Jenny MacNichol

Jenny MacNichol

Class of 1978
Portland, Oregon

Jenny graduated from Lewis & Clark in 1978 with a BA in Natural Science. Jenny was initially drawn to Lewis & Clark by of the Overseas Travel program. She was fortunate during her time at Lewis & Clark to enjoy two off-campus programs. The first was a 1975 trip to Scotland/Great Britain led by Professor Bill Lucht, and the other in 1976 to Baja California led by Professor Don McKenzie. She has been an inveterate traveler ever since.

Jenny attended University of Oregon Medical School and practiced internal medicine in Portland until retirement in 2020.

Over the years, Jenny has served on a host of nonprofit boards including Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Trillium Family Services and Artists Repertory Theater. She currently serves on the board of Metropolitan Family Services, Sawtooth Society and Sawtooth Interpretive and Historical Association. She also made four journeys to Guatemala as a member of a medical relief mission.
Jenny and her husband, Carter MacNichol ’76, split their time between Portland Oregon and Stanley, Idaho. They have two adult children who live in Portland, Oregon.

Jenny is a strong believer in the value of a liberal arts education and is grateful for the many lifelong friends she made while at Lewis & Clark. She credits Lewis & Clark with cultivating critical thinking skills and a global perspective that have served her well in both her personal and professional life. In retirement, Jenny has enthusiastically taken advantage of several travel opportunities through the Lewis & Clark Alumni Travel program.