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2014 Fall Linfield Magazine

t a b l e o f c o n t e n t s Fall 2014 l i n f i e l d m a g a z i n e - 3 linfield magazine Editor Mardi Mileham mmileham@linfield.edu 503-883-2498 Assistant Editor Laura Davis Graphic Design Candido Salinas III Photography Kelly Bird Juan Calvillo Laura Davis Katelyn Henson ’15 Daniel Hurst Mardi Mileham Maureen Roy Photography Contributors Chris Beresford ’16 Kelly Bird Kevin Curry ’92 Shaterah Hall ’15 Debbie Harmon Ferry ’90 Thomas L. Hellie Matt Loehrke ’02 Alyssa Townsend ’15 President Thomas L. Hellie Vice President for Institutional Advancement David Ostrander Director of Alumni and Parent Relations Debbie Harmon Ferry ’90 Fall 2014 Vol. 11, No. 2 Linfield Magazine is published three times annually by Linfield College, McMinnville, Oregon Send address changes to: Institutional Advancement Linfield College, 900 SE Baker St. McMinnville, OR 97128-6894 linfieldmagazine@linfield.edu Printed on recycled paper On the front cover: iFOCUS students examine marine life at Seal Rock near Newport (Laura Davis photo) On the back cover: 2014 entering class (Laura Davis photo) Departments 2 a view from melrose 4 linfield digest 22 ’cat tracks 24 alumni news 28 class notes 31 alumni profile Features 6 boot camp for scientists An innovative week-long program allows first-year students to explore the sciences at Linfield. 14 engaging and mentoring students Jeff Summers, the first Dave Hansen Endowed Chair in Economics, has found his niche with undergraduate students. 18 act well your part Matt Loehrke ’02 has put his passion for the performing arts to work at the Missoula Children’s Theatre. 20 5 questions: what i did during my summer internship Three students share insight into three very different summer internships. InsIde LinFieLd Magazine Budding scientists get an in-depth look at biology, chemistry, physics and math through iFOCUS, an innovative program launched at Linfield three years ago. We take a close look at the program to understand how young scientists benefit throughout their college careers. also in this issue, we feature a successful businessman who is fulfilling a goal of completing his degree and we introduce you to an economics professor who has made an indelible impression on his students. an alumnus shares the joy of working in children’s theatre and five students describe the value of their summer internship experience. We also salute our alumni with a look at the 2014 homecoming celebration. The Linfield experience continues to thrive – read on for more stories. – Mardi Mileham


2014 Fall Linfield Magazine
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