January 2017 E-Cat

A new leader for Wildcat athletics

Garry Killgore has worn many hats during his 27 years at Linfield – professor, department chair, entrepreneur and longtime cross-country and track & field coach. Beginning July 1, he will take on a new role as Linfield's director of athletics, succeeding Scott Carnahan '73. At an institution known for the longevity of its coaches and the success of its teams, Killgore becomes just the fifth A.D. at Linfield since 1949. He follows Carnahan (1996-2016), Ad Rutschman (1973-96), Roy Helser (1968-73) and Paul Durham (1949-68) in the athletic director's chair. Killgore holds bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees from Oregon State University. In addition to Killgore's appointment, Stan Manley '82 has been named head baseball coach effective after this season. Read more about the selection of Killgore and Manley and keep up with all Linfield athletics.

Corvallis-area friends meet the new athletic director

Linfield alumni, parents and friends in the Corvallis/Albany area are invited to an event at Big River Restaurant on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Debbie Harmon Ferry '90, director of alumni and parent relations, will bring news from the college, and Professor Garry Killgore, recently named Linfield's next athletic director, will share reflections on 27 years of teaching at Linfield. Join us for dinner and connect with Linfield alumni in Linn County. Read about the Corvallis event or register online.

Finance professionals unite at World Trade Center

Join other Linfield alumni who work in finance for a luncheon at Portland's World Trade Center on Friday, Feb. 24. Visit with former Professor Scott Chambers and Professor Madeleine Romero. Share successes and challenges unique to those who work in finance and investments. Find out how Linfield alumni can support each other and connect to students joining the field. Read about the finance luncheon or register online.

Superheroes and Disney princesses – friends or foes?

Learn about the power of play during an upcoming Pubs & Profs event Thursday, Feb. 9, at 6 p.m. at the Lucky Labrador in northwest Portland. Psychology Professor Jennifer Linder will share her recent research on the effects of superheroes and Disney princesses on preschoolers' aggression, behavior, gender development and body image. Watch Linder discuss her work in this brief video. Learn more about the event or register online.

A Linfield degree can land you in the most interesting places

Whether it is saving lives in a hospital, fighting fires or enhancing the lives of others through sports or consumables, Linfield alumni find many ways to use their degrees. Read our newest collection of alumni profiles. Share your own story about how Linfield impacted you or how you are using your degree by submitting our alumni career path form.

Two earn scholarships for study in China, Ecuador

Two Linfield College students, Lizette Becerra '18 and Sara Gómez Horta '17, have earned scholarships to study abroad. Gómez Horta, an English literature and political science double major, will pursue a public policy master's program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, next year after being named a Schwarzman Scholar. Becerra, a Latin American studies major, is studying at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Quito, Ecuador, this spring after receiving an award from the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program.

Before we say goodbye to 2016, a look back

It was a memorable year for Linfield College. Our students excelled in and out of the classroom, our faculty continue to be recognized for their achievements and the college received high praise from national publications. Let's look back at 16 awesome Linfield College moments from 2016.

Alumnus honored with nursing award

Eric Timmons '10, a bedside nurse in the Intensive Care Unit at Salem Hospital, received the prestigious Lloydena V. Grimes Award for Excellence on Saturday, Dec. 17, during the pinning ceremony for fall 2016 graduates of the Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing. Timmons is the 26th recipient of the award, which recognizes nursing excellence in honor of Lloydena Grimes, a nursing leader in the State of Oregon and Director of Good Samaritan Hospital and Medical Center School of Nursing for 30 years. Nominate someone you know for next year's Grimes Award or see the list of previous award recipients.

Feb. 1 – Don't miss the deadline

Wednesday, Feb. 1, is an important date for two reasons. It is the application deadline for students wishing to attend Linfield in the fall, and it is the deadline for students applying for an alumni scholarship. If you know of students who could benefit from a Linfield education, encourage them to apply prior to Feb. 1. If you know students who are the children, grandchildren or siblings of alumni, who also have a 3.25 or better GPA, encourage them to apply for the Linfield Alumni Scholarship.

Students give back through Alternative Spring Break programs

It's only January, but Linfield students are making plans to spend their spring break serving other communities, and are asking for help in making those experiences happen. Learn more about three student groups who are passionate about helping homeless families, developing sustainability in Alaska, and empowering and educating youth in California.

  • Friday, Feb. 3-5 – Singletary High School Forensics Tournament
  • Monday, Feb. 6 – Spring semester begins
  • Thursday, Feb. 9 – Pubs & Profs featuring Jennifer Linder, 6 p.m., Lucky Labrador, Portland
  • Friday, Feb. 10 – Faculty recital featuring Joan Paddock, trumpet, and Albert Kim, piano, 7 p.m., Ice Auditorium
  • Wednesday, Feb. 15 – Lissa Wadewitz, associate professor of history, "A Whale of a Story: Sex, Lies, and Testimony in the Nineteenth-Century Pacific World," 7 p.m., 201 Riley Hall
  • Sunday, Feb. 19 – Choir Tour Home Concert, 7 p.m., Ice Auditorium
  • Friday, Feb. 24 – Finance luncheon, 11:30 a.m., Portland World Trade Center