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

Award ceremony celebrates faculty excellence  

2018 Faculty Award recipients

2018 Faculty Award recipients (l-r): Patrick Cottrell, Rob Gardner, Sonia Ticas, Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt and Anna Song

Five Linfield College professors were honored for scholarly achievement, creative achievement, international scholarship and exceptional impact on the life of the college during a faculty award ceremony May 17.  Continue reading

Linfield College raises record amount for Giving Day

Balloons from Giving Day 2018The third annual Giving Day, held Tuesday, May 1, raised more than $320,000, well past the initial $250,000 goal. Total gifts nearly doubled 2017’s results, and were seven times greater than the first Giving Day in 2016.

More than 720 Linfield supporters contributed to the record amount. Donors from coast to coast as well as overseas made gifts, all to the benefit of Linfield students.

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Stopping By: A champion for her alma mater, hometown

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

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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