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Open house to celebrate the Academic English Studies program’s 40th anniversary

September 05, 2012

Hello Lewis & Clark Community,

This fall the Academic English Studies program is celebrating its 40th anniversary!  We modestly think that is pretty spectacular.  We started as the American Language Institute (ALI) in 1972.  Later the name was changed to Institute for the Study of American Language and Culture (ISALC).  Finally, we became Academic English Studies.

Among our illustrious alumni are Ahmed Al-Badi, a member of the Lewis & Clark Board of Trustees from the UAE.  There are several others–well, we like to think that all of our students have moved on to great successes in their lives.  Not all AES students continue at L&C for their degree programs; some are here for a 1-year exchange program, some are learning English to go to other graduate schools or undergraduate programs around the, and some are here for just a year of the “American college experience.”  Regardless, while they are here, they enrich our campus with their contributions to the international diversity of Lewis & Clark through their participation in academic as well as extracurricular activities.

We are having an open house next week, and we would love to have our campus friends drop by to celebrate with us.  Over the years, we have moved around, but we are now located in our permanent offices in the garden level of Albany Hall. Please join us on September 12, 2012, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Albany 104. 

Thank you,
Debbie Anholt

Deborah Anholt, Co-Director
Academic English Studies