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Linfield Alumni Alumni Profiles

Linfield Alumni Profiles

We are proud of our alumni and the impact they have on their communities. Below are profiles of a few of the over 25,000 people that call themselves alumni of Linfield College. Would you like to be featured as an Alumni Profile? If so, fill out the Alumni Career Path form, and you will be contacted by a member from the Office of Alumni Relations.

Celebrating history's unsung heroines

Aimie (Trumbly) Runyan '00
Author | Kensington Publishing Corp.

"Most importantly, Linfield reinforced my place in the world as a global citizen and exposed me to some fantastic literature!"

Nike's corporate scientist

Barry Spiering '99
Director of Applied Apparel Research | Nike, Inc.

"Even though my graduate degrees are in Kinesiology, my undergraduate degree in Business Finance at Linfield has been tremendously helpful in my current role as a "corporate scientist."

Living a sustainable life

Kelly (Copeland) Merrick '08
Communications Manager | Portland Farmers Market

"Studying abroad gave me the opportunity to be independent, taught me to trust my instincts and advocate for myself. It also inspired a love for other cultures and enhanced my worldview."

A natural performer

Brad York '95
Marketing Director | TAD Management

"My world view was set-in-place while attending Linfield from 1991-1995, and by many of the courses and professors I enjoyed while there."

A passion for adventure and wine

Brenna Patterson '12
National Sales Associate and Export Sales Manager | Ponzi Vineyards

"I had the privilege of working with a local winery during a class project my senior year. It was from this real world experience that I discovered career opportunities in the wine industry."

Always applying her major

Jenna Brister '06
Standup Comic & Actress | The Hollywood Improv

"I did it all, now that I look back at it, and I'm grateful for that, because in the career I'm in now, it takes a lot of "doing everything" to get anything done. It's the best school and I wish I could go back and do it all over again!"

Helping high schoolers pursure their passions

Ryan Chisolm '10
Assistant Athletic Director | San Francisco University High School

"Without the preparation I got from Linfield, I wouldn't be where I am today."

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