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2015 Winter Magazine

Get to know one of our SAA leaders You may see her greeting alumni at a campus gathering, serving birthday cake at “Happy Birthday Linfi eld,” working with students as a resident advisor (RA) or playing fi rst base on the Linfi eld softball team. But whatever her role, Danielle Duman ’17, Student Alumni Association co-chair, is working to spread a culture of philanthropy at Linfi eld. The basics: Elementary education major, Spanish minor with math and ESOL endorsements Hometown: Eugene Why SAA: I like being able to connect with the many alumni who make our Linfi eld experience possible. Through SAA, I can interact with donors and alumni, plan events for the campus, and teach my peers about philanthropy and giving back. On alumni interactions: Alumni want to see Linfi eld students be successful and want to help in any way they can to make our dreams and goals possible. They are great resources, have many connections and are able to provide contacts for internships and sometimes even future jobs. On giving back: Donors have made it possible for me to attend Linfi eld, my dream school, and for that I am truly grateful. I hear stories from donors and trustees and it inspires me to stay connected with and fi nd ways to promote philanthropy on campus. On Linfield opportunities: I have been provided with a lot of great opportunities and an amazing Linfi eld experience. One of the main reasons I wanted to become an RA and be involved with SAA was to help others to have an enjoyable experience at Linfi eld as well. On being a student athlete: I always knew I wanted to be a collegiate athlete, but academics have always come fi rst. Linfi eld provided me with the best of both worlds as I am able to receive a great education while also playing for a competitive softball program. I have been able to become a part of another great family at Linfi eld, Catball. The bottom line: Linfi eld is truly a special place. Without the support of our many trustees, donors, faculty and alumni, we would not be provided with the wonderful opportunities available to us. Philanthropy means giving back in a number of ways: money, time and volunteer work. It’s not about how much you give, but what you can give to make a difference in the lives of others. Winter 2015 l i n f i e l d m a g a z i n e - 2 5 Save the date! Homecoming 2015 Sept. 11-12 Come home to Linfi eld. Reunions are planned for the classes of 1955, 1965, 1975, 1985, 1995 and 2005, along with other affi nity groups. Consider nominating an exceptional classmate or Linfi eld supporter for an Alumni Award. Deadline for nominations is May 15. linfield.edu/homecoming


2015 Winter Magazine
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