Linfield College hosts three gubernatorial candidates 

Gubernatorial candidatesLinfield College is hosting three gubernatorial candidates next week on its McMinnville campus to discuss civic engagement and political participation, one week before Oregonians go to the polls.  

Nick Chen, Libertarian Party candidate, will speak on Monday, Oct. 29. Rep. Knute Buehler, Republican Party candidate, will speak on Tuesday, Oct. 30. Patrick Starnes, the Independent candidate, will speak on Thursday, Nov. 1.   Continue reading

Dr. Miles Davis Inducted into The PhD Project Hall of Fame

Dr Davis was inducted into The PhD Project hall of fameThe PhD Project, an award-winning program to increase diversity in management, has announced the 2018 inductees into The PhD Project Hall of Fame. They are: Dr. Mary Gilly, Senior Associate Dean and Professor of Marketing at the Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine; Dr. Miles Davis, President of Linfield College; Dr. Quinetta Roberson, Fred J. Springer Endowed Chair in Business Leadership, School of Business at Villanova University. Continue reading

Linfield College No. 1 in PNW for ethnic diversity for third straight year

–U.S. News & World Report cites college for diversity, value and liberal arts program– 

Best Ethnic Diversity 3rd year in a rowFor the third year in a row, Linfield College holds the No. 1 spot among Pacific Northwest liberal arts colleges for “Best Ethnic Diversity,” according to the 2019 U.S. News and World Report rankings released today.

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Combined bachelor’s-master’s degree in wine

The U.S. college with the first interdisciplinary wine studies degree will now be the first U.S. college with a five-year program leading to both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in wine studies.  

Linfield College, with campuses in McMinnville and Portland, Ore., is teaming up with Ecole Superieure d’Agriculture (ESA) in Angers, France, for the initiative. Students who complete the program will receive a bachelor’s degree in wine studies from Linfield and an international vintage master’s degree from ESA.  Continue reading

Miles Davis joins Linfield

Reprinted with permission of the News-Register. By Starla Pointer, August 2, 2018.  A poster of Muhammad Ali is the first thing visitors see when they enter Miles Davis’ office at Linfield College.

Linfield’s new president intentionally placed the poster in pride of place opposite the door. Below, he put a display case that holds a boxing glove, signed by the Olympic gold medalist and heavyweight champion of the world.

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Linfield No. 1 in Oregon for graduate earnings 

CommencementLinfield College is ranked No. 1 for graduates’ earnings in the state of Oregon, according to the career website Zippia. The San Mateo, Calif.-based website ranked four-year institutions by looking at the highest average earners 10 years after entering college, as reported by the College Scorecard.

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Hellie: Linfield was the right place

Thomas HellieReprinted with permission of the News-Register. By Starla Pointer, June 7, 2018.  
Back in 2005, Thomas Hellie was content with his job as director of the Kemper Foundation. He enjoyed the work, which put him into contact with colleges and universities across the nation; he liked living in Chicago; and he appreciated his vacations, which that spring took him and his wife, Julie Olds, to Oregon’s wine country.

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Linfield students gain hands-on experience at the College Football Playoff 

College Football PlayoffTwo Linfield College students will secure invaluable work experience at one of the largest sporting events in the world when they attend the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship game in Santa Clara, Calif.   

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A day of new beginnings as Linfield College observes its 2018 commencement 

Commencement, Class of 2018, President Hellie's final commencement.Linfield College held Commencement exercises Sunday under a cloudless sky in the Oak Grove on its McMinnville campus, conferring Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees upon more than 640 students.   Continue reading