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New Student Orientation (NSO)

Student Director


My name is Dara Reckard and I am your Student Director for New Student Orientation for Fall ’17. A brief introduction—I am a rising senior, Rhetoric & Media Studies (RHMS) Major, and a Theatre minor. I’m originally from Maui, Hawaii.

Other than Theatre and RHMS, I’m involved with the admissions department as a tour guide and a student caller, the Student Leadership and Service organization as a volunteer for SMART (Start Making a Reader Today) and I occasionally attend College Outdoor Trips or participate in Gaming Society. I also had the privilege of being able to participate in a Lewis & Clark Study Abroad program in spring of 2016 where I adventured off to Australia. 

Outside of school, I’m usually day dreaming about traveling, playing board games/video games or I’m out eating food with friends. If you don’t find me doing any of those things, then I’m probably laying on a beach reading. Some of my favorite activities include running in the rain, cuddling with animals, and star gazing. 

This summer it’s my job to put together NSO and to help you in your transition to college. NSO is exciting, it’s scary and I am here to help you in any way that I can. Lewis and Clark has truly become a home to me in the last three years and I hope it becomes one for you too. See you soon!


Dara Reckard
Student Director
New Student Orientation


Questions? Please don’t hesitate to reach me by calling 503-768-7182 or by emailing

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