The Pamplin Society was founded on June 4, 1993 by Dr. Robert B. Pamplin, Jr. It is an honor society that brings together students and teachers of the highest caliber in a lifelong association that begins with undergraduate study at Lewis & Clark College.
Student members of the Society demonstrate superior intellectual promise, dedication to the welfare of their community, commitment to physical fitness, and unimpeachable integrity. Every year, seven outstanding sophomores are selected to become the newest class of Pamplin Fellows.
The Fellows plan and implement a number of activities each semester that are sponsored by the Society in order to enhance the co-curricular educational environment of the College. For example, an annual Distinguished Visiting Scholar program brings well-known scholars to Lewis & Clark to engage the greater academic and civic community in intellectual thought. This year’s Distinguished Visiting Scholar was Adam Bradley, Pamplin Society Alumnus and Professor of English at the University of Colorado Boulder. Other programs include: monthly discussions led by Lewis & Clark faculty, service projects, and the annual Teacher of the Year Award.