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Looking back at student and alumni accomplishments

December 03, 2012

  • Heidi Heitkamp J.D. ’80 is the first woman elected to represent North Dakota in either the U.S. Senate or House and the first Lewis & Clark graduate to serve as a U.S. senator.

From building a school in Malawi to serving in the U.S. Senate, Lewis & Clark students and alumni made headlines in 2012 for numerous accomplishments. 

The following sampling of headlines from 2012 gives a sense of the laudable endeavors of our students and alumni.

College of Arts and Sciences

Students fund and build Malawian school

Nine seniors win Fulbright honors

Matt Wuerker ’79 wins 2012 Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning

Amy Clay Ives B.A. ’01 rows her way to 2012 Olympics

Amber Case B.A. ’08 named one of the 30 Coolest Entrepreneurs Under 30

Graduate School of Education and Counseling

Bruce Reynolds M.Ed. ‘02 named Principal of the Year by the Confederation of Oregon School Administrators

Kyle Zrenchik, M.A.’12 co-authors research on social class

Law School

Heidi Heitkamp J.D. ’80 becomes first graduate to serve as U.S. senator

Law students launch online movement for change 

Law student Matthew Merryman named Volunteer of the Year for his victims’ rights work

Read more stories about students and alumni in the Lewis & Clark newsroom.