Linfield names its 2021 alumni award recipients

The Linfield University Alumni Association will honor four Wildcats for their hard work, innovation and generosity of spirit during its annual event, Linfield’s Finest, at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8 at The Grand, 325 NE Third Street, McMinnville. This year’s recipients are Sean Hoar ’80, Ashley (Russell) Blatchley ’06, Craig Ostbo ’15 and Ann Klein ’07. Continue reading

A creative celebration: Honoring graduates on the McMinnville campus

A trailer full of family celebrate graduatesThe clapping, shouts of joy and playing of “Pomp and Circumstance,” echoed through Linfield University’s McMinnville campus for more than six hours on Sunday as the university celebrated its graduating class of 2021. The McMinnville campus’s Carmencement event, a drive-thru celebration recognizing the university’s newest alumni from the College of Arts and Sciences and School of Business, gave families a front-row seat to special moments during the typical Commencement Weekend. More than 360 cars wove their way through ten stations where graduates posed for pictures, returned the acorns they received at Convocation, received their diploma, heard their name announced while walking across the stage and bumped elbows with their faculty members in a gauntlet of cheers and well wishes.

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Commencement activities celebrate class of 2021

Students stand with camera in caps and gowns

Commencement activities at Linfield University begin this week with the university hosting a series of unique, hybrid events to celebrate the university’s first graduating class.

A total of 303 graduates will be celebrated at events on the McMinnville campus, running this week, with nearly another 300 students from the Linfield University-Good Samaritan School of Nursing honored at events in Portland held on May 20-22.

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Award-winning wine writer Jancis Robinson featured in virtual lecture

Jancis Robinson, one of the world’s leading wine writers, joins Greg V. Jones, director of the Linfield University Evenstad Center for Wine Education, for a special virtual conversation on all things wine at 9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 28. Pre-registration is required at

The event, which is free and open to the public, is part of the annual Marka and Thomas Hughes Endowed Wine Lecture Series at Linfield University.

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