outcomes, Rena Ratte
Azucena posing outside, wearing a white dress and glasses.

Community Builder Wins College’s Highest Honor

Azucena Lizbeth Morales Santos BA ’24, who double-majored in Hispanic studies and sociology/anthropology, received this spring’s Rena J. Ratte Award, the undergraduate college’s highest honor. Named for an esteemed professor, the award recognizes a senior whose abilities and commitment have combined to produce work of the highest distinction.

fulbright award, Fulbright Scholar, outcomes
Alexandra posing outside, wearing a floral dress.

Fulbright Winner to Pursue Passion of Teaching Language

As the recipient of a prestigious Fulbright award, Alexandra Flory BA ’24 will serve as an English teaching assistant in Germany beginning this fall.

biology, collaborative research, experiential learning, faculty research, faculty, John S. Rogers Science Program, NSF, outcomes, student research
Colorful strands of DNA entwined together

Decoding Cellular ‘Shape-Shifters’

Biologist Sharon Torigoe and her students investigate the mechanisms that determine a cell’s fate.

FOSA, performance, photo essay, student event, student research
Two students using microscopes.

A Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity

On April 12, the Lewis & Clark community took a break from classes to enjoy the Festival of Scholars and Artists, an annual event that celebrates the scholarship and creativity of our undergraduate students.

career center, career success, international, outcomes, overseas, Peace Corps, public service, ranking
Graphic with Top Colleges 2024 gold badge and Lewis & Clark College #10.

A Peace Corps Top 10 Producer

Lewis & Clark has made the Top 10 list of small colleges and universities that have produced the highest all-time number of Peace Corps volunteers since the agency’s inception in 1961.

academics, collaborative research, experiential learning, history, outcomes, student research
Shadow of hands reaching up over a chain link fence with an American flag as the background.

History in Action at the Southern Border

Lewis & Clark history students are putting their research skills to work for asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border.

commencement, senior speaker
Cooper posing outside near a gazebo, wearing a blue button-up short sleeve shirt and glasses.

Senior Speaker: Cooper Kroll BA ’24

Cooper Kroll BA ’24 will address graduates at the College of Arts and Sciences commencement on May 4.

career success, IAS, international affairs symposium, outcomes, research, student event, symposia, symposium
IAS 2024 Graphic

International Affairs Symposium Focuses on Control

The 62nd annual Lewis & Clark International Affairs Symposium is one of the oldest student-run symposia in the country. This year’s event, which runs from April 8 to April 10, is titled Strings Attached: Tracing the Global Systems That Bind.

green, moss week, photo essay, sustainability
A student wearing a full-body moss suit.


Lewis & Clark’s beautiful campus is home not only to lots of evergreens, native shrubs, and flowers, but also an abundance of moss. In honor of this underappreciated plant, Lewis & Clark’s Natural History Club held its sixth annual Moss Appreciation Week in mid-February. The popular campus event featured traditional favorites, like the Moss Petting Zoo and the terrarium-building workshop, as well as new events, including Moss Murmurs in L&C’s Ear Forest and a one-of-kind Gastropod Derby. Special guest Jenna Ekwealor, a bryologist from San Francisco State University, led a moss walk and delivered a lecture on the secret life of moss that grows under rocks. This year’s Moss Week was organized by club leaders Deanna Sunnergren BA ’24 and Sammy Kutsch BA ’24.

academics, concentration, dance, theatre
A line of dancers on stage holding hands in front of a colorful background.

L&C’s New Dance Moves

Lewis & Clark adds a dance concentration, which will be led by Tiffany Mills, the college’s new director of dance.