Alumni Honors Award Recipients

Each year the Board of Alumni honors alumni who have achieved distinction in their chosen field, have shown exceptional leadership qualities and/or have demonstrated outstanding volunteer service in their communities and the college.

Think you know of someone who should be on one of the following lists but isn’t? Please take a moment to complete a nomination form. Nominations for the next round of awards are due August 1, 2022.   Award winners will be announced in late fall and honored at the Alumni Honors Celebration at Alumni Weekend in June 2023.

Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

This award honors an alumnus/a for superior performance in his or her chosen field and/or superior service to his or her chosen community, 15 or more years after graduation.

Anna Marjavi ’98

2021
Distinguished Alumna Award

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Anna has spent her career striving to end intimate partner violence (IPV), human trafficking, and exploitation. Working across public health and health delivery systems for over 20 years, Anna has developed national campaigns, academic conferences, and multi-state initiatives. Anna is currently a director at Futures Without Violence, leading their Health Partners on IPV + Exploitation initiative, with a focus on community health centers.

Outstanding Young Alumni Award Recipients

This award honors an alumnus/a for superior performance in his or her chosen field and/or superior service to his or her chosen community within 15 years of graduation.

Chris Bailey ’08

2021
Outstanding Young Alumnus Award

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Chris is senior business advisor with the Portland Mercado, a Latinx market hall and culturally inclusive business incubator, and project director with Community Co-Pack, a manufacturing startup supporting the scaling of BIPOC- and women-owned consumer products. He is committed to supporting a more diverse and equitable ecosystem for entrepreneurs.

Donald G. Balmer Citation Recipients

This award honors an alumnus/a, faculty or staff member, or friend of Lewis & Clark for outstanding voluntary service to the college. Originally called the “Alumni Citation”, this award was renamed in 1991 to recognize Don Balmer’s selfless support of the college and to encourage others to follow his example.

Jane Atkinson

2021
Donald G. Balmer Citation

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Jane joined L&C in 1978 as an assistant professor of anthropology, where she was involved in many improvements in the department and institution as a whole. In 1995, Jane was named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and from 2000 until her retirement in 2018 she served as vice president and provost.

Pioneer Alumni Leadership Award Recipients

This award honors an alumnus/a for demonstrating extraordinary leadership in his or her service to Lewis & Clark alumni.

Cathy Kirkland BA ’75, MAT ’83, JD ’87

2021
Pioneer Alumni Leadership Award

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Cathy built her career in the legal world, and she finished her work as an administrative law judge, retiring in 2012. Cathy’s engagement with L&C has remained strong, including as former president of the Philanthropy Council, former member of the CAS Board of Alumni, and current vice president and president-elect of the law school’s Board of Alumni.