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Two named Fulbright scholars Gabrielle Nygaard ’13 and Keith Welch ’12 have been selected for upcoming experiences abroad through the Fulbright Program. Nygaard will spend next year teaching in South Korea, and also plans to work with youth to highlight common ground between the cultures of South Korea and Japan. Welch will serve as a teaching assistant in Germany and volunteer with a nongovernmental organization or nonprofit working with immigrant or refugee populations. Both are part of the English Teaching Assistant (ETA) program. Faculty recognized with annual awards Four Linfield College faculty members have been recognized for outstanding contributions to the college. • Nick Buccola, associate professor of political science − The Allen and Pat Kelley Faculty Scholar Award recognizing outstanding scholarly achievement for a faculty member who has received external editorial validation for their work and a guarantee to publish the research in question. USC recognizes Linfield mentor, professor 4 - l i n f i e l d m a g a z i n e Summer 2013 • Patrick Cottrell, assistant professor of political science − The Marvin and Laurie Henberg International Scholarship Award recognizing a faculty member whose scholarly activity on an international topic or theme has passed peer review and has been or is slated for publication. • Mike Jones, Harold C. Elkinton professor of accounting − The Edith Green Distinguished Professor Award made to a senior faculty member who demonstrates sustained excellence in the classroom and has worked creatively to enhance Linfield’s commitment to academic excellence. • Tanya Tompkins, professor of psychology − The Samuel H. Graf Faculty Achievement Award recognizing a faculty member who has made an outstanding contribution to the life of the college that extends beyond his or her regular duties. Kozy to head nursing school Mary (Mallie) A. Kozy has been named dean of the Linfield- Good Samaritan School of Nursing. Kozy has more than 30 years in the nursing profession including 18 years in nursing education. She has served as chair of undergraduate nursing studies at Lourdes University in Ohio since 2008. She previously taught both undergraduate and graduate courses at the Medical University of Ohio College of Nursing, and was twice honored for excellence in teaching. She has experience in public health and community care, and is board certified as an adult psychiatric mental health clinical nurse specialist. In addition, she has maintained a small practice focusing on women recovering from domestic violence. Kozy has a bachelor’s in nursing from Duke University, a master’s from the Medical College of Ohio (now University of Toledo) and a Ph.D. in nursing from Duquesne University. Evitts puts math skills to work Kyle Evitts ’14 spent last fall studying at the Budapest Semester in Mathematics program, a prestigious and highly competitive study abroad math program. Evitts tackled rigorous undergraduate and graduate-level courses. Evitts, a mathematics major with a computer science minor, continued his academic growth as a member in the NSF-funded Willamette Valley REU-RET Consortium for Mathematics Research program at Lewis & Clark College over the summer. He was selected to participate in the program that immerses undergraduates in a challenging research experience. Evitts was assigned to create computer artificial intelligence that could win at Go, one of the At USC, Jim Diamond is known as an excellent mentor to students and ambassador for Linfield College. Diamond, professor of chemistry at Linfield, recently received a 2013 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Southern California Department of Chemistry for his work in recommending and guiding outstanding Linfield chemistry students into the graduate program at USC. Diamond, at Linfield since 1991, was a postdoctoral research associate in quantum chemistry at USC from 1979-84. Curt Wittig, Paul A. Miller Professor of Letters, Arts and Sciences at USC, spoke of the remarkable strengths demonstrated by Linfield’s chemistry graduates who have attended USC. Linfield students, he noted, have made their mark. Since the Michael J. Dulligan Memorial Award for outstanding graduate research in physical chemistry was established in 2003, four Linfield students have received the award: Amy (Germaine) Moskum ’98, Cody Schlenker ’04, Chris Rivera ’04 and Lee Chiat Ch’ng ’07. Zhu Jinsong ’93 also studied chemistry at USC, but received his degree before the award was established. Diamond said he was overwhelmed with the award and the opportunity to speak in front of some 250 distinguished colleagues and students at the awards ceremony in April. “It’s a real tribute to the quality of our faculty who mentor them in undergraduate research,” Diamond said, pointing to chemistry colleagues Bob Wolcott, Tom Reinert, Elizabeth J.O. Atkinson and Brian Gilbert. Linfield d i g e s t


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