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February 9th, 2018

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    Please join us for this special event to honor and celebrate outstanding members of the Lewis & Clark community.

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    February 6

    2016
    Distinguished Alumnus Award
    Meet Niels in this video!

    Niels Marquardt has been the CEO of the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia since 2013. This position builds on a U.S. State Department career spanning administrations from Jimmy Carter to Barack Obama and service as ambassador to four African nations and as consul general in Sydney.

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    February 22
    2015
    Distinguished Alumnus Award
    Meet Bob Fitch in this video!
    Bob Fitch has been documenting peace and justice work for close to a half century. From his first volunteer assignment for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in Alabama in 1965, through documenting Luis Alejo’s 2010-11 campaign for a seat in the California State Assembly, Fitch’s photographs are about the people who make up the movements for change.
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    December 10
    2014
    Distinguished Alumnus Award
    Between 1991 and 2013, Thomas Neff proposed, created, and shepherded the Megatons to Megawatts Program, a $17 billion deal under which Russia destroyed more than 20,000 nuclear weapons, recycling the bomb-grade uranium into fuel for U.S. nuclear power plants.  The deal eliminated a third of the global nuclear arsenal and prevented proliferation from a dangerously bankrupt Soviet weapons program.
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    December 19

    2013
    Distinguished Alumna Award
    Meet Meg Coker in this video!
    Meg Coker has been a foreign correspondent since 1996, with postings in the former Soviet state of Kazakhstan, Moscow, Afghanistan, Jerusalem, and Baghdad. She has covered events and trends including the transformation of former Soviet bloc states into independent nations, the rise of globalized finance, and the American invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. She earned a nomination for the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 2011. In 2012, she was part of a team at the Wall Street Journal whose reporting earned the Edwin M. Hood Award for Diplomatic Correspondence.

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    February 18
    2012
    Distinguished Alumna Award
    Lisa Grill Dodson is the director of the Oregon Area Health Education Center and associate professor of medicine at Oregon Health & Science University. A tireless advocate for healthcare education and for developing care for rural and other underserved populations, she has received a number of awards, including the 2010 OHSU Alumni Association Dean’s Award and the 2009 Oregon Family Physician of the Year Award. In 2009, Lisa launched the Oregon Rural Scholars program, which gives medical students a rotation in rural areas to experience firsthand the rewards and challenges of rural practice.
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    February 18
    2012
    Distinguished Alumnus Award
    Roger Ferland is an environmental and natural resources lawyer with a distinguished career representing clients from both the private and public sectors in a number of precedent-setting matters. A veteran, Roger lost his legs in the Vietnam War, and he received the Bronze Star with the V device (for valor in combat), Purple Heart, and Combat Infantry Badge for his service. In addition to his law practice, he has served on the boards of several nonprofit organizations and is working to develop resources for veterans who need legal assistance. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Audubon Arizona and is Co-chair of the Audubon Science and Policy Committee.
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    February 1
    2011
    Distinguished Alumna Award
    Lisa Gaylord is director of strategic partnerships for the Wildlife Conservation Society in Washington, D.C. She has been involved with biodiversity conservation and environment programs since 1987, working for international governmental, development, and conservation organizations during her career. She is a leader in linking environment, economic growth, health, and governance issues through a comprehensive holistic approach.
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    February 1
    2011
    Distinguished Alumnus Award
    The late Rudolph P. Byrd graduated as the first African American recipient of the Rena Ratte Award. He went on to graduate studies at Yale University before beginning a distinguished career as a prolific scholar and beloved teacher at Emory University.
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    February 1
    2010
    Distinguished Alumnus Award
    Matt Wuerker is the in house cartoonist and illustrator for Politico. He previously had a successful freelance career, with cartoons published widely over 30 years in newspapers and magazines including the Los Angeles Times,Washington Post, Smithsonian, and the Nation.
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    February 1
    2009
    Sandy Sunrising Osawa is an independent filmmaker,  member of the Writer’s Guild of America, and a member of the Makah Indian Nation. She currently lives in Seattle, Washington and is the co-owner of her production company along with her husband Yasu.
  • February 1
    2008
    William Feltz’s 35-year career at the East-West Center in Honolulu has been heavily influenced by his experiences at Lewis & Clark College, particularly his overseas trip to Japan and his studies as a music major. Feltz has been instrumental in developing the East-West Center’s arts program, acting as a key figure in arranging for more than 300 exhibition and performance programs. Under Feltz’s leadership, the East-West Center has presented music, dance, and visual arts from nearly every country in the Asia-Pacific region, and ethnic and regional arts from the United States.
  • February 1
    2007
    E. Ward Plummer holds the titles of Distinguished Professor of Physics at the University of Tennessee and Distinguished Scientist in the solid-state division of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. A member of the National Science Foundation and recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, he has authored or coauthored more than 300 publications and also directs the Tennessee Advanced Materials Laboratory.
  • February 1
    2006
    Jaiya John is the founder and executive director of Soul Water Rising, an educational mission devoted to improving human relations and overcoming prejudice. For 15 years he has traveled the country as a professional speaker, poet, author, and youth mentor. The author of the award-winning memoir Black Baby White Hands: A View From the Crib, he currently writes poetry, novels, plays for screen and stage, songs, and children’s books.
  • February 1
    2005
    Paul R. Barker has worked for CARE (Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere) International for over 20 years. Currently, he is the director of CARE Afghanistan. During his first Afghanistan tour, which ran from 1995 to 1999, the Taliban seized control of most of the country and quickly imposed severe restrictions.
  • February 1
    2004
    Richard M. McCourt is an associate curator of botany at the Academy of Natural Sciences. His research on green algae helped answer a longstanding question about the evolution of land plants from aquatic ancestors. McCourt also spearheaded a project to renovate the storage conditions of the Lewis and Clark Herbarium, a collection of more than 200 dried plant specimens collected by Meriwether Lewis. He has coauthored several articles on the history and scientific uses of the collection, and coordinated presentations of the specimens at venues around the country.
  • February 1
    2003
    Jane T. Nishida served as the secretary of the environment for the state of Maryland from 1995 to 2002. Nishida was responsible for all aspects of environmental protection, including air pollution, water quality, waste management, and emergency response. During the 2001 anthrax scare, she was responsible for the emergency testing of mailroom facilities in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C., areas and for overseeing the safe transport of anthrax-contaminated waste material to Fort Detrick, Maryland.
  • February 1
    2002
    Massengale is the founder and chief executive officer of Spinoza Technology, a Seattle-based company that provides wireless handheld devices and communication software. Over the past three decades, Massengale has worked in marketing, human resources, and operations management in organizations at the forefront of technology, including Tektronix, Intel, and Microsoft.
  • February 1
    2001
    After Etta Kralovec earned her bachelor’s degree in English at Lewis & Clark
    College, she began building an outstanding career in education. For more than 12
    years, she was a teacher and administrator at Laguna Beach High School, where she
    designed and headed California’s longest-running public alternative school.
  • February 1
    2000
    Don Johnson majored in political science and Spanish while at Lewis & Clark. Originally, he intended to pursue a legal career but became intrigued by international affairs while studying international law and foreign policy with Professor Carlin Capper-Johnson. On a whim, he took the Foreign Service Exam—and passed. Initially, he thought he would serve just a few years before pursuing his interest in law. But now, 26 years later, he is still dedicated to foreign affairs and the work of the U.S. Foreign Service.
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