Alice Irving and Ray Brown met when they were working on committees for Lewis & Clark College's junior prom, newly named the Sweetheart Ball. For Alice and Ray the name was serendipitous: They have been dancing together to the music of time ever since.
Members of the Class of 1950, both pursued careers in education, Alice with a master's degree in German and French, Ray with a master's degree in guidance and counseling. Yearning to explore the wider world, they spent many summers abroad, gathering slides, memories, and friendships--all enriching their work then and still energizing their lives now.
To honor Alice's sister, they established the Gertrude Julie Holden Memorial Scholarship, awarded annually to a student of humanities from the greater Portland area. In addition, they recently made a bequest to Lewis & Clark on their own behalf, wanting the College to become for others what it has long been for them: a place to learn, a place in the heart.
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