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t a b l e o f c o n t e n t s Summer 2015 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 Stephen Bricher ’86 Laura Davis Daniel Hurst J. Lukas Mardi Mileham Landon Curt Noll ’83 Joni (Claypool) Tonn ’06 Contributors Kelly Bird Kevin Curry ’92 Debbie Harmon Ferry ’90 Alyssa Townsend ’15 President Thomas L. Hellie Vice President for Institutional Advancement David Ostrander Director of Alumni and Parent Relations Debbie Harmon Ferry ’90 Summer 2015 Vol. 12, No. 1 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: Sarah Stark ’17 works in the community garden at Linfield (J. Lukas photo) On the back cover: The 2015 senior bench painted by Lionel Parra ’15 and Douglas Sundman ’16 (Mardi Mileham photo) Departments 2 a view from melrose 4 linfield digest 22 ’cat tracks 24 alumni news 27 class notes 31 alumni profile Features 6 engaged: lifetime leadership begins at linfield Today’s active students are tomorrow’s engaged citizens. Linfield College students are taking part in meaningful service learning experiences, on campus and out in the community, which will shape their lives as engaged citizens. 12 connecting stewardship with place Students learn about environmental, social and personal stewardship by connecting with a specific place during a January Term course. 14 goodbye classroom, hello retirement Four faculty members with a total of 114 years of service retired from Linfield this year. We take a look back at some of their memorable moments, favorite classes and plans for retirement. 16 between two worlds Sonia Ticas is a passionate and animated teacher who is also pursuing ground- breaking research in El Salvador and translating Central American poetry. InsIde LinfieLd Magazine If engaged students equal engaged citizens, Linfield students are poised to take their place as responsible citizens of the world. In this issue, we take a look at the various ways students are involved on campus, in the community and beyond. We share the experience of students in a January Term class who spent a month exploring the meaning of stewardship by connecting with a specific place. Also in this issue, we tell the story of a gifted and passionate teacher whose impact extends beyond the classroom, even as we say goodbye to four faculty who have taught and cared for thousands of Linfield students. We salute our graduates as they move into the next chapter of their lives. Throughout the summer, we will prepare for new students, who will begin their Linfield journey in August. – Mardi Mileham


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