DCE graduate finishes with commitment

mfitzpatrick2Mike Fitzpatrick ‘09 learned a thing or two about tenacity and perseverance during his 21-year pursuit of a Linfield degree. Juggling demands of career and family, he took breaks in his schooling along the way, but always returned to Linfield to continue his education. Fitzpatrick took his final class over the summer, and earned a bachelor of science degree in the social and behavioral sciences, with concentrations in human resource management and sociology. Continue reading

Beaverton citizen honored for humanitarian work

bwaugh2Editor’s Note: Bert Waugh, from Beaverton, will be honored this week with a Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award from Linfield College. He will be recognized for his humanitarian work with homeless youth.

McMINNVILLE — Empty bedrooms are hard to come by in the Waugh household. Bert Waugh and his wife Susy share a passion for helping abandoned youth and have provided shelter — both in their home and through their organization, Transitional Youth — for thousands of teens over the years. Continue reading

Turner earns Linfield service award

bturner2Editor’s Note: Bernie Turner of McMinnville will be honored with the Walker Service Award for his community-focused fundraising efforts during Homecoming festivities Oct. 16 at Linfield.

McMINNVILLE – Thinking back over his life, it’s hard for Bernie Turner to remember a time when he wasn’t lending a hand. Turner, a retired pastor, has spent the past four decades investing his time and talents in the Linfield College and McMinnville communities. Continue reading

Oller earns Linfield Alumni Service Award

oller2Editor’s Note: Kristine Oller of Glendale, Calif., will be honored with the Linfield College Alumni Service Award during Homecoming festivities Oct. 16 at Linfield.

McMINNVILLE, Ore. – At age 14, Kristine Oller’s idea of fun was to clean her sister’s room. Some things never change. Oller, a 1993 Linfield College graduate, organizational expert and career strategist, now spends her professional life organizing others. She uses her efficiency skill set to not only assist professionals in their careers, but to also help Linfield College. For her efforts she has earned the Alumni Service Award. Continue reading

Holthaus earns Linfield alumni award

michelle_holthaus2Editor’s Note: Michelle Johnston Holthaus of Portland will be honored as the Linfield College Outstanding Young Alumna for her distinguishing work in the technology industry during Homecoming festivities Oct. 16 at Linfield.

McMINNVILLE – Just reading the resume of Michelle Johnston Holthaus is intimidating. All those abbreviations and technical terms: CPSD, channel strategy, OEM, RPG… Continue reading

Linfield grads keep it all in the family

damazio-burk1In 2004, while driving to Linfield College for a college tour, Kristen Damazio ‘09 and daughter Heather Burk ‘09 heard a radio ad promoting the Linfield adult degree program. Though the tour was planned for Burk, Damazio listened with interest to the radio advertisement.

 “That planted the seed,” said Damazio, then a student in another continuing education program. “When Heather found out she liked the school so much, I decided to transfer.” Continue reading