2014-2015 Linfield Fund Report

Linfield Student
Ashley Krautscheid, ’16 Nursing major and scholarship recipient

During the 2014-2015 year at Linfield College, over 2,500 faculty and students collaborated in a close-knit community to experience intellectual challenge and creativity through academic endeavors, research with faculty, internships, community service, athletic pursuits, study abroad and so much more.

Thank you for the role you play in changing our students’ lives, and for being a part of the power of a small college!

Alumni, parents and friends made gifts totaling nearly $4 million, including $825,000 designated to the Linfield Fund to provide support to all areas of campus and all students.

Highlights from last year include:

Students Graduating
Craig Ostbo and Emily
Ostbo, father and
daughter graduate
together
  • Linfield continued to maintain a low student to faculty ratio of 11:1, allowing students to engage more closely with professors and to feel supported and encouraged in their learning experience.
  • We proudly cheered for over 700 graduates as they walked at commencement, including students from the McMinnville campus, Portland campus and the continuing education program. We even cheered a father and daughter as they walked together to receive their bachelor degrees!
  • Thirty-three students participated in collaborative research with faculty last year.
  • Linfield’s football, softball and baseball teams were invited to compete in the national playoffs this year. Additionally, a Linfield sophomore took the national championship at the NCAA Division III Track & Field meet in the men's 400-meter dash.
  • 185 students studied abroad last year in 23 different countries.
  • The lower level of Melrose Hall experienced a major face-lift and was renamed “Melrose Student Central”, bringing together many offices which serve students, including the registrar, financial aid, student accounts, learning support services, career development and academic advising.
  • Linfield was once again recognized for its sustainability efforts and was listed in the 2015 Princeton Review Guide to 353 Green Colleges.
Business Faculty
Three well-known Linfield faculty, Mike Jones,
Malcolm Greenlees, and Rich Emery.

Thank you for being a part of the Linfield community! Your support truly makes a difference.

“I nearly enrolled at a large public school for financial reasons, but scholarships allowed me to attend Linfield. Because of your gifts, I am able to pursue my dreams.”

Austin Browning ’16

“My high-school social studies teacher was a Linfield grad— Michael Lindblad, 2015 Oregon Teacher of the Year and Linfield class of 1994. He encouraged me to consider Linfield, and I am so glad to be here! As I start my sophomore year, I look forward to learning from professors who know who I am, continuing to be involved with the Hawaii club and dancing in the annual lu’au, and planning to do study abroad next year or the year after. Linfield is the perfect place for me and I’m thankful for the scholarships that made my attending possible.”

Andrea Monteblanco ‘18