Seven standouts named Pamplin fellows
Lewis & Clark College inducted seven sophomores into the Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr. Society of Fellows in October.
“Membership in the Pamplin Society is the highest honor bestowed by the College,” said Michael Mooney, president. “It requires academic excellence and leadership potential that reflect and inspire the College community as a whole.”
The Pamplin Society is made up of 21 students—seven each from the senior, junior, and sophomore classes. Members possess an exceptional blend of intellectual talent, personal integrity, the habit of physical fitness, and the willingness to shoulder the burdens of leadership.
Nicolette “Nicki” Boehland, from Duluth, Minnesota, is majoring in English and international affairs. Boehland plans to combine “making a living” and “making a life” in a way that allows her to make a positive impact on the world. She intends to write and work in an international environment.
Norah Foster, from Dubuque, Iowa, is majoring in biochemistry and Hispanic studies. Foster intends to become a medical doctor.
Paloma Gonzalez, from San Diego, plans to major in international affairs to achieve a better understanding of ways to improve the dialogue between the United States and Mexico, to enhance awareness of the political and cultural roles Latinos can play in the United States, and to promote educational reform on both sides of the border.
Nicholas Henry, from Silver City, New Mexico, is a physics major. Henry believes that to demonstrate intellectual promise one must have “a healthy amount of curiosity.” Volunteering and giving back to the community are important parts of his life.
Amanda “Amy” Lillis, from Kearney, Nebraska, plans to major in political science and minor in political economy. At Lewis & Clark, Lillis has taken an active role in community service projects, including organizing and moderating the Black History Month forum on white privilege, planning and facilitating the Spring Charity Fest fundraiser, and collaborating on the “Drop-the-Debt” concert.
Megan “Maggie” Sullivan, from St. Paul, Minnesota, plans to major in political science and minor in chemistry, although her goal is “to become a physician and work in an area of poverty and great medical need.” She believes she must understand the politics of the world to become a leader for positive change.
Note: One of the new inductees has requested that his name not be released to the public for personal reasons.
—by Tricia Pearson