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Hometown News Release Information

Provided for 2015 Graduates and Families

Commencement_emCongratulations on your graduation from Lewis & Clark! To mark this major milestone, we encourage you to send a personalized news release to your local newspaper(s). Using the sample release below, create a customized news release about yourself or your student, including major(s), academic honors, volunteer or internship experiences, study abroad trips, and/or plans for the future.

 

 

  1. Find your school below and copy the sample news release text into a new document.
  2. Replace bracketed information with your personal details. Newsrooms are often inundated with emails, so we recommend keeping your release short.
  3. Graduation announcements are usually directed to a general newsroom email address and not to specific reporters. To avoid having your email deleted or caught in a spam folder, we highly recommend that you find a general email address on the newspaper’s website or in the print edition. Many print newspaper announcement areas contain contact information near the announcements.
  4. Copy the release directly into an e-mail message addressed to your local newspaper(s). Use the subject line “Local Resident Graduates from Lewis & Clark.”
  5. (OPTIONAL) You may also wish to include a photo. Please note: Because newsrooms are inundated with a lot of email, an attachment may slow the receipt of your message or your message may be blocked by a spam filter. Instead, we suggest you include the following note at the end of your email: “Photo available upon request.”

Sample Hometown News Releases

College of Arts and Sciences

School of Law

Graduate School of Education and Counseling


  College of Arts and Sciences Sample Hometown Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 9, 2015

[City Name] Resident Graduates from Lewis & Clark College

Portland, Ore.—[Full name] of [City, State] graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in [Major(s)] at Lewis & Clark College’s 142nd commencement ceremony, held on May 9, 2015.

While at Lewis & Clark, [last name’s] activities included [clubs, sports, volunteer work, jobs, honor societies, etc.] In addition, [s/he completed a senior thesis, titled…, or s/he studied abroad at XYZ institution in X country].

[Last name] plans to [work at ABC Company in City, State, or attend XYZ graduate school, or travel, volunteer, etc.] after graduation.

OPTIONAL: A [year] graduate of [Name of High School] in [City, State], [last name] is the [son/daughter] of [parents’ names and hometowns].

Lewis & Clark prepares students for lives of local and global engagement. Located in Portland, Oregon, the college educates approximately 2,000 undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences and 1,500 students in graduate and professional programs in education, counseling, and law. For more information, visit www.lclark.edu.

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  Law School Sample Hometown News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 23, 2015

[City Name] Resident Graduates from Lewis & Clark Law School

Portland, Ore.—[Full name] of [City, State] graduated with [J.D. or L.L.M.] degree from Lewis & Clark Law School in a commencement ceremony held on May 23, 2015.

While at Lewis & Clark, [last name] contributed to [law clinic, law review, and/or student groups/activities].

[Last name] plans to [join ABC Firm in City, State OR work in the field of X type of law] after graduation.

OPTIONAL: A [year] graduate of [Name of College] in [City, State], [last name] is the [son/daughter] of [parents’ names and hometowns].

Lewis & Clark prepares students for lives of local and global engagement. Located in Portland, Oregon, the college educates approximately 2,000 undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences and 1,500 students in graduate and professional programs in education, counseling, and law. For more information, visit www.lclark.edu.

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  Graduate School Sample Hometown News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 7, 2015

[City Name] Resident Graduates from Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling

Portland, Ore.—[Full name] of [City, State] graduated with [X degree or certification] from Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling in a commencement ceremony held on June 7, 2015.

While at Lewis & Clark, [last name] participated in [internship, student-teacher experience, and/or student groups/activities].

[Last name] plans to work in [City, State, doing XYZ] after graduation.

OPTIONAL: A [year] graduate of [Name of College] in [City, State], [last name] is the [son/daughter] of [parents’ names and hometowns].

Lewis & Clark prepares students for lives of local and global engagement. Located in Portland, Oregon, the college educates approximately 2,000 undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences and 1,500 students in graduate and professional programs in education, counseling, and law. For more information, visit www.lclark.edu.

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