The undergraduate admissions office welcomes Rachel Gerig to serve as an admissions counselor. She arrives from Whitworth University, where she was a resident assistant the past two years. Prior to that, she served as a student ambassador for Whitworth’s institutional advancement office during the summer of 2013 and was a dorm representative during her sophomore year at the school (2012-13). Rachel graduated this spring with a bachelor’s degree in speech communications. She lives in Newberg and is seeking out a church home.
The university welcomes Jamison Loop as an admissions counselor in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. An alumnus of George Fox, from which he earned a bachelor’s degree in social work in 2009, he arrives from Germany, where he has worked the past three years as a guidance counselor at the Black Forest Academy in the city of Kandern. In the two years prior to his assignment in Europe, Jamison worked for a year and a half as a community support coordinator with Catholic Community Services of Western Washington, as part of a team that specialized in supporting children with high-need mental health difficulties. He lives in Sherwood with his wife Jennifer, and they are expecting a baby boy in mid-August. They plan to attend Colossae Church.
Kaitlyn Ragan joined the university in July to serve as office coordinator for the IDEA Center. Since February, she has worked as a skills trainer at Trillium Family Services in Portland, working with children who require inpatient mental health treatment. In the two years prior to that, she was a middle school English teacher in Daegu, South Korea. During that time, Kaitlyn was able to enjoy traveling throughout Asia. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology (youth and family studies) from Corban University in 2011. Kaitlyn lives in West Linn, where she attends Athey Creek Christian Fellowship.
Hannah Stevenson has joined the university as a student accounts specialist at the Portland Center. She has worked the past two years as a purchasing agent for MyBinding.com of Hillsboro, an online book binding equipment vendor. Before that, she spent a year as a microeconomics tutor at Eastern Oregon University, where she also served as a mathematics tutor from 2011 to 2013. Hannah gained office experience as an office assistant with Burns Capital Investment Advisors of Newberg from 2008 to 2010. A native of Newberg, she graduated from Newberg High and went on to Eastern Oregon University, earning a bachelor’s degree in mathematics in 2013. Hannah lives in Beaverton with her husband Brian.
After 17 years of service, John Newberry (Portland Center Building Manager and Events Coordinator) retired from the university on July 1.
Shaundrea Hirengen (Financial Aid) left the university in mid-July when she relocated out of the area with her family.
Brian Snider (Data Analytics) resigned from his position on July 24 to spend more time with his wife and young children, finish his PhD dissertation at Oregon Health & Science University, and prepare for teaching computer science courses this fall as an adjunct instructor at George Fox.
Kimberly Forbes (Financial Affairs) left the university on July 22, saying she plans to retire.
Scott Barnett (Undergraduate Admissions) is leaving the university on Aug. 7 to attend graduate school at San Diego State University, where he plans to pursue a master’s degree.
Tommy Kokinos (Mail Services) left the university as of July 24.