After Lewis & Clark

We prepare students for a lifetime of in-depth exploration and meaningful participation in the world.

The powerful skills you acquire here will allow you to create your own future. You will gain the intellectual depth and flexibility not just to adapt to changes, but also to foresee and shape change. 

The breadth and depth of experiences available to you here will open up a world of opportunities that goes beyond what you know and what you’re accustomed to. 

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In the past 15 years:

97 Peace Corps Volunteers
47 Fulbright Scholars
13 National Science Foundation Fellows
2 Rhodes Scholars

Where are they now?

Here’s a sampling of what our recent alumni are up to now.

  • Graduate student in applied theatre, Central School of Speech and Drama, London, England
  • Software developer, Performance Logic, Portland, Oregon
  • Research assistant, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), Washington, D.C.
  • “At Lewis & Clark I developed a true understanding of mentorship. My professors helped me see the excitement in lifelong learning and the value of academics, teaching, and research—essential components of my career today.”Dr. William Heegaard ’84Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota Medical School and Assistant Chief of Emergency Medicine

  • “I was inspired by so many of my professors who were able to teach, be prominent researchers, and remain engaged in how their research plays out in the real world. To me, that’s the ideal combination.”Tamma Carleton ’09graduate student in economics at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes scholar

  • “I built a solid scientific foundation that ultimately enabled me to work on problems in biophysics, enzymology, and, eventually, pharmaceutical discovery and development.”David Epstein ’81Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer at OSI Pharmaceuticals in New York City

  • “My Lewis & Clark overseas study in China and domestic study in Washington, D.C., seduced me to a life of working at the forefront of U.S. foreign policy.” Steven Chan ’98Government Relations Director at the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai

Some of our distinguished alumni

  • Matt Wuerker ’79, winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning, political cartoonist and illustrator for Politico
  • Earl Blumenauer ’70 JD ’76, U.S. Congressman, Oregon’s Third District
  • Niels Marquardt ’75, former U.S. Ambassador to Cameroon; current Ambassador to Madagascar
  • Dr. Robert Pamplin Jr. ’64, 65, ’66, President of R.B. Pamplin Corp.
  • Eric Parsons ’70, CEO of Standard Insurance