A look back at four years of growth

By Tracy Berg, Class of 2013

We were standing in the middle of the gym during halftime of the basketball game. I had my tiara on and was grinning nervously at the crowd. Next to me was the freshman homecoming prince, and past him was the rest of the court. I remember very clearly watching the senior homecoming king and queen get crowned, and thinking to myself, “Wow, seniors in college – I won’t ever be that old!” Wishful thinking that most of us do at one point or another in our lives, I suppose.
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Barbi Doran’s most memorable phone calls

By Heather DeRosa, Class of 2014
Photos by Shekinah Davis, Class of 2015

Sit anywhere in the Stevens Center and you will be able to hear a calming voice relentlessly answering the phone saying, “George Fox University,” and then proceeding to direct the caller to the right place.

Barbi Doran, information services coordinator and switchboard operator extraordinaire, is that calming voice. While she gets a never-ending supply of phone calls each day, she manages to answer the phone in the typical cheerful Barbi fashion every time.
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A Journey to a Jewish Synagogue

By Heather DeRosa, Class of 2014

The best part about college, among many other fabulous things, is the chance to get out of my comfort zone and dive right into new cultures and experiences. The latest opportunity to escape my comfort zone was to attend a service at a Jewish synagogue.
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My Be Known Experience

By Tracy Berg, Class of 2013

Very few universities connect students with faculty like George Fox does. I’ve had insightful late-night conversations with professors, and even been invited over for Thanksgiving when I didn’t have anywhere else to go. Recently, I was shown once again just how committed the faculty at George Fox is to meeting students where they’re at.
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Where can ASC Funding take you? All the way to San Francisco

Heather (second from left) and members of the Crescent staff enjoy the sights in San Francisco.
By Heather DeRosa, Class of 2014

Big things are happening for the George Fox Crescent. We recently launched our own website, gfucrescent.com, back in January, and even more recently got the chance to head to the Association of Collegiate Press Mid-Winter conference in San Francisco to learn about the latest things happening in the field of journalism.
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Spring Retreat 2013: Zip lines, huge swings and worship

Shekinah (center) with Asher Seevinck (left) and Dave Wilton (right) from Loud Harp, a Christian band that performed at the retreat.
By Shekinah Davis, Class of 2015

This spring retreat was held at Trout Creek Bible Camp in Corbett, Oregon. We arrived around 7 p.m. on Friday night and were greeted by a beautiful starry sky and tall pine tress all around. I went up with a small group of four friends and we arrived before everyone else.
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Alumna, student collaborate on poetry book

By Heather DeRosa, Class of 2014

Junior Erin Kays, a double major in studio art and graphic design, got the opportunity some artists only dream of this past summer – she became a published illustrator. And not just any published illustrator, but the illustrator for alumna Sarah Katreen Hoggatt’s book of poetry titled In The Wild Places. Hoggatt graduated from George Fox Evangelical Seminary with a master’s degree in 2006 and finished a certificate in spiritual formation and discipleship in 2007.
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