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Alumni Honors Banquet

Date: 6:00pm PST February 20, 2010 Location: Stamm Dining Room, Templeton Student Center

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Stamm Dining Room, Templeton Student Center

Amelia Wilcox ’81, president of the Lewis & Clark College Board of Alumni, invites you to join us in celebrating the achievements of these outstanding alumni.

Alumni Honors Banquet
Saturday, February 20, 2010

Hosted Reception, followed by Dinner and Awards Program
Stamm Dining Room, Templeton Student Center
6:00 p.m.

 

RSVP by Wednesday, February 10

Award Recipients 

 

Sadna Samaranayake ’01 - Outstanding Young Alumna

Sadna Samaranayake graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communication and international affairs from Lewis & Clark and a master’s degree in social entrepreneurship and international development from New York University. She is a Partner and co-founder of a web solutions firm in New York City. Originally from Sri Lanka, Sadna co-founded the Sri Lanka Foundation in the aftermath of the 2005 Asian Tsunami. The Foundation established long-term trust accounts for orphaned children and distributed school supplies to children at the periphery of the rehabilitation process. She uses her entrepreneurial background to consult for international development initiatives.

This award honors an alumnus/a for rendering superior performance in his or her chosen field and superior service to his or her chosen community within 15 years of graduation.

Sandra Osawa ’64 - Distinguished Alumna

Sandra Sunrising Osawa graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English and political science from Lewis & Clark and studied film at the graduate film department at UCLA. A member of the Makah Indian Nation, she was the first Native American to produce and write for network television, ushering in an era when more and more American Indians would begin working in the media. She has produced and written 16 documentaries, all featuring themes which are carefully selected to provide an alternative image of American Indian people and issues.

This award honors an alumnus/a for rendering superior performance in his or her chosen field and superior service to his or her chosen community.

John Wright ’83 - Donald G. Balmer Citation

John Wright graduated with a bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology from Lewis & Clark and a master’s degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism. Over the years John has mentored numerous students, and provided internship, training and employment opportunities for them in Asia. He is an ongoing source of exceptional new international students, frequently contributing to their financial ability to attend Lewis and Clark. Mr. Wright was also instrumental in the success of his 25th class reunion and reunion of his overseas program to Nepal.

This award honors an alumnus/a, faculty or staff member, or friend of Lewis & Clark who has rendered outstanding voluntary service to the College.

Minnesota Chapter of Lewis & Clark Alumni - Pioneer Alumni Leadership Award
Laura Provinzino ’98 & Jamie Forman ’81 - Accepting on behalf of the chapter

Over the past five years, the Minnesota Chapter has been tremendously vital to the success of annual events sponsored by the College. The consistent engagement they foster throughout the year result in large turnouts of both CAS and Law alumni at College events. The Minnesota Chapter is the embodiment of alumni volunteers working tirelessly to promote, improve, and celebrate their alma mater. 

This award honors an alumnus/a who has demonstrated extraordinary leadership in his or her service to Lewis & Clark.

Learn more about the Alumni Honors Program, see a list of past honorees, and nominate an alumnus or alumna for an award or citation.

 
Sandra Sunrising Osawa graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English and political science from Lewis & Clark and studied film at the graduate film department at UCLA. A member of the Makah Indian Nation, she was the first Native American to produce and write for network television, ushering in an era when more and more American Indians would begin working in the media. She has produced and written 16 documentaries, all featuring themes which are carefully selected to provide an alternative image of American Indian people and issues.