Jake Longstreth BA ?99 Weed, 2021, Oil on canvas, 80x120 in.

Painting the Landscapes and Cityscapes of California

Using humor and unexpected imagery, Jake Longstreth BA ’99 paints the natural and architectural world of Southern California.
Portrait of Robin Holmes-Sullivan outside the Manor House.

Dr. Robin Holmes-Sullivan named the next president of Lewis & Clark

The Lewis & Clark Board of Trustees announced today it has selected Dr. Robin Holmes-Sullivan as the institution’s 26th president. The appointment of Holmes-Sullivan follows a rigorous nationwide search that attracted a strong pool of over a hundred applicants.

Aerial photo of Griswold Stadium.

Coming Soon: Women’s Lacrosse and Men’s Soccer

Lewis & Clark is adding two new varsity sports teams to its roster.

Chaplain and Director of Spiritual Life Hilary Martin Himan

Q&A with Lewis & Clark’s New Chaplain and Director of Spiritual Life Hilary Martin Himan

Last month, Hilary Martin Himan began her new position as Lewis & Clark’s chaplain and director of Spiritual Life. In the following Q&A, Hilary shares her path to Lewis & Clark, her work toward social justice, and the necessary adaptations of spiritual care and wellness during a pandemic.
Sean Richardson BA ?20

National Science Foundation Honors Two Alumni

Two recent Lewis & Clark alumni have been awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. Three other L&C alumni have been given honorable mentions.

Five Lewis & Clark Students and Alumni to Participate in Highly Competitive Fulbright Program

Emily Hayes-Rich BA ’19, Stephen Holden Jones BA ’18, and David Manicke BA ’21 have recently been awarded Fulbright research grants, while last year’s winners, Noah Foster-Koth BA ’19 and Cole Harris BA ’20, are now hoping to begin their postponed fellowships. The Fulbright Program was particularly competitive this year, with applications up 12 percent.

Pioneer Podcasting

Lewis & Clark alumni amplify their voices on the internet.

Wiewel Announcement

An Important Announcement From President Wiewel: Preparing for Lewis & Clark’s Next Chapter

President Wiewel announced today that next academic year will be his last as president of L&C. “Serving in this role has been a great privilege and joy. The institution is well positioned for future success.”

Kemiyondo Coutinho BA ’12 - 2020 Outstanding Young Alumna Award

2020
Outstanding Young Alumna Award

Kemiyondo is the founder of a production company, a music platform, and the #fivefor5 initiative, which will grant five Ugandan female filmmakers the chance to make a short film. Her own directorial debut film, Kyenvu, won multiple international awards; additional awards and honors include John Singleton’s Filmmaker’s Fellowship, Kevin Hart’s Laugh Out Loud Filmmaking Fellowship, a Shadow and Act Rising Star Award, Forbes Africa30 Under 30 recipient, and OKAY Africa’s 100 Women of Africa to Watch recipient. Kemiyondo can be seen in Apple TV’s Little America, and wrote for MTV’s Undressed and Starz’s Step Up: High Water.
Virtual Career Treks in the Pacific Northwest

Lewis & Clark partners with MPACE to host Career Treks in the Pacific Northwest

Join us this spring for virtual career treks to companies in the Pacific Northwest. This is a perfect opportunity to explore career field opportunities and learn firsthand about a career field, from the comfort of your own home!
Lizzy Acker BA ?05, with Roy.

Lewis & Clark Alumna Launches Advice Column at The Oregonian

Lizzy Acker BA ’05 is the pen behind The Oregonian’s new column doling out sharp, honest advice on the big and small problems in life. Acker is a trending news reporter at the paper, covering a range of issues relevant to the Oregon community.
The High Performance Computing (HPC) team running their first job ever run on BLT. Pictured are J...

Computer Science’s New Concentration: Cybersecurity

Starting in the fall of 2021, Lewis & Clark’s Department of Mathematical Sciences will begin offering a new concentration within the computer science program: cybersecurity. The new concentration in cybersecurity provides students an interdisciplinary approach, bringing together technology, people, information, and processes through the creation, operation, analysis, and testing of secure computer systems.

Roger Nelsen - 2020 Donald G. Balmer Citation

2020
Donald G. Balmer Citation

Roger has been involved with Lewis & Clark for 51 years, and many of his fondest memories are getting to know students outside of the classroom by leading five overseas programs, and serving as faculty advisor to the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. Roger served as Phi Beta Kappa chapter president twice and represented the college at its Triennial Council four times. After retiring in 2009, Roger served on the selection committee for the President’s Scholarship for Student Engagement for three years, and is currently the faculty representative for the Albany Society.

David Grube BA ’69 - 2020 Pioneer Alumni Leadership Award

2020
Pioneer Alumni Leadership Award

David’s experience on the L&C 1968–69 Austria overseas study program inspired him to stay connected with his cohort and the college. He has organized reunions every five years since returning home from the program, and in 2018, he led the group on a return to their homestays in Sankt Veit an der Glan and then back to Vienna. David has hosted biweekly virtual reunions for the group since the start of the pandemic. He served on his 50th reunion class committee and is currently the L&C Class of 1969 correspondent.

Judy Cockerton BA ’73 - 2020 Distinguished Alumna Award

2020
Distinguished Alumna Award

After her experience as a foster parent, Judy was moved to create the Treehouse Foundation. For 18 years, she has served as Treehouse’s executive director and has stayed true to the founding beliefs that every child deserves a permanent, loving family and families need a supportive community to succeed. The foundation leads two major initiatives: first, the award-winning Treehouse Community, a vibrant intergenerational neighborhood designed to support families adopting children from foster care and older adults who act as honorary grandparents, and second, the Re-Envisioning Foster Care in America Movement, which works to inspire widespread investment in foster care innovation.
Lewis & Clark masks are now available in the Bookstore.

L&C Masks Now Available at the Bookstore!

Masks are available in the store and on the website.

Why do you Love LC? We want to know!

March 3 is LC Day of Giving. Videos will be shared with our community all day inviting people to support LC. We’d appreciate it if you would share a brief video of why you love LC by February 13.
Photo of maple trees on campus.

Zhuzh Up Your Zoom Meetings with New Photo Backgrounds

If you can’t actually be on campus, at least you can bring campus with you to virtual meetings on platforms like Zoom.

TIME Magazine’s TIME 100 Talks Series Features Alumna, Disability Rights Advocate

TIME Magazine’s TIME 100 Talks, a video series highlighting influential people, has included alumna and disability-rights advocate Haben Girma BA ’10 in its line-up. Girma, a recipient of Lewis & Clark’s 2016 Outstanding Young Alumna Award, is the first deaf-blind person to graduate from Harvard Law School. In her talk, Girma expands upon the article she wrote for TechCrunch, “The Robots Occupying Our Sidewalks.”
Photo by Shadrak Musafiri

Noah Foster-Koth, LC’19 - Fulbright Teaching Assistant Award in Colombia 2021

Noah Foster-Koth, LC’19 - double major in Hispanic Studies and English.

Alumnus-Produced Podcast Earns Webby Award

“Stay Tuned With Preet,” a podcast produced by alumnus Sam Ozer-Staton BA ’17, has earned a Webby Award for News and Politics based on public vote. The podcast, hosted by the former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara, dissects the politically charged legal issues facing the nation each week.
Cole Harris BA ?20 undertaking research in Zanzibar.

Recent Alumnus Awarded Fulbright Grant in Uganda

Cole Harris BA ’20 is Lewis & Clark’s most recent alum to receive a Fulbright award following his undergraduate degree. Next year, Harris will travel to Kampala, Uganda, to conduct original research on the effects of Pentecostalism on community development.

Two Alumni Complete Arctic Expedition, Produce Short Film “AREA 11”

Brothers and alumni Stein and Thor Retzlaff trained for years to survive one of the most remote areas in the world. The expedition to the Atomfjella mountain range in Norway tested their survival skills, while also allowing them to ski incredible peaks and couloirs (steep mountainside gorges). They captured the experience in their short film, “AREA 11.”

David Sack ’65

2019
Distinguished Alumnus Award
Meet David in this video!

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.

Nate Jones BA ?05

Nate Jones ’05

2019
Outstanding Young Alumnus Award
Meet Nate in this video!

In November 2019, Nate joined the Washington Post as its first Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) director. Prior to this he served as FOIA director for the National Security Archive, a Washington, D.C., nonprofit that fights for the public release of secret historic documents where he remains a fellow. Nate has overseen thousands of FOIA requests and appeals and continues to work as a liaison with federal agencies on FOIA matters.

Jean Ward

2019
Donald G. Balmer Citation
Meet Jean in this video!

During her 42 years with the college, Jean’s teaching reflected her love of rhetoric and history. She chaired many committees and held a variety of administrative posts, including cofounder 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.

Amal Mansour ’83, P’11, P’17

2019
Pioneer Alumni Leadership Award
Meet Amal in this video!

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.

Alumni-Founded Podcast Production Company Adds Another L&C Alumnus

Annie Fassler BA ’11 and Jonah Geil-Neufeld BA ’11 met at Lewis & Clark and began working together with the emerging medium of podcasting right after graduation. In 2017 they founded Puddle Creative LLC, and this past fall they hired Sam Peers Nitzberg BA ’19.
Kray (L) and Rose (R) at the grand opening party of Hydra's offices at General Industry.

Physics Alumni Cofound a 3D Printing Startup

After building a 3D printer for a class during his senior year, John Kray BA ’17 enlisted the help of Zach Rose BA ’18 to build and sell innovative desktop 3D printers. Their most recent model is so easy to use that Lewis & Clark purchased one for the physics lab.

Jay Owens BA '91

A Man With Vision

Jay Owens BA ’91

Family Politics

Amy Beacom BA ’94 fights to make supported parental leave a reality for working parents everywhere.

Cooking Up Business

Chris Bailey BA ’08 shares his entrepreneurial skills with Latinx start-ups at Portland’s Mercado.

Trustee Paula Hayes Profiled on OPB

Paula Hayes B.S. ’92—a Board of Trustees member and recipient of the Pioneer Alumna Leadership Award—was recently profiled by Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) for her innovative cosmetics company. Hue Noir’s beauty products are designed for an underserved market of darker-skinned women whose skin colors and tones aren’t readily compatible with mainstream products.

Recent Alumna Joins The New York Times

Emma Grillo BA ’17 has gone from features editor at the student-run Pioneer Log to a staffer in the The New York Times newsroom, harnessing skills from her time in the classroom and on off-campus student programs. Her freelance work covering tech, arts, and culture regularly appears in national publications.

Alumna Combines Entrepreneurship, Tech, and Equity to Win Biz Competition

Renee Allums BA ’18 won the fifth annual PitchBlack business competition with her idea #tag that aims to highlight and compensate digital content creators who have previously gone unrecognized and uncompensated.
Julia Huggins BA '13 at the Lynn Canal, Alaska.

Biogeochemist Julia Huggins Awarded Vanier Scholarship

Julia Huggins BA ’13 has been awarded the Vanier Scholarship to continue her PhD in biogeochemistry at the University of British Columbia, where she is the chief scientist of the oceanography research program. The scholarship will fund her research on oxygen loss in the oceans and the environmental impact of marine microorganisms.
Mark Figueroa, associate vice president for institutional research and planning, will succeed Jan...

Mark Figueroa Named Dean of Equity and Inclusion

President Wim Wiewel has announced that Mark Figueroa, associate vice president for institutional research and planning, will succeed Janet Steverson as dean of equity and inclusion, effective this summer.

A Storyteller at the Top of His Game

Aron Phillips BA ’07 shapes athletes’ stories with the latest digital media tools. Read more about Aron’s journey in the newest issue of The Chronicle.

Jeff Cruttenden ’12

2018
Outstanding Young Alumnus Award
Meet Jeff in this video!


Jeff is the cofounder of SAY, a technology platform that transforms stock ownership by opening communication between companies and their owners. The idea was born at Jeff’s first company, Acorns, which he cofounded with his father, Walter, to radically simplify and democratize investing.

Edgard Garcia ’92

2018
Pioneer Alumni Leadership Award
Meet Edgard in this video!

Edgard’s involvement with L&C alumni runs deep. He’s volunteered for Black and Orange Parties, Alumni Weekends, class reunions, Homecoming, and more. He is also a member of the Alumni of Color Advisory Group and participated in three L&C Alumni Hood to Coast teams as both a driver and a runner. In the fall of 2018, Edgard joined the Board of Alumni.

Joann Geddes

2018
Don Balmer Citation
Meet Joann in this video!

Joann profoundly impacted many lives as a faculty member of the Institute for the Study of American Language and Culture (ISALC)—now known as Academic English Studies (AES). Since retiring in 2016, she remains engaged with the college, serving on the L&C Dallaire Scholarship Committee, the Fulbright Scholarship Screening Committee, and as an advisor to the students organizing the Middle East and North African Studies Symposium.

Ruthe Farmer ’92

2018
Distinguished Alumna Award
Meet Ruthe in this video!

Ruthe is an activist and advocate for diversity in technology. She is currently the chief evangelist at CSforAll. Previously, she was senior policy advisor for tech inclusion at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and led strategy and K–12 programs at the National Center for Women and Information Technology. She has an MBA in social entrepreneurship from the University of Oxford.

Brian Lindstrom ’84

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.

David Norse-Thomas ’08

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.

Stephen Dow Beckham

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.

Carol Timm ’87

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.

Niels Marquardt ’75

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.

Haben Girma ’10

2016
Outstanding Young Alumna Award
Meet Haben in this video!

Haben Girma has earned recognition as a White House Champion of Change, in Forbes’ “30 Under 30” celebration, and as a subject in the BBC World Service series “Women of Africa.” The first deaf-blind person to graduate from Harvard Law School, she advocates for equal access to information for people with disabilities.

Michael Ford

2016
Donald G. Balmer Citation
Meet Michael in this video!

During his influential 38-year career at the college, Michael Ford directed student activities, campus programs, alumni relations, annual giving, and residence life. He served as dean of students and as associate vice president for campus life, working with all three Lewis & Clark schools.

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Bob Fitch ’61

2015
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.

Toshinobu Toyama ’97

2015
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.

Chuck Charnquist ’58

2015
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.

Samantha Robison ’08

2015
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.

Paula Hayes ’92

2014
Pioneer Alumni Leadership Award

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.

Usman Ally ’04

2014
Outstanding Young Alumnus Award

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

Alumna’s cosmetics company recognized in Portland Business Journal

Paula Hayes B.S. ’92—a Board of Trustees member and upcoming recipient of the Pioneer Alumna Leadership Award—was recently featured in Portland Business Journal for her innovative cosmetics company.

Arleigh Dodson

2014
Donald G. Balmer Citation

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.

Thomas Neff ’65

2014
Distinguished Alumnus Award

Between 1991 and 2013, Thomas Neff proposed, created, and shepherded the Megatons to 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.

Dell Smith

2013
Donald G. Balmer Citation
Meet Dell Smith in this video!
Dell Smith’s tenure with Lewis & Clark began in 1967 when he started as professor of health and physical education, head wrestling coach, and assistant football coach. During his time at the college, he has held a variety of positions, including assistant dean of faculty, head of the natural sciences division, director of a Murdock grant in the sciences, and registrar for the College of Arts and Sciences. Since retiring, Smith has remained a fixture on campus, serving in a variety of formal and informal volunteer positions and leading overseas study programs.

Isaac Holeman ’09

2013
Outstanding Young Alumnus Award
Meet Isaac Holeman in this video!

A cofounder of social enterprise Medic Mobile, Holeman has earned wide recognition for the company’s innovative work using communication technologies to improve the health of underserved communities. A member of the Pamplin Society of Fellows, he has also been recognized as a Compton fellow, Echoling Green fellow, mHealth innovator of the year, and a member of Forbes magazine’s 30 Under 30: Social Entrepreneurs list. He is earning a Ph.D. in management studies at University of Cambridge on a highly competitive Gates Cambridge Scholarship.

Nicolle Rager Fuller ’99

2013
Outstanding Young Alumna Award
Meet Nicolle Rager Fuller in this video!
Nicole Fuller is a science illustrator whose artwork helps the general public recognize and navigate the science inherent in our daily lives—from new medical therapies, to environmental issues, to emerging knowledge about our universe. Through her business, Sayo-Art, she works with clients including Science News, the National Science Foundation, the American Association for Cancer Research, and several universities. She recently won the Research and Knowledge Communication category in the Association of Illustrators’ annual international competition.

Margaret Coker ’93

2013
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.

Photo by Melissa Stone ?13

Outdoor Adventures

Students explore and learn from the environment of the Pacific Northwest.
Amber Case

Amber Case ’08

2012
Young Alumna Award

Amber Case is a cyborg anthropologist and a cofounder of Geoloqi, a company that developed a platform for real-time location-based services. She has been featured in Forbes and Wired magazines, spoken at SXSW, TED and MIT on technology and humans, and was named by Fast Company as one of the Most Influential Women in Technology in 2010. She studies the interaction between humans and computers and how relationships with information are changing the way cultures think, act, and understand their worlds.
Lisa Dodson

Lisa Grill Dodson ’81

2012
Distinguished Alumna Award
Lisa Grill Dodson is the director of the Oregon Area Health Education Center and associate professor of medicine at Oregon Health & Science University. A tireless advocate for healthcare education and for developing care for rural and other underserved populations, she has received a number of awards, including the 2010 OHSU Alumni Association Dean’s Award and the 2009 Oregon Family Physician of the Year Award. In 2009, Lisa launched the Oregon Rural Scholars program, which gives medical students a rotation in rural areas to experience firsthand the rewards and challenges of rural practice.
Roger Ferland

Roger Ferland ’68

2012
Distinguished Alumnus Award
Roger Ferland is an environmental and natural resources lawyer with a distinguished career representing clients from both the private and public sectors in a number of precedent-setting matters. A veteran, Roger lost his legs in the Vietnam War, and he received the Bronze Star with the V device (for valor in combat), Purple Heart, and Combat Infantry Badge for his service. In addition to his law practice, he has served on the boards of several nonprofit organizations and is working to develop resources for veterans who need legal assistance. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Audubon Arizona and is Co-chair of the Audubon Science and Policy Committee.
Amelia Wilcox

Amelia Wilcox ’81

2012
Pioneer Alumni Leadership Award
Amelia Wilcox served several terms on the Board of Alumni starting in 1982 and was president of the board from 2009 to 2011. Her efforts to reach out and connect alumni with the college—whether they had just graduated or were members of the Albany Society—have brought a new era of alumni reengagement and participation. Amelia has also volunteered for the Lewis & Clark student-alumni career network and the admissions office. She is currently an assistant professor with term in the psychology department at Lewis & Clark.
Dana Plautz

Dana Plautz ’82

2012
Donald G. Balmer Citation
After successful careers in the entertainment and computer industries, Dana Plautz—an avid volunteer throughout her life—now spends most of her free time helping others. Through her service on the Board of Alumni from 2005 to 2011, and as a chair of the Events and Volunteers Committee, she worked to increase interactions between students and alumni, including at the biannual Careers for Pioneers event. Dana also serves on the Parents Council, Alumni Career Corps, reunion committees, and the L&C Strategic Planning Work Group, and she helps select recipients of the Alumni Leadership Scholarship.
Matthias Fripp

Matthias Fripp ’99

2011
Young Alumnus Award
Matthias Fripp is a research fellow in renewable energy at the Environmental Change Institute and Exeter College, University of Oxford. He specializes in modeling the technical and economic performance of power systems with large shares of renewable energy, using quantitative analysis to go beyond preconceptions of the role that renewable energy can play. He holds a Ph.D. and master’s degree from the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California at Berkeley.

John Bates

2011
Donald G. Balmer Citation
John Bates joined the faculty of Lewis & Clark as an associate professor in 1975; the next year, he was voted the Outstanding Faculty Member of the College of Arts and Sciences. Over three decades later, John and his wife, Susan, are still active at Lewis & Clark. John has served the institution in numerous ways during that time, including as a member of the Board of Trustees, chair of the Board of Trustees, member of the law school’s Board of Visitors, and as a life trustee.

Lisa Gaylord ’76

2011
Distinguished Alumna Award
Lisa Gaylord is director of strategic partnerships for the Wildlife Conservation Society in Washington, D.C. She has been involved with biodiversity conservation and environment programs since 1987, working for international governmental, development, and conservation organizations during her career. She is a leader in linking environment, economic growth, health, and governance issues through a comprehensive holistic approach.

Rudolph Byrd ’75

2011
Distinguished Alumnus Award
The late Rudolph P. Byrd graduated as the first African American recipient of the Rena Ratte Award. He went on to graduate studies at Yale University before beginning a distinguished career as a prolific scholar and beloved teacher at Emory University.

Jack Venables ’56, Bill Akers ’67

2010
Pioneer Alumni Leadership Award
Jack Venables and Bill Akers have served Pioneer athletics as a team for decades. Venables took over the public address announcer job from Rick Metzker in 1970, and in 1980 he became public address announcer for both men’s and women’s basketball. Akers began to work in the press box at football games in 1976, operating the game clock and assisting with spotting the players.

Greg Caldwell

2010
Donald G. Balmer Citation
Greg Caldwell is the associate dean of students and director of International Students and Scholars.

Naomi Pomeroy ’97

2010
Outstanding Young Alumna
Naomi Pomeroy is the chef and owner of Beast. Since the restaurant opened in 2007, accolades and awards have followed, including features in Gourmet, Elle, and Marie Claire magazine.

Matt Wuerker ’79

2010
Distinguished Alumnus Award
Matt Wuerker is the in house cartoonist and illustrator for Politico. He previously had a successful freelance career, with cartoons published widely over 30 years in newspapers and magazines including the Los Angeles Times,Washington Post, Smithsonian, and the Nation.
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John Wright ’83

2009
Donald G. Balmer Citation
John Wright is the Chief Executive Officer of Global Sage, a specialist financial-services search practice with significant operations in New York, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo. The firm was founded in 1998 by Mr. Wright, who has grown the company to be a global industry leader serving the world’s best financial services companies and their CEOs. Global Sage is currently ranked as the No. 1 search firm in Asia-Pacific and the fifth best boutique in Europe.
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Sadna Samaranayake ‘01

2009
After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in communication and international affairs , Sadna co-created a web design and development business, InSiteLogic, Inc (www.insitelogic.com), which provides websites and custom web based solutions to a broad range of clients, including over 30 professional member based associations across the United States. As a Partner and Director she manages client services, liaising between clients, designers and developers, and handles long term strategic planning, marketing and product development.
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Sandra Osawa ‘64

2009
Sandy Sunrising Osawa is an independent filmmaker,  member of the Writer’s Guild of America, and a member of the Makah Indian Nation. She currently lives in Seattle, Washington and is the co-owner of her production company along with her husband Yasu.

Frank ‘52 and Donna Lawrence ‘52

2008
Frank Lawrence and Donna Macklin met in William Stafford’s English class in 1948. They graduated from Lewis & Clark in 1952 — Frank with a degree in business and Donna with a degree in music and education.

Cyrus Partovi ’67

2008

Donald G. Balmer Citation
Cyrus Partovi graduated from Lewis & Clark in 1967 and received a MALD from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in 1969. He has extensive field experience in international relations, having served from 1970 to 1977 in the imperial court of Iran. His last position was foreign affairs director general of the imperial court. In exile, after the Iranian revolution, he served as foreign affairs advisor to the former crown prince of Iran.

Satya Byock ‘04

2008
Satya Byock graduated from Lewis & Clark in 2004 with a degree in history. Soon afterward, she traveled to Colombia and developed an internship at a prison in Bogotá, photographing prison life and helping a group of Afro-Colombian male prisoners discuss race discrimination in the prison, nonviolent conflict resolution, and the potential for personal transformation.

William Feltz ‘66

2008
William Feltz’s 35-year career at the East-West Center in Honolulu has been heavily influenced by his experiences at Lewis & Clark College, particularly his overseas trip to Japan and his studies as a music major. Feltz has been instrumental in developing the East-West Center’s arts program, acting as a key figure in arranging for more than 300 exhibition and performance programs. Under Feltz’s leadership, the East-West Center has presented music, dance, and visual arts from nearly every country in the Asia-Pacific region, and ethnic and regional arts from the United States.

David LaFrance ‘86

2007
David LaFrance has served on the Board of Alumni since 2000. As president of the board from 2005 to 2007, he refined the direction and purpose of the body and increased board membership among young alumni. LaFrance and his wife, Justine Miani ’86, have also been alumni coordinators for enrollment for the Office of Admissions, hosting numerous events and attending college fairs for prospective students.

Patrick B.Hibbard ’52

2007
Donald G. Balmer Citation
People close to Pat Hibbard have often heard him begin a conversation by saying, “You know, I love this college.” Hibbard graduated from Lewis & Clark in 1952 with a bachelor’s degree in business. After many busy years, he reconnected with the College during his Golden Reunion. He has devoted himself to the institution ever since.

Shahzeb Jillani ‘94

2007
Shahzeb Jillani has established a reputation as a versatile journalist through his international reporting on issues ranging from the environment to politics. As a student, Jillani, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in international affairs, was a resident assistant, leader in student government, member of student media groups, and participant in the international student speakers’ bureau.

E. Ward Plummer ‘62

2007
E. Ward Plummer holds the titles of Distinguished Professor of Physics at the University of Tennessee and Distinguished Scientist in the solid-state division of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. A member of the National Science Foundation and recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, he has authored or coauthored more than 300 publications and also directs the Tennessee Advanced Materials Laboratory.

Sagala Ratnayaka ’93

2006
Sagala Ratnayaka initially set his sights on a career in international banking. When he was approached by the head of one of Sri Lanka’s leading political parties to run for a provincial office, though, Ratnayaka saw it as a welcome opportunity to be of service to his community.

Kimberly A. Hansink ’86

2006
Kim Hansink served as president of Lewis & Clark’s Board of Alumni from 2003 to 2005. A senior consultant in the San Francisco office of the Gallup Organization, where she helps client companies enhance financial performance by assessing and improving employee and customer engagement, Hansink is also an executive coach and talent advisor. Hansink graduated from Lewis & Clark College with a bachelor’s degree in English.

Ray Warren ’65

2006
Donald G. Balmer Citation
Ray Warren ’65, M.A.T. ’71 once wrote, “My vision is to do something positive with my life to improve race relations in the Portland community, to leave this a better world.” The late associate dean of students and director of ethnic student services at Lewis & Clark College succeeded on both counts.

Jaia John ‘89

2006
Jaiya John is the founder and executive director of Soul Water Rising, an educational mission devoted to improving human relations and overcoming prejudice. For 15 years he has traveled the country as a professional speaker, poet, author, and youth mentor. The author of the award-winning memoir Black Baby White Hands: A View From the Crib, he currently writes poetry, novels, plays for screen and stage, songs, and children’s books.

James L. Forman ’81

2005
Donald G. Balmer Citation
James L. Forman is the past president of Lewis & Clark’s Board of Alumni and a former ex officio member of the Board of Trustees. A partner with the law firm Rider Bennett in Minneapolis, where he practices commercial and business litigation, Forman is also a director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, headquartered in Washington, D.C.; a director of the Loan Repayment Assistance Program of Minnesota; and a member of the fund advisory board of St. Paul’s Casa de Esperanza. He was named a “super lawyer” in 2001, 2003, 2004, and 2005 by Minnesota Law and Politics.

Aaron Myer ‘95

2005
Aaron W. Meyer, who made his stage debut as a soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra at age 11, combines classical, world, and popular music in a blend often called classical crossover. He has performed at two World Peace Conferences, for the Dalai Lama, in Thailand to raise money for tsunami relief, and with orchestras and ballet companies as well as artists such as Smokey Robinson and the group Everclear.

Paul R. Barker ‘71

2005
Paul R. Barker has worked for CARE (Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere) International for over 20 years. Currently, he is the director of CARE Afghanistan. During his first Afghanistan tour, which ran from 1995 to 1999, the Taliban seized control of most of the country and quickly imposed severe restrictions.

Dean A.Sempert ’49

2004
Donald G. Balmer Citation
Dean A. Sempert began his college education in 1942 at the University of Oregon, but left after his second term to volunteer for the U.S. Army. He served in France and Germany with the 328th Engineer Combat Battalion of the 103rd Infantry Division and was awarded the Purple Heart.

Suzanne C. Segerstrom ‘90

2004
Suzanne C. Segerstrom is the 2002 winner of the Templeton Positive Psychology Prize, one of the largest prizes in psychology, for work showing the influence of optimism on cellular immunity. Her research examining psychological influences on the immune system, particularly the interaction between environmental stressors and personality characteristics, is widely cited and has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, the Norman Cousins Program in Psychoneuroimmunology, the Dana Foundation, and the Templeton Foundation.

Richard M. McCourt ‘74

2004
Richard M. McCourt is an associate curator of botany at the Academy of Natural Sciences. His research on green algae helped answer a longstanding question about the evolution of land plants from aquatic ancestors. McCourt also spearheaded a project to renovate the storage conditions of the Lewis and Clark Herbarium, a collection of more than 200 dried plant specimens collected by Meriwether Lewis. He has coauthored several articles on the history and scientific uses of the collection, and coordinated presentations of the specimens at venues around the country.

Lloyd Babler ’57

2003
Donald G. Balmer Citation
Lloyd Babler is the president and chair of Babler Brothers, a family-owned general contracting firm founded by his father and uncle. The firm, which has several subsidiaries, is involved in highway construction and paving and supplies fabricated metal products, concrete pipe, and other building materials throughout the Northwest.

Bal Krishna Joshi ‘95

2003
Bal Krishna Joshi is the founder of Thamel.com, a Web site and business that enables expatriate Nepali to purchase gifts and arrange for their delivery within Nepal. The employee-owned company, which currently employs 40 people, helps sustain the ties of far-flung friends and family and has contributed greatly to the economy of Joshi’s native country.

Jane Nishida ‘77

2003
Jane T. Nishida served as the secretary of the environment for the state of Maryland from 1995 to 2002. Nishida was responsible for all aspects of environmental protection, including air pollution, water quality, waste management, and emergency response. During the 2001 anthrax scare, she was responsible for the emergency testing of mailroom facilities in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C., areas and for overseeing the safe transport of anthrax-contaminated waste material to Fort Detrick, Maryland.

Richard Woolworth ’63

2002
Donald G. Balmer Citation
Richard Woolworth is chair and chief executive officer of The Regence Group, the largest affiliation of Blue Cross and/or Blue Shield companies in the western United States. Woolworth is also a board chair of Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon and Regence HMO Oregon.

Nerissa Koehn ‘95

2002
Koehn was a founding member of the Pamplin Society of Fellows and a Barbara Hirshi Neely Scholar. Additionally, she was named one of Glamour magazine’s Top-Ten College Women. At Lewis & Clark, she served as a hospice volunteer and, while participating in the Kenya overseas study program, she studied traditional healers. Since graduating, Koehn has volunteered with the Office of Admissions and the Holiday Gala alumni choir

Randy Massengale ‘78

2002
Massengale is the founder and chief executive officer of Spinoza Technology, a Seattle-based company that provides wireless handheld devices and communication software. Over the past three decades, Massengale has worked in marketing, human resources, and operations management in organizations at the forefront of technology, including Tektronix, Intel, and Microsoft.

Charles J. Swindells ’64

2001
Donald G. Balmer Citation
In the years since earning his bachelor’s degree in political science at Lewis & Clark, Charles J. “Butch” Swindells has tirelessly served the College as well as the entire Portland community.

Bradley R. Cairns ‘87

2001
Bradley R. Cairns’ career is impressive, particularly for someone who earned his bachelor’s degree less than 15 years ago. While at Lewis & Clark College, Brad majored in chemistry and graduated with honors. He then enrolled in Stanford University, where he earned a Ph.D. in cell biology. In 1999 he completed a postdoctoral degree in genetics at Harvard Medical School.

Etta Kralovec ‘70

2001
After Etta Kralovec earned her bachelor’s degree in English at Lewis & Clark
College, she began building an outstanding career in education. For more than 12
years, she was a teacher and administrator at Laguna Beach High School, where she
designed and headed California’s longest-running public alternative school.

Paul C. Jorgensen ’85

2000
Donald G. Balmer Citation
Paul Jorgensen has been an active member of the Lewis & Clark community since his college days. After graduating in 1985, he attended Georgetown Law School in Washington, D.C. Since then, he has carved out a niche as a successful attorney and star alumnus.

R. Michael Kasperzak, Jr. ’76

2000
Donald G. Balmer Citation
Mike Kasperzak has faithfully and tirelessly served Lewis & Clark since his graduation in 1976. As a member of the Board of Alumni since 1995, and as president from 1998 to 2000, he has been instrumental in strengthening alumni programming, initiating student involvement, and leading by example

Hideo Nagura ‘88

2000
Hideo Nagura epitomizes the dedication and determination of Lewis & Clark’s brightest students. A transfer student, he entered Lewis & Clark through ISALC, the Institute for the Study of American Language and Culture. He earned his bachelor’s degree in international affairs in 1988.

Donald C. Johnson ‘70, JD ‘74

2000
Don Johnson majored in political science and Spanish while at Lewis & Clark. Originally, he intended to pursue a legal career but became intrigued by international affairs while studying international law and foreign policy with Professor Carlin Capper-Johnson. On a whim, he took the Foreign Service Exam—and passed. Initially, he thought he would serve just a few years before pursuing his interest in law. But now, 26 years later, he is still dedicated to foreign affairs and the work of the U.S. Foreign Service.

Paul F. Dalrymple ’70

1999
Donald G. Balmer Citation

Penny Plenk Dalrymple ’71

1999
Donald G. Balmer Citation

Carissa S. Goux ‘88

1999

James M Hurd ‘70

1999

Mark N.Dorsey ‘83

1998

Patrick J. Mahaffy ‘85

1998

Roland (Ron) Larson ‘66

1998

Merrilee MacLean ‘74

1997

John A. Wright ‘83

1997

Linda E. Erickson ‘62

1997

Christopher E. Jay ‘72

1996

Dr. Barbara Harris Fiese ‘74

1996

Jimmy D. Brown ‘74

1996

Gary Livesay ‘74

1995

David Pitassi ‘81

1995

Wally Klemp ‘81

1995

Dr. Edith Kilbuck ‘52

1995

Keith Burns ‘54, JD ‘58

1995

Peter Vlahos ‘57

1994

Lee Weinstein ‘81

1994

David Grube ‘69

1994

Maggie Koenig Englund ‘79

1993

Dan Balmer ‘80

1993

Earl Blumenauer ‘70, JD ’76

1993

Ian Adams

1992

Nobuo Dobashi

1992

Angela Jung

1992

David B.Taylor ‘74

1992

Kathleen S. Wood

1992

Kieu Oanh Nguyen ‘85

1992

Roberto A. Alvarez ‘81

1992

Edward J. Perkins ‘54

1992

Don Balmer

1991

Wendy Bond ‘77

1991

Alyce Sadongei ‘81

1991

Kelly Clark ‘80

1991

Dr. David Stumpf ‘66

1991

Patricia Francy ‘67

1991

Kevin T. Pendergast ‘78

1990

Pete Ward ‘62

1990

Leslie Walters Tuomi ‘77

1990

J. Kingston Pierce ‘79

1990

Lewis Sharp ‘65

1990

John Geiger ‘58

1990

Eldon Fix

1989

Lorraine (Lambie) Mears ‘56

1989

Hester Turner

1989

Jack Venables ‘56

1989

Melissa Waggener Zorkin ‘76

1989

Michael Sutton ‘80

1989

Liz Walker Downing ‘81

1989

Dr. Susan Willis Tolle ‘73

1989

David Shilling ‘67

1989

Nathan L. Jones ‘64

1989

Betty Glarum

1988

Esther Harcourt ‘48

1988

Joan Swinney M.A.T. ‘75

1988

Richard Rolf ‘79

1988

Nanette Newell ‘73

1988

Jed Emerson ‘81

1988

Norman Stauffer ‘54

1988

John Sherrill Houser ‘58

1988

Dr. Robert Fischer ‘64

1988

Dana Davis Fischer ‘65

1988

John Anderson

1987

Sally Anderson

1987

Jo Hoopes

1987

Alan Jochim ‘78

1987

Freeda Hartzfeld Jones

1987

Emma Meier Schade

1987

Yamai Secka Jack ‘75, M.A.T. ’76

1987

Larry Burton ‘78

1987

Charles Blanchard ‘81

1987

Dr. Bradley Sack ‘56

1987

Donald Bonker ‘64

1987

Carol Kaiser

1986

Phillip McAllister

1986

Charles Proctor

1986

Grace Spacht

1986

Paul Wright

1986

Douglas Tunnell ‘72

1986

Beverly Byer ‘73

1986

Christopher Zafiratos ‘57

1986

John Loy ’61

1986
John Loy (M.A. Ph.D)  is a founding father of the sociology of sport. He served as President of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport and as Vice President of the International Sport Sociology Association. His coauthored and co-edited books include: Sport, Culture and Society (1969), Sport and Social Order (1975), Sport and Social Systems (1978), The Social Significance of Sport (1989), and Sport in Social Development (1993). Upon his retirement as Dean and Professor of Sport and Leisure Studies in the School of Sport and Exercise Science, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, University of Jyvaskyla (Finland).

Alice Asmar ‘49

1986

Mary Ellerby Dunten ‘54

1985

Frithjof Bergmann ‘51

1985

Francis Okita ‘34

1984

Larry Campbell ‘53

1983

Naomi Brown ‘47

1975

Jack Booch ‘57

1975

Robert Pamplin, Jr. ‘64

1974

Joyce Callaghan Malick ‘63

1974

Merlin Morey ‘41, M. Ed ‘51

1973

Carol Noll Burden ‘58

1973

Dr. Kit Johnson ‘57

1972

Laurie Harper James ‘52

1972

John Keil Richards ‘46

1971

Virginia Bitar Lindle ‘54

1971

John Piacentini ‘52

1970

Nancy Weyer Navarra ‘47

1970

Dolores Menstell Hsu ’52

1969

Leonard Forsgren ‘49

1969