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Following are the 2012 alumni honorees, who will be recognized at this year’s honor’s banquet February 23, 2013 on the Lewis & Clark Campus.


Award Recipients

 

Outstanding Young Alumnus/a Award

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    2016
    Outstanding Young Alumna Award
    Meet Haben in this video!

    Haben Girma has earned recognition as a White House Champion of Change, in Forbes’ “30 Under 30” celebration, and as a subject in the BBC World Service series “Women of Africa.” The first deaf-blind person to graduate from Harvard Law School, she advocates for equal access to information for people with disabilities.

See previous Outstanding Young Alumni

   

Distinguished Alumnus/a

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    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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    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.

 See previous Distinguished Alumni

 

Donald G. Balmer Citation

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    2016
    Donald G. Balmer Citation
    Meet Michael in this video!

    During his influential 38-year career at the college, Michael Ford directed student activities, campus programs, alumni relations, annual giving, and residence life. He served as dean of students and as associate vice president for campus life, working with all three Lewis & Clark schools.

 See previous Donald G. Balmer winners

 

Pioneer Leadership Award

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    2015
    Pioneer Alumni Leadership Award
    Meet Toshinobu Toyama in this video!
    For sixteen years, Toshinobu served as a dedicated volunteer with the L&C Japan Alumni Chapter. He organized events to build community with Japanese alumni, provided hospitality for L&C presidents, deans, college faculty and staff, and helped numerous students and alumni connect with other alumni with a focus on career development.

See previous Pioneer Leadership Award winners

 

Learn more about the Alumni Honors Programsee a list of past honorees, and nominate an alumnus or alumna for an award or citation.