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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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    2014
    Award-winning actor Usman Ally, an ensemble member of Chicago’s American Theater Company, has starred in theatre premiers around the country, including an adaptation of Disney’s The Jungle Book, Disgraced, and The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity. His film work includes roles in Star Trek Into Darkness and his television work includes roles on Damages and Madam Secretary.

See previous Outstanding Young Alumni

   

Distinguished Alumnus/a

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    2014
    Between 1991 and 2013, Thomas Neff proposed, created, and shepherded the Megatonsto Megawatts Program, a $17 billion deal under which Russia destroyed more than 20,000 nuclear weapons, recycling the bomb-grade uranium into fuel for U.S. nuclear power plants.  The deal eliminated a third of the global nuclear arsenal and prevented proliferation from a dangerously bankrupt Soviet weapons program.
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    2013
    Meet Meg Coker in this video!
    Coker has been a foreign correspondent since 1996, with postings in the former Soviet state of Kazakhstan, Moscow, Afghanistan, Jerusalem, and Baghdad. She has covered events and trends including the transformation of former Soviet bloc states into independent nations, the rise of globalized finance, and the American invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. She earned a nomination for the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 2011. In 2012, she was part of a team at the Wall Street Journal whose reporting earned the Edwin M. Hood Award for Diplomatic Correspondence.

 See previous Distinguished Alumni

 

Donald G. Balmer Citation

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    2014
    For the past 54 years, Arleigh Dodson’s combined passion for teaching, leadership, and community involvement has placed him in the front ranks of those who have positively impacted life at Lewis & Clark. Since retiring, he has served as a volunteer and can be found at many Lewis & Clark games, concerts, and other events, along with his wife, Marion.

 See previous Donald G. Balmer winners

 

Pioneer Leadership Award

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    2014
    Paula Hayes has served on the Board of Trustees and Board of Alumni, and she has volunteered with the Office of Admissions and Office of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement. She is the founder and owner of Hue Noir, a cosmetic manufacturing company specializing in the formulation and development of cosmetic products designed specifically for women of color.

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.