Alpha Delta Kappa - Zeta Chapter - Cynthia Clark

Alpha Delta Kappa - Zeta Chapter - Cynthia Clark

Cynthia Clark always knew she wanted to be a teacher. As a child she loved to play school. Cynthia worked on the kindergarten playground when she was in sixth grade and taught Sunday school when she was in high school. She graduated from CSULB in 1962 and began teaching that same year. Cynthia later earned her master’s degree in elementary counseling and worked for 38 years in the Westminster Elementary School District, teaching all grades K-8, administering tests, and doing volunteer counseling. After Cynthia’s retirement, she continued working with students as a docent for the Assistance League of Long Beach.

Cynthia has been a member of Alpha Delta Kappa, Zeta chapter for 36 years and has played an integral part in Zeta’s annual teas that have funded over $90,000 in scholarships to students interested in education, both from CSULB and LBCC. In 2013, to commemorate her 25 years of service to ADK, members surprised Cynthia by awarding a teacher scholarship in her name at CSULB. She found the experience so gratifying that she has personally donated scholarships in the name of ADK to CSULB students in the School of Education every year since 2014.

Cynthia Clark’s generosity and professionalism have inspired countless students and adults. This scholarship will help train a new teacher who will inspire tomorrow’s students.

The College of Education (CED) expresses gratitude to all scholarship donors who continue to enhance the quality of education students experience at CSULB.


The Cynthia Clark Scholarship of Alpha Delta Kappa – Zeta Chapter, is awarded to an outstanding student enrolled in the UTEACH program.

The Cynthia Clark Scholarship of Alpha Delta Kappa – Zeta Chapter