards are, from left, Lisa Schauer, a senior vice president for business development at MacKay Sposito; Victoria Bradford, owner of the award-winning interior design business Comfort Interiors; and Lori Pulliam, who has taught at the Washington State School for the Blind for 32 years. Photo Gallery

Iris Awards recognize women of achievement

Learn more at www.clark.edu/clark-and-community/about/history/iris

Lisa Schauer, Lori Pulliam and Victoria Bradford will be recognized as women of achievement in Southwest Washington at the Iris Awards presented by Clark College on March 5 at the college’s Gaiser Student Center, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way.

A 5 p.m. reception will be followed by the 6 p.m. awards ceremony.

Celebrating the lasting and far-reaching contributions of women in Southwest Washington, the award is sponsored by the college, the Clark College Foundation, Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce and the Vancouver Business Journal.

2012 was the inaugural year of the Iris Awards, the rebirth of the Women of Achievement Awards first begun by Clark College in 1985 to commemorate Women’s History Month by recognizing outstanding women leaders in Clark County. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the awards.

Purchase tickets through the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce at www.vancouverusa.com. Tickets are $35 per person; a table sponsorship, which includes six tickets, can be purchased for $250. Seating is limited.

Iris Awards recognize women of achievement

Learn more at <a href="http://www.clark.edu/clark-and-community/about/history/iris">www.clark.edu/clark-and-community/about/history/iris</a>

This year’s recipients are:


• Lisa Schauer,
a senior vice president for business development at MacKay Sposito. She is the first female partner at the regional engineering consulting firm. Schauer launched the company’s Veteran’s Council to recognize and support veterans. Her community involvement includes chair of the board of directors for the Children’s Center and founding board director and chair of H-RoC political action committee, a nonpartisan group formed for the advancement of women’s leadership in Southwest Washington.


• Lori Pulliam,
who has taught at the Washington State School for the Blind for 32 years. She manages a department that provides residential services and education to secondary students and a program that teaches independent living skills to young adults with visual impairment. She has taught career education and helped develop the Youth Employment Solutions, a summer career education and work experience program for students with visual impairment. She serves on the Disability Transition Task Force, is a member of the Fort Vancouver Lions Club, coaches soccer and volunteers for the Walk & Knock food drive.


• Victoria Bradford
is the owner of the award-winning interior design business Comfort Interiors. She founded Pomeroy Equitable Solutions to provide businesses the opportunity to fund school programs. For 15 years, Bradford has served on the board of directors of Evergreen Public Schools. Bradford counts the district’s opening of Henrietta Lacks (HeLa) High, a bioscience and health care high school, as one of the board’s greatest achievements during her tenure. Bradford also cofounded the Quality Education Coalition of Clark County.

Driving directions and parking maps are available at www.clark.edu/maps. Those needing accommodation due to a disability so they can fully participate in this event should contact Clark College’s Disability Support Services Office at 360-992-2314 or 360-991-0901 (VP), or visit Penguin Union Building room 013 by Feb. 27.

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