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a l u m n i n o t e s Take pride in your outstanding Alumni Award winners Homecoming 2015 has come and gone, and what a wonderful weekend it was. There are many things that likely come to your mind when you think of Homecoming: a beautiful campus, reunions with longtime friends, reconnecting with beloved faculty and a football game. All are part of Homecoming. But I want to mention an aspect you may not have considered. Alumni Awards, recognizing alumni who are outstanding in their fields and who serve Linfield, are presented during Homecoming. This year, four individuals were recognized (see page 26). These are people who are bright and interesting. During the awards presentation at Linfield's Finest, I listened to all of their accomplishments with pride. Earlier in the day, two of the award recipients gave inspiring presentations on campus. They spoke about their work and how Linfield played a role in shaping them as individuals and as professionals. If you know of someone who is worthy of an Alumni Award, I hope you will visit the alumni webpage and nominate that person. If you think you might make a great nominee, ask someone to submit a nomination on your behalf. Regardless, I invite you to attend Linfield's Finest during Homecoming next year. I think you will be impressed by the caliber of Linfield alumni who are recognized, and you will be both awed and humbled when you learn more about some of those individuals who also have a Linfield degree. – Debbie Harmon Ferry ’90 Director of Alumni and Parent Relations Fall 2015 l i n f i e l d m a g a z i n e - 2 5 1940-49 Margery (Jordan) Pease ’47 of Billings, Mont., celebrated her 90th birthday June 7 at a party hosted by her family and friends. More than 80 people attended. Leander Keck ’49 of Bethany, Conn., published two new books through Baylor University Press: Christ’s Fires Theologian: The Shape of Paul’s Thought and Why Christ Matters: Toward a New Testament Christology. 1960-69 Pete Dengenis ’64 of Seattle, Wash., Bob Raffalo ’65 of Old Saybrook, Conn., and Bob Sullivan ’71 of Milwaukie, were inducted into the first Hall of Fame class at Bulkeley High School in Hartford, Conn. All are members of the Linfield Athletics Hall of Fame. John Lee ’67 of Portland was inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame in August in Worcester, Mass. He is also a member of the Hartford Connection and the Linfield Athletics Hall of Fame. 1970-79 Mark and Barbara (Dodson) Whitehurst, both ’73, have retired. Mark retired after a 25-year teaching and coaching career in Anchorage, Alaska, plus another 15 years as a performance manager at Alaska Airlines in Seattle, Wash., and Barbara after nearly 30 years as a fundraising executive in Alaska and Washington. They have purchased an RV and plan to travel in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. 1980-89 Stan Manley ’82 of Coburg led the Sheldon High School baseball team to their second 6A state championship in three years. He is an assistant baseball coach at Linfield. Ed Lamberger ’83 of San Francisco, Calif., was named chief human resources officer at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Tony Smith ’83 of St. Paul was named principal of St. Paul Middle and High School. He will continue serving as athletic director. Sandy Cameli ’85 of Honolulu, Hawaii, completed her Ed.D. in instructional leadership and her dissertation research resulted in two books for educators and students. Watching Students GLO: General Learner Outcomes Build Character and Career and College Readiness Skills in the Middle Grades is geared toward middle school classes and promotes advisory and social skills. The second is A Happy a Day Keeps the Grouchies Away, a children’s picture book geared for preschool through third grade. Larry Whalon ’86 of Apple Valley, Calif., was named the superintendent of Lava Beds National Monument and the Tule Lake Unit of World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument in northeastern California. 1990-99 Anne Marie (Flora) Lowe ’92 of West Linn and her husband, Jason, adopted a daughter, Olivia Ruth, in November. Anne Marie is the director of advancement for Portland Youth for Christ. Toni Davis ’94 of Kelso, Wash., had a child, Rayland, Aug. 13. Todd Farmer ’94 of Edmond, Okla., is department chair of Health and Physical Education at Langston College. Scott Gilbert ’94 of Seattle, Wash., is regional vice president of LoCorr Funds. Chun Jang ’95 of Anchorage, Alaska, is senior corporate counsel at Arctic Slope Regional Corporation. Rebecca (Kragerud) Larkin ’96 of Redmond completed a master’s degree in elementary literacy and reading. Kristin Fetters-Walp ’96 of Lake Stevens, Wash., is health room assistant at Lake Stevens High School. Shanda McCormick ’99 of Beaverton is a physical therapist at Beaverton Physical Therapy. 2000-09 Erick Trachsel ’00 of Bend is director of sales and marketing for


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