Lewis & Clark Black Alumni Association


Lewis & Clark Black Alumni Association (LCBAA) fosters excellence and community among current and future Black alumni and allies of Lewis & Clark College. Through its events and initiatives, LCBAA serves as a resource to facilitate networking to maximize the achievement of career goals for current Black students and alumni. We aim to create a robust network of Black alumni that embodies Lewis & Clark’s cornerstones of excellence, equity, community, and service. We collectively and individually aspire to:

  • Collaborate with the LC board of Alumni and the BSU to support the academic and life success of Black students at Lewis & Clark.
  • Support the success of Black alumni in their careers, community and global experiences.
  • Encourage the engagement of Black alumni in the Lewis & Clark community.
  • Support the ability of LC to provide a high-quality Diversity and Equity education to faculty and administrators.
  • Work in partnership with the College to address issues that may impact the interests and concerns of Black students
  • Serves as a resource to facilitate networking to maximize the achievement of career goals for current Black students and alumni. We invite all Black alumni and students of Lewis & Clark to join our online community to foster excellence, equity, community, and service. 

Upcoming Programs- Mentorship Program

If you are interested in participating in a mentorship program, either as a mentor or mentee, please fill out this form. We are still in the planning stages of this program but look forward to launching soon.

Learn more about the Black Student Union (BSU) or email them at bsu@lclark.edu.

Meet an alumnus- Yonas Habte

Meet a Student- Qwynci Bowman

Find the Lewis & Clark Black Alumni Network on LinkedIn.

Dismantling Barriers Between Marginalized Communities and River Conservation

Education in Leadership professor Lisa Collins shares what nature and rivers mean to her in Love is King – Let Freedom Roam’s video series highlighting the significance of rivers in BIPOC and systematically marginalized communities.

Upcoming Events

Going to the Mountaintop: King & the Civil Rights Movement Exhibit in Watzek Library atrium through the end of January.

MLK Week Events, January 21 - 28

Radical and Revolutionary Hope: A Virtual Racial Justice Teach-In in honor of the legacy and work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., January 28, 2023

Alumni of Color Reception and Juneteenth Commemoration at Alumni Weekend 2023. See the whole Alumni Weekend schedule here. June 24, 2023.

Find all of the Alumni and Parent Engagement events here.

Lewis & Clark Black Alumni Association Dessert on October 21, 2022.

Pictures from the LCBAA Dessert Reception, held on the day of the inauguration of Dr. Robin Holmes-Sullivan as the 26th president of Lewis & Clark College. See more pictures here.