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Linfield to graduate 148 in fall commencement ceremonies

Linfield fall commencement graduateA total of 148 candidates for degrees will be presented at the Linfield College fall commencement exercises Sunday, Dec. 19, at 2 p.m. in the Ted Wilson Gymnasium.

Closing convocation ceremonies for the Portland Campus will be held immediately following commencement at 3:30 p.m., also in the Wilson Gymnasium.

Casey Jacobs-Jones, a 2007 graduate of the Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing, will present the commencement address. In addition to a BSN from Linfield, he also earned a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Knox College. He currently works in the Medical Cardiac Intensive Care unit at Emanuel Health Center in North Portland. He has been accepted into the doctor of nursing practice/family nurse practitioner program at the University of Portland.

Jacobs-Jones has been active in a number of service projects and organizations. He was a Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala in 1992 and was an AmeriCorps volunteer in Eugene in 1999. He is an active nurse volunteer at the North by Northeast (NxNE) community health center and represented the center as an interim board member of the Coalition of Community Clinics. He is a standing member of the United Way Health and Wellness vision council, a grant review committee that oversees grants in the four counties surrounding Portland. He will serve as trip leader for Sustainable Health Abroad to Uganda, East Africa, in January.

For more information, call 503-883-2202.