Katherine Kernberger, professor of English, will present the commencement address, "Pilgrimage." David Massey, chaplain, will present the invocation, and Richard Ice, chair of the Board of Trustees, will give the benediction.
Closing convocation will be held on the Portland Campus Friday, Dec. 20, at 6 p.m. in Peterson Hall. Donna Routh, associate professor of nursing, will present the faculty address. Kristin Hilfiker, a registered nurse who served as a clinical instructor, will also speak. Senior honors in nursing will be presented and a pinning ceremony for the nursing graduates will also be held. Linfield's Portland Campus, home of the Linfield-Good Samartin School of Nursing, is located at 2255 NW Northrup, adjacent to the Legacy-Good Samaritan Hospital and Medical Center.
Kernberger has taught in the English department at Linfield since 1979. She specializes in the English Romantic poets, especially Lord Byron, and has a strong interest in medieval literature in English, French, and Italian, as well as in the Greek and Roman classics. Since 1991, she has been editing her mother's translation of the 106 notebooks of the diary of Marie Bashkirtseff (1858-1884). Volume One came out in 1997 as "I Am the Most Interesting Book of All" from Chronicle Books in San Francisco. This January she is taking students on a travel course to study the Arthurian legend and its historical roots in Britain. She has a bachelor of arts in English from Scripps College, and a master of arts degree and Ph.D., both in English, from the University of California at Los Angeles.