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2014 Fall Linfield Magazine

Linfield alumni by the numbers Fall 2014 l i n f i e l d m a g a z i n e - 2 7 If your name is Catherine, you’re in good Wildcat company. A look into the Linfield College alumni database tells us that Catherine is the most common name among Linfield alumni. The database also reveals some interesting history and trends over the years. Most popular employers: State of Oregon: 170 Linfield College: 136 OHSU: 125 Providence Health Services: 125 Salem Hospital: 117 Unusual job titles: Auctioneer Casket salesman Cruise director Master animator Weather observer Wig master Wind turbine installer Top cities: Portland: 3,078 Salem: 830 McMinnville: 805 Beaverton: 723 Eugene: 515 Top majors by decade: 2010-14: nursing, accounting, management 2000-09: nursing, accounting, management 1990-99: nursing, management, business 1980-89: Business, nursing, liberal studies 1970-79: Business, physical education, psychology 1960-69: Business, physical education, consumer and family studies 1950-59: Business, physical education, sociology 1940-49: Business, English, sociology 1930-39: English, sociology, business Most common names: Top job fields: Education occupations: 1,403 Health care professions: 1,020 Administration: 516 Accounting occupations: 404 Most common majors: 1. nursing (3,615) 2. Business (1,984) 3. Management (1,319) 4. Accounting (1,091) 5. Elementary Education (961) 6. Psychology (716) Top non-Portland Metro cities: 7. Physical Education (648) Seattle: 380 Bend: 310 Honolulu: 140 Longview: 131 Boise: 120 First married alumni on record: Frederick and nora Thompson, both 1906 1. Catherine (631) 2. Andrew (510) 3. John (499) First to complete a bachelor’s degree from McMinnville College: John H. Smith 1884


2014 Fall Linfield Magazine
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