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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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    Outstanding Young Alumna Award
    Meet Samantha Robison in this video!
    Samantha is the Founder and Executive Director of Awareness and Prevention through Art (aptART), an organization of artists and activists dedicated to sharing artistic experiences with conflict affected and marginalized youth throughout the world.

See previous Outstanding Young Alumni


Distinguished Alumnus/a

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    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.
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    Distinguished Alumna Award
    Meet Meg Coker in this video!
    Meg 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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    Donald G. Balmer Citation
    Meet Chuck Charnquist in this video!
    For over fifty-seven years, Chuck has been a tireless Lewis & Clark College advocate. After graduation he spent several years as a journalist before returning to his alma mater as the public information director - a role he ably served for 19 years. Since 2008, he has been active with the Albany Society, which has as its members alumni who graduated fifty or more years ago.

 See previous Donald G. Balmer winners


Pioneer Leadership Award

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    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.