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Welcome home, Linfield Alumni!

Ties to Linfield University don't end with graduation. Your affiliation with Linfield can be an enduring and valuable relationship, and the connections you make here will be with you for life. Check out the many ways to stay in touch and involved with Linfield!

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Find and reminisce with old classmates, network with fellow graduates and give back to our current student body in many ways.
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As part of the Linfield family, you have access to a variety of resources. Take a class at Linfield at a special alumni rate, join our book club or a local alumni chapter.
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We are proud of our alumni and the impact they have on their communities

Alumni Achievements

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Nancy Jo Hoover '70
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Distinguished Alumna Award 2020
Nancy Jo Hoover ’70 is the recipient of Linfield University’s 2020 Distinguished Alumna of the Year Award. Hoover was selected for the tireless work she has done improving community infrastructure and affecting the lives of countless underdeveloped communities around the world.
Nadia Abraibesh
Nadia Abraibesh
Nadia Abraibesh
Building relationships around the world
"Linfield gave me so many unique opportunities that ultimately led me to where I am now."
Rachel Axtman
Rachel Axtman
Rachel Axtman
Driving forward gender parity
"You are worthy of a paying job."
Miriam Vargas Corona
Miriam Vargas Corona
Miriam Vargas Corona
Providing resource navigation
"Seek multiple local internship opportunities to get exposure to a variety of fields."
Patrick Coonrod
Patrick Coonrod
Patrick Coonrod
Investing in and for the client's future
"I have a great feeling of pride when I talk to people about where I went to school."
Kristen Gehring
Kristen Gehring
Kristen Gehring
Helping patients take control of their health
"I learned to be a part of a community, and was given many experiences that pushed me past my comfort zone and gave me confidence."
Kara Grant
Kara Grant
Kara Grant
Educating college students is in her blood
"My education at Linfield was integral in shaping my career goals to become a professor."
Marina Orcutt
Marina Orcutt
Marina Orcutt
Alumni Profile: Marina Orcutt
"Really, almost every professor I had impacted my thinking, altered my perspectives, and helped shape my career path."
Tess Malone
Tess Malone
Tess Malone
Theatrical teamwork comes in handy
"I learned how to communicate with others about intangible subjects, how to develop a shared vocabulary, and how to anticipate needs coming down the line."
Marissa Rathbone
Marissa Rathbone
Marissa Rathbone
Passionate about educating the whole child
"Linfield College provided a dynamic learning environment that allowed me to explore my interests, develop new skills and ideas, and establish lasting relationships."
Jiawen Shi
Jiawen Shi
Jiawen Shi
Helping brilliant ideas come to life
"Linfield provided a safe, welcoming and nurturing environment for me to acclimate and grow."
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Andy Galpin
student-athletes
Integrating science into athletes' lives
"The intimate environment with the amazing faculty at Linfield made me realize how important ‘high touch’ interactions with people are to long-term success."
Heidi Moore
Heidi Moore
Heidi Moore
Eliminating the confusion and mystique surrounding insurance
"Linfield gave me the chance to get out the small town I was raised in and see the world!"
Serena Xin Wei Ong
Serena Xin Wei Ong
Serena Xin Wei Ong
Improving organizations' effectiveness
"I gained the etiquette to present research projects in professional settings."
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Rachael Conway
Miller Woods conservation field of flowers
Preparing students for the transition to college
"I would not be where I am today if not for the education I received at Linfield." - Rachael Conway '17
Quinn Riesenman
Quinn Riesenman
Quinn Riesenman
Growing awe and wonder
"Study what you're interested in."
Kailani Smith
Kailani Smith
Kailani Smith
Capturing moments
"I learned to think critically and gained the confidence that I could figure out most challenges which has been essential as en entrepreneur and a freelancer."
Angela Broeckel
Angela Broeckel
Angela Broeckel
Life of a globe trotter
"I was fully supported by many faculty and staff while at Linfield and go back from time to time to guest lecture in Intercultural Communication classes."
Leslie Hui
Leslie Hui
Leslie Hui
Developing communication strategies that tell a story
"Linfield prepared me well for a career in a field that is ever-evolving. By requiring students to take courses in many different aspects of communication, Linfield helped me to develop into the type of communications generalist who can easily adapt with changing times and needs. "
Jordan Delapoer
Jordan Delapoer
Jordan Delapoer
Creating stories with purpose and soul
"The two best tools I picked up at Linfield were the ability to form a sharp point of view and the ability to articulate it."
Tracy Brawley
Tracy Brawley
Tracy Brawley
Increasing awareness through stories and media
"Linfield inspired me to embrace new opportunities."
Leanne McCallum
Leanne McCallum
Leanne McCallum
Helping trafficking survivors
"In grad school, I found that I was ahead of many of my peers because I had already built my critical thinking and analysis skills at Linfield."
Ron Callan
Ron Callan
Ron Callan
Broadcasting for 45 years
"The free flow of ideas is paramount. Don't be afraid to ask the tough question. Work hard and good things will happen."
Rebecca Kunz
Rebecca Kunz
Rebecca Kunz
From study abroad to permanent residence
"I'm grateful not only for the opportunities that Linfield provided me and the wonderful memories I have, but also the lasting friendships that I formed during my years at Linfield College."
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Jillaine Cook
Miller Woods conservation
Jillaine Cook, Class of 2015
Our recent graduates highlight what is special about being a history major at Linfield...
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Dulce Kersting-Lark
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Dulce Kersting-Lark, Class of 2011
"In 2020 I will exercise my skills as a historian in a new capacity as I run for the Idaho State Legislature..."
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Mack the Wildcat
Miller Woods conservation
Sydney Owen, Class of 2015
"I am currently responsible for helping manage the blood and tissue samples held in the Oregon Pancreatic Tissue Repository."
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Joe Gladow
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Alumni Profile: Joe Gladow
I am currently working as an English teacher in a primary school in Madrid, Spain. I also work with a volunteer organization based in Madrid focused on helping political refugees arriving in Spain with housing, employment, and other services.
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Image of recent graduate Morgan Christiansen
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Alumni Profile: Meet Morgan Christiansen '13
About a year after graduating from Linfield I served as an AmeriCorps volunteer with Lutheran Community Services Northwest (LCSNW), a non-Morgan Christiansenprofit human services agency that serves communities throughout Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.
Farshid Rafe Rafahi
Farshid Rafe Rafahi
Farshid Rafe Rafahi
Accepting the challenge
"I'm incredibly proud to say that I owe a lot of the success I've been fortunate enough to experience thus far to the solid base I was able to create at Linfield."
Brandi Frye
Brandi Frye
Brandi Frye
Connecting everything and everyone
"Get involved as much as you can!"
Bruce Lundquist
Bruce Lundquist
Bruce Lundquist
Crushing the wine business
"...the people I came to call lifelong friends from my days as a student are a priceless reminder of how lucky I was and still am, to be a Wildcat."
Tess Malone
Tess Malone
Tess Malone
Theatrical teamwork comes in handy
"I learned how to communicate with others about intangible subjects, how to develop a shared vocabulary, and how to anticipate needs coming down the line."
Jeff Dunbar
Jeff Dunbar
Jeff Dunbar
Investing in and for the client's future
"Wouldn’t change a thing."
Jiawen Shi
Jiawen Shi
Jiawen Shi
Helping brilliant ideas come to life
"Linfield provided a safe, welcoming and nurturing environment for me to acclimate and grow."
Evan Wingren
Evan Wingren
Evan Wingren
Finance Alumni: Meet Evan Wingren
Invest in your education, but invest in quality and lasting friendships as well.
Casey Cameron
Casey Cameron
Casey Cameron
Finance Alumni: Meet Casey Cameron
Going into Linfield I was very confident I would concentrate on some form of business degree...
Dan Bonebrake
Dan Bonebrake
Dan Bonebrake
Running with Opportunities
"The single best advice I can give anyone is not to be afraid of failure."
Sugat Bajracharya
Sugat Bajracharya
Sugat Bajracharya
Seeking to impact people
"My experiences, interactions and education at Linfield taught me to balance work, study and college life which was a lesson in work/life balance."
Kipp Marstall
Kipp Marstall
Kipp Marstall
Innovation in the automobile and voice assistant industry
"Linfield is a family to be proud of."
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Yasumi Goto-Taniguchi
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Alumni Profile: Yasumi Goto-Taniguchi '84
"Protiviti is a global consulting firm that delivers deep expertise, objective insights, a tailored approach and unparalleled collaboration to help leaders confidently face the future."
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Bruce Lundquist '78
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Crushing the wine business
"...the people I came to call lifelong friends from my days as a student are a priceless reminder of how lucky I was and still am, to be a Wildcat."
Domain Serene
Brenna Patterson '12
Domain Serene
Alumni Profile: Brenna Patterson '12
"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."
Brandon Harris
Brandon Harris
Brandon Harris
Helping people in the community
"The professors and clinical instructors I had provided me with all the tools and knowledge I needed to not only find my dream job, but to succeed in it."
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soccer field
soccer field
RN to BSN Student Testimonials
Hear what our graduates have to say...
Katelyn Prendergast
Katelyn Prendergast
Katelyn Prendergast
Building hope and aiding patients in recovery
"Linfield taught me to never give up, to keep trying, and if you fail, stand up and try again. Especially if it is something that you strongly desire."

Stay in touch

Joni ClaypoolFor more information on how to get involved with Linfield, please don't hesitate to reach out.
Joni Claypool
Joni Claypool '06
Director of Constituent Engagement
Melrose Hall
503-883-2636
alumni@linfield.edu