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Baseball Champions

Our Year

2012-13 Achievements

  • 661 degrees awarded at commencement
  • 2 Fulbrights awarded
  • 4 faculty honored for scholarly achievement, contributions to the life of the college beyond regular duties, international scholarship and excellence in the classroom
  • Katie Corp '14 selected for summer chemistry internship at Universite Paul Sabatier in Toulouse, France
  • Jasper Erickson '13 named a RISE professional scholar and research intern at the Federal Institute for Vaccines and Biomedicines in Germany
  • Ana Gutierrez-Lemus '15 selected for summer chemistry research at Virginia Tech
  • Baseball team won national championship
  • Softball team captured its 10th consecutive conference crown and secured a 10th straight NCAA playoff berth
  • Nursing alumni returned to Portland Campus for a special celebration in their honor
  • Dillin Hall renovation project started
  • Riley Hall coffee shop renovated into a Starbucks
  • Tuition Free Day hosted by Student Alumni Association. Tuition and fees only cover 86 percent of the cost of a Linfield education
  • Chemistry Professor Jim Diamond received alumni award from USC for strong mentorship of students
  • College recognized by The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for leadership in civic engagement and service learning
  • Oregon Nobel Laureate Symposium featured Brian Schmidt, co-recipient of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics
  • Linfield College one of 16 schools in the U.S., Afghanistan and China to participate in a Debate Without Borders tournament
  • Linfield College named to the Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges, which highlights the most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada
  • Mary (Mallie) A. Kozy named dean of the Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing
  • Created the Glicksman Chair in Political Science held by Professor Dawn Nowacki
  • The Lacroute Arts Series at Linfield College continued with "The Arts and Social Change" featuring exhibitions, performances and discussions with artists
  • Political Science Professor Nick Buccola nominated for Oregon Book Award for The Political Thought of Frederick Douglass: In Pursuit of American Liberty
  • English Professor Daniel Pollack-Pelzner named scholar-in-residence, Portland Shakespeare Project
  • Chaplain David Massey '78 elected president of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon
  • World premiere of UMW, an original play by New York playwright Rob Urbinati
  • Students, professors and staff took part in Alternative Spring Break, volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, on a wolf reserve and empowering youth
  • Oregon Public Broadcasting's talk show Think Out Loud broadcasts a live interview from campus with Mark Potok, Southern Poverty Law Center
  • 70 students and faculty volunteered in Day of Service honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Institute of International Education ranked Linfield 25th in the nation for study abroad participation
  • Student Alumni Association hosts Happy Birthday Linfield party, celebrating 155 years
  • Concert Choir 10-day tour to Costa Rica
  • Duncan Reid '10 named environmental stewardship and sustainability assistant at Linfield
  • Paulina Rodriguez '15 received 2013 Dr. Juan Andrade Scholarship; attended the National United States Hispanic Leadership Institute conference
  • Staci Doucette '12 received the Ad Rutschman Award at the 61st Oregon Sports Awards
  • DCE's online degree program rated one of the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report
  • Anthropology Professor Thomas Love and two colleagues published Cultures of Energy: Power, Practices, Technologies
  • Hillary Crane, associate professor of anthropology, co-edited Missionary Impositions: Conversation, Resistance, and other Challenges to Objectivity in Religious Ethnography
  • Matthew Creech '14 attended the Genome Institute to take part in the Genomics Education Partnership
  • President's Advisory Committee on Diversity appointed
  • 14 Linfield College students volunteered at a "Know Your Numbers" health awareness campaign for employees at Bailey Nurseries in Yamhill
  • Football team made it to the quarterfinals in the NCAA Divison III playoffs.
  • Computer Science Club finished among top teams at 2012 Pacific Northwest regional qualifier of the International Collegiate Programming Contest
  • National Philanthropy Week, with events hosted by the Student Alumni Association. Donations support scholarships, faculty development, technology and campus improvements.
  • World premiere for Kickin' Sand and Tellin' Lies, written by Professor Jackson Miller and Chris Forrer '13, and inspired by the project "Launching through the Surf: The Dory Fleet of Pacific City"
  • More than 150 students, professors and staff spread out through the community to offer volunteer support on Make a Difference Day
  • A record 669 alumni attended Homecoming
  • The exhibit, "Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing: A Legacy Empowering a Community," created by Rosa Gimson '12, highlighted the legacy of the nursing school from 1873-1985
  • Football team clinched its 57th winning season, the longest among all divisions in the country
  • National Science Foundation grant funded state-of-the-art microscope
  • The Program for Liberal Arts and Civic Engagement (PLACE) launched to provide rich, integrated learning experiences while heightening global and multicultural awareness
  • Linfield students welcomed community members to campus to celebrate the fifth annual Hispanic Heritage Day in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Business leaders from Yamhill County joined with Linfield to raise $394,732 during the annual Partners in Progress campaign
  • Linfield Victory Bell restored and unveiled at Homecoming
  • Athletics Hall of Fame redesigned and rededicated in the Paul Durham Foyer of the Health, Human Performance and Athletics Complex
  • Before orientation, iFOCUS gave new science students an early introduction to field and lab work, and First C.L.A.S. students immersed themselves in community service
  • T.J. Day Hall received a LEED Gold certification for sustainable building
  • The Princeton Review named Linfield as a top school
  • $8,000 grant received from the Oregon Cultural Trust to support the Oregon Wine History Archives
  • Anna Keesey named first Renshaw Distinguished Professor in Literature and Writing
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation provided $50,000 for nursing scholarships
  • Inception of Linfield College 2012-18 Strategic Plan
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Tom Hellie

Our Vision

Dear Friends:

You play a key role in the education of our students. Philanthropy drives the success of our college, and we are grateful for the difference that you make in the lives of tomorrow's leaders and citizens.

We thank all donors who made contributions during the 2012-13 fiscal year (July 1, 2012-June 30, 2013) and who are listed in the 2012-13 Honor Roll of Donors

As you will read in the following pages, Linfield experienced a very successful year in 2012-13. Not only was it the year of a national baseball championship, an international choir tour, and dozens of awards for our outstanding faculty and students, it was also the first year of our 2012-18 Strategic Plan. Thanks to the hard work of Linfield faculty and staff – and of our alumni and donors – we accomplished a lot.

At the heart of the plan is our goal to enrich the student learning experience. Indeed, that's at the heart of everything we do at Linfield. We continued to enhance students' academic experiences. They gave research presentations at national conferences, and this summer they are doing research in McMinnville, Portland, France, Chicago and Washington, D.C. The quality of teaching and learning improves every year.

That is primarily because of our great faculty. Our Strategic Plan calls on us to develop and enhance the expertise and teaching abilities of our faculty, and to fund additional positions in new subject areas. This past year we increased financial support for faculty/student research and faculty development by nearly $200,000. A new faculty award was created – the Henberg Award – rewarding faculty for work in the international arena. Thanks to significant gifts from alumni and friends, we funded two new "chairs" (and created two new positions): the Renshaw Chair in Creative Writing and Literature, held by Professor Anna Keesey; and the Glicksman Chair in Political Science, held by Professor Dawn Nowacki. As I write this, we are finalizing a $2 million endowment for a new position in economics, the Dave Hansen Chair.

We continue to strive to keep Linfield accessible for students from a variety of backgrounds. Our form of education is more personalized and thus more expensive. Financial aid is already a large portion of Linfield's annual budget, and this will continue to be true. Yet, we must continue to supplement and increase our scholarships to ensure that all students share in the same experience as previous generations.

The Strategic Plan calls for Linfield to take advantage of its location. Thanks in part to the Linfield Center for the Northwest, Linfield faculty and students worked on a number of projects that brought credit to the college while affording great learning experiences. The "Dory Project" resulted in a series of research and artistic experiences, culminating in a documentary by Oregon Public Broadcasting. And Linfield's relationship to the wine industry flourished in many ways: the Oregon Wine Archive received grants to conduct new projects and gather more materials; Professor Sharon Wagner and her students conducted research that was cited by the Oregon Wine Board; and Professor Jeff Peterson and Career Advising Director Michael Hampton founded a new year-long study program on the wine industry.

There were many other accomplishments: our student diversity continued to grow; we increased our outreach to transfer students from community colleges; we created an additional nursing simulation lab in Portland; we developed new interdisciplinary science programs for incoming freshmen. In short, we made significant strides to enhance the learning experience of our students. This wouldn't have been possible without the fine work of our faculty, staff and students; it wouldn't have been possible without you.

There is still much to be done at Linfield. And I will be asking for your help as we move forward. But I want to pause, to say thank you, because your contributions – which come in many forms – have made us successful, and have made a real difference in the lives of our students. The power of a small college ultimately stems from its community of alumni, parents, friends, faculty, students and staff. Thank you for the role you have played in making us stronger.

– Thomas L. Hellie, President

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Our People

The power of a small college is exemplified best by our people.

At Linfield, students, faculty and staff forge deep relationships. Faculty challenge students to pursue their dreams and passions by helping them find answers to academic questions and by refining their goals. Students build collaborative, cross disciplinary relationships with peers. Staff members at all levels aid students through work study, support programs or just by lending their expertise and compassion. Our alumni reach back to mentor students by providing career advice, networking and through their philanthropic support. Everyone is invested in our students' success.

Hear from the people who know Linfield best, in their own words.

Brenda Devore Marshall, Professor of Theatre and Communication Arts - Tyrone Marshall, Professor of Theatre Arts

Ford Hall is alive with creative energy 24/7. It is a building where it's fun to explore ideas. This year the department produced two original plays, a musical and continued a two-year research project on the Pacific City Dory Fleet. We couldn't have accomplished these projects without external funding.

The Pacific City dory project was truly collaborative and really illustrates the notion of college community engagement. We were invited into homes and sat around kitchen tables to record the stories of the fishing community. As individuals talked, students learned the importance of storytelling in preserving tradition and history.

We commissioned an original play, UMW, thanks to support from the Lacroute Arts Fund. It involved students from across campus -- theatre majors and non-majors alike -- and was a unique opportunity to see how a play comes together from day one to closing night. We sent three students to China to participate in a debate, and with the help of Rachel Mills '11, we've been using Skype to debate students from Afghanistan.

Through these experiences, students put into practice what we talk about in the classroom. They get a chance to hone their skills and interests. They also find things in themselves that they didn't realize were there, and that is exciting. They are learning, through collaboration, to use their ideas and those of someone else to create even greater ideas and visions.

We give to Linfield because we see the talent and passion of our students, and we want to ensure a Linfield education is affordable for them.

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Catherine Reinke, Assistant Professor of Biology

Through collaborative research, students learn how to be scientists. The practice of science is much more real to students when they do the work themselves. They make decisions, and that's a completely different experience than reading a textbook or hearing a lecture. Students don't think of themselves as scientists until they tackle their own project.

When I arrived on campus in summer 2012, iFOCUS was my introduction to the Linfield sciences and it was tremendous – faculty doing research with incoming students. For the project in my lab, I started by having them simply look at the features of fruit flies, to get comfortable with the importance of observation. After classes started, I noticed iFOCUS students were likely to seek me out to ask questions. They were forming a community of learners.

My research, looking at gene expression, uses Linfield's new fluorescence microscope system, made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation. Funding is essential to student research -- we couldn't do the research without it. Gifts to the college enable members of the Linfield community to contribute to the national conversation as scientists.

I give to Linfield because, if not for external funding of undergraduate education, I would not be a scientist. I was a first-generation college student and I relied on scholarships. One of the important things about Linfield to me is that we serve so many first-generation college students. The strategic plan fosters this community and it's essential to focus on the fact that we have a diverse student body with a lot of different needs to meet.

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Craig Geffre '11, Program Assistant for the Oregon University System's International Programs in Asia

Study abroad was a big step out of my comfort zone. But I became interested in China and East Asia and decided to spend a semester in Hong Kong. Backpacking around China and Southeast Asia taught me a lot about independence and self-reliance. The study abroad experience really fueled my career trajectory. It wasn't until after I came back that I realized how different I was, that this experience changed me in a very fundamental way.

When I returned I missed that exceptional level of diversity so I volunteered in the International Programs Office. I applied for, and was awarded, a Fulbright grant to teach in Thailand. Professor Hillary Crane inspired me as a teacher and made me want to dedicate as much as I could to education. When I taught in Thailand, she was the ideal of what I wanted to be as a teacher.

The support and close relationships I had with so many of my professors was a special experience, the kind you can really only get at a small institution. I curated museum exhibits, did collaborative research, wrote a thesis, worked in the department office, took advantage of internships.

It became clear to me that my financial aid, scholarships and research opportunities came from contributions from donors. Linfield provided me with a great experience and I owe it to the college to continue that tradition of donating and making those same kinds of opportunities available to future students. Even if I can't give much, I want to establish that habit.

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Elizabeth Guzman Arroyo '14, International Business

Linfield has given me multiple opportunities. Just knowing that someone can open the door is always helpful, but especially for first-generation students. My parents don't have that ability so it's really nice to know that faculty can help there.

Linfield professors are very passionate about what they teach. They know me on a personal level as well as what I want to do with my career and my life. You build connections that really do last a lifetime.

Now I'm more independent and assertive, not afraid to go out and get something and it could be anywhere. Eventually I want to start my own business. Linfield has taught me you can go in any direction. I'm looking at marketing, at management, at communication. I just took a business law class and now I'm considering law school.

A lot of Hispanics don't go to private schools just because they are so expensive, but scholarships made it possible for me to be here. Sometimes it really is a matter of $1,000 or $3,000 that makes the difference in a student attending. I know that a small school with a sense of community is a lot more helpful for me.

I will give back because Linfield has given so much to me. The years that we study here shape who we are. Giving back will allow Linfield to continue making that impact on future lives.

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2012-13 Trustees

  • Paul Aslanian
    Professor of Economics, Macalester College
    Saint Paul, MN
  • David Baca '78
    Managing Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
    Portland, OR
  • Stephen Bils
    Executive Minister, American Baptist Churches of Oregon
    Portland, OR
  • Phillip Bond '78
    President and CEO, Petrizzo Bond, Inc.
    Washington, D.C.
  • Kerry Carmody '73
    Retired Administrator
    Valencia, CA
  • Gale Castillo '73
    President, Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber
    Portland, OR
  • Pamela Claassen '75
    Chief Financial Officer, American Baptist Homes of the West
    Pleasanton, CA
  • Martha Cox '72
    Chief Financial Officer, Columbia Steel Casting, Co., Inc.
    Portland, OR
  • T.J. Day '71
    Chairman and Senior Partner, Dacole Company
    Reno, Nevada
  • Dave Dillon '89
    Executive Vice President, Oregon Farm Bureau Federation
    Salem, OR
  • Susana Fajardo '13
    Student, ASLC Vice President, Linfield College
    McMinnville, OR
  • Lucinda Day Fournier '95
    Retired Educator
    Bend, OR
  • Michelle Giguere '78
    Government Relations Consultant, Ball Janik, L.L.P.
    Washington, D.C.
  • Kent Harrop
    Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church
    McMinnville, OR
  • David Haugeberg
    Attorney at Law, Haugeberg, Rueter, Gowell, Fredricks and Higgins, P.C.
    McMinnville, OR
  • Thomas Hellie
    President, Linfield College
    McMinnville, OR
  • Kellanne Henry '83
    Director of Asset Operations, Tarragon Property Services
    Seattle, WA
  • Pamela Jacklin
    Attorney at Law, Stoel Rives LLP
    Portland, Oregon
  • David Jubb
    President, William G. Gilmore Foundation
    San Francisco, CA
  • Ronni Lacroute
    Proprietor, Willakenzie Estate Winery
    Yamhill, OR
  • Gary Magnuson '73
    Sr. Vice President, Wealth Management Portfolio Management Director, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
    Seattle, WA
  • Michael McBride '72
    General Partner, JTM FLP, Real Estate and Development
    Twin Falls, ID
  • Julie McElrath
    Principal Investigator, Director of HVTN Laboratories, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Seattle, WA
  • Moe Momtazi
    Owner, Tecna Industries, Inc.
    McMinnville, OR
  • Daniel O'Leary '86
    Professor of Chemistry, Pomona College
    Claremont, CA
  • Mark Patterson '88
    Managing Director, NWQ Investment Management
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Kenneth Stuart
    President Emeritus/Researcher Seattle Biomedical Research Institute
    Seattle, WA
  • David Sumner
    Professor of English, Linfield College
    McMinnville, OR
  • Thomas Sutro '71
    Risk Manager, Evergreen Realty & Associates
    Irvine, CA
  • Sandra Thompson '68
    Judge, Los Angeles Superior Court
    Torrance, CA
  • Douglas Tunnell
    Owner, Brick House Vineyards
    Newberg, OR
  • Bernard Turner
    Retired Pastor, First Baptist Church
    McMinnville, OR
  • Tony Uphoff
    CEO and Director, Business.com
    Solana Beach, CA
  • Richard Withnell '64
    Chairman of the Board, Withnell Motor Co.
    Salem, OR
  • Jingsong Zhu '93
    Professor, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology
    Kirkland, WA

Trustee Emeriti:

  • Joan Austin (deceased)
    Newberg, OR
  • Margaret Bladine
    McMinnville, OR
  • Glenn Camper
    Clackamas, OR
  • Charles Chicks '53
    Sunnyvale, CA
  • Evelyn Davis '42
    Kirkland, WA
  • Vernon DeLap '50
    Oregon City, OR
  • Charles Getchell '55
    Damascus, OR
  • Richard Ice '52
    Alameda, CA
  • André Iseli '55
    Clackamas, OR
  • Ezra Koch
    McMinnville, OR
  • Glenna Kruger '68
    Portland, OR
  • James Ledbetter '51
    Lake Oswego, OR
  • Maxwell Powers
    Oakland, CA
  • Larry Sims - Honorary Trustee
    Hiroshima, Japan
  • Delford Smith
    McMinnnville, OR
  • George Steers
    Seattle, WA
  • Bruce Stewart '49
    McMinnville, OR

President's Circle Leadership Team 2012-13:

  • John Hubbard '62, Chair
    Chaplain, Providence Hospital
    Portland, OR
  • Peter Miller '69, Chair-elect
    Retired principal, Sherwood School District
    Tualatin, OR
  • Judy (Jandrey) Hubbard '63
    RN, parish nurse, Presbyterian Urban Network
    Portland, OR
  • David Dillon '89, trustee
    Executive V.P., Oregon Farm Bureau
    Tualatin, OR
  • Ardis (Erikson) Ferguson '67
    Retired from United Airlines
    Vancouver, WA
  • Robert Ferguson '65
    Retired teacher and business owner, author
    Vancouver, WA
  • Gilan Menegat '80
    West Linn, OR
  • Eric Nichols '81
    V. P. of I.T., Sublimity Insurance
    Sublimity, OR
  • Robin (Burmeister) Nichols '82
    C.P.A., Boldt Carlisle & Smith LLC
    Sublimity, OR
  • Jeff Owens '79
    President, The Business Planning Group
    Clackamas, OR
  • Jonathan Owens '06
    Financial advisor, The Business Planning Group
    Clackamas, OR
  • Sherri Partridge '86
    Annual giving officer, Salem Hospital Foundation
    Salem, OR
  • Justin Samples '05
    Financial advisor, managing director, Ameriprise Financial
    Boise, ID
  • Megan (Busse) Samples '05
    Talent acquisition researcher, Russell Investments
    Boise, ID
  • Robert Stewart '66
    Former Newberg mayor
    Newberg, OR

Rising Alumni President's Circle Leadership Team 2012-13:

  • Tal Edman '10 Chair
    Co-director, Steve and Kate's Camp
    Seattle, WA
  • Samantha Bartlett '09
    Fraud liaison specialist, U.S. Bank
    Portland, OR
  • Cole Bixenman '11
    Investment analyst, R.V. Kuhns & Associates, Inc.
    Portland, OR
  • Kristen Glanville '05
    Area credit & finance manager, Owens & Minor
    Sherwood, OR
  • Sallie Katter '10
    Audit senior assistant, Deloitte & Touche LLP
    Salem, OR
  • Devin Salinas '10
    Financial advisor, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
    Portland, OR
  • Jennifer (Wheeler) Wilson '04
    Contingent workforce manager, NIKE, Inc.
    Portland, OR
  • Jon Wilson '05
    Corporate controller, RadiSys Corporation
    Portland, OR
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