Lewis & Clark to Host Alumni Awards

Each year, Lewis & Clark honors alumni from the College of Arts and Sciences for their outstanding accomplishments and community service.

Each year, Lewis & Clark honors alumni from the College of Arts and Sciences for their outstanding accomplishments and community service. We’re proud to announce the 2013 honorees, who will receive their awards at the Alumni Honors Banquet on February 22.

Distinguished Alumna Award

Margaret Coker BA ’93

Coker has been a foreign correspondent since 1996, with postings in the former Soviet state of Kazakhstan, Moscow, Afghanistan, Jerusalem, and Baghdad. She has covered events and trends including the transformation of former Soviet bloc states into independent nations, the rise of globalized finance, and the American invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. She earned a nomination for the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 2011. In 2012, she was part of a team at the Wall Street Journal whose reporting earned the Edwin M. Hood Award for Diplomatic Correspondence.

Outstanding Young Alumna Award

Nicolle Rager Fuller BA ’99

Fuller is a science illustrator whose artwork helps the general public recognize and navigate the science inherent in our daily lives—from new medical therapies, to environmental issues, to emerging knowledge about our universe. Through her business, Sayo-Art, she works with clients including Science News, the National Science Foundation, the American Association for Cancer Research, and several universities. She recently won the Research and Knowledge Communication category in the Association of Illustrators’ annual international competition.

Outstanding Young Alumnus Award

Isaac Holeman BA ’09

A cofounder of social enterprise Medic Mobile, Holeman has earned wide recognition for the company’s innovative work using communication technologies to improve the health of underserved communities. A member of the Pamplin Society of Fellows, he has also been recognized as a Compton fellow, an Echoing Green fellow, an mHealth innovator of the year, and a member of Forbes magazine’s “30 Under 30: Social Entrepreneurs” list. He is earning a PhD in management studies at the University of Cambridge on a highly competitive Gates Cambridge Scholarship.

Donald G. Balmer Citation (for service to the college)

Dell Smith, Registrar Emeritus

Smith’s tenure with Lewis & Clark began in 1967 when he started as professor of health and physical education, head wrestling coach, and assistant football coach. During his time at the college, he has held a variety of positions, including assistant dean of faculty, head of the natural sciences division, director of a Murdock grant in the sciences, and registrar for the College of Arts and Sciences. Since retiring, Smith has remained a fixture on campus, serving in a variety of formal and informal volunteer positions and leading overseas study programs.

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