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2016 Linfield Magazine Winter

a l u m n i n o t e s Your Linfield connection is just an app away While scanning Linfield’s Instagram account recently, I noticed a photo of the Wildcat logo on the Riley Center floor, posted by an alumnus. The caption said, “I love seeing old faces when travel brings me back to Oregon.” It reminded me of the affection our alumni have for Linfield and the physical disconnect many experience after graduating. The growth of social media has lessened some of that separation. When Facebook emerged, it provided a plethora of opportunities for alumni to connect to classmates and Linfield. YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn offered additional and diverse ways to keep up-to-date. No longer were we relying on alumni to type linfield.edu into their browsers to keep up with college news. Instead, academic accolades, athletics information or campus photos were sent directly to our followers. Following Linfield on social media won’t magically transport you back to your undergraduate years, but the occasional photo of students studying in the courtyard or of a beloved professor will make you pause and reflect on your college years. The photos, coupled with a flow of news from Linfield, can help you feel connected to your alma mater. See page 20-21 for social media tips from Professor Susan Curry Sivek. Remember, whether you’re in a neighboring city or thousands of miles away, Linfield will always be with you. We’re just an app away. Travis McGuire Assistant director of alumni and parent relations (and Linfield social media guru) /linfieldcollege (facebook.com/linfieldcollege) @linfieldcollege (twitter.com/linfieldcollege) @linfieldcollege (Instagram.com/linfieldcollege) Winter 2016 l i n f i e l d m a g a z i n e - 2 7 2000-09 Shelby Darland ’00 of Meridian, Idaho, received the 2014 Luc R. Pelletier Award from the National Association of Heathcare Quality. Mark Mathison ’00 of College Station, Texas, is teaching mathematics at Blinn College in Bryan, Texas. Amber Larsen ’01 of Sacramento, Calif., is a track coach at Sacramento State University. Sam Houston ’02 of Bend is president of Sun Forest Construction Ltd. He has worked for them for 15 years. Austin and Jillian (Ward) Mc- Feeley, both ’02, had a son, Simon, Nov. 29, 2014, their third. Matt Loehrke ’02 of Missoula, Mont., is the education director for Missoula Children’s Theatre. Kathleen (Harper) Cook ’03 of Helena, Mont., and her husband, Brad, had a son, Elijah, Sept. 29. Benjamin Driver ’03 of Roseburg and his wife, Jennifer, had a son, Luke, April 24, their second. Kitri (Culbertson) McGuire ’03 of Tigard is marketing manager for Visit McMinnville, a full-service marketing group dedicated to enhancing McMinnville’s economy through the promotion of tourism. Aliza Libby-Tucker ’03 of La Junta, Colo., is the financial director for the City of La Junta. Brandon Standridge ’03 of Bandon is dean of students and athletic director at Bandon High School. Denise (Biron) Arnold ’04 of Newberg was promoted to the Emergency Department at Salem Hospital. Joseph Fisher ’04 of Longview, Wash., is vice president of sales for AirGas. Joshua Johnson ’04 and Kelsey Lyle ’07 of Washington, D.C., had a daughter, Ingrid Lyle Johnson, Dec. 2. Katie Leitheiser ’04 of Stevenson, Wash., and her husband, Matthew, had a child, Amaya, in September, their second. Isaac Levy ’04 of Mercer Island, Wash., has taken nine photography trips in six different countries. Traci (Johnson) Miller ’04 of Hood River, and her husband Kip, had a son on May 25, their first. Joe O’Neill ‘04 of Sisters is finance officer for the City of Sisters. Andrea (Wavra) Pfau ’05 of Woodburn, and her husband, Joseph, had a son, Drake, March 20, their second. Justin Samples ’05 of Boise, Idaho, married Cara Denver Oct. 24. He placed third in the Tempe Ironman in November. Kelly Bechtell ’06 of Portland and his wife, Becky, had a son, Daniel, April 10, their second. Hannah (Arntz) Hatley ’06 of Cove and her husband, Jake, had a son, Owen Kristofer, Aug. 1. Matthew Hodges ’06 of Keizer is a development officer in the Linfield College Institutional Advancement Office. Tara Menon ’06 of Portland received a master’s in nursing from Oregon Health and Science University. Christopher and Danielle (Bielenberg) Miles, both ’06, of McMinnville had twin girls, Raelynn and Jaden, Aug. 13. Morgan Yeates ’06 of Silverton is the technical director for Oregon


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