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2015 Winter Magazine

Winter 2015 l i n f i e l d m a g a z i n e - 5 Faculty recognitions Michael Huntsberger, associate professor of mass communication, was invited to join the Radio Preservation Task Force of the Library of Congress. He will survey libraries and other collections of historic radio materials in Oregon, including program transcriptions and artifacts from radio history. Joanna Rowe Kaakinen, professor of nursing, and her co-authors, received the first place Book of the Year award from the American Journal of Nursing for Family Health Care Nursing: Theory, Practice and Research (5th edition). Rowe was the lead editor and wrote six chapters. Other nursing faculty who authored chapters were Laura Rodgers, Vivian Tong, Jeannette O’Brien and Kathleen Bell. Rowe also won an award from the Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program for creating the family case study in the chronic illness chapter, which discusses how to work with families living with Parkinson’s Disease. Lissa Wadewitz, associate professor of history, is the recipient of the 2014 Albert B. Corey Prize for her book The Nature of Borders: Salmon, Boundaries, and Bandits on the Salish Sea. She previously received the John Lyman Book Award from the North American Society for Oceanic History and the Hal K. Rothman prize from the Western History Association for the same book. Brittan, who holds bachelor’s degrees in French language and literature and Spanish language and literature, spent 20 years in the financial services industry, working her way up from a bank teller to executive vice president. She later moved into the wine industry serving as general manager of Rudd Vineyards and later executive director of the Rudd Group. She also served as executive director of the Rudd Foundation. She and her husband, Robert, own a vineyard near McMinnville. Ellen Brittan serves on the board of the International Pinot Noir Celebration, and is currently the chair of the Oregon Wine Board and president of the Oregon Winegrowers Association. Sanchez receives Gilman Scholarship Stephanie Sanchez ’16 of Salem is studying abroad in Quito, Ecuador, this spring after receiving a $4,500 scholarship from the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. At Linfield, Sanchez is majoring in health education and minoring in Spanish. She is also active on campus as a colloquium peer advisor, Linfield College Latinos Adelante mentor, Wildcat Intercultural Network mentor, Latinos Organizando Comunidades con Obras y Servicios member and more. While in Ecuador, Sanchez hopes to learn about the culture and how health care is different in South America compared to the U.S. In their own words Watch oral history interviews of some who have helped shape the Linfield story. In Their Own Words: Remembering Linfield College History, located in the Linfield College Archives, captures t1he history of Linfield through the eyes of the people who saw it firsthand – students, alumni, administrators, staff and others. The series launched with interviews featuring two former Linfield presidents – Charles U. Walker, who served from 1975-92, and Vivian A. Bull, who served from 1992-05. A third interview spotlights Dave Hansen, professor emeritus and former dean of students and daughter, Debbie Harmon Ferry ’90, director of alumni and parent relations. Watch the interviews at digitalcommons.linfield.edu/lca_interviews/. Stephanie Sanchez ’16 Michael Huntsberger Joanna Rowe Kaakinen Lissa Wadewitz Vivian A. Bull


2015 Winter Magazine
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