Alumni News

View the stories below to read about alumni in the news and extraordinary college-wide accolades and announcements!


Meet Our New Faculty

From ceramics to glycomics, learn how Lewis & Clark’s new faculty developed an interest in their field—and why they are excited to join the L&C community. 

advocacy, alumni, faculty, Life after LC

First-Generation Mentorship Program

The Inclusion & Multicultural Engagement (IME) office is excited to launch a First-Generation Mentorship program and we are calling upon all first-generation staff, faculty, and alum!

alumni, international affairs, politics

West Linn Selects Recent Alum as Youngest-Ever Mayor

In May, West Linn, Oregon, residents resoundingly chose 23-year-old Rory Bialostosky BA ’22 as the city’s youngest-ever mayor. His election as mayor follows a series of “firsts,” including a term as West Linn’s youngest city council member while he was a full-time student at Lewis & Clark.

alumni, Portland

Building ‘Hygiene Hubs’ for Houseless Residents

Three recent alums have served at Hygiene4All, a Portland-based nonprofit that works to ensure those who are unsheltered have equal access to basic resources like hot showers, trash disposal, and first aid.


Hayes Elected New Chair of L&C’s Board of Trustees

Paula Hayes BS ’92, Lewis & Clark’s new board chair, is an entrepreneurial cosmetics chemist and founder and CEO of Hue Noir.


Employee Comings & Goings: Marietta Lawson Reflects on Six Decades at L&C

Director of Accounting Marietta Lawson BS ’79 grew up across the street from Lewis & Clark, and will retire at the end of this month after working nearly 30 years in the Office of Business and Finance. Here she reflects on her countless adventures on campus as it changed over the years.

Just in Time: New Campus Map PDF

Lots of moves, name changes, and more are reflected in the August update of the printable campus map.


Our campaign success has enabled us to make significant investments in the people of Lewis & Clark. This translates into expanded scholarship opportunities as well as endowed faculty positions in areas such as entrepreneurship —plus, much more!

alumni, History Major, History Minor, international education, Life after LC

Aidan Bennett (BA, ’21) Peace Corps Volunteer in Cambodia

The History department is excited to share that Aidan Bennett (BA, ’21) is currently serving with the Peace Corps in Cambodia, and has shared with us a bit about his experience.


Historic Rose Garden Prepares to Bloom

The L&C Rose Garden Restoration Club is undertaking the work of returning a hidden gem of the Lewis & Clark campus to its former glory.


Announcing the World’s First Animal Law Doctoral Program

Applications are now being accepted for the inaugural Fall 2024 class.

alumni, symposia, symposium

26th Annual ENVX Symposium Focuses on ‘Life Within Capitalism’

This year’s symposium, Life Within Capitalism: Reconsidering Market Consequences and the Earth System, will be held October 16–19, 2023. The symposium will feature keynote speakers Professor Yuko Aoyama and Clarence Edwards, as well as an art workshop and trading game. All events are free and open to the public.