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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

  • 2017
    Outstanding Young Alumnus Award
    Meet David in this video!
    After graduating from Princeton Theological Seminary, David was ordained in 2014 to work at Broad Street Ministry, a progressive faith community, in Philadelphia. He started a spirituality group for LGBTQ+ youth, along with creating an LGBTQ+ Fellowship. He is currently pastor of Maryland Presbyterian Church in Towson, Maryland.

See previous Outstanding Young Alumni


Distinguished Alumnus/a

  • 2017
    Distinguished Alumnus Award
    Meet Brian in this video!
    Brian’s award-winning films reduce stigma and reveal the humanity of people living on the
    margins. His recent film, Mothering Inside, helped inspire the Oregon Legislature to fund the Family Preservation Project and to make Oregon the first state in the U.S. to pass a bill of rights for children of incarcerated parents. Last year, he was awarded the Media Arts Fellowship by Portland’s Regional Arts & Culture Council.
  • 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.

 See previous Distinguished Alumni


Donald G. Balmer Citation

  • 2017
    Donald G. Balmer Citation
    Meet Steve in this video!

    Beloved by hundreds of students during his tenure as professor of history, Stephen was named Oregon Professor of the Year in 1994. More than just the resident expert on all things Pacific Northwest, he has been the heart and soul behind preserving the college’s history and telling our story. He has authored several books, chaired committees, and made countless presentations on the college’s behalf.

 See previous Donald G. Balmer winners


Pioneer Leadership Award

  • 2017
    Pioneer Alumni Leadership Award
    Meet Carol in this video!
    Since her graduation, Carol has represented Lewis & Clark in a variety of capacities. Among other roles, she has served as a member and president of the Board of Alumni, and member and chair of the Hall of Fame committee; has helped organize special reunions; and has spoken at opening convocation, commencement, alumni honors banquets, and Black and Orange parties.

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.