Lewis & Clark Hosts Alumni Awards
February 13, 2018
Each year, the Lewis & Clark Board of Alumni honors members of the College of Arts and Sciences community for their outstanding accomplishments and service. We’re pleased to congratulate the 2017 honorees, who received their awards at the Alumni Honors Banquet on February 9.
Pioneer Alumni Leadership Award
Carol Timm BA ’87
Since her graduation, Timm has represented Lewis & Clark in a variety of capacities. Among other roles, she has served as a member and president of the Board of Alumni and a member and chair of the Hall of Fame committee. She has also helped organize special reunions and delivered remarks at opening convocation, commencement, Alumni Honors Banquets, and Black and Orange Parties.
Donald G. Balmer Citation
Stephen Dow Beckham
Beloved by hundreds of students during his tenure as Pamplin Professor of History, Beckham was named Oregon Professor of the Year in 1994. More than just the resident expert on all things Pacific Northwest, he has been the heart and soul behind preserving the college’s history and telling our story. He has authored several books, chaired committees, and made countless presentations on the college’s behalf.
Outstanding Young Alumnus Award
David Norse-Thomas BA ’08
After graduating from Princeton Theological Seminary, Norse-Thomas was ordained in 2014 to work at Broad Street Ministry, a progressive faith community, in Philadelphia. He started a spirituality group for LGBTQ+ youth, along with creating an LGBTQ+ Fellowship. He is currently pastor of Maryland Presbyterian Church in Towson, Maryland.
Distinguished Alumnus Award
Brian Lindstrom BS ’84
Lindstrom’s award-winning films reduce stigma and reveal the humanity of people living on the margins. His recent film, Mothering Inside, helped inspire the Oregon Legislature to fund the Family Preservation Project and to make Oregon the first state in the U.S. to pass a bill of rights for children of incarcerated parents. Last year, he was awarded the Media Arts Fellowship by Portland’s Regional Arts & Culture Council.