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Curt Warner to address Clark College graduates

Camas resident, former Seahawks star headlines Thursday commencement

By , Columbian Education Reporter
Published: June 15, 2015, 12:00am

If You Go

• What: 79th Clark College commencement.

■ When: 7 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday; parking, seating open at 5:30 p.m.

■ Where: Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds, 17402 N.E. Delfel Road, Ridgefield.

■ Details: Indoor venue. Concessions will be available. Accommodations for deaf and hearing-impaired guests available. Wheelchair service provided to guests who need assistance. Call 360-992-2314 for ADA accommodations.

Former Seattle Seahawks running back and local businessman Curt Warner will share his inspiring message at the 79th Clark College commencement at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds. The free, public event does not require tickets. Parking is free.

The venue has been changed this year to the indoor event center from the outdoor amphitheater on the other side of the fairgrounds.

Warner grew up in rural West Virginia and graduated from a high school class of just 90 students. He earned a football scholarship to Pennsylvania State University, where he was named an All-American in 1981 and 1982.

In 1983, he helped the Nittany Lions capture their first national championship. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in speech communication from Penn State.

If You Go

• What: 79th Clark College commencement.

? When: 7 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday; parking, seating open at 5:30 p.m.

? Where: Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds, 17402 N.E. Delfel Road, Ridgefield.

? Details: Indoor venue. Concessions will be available. Accommodations for deaf and hearing-impaired guests available. Wheelchair service provided to guests who need assistance. Call 360-992-2314 for ADA accommodations.

After college, Warner was selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the first round of the 1983 draft. He led the American Football Conference in rushing yards his rookie season, helping Seattle get to the conference championship game.

Warner was named to the NFL’s Pro Bowl in 1983, 1986 and 1987. He was inducted into the Seattle Seahawks Ring of Honor in 1994 and into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2009.

Warner retired from football in 1990. He operated Curt Warner Chevrolet in east Vancouver from 1999 until 2010.

Currently, Warner is a motivational speaker for corporations and institutions.

Warner lives in Camas with his wife, Ana; their twins, Austin and Christian, and daughter, Isabella. Their eldest son, Jonathan, is a wide receiver at Penn State.

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