During the 2012-13 academic year, more than 100 alumni and friends came together to support the Portland Campus Fund. These gifts made an immediate impact on campus for Linfield College’s nursing students like Cecilia Gray ’14. From offering student scholarships, to aiding faculty development and improving campus, your gift to the Portland Campus Fund helped Linfield offer personalized education to our nursing students who will go on to become leaders in the healthcare profession and in their communities.
A senior from Eagle River, Alaska, Cecilia loves being at a small college that has provided her with many opportunities.
“There are so many ways to get involved, to learn and to grow as an individual. I feel like there is something for everybody, no matter what your interest may be. You just have to be willing to try something new,”
And, she is grateful for donors like you who have helped make her Linfield experience possible:
“The scholarships I have received are a major reason why I am able to attend Linfield. The generosity that others have bestowed on me gives me the encouragement needed to work hard. Knowing that there are individuals who truly want to invest in us makes me very excited to see what our generation will bring in the future. I am truly grateful for the kind and generous folks that believe in us!” -Cecilia Gray ’14
Here are a few examples of how your gifts supported the Portland campus last year:
Gifts to the Linfield Student Scholarship Fund provided scholarship assistance to 504 McMinnville and Portland campus students during 2012-13, giving them the opportunity to focus on academic success and extracurricular engagement rather than worrying about how to afford their education.
Linfield is proud of its dedicated teaching faculty who are leaders in their fields. Your support allows our nursing professors to gain further development in the areas of research and scholarship. This summer Sue Butell, MSN, RN, professor of nursing, presented on the benefits of distance placements for students in their last semester clinical nursing course at the annual conference for Sigma Theta Tau, the International Honor Society of Nursing.
Your gifts ensure Cecilia and her classmates have access to the best nursing education in updated labs and classrooms. Last year, some of the labs on campus were remodeled and now Peterson Hall 105 serves as a mid-fidelity nursing lab, offering strong experiential learning opportunities for students. By centralizing some of Linfield’s nursing labs, extra classroom space was added on campus as well as two conference rooms where students can study for their PRAXIS exams.
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We are sincerely grateful for our generous alumni, faculty, staff and friends who are committed to the future of nursing at Linfield College. More information on the Linfield Nursing program can be found on the Linfield Nursing website.
For more information about making a gift to Linfield, contact Nicole West, director of annual giving, by email or at 503.883.2492.