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2014 Winter Linfield Magazine

Three students receive major scholarships, leadership award Winter 2014 l i n f i e l d m a g a z i n e - 5 Three Linfield students were selected for prestigious programs and scholarships recently. Flora Maciel Garibay ’15 of Salem received a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. The scholarship will allow her to study at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador, where she will live with a host family and become immersed in Ecuadorian culture. Garibay is the co-founder of and active in Latinos Organizando Comunidades con Obras y Servicios (LOCOS), a student organization that enables Latinos to become leaders and members of their respective communities. She also serves as a mentor for McMinnville High School students and spent last summer working on a collaborative research project documenting the oral history of San Martin de Porres Catholic Church in Dayton. Colin O’Brochta ’14 of Redmond, Wash., was one of two undergraduate students in the nation to receive the Lawrence A. Golding Scholarship through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). New trustees Glen Giovannetti ’84 Partner, Global Life Sciences Sector Leader Ernst & Young, Boston, Mass. Jan Selliken Associate professor of nursing, Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing, Portland It is awarded to students who have made significant contributions to their community’s health, fitness and education. O’Brochta will receive $1,000 this spring and complimentary registration to the 2014 ACSM Summit in Atlanta, Ga., in April to accept his award. He is an exercise science major and currently leads Linfield’s Student Nutrition and Activity for Kids program, which was started several years ago and works in conjunction with the Physicians Medical Center in McMinnville. Clara Martinez ’14 of Seattle, Wash.,was selected as a participant for the National Council for International Visitors’ Emerging Leaders Program. She attended the NCIV national meeting this winter where she participated in programs to build her professional skills, widen her networks and engage with high-level diplomats. Martinez, a political science and communication arts major, spent the summer of 2012 in the Welsh Summer Program in the U.K. on a Fulbright Grant and was an intern for the World Affairs Council of Oregon during the summer of 2013. January Term: Traversing the Eulerian Trail A stop at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany, was just one aspect of Traversing the Eulerian Trail, a January Term course led by math Professor Chuck Dunn. The class focused on Leonhard Euler, one of the most prolific mathematicians of all time. Students traced his steps beginning in St. Petersburg, Russia, then traveled to Berlin, Germany, and Basel, Switzerland. The class investigated Euler’s work and influence in number theory, infinite series, logarithms, algebra, combinatorics and graph theory. This was just one of 10 off-campus courses that drew 100 students this year.


2014 Winter Linfield Magazine
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