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12/6/2004 Linfield’ fall commencement scheduled Dec. 19

McMINNVILLE -– At total of 116 candidates for degrees will be presented at Linfield College fall commencement exercises Sunday, Dec. 19, at 2 p.m. in Ted Wilson Gymnasium.

There are 29 candidates for bachelor’s degrees from the McMinnville Campus, 49 from the Portland Campus and 38 from the Adult Degree Program.

Closing convocation on the Portland Campus will be held Saturday, Dec. 18, at 1 p.m. at Bethlehem Church, 17979 Stafford Road in Lake Oswego. Sigma Theta Tau honor society members will be recognized and senior honors in nursing will be presented.

Marvin Henberg, dean of faculty and vice president for academic affairs at Linfield College, will present the commencement address, "Imagination and Aspiration."

Henberg has been dean and vice president at Linfield since July of 1994. He has also served as the director of the environmental studies program and professor of philosophy. He is a native of Wyoming, graduating from Laramie High School. He was a first-generation college student, attending Washington and Lee University, where he received a B.A., summa cum laude, in English literature. He attended Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship, graduating from the Final Honours School in philosophy, politics and economics with both a B.A. and M.A. degree. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin.

Prior to coming to Linfield, Henberg served 18 years on the faculty at the University of Idaho, where he was director of the University Honors Program as well as professor and chairperson of the Department of Philosophy.

Henberg is a member of the National Council for Science and the Environment and serves as the State of Oregon secretary for the Rhodes Scholarship Trust. He’s also been active in the Northwest Association of Colleges and Universities, serving on evaluation committees for several Northwest Colleges. He is also active in the McMinnville Kiwanis Club and has served in several offices, including president.