All-American: George Fox is one of 50 colleges featured in the inaugural issue of The Intercollegiate Studies Institute Guide to All-American Colleges.
Other colleges designated in the guide include the University of Chicago, Princeton University, Gordon College, Pepperdine University, and Whitman College.
The guide provides in-depth profiles of colleges with "programs that connect in a special way with the core values of the American founding and the vibrant intellectual traditions of the West - schools and programs that are, in fact, often transformative." The college profiles are based on interviews with students, faculty, and administrators.
According to the guide, "If you are an evangelical Christian looking for a firstclass education, or a Quaker or Mennonite uncomfortable with the theological modernism some of your church mates take for granted, take a good look at George Fox University. It is an inspiring place."
Best in the West: For the third consecutive year, The Princeton Review honored the university as a "Best in the West" school. It is one of 123 colleges and universities listed from 16 Western states. The Princeton Review rankings consider academics, quality of life, admissions selectivity, and financial aid. George Fox students were invited to voice their opinions about each category in an online survey hosted by the magazine.
Best Buy: The university placed 19th in its category in the latest ranking of "America’s Best Colleges" by U.S. News & World Report magazine, continuing in the top tier of the "Best Universities - Master’s" west region category. George Fox also ranked ninth for value in the "Great schools, great prices" listing. "The higher the quality of the program and the lower the cost, the better the deal," says the magazine.
The university’s third annual Selah conference, a one-day seminar for women, drew 550 women, including 90 undergraduate students, to campus in September. Keynote speaker Lori Salierno (right) of Celebrate Life International encouraged women to model integrity and faithfulness in a way that inspires others to follow God. Alumna Olivia Pothoff led worship, and radio host Georgene Rice emceed the event.
"Many lives have been touched as a result of the Selah ministry," says Sheri Philips, executive director of university relations. "Next year, we will continue the journey by looking at how God brings restoration and victory out of the wounds in our lives."
Nearly 60 parents, community members, friends of the university, alumni, and employees turned out for the first George Fox Motorcycle Rally in August. The event drew riders from as far away as Anaheim, Calif., and Caldwell, Idaho. Participants chose between two routes - a 120-mile ride to the Oregon coast and back or an 80-mile trek through the hills and vineyards of Yamhill County.