George Fox Auxiliary hosts luncheons around theme ‘Alumni Serving in the World’

January 5th, 2018

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Series of events begins Jan. 12 with Lon Fendall speaking about the politics of Mark Hatfield

NEWBERG, Ore. – The George Fox Auxiliary invites the Newberg community to a series of luncheons in the coming months featuring the theme “George Fox Alumni Serving in the World.” Each session will feature a special speaker discussing the topic, with meetings set to be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. in George Fox University’s Canyon Commons dining hall.

The series, which began in the fall, continues on Friday, Jan. 12, when guest Lon Fendall, an associate professor emeritus of history and political science, will discuss Mark Hatfield and his work in politics. Fendall formerly worked as an assistant to Hatfield, a two-term Oregon governor and a U.S. senator for 30 years who, after retiring from politics, taught classes at George Fox from the mid-1990s to the mid-2000s.

Later this spring, on Friday, March 2, the auxiliary will host Jon and Marita Bishop, two 1967 George Fox graduates who have spent 40 years doing medial missions work all over the world. They are currently training family practice physicians in Afghanistan.

Finally, on Wednesday, May 2, professional musician Wendy Clark Goodwin, a 2000 George Fox alumna, will speak about her experiences.

The cost to attend is $10 per person, and payment may be made at the door. Reservations are preferred and can by arranged by calling Judy Woolsey at 971-832-1505.

George Fox University is ranked by Forbes among the top Christian universities in the country and is a Christian college classified by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Regional University.” Money magazine ranked it the No. 1 school in Oregon in its 2017-18 “Best Colleges for Your Money” list. More than 4,000 students attend classes on the university’s campus in Newberg, Ore., and at teaching centers in Portland, Salem and Redmond, Ore. George Fox offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 40 majors, degree-completion programs for working adults, six seminary degrees, and 13 master’s and doctoral degrees.


Dwight Kimberly

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