George Fox added its 14th intercollegiate sport — and its first new sport in 10 years — with the addition of a women’s golf program that tees off this fall.
MaryJo McCloskey (right) will serve as head coach after leading the Lewis & Clark College women’s golf program for eight years. Under her direction, the Pioneers placed second in the Northwest Conference Championships each of the past three years.
The Bruins will play a fall and spring schedule and compete in the Northwest Conference as a member of NCAA Division III. The program received a $4,000 donation from Wilsonville pro golfer Brian Henninger to help offset start-up costs. George Fox’s home course will be the Chehalem Glenn Golf Course in Newberg.
As an encore to 2005, George Fox again gained regional and national recognition for its marketing materials.
The university’s Office of Marketing and Communications earned six medals — two golds, a silver, and three bronzes — in the national Council for Advancement and Support of Education’s (CASE) Circle of Excellence competition. That came after George Fox scored eight regional awards — including a grand gold at the CASE District VIII contest in February.
George Fox’s recruitment package also earned “Best of Show” designation in a national contest conducted by Admissions Marketing Report. The university is one of only 16 schools to receive the honor in a competition that drew 2,200 entries from more than 1,000 colleges, universities, and secondary schools.
Last year, George Fox earned 12 regional CASE awards — including “Best of Show” — and won two silvers and three bronzes at CASE nationals.
Darrick Pope plans a career in biochemistry research. David Rueter wants to be a test pilot. Kelsey Tresemer plans to research energy production, particularly fusion reactors.
A gift from the Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium is helping these graduated seniors pursue their dreams. The students each received a $1,333 scholarship from the consortium, which awards funds to Oregon students earning a bachelor’s degree in a science, technology, engineering, or math discipline. This year, 20 such students, selected from a pool of 18 member schools, were awarded scholarships.
Friend of the family
Dr. Miles Edwards, the greatgrandson of university founder Jesse Edwards, died March 23 after a battle with cancer. Edwards, 76, was a member of the board of trustees and lectured regularly in science and seminary classes. He and his family donated nearly $3 million to the university for faculty development, scholarships, the Edwards-Holman Science Center, and the Jesse Edwards House, home of the university president. A lung doctor at Oregon Health & Science University for 40 years, Edwards spent another decade as a semi-retired ethicist.