a l u m n i n o t e s Pencil us in Mass communication reunion Hosted by Scott Nelson ’94 Sunday, Nov. 8, 2 p.m., Oregonian Media Group PLU pre-game BBQ Saturday, Nov. 14, 11 a.m. Across the street from Sparks Stadium, Puyallup, Wash. Destination Linfield: An Evening to Support Scholarships Saturday, March 5, 6:30 p.m. Urban Studio, NW Portland For more information, contact Debbie Harmon Ferry ’90, director of alumni and parent relations, 503-883-2547, firstname.lastname@example.org, linfield.edu/ alumni 2 6 - l i n f i e l d m a g a z i n e Fall 2015 Alumni Award winners honored during Homecoming’s Linfield’s Finest celebration were, from left, Marcy (Hamby) Towns ’85, Dan Roth ’00, President Thomas L. Hellie, Ray Olson ’54 and Maria Stuart. Alumni honored during homecoming Each year, the Linfield Alumni Association honors dedicated individuals for their hard work, innovation and generosity of spirit. Here’s a look at Linfield’s 2015 award recipients. Marcy (Hamby) Towns ’85 was named Distinguished Alumna for her work and dedication in her profession. Towns, professor of chemistry and the director of general chemistry at Purdue University, is a nationally and internationally known leader in the field of chemistry education research and discipline-based education research. In her role at Purdue, she is modeling the department after Linfield’s student-centered approach and is dedicated to her research and students. Dan Roth ’00 was named Outstanding Young Alumnus for his commitment to public service. Roth is an international business graduate and was active on the Linfield College forensics team. As communications director for Rep. Karen Bass of California, he works nationally to elevate the voices of the more than 400,000 young people who are a part of the nation’s foster care system to ensure that members of Congress recognize their unique needs as they craft public policy. Ray Olson ’54 received the Alumni Service Award for his continuous support both financially and through his leadership throughout the decades. In 1998 he organized the first of many reunion luncheons in honor of former football coach and athletic director Paul Durham ’36. The group was responsible for funding the Paul Durham Endowed Fund as well as raising the money for the statue honoring Durham. Maria Stuart received the Walker Service Award. Stuart and her husband, Rob, own R. Stuart & Co. Winery in McMinnville, where she is the director of marketing, direct sales, public relations and hospitality. In addition to her role at the winery, Stuart has been a powerful advocate for Linfield and is a member of the Linfield College Business Advisory Council. She has employed numerous Linfield graduates and speaks to students considering careers in the wine industry. For more information on this year’s recipients, go to linfield.edu/homecoming. Nominate someone for the 2016 awards at linfield.edu/alumniawards. Got news? Have you changed jobs? Received a promotion? Returned to school? Received another degree? Started a business? Did you get married or have a child in the last 12 months? If you have news for your classmates and other Linfield friends, visit us, linfield.edu/alumni.
2015 Fall Linfield
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