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Atkinson Honored With Odell Medal

October 30, 2018

On May 23, Lewis & Clark bid a fond adieu to Vice President and Provost Jane Atkinson (second...On May 23, Lewis & Clark bid a fond adieu to Vice President and Provost Jane Atkinson (second from left), shown here with Associate Professor of Anthropology Deborah Heath, President Wim Wiewel, and Ombudsperson Valerie White.

On May 23, Jane Monnig Atkinson, vice president and provost, was awarded the Morgan Odell Medal, the college’s highest honor. She received the award on the occasion of her retirement after 39 years of outstanding teaching, leadership, and service.

President Wim Wiewel delivered the Board of Trustees’ resolution, which referred to Atkinson as “a beloved professor, an accomplished scholar, an exemplary administrator, and a selfless leader, who has inspired generations of Lewis & Clark students, colleagues, alumni, and friends.” The award was designed to be a surprise for Atkinson: “You got me,” she said, “I’m overwhelmed.”

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