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University Hires New VP
Alum is Oldest Blood Donor
Bruins are 3rd in Nation

West Side Story
Bruin Madness 2
Young Alumni Night
Beauty & the Beast
Tacoma Basketball Gathering
Dinner for 8
Footsteps of Paul Greece Tour

Hall of Fame Nominations
Make a Difference


The New VPUniversity Hires New VP
Alumnus Brian Gardner returns to George Fox to serve as VP for advancement after helping raise $260 million for Wheaton College campaign. Click here to read more.

Willard HayneAlumnus Willard Hayne '37 is America's oldest blood donor
Not only does this 98-year-old blood donor live in Oregon but he is also a Bruin! Click here to watch an interview with Willard Hayne, the nation's oldest blood donor.

BasketballBruins Ranked No. 3 in Nation
With all five starters – including two preseason All-Americans – back, George Fox's women's basketball team is poised for another banner season. Click here to read more.


West Side StoryWest Side Story – January 4 – 7:30 p.m.
Alumni, parents, students, and employees of George Fox will gather at the Keller Auditorium to see Broadway Across America's performance of West Side Story. All tickets are SOLD OUT for this show but you can visit broadway.georgefox.edu for more information on other discounted Broadway Across America shows.

Bruin Madness 2Bruin Madness 2 – January 14 – 4-10 p.m.
Bring the whole family and cheer on the Bruins at Bruin Madness 2! This annual event begins with a huge indoor tailgate party dinner and a KidZone for children ages 1-12, with spirit activities for everyone! Visit bruinmadness.georgefox.edu to register today and get your game tickets for FREE with the pre-registration package (last day to purchase is January 11).

Abby's PizzaYoung Alumni Night at Abby's – January 14 – 10 p.m.
As a part of Bruin Madness 2, alumni from the past decade are invited to Abby's after the games for a time to catch up with old friends. Visit bruinmadness.georgefox.edu to let us know that you are coming.

Beauty and the BeastBeauty & the Beast – February 15 – 7:30 p.m.
As a George Fox alumnus you can get discounted tickets to Broadway Across America's performance of Beauty & the Beast. Tickets cost $48 each and are located in one of the three middle sections of the first balcony at the Keller Auditorium. We only have a few left so order yours today! Last day to purchase tickets is Jan. 1, depending on availability. Visit broadway.georgefox.edu for more information on the available shows and to order your tickets today.

BasketballTacoma Bruin Basketball Gathering – February 18
Join fellow alumni in the Tacoma area to watch the Bruins take on Pacific Lutheran. We will have pre-game gathering and then cheer on the women’s team at 6 p.m. and the men’s team at 8 p.m. Contact Alumni Relations at 503.554.2131 or alumni@georgefox.edu with questions.

Dinner for 8Dinner for Eight – February 22
Do you remember what it was like to be a student and not know what you would be doing after graduation? Students are asking this question right now and you can help them by being a Dinner for Eight host. Students will enjoy a meal in your home while gaining some career advice from YOU! The first dinner takes place on February 22 followed by additional dinners on March 8 and April 9. If you are located in the Portland area and want to host a dinner, contact Alumni Relations at 503.554.2131 or alumni@georgefox.edu.

Footsteps of Paul Greece Tour – May 27-June 8, 2012 greece
It is not too late to sign up for our trip to Greece in early-summer 2012! This tour offers you an outstanding opportunity to explore Greece and learn more about the early development of the Church as we follow the footsteps of the Apostle Paul. For more information and to register, click here or call 503-554-2131. If you have specific questions about the tour contact Footstep Ministries directly at 972.418.6103.

Visit alumni.georgefox.edu for a full listing of events brought to you by the Alumni Association.


Hall of FameSend in your Hall of Fame Nominations
George Fox University is currently accepting nominations for the 2012 Sports Hall of Fame. Be a part of this 17-year tradition, by nominating someone whom you feel is deserving of this honor. Honorees will be inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame at the 2012 Ceremony on Saturday, September, 15th.

Up to three athletes, one coach, one meritorious service recipient, and one team may be selected by the Committee to enter the Sports Hall of Fame.

Please use this online form to submit your nomination: 2012 Nomination Form

Nominations are due by Monday, January 16th.

Make a difference in 2011
The end of the year is quickly approaching. For those of you who have already made a gift to the George Fox Annual Fund in 2011, we greatly appreciate your contribution.

If you have not yet given a gift this year, you still have a chance and can conveniently do so by visiting giving.georgefox.edu. To be certain you receive 2011 tax credit, please make sure your donation meets the following deadlines:

  • Checks must be postmarked no later than Dec. 31

  • Online donations must be processed no later than Dec. 31 at midnight (Pacific time)

  • Credit card payments must be processed in our office no later than Dec. 30 at 5 p.m. (Pacific time) To reach us on Dec. 30, please call Kristi Hagen at 503.554.2111.

Your generosity is greatly appreciated. Thank you so much for making a difference in the lives of George Fox students and those they serve in the world!

Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year holiday!

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