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Seven inducted into Pamplin Society

November 05, 2007

(Portland, Ore.)—Seven sophomores at Lewis & Clark College have been selected to join the Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr. Society of Fellows.

Pamplin Society members are chosen for an exceptional blend of intellectual talent, the habit of physical fitness, personal integrity and the willingness to shoulder the burdens of leadership. It is the highest honor bestowed by Lewis & Clark on its undergraduate students.

The 2007 inductees include the following:

Madeline Cole is a Hispanic studies and biochemistry double major from Arvada, Colo. Madeline keeps extremely busy with her volunteering endeavors. She teaches English to members of the College’s housekeeping staff, volunteers as a tutor at Roosevelt High School and is the organizer of a service trip to Jamaica. She spent last summer leading backpacking trips to teach teenagers leadership skills in Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park. Cole is looking forward to a month-long field study in Bariloche, Argentina this January, followed by a semester abroad in Valparaíso, Chile.

Jayson Estassi, from Burlingame, Calif., is a history and Hispanic studies double major. Although his academic interests are far-reaching, he hopes to earn a master of arts in teaching and pursue a career as a high school history teacher. Estassi plays the saxophone and oboe and has participated in a wide variety of musical groups on campus, from orchestra to a jazz combo. Estassi also holds a leadership position in Agape, Lewis & Clark’s Christian student group, and he has volunteered at community organizations such as Operation Nightwatch and Potluck in the Park. Last summer, he co-directed a leadership and service camp for middle school students in his hometown.

Andrew Foote is a double major in mathematical sciences and economics from Denver, Colo. He intends to pursue a doctorate in economics, and hopes to become an economic analyst. With a focus on urban economics, Foote is committed to helping the developing world become more self-sustaining. He enjoys reading Christian theology, and he is also the kicker for the Lewis & Clark Pioneers football team.

Andrea Liamzon, from Quezon City, Phillipines is interested in the fields of arts and journalism. As a member of the Platt Visual and Perfoming Arts Hall, Liamzon collaborated with fellow artists on projects showcased in open mic nights and art club exhibitions. An avid traveler, she has visited such diverse places as Finland and Venezuela. Liamzon is currently spending a semester abroad in St. Petersburg, Russia. Whether pursuing a career as a National Geographic photojournalist or as an artist, Liamzon is dedicated to showing the beauty found in a global community.

Anne McHugh is a biology major from Tucson, Ariz, who aspires to teach biology. Last summer, she did research in Professor Paulette Bierzychudek’s lab, studying the affect of source population of Viola adunca on larval development of the Oregon Silverspot butterfly. McHugh’s strong interest in education led her to design photography curriculum for elementary school students. In her spare time, she enjoys rock climbing and any other pursuit that gets her outdoors.

Hannah Satein is an international affairs major and an art minor from Eugene. She is passionate about promoting environmental conservation on campus through the Lewis & Clark Sustainability Council and in her daily life. Last summer, Satein spent her time as an outdoor leader for the Northwest Youth Corps, completing environmental conservation and education projects with area youth. In the future, Satein hopes to combine her interests by working towards environmentally sustainable international development. Outside of class, she enjoys dancing, hiking and bicycling.

Yunjie Zhao is a physics major from Nanjing City, China who loves the idea of liberal arts and the freedom to choose classes outside her major that interest her. She appreciates Lewis & Clark for its small size, which makes it easier to be involved in academic and residence college life. She is a Campus Living advisor in one of the residence halls and a board member for International Students of Lewis & Clark. Last summer, she participated in the Roger’s Science Research Program, collaborating with Thomas Olsen, associate professor of physics.

Now in its 15th academic year, the society’s membership includes 21 current students and more than 80 alumni. Membership is extended to seven students each year as they begin their second year at the college; the students embody the characteristics outlined by Dr. Pamplin: an exceptional blend of intellectual talent, the habit of physical fitness, personal integrity, and the willingness to shoulder the burdens of leadership. The society includes members with a wide diversity of talents, achievements, backgrounds and majors. Upon graduation from Lewis & Clark, fellows maintain their membership for life. Four endowed professors are also members of the society: Stephen Dow Beckham, Pamplin Professor of History; Janis Lochner, Pamplin Professor of Science; Curtis Johnson, Pamplin Professor of Government; and Arthur O’Sullivan, Pamplin Professor of Economics. As teaching scholars distinguished by sustained achievements in their disciplines and committed service to both academic and broader communities, they exercise leadership and use their talents to the fullest.

For more information:

Emily Miller
Public Relations Coordinator
503-768-7960
emilymiller@lclark.edu
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