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2014 Winter Linfield Magazine

Lindblad earns top teacher award After a transformative Linfield experience, Michael Lindblad ’94 believes in paying it forward. For his efforts, he’s been named Oregon 7-12 Teacher of the Year in Social Studies by the Oregon Council for the Social Studies. His ongoing work at Gresham High School with International Baccalaureate classes, humanitarian projects and commitments at various universities impressed the panel. Lindblad, of Portland, has been a teacher for 16 years, 13 at Gresham High School teaching global studies and IB history of the Americas. He has also taught community engagement classes at Lewis & Clark College and chaired the Marylhurst University Consortium to improve teacher education programs. Over the years, he has hosted 29 student teachers. “What I enjoy most about teaching is creating self-esteem in students while inspiring them to chase their dreams and help the world in some way,” he said. At Linfield, he double majored in communications and history, played baseball and traveled to Peru. He credits Tom Love, professor of anthropology, for modeling a passion for learning about world cultures and inspiring Lindblad to travel to Latin America. “Tom once told me that he went around the world in a boat and that he had been to Peru more than 35 times (which may be 55 by now),” Lindblad said. “At that moment, I realized there was much more that I could accomplish. After improving my Spanish and cultural awareness, I asked Tom how I could ever pay him back for everything he taught me. He said, ‘pass the knowledge and passion to learn about the world/Latin America to others. Inspire others!’ That is what I’ve tried to do.” Lindblad and wife, Angela, have five children, including one-yearold Winter 2014 l i n f i e l d m a g a z i n e - 2 7 Richard Birk ’74 of Scottsdale, Ariz., founded Go-5 Books and is author of Dodgeville: Capturing Hearts. Craig Changstrom ’74 of Loveland, Colo., retired from Hewlett-Packard after 34 years and is now a managing partner for Maximum Export/Import. Alison Lindsay ’74 of Stayton volunteers as historian for the Stayton Fire District and also helps prepare meals for the firefighters. She was named support Volunteer of the Year by the fire district in 2011. She also volunteers at the Stayton Library. Richard A. Loomis ’74 of Portland had the article “Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Journey of Resistance” included in History (1933-48) What We Choose to Remember published by the University of Portland. He also gave the presentation “From the Ballot Box to the Supreme Court: The Oregon School Bill of 1922” at the University of Portland. David Pakula ’74 of Clarkston, Wash., is retiring from his urology practice after 29 years. David Thompson ’75 of Peoria, Ariz., retired after teaching Latin at Portland State University. He now teaches part time at Arizona State University. Bonnie Bobbitt ’76 of Portland is the bookkeeper for the Rose City Cemetery and Funeral Home. Carol (Rohner) Bump ’76 of Hillsboro is in her 20th year as a head start teacher. Cathryn (Ferguson) Cushing ’76 of Portland was promoted to senior policy advisor for the Center for Prevention and Health Promotion. Nadine (Ingersoll) Kincaid ’76 of Portland has been selected to volunteer at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, Feb. 7-23. This will be her fourth time volunteering at the Olympics. Deborah J. McAllister ’76 of Rohnert Park, Calif., received a master of divinity degree from Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary. Nora Stevens ’76 of Gaston was inducted into the Order of Hickey Pickers at the annual Regional Printing Industries of America (PIA) conference in Seattle, Wash. The award is given to those who have provided support and service to the industry. Nora serves on the board of directors for the PIA. Richard Fowler ’77 of Klamath Falls retired from Shell Oil Company after 28 years. Stan Hockett ’77 of Hillsboro was recognized for 25 years of federal service, including the Air Force, Department of Veterans Affairs and Bonneville Power Administration. Tim Ledbetter ’78 of Richland, Wash., was appointed director of community outreach to develop and strengthen collaborative partnerships and ease suffering for those in crisis in the greater Tri-Cities area. Neal Bauder ’79 of Sand Creek, Mich., retired from teaching in Alaska. 1980-89 Carol Doane ’80 of Vancouver, Wash., works at KGW-TV in Portland. John Murray ’80 of Portland plans to retire at the end of the school year. Steven D. Taylor ’80 of Provo, Utah, is working on a graduate degree in business administration. Julie (Churchill) Glander ’82 of Tahoe City, Calif., is assistant manager of the Tahoe Tree Company. Peter Weymiller ’82 of Gig Harbor, Wash., received a master’s degree in environmental policy from Kaplan University. David Yonker ’82 of White Cloud, Mich., has formed the David Yonker Band, a Christian rock band. Landon Noll ’83 of Sunnyvale, Calif., returned to the South Pole in January for the third time to search for meteorites. Hugh Anderson ’84 of Dundee has taught science and coached football for 28 years, currently at Newberg High School. Katherine (Moench) Lawrence ’84 of West Linn received her paraeducator certification. Randy and Cheryl (Olson) Lyons ’84 and ’85 live in Keizer where he is a vice president for Norpack Foods. Michael Friess ’85 of Anchorage, Alaska, was voted Great Northwest Athletic Conference Men’s Team and Women’s Team Cross Country Coach of the Year. He is in his 24th season at UAA, and swept the two GNAC Coach of the Year awards for the fourth year in a row. Margaret (Whitty) Richter ’86 of Beaverton received a master’s degree in nursing education from Gonzaga University. Lynda (Lybeck) Robinson ’86 of Unalaska, Alaska, had a book, Alaska Sketches, published by Hal Leonard Publishers. Susan (Bailey) Webb ’86 of Colorado Springs, Colo., is a nurse in the pediatric clinic at Evans Army Community Hospital at Fort Carson Army Base. Scott Johnson ’87 of Amity is working on a master’s degree in educational leadership. Yolanda Vanveen ’88 of Vancouver, Wash., is working on her master’s in environmental law and policy at Vermont Law School online program. She received her paralegal certificate from Clark College in Vancouver. Bill McCready ’89 of Minden, Nev., the lead pastor at LifePoint Church, taught leadership development classes in Nairobi, Kenya, with a team from When I Grow Up, a nonprofit dedicated to eradicating extreme poverty around the world. Anne (Lindberg) Turner ’89 of Salem opened a third location of her family-owned sleep apnea medical supply company. She recently earned her Clinical Sleep Educator certificate. twin boys.


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