There's Something About Us Bruins - Homecoming & Family Weekend 2013
Join us for Homecoming and Family Weekend 2012

Continue your George Fox experience at Homecoming & Family Weekend

You and your family are invited to come to campus Oct. 25-27 for Homecoming & Family Weekend. The weekend will be filled with some exciting events, including the Coronation & Variety Show, reunions, lectures by current professors, the annual Family Weekend Luncheon with President Robin Baker, the Alumni Awards Banquet, theatre and music performances, Family Weekend Bingo and much more! Whether you are coming back to campus to visit with old college friends, spending time with your student, or both, it will be a fun-filled weekend your whole family will enjoy.

The Schedule

10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Auxiliary Bazaar*
Start your holiday shopping early and enjoy some festive snacks at this student scholarship fundraiser organized and operated by the George Fox Auxiliary.

Edwards-Holman Science Center & Hoover Academic Building
Cost: Free
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Murdock Learning Resource Center Open House
The Murdock Learning Resource Center experienced major changes over the summer; downsizing and relocating various print collections made it possible to create much more user space on the main floor of the building, meeting a need that students have expressed for some time. New furniture fills the area where book stacks once stood and the previous reference area now houses additional computers and related furniture. Some parts of the building also received new carpeting, lighting, or paint. One of the reasons additional user space could be created is that the library has continued to build a largely digital collection. The library now provides access to over 50,000 electronic journals and approximately 250,000 e-books.

Come visit the MLRC staff and see the transformation!
10:40-11:30 a.m. Friday Worship
Families, alumni and students are invited to worship together.

Bauman Auditorium
Cost: Free
Noon-6 p.m. Registration/Information
Check in, pick up a schedule of events, and get questions answered throughout the weekend. Stevens Center
2-3 p.m. Campus Tour #1
Begin your visit to campus with a quick refresher tour highlighting our newer buildings and other campus favorites. Departing from Stevens Center
Cost: Free
4:45-7 p.m.

Dinner: A Taste of George Fox**
Enjoy some of The Bon's most popular dishes set up buffet style.

Klages, Bruin Den, Cap & Gown Room
Cost: Adult - $11, Child 12 & under - $6.50 (free for children under 3), GFU Student on Meal Plan - Free

5-7 p.m.

Classic Bruins Supper

60th, 70th, 75th Reunions Alumni from the classes 1963 and before are invited to attend this special supper. Reunions will be held for 60th, 70th and 75th reunions.

Cap & Gown Room
Cost: $5

7:30 p.m.

Theatre Presentation: The House of Bernarda Alba (la Casa de Bernarda Alba)

Synopsis: Immediately following her husband’s death, Bernarda Alba orders her five daughters to observe an eight-year mourning period in which none of them will leave the house. The young women do their best to obey their mother, but when the handsome Pepe el Romano arrives on the scene the young women's desire to honor their mother’s tradition is set against their yearning for freedom. Originally written as a critique of the rise of fascism in 1936, The House of Bernarda Alba addresses themes of repression and the fear of change.

Wood-Mar Auditorium
Cost: Adult - $12, Alumni - $10, Child/Senior - $8
Tickets must be purchased through the online University Box Office or by calling 503.554.3844.

7:30-9:30 p.m.

Coronation & Variety Show

Enjoy an evening of excellent entertainment from students, alumni and families while also seeing the presentation and crowning of the Homecoming Court.

Bauman Auditorium
Cost: Free

8 a.m.-Noon Registration/Information
Check in, pick up a schedule of events, and get questions answered throughout the weekend.

Stevens Center
8:30-10:15 a.m.

Trolley Tour #1 - Caravan Coffee
Travel through the beautiful town of Newberg in a vintage trolley and take a tour of Caravan Coffee, where you will see their signature coffee being roasted. You'll also get to taste coffee from around the world. 

Departing from Stevens Center parking lot
Cost: $10 (limit to 25 people)

9 a.m.-3 p.m. Auxiliary Bazaar*
Your last chance to shop for Christmas while supporting student scholarships.

Edwards-Holman Science Center & Hoover Academic Building
Cost: Free
9:30-10:15 a.m.

Trolley Tour #2 - Caravan Coffee
Travel through the beautiful town of Newberg in a vintage trolley and take a tour of Caravan Coffee, where you will see their signature coffee being roasted. 

9:30-10:15 a.m.

Faculty Lectures
Sit in on a lecture presented by George Fox faculty.

Paul Chamberlain, PhD, Director of Center for Study Abroad, Professor of Chemistry (Hoover Lecture Hall)
Come hear an overview of George Fox University’s Study Abroad programs including our signature study abroad program, Juniors Abroad.

Joseph Clair, Program Director of the William Penn Honors Program, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies (EHS Lecture Hall)
Augustine of Hippo (354-430 AD) is Western Christianity’s most influential philosopher and theologian. In his Confessions he tells the story of his own rocky spiritual journey and claims that, in the end, the goal of a Christian life is found in the proper ordering of one’s loves toward God – who is the Highest Good. This lecture provides an introduction to Augustine, his Confessions, and to his vision of “properly ordered love” – as well as an opportunity to think about what “properly ordering one’s loves” might look like for us as Christians today.

Hoover and Edward Holman Science Center Lectures Halls
Cost: Free

10:30-12:15 a.m.

Trolley Tour #3 - Caravan Coffee
Travel through the beautiful town of Newberg in a vintage trolley and take a tour of Caravan Coffee, where you will see their signature coffee being roasted. 

Departing from Stevens Center parking lot
Cost: $10 (Limit to 25 people) 

10:30-11:30 a.m. Campus Tour #2

Departing from Stevens Center
Cost: Free
10:30 a.m.-noon Class Reunions & Brunch Reception: 10th, 20th, 25th, 30th, 40th Reunions
The classes of 1973, 1983, 1988, 1993 and 2003 are invited to reconnect with classmates over brunch.

Stevens Center
Cost: $10
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Family Weekend Luncheon** - This event is only for families with current George Fox students.
Join other George Fox students and families for this buffet luncheon and program featuring student entertainment and presentations by our university president and student body president. Reservations are required for family members and students due to limited capacity (even if they are on the meal plan). Seating at 11:30 a.m. and program begins at noon.

Klages Dining Hall
Cost: Adult - $11, Child 12 & under - $6.50 (free for children under 3)
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Men's Basketball Reunion
Connect with men's basketball alumni, the current team and meet our new men's basketball coach, Maco Hamilton. 

Wheeler Sports Center
2:30 p.m.

Men's Soccer Game vs. Whitman College

Austin Sports Complex
Cost: Adults - $7, Alumni - $5, Non-GFU Students and Seniors - $3, Classic Bruins - $2 (Purchase tickets at the game)

2:30 p.m. Music Department Concert
Enjoy vocal and instrumental performances by George Fox University’s Concert Choir and Symphonic Band as they debut the 2013-2014 season.

Bauman Auditorium
Cost: Free
2:30-3:30 p.m. Campus Tour #3

Departing from Stevens Center
Cost: Free
3-4 p.m.
Bruin Football Club Meet and Greet
Parents of Football Players and Football Alumni are invited to gather together for an informal chance to get to know each other and meet the coaching staff.  Coffee provided.  Questions? Contact Keith Merritt '74, keithlm@msn.com.
Wheeler Upper Lobby
5-7 p.m. Alumni Awards Celebration Banquet
Join in this re-envisioned dinner celebration and be inspired as we honor the outstanding work and societal contributions of our 2013 Honored Alumni Award recipients.

Klages Dining Hall
Cost: Adult - $15.50, Child 12 & under - $9 (free for children under 3)
7:30 p.m.

Theatre Presentation: The House of Bernarda Alba (la Casa de Bernarda Alba)
Synopsis: Immediately following her husband’s death, Bernarda Alba orders her five daughters to observe an eight-year mourning period in which none of them will leave the house. The young women do their best to obey their mother, but when the handsome Pepe el Romano arrives on the scene the young womens’ desire to honor their mother’s tradition is set against their yearning for freedom. Originally written as a critique of the rise of fascism in 1936, The House of Bernarda Alba addresses themes of repression and the fear of change.

Wood-Mar Auditorium
Cost: Adult - $12, Alumni - $10, Child/Senior - $8

Tickets must be purchased through the online University Box Office or by calling 503.554.3844.  

7:30 p.m. Evening of Jazz Concert
Evening of Jazz: Wycliffe Gordon, trombonist - George Fox University proudly presents Wycliffe Gordon, jazz trombone, performing in concert with the George Fox University Jazz Ensemble and Faculty Trio. Wycliffe Gordon is an energetic performer, a prolific composer and arranger. He is a former member of both the Wynton Marsalis Septet and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, leads the Wycliffe Gordon Quartet, and has recorded 13 solo CDs and 7 co-leader CDs. His awards include the Jazz Journalists Association Award for Trombonist of the Year in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2002, 2001 and Downbeat Magazine’s Critics Choice Award for Best Trombone in 2013 & 2012.

Bauman Auditorium
Cost: $7 per person, Free for GFU Students/Faculty
Tickets must be purchased through the online University Box Office or by calling 503.554.3844.   
7:30 p.m. Family Bingo
Fun and prizes will be the theme at this 1950s-style event. Light snacks will be provided. All prizes have been donated by local business and Parent Council members. All proceeds for this event benefit the Student Emergency Fund.

Wheeler Sports Center
Cost: Adult - $9, Non-GFU students and children - $7, GFU Students - Free
10:30 a.m.-noon A Typical Student Breakfast in the Bon
Students will be having their usual Sunday breakfast in the “The Bon” and you are welcome to join them!

Klages Dining Hall
Cost: $9.15 (Purchase tickets at the door)
2:30 p.m. Men's Soccer Game vs. Whitworth College

Austin Sports Complex
Cost: 
Cost: Adults - $7, Alumni - $5, Non-GFU Students and Seniors - $3, Classic Bruins - $2 (Purchase tickets at the game)

Important:

* Parents and alumni are also invited to support the George Fox University Auxiliary by donating handmade (or creative) saleable items for the Auxiliary Bazaar held during Family Weekend. Items will be collected in the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations Office by Friday, Oct. 18, 2013. For information, please call Mary Monahan at 503-554-2134.

** George Fox students must be preregistered by their parents for meals served in the dining room. Non-registered student dining is in the Cap and Gown Room.

Class Reunions

Class reunions at George Fox 2012Join your classmates for a time of reminiscing and reconnecting at your class reunion. This is a great time to catch up with those you were closest with while at George Fox. We will bring your yearbook and create a space for you and your class to reconnect; all you need to bring are your memories and perhaps a camera.

Click on your reunion on the above tab to find out more information about your particular class reunion. Each page includes a list of "lost" alumni from your class (with a link to the "found alumni form" so that you can help us locate them), as well as a listing of members of your class who are deceased.

Alumni who were not members of one of these classes but still wish to attend are welcome.

10-Year Reunion, Class of 2003

Homecoming 2013 marks the 10-year reunion for the George Fox University class of 2003, and Alumni Relations is excited to welcome you back to campus for this special occasion! We hope that you will come home to your alma mater to celebrate this milestone reunion.

The class of 2003 will have a special brunch gathering on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 10:30 a.m. in the Stevens Center. This time will give you the opportunity to reconnect with your classmates, catch up on lost time, and reminisce about your student days at Fox. The reunion will include brunch and a specific place for you and your classmates to gather. We will also take a group photograph of your class. Pre-registration is requested. 

If you would like to serve on the Reunion Committee for your class, contact Alumni Relations at 503.554.2134 or alumni@georgefox.edu.

In addition to your reunion and all the other Homecoming weekend activities, all members of your class who attend the Alumni Awards Celebration Banquet on Saturday, Oct. 26, will be seated together.


Currently the following members of the Class of 2003 are lost, and we do not have any contact information for them. Do you know where any of these lost alums are? Help us keep in touch with your classmates by completing the found alumni form.

LOST ALUMNI FROM THE CLASS OF 2003

Yoshi Aoki
Mary Austin
Sara Beachy
Jacob Bell
Beulah BernardoDeJesus
Kelly Bidema
Lori Bigler
Kirsten Blikstad
Kevin Burnside
Cory Combs
Marisa Cook
Joaquin Corral
Andrew Cummins
RuthAnn (De) DeYoung
Rachel Denning
Heather Dixon
Lynette Domench

Douglas Dovenbarger
Julia Driggers
Stacie Engstrom
Jeffrey Evans
Shannon Feil
Doug Gaines
Donna Garton
Seth Greiner
Michelle Harlow
Nancy Harrison
Jessica (Fox) Hawney
Tanya Heddens
Brandi Hess
Derric Howard
Megan Jabusch
Beau Jacoby
Sarah Jertberg

Trisha Kane
David Keller
Joyce Kelly
Kwame Kinabo
Lee Kirk
Audrey Koontz
Shannon Latimer
Amber Lindsey
Gregory Lonigan
Michelle Maddux
Elizabeth Marshburn
Tiffany McClure
Megan McCoy
Jennifer McKenzie
Adam McLain
James Mead
David Mickelson

Erik Miles
Brett Miller
Matthew Mintier
Paul Moody
Joel Murray
Megan Nicoloff
Peggy Nydahl
Briana (Jackson) Owens
Heather Parker
Elania (Lilagan) Pfaff
Scott Quinton
Nathan Randleman
Laura (Parmley) Roodhouse
Kristin Roos
Michelle Schwartz
Bryan Selby
James Shufelt 

Jonathan Slack
Michael Smalley
Wesley Smith
Aimee Smith
Joshua Smith
Lynn Soliday
Nicole Stalder
Matthew Stockton
Anne Stover
Gillian (Gould) Summers
Sarah Tittle
Darin Tolls
Joseph Wade
Stephanie Walsh
Rebekah (Harvey) Westmark
Amber Wickstrom
David Williford
Gabriel Wyatt


Know how to contact one or more of these alums? Let us know!

20-Year Reunion, Class of 1993

Homecoming 2013 marks the 20-year reunion for the George Fox University class of 1993, and Alumni Relations is excited to welcome you back to campus for this special occasion! We hope that you will come home to your alma mater to celebrate this milestone reunion.

The class of 1993 will have a special brunch gathering on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 10:30 a.m. in the Stevens Center. This time will give you the opportunity to reconnect with your classmates, catch up on lost time, and reminisce about your student days at Fox. The reunion will include brunch and a specific place for you and your classmates to gather. We will also take a group photograph of your class. Pre-registration is requested. 

If you would like to serve on the Reunion Committee for your class, contact Anna Philipsen in Alumni Relations at 503.554.2131 or aphilipsen@georgefox.edu.

In addition to your reunion and all the other Homecoming weekend activities, all members of your class who attend the Alumni Awards Celebration Banquet on Saturday, Oct. 26, will be seated together.


Currently the following members of the Class of 1993 are lost, and we do not have any contact information for them. Do you know where any of these lost alums are? Help us keep in touch with your classmates by completing the found alumni form.

LOST ALUMNI FROM THE CLASS OF 1993

Michael Allen
Deborah Ash
Todd Aukland
John Avery
Sonja Bagley
Robert Barratt
Michael Barry
Catherine Bartell
Jon Beckman
Susan Bent
Amy Boyd
David Brenes
Lee Briney
Michelle Brogoitti
Troy Buchanan
Stacy Burris
David Burrows
David Capron
Robert Chelgren
Tami Christ 

Changhwa Chung
Ronda Colasuonno
Jean Copley
Rioh'det Corser
Shane Covelli
Chris Covert
Brandon Crosier
Barbara Dauven
Cindy (Winters) Delozier
Bill Dianda
Andrea (Robinson) Dishman
Rebecca (Finch) Donathan
Erica (Wilson) Duch
Michael Edwards
Julie Elkins
Todd Erickson
Cromwell Evely
Satoko Furukawa
Dwight Gilmore
Amie Goerke

Anne Marie Gravening
Alexis Hale
Ryan Halpin
Michelle Halter
Lee Hamilton
Steve Hamming
Donna Harris-Wastradowski
Christy Horita
Neal Hout
Lynette (Johnson) Humbird
Keisha Jackson
Rebecca Johnston
Bonnie Jones
Chandra Jordan
Diane Keller
Ryan Kendall
Jodi (Holcombe) Kerr
Barton King
Jeph Kingery
Karen Lierman

Jack Livengood
Candace Lowe
Laura (Barnes) Marsden
Jeffrey McLennan
John Meuser
Monica (Robles) Myers
Christopher Noon
Tricia (Kirkendall) Owens
Amy (Elliot) Paschane
Fernando Pol
Jose Ramirez
Jeff Rediger
Kristina Roberts
Renae (Jordan) Robertson
Frederic Rodley
Dani Rose
Meghan (Whearty) Ross
Kirk Ruark
Erica (Mortenson) Sargent
Mami (Kubo) Sasaki 

Josh Seat
Steven Seideman
Margaret (Stockhouse) Sherbeck
Francisco Sierra
Kyra (Smith) Smith-Rhoads
Russ Sollars
Melanie (Christian) Stark
Pete Steinke
Noriko Suga
Mari Takita
Wendy Tauriainen
Randal Teddy
April Trees
Bob Utti
Miguel Vallejo
Kathleen (Bonner) Voge
Tesan Warncke
Amy Wishart
Peter Yeung

Know how to contact one or more of these alums? Let us know!

DECEASED ALUMNI FROM THE CLASS OF 1993

Joann Borud
David DeGraw
Steven Edwards

Lloyd Knibbs
Mary Lammersen
Jason Meyer
Debra Mockerman
C.W. Perry
Mary Purdy
James Rasmussen
LeAnn Sanders
Anthia Swanson 

25-Year Reunion, Class of 1988

Homecoming 2013 marks the 25-year reunion for the George Fox University class of 1988, and Alumni Relations is excited to welcome you back to campus for this special occasion! We hope that you will come home to your alma mater to celebrate this milestone reunion.

The class of 1988 will have a special brunch gathering on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 10:30 a.m. in the Stevens Center. This time will give you the opportunity to reconnect with your classmates, catch up on lost time, and reminisce about your student days at Fox. The reunion will include brunch and a specific place for you and your classmates to gather. We will also take a group photograph of your class. Pre-registration is requested. 

If you would like to serve on the Reunion Committee for your class, contact Alumni Relations at 503.554.2134 or alumni@georgefox.edu.

In addition to your reunion and all the other Homecoming weekend activities, all members of your class who attend the Alumni Awards Celebration Banquet on Saturday, Oct. 26, will be seated together.


Currently the following members of the Class of 1988 are lost, and we do not have any contact information for them. Do you know where any of these lost alums are? Help us keep in touch with your classmates by completing the found alumni form.

LOST ALUMNI FROM THE CLASS OF 1988

Dianne (Belz) Bagwell
Peter Banks
Dan Berg
Rose (Knutson) Berg
Mark Biegler
Marcia (Snow) Blackford
Wayne Brown
Tamah Butchart
Allen Camidge
Janet (Jordan) Carlsen
Michael Cederlind
Ann (Westerberg) Chase

Christine (Sanders) Colfax
William Cutshall
Darcee Degner
Shelly Douglas
Timothy Eastman
Douglas Fendall
Kevan Fenderson
Debra Gage
Jerred Gildehaus
Binget Hansen
Thomas Heaton
Shannon (Smith) Heselius

Suzanne (Smith) Hibbert
Tamera Hill
Tracy Holmes
Jennifer Jackson
Farron Jackson
Lori (Schock) Jackson
Jacqueline (Edin) Jones
Reid Kaiser
Jodi Kinart
Todd Kramlich
David Lee
Wanda (Hulbert) Littlefield

Dele Lowrie
Mark Ludwig
Michelle McCall
Douglas McCardle
Ken Meines
Julia (Fields) Mitchell
Jaime Morgan
Dean Munsey
John Newey
Denise Peoples
Dennis Pinheiro
Douglas Pixler
Kim (Glivinski) Potter

Teresa (Gorsline) Robertson
Stanley Ross
Tina Sparks
Sari Spink
Tonia Stanley
Sheila (Bradley) Steel
Mary Stevens
Amber Stockwell
Kenneth Sutton
Marlan Teeters
Samuel Van Meter
Nathan Watkins
Steven Wendell


Know how to contact one or more of these alums? Let us know!

DECEASED ALUMNI FROM THE CLASS OF 1988

Michael Davis
Brian Morse

Daniel Newman
Randy Swigart

 

30-Year Reunion, Class of 1983

Homecoming 2013 marks the 30-year reunion for the George Fox University class of 1983, and Alumni Relations is excited to welcome you back to campus for this special occasion! We hope that you will come home to your alma mater to celebrate this milestone reunion.

The class of 1983 will have a special brunch gathering on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 10:30 a.m. in the Stevens Center. This time will give you the opportunity to reconnect with your classmates, catch up on lost time, and reminisce about your student days at Fox. The reunion will include brunch and a specific place for you and your classmates to gather. We will also take a group photograph of your class. Pre-registration is requested. 

If you would like to serve on the Reunion Committee for your class, contact Alumni Relations at 503.554.2134 or alumni@georgefox.edu.

In addition to your reunion and all the other Homecoming weekend activities, all members of your class who attend the Alumni Awards Celebration Banquet on Saturday, Oct. 26, will be seated together.


Currently the following members of the Class of 1983 are lost, and we do not have any contact information for them. Do you know where any of these lost alums are? Help us keep in touch with your classmates by completing the found alumni form.

LOST ALUMNI FROM THE CLASS OF 1983

Larry Allbee
Beverly (Banta) Allison
Carma (Reddig) Bartel
Gregg Bowerman
David Brower
Steve Brown
Raymond Bryant
Tony Carson
Corlyn (Orkney) Chambers
James Cheeks
Timothy Clemenson
Jacqueline (Davis) Coleman
Ray Collins

David Conner
Randy Cox
Julie Davis
Shavon Dennis
Mitchell Denniston
Ennis Edmonds
Julie Faber
Sandra (Tuning) Gish
Paula Hall
Becky (Cornell) Hall
Michelle Harris
Laurie (Hadden) Highberger
Larry Holbrook

William Houtman
Laverna (Neitling) Howard
Lena Jessup
Wanda Johnston
Harvey Klapstein
Linda (Nichols) Loeppky
Rod Lowe
Larry Malott
Corliss (Bausley) Martin
Dave Mauermann
Tamyra McNew
Donald Michael
Samuel (Mitsumori) Mitsumori

Martha (Mitsumori) Mitsumori
Earle (Morgan Jr) Morgan
Christie (Morgan-Clark) Morgan-Clark
Maggie Neuschwanger
Beth Nixon
Keith Nottage
Lucy (Powell) O'Hara
Brenda (Root) Paxton
Deena (Dotson) Pearson
Colleen (Wafer) Post
Gregory Rice
Harla (Pero) Rossi
Debbie Roth 

Nancy Salmon
Billy Sexton
Lisa (Langston) Sherman
Karen (Russell) Shinn
Rick Shubert
Laurie (Hartley) Shuholm
Anita (Leazer) Sleigh
Deborah (Spicer) Smith
Karen Smith
Michele Virell
Fredrick Voigtel
Trevor Whitcomb
Jacqueline Williams

Know how to contact one or more of these alums? Let us know!

DECEASED ALUMNI FROM THE CLASS OF 1983

J. Davis
Tara (Seipp) Falcon

Curtis Flood
Donald Green
Michael Lemont
Don McStroul
Jerry Shults 

40-Year Reunion, Class of 1973

Homecoming 2013 marks the 40-year reunion for the George Fox University class of 1973, and Alumni Relations is excited to welcome you back to campus for this special occasion! We hope that you will come home to your alma mater to celebrate this milestone reunion.

The class of 1973 will have a special brunch gathering on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 10:30 a.m. in the Stevens Center. This time will give you the opportunity to reconnect with your classmates, catch up on lost time, and reminisce about your student days at Fox. The reunion will include brunch and a specific place for you and your classmates to gather. We will also take a group photograph of your class. Pre-registration is requested. 

If you would like to serve on the Reunion Committee for your class, contact Alumni Relations at 503.554.2134 or alumni@georgefox.edu.

In addition to your reunion and all the other Homecoming weekend activities, all members of your class who attend the Alumni Awards Celebration Banquet on Saturday, Oct. 26, will be seated together.


Currently the following members of the Class of 1973 are lost, and we do not have any contact information for them. Do you know where any of these lost alums are? Help us keep in touch with your classmates by completing the found alumni form.

LOST ALUMNI FROM THE CLASS OF 1973

Ken Blake
Sharon (Runyon) Brown
Neil Case
Robert Conover
Susan (Casteel) Edmonds
Don Farnham
Dan Fendall

Ed Fields
Barbara (Shirley) Fields
Patricia (Kubicek) Flesher
William Fox
Douglas Goldsmith
Dale Harrison
Kathleen (Axtell) Hayward
Larry Hill

Katherine (Dyke) Hughes
Mary (Smith) Keizur
Eugene Kolding
Sandi (McCullough) Long
Janice Mardock
Arlette McGrigg
Elizabeth (Hilfiker) McIntosh
Mark Moore

David Morgan
Teresa Palmer
Shirley (Miller) Parks
Beverly Pauls
Thomas Reams
Daniel Rhodes
Fred Schuerch

Glen Shibuya
Eric Shimabukuro
Allen Solheim

Know how to contact one or more of these alums? Let us know!

DECEASED ALUMNI FROM THE CLASS OF 1973

Joseph Cammack
John MacGregor

Jeni Siefken
Carlton Williams

 

60-Year Reunion, Class of 1953

Homecoming 2013 marks the 60-year reunion for the George Fox University class of 1953, and Alumni Relations is excited to welcome you back to campus for this special occasion! We hope that you will come home to your alma mater to celebrate this milestone reunion.

The class of 1953 will gather together as a part of the Classic Bruins Supper on Friday, Oct. 25, at 5 p.m. in the Cap & Gown Room. This time will give you the opportunity to reconnect with your classmates, catch up on lost time, and reminisce about your student days at Fox. We will also take a group photograph of your class. Pre-registration is requested. 

If you would like to serve on the Reunion Committee for your class, contact Alumni Relations at 503.554.2134 or alumni@georgefox.edu.

In addition to your reunion and all the other Homecoming weekend activities, all members of your class who attend the Alumni Awards Celebration Banquet on Saturday, Oct. 26, will be seated together.


Currently the following members of the Class of 1953 are lost, and we do not have any contact information for them. Do you know where any of these lost alums are? Help us keep in touch with your classmates by completing the found alumni form.

LOST ALUMNI FROM THE CLASS OF 1953

Elmer Isgrigg

Donna (Flaugher) Jensen

Richard Riggs

Jeannette Saucy

Know how to contact one or more of these alums? Let us know!

DECEASED ALUMNI FROM THE CLASS OF 1953

Naomi (Lemmons) Dunn
Alfred Enns
John Fankhauser

Dwight Huss
Maizie (Oberst) Lawrence
Delmer Ransdell
Bonita (Barnes) Richardson
Janet (Hinshaw) Snow
Jack Snow
Marjorie (Larrance) Weesner
Harold Weesner 

70-Year Reunion, Class of 1943

Homecoming 2013 marks the 70-year reunion for the George Fox University class of 1943, and Alumni Relations is excited to welcome you back to campus for this special occasion! We hope that you will come home to your alma mater to celebrate this milestone reunion.

The class of 1943 will gather together as a part of the Classic Bruins Supper on Friday, Oct. 25, at 5 p.m. in the Cap & Gown Room. This time will give you the opportunity to reconnect with your classmates, catch up on lost time, and reminisce about your student days at Fox. We will also take a group photograph of your class. Pre-registration is requested. 

If you would like to serve on the Reunion Committee for your class, contact Alumni Relations at 503.554.2134 or alumni@georgefox.edu.

In addition to your reunion and all the other Homecoming weekend activities, all members of your class who attend the Alumni Awards Celebration Banquet on Saturday, Oct. 26, will be seated together.


Currently the following members of the Class of 1943 are lost, and we do not have any contact information for them. Do you know where any of these lost alums are? Help us keep in touch with your classmates by completing the found alumni form.

LOST ALUMNI FROM THE CLASS OF 1943

Beverly Lambert

 

Know how to contact one or more of these alums? Let us know!

DECEASED ALUMNI FROM THE CLASS OF 1943

George Bales
Ralph Chapman
Jean Chase

Marion Doble
Earl Geil
Clyde Hadlock
Harold Hewitt
Jim Kyle
Vera Larson
Robert Ralphs
Eugene Rogers
George Smith
Dorwin Smith
James Spirup
James Webb

75-Year Reunion, Class of 1938

Homecoming 2013 marks the 75-year reunion for the George Fox University class of 1938, and Alumni Relations is excited to welcome you back to campus for this special occasion! We hope that you will come home to your alma mater to celebrate this milestone reunion.

The class of 1938 will gather together as a part of the Classic Bruins Supper on Friday, Oct. 25, at 5 p.m. in the Cap & Gown Room. This time will give you the opportunity to reconnect with your classmates, catch up on lost time, and reminisce about your student days at Fox. We will also take a group photograph of your class. Pre-registration is requested. 

If you would like to serve on the Reunion Committee for your class, contact Alumni Relations at 503.554.2134 or alumni@georgefox.edu.

In addition to your reunion and all the other Homecoming weekend activities, all members of your class who attend the Alumni Awards Celebration Banquet on Saturday, Oct. 26, will be seated together.


Currently the following members of the Class of 1938 are lost, and we do not have any contact information for them. Do you know where any of these lost alums are? Help us keep in touch with your classmates by completing the found alumni form.

LOST ALUMNI FROM THE CLASS OF 1938

Margaret (Fitzpatrick) Dawes
Dick Wilcox

 

Know how to contact one or more of these alums? Let us know!

DECEASED ALUMNI FROM THE CLASS OF 1938

Louis Coffin
Glenn Everest
Ailene (Reed) Evereset
Chauncey Gettman
Elwood Grimes

Corilda (Stewart) Grover
Terrance Gulley
Emma Hogue
Arney Houser
Janet Jack
Constance (Lewis) Larson
Marjorie (Miller) Macy
Dorothy (Choate) Morse
Marjorie/Peggy (Otis) Newkirk
Gertrude (Sandoz) Pairan 

Elmer Richards
Dorothy (Martin) Roberts
John Roberts
Grace Roberts
Wayne (Symons) Tate

2013 Alumni Award Recipients

The George Fox University Alumni Association annually presents five Honored Alumni Awards to alumni who have distinguished themselves after graduating from the university. Click here to read more about the Honored Alumni Awards. 

Outstanding Recent Alumnus - John C. Davis '05

DavisJohn Davis is a fourth-generation Oregonian, a native of Clackamas and Washington counties, a husband, a father, and a business and real estate attorney. He also serves his community as a state representative (District 26) in the Oregon State House of Representatives, taking office in November of 2012.

In his practice, at McEwen Gisvold LLP, John assists entrepreneurs, nonprofits and businesses in complex and multi-state transactions involving business law, finance, real estate and estate planning. He represents entrepreneurs, lenders, buyers, sellers, nonprofit organizations, landlords and tenants. He maintains a commitment to pro bono legal services, serving both individuals in need and nonprofits.

In law school, John clerked for the Willamette University General Counsel’s Office and assisted various scholars in editing legal texts. He graduated first in his law school class and was valedictorian. In addition, John created the Northwest Small Business Law Blog, which tracked business-related legal decisions and articles relevant to Oregon and Washington businesses. He was also the founding president of a nonprofit organization, Emerging Leaders of Oregon, which he is still involved with, and works with Young Life. Previously, when attending West Linn High School, he served as an Oregon vice president for Future Business Leaders of America and ran a successful computer consulting firm, which he owned and operated until entering law school.

John graduated summa cum laude from George Fox University in 2005, then dedicated a year of service through the AmeriCorp VISTA program, where he served as programs director for a community nonprofit. John’s wife, Sarah (Boehr), is a 2004 George Fox graduate and works as a nurse in the pediatric intensive care unit at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. He enjoys playing golf and tennis, being involved with Grace Chapel in Wilsonville, traveling, reading and, last but not least, finding great joy in joining Sarah to raise their 15-month-old son.

Outstanding Alumnus - William Schniedewind '84

SchniedewindWilliam Schniedewind is a professor of biblical studies at UCLA, serves as the chair of the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, and holds the Kershaw Endowed Chair of Ancient Eastern Mediterranean Studies. He received a BA in religion from George Fox University (1984), an MA in historical geography from Jerusalem University College, and a PhD in Bible and Ancient Near East from Brandeis University (1992). He has been a visiting scholar at the Hebrew University and a research fellow at the Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem. He is the author of five books, including How the Bible Became a Book (Cambridge University Press, 1994), which has been translated into seven languages. He is married with two daughters.




Heritage Award - Dale Rinard '67

RinardDale Rinard graduated from George Fox University in 1967 with a degree in business and economics. Following his graduation he and his wife Nancy (Newlin) Rinard (GFU67) moved to Reedley, Calif., where Dale served his alternative service as a psychiatric aide in a private psychiatric hospital owned by the Mennonites. After completing his alternate service obligation, God clearly directed Dale into the path of executive leadership of psychiatric hospitals, which included administering clinics, addiction treatment programs and community mental health centers in California and Arizona. While in California, he earned his master’s degree in public administration from Golden Gate University.

Notable achievements include implementing progressive mental health services in several California counties, a national award-winning mobile crisis intervention service, a turnaround executive for a California psychiatric hospital in financial trouble, opening a new psychiatric hospital in Arizona, and serving as chief executive officer. His last 17 years as president and CEO for TERROS Behavioral Health Services in Phoenix saw Dale rescue this nonprofit corporation out of financial ruin in 1995, when he grew the organization from no cash in the bank, 110 employees and a $4 million budget to $9 million in cash, 450 employees and a $35 million budget, making it one of the largest behavioral health organizations in Phoenix. During this time his visionary leadership included the creation of two new specialty behavioral health nonprofit corporations. He also served as board chair during the first few years of their successful development and ongoing operation.

His retirement left all three organizations in strong financial condition and with outstanding reputations. Special recognition was given to him on his retirement by the National Council for Community Behavioral Health as Visionary Leader and recognized at the 2012 national conference in Chicago in front of his national colleagues. His community involvement included serving on six nonprofit community organization boards of directors and often carrying leadership roles, including board chair. His church work included more than 30 years of service on two different church boards and serving in such roles as treasurer and finance committee chair. He participated in several mission trips to Mexico, Bahamas and Costa Rica. He also served as a board member of an international mission organization. He and his wife are retired and living in San Diego near their daughter, son, their spouses and two grandchildren.

Christian Service Award - Fred VanGorkom '79

VanGorkomStarting in July 1983, one month after graduation, Fred was sent by Christian Veterinary Mission to communist Ethiopia, to work with the Somali Returning Refugee project of the League of Red Cross Society. God preserved him while being shot at, run off a road over a cliff and doing secret discipleship Bible studies. After the first six months, they asked him to be in charge of the whole project, with a budget more than $1 million.

In 1985 Baptist Mission of Ethiopia asked him to cover for the furlough of their veterinarian. In 1986, newly weds Fred and Vicki returned to serve the next 16 years with SIM mission in southwestern Ethiopia, in the remote bush as pioneer veterinary church planters among nine tribes of semi-nomadic people. Living in primitive conditions, they raised their four children, planted fruit trees and forages, tested drought-tolerant crops, trained Community Animal Health Workers at the vet clinic, and improved the veterinary infrastructure with things like solar-vaccination refrigerators. Fred used Jersey cattle to improve milk production and built roads and schools. He worked with surrounding communities to construct more than 60 ponds, hand-dug wells and protected springs.

But as he trained people to correctly treat the animals for their own people, his passion grew for church planting. Fred partnered with courageous Ethiopian evangelists, men and women who were literally laying down their lives for the Gospel — and had the privilege of watching the Living God move whole cultures from darkness to light; from war, wife-beating, and child sacrifice to loving, peace, health, and harmony. Through it all, the Lord’s inexplicable peace and almighty power mercifully held them fast. Regardless of the challenges, God planted his church in every tribe!

Currently, Fred is at the CVM Headquarters in Seattle working as the Africa Regional Director, overseeing long- and short-term missions in Africa. He recruits, trains and places individuals in Africa and mentors other veterinary missionaries. Someday, God willing, the VanGorkoms would love to return to Africa.

Seminary Alumnus of the Year - Matthew Thomas MDiv '82

ThomasSince he first began his life in ministry, Matthew has had many significant accomplishments, including developing the global ministry mission, vision and strategy currently employed by the Free Methodist Church USA. He also organized the first fully accredited Free Methodist Seminary in a creative-access country, directed the formation on Asia Pacific Free Methodist Missions Association (APFMMA) in 1992 that now serves as the second-largest missions sending agency in the global Free Methodist Church, and produced constitutions for the governance of Free Methodist ministries and parachurch organizations in four countries.

In addition, Matthew inaugurated the annual conferences of missions origin in Myanmar, Cambodia, China and Nepal, and launched the following programs in the FMCSUA: a fully organized abolition organization; a fully collaborative global partnership program that includes more than a dozen organizations; and a self-guided development program that contributes to the growth and health of church leadership. Also, since he was elected as bishop in 2007, the FMCUSA has increased in its number of churches, fellowships and church plants from 959 to 1154. Global FMC membership has grown from 700,000 to more than 1 million.

Matthew has also written numerous articles for publication in the Discipleship Journal, Light and Life Magazine, Eternity magazine, Asia Christian Journal, Wesleyan Advocate, Kardia and other general and academic circulars, journals, and periodicals. He has also been a frequent conference and seminar presenter on the topic of church growth, evangelism and church planting and leadership development around the world. He also worked as an adjunct professor at Western Evangelical Seminary in 1980 and currently serves as an adjunct professor at Seattle Pacific Seminary.

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