Donald G. Balmer 2013 Citation: Dell Smith
March 05, 2014
The Donald G. Balmer Citation is awarded for rendering outstanding voluntary service to the College. Originally called the “Alumni Citation,” this award was renamed in 1991 to recognize Don Balmer’s selfless support of the college and to encourage others to follow his example.
Dr. Dell 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.