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2014 Fall Linfield Magazine

Fall 2014 l i n f i e l d m a g a z i n e - 5 The Religious Studies Department faculty, previously housed on the top floor of Melrose, are now located in Pioneer Hall. Institutional Advancement, previously on the lower level of Melrose, is now located on the second floor. Hoover, Chidlaw receive Gilman, Kemper scholarships Brian Hoover ’15 of Newport received a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship and is studying in Peking University in Beijing, China, this fall. Hoover, an anthropology major, is one of more than 700 American undergraduate students from 341 colleges and universities across the U.S. selected to receive the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Recipients of the award are chosen on a competitive basis. Tatum Chidlaw ’17 of Sherwood is the newest addition to Linfield’s Kemper scholar group. Kemper scholars are chosen from 16 select liberal arts colleges around the country, with one scholar typically named for each school. Chidlaw, an exercise science major, anticipates pursuing an advanced degree in physical therapy, but plans to explore other opportunities as a Kemper scholar. Kemper scholars receive annual scholarships up to $10,000 based on need during their sophomore, junior and senior years. New faculty welcomed Linfield greeted a new cohort of faculty – and a large one at that. Some 18 new additions represent 11 different departments across the campuses – from nursing to education to music to the sciences. They join a strong existing Linfield faculty, known for their dedication to students – not only as superb teachers in the classroom, but as partners on experiential projects and research. Faculty additions include Megan Bestwick, assistant professor of chemistry; Malynda Bjerregaard, visiting assistant professor of communication arts; Bonnie Bolkan, visiting assistant professor of biology; Tania Carrasquillo, assistant professor of Spanish; Sarah Coste, assistant professor of health and human performance; Leonard Finkelman, assistant professor of philosophy; Julie Fitzwater, visiting assistant professor of nursing; Megan Ludena, visiting assistant professor of nursing; Priya Meyer, visiting assistant professor of nursing; Pamela Pearson, assistant professor of education; Andrea Reinkemeyer, assistant professor of music; Evan Schick, visiting assistant professor of health and human performance; Paul Smith, assistant professor of nursing; Brittany Teahan, assistant professor of economics; Cecilia Phillips Toro, visiting assistant professor of biology; Beth West, assistant professor and reference and distance education librarian; Isaac Winkler, visiting assistant professor of biology; and Patrick Wohlmut, visiting assistant professor and reference and instructional librarian. Smith named Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholar Paul Smith, assistant professor of nursing at the Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing, has been selected as a Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholar. The selection was made by the School of Nursing at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Smith, a doctoral student at UNLV, was one of two students selected to receive $20,000 for nursing studies over the next two years. He is pursuing a Ph.D. in nursing, focused on the nurse educator track. The award is part of a national effort to combat the nursing faculty shortage and prepare future nurses as America’s health care system continues to evolve. The Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholar Program supports more than 250 scholars in all 50 states. Meet the incoming class A new group of Wildcats arrived on campus this fall ready to begin the next phase of their lives. The class has 463 incoming freshmen, along with 75 transfer students. Thirty-six percent are U.S. students of color and 128 are first-generation students. There are 50 Legacy students, whose family members have also attended Linfield. The majority of students are from Oregon, Washington, California, Hawaii and Alaska with 10 other states and seven countries represented. Cycle Oregon visits Linfield Linfield became a tent city for more than 2,000 cyclists when they embarked on rides from the Linfield campus as Cycle Oregon brought its annual Weekend Ride to McMinnville July 11-13. The event is a companion to the popular Cycle Oregon week-long ride which is held in September. This weekend featured routes of varying lengths, extending southwest of McMinnville and east of McMinnville past the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum.


2014 Fall Linfield Magazine
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