Alumni & Community Stories

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Clark Honors College student Kyle Trefny and two CHC alums are using basketball to help shape a future for Oregon where people live with fire, instead of fighting against it.
Ryan Horiuchi is tapping into his Honors College education by using research and his roots to give fans the Trail Blazer experience he grew up with.
Through his determination, compassion and track record helping others, alum Jakob Hollenbeck landed a full-tuition scholarship to Georgetown Law School.
Featured in the Colorado Sun, CHC alum Rachel King is the author of the novel “People Along the Sand,” the linked short story collection “Bratwurst Haven” and two poetry chapbooks.
CHC thesis students had three minutes to verbally present the idea behind their thesis and research, including the use of one slide.
The multimedia journalist’s curiosity serves as an important tool in her investigative reporting and writing.
With a celebrated legacy of kindness and generosity, an Honors College scholarship in his name aids students in need.
The CHC alum struggled to connect with the comics crowd during college. Today, she has blossomed into one of the world’s most inclusive comic booksellers in the world.
Sarah Cate's ('08 English) new book, “The Myth of the Community Fix: Inequality and the Politics of Youth Punishment” ar
Strand is among eight California State University, Chico faculty members recognized with 2022–23 Outstanding Faculty Awards, selected by the University’s Faculty Recognition and Support Committee.
CHC grad sees public service as the best way to improve communities.
The Ball State University professor is working on a fictional novel and raising a family.
Doctor Lorna Gober was announced Wednesday, March 8, 2023, as the new chief medical officer for PeaceHealth Northwest network.
Dedication, helping others and honoring community.
Raimy Khalife-Hamdan (Global Studies / Romance Languages, 2022):  "My deepest mission in life is to try to build peace in conflict-affected regions like the one I come from."
She spent years honing her craft at UO and a variety of publications across the U.S.
Parvez may be one of the most influential voices in corporate social media. 
Graduated: Class of 1972   Major at CHC: History   Lives in: Salem, Ore.   Career: retired labor and civil rights lawyer  
Sept 15, 2022.  The Department of Music at the University of Arkansas is proud to welcome Pecos Singer (CHC/UO ’14, Music Performance) to its faculty.
Good afternoon! It’s my great pleasure to welcome the Robert D. Clark Honors College class of 2020! And the class of 2021! And the class of 2022! I’m Carol Stabile, acting dean of the College and a professor of gender studies and media history.
The former poet laureate of Oregon, Kim Stafford, BA '71 (Clark Honors College), MA '73, PhD '79 (English), considers war and peace, pandemic struggles, Earth imperatives, a seeker’s spirit, and forging kinship in his latest collection of poems, "Singer Come from Afar."
Temerity Bauer, a junior biology major and Clark Honors College student, received the highly competitive award for her work in health care.  Udall scholarships recognize students for their service to Native American nations or for stewardship of the environment.
CHC alum Alex Mentzel (German literature and culture / theatre arts, 2020) will pursue a PhD at Cambridge—studying the intersection of human and digital worlds, where technology and the humanities meet.
Erin Morrison, Fox Melo, and Erik Liang reflect on their first year at CHC.
Many University of Oregon students jumpstart their STEM careers by joining laboratories, securing internships, and working with mentors.