Reprinted with permission of the News-Register. Jan. 2, 2019.
6) Major highs and lows at Linfield
Linfield College started 2018 with huge boost to its wine studies program and ended with redoubled efforts to increase enrollment and stabilize the budget.
In the middle, President Thomas Hellie retired after 12 years and Miles Davis became Linfield’s 20th president in July. Continue reading
Reprinted with permission of the News-Register. By Logan Brandon, September 24, 2018. Almost every year, the Linfield football team features a few standout players who graduated from McMinnville High School.
Two years ago, elite running back Spencer Payne headlined the Wildcats’ path to the national playoffs. Payne currently sits sixth on the Linfield all-time single season rushing list with 1,133 yards, set during his junior season. Continue reading
Reprinted with permission of the News-Register. By Starla Pointer, September 24, 2018. When it was time to enroll in higher education, Cason Cunningham looked for a school that not only met his academic interests, but also would accept the G.I. Bill and offer other supports specific to his unique needs as a military veteran.
He found the right combination at Linfield College. Continue reading
—Domaine Serene founders Grace and Ken Evenstad make the largest gift in support of wine studies in state history—
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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Gregory V. Jones, known globally as one of the preeminent wine climatologists, has been named director of wine education at Linfield College.
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Linfield continues to climb Money magazine’s rankings of the best value for colleges in the United States.
Recently, Money ranked Linfield 221 out of 705 colleges and universities nationally. Linfield continues to climb these rankings, rising from 293 in 2014 and 237 in 2015.
The ranking places Linfield second among colleges and universities in Oregon for delivering the most value.
Money considers several factors to determine value. First, they screen out colleges with graduation below the median, financial trouble or enrollment less than 500 students. The remaining schools were ranked on 24 items in the categories of educational quality, affordability and alumni success. Finally, they assessed value by comparing how well students did to what is expected from students with similar economic and academic backgrounds.