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Debbie Harmon Ferry is 2018’s Woman of the Year

Debbie Harmon FerryReprinted with permission of the News-Register. • By Starla Pointer, April 23, 2018

When Debbie Harmon Ferry leaves her office in Linfield College’s Melrose Hall, she throws her purple coat over her purple dress and grabs her purple umbrella. It’s Wednesday — Wildcat Wednesday — so, of course, she’s wearing the Linfield color; add a red scarf and her outfit would be perfect for the 1990 graduate, director of alumni relations and die-hard supporter. Continue reading

Seth F. Wollam is Linfield College’s Marching Band Director 

Seth WollamLinfield College has announced that it has hired Seth F. Wollam as its inaugural marching band director. He will start full-time in August 2018. 

Wollam is an 18-year veteran of music education and band leadership. He is currently in his fourth year as the Director of Bands at Lock Haven University in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania. While at Lock Haven, Wollam led and conducted the athletic and concert bands and community orchestra, as well as taught applied saxophone clarinet, and percussion, as well as individual advanced music studies in marching band techniques, music history and introduction to music.  Continue reading

Jonasson lecture to focus on Civil War monuments 

David BlightDavid W. Blight, a professor of American history at Yale and the director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition, will present “Monuments and Memories: Has the Civil War Ever Really Ended?” on Wednesday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. in 201 Riley Hall at Linfield College.  Continue reading

Susan D. Hyde to deliver Linfield College commencement address 

Susan D. HydeSusan D. Hyde, a professor of political science at the University of California, Berkeley and a 2000 Linfield graduate, will deliver the commencement address to the class of 2018.

More than 640 Linfield College graduates will be honored during commencement exercises Sunday, May 27, at 10 a.m. in the Linfield Oak Grove.  

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Linfield students and faculty to present annual Cello Extravaganza 

Linfield College cello extravaganzaLinfield students and faculty will showcase an eclectic range of classical and non-classical pieces in an upcoming concert.  The Linfield Cello Ensemble will present the annual Cello Extravaganza on Saturday, April 21, at 7 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall at Linfield College.  Continue reading