Comings and Goings

Andrea Abernathy joins the university this month as a reference librarian in the Murdock Learning Resource Center. She recently moved to Oregon from Alabama, where she worked as a librarian and assistant professor of library resources (2014-present) and as a librarian and instructor (2010-14) at Judson College. Previously, she worked as a seventh-grade language arts teacher at Montevallo Middle School in Montevallo, Alabama, from 2005 to 2008. At Judson, Andrea was instrumental in promoting literacy in Marion, Alabama, through the Little Free Libraries program, helping establish two free libraries in areas of the city in need. She earned a Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of Alabama in 2009 and holds a bachelor’s degree in English language arts from the University of Montevallo (2003). Andrea lives in McMinnville and is in search of a church home.

George Fox alumna Alexandra Weatherford has joined the School of Social Work as an administrative assistant this month. For the past year, she worked as a substitute teacher in the Central Kitsap School District in Silverdale, Washington, while also spending the latter part of 2016 working as a teacher assistant at Chapel Hill Preschool in Gig Harbor, Washington. Alexandra earned a bachelor’s degree in interior design and fashion merchandising from George Fox in 2015 and worked in the university’s advancement office in 2014 and 2015 as a phonathon supervisor. She lives in Hubbard with her husband Justin, a 2014 George Fox mechanical engineering alumnus, and their two dogs, Tucker and Winston. The Weatherfords attend Zion Mennonite Church.

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