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Choosing to become a Pioneer

December 13, 2011

  • Dexter Pearce ’13 explains why he chose Lewis & Clark below.

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For student-athletes, choosing Lewis & Clark means finding a home not just in the classrooms and residence halls, but also on the fields and courts where our teams compete.

In athletics and academics alike, Lewis & Clark students enjoy the quality, collaboration, and community that make this such a highly regarded institution.

As future Pioneers send in their college applications, current student-athletes share the following perspectives about the programs and people that drew them to Lewis & Clark.

neva hauserNeva Hauser ’12

Hometown: Palo Alto, California
Major: psychology

Lewis & Clark was one of the only schools that was very supportive and encouraging of me participating in both the athletic and music departments throughout my college career. They were most accepting of who I was and what I wanted to do.


dexter pearceDexter Pearce ’13

Hometown: Portland, Oregon
Major: political science

God gave me the opportunity to play basketball and get a top-notch education right in my hometown!


megan andreMegan Andre ’13

Hometown: Kelseyville, California
Major: biology

I came for the small classes and personal contact with professors.


brandis piperBrandis Piper ’12

Hometown: Hillsboro, Oregon
Major: history

I chose to attend Lewis & Clark because of the welcoming atmosphere I found on my visit to the campus. The people I met and interacted with were genuinely excited to meet me and made me feel welcome even though they had just met me. Also, the members of the football coaching staff gave me the impression that I was more than just a number to them and that they cared about who I was as a person.

kristina williamsKristina Williams ’13

Hometown: El Dorado Hills, California
Major: psychology and math double major

I decided to come to Lewis & Clark because I had the opportunity to get a good education and also play on the women’s basketball team. I also love the city of Portland.


daniel shaverDaniel Shaver ’13                 

Hometown: Sewanee, Tennessee
Major: biochemistry and molecular biology

I grew up in the rural south and wanted to experience something new. Portland seemed the perfect location in combining my desire for urban possibilities, the mysterious “west coast aura” that I’d heard about, and perfect weather for running. Talking to professors and my coach convinced me that Lewis & Clark would allow me to both run seriously and take advantage of academic opportunities rare for the size institution I was seeking.



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