L&C Magazine | Fall 2022

Featured Stories

  • Confronting Racial Violence Through Music

    Portland’s Resonance Ensemble, led by Professor Kathy FitzGibbon, worked with artist-composer Damien Geter to present An African American Requiem, a bold, thought-provoking musical response to violence against African Americans in the United States.

  • Reflecting on the Past, Looking to the Future

    When alumni think about their time at Lewis & Clark, they often mention key professors who influenced the course of their lives. At the close of the past academic year, Lewis & Clark bid farewell to a few such faculty who have touched generations of undergraduate students.

  • Seeking Peace During War

    Nancy Jonson Teskey and Mike Teskey BA ’85 help a Ukrainian family flee Kyiv, find refuge, and return home again.

  • Major Milestones

    Lewis & Clark celebrates several landmark anniversaries of key places, programs, and initiatives.

President's Letter

Dear L&C Community

Every leader dreams of taking on a key role at just the right moment in history. I feel fortunate beyond words that in becoming the 26th president of Lewis &Clark, I have done just that.

Campaign News

Campaign Update

Lewis & Clark thanks its generous donors for these recent major gifts and pledges.

Law School: Wyss Scholars Promote Land Conservation

Lewis & Clark Law School students interested in land conservation issues will continue to be eligible for financial support through the Wyss Scholars Program as a result of a renewed $215,000 grant from the Wyss Foundation.

Law School: New Grant for Black Oregonian Pardon Project

The Meyer Memorial Trust, based in Portland, has awarded the law school’s Criminal Justice Reform Clinic (CJRC) a grantof $100,000 for the Black Oregonian Pardon Project.

Give a Listen to Lewis & Clark’s New EAR Forest

An innovative project, titled the Experimental Art Research (EAR) Forest, will soon be in place at Lewis & Clark, thanks, in part, to a four-year $500,000 grant from an anonymous foundation.

Alumni News

Homecoming and Family Weekend 2022

Nearly 1,000 alumni, parents, and friends returned to Palatine Hill last month for Homecoming and Family Weekend.

Alumni Weekend Returns to Campus

After a two-year hiatus, Alumni Weekend returned to Palatine Hill in grand style.


Reclaiming the Indigenous Experience in the Classroom

Brigitte Ululani Russo BA ’15, a secondary teacher in Hawai‘i,is committed to integrating Indigenous knowledge into the curriculum.

Serving Up Baked Goods With Northwest Values

Claire Randall BA ’87 lives her values as CEO of Grand Central Bakery.

Fighting to Educate Every Child

Joe Morelock BA ’92 led the Newberg School District during a national controversy involving the school board’s ban on Pride and Black Lives Matter symbols in classrooms. Now he’s taking the reins at the Woodburn School District.


Alumni Weekend Returns to Campus

After a two-year hiatus, Alumni Weekend returned to Palatine Hill in grand style.

A Historic Appointment of a Proven Leader

L&C welcomes Dr. Robin Holmes-Sullivan as its new president.

The Inauguration of Dr. Robin Holmes-Sullivan

On October 21, 2022, Lewis & Clark inaugurated Dr. Robin Holmes-Sullivan as its 26th president. Students, alumni, faculty, staff, friends, and family joined together to celebrate the new president, who promises to be a transformative leader for Lewis & Clark.

Abuzz About Bees: In spring 2020, shortly before the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, Students Engaged in Eco-Defense (SEED) and the Garden Club embarked on a project to start a bee garden, or apiary, on the graduate school campus. Since then, with funding assistance from the Associ- ated Student Body (ASB), the clubs have established three hives and a wildflower garden. The project is designed to help students learn about beekeeping and to support native pollinator ecology. Over time, students plan to expand the project and make honey collected from the hives available on campus.

Pictured above: Sawyer Barta BA ’23; Mateo Kaiser BA ’23, president of both SEED and the Garden Club; Bryn Romig BA ’25; and Cassidy Floyd-Driscoll BA ’24.

Robert Reynolds