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Here’s the place to get answers from those who know Linfield best – our student ambassadors. Feel free to send your question via email to askawildcat@linfield.edu, ask them on the Office of Admission Facebook page, or send a message via Twitter.

Chris BeresfordChris Beresford

Class of 2016
Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona
Major: Computer Science
Minor: Mathematics, Management
Activities: Baseball and Fellowship of Christian Athletes

I chose to attend a small college because I think that building connections and developing relationships with faculty and peers are some of the most important experiences you can get from college.

 

Holli Brouillette

Holli Brouillette

Class of 2015
Hometown: Central Point, Oregon
Major: Anthropology
Activities: R.I.S.E. Mentor, Circle K, Residence Life, First CLAS, WIN Mentor, Lambda Alpha Anthropology Honor Society, Community Service.

I feel that Linfield College is a tight-knit community that strives for the success and happiness of each student. Linfield creates a well-rounded atmosphere that includes outstanding academics and athletics, beautiful campus, and friendly people.

 

Kiera Downs

Kiera Downs

Class of 2016
Hometown: Salem, Oregon
Major: Psychology
Minor: Francophone African Studies
Activities: French Club, International Club, SAGE (Students Advocating for Gender Equality), Salt'N'Light, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, C.A.T.S. (Consent Awareness Training Squad, Community Service

I would describe Linfield as a beautiful, caring, encouraging, challenging in the good kind of way, fun-filled, diverse, and a unique place to be.

Read Kiera's Blog

 

Blanca Esquivel

Blanca Esquivel

Class of 2014
Hometown: Stanfield, Oregon
Major: Mass Communications
Activities: Linfield College Latinos Adelante (LCLA), KSLC 90.3 FM (Student Radio), McMinnville Community Media

For me, Linfield wasn’t necessarily that small. Stanfield is a town of about 2,000 people. My graduating class only had 30. Linfield just seemed like the perfect size, big for me, yet not so much that I’d feel lost in the crowd.

 

Anna Fairchok

Anna Fairchok

Class of 2016
Hometown: Puyallup, Washington
Major: Athletic Training
Activities: Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society, Intercollegiate Soccer, Intramural Sports, Teaching Assistant

Linfield College is a place where you are encouraged to thrive both academically and socially. It is somewhere where anyone can meet their niche of people and make amazing memories. Linfield really does its best to make sure all of its students are happy and healthy. Linfield is home.

 

Ruta Gebremariam

Ruta Gebremariam

Class of 2016
Hometown: Portland, Oregon
Major: Nursing
Activities: Wildcat Intercultural Network, Colloquium Peer Advisor, Black Student Union, College Young Life, Pre-Nursing Club, Multicultural Programs, Intramural Sports

Linfield as an involved, organized, and loving campus. The staff and students are very friendly which makes your transition into Linfield a lot easier. Because McMinnville is so small, Linfield does a great job by providing activities for students on campus, especially during the weekends such as movie nights, concerts, plays, and other activities.

 

Morgan Gerke

Morgan Gerke

Class of 2016
Hometown: Tualatin, Oregon
Major: Mass Communication
Activities: Concert Choir, Greek Life, C.A.T.S. (Consent Awareness Training Squad)

I have really been surprised and impressed by how many leadership opportunities that Linfield has to offer. I am involved in several things on campus and hold a leadership position in my sorority. I love being involved and being a leader on campus and hope/plan to get more involved here at Linfield as the years go on. Where it can be hard to fit everything in, Linfield definitely gives me the opportunity to make it all possible.

Read Morgan's Blog

 

Alexis Heredia

Lexi Heredia

Class of 2015
Hometown: Brawley, California
Major: Exercise Science
Activities: Student Government, Student Activities Council, Cross Country, Track and Field, Intramural Sports, Residence Life

Living in a residence hall was one of the best experiences of my freshman year because it provided a wonderful opportunity to meet new people with similar interests. Girls who lived on my floor during my freshman year are still some of my closest friends I have at Linfield.

 

Abigail Heringer

Abigail Heringer

Class of 2017
Hometown: Salem, Oregon
Major: Marketing
Activities: Greek Life, Intercollegiate Golf

I chose Linfield in particular because everything about it was such a great fit for me. I really appreciate that Linfield values their academics as well as ensuring that there are enough activities present for the students. I also chose a smaller sized school because I really wanted to get to know new people. I felt that at a smaller school with smaller classes, it would be easier to make friends. I enjoy walking around campus and always seeing a familiar face or having a friend in my classes.

 

JB Lange

J.B. Lange

Class of 2015
Hometown: Garfield, Washington
Majors: Economics and Finance
Activities: Club Lacrosse, Intramural Sports

Attending Linfield was a chance for me to get out of the very sheltered area that I grew up in and to experience a different group of people and methods of thinking.

 

Erin Lasher

Erin Lasher

Class of 2014
Hometown: Pendleton, Oregon
Major: Communication Arts
Minor: Gender Studies
Activities: Greek Life, Peer Advisor, SAGE (Students Advocating for Gender Equality)

The three words I would choose to describe Linfield College would be welcoming, engaging, and well-rounded. Welcoming because from the first moment I stepped on campus I received the “Linfield Hello.” Engaging because Linfield provides rigorous academics in a supportive environment where students have a chance to challenge themselves. Well-rounded because Linfield provides a liberal arts education where students can take a variety of courses spanning various disciplines to really explore their passions and interests.

 

Dana Lester

Dana Lester

Class of 2016
Hometown: McKinleyville, California
Major: Chemistry
Minor: Religious Studies
Activities: Cross Country, Track and Field, College Conduct Board, Residence Life

Linfield College is a space where anyone can thrive, and a college that teaches you how to become a valuable person in society. Linfield challenges you to think. Linfield appreciates diversity, and treats students as the number one priority.

Read Dana's Blog

 

Cruz Morey

Cruz Morey

Class of 2016
Hometown: Homer, Alaska
Major: International Relations
Minor: Anthropology
Activities: Student Government, Greek Life

Linfield has given me the chance to be my own person and shape my life the way I want it to be. I have met so many incredible people along the way that I normally would not have gotten elsewhere.

 

Nancy Nguyen

Nancy Nguyen

Class of 2017
Hometown: Sherwood, Oregon
Major: Pre-Medicine (Exercise Science) or Pre-Nursing
Minor: Chemistry
Activities: Student Government, Change Corps, Tennis Club

I really enjoy the small class sizes and the one-on-one interactions that you have with your professors. I like the fact that your professors actually know you by your name and interact with you in many different aspects.

 

Nicole Paulachak

Nicole Paulachak

Class of 2014
Hometown: Hilo, Hawai'i
Major: Computer Science and Electronic Arts
Activities: Residence Life, Swimming, Student Government, Hawaiian Club, Greek Life, Community Service

I wanted to go to a college where I could make personal connections with my classmates and teachers, like I had in high school. I also wanted to feel like a part of a community, and make strong connections. I felt that going to a small school would be the best way to do these things.

 

Jason Peck

Jason Peck

Class of 2016
Hometown: Chico, California
Major: Biology
Minor: German
Activities: Residence Life, German Club, Community Service

Linfield is a really close-knit community. People are very friendly and it is more often than not that I will have someone to talk to on my way to class. Linfield also has a ton of events that allow you to get away from campus when you need to. This is important because a connection with the surrounding community is vital in having a good college experience.

 

Isabella Porporato

Isabella Porporato

Class of 2015
Hometown: Aptos, California
Major: Accounting
Minor: Studio Art
Activities: ASLC (Student Government), First CLAS Peer Advisor, Student Orientation Leader, Community Service, Habitat for Humanity Club, Ceramics Club, Greek Life

Linfield College is continually proving to be a valuable experience. I have had this chance to go to a college out of state, live on my own away from all my family and gain the independence that comes with that. I have tried to get the entire college experience by getting involved in as many different activities while I am here. Linfield prepares us for what lies ahead after college, and that in itself is something I will always be thankful for.

 

Kyra Rickards

Kyra Rickards

Class of 2014
Hometown: Sandy, Oregon
Major: English
Minors: Visual Culture and Creative Writing
Activities: Meditation Club, Greenfield, Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society, Peer Advisor, Literary Magazine

Linfield students are driven and well-rounded. They’re involved on campus and in the community. They’re also very friendly and welcoming—this was one of the firsts things that I noticed when I arrived at Linfield.

Read Kyra's Blog

 

Kevin Romero

Kevin Romero

Class of 2015
Hometown: Reno, Nevada
Majors: Chemistry and Mathematics
Activities: KSLC 90.3 FM (Student Radio), Pi Mu Epsilon Mathematics Honor Society, Linfield Society of Undergraduate Chemists, R.I.S.E. Mentor, iFocus Peer Advisor, First CLAS

When I visited Linfield I realized that the folks here are concerned with more than just my growth as a student, and instead at Linfield one experiences well-rounded growth as a complete individual. When I saw the big impact that such a small school had, I really couldn’t see myself going anywhere else.

Read Kevin's Blog

 

Grant Smith

Grant Smith

Class of 2016
Hometown: Bellingham, Washington
Majors: Business Management
Activities: Intramural Sports, Wildcat Intercultural Network

Everyone is extremely friendly, so making friends is a snap. Here at Linfield all of the students are focused on school and advancing their education. This helps create an environment that motivates you to strive and do your best in school.