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2016 Linfield Magazine Summer

4 - l i n f i e l d m a g a z i n e Summer 2016 Faculty recognized for teaching, research Several Linfield College faculty members have been recognized for outstanding contributions to the college. Jeremy Weisz, associate professor of biology, The Samuel 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. Scott Smith, professor of history, The Edith Green Distinguished Professor Award, recognizing a senior faculty member who demonstrates sustained excellence in the classroom and has worked creatively to enhance Linfield’s commitment to academic excellence. Ty Marshall, professor of theatre arts, The Olds and Hellie Creative Achievement Award, honoring outstanding creative work that has been recognized by peers and has been or is slated for dissemination in ways appropriate for the specific focuses of the work. Students earn congressional internships Two Linfield students have been selected for congressional internships this summer in Washington, D.C. Sara Gomez ’17 of Ketchikan, Alaska, is one of 34 finalists from around the country selected for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s (CHCI) 2016 Congressional Internship. “I chose to apply because of their commitment to developing Latino political leaders and their great alumni network,” said Gomez. “The program is unlike any other D.C. internship and provides a unique opportunity to not only intern in Congress but to gain access to the CHCI’s excellent mentorship.” Gomez will work in a congressional office, interning with Rep. Suzan DelBene from Washington’s First District, for a minimum of 32 hours a week. Gomez will also participate in community service projects, attend a one-week orientation as well as weekly leadership development sessions. She will receive a stipend, domestic round-trip transportation to Washington, D.C., housing and academic credit. Giselle Naranjo-Cruz ’17 of Dundee will participate in the Verdell A. Burdine and Otto G. Rutherford Summer Congressional Internship in Washington, D.C., working for Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley. The internship provides an opportunity for an undergraduate student from Oregon to experience public policy-making up close and to further the causes of Adorned in leis, grass skirts and other traditional island dress, some 127 Linfield College students shared Hawaiian culture with the community during the 44th annual Linfield Lu’au, “Gift of Aloha,” April 30. More than 1,700 spectators were treated to an evening of authentic Hawaiian food, traditional dancing and costumes, complete with fire dances and a performance by local school children. A group of 40 parents assisted with the event, shipping food, supplies and flowers from Hawaii in two packed air cargo containers. See a photo slideshow at linfield.edu/photogallery. New trustees join board Margaret Marcuson Marcuson Leadership Circle Ernie A. Rose ’86 Vice president, Global Apparel Operations for Nike, Inc. Matt Vance ’99 Partner,VergePointe Wealth Management Mikenna Whatley ’17 Vice president, Associated Students of Linfield College


2016 Linfield Magazine Summer
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