Linfield announces COVID-19 vaccine policy

entrance to Linfield's McMinnville campusIn order to create the healthiest face-to-face learning environment possible, Linfield University announced in May that all faculty, staff and students should be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the start of the fall term.

Since that announcement, Linfield officials have worked diligently to create a policy that prioritizes the health and safety of the Linfield community, while allowing the institution to return, as much as possible, to robust in-person learning and activities that reflects its mission. Continue reading

Linfield University announces Hardie Award recipients

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Linfield University awards its Hardie Award for 2021.

The Hardie Award is a special honor, presented every four years by Linfield University to community members who have a positive impact on the community, particularly when faced challenges of injustice or inequality. In light of the extraordinary situation of the year and in recognition of their extraordinary service to our local community, Linfield University officers selected two recipients for the 2021 award – Lindsey Manfrin, director of Yamhill County Health and Human Services, and Maryalice Russell, superintendent of the McMinnville School District. Continue reading

School of Nursing recognizes the Class of 2021

Graduates hold diplomas up to familyAt 4:45 p.m. on Friday, blue skies finally broke through the gray and windy conditions, shining a much-deserved light on Linfield’s newest nurses. Through figurative and literal storms, the Linfield University-Good Samaritan School of Nursing‘s Class of 2021 completed their nursing education at a time unlike any other. And, they were celebrated just as uniquely with a combination of virtual and in-person events, May 20-22. Continue reading

Record-breaking $75 million Spark Wonder campaign announced

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Earlier this week, Linfield University officially launched the Spark Wonder campaign, a comprehensive campaign which will affect all aspects of the university, including its people, places and programs. With a goal of $75 million, Spark Wonder is the largest fundraising initiative in the institution’s history.

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Linfield to require COVID-19 vaccines before fall

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Linfield University is dedicated to returning, as much as possible, to a fully engaged and active campus community. This includes a return to a pre-pandemic level of in-person learning for the fall 2021 semester. At the same time, Linfield is dedicated to the health and safety of the community. The COVID-19 vaccines currently available in the United States are highly effective at preventing COVID-19 and preventing serious illness even in those who do contract the illness. Continue reading

Honoring Linfield’s newest class of nursing graduates

BSN written on mortar boardThe Linfield University-Good Samaritan School of Nursing honors its graduating class of 2021 with a three-day celebration, May 20-22.

A total of 103 graduates will be recognized at a combination of online and in-person events on the university’s Portland campus, including a drive-thru “Carmencement” in-person celebration on Friday, May 21, as well as a virtual Spring Pinning broadcast on the university’s YouTube channel on Saturday, May 22.

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Recent Linfield alumna receives Fulbright Award

Karina Mejia portrait with dogKarina Mejia, a recent Linfield graduate, has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award for the 2021-22 academic year. Mejia earned her degree in creative writing with a minor in political science in 2020. She received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship, which will send her to Spain from September 2021 to June 2022 to serve as an English teaching assistant. Continue reading

A creative celebration: Honoring graduates on the McMinnville campus

A trailer full of family celebrate graduatesThe clapping, shouts of joy and playing of “Pomp and Circumstance,” echoed through Linfield University’s McMinnville campus for more than six hours on Sunday as the university celebrated its graduating class of 2021. The McMinnville campus’s Carmencement event, a drive-thru celebration recognizing the university’s newest alumni from the College of Arts and Sciences and School of Business, gave families a front-row seat to special moments during the typical Commencement Weekend. More than 360 cars wove their way through ten stations where graduates posed for pictures, returned the acorns they received at Convocation, received their diploma, heard their name announced while walking across the stage and bumped elbows with their faculty members in a gauntlet of cheers and well wishes.

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