L&C Magazine | Fall 2017
- During the 2017–18 academic year, Lewis & Clark marks its 150th anniversary, honoring its distinctive past and preparing for its bright future.
- Ana Cutter Patel BS ’90 strives to bring divided communities together as executive director of Outward Bound Peacebuilding.
On Palatine Hill
- Congratulations, Graduates of 2017
- Katie Kowal BA ’17, a physics and political science double major, received this spring’s Rena J. Ratte Award, the undergraduate college’s highest honor. Named for an esteemed teacher, the award recognizes a senior whose abilities and commitment have combined to produce work of the highest distinction.
- This fall, in conjunction with Lewis & Clark’s 150th anniversary celebration, the college is marking the 40th anniversary of its Athletics Hall of Fame.
- Each year, students from the College of Arts and Sciences and Lewis & Clark Law School reflect on the extraordinary teaching of their respective professors and select one for top teaching honors.
Sierra magazine has named Lewis & Clark one of its top five “Cool Schools” for 2017. The annual ranking methodically assesses more than 200 of North America’s most sustainability-minded colleges and universities. Lewis & Clark is the only liberal arts college on the West Coast —and the only school in Oregon— to make the top 10. This is the sixth year in a row the college has made the list.
- This past spring, the College of Arts and Sciences bid a fond farewell to three longtime faculty who have influenced generations of students.
- Board Welcomes New Chair, New Members
- For the fifth time in six years, Lewis & Clark’s Overseas and Off-Campus Programs are ranked among the best study abroad programs in the nation, according to the 2018 edition of U.S News & World Report Best Colleges.
Leadership and Support
In June, more than 1,000 alumni, friends, and family enjoyed sunny skies in Portland while attending Alumni Weekend, a whirlwind set of events featuring class reunions, a traditional salmon bake and barbecue, a Dixieland band, and more.
Besides reconnecting with former roommates and classmates, alumni relived their housing experience in the residence halls, enjoyed a fabulous brunch in Fields Dining Room, participated in an on-campus pub crawl, attended Pioneer College sessions, sang to tunes from the ’60s, and danced the night away to ’80s music in the Trail Room. The Albany Society, the college’s honorary group for alumni who graduated more than 50 years ago, inducted more than 35 new members from the class of 1967. Alumni celebrating their reunions showed their Pioneer pride by raising $331,102 for the college. The class of 1972 raised the most gifts totaling $87,472, and the classes of 1962 and 1967 saw the highest participation, each with 29 percent.