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Joseph Marlitt, Admission Counselor

Recruitment Territory: Counselor for freshmen from California (San Diego County, Northern California - Coast and Shasta/Cascades, Central Valley, High Sierra, Deserts and Inland Empire), Montana, Oregon (Central and Eastern) and Washington (Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish, San Juan, Island, Clallam, Jefferson, Grays Harbor, Mason and Thurston counties)

Additional Responsibilities: Coordinates Final Admission Review Team and faculty admission reports

Phone: 503.883.2473


What the power of a small college is to you? I sometimes think the term “small” isn’t appropriate to describe colleges of Linfield’s size as an institution. I think Linfield’s size is conducive; conducive to real world research, collaboration, and towards building a respect between professors and students. A small college allows you to truly be the master of your own domain.

Who…are you? I am a running, rock climbing, and all around sports enthusiast. I also enjoy coffee on what some experts may consider an unhealthy basis. My favorite teams are the Linfield Wildcats (obviously), Portland Trail Blazers and Timbers, and Seattle Mariners. I love to explore the incredible natural scenes that the Willamette Valley and Western Oregon have to offer. It is truly a beautiful pocket of our world.

Favorite book: I love Kurt Vonnegut’s “The Sirens of Titan.” I am not usually a Sci-Fi enthusiast, but Vonnegut is provocative on a subconscious level and makes anyone who reads his work to reconsider the world around them. On a more high-brow level, I also love to read “Get Fuzzy” and “Pearls Before Swine.”

Favorite Food: I can’t…I won’t… I eat everything in sight. I am a garbage disposal. If you twist my arm, I admit that my true love is Thai Country restaurant on Third Street. The Pineapple Fried Rice makes your mouth dance!

Why Linfield: As one Linfield student put it, “Usually when I describe it to people, I say something along the lines of ‘my favorite place in the world’ or ‘home.’” In my short time here I have come to realize this warm feeling extends to all facets of the community, and you can truly add yourself as an ingredient rather than idle as a spectator.