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Your ties to Linfield University don't end at graduation.

Your affiliation with Linfield can be an enduring and valuable relationship, and the connections you make here will be with you for life. Check out the many ways to stay in touch and involved with Linfield!

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Alumni Achievements

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Ann Klein headshot
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A Growth Mindset for Success
Linfield’s Young Alumni Award recognizes a recent graduate who has made outstanding contributions to their chosen field. This year’s honoree, Ann Klein ’07, is no exception.
Allison Mason Smith '17 in front of U of A sign
Allison Mason Smith '17 and David Mason '17
Allison Mason Smith '17 in front of U of A sign
Pursuing a Passion
Allison Smith Mason '17 was recently recognized for her work and honored with the Hunter Johnston Memorial Endowment Scholarship. This award is given by the ARCS Foundation to students pursuing a career in STEM.  Allison is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in chemistry at the University of Arizona.
Fractured Versions of Self art by Sabrina Coleman-Pinheiro '12
Sabrina Coleman-Pinheiro '12
Fractured Versions of Self art by Sabrina Coleman-Pinheiro '12
Art From Within
Linfield alumni and celebrated artist Sabrina Coleman-Pinheiro '12 creates pieces about mental health issues and their stigma. Her work represents real and prevalent issues that everyone faces internally each day in an attempt to help people feel understood and seen. 
Ashley in the recording studio
Ashley Wyatt portrait
Ashley in the recording studio
Sharing Music With the World
After encouragement from a neighbor during her college search in high school, Ashley decided to attend the Linfield Scholarship and Visit Weekend. During that visit, she got a feel for the campus and the quality of the music department. So, when she received the news that she was awarded a scholarship, it was an easy decision to become a Wildcat.
Joe broadcasting Linfield basketball
Joe Stuart '20
Joe broadcasting Linfield basketball
Bleeding Cardinal and Purple
Joe Stuart’s love for Linfield athletics runs deep and that shows in his award-winning podcast series, Purple Reign.
Sandy Cameli book signing
Sandy Cameli headshot
Sandy Cameli book signing
Paying it Forward
"Leading and learning are cornerstones of my professional life!"
Brian Larsen and son Kai rafting
Brian Larsen Headshot
Brian Larsen and son Kai rafting
There is no business quite like the space business
"This sense of awe has followed me through my whole life and career. That was my Linfield experience."
Liam Pickhardt Snorkeling
Liam Pickhardt at President Miles Davis' Inauguration
Liam Pickhardt Snorkeling
Just Go For It
Despite all that has happened this past year, Liam used one simple phrase to describe his current situation. “Honestly, right now, I am living the dream,” he said.
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Donna Montoya '04
Melrose Hall monument
Unexpected Lessons from Working Abroad
"My life and career paths have certainly been a reflection of the brave and hopeful decision of living and working abroad."
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Adam Myren '16
Melrose building monument
The Benefits of a Gender Studies Minor
“I feel very lucky to have been in the gender studies program at Linfield. It was challenging and plain enjoyable, and it has served me so well in life as well as my work as a public defender.”
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Mackenzie Fraser
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Reflecting On My Linfield Studies
"My experiences in Linfield’s language programs truly opened up the world for me through study abroad and the Fulbright grant. They continue to encourage me to seek out mutual understanding and global citizenship in my personal and professional life to this day."
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Joel Trousdale with students in Japan
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Teaching English in Japan
"No matter where you end up, teaching with the JET program is an amazing opportunity to experience a society and culture with significant influence throughout the world, and use your education at Linfield to serve as a cross-cultural ambassador."
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Nancy Jo Hoover '70
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Distinguished Alumna Award 2020
Nancy Jo Hoover ’70 is the recipient of Linfield University’s 2020 Distinguished Alumna of the Year Award. Hoover was selected for the tireless work she has done improving community infrastructure and affecting the lives of countless underdeveloped communities around the world.
Image of recent graduate Keith Welch
Image of recent graduate Keith Welch
Image of recent graduate Keith Welch
Meet Keith Welch '12
I am currently in my first year of a Master in Public Policy program at UC Berkeley. Although it’s intense, this program has been terrific so far. It’s especially exciting to be back in school with people who have so many interesting backgrounds and life aspirations. There’s always exciting things going on too - the Colombian Ambassador to the U.S. just stopped by campus today, for example.
Nadia Abraibesh
Nadia Abraibesh
Nadia Abraibesh
Building relationships around the world
"Linfield gave me so many unique opportunities that ultimately led me to where I am now."
campus in the fall
Rachel Axtman
campus in the fall
Driving forward gender parity
"You are worthy of a paying job."
Miriam Vargas Corona
Miriam Vargas Corona
Miriam Vargas Corona
Providing resource navigation and assistance
"I learned how to use critical thinking in my political science courses, and I use that skill very frequently in my role as an executive director."
Patrick Coonrod
Patrick Coonrod
Patrick Coonrod
Investing in and for the client's future
"I have a great feeling of pride when I talk to people about where I went to school."
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Kristen Gehring
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Helping patients take control of their health
"I learned to be a part of a community, and was given many experiences that pushed me past my comfort zone and gave me confidence."
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Kara Grant
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Educating college students is in her blood
"My education at Linfield was integral in shaping my career goals to become a professor."
Marina Orcutt
Marina Orcutt
Marina Orcutt
Alumni Profile: Marina Orcutt
"Really, almost every professor I had impacted my thinking, altered my perspectives, and helped shape my career path."
Tess Malone
Tess Malone
Tess Malone
Theatrical teamwork comes in handy
"I learned how to communicate with others about intangible subjects, how to develop a shared vocabulary, and how to anticipate needs coming down the line."
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Marissa Rathbone
Pioneer Hall through the trees
Passionate about educating the whole child
"Linfield provided a dynamic learning environment that allowed me to explore my interests, develop new skills and ideas, and establish lasting relationships."
scenic view of Linfield's McMinnville campus
Jiawen Shi
scenic view of Linfield's McMinnville campus
Helping Brilliant Ideas Come to Life
"Linfield provided a safe, welcoming and nurturing environment for me to acclimate and grow."
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Andy Galpin
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Integrating science into athletes' lives
"The intimate environment with the amazing faculty at Linfield made me realize how important ‘high touch’ interactions with people are to long-term success."
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Heidi Moore
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Eliminating the confusion and mystique surrounding insurance
"Linfield gave me the chance to get out the small town I was raised in and see the world!"
Serena Xin Wei Ong
Serena Xin Wei Ong
Serena Xin Wei Ong
Improving organizations' effectiveness
"I gained the etiquette to present research projects in professional settings."
campus in the fall
Anthony Kesler '06
campus in the fall
Solving difficult problems through text analysis
"The analytic skills that I learned at Linfield in reading classical languages and analyzing texts have served me well."
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Quinn Riesenman
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Growing awe and wonder
"I encourage anyone in the fortunate position to choose their field of study to make their decision from a place of love and curiosity. Study what you're interested in."
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Alumni Jordan and Brynna Harlow
Linfield alumni couples collage
Finding love at Linfield
Linfield has been called “Swipe Right College” by some. There’s good reason for that nickname. There are nearly 1,500 alumni couples ranging from the late 1940s all the way to the end of the 2010s. How did these Wildcats meet? Alumni couples share their unique “Linfield Love Stories.”
Homecoming Football Alumni
Jill Wilkins and family
Homecoming Football Alumni
Returning home
Homecoming is one of the most highly-anticipated times of the year at Linfield. The leaves are turning colors, the weather is hopefully still warm and events are abundant. Between the drag show, pep rally, Linfield’s Finest award ceremony, football game and other events, Homecoming certainly is one of the best weekends of the year.
Kailani Smith
Kailani Smith
Kailani Smith
Capturing moments
"I learned to think critically and gained the confidence that I could figure out most challenges which has been essential as en entrepreneur and a freelancer."
Angela Broeckel
Angela Broeckel
Angela Broeckel
Life of a globe trotter
"I was fully supported by many faculty and staff while at Linfield and go back from time to time to guest lecture in Intercultural Communication classes."
Leslie Hui
Leslie Hui
Leslie Hui
Developing communication strategies that tell a story
"Linfield prepared me well for a career in a field that is ever-evolving. By requiring students to take courses in many different aspects of communication, Linfield helped me to develop into the type of communications generalist who can easily adapt with changing times and needs. "
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Jordan Delapoer
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Creating stories with purpose and soul
"The two best tools I picked up at Linfield were the ability to form a sharp point of view and the ability to articulate it."
Tracy Brawley
Tracy Brawley
Tracy Brawley
Increasing awareness through stories and media
"Linfield inspired me to embrace new opportunities."
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Leanne McCallum
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Helping trafficking survivors
"In grad school, I found that I was ahead of many of my peers because I had already built my critical thinking and analysis skills at Linfield."
Ron Callan
Ron Callan
Ron Callan
Broadcasting for 45 years
"The free flow of ideas is paramount. Don't be afraid to ask the tough question. Work hard and good things will happen."
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Rebecca Kunz
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From study abroad to permanent residence
"I'm grateful not only for the opportunities that Linfield provided me and the wonderful memories I have, but also the lasting friendships that I formed during my years at Linfield."
Pioneer Hall
Joel Toledo-Urana '20
Pioneer Hall
Giving Back As Much As He's Getting
“There are so many of us who would not be here without aid. I want to give a big thank you to everyone who donates. Without their help, I wouldn’t have come to college or have any inclination of what to do with my life.”
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Austin Hilton '20
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Seizing Every Opportunity
“Linfield is a special place. We have so many opportunities here – it’s what sets us apart from other schools. Support is important for us to continue.”
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Jillaine Cook
Miller Woods conservation
Jillaine Cook, Class of 2015
Our recent graduates highlight what is special about being a history major at Linfield...
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Dulce Kersting-Lark
aerial view of the McMinnville campus
Dulce Kersting-Lark, Class of 2011
"In 2020 I will exercise my skills as a historian in a new capacity as I run for the Idaho State Legislature..."
Miller Woods conservation
Mack the Wildcat
Miller Woods conservation
Sydney Owen, Class of 2015
"I am currently responsible for helping manage the blood and tissue samples held in the Oregon Pancreatic Tissue Repository."
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Megan with cadaver
aerial view of the Oak Grove
Megan Bear, Class of 2018
Megan Bear, ’18, spent her last semester in college profiling a human skeleton. For Megan, this project was “the highlight of my time at Linfield.”
A copy of Linfield College’s official charter.
An aerial view of the McMinnville Campus in 1946.
A copy of Linfield College’s official charter.
It all started in 1858
Linfield College was born 161 years ago today. Here are some facts about a college with a lot of history because a lot has happened in the last 161 years!
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Joe Gladow
sun shining through the tree tops
Alumni Profile: Joe Gladow
I am currently working as an English teacher in a primary school in Madrid, Spain. I also work with a volunteer organization based in Madrid focused on helping political refugees arriving in Spain with housing, employment, and other services.
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Image of recent graduate Morgan Christiansen
sun shining through the tree tops
Alumni Profile: Meet Morgan Christiansen '13
About a year after graduating from Linfield I served as an AmeriCorps volunteer with Lutheran Community Services Northwest (LCSNW), a non-Morgan Christiansenprofit human services agency that serves communities throughout Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.
Molly Danielson starts a basketball game
Molly Danielson portrait
Molly Danielson starts a basketball game
Bigger Than Buckets
Molly Danielson's athletic resume is lengthy. She's an all-Northwest Conference basketball star, a youth coach, a spirited play-by-play announcer, a sport management major, and, most recently, she's headed to play semi-professional basketball overseas.
Fractured Versions of Self art by Sabrina Coleman-Pinheiro '12
Sabrina Coleman-Pinheiro '12
Fractured Versions of Self art by Sabrina Coleman-Pinheiro '12
Art From Within
Linfield alumni and celebrated artist Sabrina Coleman-Pinheiro '12 creates pieces about mental health issues and their stigma. Her work represents real and prevalent issues that everyone faces internally each day in an attempt to help people feel understood and seen. 
Ashley in the recording studio
Ashley Wyatt portrait
Ashley in the recording studio
Sharing Music With the World
After encouragement from a neighbor during her college search in high school, Ashley decided to attend the Linfield Scholarship and Visit Weekend. During that visit, she got a feel for the campus and the quality of the music department. So, when she received the news that she was awarded a scholarship, it was an easy decision to become a Wildcat.
Farshid Rafe Rafahi
Farshid Rafe Rafahi
Farshid Rafe Rafahi
Accepting the challenge
"I'm incredibly proud to say that I owe a lot of the success I've been fortunate enough to experience thus far to the solid base I was able to create at Linfield."
Brandi Frye
Brandi Frye
Brandi Frye
Connecting everything and everyone
"Get involved as much as you can!"
Bruce Lundquist
Bruce Lundquist
Bruce Lundquist
Crushing the wine business
"...the people I came to call lifelong friends from my days as a student are a priceless reminder of how lucky I was and still am, to be a Wildcat."
Tess Malone
Tess Malone
Tess Malone
Theatrical teamwork comes in handy
"I learned how to communicate with others about intangible subjects, how to develop a shared vocabulary, and how to anticipate needs coming down the line."
Jeff Dunbar
Jeff Dunbar
Jeff Dunbar
Investing in and for the client's future
"Wouldn’t change a thing."
scenic view of Linfield's McMinnville campus
Jiawen Shi
scenic view of Linfield's McMinnville campus
Helping Brilliant Ideas Come to Life
"Linfield provided a safe, welcoming and nurturing environment for me to acclimate and grow."
Evan Wingren
Evan Wingren
Evan Wingren
Finance Alumni: Meet Evan Wingren
Invest in your education, but invest in quality and lasting friendships as well.
Casey Cameron
Casey Cameron
Casey Cameron
Finance Alumni: Meet Casey Cameron
Going into Linfield I was very confident I would concentrate on some form of business degree...
Dan Bonebrake
Dan Bonebrake
Dan Bonebrake
Running with Opportunities
"The single best advice I can give anyone is not to be afraid of failure."
Linfield alumni couples collage
Alumni Jordan and Brynna Harlow
Linfield alumni couples collage
Finding love at Linfield
Linfield has been called “Swipe Right College” by some. There’s good reason for that nickname. There are nearly 1,500 alumni couples ranging from the late 1940s all the way to the end of the 2010s. How did these Wildcats meet? Alumni couples share their unique “Linfield Love Stories.”
Homecoming Football Alumni
Jill Wilkins and family
Homecoming Football Alumni
Returning home
Homecoming is one of the most highly-anticipated times of the year at Linfield. The leaves are turning colors, the weather is hopefully still warm and events are abundant. Between the drag show, pep rally, Linfield’s Finest award ceremony, football game and other events, Homecoming certainly is one of the best weekends of the year.
Sugat Bajracharya
Sugat Bajracharya
Sugat Bajracharya
Seeking to impact people
"My experiences, interactions and education at Linfield taught me to balance work, study and college life which was a lesson in work/life balance."
Kipp Marstall
Kipp Marstall
Kipp Marstall
Innovation in the automobile and voice assistant industry
"Linfield is a family to be proud of."
aerial view of McMinnville campus
Yasumi Goto-Taniguchi
aerial view of McMinnville campus
Alumni Profile: Yasumi Goto-Taniguchi '84
"Protiviti is a global consulting firm that delivers deep expertise, objective insights, a tailored approach and unparalleled collaboration to help leaders confidently face the future."
grape vines
Bruce Lundquist '78
grape vines
Crushing the wine business
"...the people I came to call lifelong friends from my days as a student are a priceless reminder of how lucky I was and still am, to be a Wildcat."
Domain Serene
Brenna Patterson '12
Domain Serene
Alumni Profile: Brenna Patterson '12
"I had the privilege of working with a local winery during a class project my senior year. It was from this real-world experience that I discovered career opportunities in the wine industry."
 Virginia (Zander) Joplin Linfield class of 1997
 Virginia (Zander) Joplin Linfield class of 1997
 Virginia (Zander) Joplin Linfield class of 1997
Breaking down language barriers
Joplin, founder and CEO of the translation company, Verbio, credits her liberal arts education for helping her excel in an always-changing environment.
A copy of Linfield College’s official charter.
An aerial view of the McMinnville Campus in 1946.
A copy of Linfield College’s official charter.
It all started in 1858
Linfield College was born 161 years ago today. Here are some facts about a college with a lot of history because a lot has happened in the last 161 years!
Brandon Harris
Brandon Harris
Brandon Harris
Helping people in the community
"The professors and clinical instructors I had provided me with all the tools and knowledge I needed to not only find my dream job, but to succeed in it."
soccer field
soccer field
soccer field
RN to BSN Student Testimonials
Hear what our graduates have to say...
Homecoming Football Alumni
Jill Wilkins and family
Homecoming Football Alumni
Returning home
Homecoming is one of the most highly-anticipated times of the year at Linfield. The leaves are turning colors, the weather is hopefully still warm and events are abundant. Between the drag show, pep rally, Linfield’s Finest award ceremony, football game and other events, Homecoming certainly is one of the best weekends of the year.
Katelyn Prendergast
Katelyn Prendergast
Katelyn Prendergast
Building hope and aiding patients in recovery
"Linfield taught me to never give up, to keep trying, and if you fail, stand up and try again. Especially if it is something that you strongly desire."
A copy of Linfield College’s official charter.
An aerial view of the McMinnville Campus in 1946.
A copy of Linfield College’s official charter.
It all started in 1858
Linfield College was born 161 years ago today. Here are some facts about a college with a lot of history because a lot has happened in the last 161 years!

Stay in touch

For more information on how to get involved with Linfield, please don't hesitate to reach out.

Joni Claypool

The Office of Constituent Engagement
Melrose Hall
503-883-2547
alumni@linfield.edu