Be Known Student Profile: Jen Burke

Get to know senior elementary education major and lacrosse player Jen Burke – our Be Known student profile of the week!

– Hometown: Oregon City, Oregon⁠
– Dream Job: Elementary school teacher⁠
– Fun Fact: I am insanely afraid of worms. ⁠

Q: Why lacrosse? ⁠
A: I started playing lacrosse in middle school when a soccer teammate told me I should try it with her. I love it because it is such a fast-paced sport and I feel like there are always new things to learn. Lacrosse is just beginning to grow on the West Coast and I love to be a part of something new and challenging. I also love it because of how fun yet hard working my teammates and coaches are. ⁠

Read More

Alumna Kirsten Johnson finds her creative voice as head of her own agency

There was a time Kirsten Johnson doubted herself – a time she didn’t think she had what it took to succeed in the art world. “One of my art professors [at George Fox] sat me down and encouraged me to teach in the art space, to step into my talent and to try the scary, hard things. My initial reaction was, ‘I’m not smart enough. I’m just an art major,’” she recalls

The beautiful irony is this: Coaching clients and her team on how to execute an artistic concept is now a fundamental part of Johnson’s job as creative director of the Reverie Creative Agency, a business she founded. The Amity, Oregon-based company specializes in luxury marketing, design and branding services that range from printed goods, logo design, remodels and installations to full-service online marketing strategies like video production, professional photography, email marketing, website design, and social media management. 

Read More

Career Success Story: Lilie de la Motte

What can you do with a computer science degree from George Fox? Senior Lilie de la Motte got a job offer from Nike months before graduation! She’ll work as a software engineer, doing front-end development on Nike.com. 

“I am really excited!” she says. “I wouldn’t want to be doing anything else.”

Lilie’s success didn’t come by accident – there was a lot of hard work and planning. During her freshmen year, she connected with the university’s IDEA Center to create a 4:3 Plan. 

Read More

A Welcome Weekend to Remember

At George Fox, we love rolling out the red carpet for new students! It’s our way of welcoming you to the George Fox family. That’s why each year, we go all out for Welcome Weekend. Take a look!

Right when you arrive on campus, a welcoming committee gathers around your car and gets you moved into your room within minutes. Then, it’s time to meet everyone in your dorm and explore campus. Welcome home!

Read More

Tour the Hadlock Student Center

Healthy body, healthy mind. At the Hadlock Student Center, our beautiful new 48,000-square-foot fitness facility, we help George Fox students “find their fit” with a variety of activities like…

Rock climbing! This indoor climbing facility features five roped lines on a 40-foot wall in addition to 1,000 square feet of bouldering space.
Read More

DPT Students Serve in Uganda

What a blessing it is to serve! This summer a group of nine George Fox Doctor of Physical Therapy students and three faculty/alumni leaders traveled to Uganda, treating hundreds with injuries and disabilities.

It’s the sixth year the DPT team has made this trip and the results have been life-changing: Children who were once wheelchair-bound can now walk. Adults with painful injuries from years of hard work receive relief. And the George Fox students who take part in this experience grow exponentially as clinicians and service-minded leaders. 

Jaymee shares a laugh with Samaia at a home for children with disabilities. Samaia loves to get out of her wheelchair and walk – a huge benefit to her overall health and happiness. 
Read More

Be Known on a Billboard

We can’t promise every student will be featured on a billboard, but we can promise every George Fox student will Be Known – personally, academically and spiritually. 

Recently we caught up with one of the stars of our latest billboard campaign – senior psychology major Justine Reid – to find out how she has experienced the Be Known promise. See her answers below!

Read More

Internship Spotlight: Kevin Tshilombo

UPDATE: In September, Kevin accepted a job offer from Microsoft, months before graduation!⁠

He’ll start this summer as a product marketing manager at the Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Washington. Read below about his internship last summer that turned into a full-time job!

*******************************

Recently we caught up with senior management and marketing major Kevin Tshilombo to learn more about his internship with Microsoft! 

Q: What are you doing for Microsoft this summer?

A: This summer I am a product marketing manager intern on the Web Operations Team under the Microsoft 356 & Security Group. I am working on improving their mobile strategy across their products.office.com domain in hopes of improving user experience. There will be several tests done to see if our key metrics determine positive change in user experience based on my project. 

Read More

IDEA Center Job & Internship Fair 2019


On Tuesday, Feb. 19, George Fox University’s IDEA Center will host its third annual Job & Internship Fair. The fair is an opportunity for students to network with employers and recruiters in the greater Portland area, as representatives from multiple industries – ranging from business to English to youth ministry – visit the university’s Newberg campus.

Read More

Paul Chamberlain: Professor Embraces the Lessons that Can Be Learned Abroad




By Anna Dirkse

When I first walked into Paul Chamberlain’s office three years ago, I was struck by the abundance of souvenirs on the bookshelves that line the walls. They’re filled with everything from miniature Moroccan “tagine” dishes to ornate Tibetan prayer scrolls to a Hard Rock Café glass from Sydney, Australia. Mixed among the old chemistry textbooks from Paul’s years of teaching are dozens of Lonely Planet travel guides from cities and countries all over the world. On the wall are pictures of sunburned, beaming students on white sand beaches, as well as old photos of George Fox science faculty. Read More