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  • February 19
    “I would advise graduating seniors to accept any opportunity to do something they suspect might be good for them. Whether that means traveling for a bit, picking up some odd jobs, or accepting an unexpectedly cozy position doesn’t really matter so long as it’s done earnestly.”
  • December 5
    “I spent quite a fair amount of time working in jobs that didn’t fit on any linear path to where I am today, and it’s hard in those circumstances not to get discouraged about your future prospects. But it’s important to remember that these hiccups have happened to everyone who’s ever gone on to do something interesting.”
  • Amber Case
    February 18
    2012
    Amber Case is a cyborg anthropologist and a cofounder of Geoloqi, a company that developed a platform for real-time location-based services. She has been featured in Forbes and Wired magazines, spoken at SXSW, TED and MIT on technology and humans, and was named by Fast Company as one of the Most Influential Women in Technology in 2010. She studies the interaction between humans and computers and how relationships with information are changing the way cultures think, act, and understand their worlds.
  • January 30
    Native Portlander, Giuseppe Baffaro, graduated from Lewis & Clark in 2011 with a degree in Economics. A member of the baseball and golf teams, Giuseppe is an avid supporter of all Pacific Northwest sports teams, especially the Blazers. His interest in economics led him to his current position as a mortgage broker with Premier Mortgage Resources.
  • November 17
    Becoming a finalist for the Rhodes and Marshall scholarship requires outstanding academic prowess and character. Katie Kowal BA ’17 interviewed for both scholarships following an endorsement from the college and much support from faculty who believed Kowal was a perfect candidate for these distinguished awards.
  • August 16
    Manufactured distrust. Underrepresented voices. Seemingly intractable problems. Industry-wide disruption. Being a good journalist requires clear writing, sharp thinking, and relentless task-juggling, all skills honed in the liberal arts. Whether covering breaking news in Portland, or chronicling trade missions to Thailand, young alumni are applying their Lewis & Clark skills locally and globally.
  • May 21
    Kate Smock BA ’18, is this year’s recipient of the Rena J. Ratte Award, the undergraduate college’s highest academic honor. Named for an esteemed professor, the award recognizes a senior whose abilities and commitment have combined to produce work of the highest distinction.
  • April 18
    Andrea Dean BA ’17 fell in love with mathematics and computer science at Lewis & Clark and is now using her knowledge at Amazon. She’s solving problems in machine learning at a new prototype store. Our Chronicle magazine caught up with her in Seattle for this profile.
  • May 19
    Recruiting and preparing a workforce of K–12 science and math teachers for an increasingly diverse group of students is crucial to improving science education. A new $125,000 National Science Foundation grant to Lewis & Clark will help to fund its STEM Teacher Pathways Project.
  • February 26
    Andy Van Fleet, Initial Administrator License ’09, has been named principal of Tigard High School and begins work in July, 2015.
  • April 30
    Hunter Franks ’08 just made the “Good 100” list by Good Magazine for his creation of the San Francisco Postcard Project.
  • February 18
    Hailing from Tacoma, Washington, Aukeem Ballard ’11 used to joke about how funny it would be if he one day became a teacher. A few years and a few college degrees later, Aukeem changed his tune. After receiving his bachelors and masters degrees from Lewis & Clark, this Woodrow Wilson Rockefeller Brother’s Fund Fellow can be found teaching communication and social studies at Lane Middle School in southeast Portland.
  • February 29
    The folks in 3CE caught up with Carolyn Worthge, over winter break to hear more about her experience working with the ONE Campaign as a Faiths Act Fellow with the Tony Blair Faith Foundation. Carolyn, originally from San Mateo, California, graduated from Lewis & Clark in May 2011 with a degree in Sociology/Anthropology and a minor in Music.
  • November 17
    On November 18, the Rhodes Trust announced that Katie Kowal BA ’17 won a Rhodes Scholarship.
  • January 22
    For 5 days, 30 Lewis & Clark students joined faculty and mentors to learn about entrepreneurship from the ground up, connecting their liberal arts training with tools for identifying problems and developing solutions. The driving philosophy behind Lewis & Clark’s Winterim experience? Leadership and entrepreneurship are lifelong mindsets.
  • Alumna Yvonne Curtis, Elementary MAT '97, joins PPS as deputy superintendent.
    December 19
    In her new position, Curtis will oversee various departments and programs including Curriculum and Instruction, Student Support Services, and School Performance. Curtis will begin her position with PPS on January 2, 2018.
  • Abby Rotwein (L) and Elissa Dingus (R)
    October 23
    Abby Rotwein and Elissa Dingus, MAT ’12 and MAT ’11, have been named the 2017 Oregon Social Studies Elementary Teachers of the Year
  • October 16
    This year’s symposium, Environmental Engagement in Tough Times, will take on pressing environmental issues with an emphasis on their social dimensions, like sustainable housing and equitable city growth. The three-day event kicks off with a keynote panel in Portland’s Pearl District on October 24.
  • September 26
    International affairs alumna Lyla Bashan has turned an expansive career in diplomacy into a handbook for those who want to change the world for the better. Now her lessons in foreign service from Tajikistan to Armenia are in the pocket of students everywhere with the release of her first book Global: An Extraordinary Guide for Ordinary Heroes.
  • September 25
    Natasha Digges, a current student in the in Elementary Education program, has just been named the Oregon School Personnel Association 2017 Scholarship recipient.
  • March 22
    On June 1, Samir Parikh will take the reins as the new director of the Center for Entrepreneurship at Lewis & Clark College. The center’s mix of academic and real-world offerings give students from all disciplines the chance to explore various subjects through an entrepreneurial lens.
  • Sister Susan Rose Francois (right)
    March 16
    Sister Susan Rose Francois BA ’94
  • Tamma Carleton
    March 16
    Tamma Carleton BA ’09
  • Harsha Abeyaratne
    March 16
    Harsha Abeyaratne BA/BS ’89
  • Matt Utterback is named National Superindentent of the Year at the AASA annual conference.
    March 2
    Utterback received this top honor for his work as superintendent of Oregon’s North Clackamas school district, where his equity-driven leadership dramatically improved graduation rates and notched state-leading student growth and achievement levels.
  • Credit: Les Grands Esprits
    February 13
    In the few short years since graduating with a degree in international affairs, Matthew Rugamba ’13 has become a rising young star in African fashion. Rugamba’s Kigali-based fashion line House of Tayo was recently featured in the CNN series African Voices, with Rugamba recognized for his artistic innovation and nod to authentic African design.
  • January 30
    In Reclaim, on display through March, Shelbi Schroeder, MAT ’17, represents women when they’re free and letting go of restraints, societal or otherwise.
  • Cleantech Challenge finalists Ian Dechow BA ’16,  Joshua Proto BA ’16, Blake Slattengren BA â...
    January 24
    Entrepreneurial students develop a promising kale-based waterproofing agent.
  • Paul Zorner B.S. '76
    October 26
    Paul Zorner B.S. ’76
  • Cynthia Scharf and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
    October 26
    Cynthia Scharf B.A. ’84
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