John McKeegan, Linfield vice president for institutional advancement and the college’s general counsel, has been named president at Mount Aloysius College in Cresson, Pennsylvania.
Longtime-Linfield supporters donate largest gift in school’s history.
The W.M. Keck Foundation has committed a substantial gift to support Linfield College’s new science facility on the McMinnville Campus. The $10 million gift marks the largest single donation in Linfield’s history. Once built, the facility will be known as the W.M. Keck Science Center. Continue reading
FEBRUARY 15, 2020 – The Linfield Board of Trustees voted Saturday to approve a name change from Linfield College to Linfield University.
“Linfield will change its name, but what won’t change is what makes us special,” said President Miles K. Davis. “Linfield will remain a small, high-quality, liberal arts institution. Now, though, we will be able to expand by having schools and colleges within the university and by offering master’s degrees. Continue reading
This week’s announcement that Concordia University-Portland will close at the end of the semester represents a heart-wrenching loss for its students, faculty, staff and alumni. We are all lessened by it, and share in the loss.
In an effort to help affected students, Linfield has agreed to waive all application fees (online and McMinnville campus) for Concordia students. Continue reading
Reprinted with permission of the News-Register. By Starla Pointer, January 24, 2019. Sports is the sixth-largest industry in the U.S., a $500-billion business reaching all ages, interests and skill levels, from children involved in recreational leagues to college and professional athletes to fans. It’s also a rich field for careers, from coaching to marketing to broadcasting to making athletic apparel.
With that in mind, Linfield College created a sports management career minor in 2012 and last fall added a major in the subject. It’s one of only a few schools in the Northwest to offer the interdisciplinary program to undergraduates, said Denise Farag, who teaches business law and oversees the sports management program. Continue reading
Nursing students learn to help people “live until they die”
Senior nursing students at the Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing participated in the inaugural symposium exploring palliative and end-of-life nursing care.
The first Dr. Jan Selliken Life Transitions Nursing Symposium was held on Wednesday, October 3rd. 76 students and 14 nursing faculty participated.
Reprinted with permission of the News-Register. By Starla Pointer, August 27, 2018. Most of Linfield College’s new students — about 375, including both freshmen and transfers — attended the traditional opening convocation Friday along with parents, staff and other college community members. Classes started Monday.
Linfield’s new president, Miles Davis, opened his part of the convocation with a shout.
Robert Lisac ’12 graduates this week from the University of Central Florida College of Medicine, completing his journey from cancer patient to cancer doctor.
“Say your goodbyes. He’s not going to be here with us in the morning,” the doctor said.
Fourteen-year-old Robert Lisac lay in the ICU on a ventilator in a medically-induced coma, his family gathered at his bedside. His leukemia, diagnosed two years earlier and followed by 18 months of chemotherapy, was back with a vengeance.
His body was rejecting a bone marrow transplant from his older brother. His lungs were filling with blood. Doctors gave him only a 2 percent chance of surviving.
He made it through the night. Continue reading
Susanne Sayles ’11 is McMinnville’s Young Educator of the Year
Reprinted with permission of the News-Register. • By Starla Pointer, May 1, 2018