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 →
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.
Reprinted 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.
Two 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.
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 →
The 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.
Reprinted 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 →