Queen Alalah Spotlight
Joyce N. Clark was Queen Alalah XXIII in 1954. She lives in Summerfield, N.C. She described her Arkalalah experience as “the epitome of everything since I grew up here.” Her fondest memory of Arkalalah was while at Arkansas City High School. “We marched in the parades. They were beautiful at that time.”
Clark said her fondest memory of the college included Galle-Johnson Hall. “A friend of mine and I came over to Galle-Johnson Hall and we’d paint the windows at Christmas. It was nice to be out of the basement.” Clark singled out English instructor Dan Kahler as one of her favorites. “He made English more than English. I also took a speech course under Dan.” Clark studied education and business while at ACJC because “I didn’t know what I wanted to do.” For the past 10 years, Clark has worked at the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, N.C. It is one of the top educational Fortune 500 leaders. For a time, she managed a Sears catalog store. Clark has three children, son Clayton and daughters Lauren and Carlon.