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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‘Why Frederick Douglass Matters’ symposium hosted at Linfield College 

Frederick DouglassThe life and work of famed social reformer Frederick Douglass will be celebrated with a day-long symposium honoring the 200th anniversary of his birth.  The symposium will be held Friday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Nicholson Library at Linfield College.    Continue reading

Linfield adds new majors in Wine Studies, Sport Management and Global Cultural Studies 

—Students who want to work in the robust wine or sports industries and those looking to explore today’s increasingly interconnected world have new options at Linfield College— 

Linfield College signLinfield College faculty members approved the addition of three new majors and three new areas of focus starting in the fall of 2018. Students will now have the option to major in Global Cultural Studies, Sport Management and Wine Studies, in addition to Linfield’s 51 existing majors.  Continue reading

Grace and Ken Evenstad Pledge to Revolutionize Wine Education with $6 Million Gift to Linfield College

—Domaine Serene founders Grace and Ken Evenstad make the largest gift in support of wine studies in state history—

Wine Studies class tours Domaine Serene winery.

Domaine Serene Winery founders Grace and Ken Evenstad have pledged $6 million to Linfield College, the largest gift in Oregon history in support of wine education. The gift is also one of the largest donations in Linfield’s history and will allow the college to significantly expand its wine education program, which already offers the first interdisciplinary liberal arts bachelor’s degree in wine studies in the United States.

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