Alumni News

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Jake Bartman Receives Pushcart Special Mention

Congratulations to Jake Bartman (LC English, ’15)! Jake’s “Night Swim,” originally published in the Spring/Summer 2020 issue of Ninth Letter, has received a special mention in the 2022 Pushcart Prize anthology.

Chris Bailey ’08

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.

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

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.

Jane Atkinson

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.

Anna Marjavi ’98

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.

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Former Employees and Alumni Google Accounts to be Permanently Deleted this Summer

Now is the time to transfer ownership of Google Drive files to make sure you don’t lose access to files owned by former employees or students.

We’ve already shared information on how to avoid data loss when former student and employee accounts are deleted. We are following up with specific information on the plan to remove these accounts.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.”

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.