Linfield to host Homecoming celebration for students, alumni

Homecoming 2014A series of homecoming events for students and alumni are planned for the week of Sept. 8-12 at Linfield College.

Student activities begin Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 8 p.m. with an outdoor concert by Tall Heights on the intramural field. On Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 8 p.m. a Drag Show will be held Ice Auditorium, located in Melrose Hall. Shot of Reality will be held Thursday, Sept. 10, at 8 p.m. in Ice Auditorium. On Friday, Sept. 11, at 7:30 p.m., the annual Mr. and Miss Linfield competition will be held in the Ted Wilson Gym.

Registration for alumni activities begins Friday, Sept. 11, at 11 a.m. in Fred Meyer Lounge in Riley Hall. The Founders’ Society Luncheon will be held at noon in Jonasson Hall, lower level of Melrose Hall. At 1:30 p.m., alumni can learn about Oregon wine varietals through a guided wine tasting in downtown McMinnville.

Dan Roth, class of 2000 and recipient of the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award, will discuss how his Linfield education prepared him for work in politics at 3 p.m. in 222 T.J. Day Hall. Roth has worked for two members of the California legislature and now heads communications for Rep. Karen Bass of California.

Marcy (Hamby) Towns, class of 1985 and recipient of the Distinguished Alumna Award, will present at 4 p.m. in 222 T.J. Day Hall. Towns, professor of chemistry at Purdue University, will share how her Linfield experience fostered a love for teaching, mentorship and research.

“Linfield’s Finest,” a gathering for alumni, friends and faculty, will salute the alumni award winners at 5:30 p.m. at the McMinnville Grand Ballroom. In addition to Roth and Towns, other award winners include Ray Olson, class of 1954 and Alumni Service Award recipient, and Maria Stuart, co-owner of R. Stuart & Co. Winery and recipient of the Walker Service Award.

Alumni events continue on Saturday, Sept. 12, with registration starting at 9 a.m. and campus tours at 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. At 10 a.m., a Lambda Lambda Sigma Sorority reunion will be held in Ford Hall and a reunion for the Health, Human Performance and Athletics (HHPA) Department will be held in the Paul Durham Foyer in the HHPA. At 10:30 a.m., there will be a reunion for the Business and Economics Departments in T.J. Day Hall.

An all-alumni barbecue begins at 11 a.m. in the parking area of the Vivian A. Bull Music Center, followed by the Linfield Wildcats vs. the Chapman Panthers football game at 12:30 p.m. At 1 p.m., alumni may visit the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum and take in a men’s soccer game vs. Northwest Christian at 2:30 p.m. at the Linfield soccer field. Post-game class reunions will be held for the classes of 1965, 1975, 1985, 1995 and 2005, in addition to past participants in the Alternative Spring Break program.

Alumni from all eras are invited to participate in a music alumni talent show at 7 p.m. in the Delkin Recital Hall in the Vivian A. Bull Music Center.

For more information on alumni events, contact Debbie Harmon Ferry, director of alumni and parent relations, at 503-883-2607 or For more information on student activities contact Dan Fergueson, director of college activities, at 503-883-2435 or