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Winter 2009                                     MAGAZINE

              Lessons from a changing economy
         A View from Melrose                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Table of Contents

                                                                                                                                                                                                 2        A View from Melrose
                                                                                                                                                                                                 4        Linfield Digest
                                                                                                                                                                                                22        ’Cat Tracks

                                                                                                                                                                                                24        Alumni News
                                                                                                                                                                                                26        Class Notes
                                                                                                                                                                                                31        Alumni Profile
                                                                                                                                             Inside Linfield Magazine
                                                                                                                                             Sometimes, you just have to take advan-

                                                                                                                                             tage of a teachable moment. In this issue
                                                                                                                                             of Linfield Magazine, we share such mo-             6        Lessons from a changing economy
                                                                                                                                             ments through classes that paralleled real
                                                                                                                                             life as the financial crisis began to unfold
                                                                                                                                                                                                              The economic turmoil provided an opportunity for professors
                                                                                                                                             last fall. We also discuss some of our                           to engage students with material that is as fascinating as it
                                                                                                                                             strategies for dealing with the challenges                       is worrisome.

                                                                                                                                             facing our students and the college. Even
                just returned from Washington, D.C., where I met     but Linfield has survived worse. I know that we are in
                with fellow college presidents and visited our sena-
                                                                                                                                             though the financial turmoil dominated the         12        Linfield takes steps to deal with economy
                                                                     better shape than many colleges.
                                                                                                                                             news, there were exciting things happen-                         A faculty member, vice president and trustee offer insights
                tors and congressmen.The federal stimulus package          However, I wonder if today’s economic crisis
                                                                                                                                             ing on campus. We profile one of Linfield’s
                was being debated during my three days in the na-    holds lessons for our educational program, not just at                                                                                   into how Linfield is dealing with impacts from the economic
                                                                                                                                             senior professors, and share how another
         tion’s capital. There was tremendous energy in the air.     Linfield but also across the country. Over the last five                                                                                 upheaval.
                                                                                                                                             professor’s collaboration with a student
                There was also great fear. And everyone was dis-     years, America’s business leaders committed huge errors
                                                                                                                                             resulted in a year-long research sabbati-
         cussing the economy.                                        and transgressions. But because our own retirement ac-                                                                     14        Educating the whole student
                                                                                                                                             cal to China. You will meet three nursing
                In our work, college presidents invariably deal      counts were growing, we didn’t pay attention. We knew
         with urgent matters, and there’s                                                   that housing prices were rising
                                                                                                                                             alumni who work outside the traditional                          Professor Peter Richardson combines his contagious enthusiasm
                                                                                                                                             setting and you will learn about two of                          and sincerity with his desire to educate the whole student –
         not enough time for reflection. In                                                 at an unprecedented rate, but we
         Washington we chattered about             “More than ever, we need to liked our new home values. We                                 our outstanding students, one selected for
                                                                                                                                                                                                              sometimes in unorthodox ways.
                                                                                                                                             a prestigious math program and another
         the stock market, the economic                                                     forgot about the Internet bubble
                                                                                                                                             who interned with the Canadian consul-
         recession and the growing need           educate our students to live in of the 1990s, the Great that matter,Depression
                                                                                                                                             ate. These may be challenging times for all
                                                                                                                                                                                                16        Forging unique nursing careers
         for financial aid for students. We                                                 of the 1930s, and, for                                                                                           Three nursing alumni have melded their careers with other
                                                                                                                                             of us, but Linfield remains focused on our
         swapped stories about admissions                                                   the financial crises of 1873 and
         numbers and budget strategies.           a challenging world.That will 1893.We weren’t thinking histori-                            mission of connecting learning, life, and                       interests in unlikely locations – the legal arena and ships.
                                                                                                                                             community. Join us.
         Speaker after speaker warned us                                                    cally or economically.We probably                                             -- Mardi Mileham
         to monitor our cash supply and                                                     weren’t thinking logically. Per-                                                                    20        Embracing life in China
         debt ratios. I suspect that several
                                                      require an understanding              haps we weren’t thinking ethically.              On the cover:                                                    Jim Diamond has embraced the Chinese culture during
         of us had trouble sleeping at night.                                               Clearly we weren’t thinking like                 Front: Illustration by David Cutler                              his sabbatical working with a former student at China’s
         But even as I listened to speakers,         of economics and business,             liberal arts graduates.                                                                                           National Center for Nanoscience and Technology.
         met with legislators, and talked                                                        At my meeting in Washington,
         to fellow presidents, I reflected                                                  D.C., one speaker called on college
         on two things: Linfield’s financial        math and science, ethics and            presidents to include economic
         status and our long-term educa-                                                    literacy in our curricular require-                                                                 LinfieLd Magazine
         tional mission.                                    human nature.”                  ments. Not just to equip future
                                                                                                                                     Editor                                  Ty Marshall                        Advisory Board                    Winter 2009 Vol. 5, No. 3
                So far we are doing fine at                                                 business people, but to prepare
                                                                                                                                     Mardi Mileham                           Mardi Mileham                      Dick Hughes ’75                   Linfield Magazine is published three
         Linfield. Although our endow-                                                      citizens who can debate, vote and                                                Peter Richardson                                                     times annually by Linfield College,
                                                                                                                                                                                 Sherri (Dunmyer) Partridge ’86
         ment has fallen, it hasn’t dropped as precipitously as the  lead in a democratic society. That may be one long-term                                                 RJ Studio                                                            McMinnville, Oregon
                                                                                                                                     503-883-2498                                                               Larry Roby
         market. Our budget remains balanced. Our enrollment         lesson of our short-term financial crisis. More than ever,                                                                                 Amy (Westersund) Rogers ’96
         is solid. Our programs remain strong. We have promised      we need to educate our students to live in a challenging        Assistant Editor                        Illustration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                David Sumner                      Send address changes to:
         to help students in financial emergencies, and we have      world. That will require an understanding of economics          Laura Davis                             David Cutler
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  College Relations
         maintained our academic quality. We will be very fru-       and business, math and science, ethics and human nature.                                                Contributors                       President                         Linfield College, 900 SE Baker St.
                                                                                                                                     Graphic Design
         gal next year; our main budget increases will meet ris-     It will require a liberal arts education. And it will require   Candido Salinas III                     Kelly Bird                         Thomas L. Hellie                  McMinnville, OR 97128-6894
         ing energy costs, fund additional scholarships and com-     vigilance by us all.                                                                                    Debbie (Hansen) Harmon ’90                                 
                                                                                                                                     Photography                                                                Vice President
         plete long-term commitments. While we will need help                                                                                                                Thomas L. Hellie                   for College Relations
         meeting our students’ financial need, you — our alumni                                                – Thomas L. Hellie    Kelly Bird                              Beth Rogers Thompson
                                                                                                                                     Laura Davis                                                                Bruce Wyatt
         and friends — will not abandon us. Times may be hard,                                                           President                                           Megan Wills ’09
                                                                                                                                     Aaron DeClerck                                                             Director of Alumni Relations
                                                                                                                                     Daniel Hurst                                                               Debbie (Hansen) Harmon ’90
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         Linfield Digest                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Linfield Digest

                                                                                                                                                        Grant to boost China                       Czech professor is                          celebration. They used new mul-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               timedia kits with digital cameras,
                                                                                                                                                        studies at Linfield                        Renshaw lecturer                            audio recorders and digital video
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               cams funded with a gift from the
                                                                                                                                                               China studies at Linfield College                                 ˇ
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Josef Jarab, pro-       Bladine family, the News-Register
                                                                                                                                                        will be enhanced thanks to a grant of                          fessor of English       and Online NW, in memory of
                                                                                                                                                        more than $98,508 from The Freeman                             and American lit-       Phil Bladine ’40, long time news-
                                                                                                                                                        Foundation of New York.                                        erature and direc-      paper owner.
                                                                                                                                                               The grant will increase oppor-                          tor of the Center              The Bladine family and the
                                                                                                                                                        tunities to study the languages and                            for Comparative         News-Register have a long history
                                                                                                                                                        cultures of Asia, according to Victoria                        Cultural Studies        of working with Linfield. Phil and
                                                                                                                                                        McGillin, vice president for academic                          at Palacký Uni-         Jeb Bladine ’69 both started their
                                                                                                                                                        affairs and dean of faculty at Linfield.   versity in Olomouc, Czech Repub-            college careers at Linfield before
                                                                                                                                                               “Linfield is committed to cre-      lic, is the Renshaw Distinguished           transferring to the University of
                                                                                                                                                        ating a Chinese studies program            Visitor at Linfield College spring          Oregon. They have been active in
                                                                                                                                                        that will inspire current students         semester.                                   the Partners in Progress campaign
                                                                                                                                                        and attract future Chinese language                 ˇ
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Jarab will teach in the English      and hired many Linfield students as
                                                                                                                                                        scholars,” McGillin said.                  Department and also present pub-            interns. Meg Bladine, Phil’s widow
                                                                                                                                                               Over the next three years,          lic lectures, with the dates yet to be      and Jeb’s mother, is a trustee emer-
                                                                                                                                                        Linfield students, faculty and com-        determined.                                 ita. Chelsey (Bladine) Nichol is a
                                                                                                                                                        munity members will be offered a                    ˇ
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Jarab was the first freely elected   2001 graduate.
                                                                                                                                                        number of opportunities as a re-           university administrator in Czecho-                To view the audio slide-
                                                                                                                                                        sult of the grant, including an an-        slovakia following the Velvet Revo-         show go to
                                                                                                                                                        nual visiting scholar from the Chi-        lution and served as the rector of          article/24643-mcminnville-talks-views-
                                                                                                                                                        na Studies Institute of Peking and         Palacký University for seven years.         inauguration.
                                                                                                                                                        Shanghai Universities who will             He is a founding member of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Czech Learned Society and the first
                                                                                                                                                        provide Chinese language instruc-
                                                                                                                                                        tion at Linfield; faculty stipends         chairman of the Czech Fulbright               New trustees
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Committee. He was a member of
                                                                                                                                                        focused on China to encourage
                                                                                                                                                        Chinese-themed topics in Linfield          the Senate of the Czech Parliament,           join board
         A Linfield College theatre production was one of four selected to compete at the American College Theatre Festival regional conference         courses; and student travel grants         where he was responsible for the
                                                                                                                                                        to increase the number of Linfield         Committee on International Affairs,           Four individuals have been
         at the University of Idaho in February. Crave, by British playwright Sarah Kane, originally ran in March 2008 under the direction
         of Janet Gupton, associate professor of theatre arts. The play analyzes how various addictions affect the lives of individuals. Linfield       undergraduates studying at the col-        Defense and Security, and for a decade        elected to the Linfield College
         was one of four schools invited from the region. A national selection team will choose shows from all eight regions to advance to              lege’s partner institution located on      he represented Czech humanities in            Board of Trustees:
         the national festival, held in April at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. This is Linfield’s fifth invitation in 20 years to perform at   the campuses of Peking University          the European Science Foundation.
         the regional festival. Five Linfield students also competed in individual events at the conference. Will De Biccarri ‘10, Trish Castaneda-     and Shanghai University.                          The Renshaw Distinguished              David Baca ’78, managing
         Gonzales ‘09 and Afton Pilkington ‘09 were nominated for the Irene Ryan Acting competition. Matt Cantelon ‘09 and Tess Malone                         The grant will also make pos-       Visitor is under the auspices of the          partner of Davis Wright Tremaine
         ‘09 participated in sound and lighting design, respectively.                                                                                   sible the launch of a three-year se-       Philip Renshaw Endowment for                  LLP, Portland;
                                                                                                                                                        ries, China in McMinnville. The            the Liberal Arts. The endowment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Kerry Carmody ’73, chief
                                                                                                                                                        program will include events, lec-          was established by Renshaw ’31, a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 operating officer, Providence
                                                                                                                                                        tures and performances open to the         former trustee and one of the col-
         Henberg named                                   dent for academic affairs and dean               set priorities and guide the college’s                                                                                                 Health and Services, California
                                                                                                                                                        community. Linfield will work with         lege’s most generous supporters.
                                                                                                          future growth and financial devel-                                                                                                     Region, Mission Hills, Calif.;
                                                         of faculty for 11 years, before be-                                                            the Confucius Institute at Portland
         C of I president                                ing appointed interim president for              opment.                                       State University, the Northwest                                                          Kellanne B. Henry ’83, invest-
                                                         several months following the retire-                    He is the author of Inspired Prag-
                                                                                                          matism: An Illustrated History of Linfield
                                                                                                                                                        China Council and the World Af-            Photo class documents                         ment director of Schnitzer West,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 LLC, Seattle, Wash; and
                           Marvin C. Hen-                ment of Vivian A. Bull and prior                                                               fairs Council to bring theatre pro-
                           berg, a member                to the appointment of Thomas L.                  College, published in celebration of          ductions, concerts, lectures on phi-       inauguration day                              Doug Tunnell, CEO and
                           of the Linfield               Hellie. He is currently professor of             Linfield’s 2008 sesquicentennial.             losophy and more to campus.
                                                                                                                 “After 15 years in McMinn-                                                                                                      winemaker at Brick House Wine
                           College faculty               philosophy.                                                                                           The Asian Studies Program                  Linfield College photojournal-         Company and owner of Brick
                           and administra-                     Henberg played a major role                ville, my wife, Laurie, and I go to           has deep roots at Linfield. The col-       ism students produced “McMinn-                House Vineyards, Newberg.
                           tion for 15 years,            in shaping Linfield’s present direc-             Idaho with mixed feelings,” said              lege currently offers a major and          ville Talks,” an audio slideshow of in-
                           has been appoint-             tion, including the adoption of a                Henberg. “Linfield College has                minor in Japanese language and a           terviews taken on inauguration day.           For a complete list of the board of
                           ed president of               new general education curriculum                 been a great adventure, and we will           minor in Asian studies. In addition,              The students spent the day             trustees, go to
         the College of Idaho in Caldwell,               in 1997. He served as chair of the               be ever thankful to our many com-             the Asian Studies Program provides         documenting the reaction of stu-              about-linfield/trustees.php
         effective July 1.                               Planning Council, which has de-                  munity friends, colleagues and fine           Chinese language study and courses         dents and local residents to Presi-
               Henberg served as vice presi-             veloped a strategic agenda to help               former students.”                             offered in several departments.            dent Barack Obama’s inauguration

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                                            Lessons from a
                                            changing economy
                                                                  I      f Randy Grant was looking for
                                                                         the perfect laboratory in which
                                                                         to teach economics, he found
                                                                    it last fall.
                                                                         Some days, he cast aside his
                                                                                                           ates. A math and economics double major, she changed
                                                                                                           her plan to attend graduate school in favor of taking a
                                                                                                           good job.
                                                                                                                  “With the financial crisis, there will be a lot of
                                                                                                           graduates looking for jobs and applying to graduate
                                                                    textbook and syllabus and used the     school,” she said. “That makes for fewer resources for
                                                                    front page of the daily newspaper.     graduate assistantships. I felt lucky that I had a good job
                                                                    The economic turmoil from the          offer. I can always go back to graduate school if I decide
                                            declining stock markets, falling home values, record un-       that’s what I want.”
                                            employment and tightening credit, provided an oppor-                  She felt her economics major gave her an edge
                                            tunity to engage students with material that fascinated        over many students in understanding last fall’s events.
                                            and alarmed them.                                                     “I understood what was happening and could see
                                                   For students of economics – undergraduates and          the breaking points in the economy,” she said. “With ev-
                                            professors alike – it’s been both an electrifying and chill-   erything turning upside down, it’s been interesting to
                                            ing time.                                                      think about how the economy might react depending
                                                   “One thing I said to my students early last semes-      on what changes are made.”
                                            ter is that it is an exciting time to be an economist, and            The economic upheaval has pushed Lacy Smith ’09
                                            a scary time to be a person,” said Grant, a professor of       toward pursuing a graduate degree, not because of the job
                                            economics at Linfield College. “From a teaching per-           market, but to broaden her knowledge of economics.
                                            spective, it’s wonderful. It’s great as an economist to see           “I want to get a deeper understanding of what’s
                                            these things play out, some of which have only been            happening,” she said. “It was interesting to watch the
                                            theoretical ideas for a long time.”                            news and see the different concepts that I had studied
                                                   Teacher and students have gotten an intimate look       being played out.”
                                            at economic principles that, until now, have only been                Drew Schroeder ’10 is just soaking up everything
                                            theory.                                                        he can.
                                                   For example, in intermediate macroeconom-                      “It’s an unprecedented time, and there’s no one
                                            ics, students learn about the liquidity trap, the concept      answer out there that’s a fix for everything,” he said. “As
                                            that monetary policy has a limited ability to expand an        you study the principles (of economics) you learn about
                                            economy that’s in a deep recession, Grant said. It existed     the problem and how to fix it. But when you look at
                                            as a theory for many years and only recently, during last      what’s happening right now, those answers don’t nec-
                                            decade’s economic crisis in Japan, did it become a living      essarily apply. It’s interesting to watch all these sound
                                            experiment. It began to play out again last fall as U.S.       economic minds trying to formulate an answer.”
                                            banks have been reluctant to lend and people were un-                 Throughout some 40 years of teaching economics,
                                            willing to borrow. Regardless of what the Federal Re-          Dave Hansen, professor of economics and vice president
                                            serve has done, including the creation of new monetary         for student services, has seen little change in the main
                                            policy tools, the expansionary policy has not generat-         ideas and concepts. The challenge has been to convince
                                            ed the borrowing and spending necessary to bring the           students that economics is important.
                                            economy out of recession.                                             Until this year.
                                                   Curiosity has been the biggest reaction from stu-              “The constant attention and the exposure in the
                                            dents, Grant said. “They hear something new and they           media have given students an immediate belief that the
                                            want to know what it means,” he said. “Of course there’s       subject is relevant,” he said. “In some ways, we are on the
                                            concern, mostly from seniors. More students are talking        cusp of a change in how we think about the economy as
                                            to me about graduate school.They are looking for alter-        a whole and the role of government in the economy, so
                                            natives, recognizing that the job market may not be very       that makes it pretty exciting.”
                                            good when they graduate.”                                             But it is also very unsettling and the seriousness of
                                                   Emma Kemp ’09 applied economic reasoning be-            the situation may not be clear to many people, includ-
                                            fore accepting a position as an actuary after she gradu-       ing students, with the country facing the most difficult

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                                                           economic period since the Great Depression, Hansen said.
                                                                 “Given what I know about economics, I would never have predicted
                                                           that we would be in this much difficulty,” Hansen said.

                                                           Learning to network

                                                                                 E       ight Linfield finance majors recently have
                                                                                         learned first-hand about aspects of the current
                                                                                         economic crisis – and may have made some
                                                                                  valuable contacts along the way.
                                                                                      “Topics in Finance: Seminar in Securities
                                                                                  Markets,” a January Term course, combined a research
                                                                                  project with an opportunity to meet with finance
                                                                                  and investment professionals in Portland and New
                                                           York City. Students spent part of the first three weeks of the course
                                                           researching a specific mutual fund and preparing a presentation to
           Economic sleuth                                 investment professionals in McMinnville and Portland on how that fund
                                                           could be best used in an overall investment strategy. The investment
                 Economists are, in a sense, detec-        evaluators, most of whom were alumni volunteers, then graded the
           tives dealing with everyday evidence            students, said Scott Chambers, professor of finance at Linfield.
           and abstract theories.                                 “It’s very intimidating to go to an investment professional and say,
                   “It’s very much like being Sherlock     ‘I’m going to tell you about investing in this mutual fund,’ but it really is
           Holmes,” Randy Grant said. “The                 a confidence builder for the student,” Chambers said. “It builds up their
           economy is the body and you try to              confidence so that when they are in a job interview and they have to talk
           reconstruct what happened.”                     about something of substance, they have had that experience.”
                   At the same time, economists are               One of the most valuable lessons from the class was getting a solid
           forward looking, trying to predict what         understanding of what finance professionals actually do on a day-to-day
           is going to happen based on current             basis. Another was establishing some important contacts in the field.
           events and theoretical models. Like it or              Meeting with investment professionals, including many alumni, may
           not, everyone is involved.                      be the most valuable part of the course, Chambers said.The New York trip          Mark Kralj, left, principal and CFA at Ferguson Wellman Capital Management in Portland, met with students enrolled in the January
                   “We all make countless economic         included meetings with Richard Cahill ’76, vice president of the Bank             Term course “Topics in Finance: Seminary in Securities Markets.” The class visited a variety of banks and investment firms in Portland
           decisions every day, even if we don’t           Supervision Group at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York; Brian                  and New York City to give students an inside look at the day-to-day work of finance professionals. Students are, clockwise from left,
           recognize it,” he said. “An economics           Petroquin ’94, associate at LeClair Ryan in Newark, N.J.; Tim Benzel ’06,         Andrew Nelson ‘09, John Torsey ‘09, Jackson Baber ‘09, Jessica Richey ‘09, Kelly McLeod ‘09, Galaxy Slight ‘09, Yang Shi ‘09
           class puts it in a framework and uses           a research associate at Neuberger Berman; Jeff Dunbar ’00, vice president         and Tiffany Cook ‘09.
           language that allows you to think in a          at Blackrock Inc.; and Tom Phillips ’79, first vice president, Merrill Lynch
           clearer way.”                                   & Co. Inc.
                   Linfield graduates on average 10               “This experience is so valuable because it builds the bridge between
           economics majors and 10 minors per              the classroom and the professional career,” Chambers said. “This is when                Ashlee Moehring ’02 understands the importance                  certainty as to how long this market turmoil will persist.
           year. However, the introductory course          they really start to understand what the profession is all about and just how     of classes like this one – she met with alumni at R.V.                This has certainly made everyone much more aware
           attracts nearly 200 students annually and       serious this recession may be.They can hear it from me or other professors,       Kuhns during Chambers’ 2002 class, secured an intern-                 of the risks in the market. I think the excesses we’ve
           has had a profound impact, Grant said.          but when they hear it from someone working in the field, they begin to            ship and then a full-time job. She is now a principal and             witnessed in the market were unhealthy and we should
                   One of the teaching techniques          understand the severity and implications of the situation.”                       consultant for the firm and credits, in part, the experi-             come out of this a stronger economy, but it will be very
           he finds beneficial is requiring students              Jessica Richey ’09 has no doubt that finding a job in the current          ence of the class.                                                    painful in the interim.”
           to keep a journal and write about their         market will be tough. As she watched the financial crisis unfold, she was               “I got my foot in the door by coming here with                        Students also got a crash course on how to dress
           personal experiences in economic terms          fascinated that her classes paralleled real life.                                 the class,” she said. “There’s always a gap between educa-            and conduct themselves professionally. They were re-
           – how they weighed the benefits and                    “While this sounds bad, it really made the classes fun and interesting,”   tion and work experience, so this class is really helpful.            quired to prepare an introduction that they each deliv-
           costs in making decisions.                      she said. Bank closings, the drop in the markets and the tightening of            Meeting with professionals and alumni in the field and                ered at some 30 meetings over the course of the month.
                   “They come out of that class            credit all applied directly to her financial theory and investment classes.       getting advice and feedback from them is so important                 The introduction included the student’s name, home-
           thinking more explicitly about many of                 “It was happening before our eyes and yet at the same time, we were        to finding the right job.”                                            town, major, the type of investment he or she was re-
           their economic decisions,” Grant said.          being taught what was happening and why,” she said. “Although it is going               Moehring, who works with a variety of institu-                  searching, and something about themselves that would
           “Invariably, I will hear from a student ‘I’ll   to be tough for a couple of years, I still think it is something that can be      tional clients including Linfield College’s endowment                 not come up in a typical conversation.
           never do things the same way again.’            fixed and that we can learn from.”                                                fund, has found the events of the last several months                       “We work constantly on their introduction,”
           It’s a compliment that they recognized                 Richey said the January Term class has given her some insight into         challenging, yet educational.                                         Chambers said. “I know it works because students have
           this was something valuable and that            the wide range of career choices she can pursue.                                        “This is the first major market dislocation I’ve                told me two or three years later that whenever they are
           every decision they make carries both                  “I have better ideas about job options and a better understanding of       been through in my working career,” she said. “One                    in a situation with someone they haven’t met, they use
           benefits and costs.”                            what various people actually do,” she said. “The people we have visited           of the greatest challenges is trying to balance the long-             their introduction because it is automatic.”
                                                           take the time to explain what they are doing and how they do it.”                 term objectives of our clients’ investments given the un-                                                     – Mardi Mileham

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           Tips for parents of
           college-bound students
                                                                                                                                                     Quick takes: advice to students seeking jobs
                                                                                                                                                     We asked four local alumni to offer some advice to students who will be graduating and seeking employ-
                 “Paying for college is a lifetime in-                                                                                               ment in this tight economy. Here are some of their comments.
           vestment,” said Dan Preston ‘83, dean
           of enrollment management at Linfield.
                                                                                                                                                     Lisa (Taylor) Decker ‘01, senior vice president for                  positions them to apply for any opening that may become
           “The financial outlay can be large in
                                                                                                                                                     investor relations, Homestead Capital                                available. If the student applies for a position, the student will
           the short term, but a college education                                                                                                                                                                        have a lot of information. The employer will also know some-
           is required for nearly all jobs that pay                                                                                                      “Emphasize the benefits of a liberal arts college and            thing about the student’s ability to fit in and perform.
           well in the 21st century.”                                                                                                                that you received a well-rounded education, that you are an              “Students entering the workforce need to be able to ex-
                 Preston, a well known figure                                                                                                        above-average writer and critical thinker. Employers will feel       press an idea clearly both verbally and in writing. If a student
           in financial aid throughout the                                                                                                           comfortable with the fact that you have the necessary profes-        has any concern about this, they should take classes to work
           Northwest and the nation, is one of                                                                                                       sional foundation and can be taught the rest. It is a lot easier     on these important skills. Students also need to be able to
           the main panelists on Oregon Public                                                                                                       to teach a new employee the procedures and business plan of          work effectively with others.”
           Broadcasting’s annual production,                                                                                                         the company, than proper communication skills.
           Financial Aid for College.                                                                                                                    “Don’t be discouraged if your first job after college is not
                                                         Scott Chambers, professor of finance, was invited to share his insight into the economic    your dream job. This is an unprecedented time and economy            Wayne and Linda (Adams) Case ‘62 and ‘68,
           Ideas for parents to ponder:                                                                                                                                                                                   CEO and corporate secretary, Schmitt Industries
                                                         and financial events of the fall with employees at the Cascade Steel Rolling Mills Inc.     that we may never experience again. Embrace the opportunity
           • Encourage students to consider a            plant in McMinnville. Last fall, Chambers and Randy Grant, professor of economics,          to learn and garner experience. Working in a growth period           Members of the Linfield Business Advisory Council
           mix of college choices and options.           were invited by local businesses and organizations to speak about the economic turmoil.     is easy; it is during the challenging times that you really learn.
                                                                                                                                                     I graduated in 2001 during the last recession, and my first job          Linda: “Students need to use their networking skills with
           •  Include Linfield and other private

                                                         Professors’ insights in demand                                                              was at a grocery store for a few months. Do not be shy about         families, friends and people they have met. If they put their
           colleges in the mix. Thanks to schol-
                                                                                                                                                     calling on every contact you have. It never hurts to make con-       name out there and people are familiar with them, that will be
           arships and grants, the net price is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          a big help in getting a job. When I returned from the Peace

           often comparable to that of public                                                                                                        tact with companies and make the “ask”; the worst they can
                                                                                     cott Chambers stood before employees at the                     say is no.“                                                          Corps I took whatever job I could find. I have had a variety of
                                                                                     Cascade Steel Rolling Mills Inc. plant in                                                                                            experiences in banks, high tech industries, purchasing, recruit-
           •  Consider the “time-to-degree”                                                                                                                                                                               ing, human resources and investor relations.”
                                                                                     November, offering insight into the economic                    Gale Castillo ‘73, president of the Hispanic
           factors – do students at this university                                                                                                                                                                           Wayne: “I can’t over emphasize the importance of being
                                                                               and financial events of the fall. He and Linfield                     Metropolitan Chamber
           usually graduate in four years or                                                                                                                                                                              able to effectively communicate your ideas. A lot of people
                                                                               colleague Randy Grant were in demand, invited
           does it really take longer? Lack of                                                                                                           “I would advise students to identify a business organiza-        have great ideas that go nowhere because they are unable
                                                                               by local businesses and organizations to speak about
           access to required classes at the                                                                                                         tion or local chamber of commerce to begin the networking            to communicate them. I am a great proponent of internships
                                                                               the economic turmoil that gripped the country.
           appropriate time can slow down                                                                                                            process. Students can also volunteer for an organization in          and this is one way Linfield is strong and should continue to
                                                                                    Many factors combined to make this a perfect
           academic progress, delay gradua-                                                                                                          their targeted industry. This creates a work reference and also      increase the hands-on experience for young minds.”
                                                         economic storm, Chambers said, and once it started, there was nothing
           tion and increase overall costs.
                                                         that could stop it. What began as a housing problem became a mortgage
           •  Meet the priority dates for admis-         problem, then a banking problem, followed by a credit crisis and then a
           sion, financial aid and scholarships.
           •  File the Free Application for Fed-
                                                         crisis of confidence, he said.
                                                                “The Great Depression happened because we did nothing,” he
                                                         said. “We have responded, but we are in uncharted waters. The responses
                                                                                                                                                    Opportunity grant cuts hit neediest students
           eral Student Aid at least the first year
           – even a student loan can help with           by Congress, the Federal Reserve and the Treasury have never happened                                                    ndrew Falla ’11 dreamed of              and friends to help by supporting a student with a gift
           financial planning and will spread            before.”                                                                                                                 attending Linfield College              of $80. This is not the first time the Linfield commu-
           out the costs over time.                             Although 1929 was the only other time that the markets have reacted                                               since he was in elementary              nity has stepped up to help students. A funding crisis
                                                         so violently, Chambers emphasized to his audiences that the country is not                                       school. To achieve that dream he                in Oregon in the fall of 2002 resulted in major cuts
           •  Don’t give up on saving for college                                                                                                                         washes dishes in Dillin Hall, takes             to Oregon Opportunity Grants. Linfield trustees, alumni,
                                                         experiencing another depression.
           even though 529 and other invest-                                                                                                                              out loans and applies for grants.               faculty and staff donated $90,000 to cover cuts in
                                                                “We are acting swiftly to avert the banking crisis,” Chambers said.
           ment plans have taken a hit lately –                                                                                                                                But that dream was in jeopardy             financial aid.
                                                         “We will get through this, because we are still the world’s largest economy
           financial flexibility is key when paying                                                                                                                       in January when he and 400 other                       Falla has a family connection to Linfield. His par-
                                                         and still a productive economy.”
           for a college education.                                                                                                                 Andrew Falla ‘11      Linfield students learned that their            ents, John and Bonnie (Hufstader) Falla ’83 and ’79, met as
                                                                More regulations will be put in place that will reform some prac-
           •   Top students should be proactive          tices, but the most important key will be the American people weaning                                            Oregon Opportunity Grants would                 Linfield students, but they didn’t get to see their son
           in seeking out private scholarships to        themselves from debt.                                                                      be reduced by $80 this semester.                                      enroll. By age 10, Falla had lost his mother to cancer and
           reduce loan obligations. But be sure                 “Everyone was on a credit binge,” Chambers said, with U.S.                                While $80 may not seem significant, for many of                 his father to a hunting accident. Family helped to raise
           to check with the colleges and univer-        consumers carrying over $2 trillion in credit card debt. “The growth                       these students it can determine whether or not they stay              him, but he is responsible for college expenses.
           sities for specific rules on how outside      in the gross domestic product over the last two years was fueled by                        in college. Oregon Opportunity Grants are awarded to                         For more information on
           awards affect financial aid offers.           consumer spending. Nearly 70 percent of that spending was from                             some of Oregon’s neediest and most vulnerable students,               Linfield students receiving opportunity
           •  Consult with high school teachers          consumers borrowing money.                                                                 whether they attend public or private colleges.                       grants or to sponsor a student go to:
                                                                “For most of our history, the U.S. was a country of thrift and pru-                       That’s why Linfield has committed to cover the
           and counselors and with admission
           staff at selected institutions.               dence,” he added. “People who came out of the Depression and that era                      more than $32,000 needed to ensure these students can             
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   on the
                                                         only spent the money they had. I think we are going to get back to that.”                  remain enrolled. Linfield is asking faculty, staff, alumni                                                                         Web
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         Linfield takes steps
                                                                                                                                     riod.This will reduce income flows and negatively affect        and staff have the tools and technology to support them in
                                                                                                                                     college revenues and spending. Declines here may be             providing the best in undergraduate education.
                                                                                                                                     long term, with the stock market remaining well below
                                                                                                                                     the highs of the past decade for some time to come.             L.M.: How about capital projects, such as the

         to deal with economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                     planned renovation of Northup Hall?
                                                                                                                                     Jubb: The endowment provides a long-term financial
                                                                                                                                     “cushion” for Linfield and reduces the impact of the            Summers: Colleges are in something of a bind here.
                                                                                                                                     short-term ups and downs in revenues and costs. Lin-            There may be fewer gifts to support capital projects just
                                                                                                                                     field’s annual budget is less affected than many other pri-     at a time when costs of construction have declined due
                                                                                                                                     vate colleges by valuation changes in endowment due to          to the recession. Colleges that can secure the resources
                                                                                                                                     market volatility because the annual amount taken into          for building and renovation projects that help fulfill their
                                            The world economy is experiencing falling asset values, tightening                       operations from the endowment is small in relation to           missions will benefit if they can at least begin the work
                                                                                                                                     the overall college budget.                                     on these projects before the economy rebounds and
                                            credit and rising unemployment. The consensus among economic                                                                                             construction prices rise.
                                                                                                                                     L.M.: How might the current economic situation af-
                                            forecasters is that the recession in the U.S. may be the most severe                     fect charitable giving?                                         Ford: The renovation of Northup Hall is the primary
                                                                                                                                                                                                     capital priority for Linfield. Our prospective donors are
                                            in the post-World War II period. This has complex implications for                       Summers: Most charitable giving in the country and at           excited about the project and its significant positive im-
                                                                                                                                     Linfield is from individuals such as our alumni, not from       pact. But we realize it may take us a bit longer than
                                            the financial health of private colleges. To better understand the                       foundations.The response of individuals’ charitable giving      expected to get the funding in place.
                                                                                                                                     depends on their personal finances – which have likely
                                            impacts on Linfield College, we sought insights from three individuals                   deteriorated in this downturn. Nevertheless, colleges will      L.M.: What’s your “crystal-ball view” of the future?
                                                                                                                                     continue to receive large gifts from able private donors
         Glenn Ford with Tiffany Cook ‘09   close to the scene.                                                                      who are motivated to raise their giving and help out in         Summers: Colleges such as Linfield that are more tuition
                                                                                                                                     these challenging times. Foundations draw on endow-             driven – relying less on endowment income - could find
                                                                                                                                     ment earnings to fund their gifts. As those earnings fall,      themselves in a relatively better position as the recovery
         Glenn Ford has served as vice president for finance           and families to pay for college (which could be hurt by       the level of foundation grants to colleges will fall too.       unfolds as long as their rates of tuition inflation do not
         and administration and chief financial officer at Linfield    reductions in state and federal financial aid), falling en-                                                                   exceed the growth of family income by too much. How-
         since 2007. He holds an MBA and has 24 years of expe-         dowment values and reductions in charitable giving.           Jubb: Across the country schools and charities are facing       ever, the pressure for colleges to account for the ways
         rience in higher education administration.                                                                                  a decline in giving from individuals and private founda-        they spend money and demonstrate in transparent ways
                                                                       Jubb: Tuition provides the lion’s share of our budget, so     tions at a time when their needs are greatest. However,         the real values of the education they provide is going to
                                                                       we are focusing on maintaining stable enrollment. Cost        not every private college is similarly situated and Linfield    grow over the foreseeable future.The colleges likely to be
         Jeff Summers has been a professor of economics since          containment is also at the top of our financial agenda,       donors have been very supportive in the past during dif-        most successful in recruiting and retaining students and
         1992. His research focuses on the economics of higher         although tempered with an overriding concern for col-         ficult times. We expect they will continue to be so dur-        competing for scarce gift resources over the coming years
         education. As associate dean from 2001-08, he coordi-         lege program needs.                                           ing the current economic downturn. We see examples              will be those that set clear learning objectives for their
         nated academic budget planning at the college.                                                                              where those who can give are “digging deeper” to close          students, take a systematic approach to the evaluation of
                                                                       L.M.: What steps has the college taken to ensure it will      the giving gap created by those more deeply hurt by the         student learning, and use the evaluation information as
         Dave Jubb      ’71 graduated from Linfield and subse-         have enough revenue from tuition, while ensuring that         nation’s slow economy.                                          a vehicle for telling their educational stories to prospec-
         quently earned both a CPA and law degree. A retired           students will be able to afford to attend?                                                                                    tive students, parents and donors.These same colleges will
         PricewaterhouseCoopers partner and currently vice                                                                           L.M.: What are the greatest expenses?                           demonstrate a more nimble willingness to make peda-
         chairman of a large food manufacturing company, he            Ford: We’ve taken several measures. First, we are devel-                                                                      gogical, curricular and structural adjustments as needed to
         has served on the college’s Board of Trustees since 1994      oping a contingency budget in the event that revenue is       Ford: Compensation accounts for approximately 65 per-           improve student learning on an ongoing basis.
         and chairs the board’s Financial Affairs Committee.           below projected levels.We have also carefully considered      cent of our annual expenditures, or nearly $36 million
                                                                       the financial aid budget that supports our students. Lin-     next year. That’s largely because we have small numbers         Ford: Fortunately, Linfield has not been subject to all
                                                                       field remains significantly less expensive than nearly all    of students in our classes taught by high quality student-      aspects of this crisis. We have no variable-rate debt and
                                       ❧                                                                                             centered professors, not graduate teaching assistants.          our debt ratios are solid. We have no liquidity problems,
                                                                       of our competitor private schools in the Northwest.
                                                                                                                                     Operating expenses to cover the costs of serving our            as we have carefully invested our operating cash. Because
         Linfield Magazine: In what ways can the economic                                                                            students represent 11 percent of our expenditures. The          our endowment is small, we are not dependent upon it
                                                                       L.M.: How does the endowment work, and what
                                                                                                                                     budget for next year reflects the priorities of the college     for a large portion of our budget. Our major emphasis
         downturn affect colleges such as Linfield?                    impact will its decline have on Linfield?                     – the preservation of academic quality by maintaining           must be on recruitment and retention of students.
                                                                                                                                     programs, faculty and staff and the recruitment and re-
         Summers: A private college’s revenue comes from four          Summers: The endowment is invested in a diversified           tention of high quality students.                               Jubb: Linfield has a strong reputation, excellent faculty
         main sources: tuition; endowment earnings; charitable         portfolio of funds. The college spends 4.5 percent of                                                                         and staff, and a culture of commitment. I’m highly opti-
         gifts; and room and board and related areas such as the       the 12-quarter rolling average of its value. College and      Jubb: For many employees work may be part job and part          mistic about the future of Linfield College.We are better
         bookstore. All are likely to decline during this recession.   university endowments fell on average by an estimated         devotional calling. Linfield employees could often find more    in every way at this point in this century than we were
         Therefore, the key economic issues affecting private          26 percent in calendar year 2008. Linfield’s endowment        compensation elsewhere but are dedicated to the school and      in either of the two that preceded it. Linfield is and will
         higher education will include the abilities of students       dropped by approximately 24 percent in the same pe-           its mission.We as trustees have to make sure that the faculty   continue to be a winner.

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         Educating the whole student                                                                                                           I feel is essential to the education of students,” he said. “The rocking chair
                                                                                                                                               stuff.There is a lot that stands between students and learning. Dealing with
                                                                                                                                               a broad range of human experience and emotion is fascinating.”
                                                                                                                                                      Daniel Clausen ’08, a language teaching assistant at a high school
                                 As a young college student, Peter            ardson tells his students, “Welcome to Linfield. I hope I        in Kematen, Austria, took at least one course each semester from Rich-
                            Richardson lost his heart high in the             don’t see you next year.”                                        ardson while completing a double major in English and German. He
                            eastern Swiss Alps – twice.                              Students should not take offense, he’s quick to say.      remembers singing German folk songs at the beginning of class.
                                 Not only did he fall in love with            “I hope they’re in Austria or some other country. It’s                  “When we got to the one about Bergvagabunden or ‘mountain
                            his future wife, Beverly, but also Rich-          a profoundly enriching experience to be able to melt             vagabonds,’ I began to see how the Alpine culture meshed with my Ida-
                            ardson became enamored with Swiss                 into another culture, live life and see your own culture         ho background,” Clausen said. “Peter notices such things immediately,
                            German culture. Richardson, profes-               through other eyes.”                                             and I remember him winking conspiratorially at the shared passion.”
         sor of German and this year’s Edith Green Distin-                           Richardson arrived at Linfield in 1980, after a de-              Richardson intersperses his classes with great literature, probing
         guished Professor Award winner, has spent the years                  cade of experience on the Yale faculty. He was drawn to          discussions and props.To better describe the lives of Swiss and Tyrolean
         since sharing his knowledge of Switzerland with his                  Linfield both for its Northwest location and the modern          farmers, he brings in cow bells and hand-carved butter churns.
         Linfield College students.                                           languages position it offered.                                          “In my last semester I spent two hours a week sitting in that fa-
               Some four decades later, he and Beverly regularly                     “I can’t imagine going anywhere else, and that was        mous rocking chair, talking through several great 19th century German
         return to the Swiss Alps, and Richardson’s current sab-              so in my first year,” said Richardson, who has relished          novels,” said Clausen.“I learned just as much about life as I did about the      Linguistic vacation
         batical research is based on the region (see sidebar). Self-         satisfying relationships with colleagues and students.           German language. I wish I could continue his classes indefinitely.”                   During 1969, while Peter Richardson
         described polyglots, they share a love of language, speak-                  Over the years, his interests have moved toward                  Richardson also teaches “Language Matters,” an Inquiry Seminar            completed his dissertation in Switzerland,
         ing German, Swiss German, French and Spanish, and                    advising, and generations of students have sunk into a           about language use in America. Although Lily Niland ’10 has taken                he and his wife, Beverly, discovered Bev-
         some Italian and Rhaeto-Romansh as well. Richardson                  worn, wooden rocker that sits prominently in his office.         only that one course from Richardson, he made a big impression.                  erly’s family name inscribed on a cabin in a
         also teaches Latin at Linfield. Beverly, a local defense at-         He has served as a colloquium advisor every year since                  “He came into the first class with a heavy Southern accent and in-        Sapün Valley village.
         torney, earned a Ph.D. in romance philology with a con-              the program’s inception in 1985, and he was a member             correct grammar,” she said.“I thought,‘Am I really going to learn language            “We just fell in love with the place,”
         centration in Spanish.                                               of the committee that devised it in an effort to increase        from this guy?’Then he dropped the accent and asked the class about our          Richardson said.
               At Linfield, Richardson’s contagious enthusiasm and            retention. He works so closely with the Counseling               assumptions. That was a dramatic way for him to introduce himself and                 Once a self-sustaining farm community of
         sincerity have gone hand-in-glove with his desire to edu-            Center that its staff members jokingly offer to get him          pull out vices we have about different types of American English.”               250, the village had been slowly vacated and
         cate the whole student, sometimes in unorthodox ways.                his own coffee mug.                                                     Richardson has become one of Niland’s most influential profes-            its culture lost as residents moved down to the
               Each year at the beginning of fall semester, Rich-                    “I’ve had the opportunity to exercise the kind of care    sors, she said, introducing her to the intercultural communication ma-           valley. Now, some of the buildings have been
                                                                                                                                               jor during a lunch in Dillin. Niland speaks Spanish and Japanese and,            transformed into a museum portraying the life
                                                                                                                                               at Richardson’s prompting, she is considering applying for a Fulbright           of a 19th century farming family.
                                                                                                                                               grant to study the linguistic patterns of descendants of Japanese immi-               The Richardsons are among a dozen
                                                                                                                                               grants in Peru, which would use both languages.                                  people who live there each summer. “We
                                                                                                                                                      Richardson’s passion for Linfield, for its students, and for the          turn off the English and speak only Swiss
                                                                                                                                               purpose of a liberal arts education helped convince Barbara Seidman,             German for a month,” said Richardson,
                                                                                                                                               professor of English, during her job interview that Linfield was where           who studied old Germanic languages dur-
                                                                                                                                               she should spend her own career.                                                 ing a Fulbright at the University of Mar-
                                                                                                                                                      “We’ve shared many students over the years, and from them I               burg’s German Dialect Institute.
                                                                                                                                               have heard again and again how he has inspired them to explore and                    That training has uniquely prepared him
                                                                                                                                               test their own potential in life-changing ways,” Seidman said. “Peter is         for his current research project – studying
                                                                                                                                               an invaluable colleague and a gifted educator – the impact he has had            old documents from the village museum.
                                                                                                                                               on Linfield is beyond measure.”                                                       Richardson is spending his spring sab-
                                                                                                                                                      The son of a geologist, Richardson nurtures a strong connection           batical deciphering and transcribing more
                                                                                                                                               to the land and nature. He and Beverly raise lavender and garden on 23           than 1,800 documents entrusted to him by
                                                                                                                                               heavily wooded acres outside McMinnville, “our own little paradise.”             local Sapün residents, most of whom can-
                                                                                                                                               He plays the banjo, operates a 1913 Chandler and Price printing press,           not read the old handwriting.
                                                                                                                                               and is a woodworker, recently crafting ornate rafter tails inscribed with             “Some word forms are 400 to 600 years
                                                                                                                                               a Swiss saying for his wife’s new spinning room.                                 old,” he said. “They can’t read it, so this is a gift
                                                                                                                                                      “Life is too short not to have fun,” he said. “That’s why I do what       to them. It’s their own patrimony, their culture.”
                                                                                                                                               I do.Teaching is just such colossal fun. And when it stops being fun, I’ll            Ultimately, Richardson plans to write a
                                                                                                                                               wander off.”                                                                     German language Heimatbuch, a “home
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                book” or cultural history of the valley. He
                                                                                                                                               Peter Richardson file:                                                           also hopes to write a historical novel in
                                                                                                                                               B.A., Stanford University; M.A., Ohio State University;                          German based on the material.
                                                                                                                                               M.Phil, Ph.D.,Yale University                                                         “I’m getting to know some of these
                                                                                                                                               Edith Green Professor, 1987-88, 2008-09                                          people from their letters,” he said. “I can
         Peter Richardson has been named the Edith Green Distinguished Professor for the second time, having first earned the honor in 1987.   Colloquium advisor since 1985                                                    hardly wait to get to it.”
         The Edith Green Award is given to a faculty member who demonstrates sustained excellence in the classroom and who contributes in      Favorite writer: John McPhee
         important ways to the intellectual growth and academic success of students.                                                                                                                         – Laura Davis

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         Forging unique
                                                                                                                                                 Woodward practiced law for seven years before              autonomously appeals to me and sometimes we find out
                                                                                                                                          taking time out when her children were small. When                the most incredible things.”
                                                                                                                                          the time came to return to work, she wanted to com-
                                                                                                                                          bine her interests in law and medicine and enrolled at
                                                                                                                                          Linfield Good Samaritan School of Nursing.                        Meeting maritime needs
                                                                                                                                                 She knew nothing about legal nurse consulting

         nursing careers
                                                                                                                                          at the time, but after hearing Fox speak at Linfield, it                 Shubin admits he has a head for business and a
                                                                                                                                          seemed like a natural combination. She joined the firm            heart for nursing – and he’s incorporated both into one
                                                                                                                                          right after graduation.                                           dynamic career.
                                                                                                                                                 Legal nurse consulting is a relatively young field,               He has developed a unique company that provides
                                                                                                                                          existing for about 25 years. Fox, who first graduated             health care to the maritime industry. Shubin, along with
                                                                                                                                          from the Good Samaritan School of Nursing, got her                Dan Vasend ’96, worked to create a company that even-
                                                                                                                                          start in the Oregon Attorney General’s office reviewing           tually became The Pacific International Maritime Med-
                                                                                                                                          medical records in claims against the state. She worked           ical Service, Inc. It provides 24-hour service to meet
                                                                                                                                          for a defense law firm and completed her BSN at Lin-              the health needs of sailors aboard ships in the Columbia
                                                                                                                                          field before launching her own firm in 1993.What start-           River deep water ports from Astoria to Portland. That
                Karen Fox GSH ’77, Linfield ’93, Peggy Wood-                  The work can be painstaking and involve hun-                ed out in her own home has grown to a company with                includes everything from immunizations to routine
         ward ‘96 and David Shubin ’95 all have degrees in nurs-        dreds of hours of reading and review. One case involved           16 employees and an additional 12 contract nurses who             medical care to injuries.
         ing from Linfield Good Samaritan School of Nursing,            the review of 8,000 medical records for the U.S. Navy.            assist in projects as needed. MRN is one of the largest                  “If there’s a need on the vessel, we will take care of
         but that’s where the similarity ends.                          Never afraid of a challenge, the women put together               legal nurse consulting firms in the country.                      it,” said Shubin, who expanded his business in 2003 to
                They have used their degrees to create a special        a team that spent six to eight weeks in Washington to                    Fox and Woodward admit this type of work isn’t             open the Travel and Immunization Clinic of Portland.
         niche, providing examples of the versatility of the nurs-      complete the assignment.                                          for everyone.                                                     The clinic offers pre-travel consultations for those trav-
         ing profession, within and outside the traditional hospi-            Their medical background as nurses gives them a                    “There is an enormous opportunity to continue              eling to the developing world and carries a full range of
         tal setting. Equipped with a liberal arts education, these     unique perspective in the work.                                   to learn,”Woodward said. “The nurses who do well here             travel products.
         three graduates, and others like them, are melding their             “Nurses have a knowledge base that allows them              are those who enjoy an academic approach.”                               “Patients can come in, get their vaccinations, con-
         careers with other interests in unlikely locations – in this   to review the records and understand what they are                       The work is analytical in nature and requires              sultation and advice, and are able to pick up their prod-
         case, in the legal arena and on ships.                         reading,” Fox said. “Our job is to give our clients the           strong writing skills. “It is never boring, and there             ucts as well,” Shubin said.
                                                                        broadest picture possible and the best information to al-         is always a new problem to solve,” she added. “We                        Shubin’s entrepreneurial savvy emerged while work-
                                                                        low them to make a reasonable decision. That’s why our            call it the graduate school of life because you are al-           ing at the Old Town Clinic, a nonprofit medical facility
         The Medical Resource Network                                   tagline makes sense – ‘medical fact finding for sound de-         ways learning something about the business or about               targeting the homeless in downtown Portland. Shubin
                                                                        cision making.’”                                                  managing people. The ability to practice nursing                  was instructed to facilitate the closing of the financially
               Fox and Woodward are medical sleuths – they sift                                                                                                                                             struggling operation. Instead, he turned it around.
         through medical records looking for the facts regardless                                                                                                                                                  “Even though it’s a nonprofit homeless clinic, you
         of whether they support or refute a legal or medical                                                                                                                                               still have to run it like a business,” said Shubin, who uti-
         claim.                                                                                                                                                                                             lized insurance resources and improved the billing infra-
               Fox is founder and president of The Medical Re-                                                                                                                                              structure. “This means making smart business decisions,
         source Network Inc. (MRN), a consulting firm that                                                                                                                                                  rather than emotional decisions. In the end we were able
         offers expertise in analyzing complex medical issues for                                                                                                                                           to keep the clinic going for a few additional years and it
         clients. The information they uncover might be used                                                                                                                                                served many people.”
         in medical malpractice cases, mass tort product liability                                                                                                                                                 Shubin had no background in the maritime in-
         cases or personal injury claims. The work can involve                                                                                                                                              dustry when doctors alerted him to the need for the
         combing through massive numbers of medical records                                                                                                                                                 medical service. His operational experience and medical
         to decipher and pull out information that may be per-                                                                                                                                              background made him a logical fit.
         tinent to a claim or lawsuit. Because much of their                                                                                                                                                       “I had the ability to synthesize medicine with busi-
         research is pre-litigation, their results have the potential                                                                                                                                       ness and was able to deliver both of them,” Shubin said.
         to help clients avoid lawsuits by identifying the medical                                                                                                                                          “A lot of people do one thing or the other. I think you
         facts in a case.They also help pharmaceutical compa-                                                                                                                                               can do the right thing by your patient every time and still
         nies by identifying physicians interested in conducting                                                                                                                                            make the business of health care work for everybody.”
         drug trials.                                                                                                                                                                                              On a daily basis, Shubin is able to combine his
               “Sometimes we review medical records or provide                                                                                                                                              business knowledge and hands-on nursing skills.
         information that shows that a specific standard of care                                                                                                                                                   “I enjoy the creativity of making incredibly com-
         was not met or why a complication should not have oc-                                                                                                                                              plex things fit together,” he said. “There is great satisfac-
         curred,” Fox said. “At the same time, we might be able                                                                                                                                             tion in that. Interactions with patients are extraordinary.
         to explain why a certain situation occurred.”                  Karen Fox ‘93, left, and Peggy Woodward ‘96 are legal                                                                               You change an outcome, you make a difference.”
               They have been able to avert potential problems          nurse consultants, using medical facts to support or refute                                                                                In the future, Shubin hopes to expand his business
         for some clients just by evaluating specific practices and     medical claims. The Medical Resource Network, founded by          David Shubin ‘95 has combined his business savvy with his nurs-   to other port cities on the West Coast.
         recommending changes to prevent accidents from hap-            Fox in 1993, is one of the largest consulting firms of its kind   ing degree to provide health care to the maritime industry and
         pening, said Woodward, vice president of operations.           in the country.                                                   establish a travel and immunization clinic in Portland.                                    – Laura Davis and Mardi Mileham

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         A diplomatic head start                                                                                                            Upton finds math paradise
                As a child, Jeff Primozich ’09                                                                                                     Julianne Upton ’11 spent a        and would like to travel to the Mid-         Columbia exploded, mathemati-
         dreamed of being a diplomat. Last                                                                                                  month in math paradise last summer.      dle East and Norway as well. She has         cians were called together to calculate
         summer he took a first step toward                                                                                                        Advised by Linfield faculty to    been considering additional gradu-           where the pieces of the space ship
         that goal.                                                                                                                         apply for the program, Upton was         ate school preparation math classes          might have fallen.
                Primozich honed his knowl-                                                                                                  one of only 20 women from around         and hopes to take math courses at                   During the school year, Upton
         edge of Canada during an intern-                                                                                                   the country selected to participate      the Budapest Semester in Math-               is a math and physics tutor and works
         ship at the Canadian Consulate in                                                                                                  in the Carleton College Summer           ematics program offered through St.          at Applied Physics Technologies
         Seattle, Wash. He worked in the de-                                                                                                Mathematics Program for Women            Olaf College.                                (APTECH) founded by Bill Mackie
         partments of political and economic                                                                                                in Northfield, Minn. She studied                                                      ’71, professor of physics at Linfield.
         relations, and public affairs, staffing                                                                                            complex subjects such as dynamical                                                    APTECH produces and develops
         booths at events and promoting                                                                                                     systems and the knot theory, but also     “I learned so much about                    electron emitting materials and elec-
         good relations between Canada and                                                                                                  discovered new careers that she can                                                   tron sources, work that stems from
         the United States.                                                                                                                 pursue after graduate school.                                                         the Linfield Research Institute.
                The experience not only                                                                                                            Upton said it was stimulating          graduate school that                           Linfield’s strong faculty is one
         boosted his self confidence but also                                                                                               to work in an environment with                                                        of the reasons that Upton selected the
         deepened his understanding of the                                                                                                  students who shared her love of                                                       college. She said her professors at Lin-
         need for global cooperation.                                                                                                       math and were enthusiastic about             I wouldn’t have even                     field encourage her in and out of the
                “I’m better able to compre-                                                                                                 the material.                                                                         classroom.
         hend what it means to represent                                                                                                           “It was really nice to col-          thought to ask about.”                           Stephen Bricher ’86, professor
         the interests of the United States                                                                                                 laborate,” Upton said. “Many times                                                    of mathematics, calls Upton talented
         abroad and to work closely with                                                                                                    during the school year, you work                                                      and hard working, and encourages
         foreign governments to promote                                                                                                     in groups with students who aren’t              The Carleton program gave             her passion for mathematics.
         policies that will be beneficial to                                                                                                math majors and you have to explain      Upton a glimpse of the variety of                   “I can tell that she truly loves
         both countries,” said Primozich, a        Jeff Primozich ‘09 said Dawn Nowacki, professor of political science, was instrumental   (different concepts). We didn’t have     career options available after gradu-        studying mathematics,” Bricher said.
         political science major and music         in helping him secure an internship at the Canadian Consulate last summer. Primozich’s   to do that with each other. It was       ate school. Previously, her goal was to      “She has the tools to successfully
         minor. “I have a fundamental belief       professional goal is to become a diplomat.                                               cool to have that kind of equality.”     become a math professor, but other           pursue an advanced degree in math-
         that global cooperation is necessary                                                                                                      At Carleton, Upton attended       careers have sparked her interest. She       ematics, and this program reinforced
         for global stability, and to be able to   somewhere else in the world and               dents and faculty, an awareness of         classes and listened to guest speakers   is intrigued by think tanks, made up         that perspective.”
         play a role in facilitating that coop-    immerse myself in the culture. It             Canadian policy and government             who outlined math research proj-         of mathematicians working together
         eration is very exciting.”                would be a gateway for me to ac-              and how it operates,” Nowacki said.        ects. Discussions of math and what       on complex mathematical problems.                                 – Megan Wills ’09
                One of Primozich’s most in-        complish something with my life.”             “Canada is not just an adjunct of          the students had learned did not         For example, when the space shuttle
         teresting and challenging tasks was             Primozich credited the rec-             the United States.”                        end with the classes or speakers. Af-
         organizing elements of the Pacific        ommendation of Dawn Nowacki,                        Both Nowacki and Primozich           ter working on group projects, the
         Northwest Economic Region Sum-            professor of political science, as in-        recognize that Canada is sometimes         women explored how everyone had
         mit, which focuses on regional part-      strumental in helping secure the              overlooked as a foreign country be-        answered the problem and shared
         nerships and cooperation. He helped       Canadian Consulate internship.                cause of its proximity to the United       plenty of laughter and fun.
         organize the Clean, Green Border                “The close relationship I have          States. In fact, during his interview             It’s no surprise that Upton,
         Tour, an environmentally friendly         with her has been by far the best             for the internship, Primozich was          who is from Corvallis, has an affin-
         event, for representatives from gov-      part about my Linfield experience,”           asked whether he had ever been             ity for math. Both of her parents are
         ernments, businesses and universities     Primozich said. “She really put her-          abroad, to which he replied “no.” He       engineers.
         in the Seattle, Tacoma and Belling-       self on the line writing such a great         was then asked if he had ever been                “I have always had encourage-
         ham areas. The tour’s goal was to         recommendation for me, and I took             to Canada. He answered “yes.”              ment to be on the science side of
         educate participants about environ-       that opportunity to prove myself.”                  Besides reaffirming Primoz-          things,” said Upton, a double major
         mental awareness and the missions of            Nowacki, who is the faculty             ich’s desire to be a part of the For-      in math and physics. “My mom has
         the Canadian Consulate.                   trustee, understands the importance           eign Service, the internship helped        always said I can do anything.”
                Although Primozich hopes to        of the relationship between the               him gain valuable relationships.                  The professors and students
         use this internship as a launch pad       United States and Canada. Her Ca-                   “I’m lucky I had an internship       that she met reinforced her deci-
         for a career in the Foreign Service,      nadian studies work includes field            that I loved,” Primozich said. “I felt     sion to attend graduate school and
         his immediate plans include joining       trips with students to Canada and             that I was really appreciated there,       inspired career goals as well.
         the Peace Corps.                          extensive research into the elections         and even though I kept a profes-                  “I learned so much about
                “What better way to gain           of Russian and Canadian women to              sional relationship with my super-         graduate school that I wouldn’t have
         cultural experiences than through         political office.                             visors and coworkers, there were           even thought to ask about,” she said.    Julianne Upton ‘11 combines her interests in math and physics by working at Applied
         the Peace Corps?” he said. “I’ve                “Canada is interested in shar-          friendships as well.”                             As a German minor, Upton          Physics Technologies. Last summer, she participated in the Carleton College Summer
         been craving an opportunity to live       ing with Americans, especially stu-                               – Megan Wills ’09      hopes to study abroad in Germany         Mathematics Program for Women.

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           A year abroad

                                                                                                                                   “I think I’m peddling some kind of quack medicine,”
                                                                                                                                   he said.
                                                                                                                                          He even has an agent. When an English-speaking
                                                                                                                                   bookstore owner hosted a night of Christmas carols,
                                                                                                                                   Diamond prepared a performance by Bach. His later
                                                                                                                                   rendition of “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” wearing
                                                                                                                                   a red hat, “drove them into a frenzy.”

         life in China
                                                                                                                                          “It would be foolish not to take advantage of every
                                                                                                                                   single moment,” said Diamond. “If you’re open to the
                                                                                                                                   experiences of living abroad, it really is extraordinary. I
                                                                                                                                   lead a charmed existence. I am very, very lucky.”
                                                                                                                                          Yet there are challenges as well. Living as an illiter-
                                                                                                                                   ate is humbling and Diamond has a new appreciation for

                                                                                                                                   international students.
              im Diamond hears a familiar call amid the crowd         With Zhu, Diamond is developing the quantum me-                     “Every day to be in a country where you can’t
              in Tiananmen Square and stops to have yet anoth-        chanical description of optical properties of nanoscale      speak, read or understand the people around you; where
              er photo taken with a stranger. “Sheng dan lao          devices - which are at the core of modern miniaturized       everything you look at is totally foreign; where you can’t
              ren!” - Christmas Man!                                  instrumentation.                                             do anything for yourself,” he said. “It made me appreci-
               Towering 6 feet tall with a full white beard,                 “Jingsong’s research is in a field where there will   ate what it must be like for people who come to this
         Diamond stands out in a crowd – particularly in China.       be Nobel prizes,” Diamond said.“The caliber of research      country without knowledge of English.”
               For Diamond, professor of chemistry at Linfield        he’s doing is very high. To be part of it and see the dif-          And when he returns to his Linfield classroom in the
         College, the past few months have been packed with un-       ficulties as well as the success is exciting.”               fall, Diamond said his teaching methods will be improved.
         usual experiences, including his “celebrity.” He is spend-          Zhu, a professor at the center, has maintained a             “There are real differences in the way our students
         ing the academic year working with former student            strong link with Diamond, a lifelong friend and mentor.      behave compared with Chinese students,” he said. “Not
                              Jingsong Zhu ’93 at the National        At Linfield, Zhu and Diamond spent hours discussing          better or worse, just different. I’ll be attuned to different
                                   Center for Nanoscience and         quantum physics, but their conversations also touched        needs in approaching learning after this year.”
                                     Technology in Beijing. In        on music, history and other subjects.                               For now, “Christmas Man” is savoring his days in
                                       addition to participating             “My relationship with Jim has long been like col-     China and hopes the experience will pave the way for
                                        in cutting-edge research      league and friend, instead of professor and student, even    future Linfield students to benefit.                             Jim Diamond, professor of chemistry, loaded belongings onto a
                                         within the lab, he’s em-     when I was a student at Linfield,” he said.                         “I am a different man than I was five months ago,”        three-wheeled cart and bikes during a recent move in Beijing,
                                          bracing the Chinese                Zhu said the second-to-none liberal arts education    he said. “When you see me again in August, I’ll be even          China. Diamond is spending the 2008-09 academic year work-
                                           culture.                   he received at Linfield has been the foundation for his      more different.”                                                 ing with former student Jingsong Zhu ’93 at the National Center
                                                 “I want to learn     career success.                                                                                             – Laura Davis     for Nanoscience and Technology.
                                           as much as I can while            “What I am, both professionally and personally, has
                                           I’m here,” he said.        largely been shaped by my Linfield education,” he said.
                                            “I want to learn not      “Linfield provides students with close interactions with
                                            just the language but     faculty, who will not only provide them with knowl-
                                                                                                                                     Jim Diamond is chronicling his Chinese experiences in a blog, complete with “nerd alerts”
                                             about the culture, the   edge, but also will shape students’ fundamental views          for scientific material. Read more at
                                                history, the music,   toward life in general.”
                                                    the food.”               Outside the lab, Diamond is doing his best to adopt
                                                                      a Chinese lifestyle, avoiding hangouts frequented by for-       Nov. 3, 2008                                                  about the purchase is written onto the chip.The card
                                                                      eigners. Although he does not speak Chinese fluently,                                                                         is inserted into a slot in the apartment’s energy meter,
                                                                      he’s learning.                                                  We did it! Found a great apartment - 135 sq m for             and those kW-hs are now available for use.
                                                                             “I can now tell a taxi driver how to get to my           4000 RMB/month (approximently $590 per month
                                                                      house,” he said.                                                U.S.), a real bargain. We packed, loaded up all of our        Nov. 11, 2008
                                                                             His arrival in Beijing coincided with the 2008           belongings onto a three-wheeled cart, our bikes load-
                                                                      summer Olympics. Within three months, he joined the             ed, and set off on a beautiful Beijing fall morning, full     I have been here in Beijing a bit more than three
                                                                      Beijing International Festival Chorus. “I had to find           of sun, clear skies, wafted by gentle zephyrs.                months. There are times when things are a bit dif-
                                                                      some way to sing,” said Diamond, an accomplished                                                                              ficult for me… the problems of quotidian existence
                                                                      musician who has performed with the Portland Op-                Nov. 7, 2008                                                  outside of work, living in a country where one is
                                                                      era Chorus and Symphonic Choir and appeared in                                                                                illiterate, incommunicado, and dependent on oth-
                                                                      numerous theatre presentations. His enthusiasm during           No Power! I was working in the apartment this morn-           ers for assistance with the simplest tasks - such as
                                                                      rehearsals gained him an invitation to sing with the            ing, when all the lights went out. The bathroom was           buying energy - these can sometimes become more
                                                                      Deutscher Chor Peking chorus during a performance               a dark cavern. The kitchen as well. Each apartment            than I wish to bear.There are many more days when
                                                                      of “Carmina Burana,” which sparked friendships with             has a meter with a slot for a card - like a credit card       Beijing is so wonderful, it is equally hard to bear,
                                                                      a number of professional musicians.                             - with a small memory chip embedded in it. One                but only because I am afraid my heart will burst
                                                                             Diamond also has created English voice-overs for         buys kilowatt-hours at a local store, and information         with joy.
                                                                      a phone company and has made two TV commercials.

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         ‘Cat Tracks                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ‘Cat Tracks
         Linfield to host playoffs
               Linfield College has been se-
         lected as one of the eight regional
                                                  advanced to the eight-team NCAA
                                                  Finals, placing fifth nationally.

                                                  Soccer coach leads siblings
                                                                                                 the program to a place where we
                                                                                                 have an opportunity to compete
                                                                                                 for a conference championship
                                                                                                 every year.”
                                                                                                                                             Killgore recognized for work
                                                                                                                                             as coach, teacher, researcher
         host sites for the 2009 NCAA Divi-
         sion III baseball playoffs. The tour-           When Dominic Doty takes the
                                                                                                 Super video work
         nament will be held May 13-17 at         reins as Linfield College head wom-
         Roy Helser Field. It marks the first     en’s soccer coach, he’ll be leading two              Ryan Devlin ’05, a video in-
         time Linfield will host a regional       very familiar players. Included on the         tern with the Arizona Cardinals,                   Professor Garry Killgore combines coaching,
         since joining the NCAA in 1998.          Wildcat team are Doty’s twin sisters,          took part in the team’s efforts dur-        teaching and research as smoothly as an Olympic swim-
               “This is a wonderful oppor-        Rennika and MacKenzie, both ’10.               ing the Super Bowl. As a video              mer executes a kick-turn. In recognition of his accom-
         tunity to showcase our campus and        Doty spent the fall as assistant men’s         intern, Devlin edits team practice          plishments in all three areas, Killgore was named Oregon
         baseball facility,” said Scott Carna-    soccer coach and is in his second year         and opponent video, scouts oppos-           Teacher of the Year at the college/university level by the
         han ’73, director of athletics.          as an assistant men’s basketball coach         ing special teams units and man-            Oregon Association of Physical Education.
               The regional will be staged in     under his father, Larry Doty ’79.              ages college video. He also creates                Killgore, in his 20th year at Linfield, teaches in
         McMinnville regardless of whether               “I’ve grown up teaching, di-            scout books for coaches and play-           the Department of Health and Human Performance.
         Linfield’s baseball team is competing.   recting and coaching my sisters in             ers to use on the sideline. Devlin          He also coaches track and cross-country. His research in
         Last season, Linfield won the North-     everything they do, or at least I              served on the Linfield College              physiology and biomechanics produced the first deep-
         west Conference title, competed in       like to think I have,” Doty said.              football coaching staff from 2003           water running shoe, designed to maximize training while
         the Central Regional tournament and      “My hope is that we can bring                  to 2007.                                    minimizing injury. He is founder and president of AQx
                                                                                                                                             Sports, which markets the shoe and a Neoprene suit he
                                                                                                                                             also designed to collegiate and pro athletes, as well as
           Brynn Hurdus ’11: steady swing on and off the green                                                                               people of all ages and fitness backgrounds.
                                                                                                                                                    Killgore, who has lectured on aquatic training in
                                                                                                                                             Britain and Spain, and across the nation, says it has been
                              Sport: Golf                              Athletic achievements: Top finishes in collegiate competi-            used for centuries. “And yet there are still so many un-        Garry Killgore, professor of health and human performance,
                                                                       tion; placed in state all four years of high school.                  answered questions about how best to use that method,”
                              Hometown: Gig Harbor, Wash.                                                                                                                                                    involves his students in collaborative research projects in physiol-
                                                                                                                                             he said. “The hardest part is that once you go down a           ogy and biomechanics. His work as a teacher, coach and re-
                                                                       Favorite sports memory: “When I holed my second                       path, realizing there are all these tangents, and so many
                              Major: Environmental studies             shot from the fairway on a par 5 for a double eagle to win
                                                                                                                                                                                                             searcher was recognized when he was named Oregon Teacher
                                                                                                                                             ancillary parts, it’s tough to stay focused.”                   of the Year by the Oregon Association of Physical Education.
                                                                       the tournament!”                                                             Sharpening his focus, he takes lessons in biome-
                              GPA: 3.93
                                                                                                                                             chanics and exercise physiology from the classroom to
                                                                       Favorite professor: Dana Libonati, adjunct professor of               the pool. Every weekday he is there, guiding athletes and             Like Haberly, Ward appreciates Killgore’s hands-
                                                                       music. “He connects with his students. I take jazz piano les-
                                                                                                                                             others in deep-water exercise. This is where Killgore’s         on teaching methods, adding, “The best thing I like
                                                                       sons with him and he has so much experience in music, I just
                                                                                                                                             teaching, research and coaching intersect.                      about him is that he not only explains things in a way
                                                                       want to absorb all of it!”
                                                                                                                                                    On a Monday in January, he barked drills from            that you can understand but also in a way that relates to
                                                                                                                                             the deck to three baseball players and a former football        what you want to do,” such as teaching or coaching.
                                                                       Balancing sports and academics: “I am an avid                                                                                               Linfield provides an ideal place for his approach,
                                                                       believer of the well-rounded individual. While education is the       player sidelined by knee injuries. Ten track/cross coun-
                                                                                                                                             try teammates jogged in a circle at the other end of the        Killgore says. “They want experiential learning here.
                                                                       foundation of literally everything, I also believe it is incredibly                                                                   Students learn to be creative, how to think on their feet
                                                                       important to discover different interests, and more importantly,      pool. All wore AQx shoes, which add resistance during
                                                                                                                                             workouts, and Killgore’s Zero G suits for buoyancy.             and not be afraid to fail. That’s the most important thing
                                                                       one’s passion in life. I make a point to manage my time so I                                                                          – to know how to get up again after you fail.”
                                                                       can do everything I love. If the passion is there, everything will           Gabe Haberly ’09 has been taught as well as
                                                                                                                                             coached by Killgore. “He’s so laid-back and easy-going.               And Linfield, unlike a large university, allows Kill-
                                                                       fall into place – and you can accomplish it all with a smile.”                                                                        gore to be both a coach and a professor. For him, the
                                                                                                                                             It’s nice in his class, because you don’t just sit and listen
                                                                                                                                                                                                             roles are inseparable.
                                                                       Why Linfield? “As a small liberal arts college on the West            to a lecture. And he definitely lets you know why we do
                                                                                                                                             this or that, how it protects or prevents certain injuries.           “So many research questions of interest come from
                                                                       Coast, it seemed perfect for me. After visiting the campus and
                                                                                                                                             He really knows how the body works.”                            athletics,” he says. “I see examples every day. I take these
                                                                       meeting golf coach Karly Mills, I knew Linfield was the place
                                                                                                                                                    Kyle Ward ’09, a physical education major, has had       into the classroom and on to research with my students,
                                                                       for me.”
                                                                                                                                             Killgore for two courses, biomechanics and exercise             which then gets applied to athletics. It goes full circle.
                                                                       Learned: “There is more to life than just textbooks, and              physiology. After five major knee injuries, he is strug-        Linfield is just a superlative place for that.”
                                                                       there is more to life than just sports. Both are vital in growing     gling to lose what Killgore calls “non-effective body                 Next, Killgore will compete for the Northwest
                                                                       as an individual, and I would never compromise one or the             mass.’’ Ward began exercising in September under Kill-          District Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Rec-
                                                                       other. With such a broad sense of so many different things, I         gore’s tutelage, and has lost 15 pounds. He works out           reation, and Dance Teacher of the Year, College and
                                                                       feel like I can do anything.”                                         three days a week in the water, which he said provides          University Level, to be announced at the organization’s
                                                                                                                                             the benefits of training on land without punishing his          annual conference Aug. 4-5 in Missoula, Mont.
                                                                       Will miss about Linfield: “The incredible people I have met.”
                                                                                                                                             knees. He also lifts weights and cycles.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     – Beth Rogers Thompson

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Alumni News

                                                                 Save the date!                                                      Pencil us in                        Bay Area alumni BBQ                       alumni hosted by Fred and Anne
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   (Moore) Wicknick ’79 and ’81.
                                                                    Homecoming 2009                                                  Palm Springs luncheon
                                                                                                                                                                         April 18, 2 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                         Join Linfield friends for a barbe-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Oregon Shakespeare
                                                                                                                                                                         cue hosted by Phil Judson ’65.
                                                                     October 16-17                                                   March 16, 11:30 a.m.
                                                                                                                                     Join President Thomas L. Hellie
                                                                                                                                                                         50-year Club luncheon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   July 30 - Aug.2
                                                                                                                                     and Linfield alumni, parents
                                                     Celebrating the classes of 1949, 1959, 1969,                                    and friends for lunch at the        May 6, 11 a.m., Jonasson Hall             See five productions and gain
                                                                                                                                     home of Lloyd Swenson, for-                                                   insights during pre-show discus-
                                                   1979, 1984, 1989 and 1999, as well as education                                   mer professor of economics.
                                                                                                                                                                         Celebrate with alumni who
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   sions by Ken Ericksen, professor
                                                                                                                                                                         graduated from Linfield 50 years
                                                                  majors of all ages.                                                                                    ago or more.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   of English.
                                                                                                                                     Easter egg hunt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   For more information:
            Remember your college days? Isn’t it time that you revisited your alma mater and relived                                 April 11, 10 a.m.                   Bellingham reception
            those memories? Call up your college friends and make plans to attend Linfield’s Homecoming.                                                                 May 17, 3 p.m.
                                                                                                                                     Bring your children or grand-
            Come see how the campus has changed and how much of what you remember remains the
                                                                                                                                     children to the Oak Grove for an    Bellwether Hotel
            same. Take a stroll down memory lane, and we hope that lane leads you to Linfield.
                                                                                                                                     egg hunt.                                                                    on the
                                                                                                                                                                         Join us for a reception for Linfield
                            • 503-883-2547
                  Office of College Relations • Linfield College • 900 SE Baker Street • McMinnville, OR 97128-6894

                                                                                                                                                   Linfield alumni are everywhere
           Find your                                Class Act award for having the high-
                                                    est attendance at Homecoming.
                                                                                            or to host a future gathering, visit
                                                                                                                               My family just returned from a trip to the San Diego area, where it be-
           Facebook group                           Special recognition goes to the class
                                                    of 1988, which donated the most
                                                                                                                                                                    came clear to me that Linfield alumni truly are everywhere. On the day of our
                                                                                                                                                                    departure, right after we boarded a shuttle to the Portland terminal, another
                 Linfield’s Facebook commu-         money. Ignite your own class and be     Nominate a winner                                                       early morning traveler spied my husband’s Linfield sweatshirt and asked him if
           nity is exploding. Make the most         one of next year’s winners.                                                                                      he had attended Linfield. My husband, an Oregon Stater (yes, I married out-
                                                                                                 Linfield is brimming with                                           side the faith), gave his usual reply, “I didn’t, but my wife did.” The passenger
           of your Linfield network by join-
                                                                                            over-achievers. You know the                                                 told me that he graduated in the mid-1990s and played football for both
           ing your classmates online. Find
           the groups that fit your interests       Network with                            type – committed, hardworking,
                                                                                            innovative and generous. Nomi-
                                                                                                                                                                                            Ad Rutschman ’54 and Ed Langsdorf. Later that day, as
           – alumni, Portland Campus com-                                                                                                                                                          we toured the Midway maritime museum, we heard
           munity, international chapter; re-       Portland Wildcats                       nate your favorite over-achiever
                                                                                            for a Linfield alumni award.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       the greeting “Go Cats” and chatted with an alum-
           gional groups for alumni living in                                                                                                                                                          nus who graduated in the mid-1980s. Three days
                                                          Expand your professional          Presentations will be made at                                                                             later, midway through our return trip, a flight at-
           the Bay Area, Bend, Los Angeles
                                                    network, Wildcat style. Join the        Homecoming 2009. Hon-                                                                                   tendant eyed my husband’s gear and asked, “Did you
           and Seattle; and reunion groups
                                                    Linfield Professionals Network,         ors include Alumni Ser-                                                                             attend Linfield?” Turns out our flight attendant was an
           for the classes of 1979, 1989, 1999
                                                    organized by Sabrina (Hendricks)        vice Award, Distinguished                                                                         alumnus from the mid-1970s, and though he studied
           and 2000. Join the fun at www.
                                                    Park ’97, founder and owner of In-      Alumna/Alumnus Award,                                                                             the sciences, spent much of his time in the theatre. This
                                                    trinsic Design, a full service inte-    Walker Service Award,                                                                            trip was proof for me that either the world is very small
                                                    rior design firm in NW Portland.        Outstanding Young Alumna/                                                                        or our alumni network is very large – perhaps a bit of
           Class spirit, atten-                     Interested professionals will gather
                                                    monthly for a social hour hosted
                                                                                            Alumnus Award and Lloydena
                                                                                            Grimes Award for Excellence
                                                                                                                                                                                            both. My husband may not wear that sweatshirt on our
                                                                                                                                                                                           next trip, but you can bet I’ll be wearing one. Say hello
           dance honored                            by Portland-area alumni. Bring
                                                    your business cards and come pre-
                                                                                            in Nursing.                                                                                              if you see me – I love catching up with alumni.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     It’s your Linfield – wear it proudly wherever you are.
                 Classmates from 1958 rallied       pared to promote yourself or your       Find out more:
           together to win two new alumni           business while socializing with                                                                                                                – Debbie (Hansen) Harmon ’90
           awards.The class of 1958 won both        fellow Wildcats.
           the Class Spirit award, recognizing            The first gathering will be
           the class with the highest percent-      held Thursday, March 19, at 6 p.m.        on the
           age of giving during 2008, and the       at Intrinsic Design. To learn more                                         Web                                                                           on the
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         1930-39                                 history class at the Creative Re-     doing humanitarian work in           live in Roseburg. Rick is first       and both coached teams at the        Jacksonville is the Southern Or-        Sanderson ’95 of Hillsboro            malm) Schalock ’96 and ’97
                                                 tirement Institute at Edmonds         Cambodia. She has raised money       vice president, wealth manage-        Nike Women’s Marathon in San         egon branch manager of Western          and her husband, Wayne, had a         of Charleston, Mass., had a son,
            Dorothea (Wilkens) Dirks             Community College.                    for medical supplies and has         ment for Smith Barney and a           Francisco. Nicewonger’s team         State Insurance Agency.                 daughter, Emily Ann, Aug. 13,         Björn Oliver, Nov. 15.
         ’35 of Lodi, Calif., is living at          Gary Stevens ’63 of Kodiak,        traveled to Angkor Hospital to       member of the Roseburg City           had 38 participants who raised           John Strehl ’93 of Las Vegas,       their second child.                      Leonard G. Cooke ’96 of
         The Vintage, a retirement com-          Alaska, was elected president of      work with landmine victims.          Council, where he serves as           over $125,000 and Van Pelt’s had     Nev., is science department co-            Michelle Formway ’95 of            Glen Allen,Va., is director of the
         munity.                                 the Alaska State Senate.                 Kathryn (DeVore) Johnston         council president and Economic        147 who raised $365,000.             ordinator at Valley High School.        McMinnville is an officer with        Virginia Department of Crimi-
            Enid (Emery) Larsen ’39                 Eugene and Beverly                 ’69 of McMinnville is an interior    Development Commission chair.                                              He teaches chemistry I-III in           the McMinnville Police Depart-        nal Justice Services.
         of Happy Valley celebrated her          (Bryson) Gilbertson ’63 and           designer with DeVor DeCor.              Curt Shepard ’78 of Beverly        1990-99                              the international baccalaureate         ment.                                    Rich Neel ’97 of Portland
         90th birthday with family and           ’64 live in Seaside. Eugene was                                            Hills, Calif., is director of chil-                                        program.                                   Jon Hinrichs ’95 of Tualatin       and his wife, Elise, had a daugh-
         friends.                                inducted into the Seaside High        1970-79                              dren, youth and family services          Cindy Davis ’90 of Canby is           Jennifer (Gyovai)                   and his wife, Bridget, had a          ter, Everley Rose, Aug. 12, their
                                                 School Hall of Fame honoring                                               for the L.A. Gay and Lesbian          assistant vice president of clini-   Beauchemin ’93 of Tigard and            daughter, Jaelyn Brianna, Sept.       first.
         1950-59                                 his years of service as the high
                                                 school librarian and track coach.
                                                                                          Berni (Stuller) Duckrow           Center.
                                                                                                                               John Davidson ’78 of Ti-
                                                                                                                                                                  cal services at Willamette Falls     her husband, Brad, had twin             25, their third child.                   Liz Chick ’97 of Tacoma,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Wash., and her husband, Cort
                                                                                       ’70 of Milwaukie recently                                                  Hospital.                            daughters, Emma Margaret and               Ryan Derry ’96 of Sher-
            Viola (Washburn) Allan                  Joanne (Poppe) Hester-             moved back to Oregon after 38        gard, CEO of Davidson Benefits           Paul Dean ’90 of Olympia,         Camille Marie, Dec. 30. They            wood, a police officer with the       Ockfen, had a daughter, Signe
         ’53 of Anaheim, Calif., recently        man ’64 of Phoenix, Ariz.,            years in the tropics and is teach-   Planning, was a sponsor of two        Wash., is athletic director at       have one other daughter.                Portland Police Bureau, received      Chick Ockfen, April 13.
         edited Bâtie sur le roc (Built on the   works at the Arizona Mining           ing at a community college.          recent Linfield events, the Wild-     Timberline High School.                  Suzanne Hansen ’93 of               a commendation for helping               Eden (Reed) Francis ’97
         Rock), a history of the Christian       and Mineral Museum.                      Daniel and Carolyn (Jones)        cat Open and baseball alumni             Elizabeth Fournier ’91 of         West Linn has studied child             pull an injured passenger from a      of Sherwood and her husband,
         church in Congo through 1960.              Merrily (Smith) Jones ’64          Franklin ’69 and ’70 live in         gathering.                            Boring has published the book        development for over 20 years           car accident seconds before the       Perry, had a son, Perry Reed,
         She translated from Kikongo             of Petersburg, Alaska, is retired.    Lake Stevens, Wash. Both have           David Baca ’78 of Portland         All Men are Cremated Equal:          and is a baby sleep coach.              car exploded.                         May 16.
         into French.                               Alice (Fogde) Greenwood            served as school counselors for      is managing partner of Davis          My 77 Blind Dates, a fact-filled         Scott Safford ’93 of Corval-           Noah Brockman ’96 of                  Susan McDaniel ’97 of Mc-
            Richard Schneider ’57 of             ’65 of Gig Harbor, Wash., works       19 years, Carolyn with Monroe        Wright Tremaine LLP, which has        memoir humorously chronicling        lis is on the staff at the Geary        Portland married Julie Hansen         Minnville presented an alumni
         Athens, Ala., is executive director     for Design Construction Ser-          School District and Daniel with      530 lawyers in eight offices in       her year-long serial blind dating    Street Clinic in Albany and             Sept. 27. He is a consultant and      recital at Linfield College in
         of the Indian Student Scholarship       vices.                                Marysville School District.          the U.S. and one in Shanghai.         spree. Fournier is the director of   sees patients at the Heartspring        is also a lead business advisor and   October.
         Fund and CEO of the Institute              Marilyn Reiher ’65 of Lake            Mark Erickson ’74 of                 Douglas Ainge ’78 of Hills-        Cornerstone Mortuary and is          Wellness Center in Corvallis.           instructor at the Portland Com-          Benjamin Sapp ’97 of Los
         of Global Education. He lives half      Oswego worked as a techni-            Astoria is a high school special     boro is a social studies teacher at   married and has a daughter.          He has a master’s and doctorate         munity College Small Business         Alamos, N.M., and his wife, Tara,
         the year in Vijayawada in the state     cal writer in California for 20       education teacher in the Astoria     Banks High School.                       Don Hakala, Jr. ’91 of Eu-        in clinical psychology and has          Development Center.                   have a daughter, Abigail Kay.
         of Andhra Pradesh in India.             years and recently relocated to       School District.                                                           gene was inducted into the West      taught undergraduate psychol-              Aaron and Alicia (Cordell)            Darcie LaMotte-Waage ’97
            Jessie (Tuttle) Nunn ’57 of          Oregon.                                  Debra Leith ’74 of Seattle,       1980-89                               Linn High School Athletic Hall       ogy courses at Oregon State             Brown, both ’96, of Sherwood,         of Portland, and her husband,
         Buckley, Wash., and her husband,           Marcia (Gipson) Christian          has joined Cooley Godward                                                  of Fame. As a Linfield basketball    University.                             had a son, Landon Brown, April        Casey Waage, had a daughter,
         Charles, celebrated their 50th          ’65 of Brush Prairie, Wash., is as-   Kronish LLP.                            Leslea Smith ’81 of Hills-         player, he was a first team NAIA         Joelle (Leeper) Davis ’94           28, their second child.               Bennett Marie, Sept. 13, their
         wedding anniversary with a              sistant superintendent for Battle        Tom Branigar ’74 of               boro is in the master’s of fine       district All-Star all four years.    of Tualatin opened a consulting            Amy Blaser ’96 of Shady            first.
         trip to Hawaii, a gift from their       Ground School District.               Abilene, Kan., has relocated to      arts in low residency program            Christopher B. Nash ’91 of        business, DNA Consulting. She           Cove and her husband, Jason              Jackson Vaughan ’97 and
         children.                                  Kathleen (Dillin) Thomp-           Salem. He retired as archivist       in poetry at the University of        Yuma, Ariz., a marine lieuten-       is a member of the Tualatin City        Alberding, have a daughter, Liv       Shelly Steinke ’06 of McMinn-
            Juanita (Brayton) McAul-             son ’66 of Cody, Wyo., is event       at the Eisenhower Presidential       Alaska, Anchorage.                    ant colonel serving as senior        Council and is also a Washington        Alberding. Amy is a special agent     ville were married July 19. He
         liffe ’59 of Pittsford, N.Y., is        coordinator for the Million Dol-      Library and Museum and 30-              Brenda Powell ’83 of Cha-          embedded military advisor to         County alternate to the Demo-           with the Internal Revenue Service.    is Linfield’s head softball coach,
         retired.                                lar Art Show and Sale, connect-       year volunteer at the Dickinson      grin Falls, Ohio, was named one       the Afghan border police, was        cratic Party of Oregon.                    Heidi (Harris) Garrett ’96         and she is an elementary teacher
            Lila (Fisher) McQueen                ed to the Buffalo Bill Historical     County Historical Society.           of Cleveland’s best physicians in     awarded the Bronze Star Medal            Allison Love Sheller ’94 of         of McMinnville is an investment       in Sheridan.
         ’59 of Sweet Home is a clinical         Center.                                  Donald Firesmith ’75 of           family medicine. She works at         with valor for his actions while     Tempe, Ariz., and her husband           consultant with Wells Fargo              Rachel (Lefebvre) Williams
         psychologist, practicing with her          Rick Pullen ’67, ’68 of            Pittsburgh, Pa., is the author of    the Cleveland Clinic Founda-          engaged in operations against        Erik, had a son, AugustFinley,          Investments LLC.                      ’98 of Camas, Wash., was in-
         husband, Dean.                          Yorba Linda, Calif., is dean of       The Method Framework for Engi-       tion.                                 Al Qaeda and Taliban forces in       July 27, their first child. Allison        Ryan and Jennifer (Jones)          ducted into the Clatskanie High
                                                 the College of Communications         neering System Architectures.           Lonny Anderson ’84 of              Afghanistan.                         teaches elementary school part          Gardner ’97 and ’96 of Cor-           School athletic Hall of Fame.
         1960-69                                 at California State University at        Virginia (Dickie) Abbott          North Bend is director of qual-          Tisha Gilreath Mullen ’92         time.                                   vallis had a son, Chase Hansen,          Amy (Casterline) Langdon
                                                 Fullerton. He received the 2008       ’75, ’83 of Medford performs         ity services at Bay Area Hospital.    of Lincoln, Neb., was recognized         Dawn (Sargent) Shuey ’94            July 10. They own and operate         ’98 of Salem is the resource
            Ted and Elsie (Thrasher)             Linfield Distinguished Alumnus        musical programs in retirement       He oversees process improve-          by the University of Nebraska        of Beaverton and her husband,           Visual People Design, a Web site      development director of Boys
         Henry ’60 and ’89 of McMinn-            Award.                                homes.                               ment and regulatory compliance        Board of Regents for meritori-       Todd, have one daughter, Ad-            and graphics art design firm.         and Girls Club of Albany.
         ville celebrated their 50th wed-           Carol (Smith) Hosler ’68              Jay Buse ’75 of Oregon            to improve clinical and customer      ous service and dedication to        dison Rae.                                 Casey and Jennifer (Ballas)           Grant and Samantha (Ken-
         ding anniversary with a recep-          of Kearney, Ariz., is a member        City was inducted into the West      outcomes.                             improving the quality of the             Candy Gormley ’94 of                Powell ’97 and ’96 of Walla           nett) Eggleston ’96 and ’98 of
         tion at Youngberg Hill Winery           of Friends of Women, Environ-         Linn High School Athletic Hall          David Nicewonger ’84 of            university.                          McMinnville had a surprise              Walla, Wash., had a daughter,         Lake Oswego have a son, Ro-
         hosted by their children.               ment and Health (WEH). The            of Fame. As a Linfield football      Auburn, Wash., and Rudy Van              Anne Marie Flora ’92 of           birthday gift from her husband,         Cailyn Taylor, July 3.                nan, and a daughter, Riley. Grant
            Roberta (Lattin) Denton              group raises funds to support the     player, he was named NAIA            Pelt ’84 of Freemont, Calif., are     Lake Oswego married Jason R.         Ed, retired McMinnville mayor.             Erik and Jennifer (Cutts)          works for Paramount Equity
         ’60 of Santa Cruz, Calif., and          work of Hosler’s Linfield room-       second team All-American and         involved with Team in Train-          Lowe Nov. 8.                         He established an endowed               McLaughlin ’96 and ’95 live           Mortgage.
         her husband, James, celebrated          mate, Ruth (Musunu) Titi              second team Little All-American      ing, a fundraising organization          Allison (Merringer)               scholarship at Linfield in her          in Pendleton where Erik is the           Brandi Dougherty ’98 of
         their 50th wedding anniversary.         ’69 of Eda, Cameroon. Hosler          by the Associated Press.             affiliated with the Leukemia and      Sansom ’92 of Astoria is the         name to provide financial as-           general manager of the Hamley         New York, N.Y., had her book,
            Louise (Steele) Markum               and others raised funds to pay           Candy Dahl ’75 of Sacra-          Lymphoma Society. They have           nursing home administrator for       sistance to a woman returning           Steakhouse. They received the         The Littlest Pilgrim, on the New
         ’61 of Azle, Texas, is retired. She     for a truck for use by the WEH,       mento, Calif., married Ed Gold-      participated in marathons and         Clatsop Care Center.                 to college after an interruption        2008 Linfield Alumni Service          York Times best-seller list for
         volunteers working with seniors.        which also hosted Linfield nurs-      man Jan. 26.                         served as mentors and cap-               Wayne Roberts ’93 is the          in her formal education, a path         Award.                                children’s paperbacks.
            Gordon Kaufman ’62 of                ing students during a January            Betsye (Green) Ackerman           tains to assist others in training    head of the financial advisor        Gormley herself followed.                  Veronica (Calkins) Heller             James Pfrehm ’99 of Ithaca,
         Mill Creek, Wash., received a           Term class.                           ’76 of Santa Fe, N.M., is a self-    and fundraising. Last spring,         recruiting department at the             Kevin Robinson ’94 of Tigard        ’96 of Castle Rock, Wash., and        N.Y., is an assistant professor of
         master of arts in military his-            Carol (Adams) Gleason              employed CPA.                        Nicewonger helped coach the           headquarters of Edward Jones in      and his wife, Kathryn, had a son,       her husband, Judson, have a son,      German at Ithaca College. He
         tory from Norwich University            ’68 of Corvallis is a volunteer          Rick and Renee                    Tacoma team and Van Pelt              St. Louis, Mo.                       Braden Jeffrey, June 22, their first.   Thatcher.                             received his Ph.D. in German
         in June. He will teach a naval          with Friends Without Borders,         (Weidmann) Coen, both ’77,           helped in the San Francisco area,        Scott Sherbourne ’93 of               Kristen (Cowlthorp)                    Peter and Anneli (Ahl-             and linguistics from the Univer-

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         sity of Wisconsin at Madison.         FieldTurf Buildings and heads       Medical Foundation.                       Kirsten (Syrstad) Hum-                Robert Gaffney ’06 of            She is a nurse at the Portland           Matthew Charlton ’07 of             Caitlyn Jordan ’08 is a
            Mindy Welton-Mitchell              up planning for North America.         Lucas Litwiniuk ’02 of              bird ’04 of Cornelius and her         McMinnville is attending law        Veterans Medical Center.              Boise, Idaho, is a rehabilitation   high school athletic trainer at
         ’99 of Framingham, Mass., and            Janet (Coddington) Lodge         Inowroclaw, Poland, is attending       husband, Jake, had a son, Parker,     school at Willamette University.       Jenna (Swearingen) Kaluza          technician at St. Luke’s Idaho      McNary High School in Salem.
         her husband, J.C. Mitchell, had a     ’00 of Albany received the          the University of Oxford Said          May 17.                                  Lindsey Orser ’06 of Kirk-       ’06 of Seattle, Wash., is the state   Elks Rehabilitation Services in        Kara Bonham ’08 is work-
         son, Anselm John, July 26. She is     Lammers Professional Develop-       Business School.                          Danya Lusk ’04 of Boise,           land, Wash., teaches first grade    director for the national Federa-     Meridian.                           ing on a master’s in athletic
         senior pastor of the First Baptist    ment Scholarship at the annual         Brian Trowbridge ’02 of             Idaho, received a master’s in         in Lake Washington School           tion of Independent Business/            Tyler Legary ’07 of Uni-         training at the University of
         Church.                               Oregon Business Education           Dallas owns Northwest Land-            dramaturgy and a graduate             District.                           Oregon.                               versity Place, Wash., married       Hawaii.
            Rachelle (Huston) Quinn            Association Conference. She is a    scape and Tree Services and is         certificate in gender studies from       Rachel Nielson ’06 of Los           Dustin Blumenstein ’06 of          Stephanie Gilcrest July 21.            Jim Welch ’08 of Lewisville,
         ’99 of Camas, Wash., is audit ser-    faculty member at Linn-Benton       the sales and marketing manager        the State University of New           Angeles, Calif., and her husband,   Scio teaches second grade in the         Kimberly Hartman ’08             Texas, is an in-house composer
         vice manager at KPMG. She was         Community College.                  for OpenRoad Inc.                      York at Stony Brook.                  Stephen Muneton, had a daugh-       Scio School District.                 of McMinnville is a first grade     for FUNimation Entertainment,
         on the team that completed the           Tyler Gottschalk ’01 of             Libby Mendenhall ’02 of                Becky Gustav ’04 of Beaver-        ter, Risa Joy, July 25.                Stephanie Pulliam ’07 is           teacher at Gubser Elementary        an anime company.
         Linfield College audit last year.     Petaluma, Calif., is an assistant   Portland married Bret Provost          ton married Jerome Powell July           Tracy Skelton ’06 of             working on her master’s in social     School in Keizer.                      Courtney Worthington
            Nicole Robbins ’99 of              soccer coach at the University      May 3. She is working on a             26. She is an elementary teacher      McMinnville married Blake           work at the University of Texas          Ann (Larkin) Waldrop ’08         ’08 married Nabil Zerizef ’08
         Eildon,Victoria, Australia, is        of San Francisco. He received his   master’s degree in history at          in the Beaverton School District.     Zumwalt Sept. 13.                   at Austin.                            of Bandon is an accountant at       Aug. 9. They live in Portland,
         working for Outdoor Educa-            master’s of sports management       Portland State University.                Jennifer Aaby ’04 of Lynn-            Kalei Kadau ’06 of Portland         Denae Croucher ’07 is an           Hough MacAdam & Wartnik             where Courtney is a research
         tion Group, leading youth from        in May.                                Andrea Goddard ’02 of               wood, Wash., married Devlin           married Jason Halstead June 1.      intern at the Oregon Zoo.             LLC.                                assistant at Oregon Health and
         grades three through 12 on out-          Nathan and Clarissa              Spokane, Wash., has released           Piplic Sept. 6.
         door education and adventure          (Johnson) Bay ’02 and ’00 of        her first CD, This Road. She has          Peter and April (Bolich)
         programs.                             Klamath Falls, had a son, Curran    earned her license as a medical        Gilbertson ’04 and ’02 of
            Ko Kagawa ’99 of Portland          Nathan, Oct. 30.                    health counselor.                      Sherwood had a son, Micah                Glen Klinkhart: computer interest led to crime-solving
         is a partner in the Kame Japa-           Heather Thomas ’01 of               Laura Worzniak ’02 of Tigard        James, July 21.
         nese Restaurant in McMinnville.       McMinnville is a school nurse       has been attending nursing school         Nicole Duranleau ’04 of                                                   Homicide investiga-                 sending their daughter to the big city for college.”
            Kristin (Lee) Henry ’99            for the Willamette Education        at Linfield’s Portland Campus.         Kapolei, Hawaii, married Jacob                                        tion is much more than a                          Klinkhart, who started a computer crime unit
         of Hillsboro and her husband,         Service District.                      Austin and Jillian (Ward)           Hope ’04 June 28.                                                     job to Glen Klinkhart ’88.                 at the Anchorage Police Department and also owns a
         Craig, had a son, Matthew Clark,         Dustin and Alison                McFeeley, both ’02, of Everett,           Amber Buhl ’04 of Tempe,                                           “It’s something you are, not               computer security company, was focused on comput-
         Aug. 31.                              (Vaughan) Greer, both ’01, of       Wash., had a daughter, Kathryn         Ariz., completed her master’s                                         something you do,” he said.                ers when he enrolled at Linfield. During college, he
            Jeffrey and Nicole (Nolte)         Issaquah, Wash., had a daughter,    Erynn, June 12.                        degree in physician assistant                                         “In order to be good at it,                developed an interest in business. After receiving his
         Barker, both ’99, of Tigard had       Haley Makenna, Oct. 18.                Kara (Heim) Buchheit ’02            studies at the Arizona School                                         you have to give up a lot.”                business degree, Klinkhart started a computer graph-
         a son, Ezra Miles, April 3.              Tim Jacobs ’01 is football       of Salem teaches kindergarten          of Health Sciences.                                                          The Anchorage detec-                ics firm.
            Matthew and Amanda                 defensive coordinator at Lewis &    at Rosedale Elementary and is             Ian Erickson ’04 of Grants
         (Schuette) Fischer ’99 and
                                                                                                                                                                                                tive’s most famous case took                      He illustrated two books and worked in adver-
                                               Clark College.                      the freshman volleyball coach at       Pass has joined his father’s dental
         ’00 of Prineville had a daughter,        David Rath ’01 of Newberg        West Salem High School.                practice, Erickson Dental Care.
                                                                                                                                                                                                such a toll that Klinkhart is              tising before entering law enforcement. Partly influ-
         Sophie Grace, July 8.                 is president of Evergreen Heli-        Jessica Cousland-Wiltshire             Viktoria (Putintsev)                                               taking “a break from blood                 enced by his sister’s murder, he was seeking a new
            Alison Trimble ’99 of Bend         copters.                            ’03 of Newberg and her hus-            Haddan ’05 of Albany com-                Glen Klinkhart ’88           and guts.” He currently                    challenge and something more meaningful than mak-
         and Rob Emerson ’01 were                 Jay Bacus ’01 of Salem mar-      band, Jeff, had a daughter, Roxy,      pleted her master’s in teaching at                                    serves as assistant police                 ing money. He found a niche as a detective: “All the
         married Aug. 1.                       ried Lisa Giese.                    Feb. 22.                               Willamette University and now            chief. And he’s writing a book, Finding Bethany.                        domestic violence, along with child abuse, those are
                                                  Whitney Schubert ’01 of             Aaron Thornton ’03 of               works for the Corvallis School                  Bethany Correira was 21 in 2003, when her dis-                   the cases where you could see an instant result – take
         2000-08                               Portland married Hans Gauger        Astoria has been named one of          District.                                appearance set off Anchorage’s biggest missing-person                   a woman out of a potentially lethal situation and at
                                               July 12.                            the coaches of the East-West              Natalie Buchheit ’05 of               search ever. Exactly a year later, her body was found                   least know for the night she was safe.”
            Trevor and Michelle (Mal-             Kimo Mahi ’01 of Keizer          Shrine All-Star Game that will         McMinnville teaches first grade          in the woods. Correira’s apartment manager, Mi-                                Assistant District Attorney Sharon Marshall,
         lory) Phillips ’00 and ’01            married Stevie Ficker July          be played in August. He is head        at Amity Elementary School.              chael Lawson, was convicted of second-degree mur-                       who worked closely with Klinkhart on the Correira
         live in Salem where he is an          13. She is a health teacher for     coach at Knappa High School.              Michael Jenson ’05 of                 der. Klinkhart broke the case, eliciting a confession                   case, described him as one of her favorite colleagues.
         emergency room physician at           Salem-Keizer School District.          Alex Martin ’03 of Beaver-          Eugene works at the Corvallis
                                                                                                                                                                   from the gunman’s brother.                                              “He is somebody I can always turn to – he finds the
         the Salem Hospital.                      Melissa (Biegel) Meeks ’01       ton married Tracy Freeman              branch of Prudential Real Estate
                                                                                                                                                                          Klinkhart has described the case on national                     answers or finds somebody who can,” she said. “Glen
            Michael and Julie (Hinderer)       of Salem and her husband, Will,     ’08 Aug. 24. He received his           Professionals.
                                               had a son, William Edward III,      master’s in athletic coaching             Devon Parks ’05 of Albu-
                                                                                                                                                                   television, including an extensive interview on ABC’s                   puts 100 percent into any case he’s working on.”
         Cron ’00 and ’99 live in Ketchi-
         kan, Alaska, where he is a social     May 26.                             education from West Virginia           querque, N.M., is working on             Dateline aired last year.                                                      Besides his continued computer fascination,
         studies teacher and she is the band      Lural (Dod) Ramirez ’01          University and is the head tennis      a master’s in physician assistant               The case had an uncanny link to personal                         Klinkhart’s Linfield experience still affects him.
         director at Ketchikan High School.    of Albany completed a master’s      pro at the West Hills Racquet          studies at the University of St.         tragedy. Correira was killed May 3, the birthday of                            “I think that one of the really wonderful things
            Kjelsty Hanson ’00 of Sylva,       in teaching at Oregon State         and Fitness Club in Beaverton.         Francis in Albuquerque.                  Klinkhart’s sister, who was slain at age 16 the year                    about Linfield that really stayed with me is the con-
         N.C., had a sculpture selected        University and is the dual im-         Douglas Lane ’03 of Kala-              Caitlin Opstad ’05 of Portland        Correira was born, 1981.                                                nections I made with people from all different places
         for a juried exhibition in Auck-      mersion program coordinator         mazoo, Mich., married Diana            married Steven Lodzinski Nov. 15.               During the year of searching for Correira,                       and the ability to spend quality time with people not
         land, New Zealand.                    and a kindergarten teacher at       Hidalgo ’03 Sept. 27.                     Erin O’Loughlin ’05 of                Klinkhart’s son, now 10, constantly asked about her.                    cut from the same mold as you,” he said. “I had the
            Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen               Lincoln School in Corvallis.           Lisa Eccles ’04 of Beaverton        Bend is a firefighter with the                  “We’d be driving along when I had a weekend                      opportunity to change course, to take classes in busi-
         ’00 of Clackamas is co-author            Claudia Sanz de Santamaria       married Jeremy Taylor ’03              U.S. Forest Service.                     off – her picture was on every lamp post and every stop                 ness, and they were interested in what I had to say
         of the book Leadership Primer for     ’01 of Issaquah, Wash., received    Aug. 9. She is a research assistant       Jordan Hollern ’05 of Great           sign,” Klinkhart said.“My son would be in the back seat,                about using computers. I was invited to help teach
         New Librarians:Tools for Helping      an accounting certificate from      in the Biomedical Engineering          Falls, Mont., had a son Oct. 7.
                                                                                                                                                                   and he’d say, ‘Hey Dad, there’s Bethany.’ Dropping him                  classes – an opportunity I would never have gotten at
         Today’s Early Career Librarians       Bellevue Community College.         Division at Oregon Health and          He is a financial advisor with
                                                                                                                                                                   off the first day at kindergarten, I was very aware at that             a large university.”
         Become Tomorrow’s Library Leaders.       Cheryl Munro ’01 of              Science University.                    Edward Jones.
            Rob Gloeckner ’00 of Tu-           Verona, Wis., is a social worker       Joann Thompson ’04 of Coos             Erik Janssen ’05 of Bend is
                                                                                                                                                                   moment in time what the Correiras had been through,                                                     – Beth Rogers Thompson
         alatin is the general manager for     for the University of Wisconsin     Bay is city recorder for North Bend.   an agent for Country Financial.

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         Class Notes                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Alumni Profile

                                                                                                                                                   Mentor’s help offers hope
         Science University and Nabil is    wife Bernice (Broer) ’36.          vors include granddaughter          Thomas Bank ’84 of Ca-
         a third grade teacher in Hills-       Ruth (Pfouts) Robins ’39        Haley ’00.                        mas, Wash., Dec. 11.
         boro.                              of McMinnville, Sept. 7.              Thomas Hughes ’52 of
            Casandra Kanable ‘08 of            Philip McHarness ’40 of         Fossil, Oct. 24.                  GSH
         Fort Collins, Colo., is working    Salem, Dec. 10. Survivors in-         Ronald Ridenour ’53 of
         on a master’s in environmental     clude brother Donald ’37 and       Roseburg, Dec. 5.                   Joan (LeCocq) Cach GSH                                                                         and think, in addition to abundant food.
         and natural resource economics     son Stephen ’70.                      Edward Beeler ’55 of Se-       ’53 of Seattle, Wash., Dec. 31.                                                                         “I had a wonderful academic experience there,” he
         at Colorado State University.         Gerald “Bud” Parsons            quim, Wash., Sept. 27.                                                                                                             said. “It was a values-based education; values were woven
         She is also a research assistant   ’42 of McMinnville, Aug. 25.          Vivian (Curtis) Graves
                                                                                                                 Friends and family                                                                               into the curriculum.The professors had a genuine interest
         in the Department of Agricul-         Bernard “Bud” Monnes ’42        ’50 of Meridian, Idaho, Sept.                                                                                                      not only in their subject matter but also in helping young
         ture and Resource Economics.       of Gresham, Oct. 28. Survivors     21. Survivors include husband        Walter Pulliam, trustee                                                                       people grow.”
            Brihtani Lassiter ’08           include grand-daughter Elisa       Robert ’51.                                                                                                                               He learned to study, graduating magna cum laude
                                                                                                                 emeritus, of Mercer Island,
         of Anchorage, Alaska, is           Anderson Morgan ’00.                  Richard Swinney ’60            Wash., Nov. 26. Survivors                                                                        with a history major and political science minor.
         a member of the Harlem                Louise (Pfouts) Parks ’42       of Port Orchard, Wash., July 2.   include son Walter ’75 and                                                                              Gaitán returned to Seattle and earned a law degree at
         Ambassadors basketball team        of Salem, Nov. 29.                 Survivors include wife June       granddaughter Stephanie ’07.                                                                     the University of Washington. He now is managing mem-
         which presents basketball             Donald Ramseyer ’42 of          (Machamer) ’62.                                                                                                                    ber of The Gaitán Group, PLLC, a law firm specializing
         shows designed for family          Twin Falls, Idaho, Nov. 16.           Ben Smith ’66 of McMinn-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  in corporate litigation. His clients include Walmart, Shell
         entertainment and to promote          Gerald Parsons ’42 of Mc-       ville, Sept. 3.                     Got news?                                                                                      Oil, General Motors and Denny’s. Chemical Bank hired his
         healthy lifestyle choices for      Minnville, Aug. 25.                   Darrell Catherman ’69 of
         young people.                         Betty Sunde ‘42 of Ed-          Las Vegas, Nev., Sept. 2.
                                                                                                                   Have you changed jobs?                                                                         firm to represent its bondholders in the $4.5 billion class-
            Jennifer Wismer ’08 of          monds, Wash., Jan. 7.                 Nonda Clark ’71 of Bend,
                                                                                                                   Received a promotion?                                                                          action lawsuit against Washington Public Power Supply
         Gaston was named the first            Jack Hoffman ’46 of Port-       Oct. 31. Survivors include
                                                                                                                   Returned to school?                                                                            System, 1983-96, then the largest bond default in history.
         alternate for the Oregon Dairy     land, July 3.                      brother Ned ’63.
                                                                                                                   Received another degree?                                                                              Gaitán has appeared on the cover of Money maga-
         Princess-Ambassador.                  Emilie (Raue) Blomberg             Cheryl Henderson ’72 of          Started a business? Did                                                                        zine. He has met world leaders, including former British
                                            ’50 of Carnation, Wash., Aug. 8.   Orlando, Fla, Sept. 24.             you get married or have a                                                                      Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Presidents Clinton
         In memoriam                           Frank Smith ’50 of Idaho           Barbara Painter ’76 of Col-      child in the last 12 months?                                                                   and George H.W. Bush, former Attorney General Janet
                                            Falls, Idaho, Oct. 22.             orado Springs, Colo., April 13.     If you have news for your                                                                      Reno and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.
           Mabel (Youngberg) Weis              Robert Francis ’51 of           Survivors include parents Gerry     classmates and other Linfield                                                                  But the names Gaitán drops most are people he credits
         ’33 of McMinnville, Oct. 8.        Newberg, Nov. 17.                  ‘50 and Jackie (Schaake) ‘54.       friends, visit us online at:                                                                   for his success.
           Walter Weathers ’36 of Sa-          George Waterbury ’51               Elizabeth (Roth) Hinds                                                                                “I believe I got to be a lawyer because of the hard
                                                                                                                                                   José Gaitán ’73, managing member of The Gaitán Group PLLC
         lem, Oct. 14. Survivors include    of The Dalles, Sept. 16. Survi-    ’78 of Stayton, Aug. 21.                                                                                                           work of so many other people,” he said. “I believe there’s
                                                                                                                                                          College was not on young José Gaitán’s radar while      no such thing as a self-made man or woman. Everyone
                                                                                                                                                   witnessing drug-dealing and murder in his central Seattle      that goes to any college, including Linfield, should recog-
                                                                                                                                                   neighborhood. His career horizon expanded from bus             nize that others have made sacrifices for that institution
            Looking for Financial Security?                                                                                                        driver (to see more of the city) to garbage collector (bet-
                                                                                                                                                   ter union), before he decided on ferry deck hand as the
                                                                                                                                                   perfect job.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  to survive and deliver a good education. We need to give
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  back, in time or in wealth if we have it.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Gaitán continues to give back. A former Linfield
            Find it with a Charitable Gift Annuity!                                                                                                       His father, an undocumented worker from El Salva-
                                                                                                                                                   dor, was deported when Gaitán was 5. His mother strug-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  trustee, he received the 2000 Alumni Service Award. He
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  mentors first-year law students at the University of Wash-
                                                                                                                                                   gled to support José and his younger brother and sister. As    ington, where he has taught as an adjunct. He has served
            A Charitable Gift Annuity is a great way to make a gift to Linfield while also helping                                                 a child he experienced homelessness and hunger.                as president of the Hispanic National Bar Association and
            yourself. Benefits of this popular plan include:                                                                                              Gaitán found his vision of a better future at Seattle   chaired the Washington State Commission on K-12 Ac-
                                                                                                                                                   First Baptist Church, where the late Walt Pulliam, a for-      countability in Public Education (the A+ Commission).
                                                                                                                                                   mer Linfield trustee, was Christian education minister.        He chairs the Urban Enterprise Center, which promotes
              •	Fixed	payment	amounts	guaranteed	for	life                                                                                                 “Walt was just a phenomenal guy,” Gaitán said. “He      diversity in business. And he served as chairman of the
                                                                                                                                                   and [pastor] Bernie Turner and others at that church had       board of the Safeco Field Public Facilities District, help-
              •	Attractive	rates	(generally	5-8	percent)	                                                                                          a strong commitment to social justice and inclusion.”          ing to get Seattle’s Major League Baseball stadium built in
                                                                                                                                                          Pulliam started a neighborhood youth program            1999. These are only a few of his many civic and profes-
              •	Immediate	income	tax	charitable	deduction                                                                                          where Gaitán played basketball after school. That led to       sional contributions – a list as lengthy as this entire article.
                                                                                                                                                   his joining a Boy Scout troop and learning “the Scouting              “I have known José a long time, and I have a very
              •	Capital	gains	tax	savings	on	gifts	of	appreciated	securities                                                                       way,” he said. “It had a very profound effect on me, and       high regard for him,” said Bernie Turner, a Linfield trustee.
                                                                                                                                                   still does.”                                                   “His early life was very difficult, but he was able to make
              •	A	legacy	left	for	future	generations	of	students                                                                                          One day Pulliam asked if he’d thought about col-        use of programs available through the church and com-
                                                                                                                                                   lege. Gaitán had no money and mediocre grades. But with        munity that gave him a leg up on life. He saw the possi-
                                                                                                                                                   his mentor’s encouragement, he obtained scholarships and       bilities and made tremendous use of the help offered and
            For more information, contact Craig Haisch ’95, director of planned giving ,
                                                                                                                                                   a work-study position at Linfield. The college’s quiet at-     his college experience.”
            at 503-883-2675 or
                                                                                                                                                   mosphere was such a shock that he considered leaving,
                                                                                                                                                   but Gaitán learned to appreciate having time to reflect                                              – Beth Rogers Thompson

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                              Graciela Gaona ’09 is one of more
                              than 400 Linfield College recipients of the
                              Oregon Opportunity Grant, which provides
                              financial aid to Oregon’s neediest college
                              students. This spring, they learned their
                              grants had been cut by $80 this semester.

                              Will you sponsor a student like Graciela today
                              with a gift of $80 or more?


                                     It’s your Linfield.
                                                  Pass it on.

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