Linfield University has hired Jennifer R. Madden as the inaugural dean of the School of Business and Joe Wilferth as the inaugural dean of the College of Arts and Science.
“Linfield University has now put in place a team of deans who are equipped to help lead us into the future,” said Linfield President Miles K. Davis. “It says a lot about the reputation of Linfield that, in a time of multiple challenges, we have attracted such talented and accomplished deans.” Continue reading →
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.
Reprinted with permission of the News-Register. By Starla Pointer, October 22, 2018. Linfield College is starting a new scholarship and support program designed to meet the unique requirements of first-generation college students — those whose parents didn’t graduate from four-year schools and, therefore, can’t advise their offspring about filling out forms, seeking help from professors, living in a dorm or other aspects of college life.
College recruiters are already telling potential freshmen about “Linfield First.” The program launches in the fall of 2019, so entering students can apply for the scholarships. Continue reading →
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.