Alumni News

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

Major Milestones

Lewis & Clark celebrates several landmark anniversaries of key places, programs, and initiatives.

Faculty Exhibitions: “Scrum” and “Betwixt and …”

The Hoffman Gallery and the art department are excited to announce the two spring 2023 faculty shows: Dru Donovan’s Scrum and Cara Tomlinson’s Betwixt and . . . The exhibits run from January 26 to March 23, 2023.

Lewis & Clark Libraries support Everybody Reads 2023

Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being is the Multnomah County Library Everybody Reads 2023 title. In support of this community reading project, free custom copies are available for pick up at Watzek Library and Boley Law Library. Read, reflect, and participate in online and in-person activities outlined in Multnomah County Library’s accompanying project guide.  Explore the power of books to create a stronger community!

Elliott Young Op/Ed on Involuntary Incarceration in Washington Post

Elliott Young has a new Op/Ed in The Washington Post entitled, “Locking up the mentally ill has a long history: The prospect of removing people from communities to be put in institutions has been a project of social control.”

Elliott Young is professor of history at Lewis & Clark College and the author of “Forever Prisoners: How the United States Made the World’s Largest Immigrant Detention System.”

Welcome, New Board of Alumni Members

Last month, three alumni joined the ranks of the College of Arts and Sciences Board of Alumni. The board’s charge is to strengthen ties between and among alumni and other members of the college community.

Memorable Stories of 2022

Take a look back at some of the undergraduate college’s biggest stories of the year.

Biology Alum Releases “Tiger 24” Into the Wild

Warren Pereira BA ’99 spent more than a decade making Tiger 24, a film that focuses on tiger conservation through the highly publicized removal of a tiger dubbed T-24 from his natural habitat in India.

Professor’s Orchestral Suite Celebrates Indigenous Culture in Bolivia

Freddy Vilches, associate professor of Hispanic studies, composed a Latin American suite to help commemorate the 160th anniversary of Urubichá, Bolivia. In August, he traveled to the Bolivian town for a live performance, along with L&C orchestra director and Urubichá guest conductor Lance Inouye.

Be a Friend... a Community Friend!

Our Community Friends Program matches international students with local resident volunteers to help them feel welcome and at home during their time at Lewis & Clark College.

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

2021
Outstanding Young Alumnus Award

Watch the Alumni Honors Celebration 2022!

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

2021
Pioneer Alumni Leadership Award

Watch the Alumni Honors Celebration 2022!

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

2021
Donald G. Balmer Citation

Watch the Alumni Honors Celebration 2022!

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

2021
Distinguished Alumna Award

Watch the Alumni Honors Celebration 2022!

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.