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Spring Into Action

April 02, 2012

  • Larkin Flora ’10 worked at Tryon Life Community Farm during Spring into Action 2010.
    Larkin Flora ’10 worked at Tryon Life Community Farm during Spring into Action 2010.

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Since she arrived at Lewis & Clark, Alison Dubchansky ’12 has worked to develop an annual campus-wide community service day. Launched three years ago, the event—which she dubbed Spring Into Action—has roused nearly 300 Lewis & Clark students, faculty, staff, and alumni to provide service to the greater-Portland community.

Her work has garnered Dubchansky attention both on campus and off. This spring, Dubchansky was a corecipient of the annual Ray Warren Leadership Award, honoring students for their contributions to the Lewis & Clark community. Last year, she earned a Newman Civic Fellows Award for her efforts. The award honors inspiring college student leaders who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country. It is presented by the Campus Compact—a national coalition of more than 1,100 college and university presidents committed to educating students for civic and social responsibility.

“Spring Into Action is a point of pride for the Lewis & Clark community,” said Minda Heyman, director of the Center for Career and Community Engagement. “Alison took advantage of our leadership training during her freshman year and has since created a lasting legacy for the entire campus.”

Read an interview with Alison Dubchansky ’12.

Learn more about Spring Into Action 2012. 

Images in the slideshow are courtesy of Lewis & Clark, Alison Dubchansky, Andrew Janeba ’11, and Campus Living Area Director Charlie Ahlquist.

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