Distinguished Alumni

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    • William Anderson ( ) - Educator - Principal of Lewis and Clark High School
    • Susan Biehn (1959) - Business - Vice President of Christian Dior in charge of Public Relations.
    • Jack Robert Binns (1951) - Ambassador/Author - graduated from the Naval Academy at Annapolis and served in the U. S. Navy. After that he was in the State Department, serving at the as Political Counsellor, Political Section of the U. S. Embassy in London, England, 1974-1979, as Chief of Mission, San Jose, Costa Rica and was Ambassador to Honduras, October 1980 to October 1981. He is author of the book, The United States in Honduras, 1980-1981, an Ambassador’s memoir, McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2000.
    • Jay Bond ( ) - Athlete - Drafted by the NBA in 1970, played professional basketball in Italy
    • Ed Bouchee ( ) - Athlete - Philadelphia Phillies (1955-1960), Chicago Cubs (1960-1961), New York Mets (1961-1962)
    • Brigadier General Stuart Boyd ( ) - Military Officer - Pilot & SAC Commander Kansas (1957-1991)
    • Rob Brewster (1988) - Developer - Holley-Mason Building - housing LC during the 1999-2001 renovation of LC.
    • Lance Brigham ( ) - Athlete & Physician - High School All-American Basketball player. Currently an orthopedic surgeon in Seattle, WA.
    • Louise Henry Bryson ( ) - Media Executive - President, Distribution and Affiliate Business Development, Lifetime Networks Executive Vice President & General Manager, Lifetime Movie Network
    • Jerry Campbell ( ) - Athlete - 9 time All Pro Canadian Football Hall of Fame
    • Robert Carbaugh, Ph.D. ( ) - Educator- Professor of Economics, Central Washington University. Author of two textbooks used at colleges throughout the world and has had numerous articles published in highly regarded journals.
    • Ray Cattage ( ) - Athlete - University of Washington (3 Rose Bowls), played professionally for Arizona Wranglers (1983), Chicago Blitz (1984), & LA Express (1985)
    • Erik Coleman ( ) - Athlete - New York Jets Defensive Back
    • Gail Cogdill ( ) - Athlete - All Pro Detroit Lions (1960-1967 & 1968), Baltimore Colts (1968), & Atlanta Falcons (1969-1970)
    • Peggy Conley ( ) - Athlete - inducted into the Pacific Northwest Golf Association Hall of Fame
    • Clay Damon (1983) - Athlete & Orthodontist - Basketball player for UW and orthodontist in Spokane.
    • Dwight Damon (1958) - Athlete & Orthodontist - Basketball and Baseball player at Washington State University. Dr. Damon has been very involved in his profession, and now lectures throughout the world on the latest Damon Bracket orthodontic technology.
    • Dan Donohue (1984) - Actor - member of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Scar in the Disney's Lion King on Broadway
    • Bill Donner ( ) - Educator - Principal of Lewis and Clark High School
    • Pierce Kagari Emata (1974) - Musician - Featured in the Musical America International Directory of the Performing Arts 
    • Bill Etter ( ) -Athlete - High School All-American Football. Played for the University of Notre Dame and professional football in Canadian Football League
    • Dean Grafos(1961) - Mayor - Spokane Valley, WA. Mr. Grafos is a local business owner, developer/builder and real estate broker. City Council member since 2009.
    • Jamie Leigh (Fife) Hansen (1993) - Author - wrote Betrayed - published in 2007
    • Patricia Harnetiaux (1993) - Playwright - and film producer.
    • Britney Henry ( ) - Athlete - Pac-10 champion and All-American Track & Field Hammer Thrower, University of Oregon, 2007.
    • Ben Hopkins (1996) - Educator - a PhD teaching at Cambridge University, England and London School of Economics with a specialization in Afghanistan.
    • Dirk Jameson ( ) - Military Officer - US Air Force (1962-1996), Commanding Officer of Vandenburg Air Force Base (1992-1993) with the rank of Lt. General.
    • Briann January (2005) - Athlete- Played basketball for LC, then attended Arizona State University where she played for four years. As a freshman, January was named to the Pac-10's 2006 All-Freshman Team after a season in which she finished first on the team in both assists (86) and steals (46). January was drafted with the 6th overall pick in the 2009 WNBA Draft by the Indiana Fever. As a rookie in the WNBA she was granted the starting point guard position.
    • Carl Johnson (1915) - Athlete - He was a senior at the University of Michigan when he finished sixth in the long jump at the 1920 AAU championships, which then served as the Olympic Trials. In those days, the United States wasn't limited to just three qualifiers, so a week or so later Johnson set sail for Antwerp, Belgium, and wound up winning the silver medal with a jump of 23 feet, 3 1/4 inches.
    • Second Lieutenant Adrian Harold Jones ( ) - Military Officer - United States Army. Mr. Jones was one of the first African-Americans from Washington to achieve the commissioned rank of Second Lieutenant.
    • Robert L. Joss (1959) - Educator - A leader in global banking, a former U.S. Treasury Department official, & a Stanford Graduate School of Business PhD, & the eighth Dean of the Stanford Business School.
    • Karen Kelly ( ) - Journalist - KXLY TV News Anchor
    • Carolyn Kizer ( ) - Poet - Pulitzer Prize winner (1985) for poetry
    • Dan Lynch ( ) - Athlete - All American Football Player for WSU (1981)
    • Bob Lobdell ( ) - Educator - Teacher/Golf Coach at LC for 33 years. PAC-10 basketball official
    • Clyde Mathers ( ) - Educator - President of Hastings College - Nebraska (1972-1985)
    • Donna Belknap McGinnis (1959) - Artist - The Legion of Honor Museum in San Francisco includes three of her drawings in its permanent collection and her work also appears in other numerous private and public collections. She has shown her work at the Oakland Museum, Arkansas Art Center, Triton Museum of Santa Clara, Crocker Museum in Sacramento and several other public spaces and galleries.
    • Robert C. McHarness (1924) - Chemist - Worked as a research chemist for DuPont at Jackson Laboratory, Chambers Works, in Deepwater, NJ. Involved in the discovery of Teflon he was instrumental in developing the methods for its mass production. His name was on several patents and Teflon is still produced today using those methods. He was associated with Freon for his entire career where he again was part of a team that developed the process to manufacture it. He was also part of the Manhattan Project (development of the Atomic bomb) during World War II.
    • Katherine Merck (2008) - Athlete - First Miss Rodeo America from Washington State. She attended the University of Notre Dame and most recently graduated from law school at Gonzaga.
    • Ray Miller ( ) - Athlete - Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher and LC baseball coach from 1972 - 1982
    • Bobby Minnix ( ) - Athlete - High School All-American Football. Played football at Notre Dame. Currently working for the WSU Athletic Department.
    • Chad Mitchell ( ) - Singer - founding member of the folk group, The Chad Mitchell Trio
    • Neil Everett Morfitt (1980) - Sportscaster - host on ESPN Sports Center
    • Earl Morrison (1920) - Architect - Designer of LC Courtyard Fountain
    • Patrice Munsel ( ) - Singer - Metropolitan Opera (1943-1958)
    • Joanne Nail ( ) - Actress - Hawaii 5-0, S.W.A.T., Rockford Files
    • Craig T. Nelson (1962)- Actor - Coach, The District, The Incredibles
    • Lisa Nelson ( ) - Actor - Judging Amy, Murder She Wrote
    • James L. Nimnicht, Ph.D. (1967) - Author/Professor Emeritus - Author or co-author of well over 40 Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Articles published both nationally and internationally. Named Washington State Professor Of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (Case). Also, named Washington State Professor of the Year by the Washington State Senate. Distinguished Professor of the University, Teaching. Only Professor ever twice named as the National Advisor of the Year by the Society of Human Resource Management.
    • Captain Scott Francis O'Grady ( ) - Military Officer/Author - Air Force pilot (with rank of Captain) who was shot down over Bosnia and eluded capture for 6 days in hostile territory. (1995) Also, authored the book Return with Honor based on his experiences in Bosnia.
    • Rusty Olson ( ) - Athlete - Professional Football player
    • Fred Parady ( ) - Politician - Member of the Wyoming House of Representatives
    • Bobby Paxon ( ) - Industrialist - General Electric Vice President
    • Jamie Redman ( ) - Athlete - Varsity 8 Crew NCAA National Champion for Yale University (2007 & 2008). Named to the 2007 USA Under 23 National Team roster for the Under 23 World Championships in Great Britain. Her team won gold in the 2008 FISA World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Brandenburg, Germany. First alternate for the US Rowing team for the London, 2012 Summer Olympics.
    • Sam Reed ( ) - Politician - Washington Secretary of State (2000-present)
    • Dory Reeves ( ) - Athlete - All-American Track and Field, 1989 Inland Empire Athlete of the Year
    • Malik Roberson (1989) - Athlete/Coach - Moved to Washington State University with Cougar Head Coach Paul Wulff in 2008 (as the defensive line coach) after spending eight years with Wulff at Eastern Washington. Played football at WSU and CWU.
    • William "Bud" Roffler (1947) - Athlete - Played football for WSU and the Philadelphia Eagles. Voted the Spokane athlete of the 20th Century.
    • Dario Romero ( ) - Athlete - Defensive Tackle with the Miami Dolphins (2003-2004)
    • Irwin Rose (1944) - Scientist - Nobel Prize Winner for Chemistry 2004
    • Robert T. Schimke ( ) - Physician - American Cancer Society Research Professor of Biology, Emeritus at Stanford University. Nominated for Nobel Prize
    • Jeff Schrock ( ) - Industrialist - Vice President and General Manager Yahoo! Broadcast Solutions
    • Lewis B Schwellenbach (1912) - US Senator, US District Judge, and Secretary of Labor for Harry Truman
    • Eva Silverstein (1988) - Educator - string-theory physicist at Stanford. Recipient of the McArthur Foundation Award.
    • Ron Sims ( ) - Politician - King County Executive (1996-2009), Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development under President Obama.
    • Shane Sorey (1972) - Athlete & Consultant - Nationally ranked distance runner. PhD from Villanova University, Management consultant and most currently Vice President USATF and a Track and Field Official for NCAA, World Masters, IAAF International and USA Olympic Trials.
    • Tom Sneva ( ) - Athlete - Indianapolis 500 Winner (1982)
    • Jack Spring (1951) - Athlete- Relief Pitcher for the Phillies (1953), Red Sox (1956), Senators (1958), KC Athletics (1960), LA Angels (1961), Cardinals (1964), Cubs (1964), & Angels (1965), Indians (1965)
    • Ben Stuckart (1990) - Politician– Spokane City Council President, 2012-present
    • Jim Travis ( ) - Athlete - played baseball for the Chicago Cubs organization & is currently an LC fitness teacher
    • Kimberly Watson & Melissa Watson (1998 & 2000) - Volunteers - first set of siblings to ever serve in the US Peace Corps in the same country (Dominican Republic) at the same time (2006-2008)
    • Bill Yeend ( ) - Radio Personality - Drive Time News for KOMO radio in Seattle