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Giving to Linfield 2013-14 Linfield Fund Report

2013-14 Linfield Fund Report

Tika Zbornik '17

At Linfield College, faculty and students are being recognized for their research successes, academic achievements and exciting programs. You helped make these successes possible through your gift to the Linfield Fund. Thank you .Your support truly makes a difference.

Scholarships and Academics
Named one of the 122 “Best in the West” colleges by the Princeton Review, Linfield College is nationally recognized for its effort to personalize every student’s education. The 11:1 faculty ratio allows for more than 20 faculty-led research projects and 196 student internships. Private support to Linfield helped fund merit scholarships to more than 60 percent of McMinnville students.

Spread throughout various departments including environmental science, biology, psychology, history and English, 38 students participated in hands-on faculty research. These projects provide valuable academic and professional experience. Last year, Tika Zbornik ’17, along with three other students, participated in Professor Catherine Reinke’s research characterizing newly-discovered genes.

                “I love that Linfield is so involved in undergraduate research. This gives students so many opportunities that will help them in the future. All of the professors are supportive of students, and they really take the time to help individual students with whatever they need. Being able to begin researching in a lab, both during the semester and during the summer, has had an enormous impact on my future educational plans.” Tika ‘17

Campus Improvement Initiatives
Linfield is increasingly improving its sustainability efforts and has successfully implemented a community garden, bike co-op, reusable dishware for student events, and the Zero Waste Initiative that facilitates recycling and composting throughout campus. Nearly 80 percent of all campus buildings rely on natural gas and renewable energy which offsets 44 percent of the college’s carbon footprint.  The Princeton Review ranked Linfield as one of the top “Green Colleges” thanks to a collaborative Linfield community.

Online Education
The Division of Online and Continuing Education added two new minors to their offerings, Global Health and Health Administration, and recently announced its 12-month accounting certificate that can be earned entirely online. The expansion of online learning programs helps cater to our growing student base and facilitates easier access to earning a degree.

Online degrees help Linfield reach students far beyond Oregon, including those overseas. Linfield created partnerships with international organizations in Kenya, Costa Rica and Nepal to allow our nursing students to log their clinical hours overseas. These programs, along with other online degrees and certificates, paired with experienced faculty helped the US News and World Report rank Linfield’s Online Degree Program 123rd in the nation.   

Thank you

RenewThe Linfield Fund touches all areas of campus and all students regardless of their class year, academic interest or student group affiliation. An annual gift ensures these initiatives will continue to enhance educational opportunities for students whether they are in McMinnville, Portland or online.

“Without the scholarships that I received, I would not be able to attend Linfield. My time here has been so valuable to me in so many ways, and it is important for donors to realize that their gifts are used to foster so much for so many students.” Tika ‘17

Your gift matters. Thank you!

For more information about making a gift to Linfield, contact the annual giving department at 503.883.2111.

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