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Welcome, Class of 1979!

Alumni Weekend: June 20-24, 2019

It’s time to come back to Palatine Hill for your 40th reunion! 

Check out our photos from Alumni Weekend 2018 when our friends from the class of 1978 celebrated their 40th Reunion!

ALUMNI WEEKEND SCHEDULE
The full schedule of events is posted here. Please read through the schedule before registering.

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ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR ALUMNI WEEKEND 2019 HAS CLOSED. SEE US AT STEWART HALL TO CHECK-IN AND ADD EVENTS.

PLANNING TO ATTEND:
The following members of the class of 1979 have registered for Alumni Weekend 2019. The list will be updated weekly..

Kathy Bell Russell
Nancy Wilkin Bone
Sam Briggs
Katie Weil Byrnes
Mike Byrnes
Kimberly Hill Campbell
Bill Deane
Chris Johnson Deffebach
Brian Dunkley
Reed Elwyn
Maggie Koenig Englund
Kathleen Gebhardt
Doug Goldsmith
Craig Graugnard
Paul Green
Jake Greenberg
Carla Hernandez
Jon Horn
Keith Jensen
Rand Kaplan
Julie Jones Manning
Megan McMorran
Kim Smith Moffit
Mary Otto
Walter Peck
Tom Rasmussen
Curtis Roth
Stacy Rout-Thompson
Terri Harris Scribner
Dave Smith
Barbara Stafford-Wilson
Mark Stockdale
Steve Van Mouwerik
Kim Warren Zeren
Judy Williams
Matt Wuerker

Check out your Class Letter here.

ALUMNI WEEKEND SCHEDULE

Alumni Weekend begins on Thursday, June 20 and ends with a golf tournament on Monday, June 24. There will be events for your class on Friday and Saturday of the weekend. Your class event will be on Friday. The Northwest Salmon Bake and Barbecue is on Saturday. We want to especially draw your attention to the following events:

Thursday
Opening Social
- Kick off the celebration with some delicious appetizers, drinks, and merriment!

Friday
1979 Class Reunion Reception and Dinner
- A reception and dinner in honor of the class of 1979 including appetizers, dinner, beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages.

Greek Life Reunion - All fraternities and sororities are invited!

Saturday
All Decades Brunch
- A few things on the menu for this brunch are fried chicken, waffles, scrumptious toppings, eggs, potatoes, bacon, fresh fruit, granola and Mimosas!

Pioneer College- What is Your Life Plan?
This is a participatory workshop where you will learn about and create your own life plan with public relations executive Lee Weinstein ’81, author of Write. Open. Act, An Intentional Life Planning Workbook.

Communication/Rhetoric and Media Studies Reunion - Including alumni storytelling and a reception with appetizers, beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages.

All Class Northwest Salmon Bake & BBQ - Come together with the whole Lewis & Clark community to enjoy salmon caught and prepared by the Charley Family. The Russell Charley family, members of the Warm Springs Tribe, will prepare salmon on wood cooking sticks over an open fire pit.

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
Alumni Choir
- Gathering the choir has become a tradition, much loved by weekend guests. All who feel an affinity to L&C music programs are welcome!

Visit the Alumni Weekend schedule for details and more events. Please read through the schedule before registering.

ALUMNI WEEKEND ACCOMMODATIONS AND FAMILY PROGRAMS

Visit the housingFAQ, and family pages to find information about on- and off-campus housing, and other helpful information as you plan your trip to Portland for Alumni Weekend. 

WHO IS WORKING ON THE REUNION?

For a list of your class reunion volunteers, and to join in on the fun, visit the Alumni Weekend volunteer page.  

WHERE CAN I FIND CLASSMATES?

Start with the Alumni Directory to connect and reconnect with classmates. Or let your staff reunion coordinator know you’d like a list so you can contact friends to encourage them to attend the reunion.  

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Lewis & Clark attempts to remain in contact with all alumni but unfortunately we have lost contact with some individuals. We rely on the lifelong friendships made at L&C to help us find alumni who have moved or changed names over the years, causing us to lose contact with them. Follow this link to see who from your class is missing. We would love contact information on these alumni.         

HOW CAN I CONTRIBUTE TO MY 40th REUNION GIFT? 

The Annual Fund Class Gift is a way for you and your classmates to give thanks for your L&C education - and help current students experience L&C like you did. Contributions of all sizes are welcome and appreciated. If you would like to join the Philanthropy Council or have any questions about giving to Lewis & Clark, please contact Julie Newsome, jnewsome@lclark.edu or 503-768-7963.

JOIN THE VOLUNTEER GROUP!

There are many ways to support the reunion to ensure a great turnout, and that the reunion is a meaningful and fun time for your class and your overseas or off-campus group. Learn more about volunteering here or contact your staff reunion coordinator. 

STAFF REUNION COORDINATOR
Tara McIrvin, Associate Director, Alumni, Parent and Student Engagement, 503.768.7941, taramcirvin@lclark.edu.

CLASS FACEBOOK GROUP

Find the Alumni Weekend website here.

Check out your Class Letter here.