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Welcome message from the President

President Thomas L. Hellie

Welcome to Linfield College.  This web site provides some snapshots of a unique institution, and I hope you will enjoy your virtual exploration.  Let me tell you, though, that there is no substitute for a real visit.  I can assure you that you will find a warm welcome from everyone you meet here.

Linfield helps students find their calling through the liberal arts or professional studies, and through practical opportunities.  In McMinnville, a diverse and enthusiastic faculty offers 45 majors on a beautiful residential campus.  On the Portland Campus, faculty and students focus on nursing and the health sciences in a vibrant urban setting.  Our Division of Continuing Education offers seven majors and a variety of certificate programs for working adults online and in eight different Oregon communities.

The liberal arts have long been at the heart of a Linfield education, whatever major a student may choose, and I strongly believe that the liberal arts provide the best preparation for life and a career in any field.  Linfield emphasizes lifelong learning, embraces diverse cultures and international study, and recognizes moral principle and the freedom of conscience.

Whichever location you choose, you will find a faculty that is dedicated to providing the highest quality instruction and interested in each student as an individual.  You will find that Linfield is committed to educating the whole person, both within and outside the classroom, and that it offers something that students crave but rarely find elsewhere in today’s America: a sense of genuine community and civil intellectual exchange.

But don’t take my word for it.  Come see for yourself!

Dr. Thomas L. Hellie