Megan Hoy joined the university this month to work as a graduate admissions counselor for the doctor of psychology, doctor of business administration and doctor of education programs. She has worked the past year as a manager with Make-A-Wish Oregon, coordinating programs statewide to help make children’s wishes a reality. In 2011, she worked in Thailand as an international intern with Remember Nhu, an organization dedicated to preventing the exploitation of children in the sex trade. Prior to that, Megan gained management experience as an operations coordinator for EAN Holdings in Tualatin after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Arizona in 2007. Megan lives in Beaverton and plans to marry Justin Janes in September. She attends Solid Rock Church in downtown Portland.
The university hired Traci Porter as a part-time library assistant II and public services assistant. She has spent the past 15 years committing herself to raising and home-schooling her four children. She and her husband, Rob, also opened their home to foster children for a few years. After earning a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Linfield College in 1995, Traci and her husband attended the Great Commission Bible School in Honduras for 10 months, during which time they lived, learned and served in the beautiful, remote mountain village of Las Mangas. She and her family live in Amity.
Martha Iancu (English Language Institute/School of Education) has retired with the title “faculty emerita” after teaching at George Fox for 24 years. During her tenure, she served as an associate and assistant professor in the English Language Institute (ELI); as ELI director for 19 years; and as interim chair of the Department of Communication Arts for one semester. She was also a Fulbright Scholar in Romania in 1992-93. Martha looks forward to a relaxed pace of life and spending more time with her family.
Larry Shelton (Seminary) retired from George Fox after working at the seminary for 19 years. He was most recently the Richard B. Parker Professor of Wesleyan Theology. His titles before that included chair of the Graduate Department of Ministry (1997-99) and vice president of academic affairs and dean of the faculty at Western Evangelical Seminary (1994-96). Before that, Larry also held positions at Regent College, Fuller Theological Seminary, Seattle Pacific, John Wesley College, North Carolina A&T State University and Azusa Pacific. In all, Larry devoted 45 years of his life to theological education.
The following faculty members will not return to the university in the fall in order to pursue other opportunities: Steve Song (Education), Kristin Dixon (Education), Raelene Fendall (Education), Ken McChesney (Education), Robert Nava (Education), Patrick Ray (Engineering), Betty Jean Cordill (Education), Sue Newell (Social Work), Bob Ellis (Business) and Joanne Gray (Education/Boise).
Brenda Burg (Academic Affairs) is leaving George Fox after 13 years of service. Her last day will be May 30. She is teaming up with a partner to open a bakery in Newberg this fall.