Honors Banquet

Please join us for this special event to honor and celebrate four outstanding members of the Lewis & Clark community.

Friday, February 21, 2020, 6:30 p.m.
Stamm Dining Room, Templeton Campus Center
Reception followed by dinner and awards program

Event cost: $44 if registered by January 31; $52 after January 31

Event cost includes reception, dinner, awards program,
and open bar featuring wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages.

Registration is now closed for the Honors Banquet. To check availability, please call Emily Decker at 503-768-7838.

Please see our cancellation and refund policy for further information.


Meet the Awardees

Amal Mansour ’83, P’11, P’17
Pioneer Alumni Leadership Award (for service to L&C alumni)

Amal Mansour has been supporting the college since her days as an international student. She served as a member of the Parents Council and is the mother of two L&C graduates. She has hosted many events for alumni throughout the world, including Black and Orange parties in Qatar and California. Amal is an advocate for international students, Third Culture Kids, and Academic English Studies. She also supported the founding of the Arabic language offering and the Middle East and North African studies minor.


Jean Ward
Donald G. Balmer Citation (for service to the college)

During her 42 years in the Department of Communication (now rhetoric and media studies), Jean Ward’s teaching and scholarship reflected her love for the study of rhetoric and history. She chaired many committees and held a variety of administrative posts, including co-founder and director of the Gender Studies Program. Jean’s current research is on the history of our “Cinderella College,” which she enjoys sharing with campus audiences and through publications such as The Oregon Encyclopedia and Oregon Historical Quarterly.


Nate Jones ’05
Outstanding Young Alumnus Award

In November 2019, Nate joined the Washington Post as its first Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) director. Prior to this he served as the director of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Project for the National Security Archive, a nonprofit that fights for the public release of secret historic documents. He has overseen thousands of FOIA requests and appeals. He has testified before Congress, and is a frequent public speaker and regular interview subject in broadcast and print media. Nate is also a recognized expert on the 1983 Able Archer nuclear war scare, which was the subject of his thesis while at L&C.

David Sack ’65
Distinguished Alumnus Award

David Sack joined John Hopkins University as a fellow in 1974 and has remained on the faculty ever since. He teaches courses on tropical diseases and works with groups to promote vaccine and rehydration solutions— including oral rehydration solution, the rotavirus vaccine, and the cholera vaccine—for severe diarrhea diseases. He has traveled all over the world for his work, including to Africa, Bangladesh, the Congo, and Latin America.



Call for Nominations

Do you know of someone who is deserving of an award? Please take a moment to complete a nomination form. Nominations for the next round of awards are due April 1, 2020. Award winners will be announced in early fall and honored at the Alumni Honors Banquet in February 2021. 

Read detailed bios of past award recipients here.