L&C Magazine | Fall 2018

Featured Stories

President's Letter

Embracing the New

Shortly after my first day here, I received a congratulatory e-mail from Betto van Waarden BA ’10. Many people fondly told me, “I remember Betto!” It turns out that he and I have at least two things in common: we’re both tall, and we’re both from the Netherlands.

On Palatine Hill

In Memoriam

Alfred William “Bill” Sweet

Alfred William “Bill” Sweet, died July 22, 2018, at age 98, at his home in North Bend, Oregon.

Ed Brunet, Henry J. Casey Professor of Law Emeritus

Ed Brunet, Henry J. Casey Professor of Law Emeritus, died October 12, 2018, at age 74.


On the Road

This past spring, more than 400 alumni, parents, and newly admitted students attended regional events featuring President Wim Wiewel in Los Angeles on April 5, Denver on April 8, San Francisco on April 16, and Seattle on April 25.

Sesquicentennial Celebration!

The Lewis & Clark Sesquicentennial was celebrated in grand style at Alumni Weekend, June 20–25. Students, alumni, parents, friends, current and former faculty, and staff came together as a community on campus. Live music, joyful reunions, late-night dancing, scrumptious food, and more enlivened the weekend for attendees.

“Never have I experienced such an outpouring of support for a campus community as I did at Lewis & Clark’s Alumni Weekend,” said President Wim Wiewel, who attended many of the events along with his wife, Alice. “It was our first Alumni Weekend, and I can’t wait to celebrate many more.”

Hundreds of alumni and their families reconnected with their college days by staying in Lewis & Clark residence halls, getting a cup of joe at Maggie’s, or attending the brunch in Fields Dining Room.

With the help of 23 reunion giving volunteers, 703 reunion-year alumni showed their Pioneer pride by contributing $431,907 to the college. The class of 1973 raised the most gifts totaling $77,126, and the class of 1998 won the highest participation award for exceeding their participation goal by 136 percent. To help raise funds during your reunion, visit go.lclark.edu/LCPC.

Philanthropy Leadership Dinner

On May 3, Lewis & Clark hosted the Philanthropy Leadership Dinner in the Kridel Grand Ballroom of the Portland Art Museum. The event is designed to honor and acknowledge members of Lewis & Clark’s giving societies. More than 230 guests attended the event.

Graduates of 2018

This past spring, a spirit of celebration filled the air as Lewis & Clark held three separate commencement ceremonies for 384 undergraduates, 191 law school students, and 233 graduate school students. Guest speakers included Maria Hinojosa, award-winning news anchor and reporter for Latino USA (undergraduate commencement); the Honorable Anna Jaeger Brown JD ’80, senior U.S. district judge for the District of Oregon (law school commencement); and Manivong Ratts, professor of counseling at Seattle University and chair of the Department of Leadership and Professional Studies (graduate school commencement).