Alumni Weekend 2008
Pioneer Pride on Full Display
More than 900 alumni, friends, and family returned to campus in early October to celebrate Alumni Weekend 2008. "It was an extraordinary turnout--one of our best on record," says Andrew McPheeters, director of alumni and parent programs.
Participants took advantage of a full menu of activities, including the Black and Orange Reception and Dinner for all reunion classes; the Sports Hall of Fame dinner; Alumni College sessions with current faculty; milestone reunion events; and affinity reunions for forensics, men's basketball, and overseas study programs.
Lewis & Clark honored five individuals during the Alumni Honors Banquet:
William Feltz B.A. '66, distinguished alumnus award, has been a pivotal figure at the East-West Center in Honolulu, where he spearheads efforts to present music, dance, and visual arts from nearly every country in the Asia-Pacific region as well as ethnic and regional arts from the United States.
Satya Byock B.A. '04, outstanding young alumna award, has pursued a variety of service projects on the international stage, including organizing tsunami relief efforts in Sri Lanka. She is currently vice president of the nonprofit Education for Development and is pursuing a master's degree in counseling psychology.
Cyrus Partovi B.A. '67, Donald G. Balmer Citation, is a senior lecturer in social sciences at Lewis & Clark, where he has taught and advised thousands of students during his 16-year teaching career. He also comments on U.S. foreign policy and Middle East politics at many public forums, including alumni events.
Frank Lawrence B.S. '52 and Donna Lawrence B.A. '52, Pioneer Alumni Leadership Award recipients, met while students at Lewis & Clark. Over the years, Frank and Donna became involved with the Lewis & Clark International Students Program, hosting students from Hong Kong, Thailand, and Peru. They are now members of the Albany Society Board of Directors and play an active role in alumni programming.
"The success of all our events really centered on the dedication of our alumni volunteers, including the Board of Alumni," says McPheeters. "It was fantastic to see alumni connect with the college and each other through their class and overseas reunions."
Black and Orange Reception Mark O'Neal; Heidi Foster B.A. '88; Janet Range B.A. '87; Eric Swehla B.A. '87, M.A.T. '99; and Kuniko Tate '83. PHOTOS BY BRIAN FOULKES
Alumni Honors Banquet (Above) Pam Marshall, Frank Lawrence B.S. '52, Donna Lawrence B.A. '52, and Debbie Field. PHOTOS BY BRIAN FOULKES
Alumni enjoy the Homecoming game and the Tailgate Extravaganza. PHOTOS BY BRIAN FOULKES
Alumni Basketball (Above) Jaiya John B.A. '89 interacts with some young Pios before the game. (Left) Dan Jones B.S. '82. PHOTOS BY WILL CREW
Golden Reunion (Left) Hester Turner, dean of students from 1947 to 1966, and Pat Hibbard B.S.'52. (Above) Back row: Ralph Duniway; Lynn Duniway B.A.'58; Betty Martin B.A.'58, M.A.'75; John Martin B.S.'56; Virginia Vawter B.S.'58. Front row: Al Vawter B.S.'58; Gerald Hall B.S.'58; Bettie Rae Hall B.S.'58; Elsie Muiderman B.A.'58. PHOTOS BY ADAM BACHER
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