Comings and Goings

Monday, December 10th, 2018

Aimee Frazier (ADP Admissions) has left the university.

About Our People

Monday, December 10th, 2018

Guadalupe McCall’s (English) book, All the Stars Denied, landed on the “2018 Best Multicultural Children’s Books” list created by the Center for the Study of Multicultural Children’s Literature. In it, Guadalupe tackles the hidden history of the United States and its first mass deportation event that swept up hundreds of thousands of Mexican American citizens during the Great Depression.

David Rawson (College of Business) recently published his book, Prelude to Genocide: Arusha, Rwanda, and the Failure of Diplomacy. Rawson, a former U.S. ambassador to Rwanda, was an active participant in the peace talks in the early 1990s and gathered his own materials from those years for the benefit of future historians. David will present his collection of primary sources from the Rwandan genocide, civil war and peace talks on Tuesday, Jan. 15, from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Special Collections Room on the second floor of the Murdock Library.

Justine Haigh (College of Business) made a presentation, “An entrepreneurial training model for a workplace that is becoming increasingly neurodiverse,” at the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs’ Region 7 Fall Conference in Hawaii in October.

Annette Nemetz (College of Business) presented “Chinese Entrepreneurship and Cross Cultural Management: An innovative summer program developed to engage Chinese students in learning the fundamentals of entrepreneurship, innovation and cross-cultural management” at the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs’ Region 7 Fall Conference in Hawaii in October. She also had a paper, “Methods for Teaching Ethics and CSR,” presented at the Marketing Management Association’s Fall Educators Conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico in September. Annette also recently returned from Chongqing, China, where she was a visiting scholar at Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications. While in China, she presented “The Global Strategic Imperative of Sustainable Development Thinking for Business Model Planning” at the Entrepreneurship Industry Conference: Xi’an International Innovation Ecosystem Forum, in Xi’an, China.

Chengping Zhang (College of Business) presented “Equipping Students with Advanced Excel Skills in the Classroom – Building Flexible, Robust, and Self-Adaptive Financial Models” at the Financial Education Association’s annual conference this fall.

Jim Steele (College of Business) presented “Navigating the New China” at the Northwest HR Management Association’s fall conference in Portland in October.

Sarah Southworth (College of Business) had a journal article, “U.S. consumers’ perception of Asian brands’ cultural authenticity and its impact on perceived quality, trust, and patronage intention,” published in the most recent edition of the Journal of International Consumer Marketing.

Paul Shelton (College of Business) made a presentation, “Virtual teams and cohorts: Group potency in virtual teams,” at the Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Research Conference last summer in Grenada, Spain.

Jennie Harrop (DPS), Rae Casey (DPS), Carol Hutchinson (DPS) and Michelle Shelton (DPS) offered a discussion, titled “Ensuring Excellence: Training, Mentoring, & Affirming Adjunct Faculty in Degree Completion Programs,” at the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) 2018 International Conference in Cleveland Nov. 13-16. The four discussed the importance of proper training and affirmation of adjunct faculty in order to ensure consistency, rigor and excellence. George Fox’s degree completion team relies on more than 50 adjunct faculty, so the department formed an Adjunct Faculty Management Team in early 2016 that developed a multi-module online training course, systematized regular observations, and launched a mentorship program – all with only a handful of full-time faculty available to help.

Ron Clark (Seminary) presented two papers at the national American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature meeting in Denver Nov. 16-20. The first, “The Lucan Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus: Wondering How to Respond to My Neighbors in Portland, Oregon,” was presented in the “Poverty and the Ancient World” session, while a second, “Sweeping the Strangers and Outsiders in Your City: Luke’s Rich Man, Lazarus, Boundaries, and Houseless Humans in Portland,” was presented in the “Practical Theology” session. In addition, his book Freeing the Oppressed: A Call to Christians Concerning Domestic Abuse – formerly used as a textbook at Portland Seminary – will be translated into Russian in January of 2019 to be used with Russian-speaking advocates, clergy and law enforcement in Portland.

Ed Higgins (English Faculty Emeritus) published a poem, “after solstice,” on the Raw Dog Press site this month. The site began publishing postcard poetry in 1972 and will be including Ed’s piece on postcards. Ed also published a micro-flash piece, “From This Distance,” in the Dec. 3, 2018, online edition of Microfiction Monday Magazine.

Jillian Sokso (Art and Design) is included in a group exhibition, “Stellar Small Prints 2,” curated by Karen Kunc, on view from Dec. 1 through Jan. 26 at Constellation Studios in Lincoln, Nebraska. In addition, she was recently accepted into the 2019-21 “Traveling Member’s Exhibition” of the Southern Graphics Council International, juried by Jane Hammond. That show will travel nationally for three years to 25 venues after debuting at The Gallery at UTA on the campus of The University of Texas Arlington.

The following employees received “shout-outs” from their colleagues at the Nov. 29 all-employee meeting: Cesar Calderon (Plant Services), who recently passed his citizenship test and is now a U.S. citizen; Mike Meek (Athletics), who was commended for his work with supporting student-athletes; Phil Smith (Christian Studies), who recently volunteered his time on a weekend to promote George Fox and give a presentation on apologetics at Canyonville Christian Academy in Canyonville, Oregon; Cheri Hampton (Academic Affairs), who was complimented for being helpful and accessible; Colleen Sump (IDEA Center), who was thanked for consistently lecturing in a Senior Portfolio class; Tiona Cage (Seminary), who has been critical to assisting students integrate into masters programs at the seminary; Kevin Kopple (Athletics), who did an outstanding job with game-day management for a recent nine-team basketball tournament; Cory Hand (Athletics), who has consistently invested in the lives of student-athletes; Dwayne Worden and Dan Van Der Water (Plant Services), who have responded with speed, humor and grace to EHS’s quirky building issues; Mary Imboden (Exercise Science), who has worked tirelessly to develop and implement the “Find Your Fit” program; and Janet Herron (Financial Aid), who was thanked by a parent for taking the time to pray, listen, counsel and work with them.

Birthdays

Monday, December 10th, 2018

Dec. 11          Tatiana Cevallos, Lisa Cleath, Sara Reamy
Dec. 12          John Bates, Isabelle Corneaux
Dec. 13          Jonathan Anderegg, Steve Grant, Marcey Keefer Hutchison, Brett Papineau, Danielle Pappas
Dec. 14          Janelle Olivarez
Dec. 15          Paul Corbett-Furgal, Ben Hartley, Rick Muthiah, Clifford Rosenbohm
Dec. 16          Moses Hooper
Dec. 17          Gary Buhler, Viki Defferding, Joe Thouvenel
Dec. 18          Carol Hutchinson, Stephanie Lopez, Katy Turpen
Dec. 19          Anderson Campbell, Kimberly Hergert, Phil Smith
Dec. 20          Andrea Caldwell, Jennifer Hanks, Unique Page
Dec. 21          Dawn Ford
Dec. 22          Robin Ashford, Jenny Getsinger
Dec. 23          Rodger Bufford, Jenny Vuksich
Dec. 24          Jeong Ahn, Greg Allen
Dec. 25          Abraham Kang
Dec. 26          Jill Beals, Jan Campadore, Michelle Engblom-Deglmann
Dec. 28          Christine Birch, Abigail Hortegas, Carolyn Milburn
Dec. 30          Cris Banton, Lori DeKruyf, Paul L’Esperance, Adam Puckett, Kaitlyn Ragan
Dec. 31          Katie Moon
Jan. 1            Bob Harder
Jan. 3            Robert Simpson, Lenore Stewart
Jan. 4            Brenda Graf, Chris Koch, Dan van der Water
Jan. 5            Biniam Afenegus

Comings and Goings

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

The university welcomes Stephen Wiley to work as a groundskeeper and arborist for plant services. An accomplished arborist and horticulturist with 20-plus years of experience, Stephen most recently worked as a consultant for the Urban Forestry Pathology program based in Silverton, Oregon. That came after he had served as a consultant and educator for Urban Forestry Solutions of Silverton for 21 years (1995 to 2016). In addition, from 1996 to 2010, Stephen was general manager of Classic Arbor Care in Silverton. He is a certified arborist and a member of the Oregon Association of Nurseries. Stephen studied communication and biblical studies at Vennard College in University Park, Iowa, and trained as a jet engine technician at the Community College of the Air Force, graduating top-10 in his class in 1974. He lives in Silverton with his wife Lisa. They have six grown children, seven grandchildren and another grandchild on the way.

 

Movers & Quakers

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

Sarah Reid has transitioned out of her director of affinity marketing job into a new position as an enrollment strategist for the admissions department.

About Our People

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

Sue O’Donnell (Psychology) was coauthor of a paper, “Many Labs 2: Investigating Variation in Replicability Across Sample and Setting,” published in the pre-press online edition of Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science. The paper incorporates the results of a massive replication project in psychology, representing the efforts of 186 researchers from 36 nations and territories to replicate 28 classic and contemporary psychology findings. The paper is the latest of six major replication projects in the social and behavioral sciences published since 2014 – projects done in response to collective concern that the reproducibility of published findings may not be as robust as is assumed.

Jennifer Farland (International Admissions) has been certified as a Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI). The IDI is the only theory-based, developmental, psychometric assessment that measures intercultural competence. Groups and individuals can only take the IDI through a Qualified Administrator.

Michelle Engblom-Deglmann, Lori DeKruyf, Richard Shaw and Keith Dempsey (Graduate School of Counseling) attended and co-presented at the 2018 Western Association of Counselor Education and Supervision Conference in Santa Rosa, California, Nov. 7-11. The title of their presentation was “Addressing Religious Privilege in Counselor Education.” Lori also co-presented with Diana Gruman, a colleague from Western Washington University, on “Supporting Our Next Generation: Innovative Practices in Training School Counseling Supervisors,” as part of the Pre-Conference Learning Institute on Supervision.

Ed Higgins (English Faculty Emeritus) published two pieces, “years later” and “winter’s crop,” in the Nov. 12 issue of the online journal Under the Basho, which features a one-line haiku section.

Dwayne Corbin (Music) led two concerts with the Juneau Symphony Orchestra Nov. 10- 11. The JSO is one of only three non-student orchestras in the state of Alaska and consists of both Juneau residents and West Coast professional musicians. Dwayne was selected to lead the concert from a pool of more than 20 prospective conductors who submitted proposed concerts to the symphony board. The concert featured Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8, Bizet’s Suite from “Carmen,” and violin features by Part and Saint-Saens with soloist Lisa Ibias.

Paul Anderson’s (Christian Studies) essay, “The Social Conscience of The Saint John’s Bible,” was published in The Saint John’s Bible and its Tradition: Illuminating Beauty in the Twenty-First Century. He also organized four October sessions for the Christian forum class at Reedwood Friends Church on dealing with our political divisions and visions of reconciliation and civility leading up to the midterm elections. His own presentation was on “Is the Gospel Dead? Evangelicals in Politically Divided America.”

In addition, Paul presented a paper on “Revelation and Rhetoric in John 9:1-10:21 – Two Dialogical Modes Operative Within the Johannine Narrative” at an international conference, The Gospels and Ancient Literary Criticism Continuing the Debate on Gospel Genre(s), held at Texas Christian University. He also presented a response to Richard Burridge’s 25th anniversary edition of What Are the Gospels at the Denver Society of Biblical Literature Meetings. Paul also coedited (with Mikeal Parsons and Elizabeth Struthers Malbon) Anatomies of the Gospels and Beyond: Essays in Honor of Alan Culpepper for Brill’s Biblical Interpretation Series (#164) and contributed an essay in that volume: “Encounter, Dissonance, and Dialectical Reflection in the Development of Paul’s Theology – A Cognitive-Critical Analysis.” Finally, Paul organized a session at the Denver SBL meetings at which the book was presented to Alan Culpepper, and Paul gave an overview of the 10 essays he recruited and edited.

Corban Harwood (Mathematics) hosted on campus a local site gathering of SCUDEM III (SIMIODE Challenge Using Differential Equation Modeling) for students and faculty coaches representing area universities on Oct. 27. The George Fox team of mathematics student Ethan Jensen and mechanical engineering students David Bacher and Matthew Hull garnered the Meritorious Award for their model of a spherical ball joint pendulum designed to dramatically initiate a cascade of dominoes in a museum exhibit, and the second-place award in the Math Bowl trivia challenge. Ethan then presented the team’s work at the Northwest Undergraduate Mathematics Symposium at Willamette University on Nov. 3. Corban sits on the board of SIMIODE (Systemic Initiative for Modeling Investigations and Opportunities with Differential Equations), which is committed to support active learning of real-world mathematics through worldwide competitions, workshops and publications.

Birthdays

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

Nov. 28          Peg Hutton
Nov. 29          Michelle Conrad
Dec. 1            Chris Low
Dec. 3            Davida Brown, Brad Lau, Ross McCullough, Branden Thompson
Dec. 4            Trisha Welstad
Dec. 6            Kathy Alexander
Dec. 7            Marie-Christine Goodworth
Dec. 8            Kerry Irish
Dec. 9            Patrick Kelley, Mike Wirta
Dec. 10          Carlisle Chambers, Laurie Koehler, Jennifer McCollum

Comings and Goings

Monday, November 12th, 2018

Alumnus Brennan Rains has joined the university as a financial aid counselor. A 2017 graduate of George Fox, from which he earned a bachelor’s degree in organizational communication, he has worked the past year and a half as a management trainee for Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Tigard. He worked previously during his senior year as a bakery clerk at the Fred Meyer in Newberg (2016-17) and spent the summers of 2015 and 2016 as an assistant football coach at Hanford High School in Richland, Washington. He lives in Lake Oswego.


Doug Beatty (Data Analytics), Brittany Baker (Sports Marketing) and Jeremy Doucette-Hardy (Advancement) have left the university.

About Our People

Monday, November 12th, 2018

Debby Thomas and Tim Rahschulte’s (College of Business) article, “The Moderating Effects of Power Distance and Individualism/Collectivism on Empowering Leadership, Psychological Empowerment, and Self-Leadership in International Development Organizations,” was published in the Fall 2018 issue of the International Leadership Journal. Debby also had a chapter, “Empowerment and holistic community development in Rwanda,” published in Leadership and Power in International Development: Navigating the Intersections of Gender, Culture, Context, and Sustainability (Emerald Publishing).

David Liu (College of Business) had a journal article, “Chinese Job Well-Being: Its Concepts and Scale Developing,” in the most recent issue of the International Journal of Business and Anthropology.

Ed Higgins (English Faculty Emeritus) published three poems – “on winter days,” “Entering Winter” and “Winter Storm” in Issue 20 of Tigershark Magazine, a British online publication. The themed issue was on the “Dark of Winter.”

Byron Shenk, who retired from the university earlier this year after 28 years of service as a professor and athletic trainer, received Goshen College’s 2018 “Champion of Character Award.” Shenk graduated from Goshen in 1963 with a degree in health and human performance.

Patrick Allen, a former provost and education professor at the university who retired earlier this year, published a book this month, titled For Today: A Prayer When Life Gets Messy (Cascade Books). The book introduces readers to a profound daily prayer and various strategies and outlooks for getting through tough days.

Birthdays

Monday, November 12th, 2018

Nov. 13          Guadalupe Garcia McCall, Kristie Knows His Gun
Nov. 14          Kelly Lafferty
Nov. 16          Carol Jaquith
Nov. 17          Abigail Favale, Kris Nelson, Sue O’Donnell
Nov. 18          Kathleen Jones, Gina Miller
Nov. 19          Nathanael Ankeny, Bob Hamilton, Heather Rainey
Nov. 21          Ryan Tafflinger
Nov. 22          Corban Harwood
Nov. 23          Sarah Stevenson
Nov. 24          Tamara Reams
Nov. 25          Joshua Howlett

Comings and Goings

Monday, October 29th, 2018

Jennifer McCollum has returned to the university to work as an executive administrative assistant in the president’s office. She worked previously at George Fox as an administrative assistant in the Department of Biology and Chemistry in 2014-15. For the past two years, she’s worked as a customer service and sales associate for Zearly, a children’s clothing, toys and gift boutique in Carmel, California. Jennifer also worked as a teacher’s aide at Carmel River Elementary School in 2018. Prior to working at George Fox, she worked as a vocational support specialist for Branching Out Services in Newberg in 2012-13 and, previously, was an art teacher and artistic coordinator for three years at Northwest Christian Elementary School in Newberg. Jennifer holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Cal State University, Monterey Bay (2003). She lives in Newberg with husband Logan, a graduate of the university’s MBA program, and daughters Madelynn, Hailey and Kyndall. The family attends Newberg Christian Church.


Maddie Lowen (ARC), Nick Whitaker (Campus Public Safety), Tom Samek (Plant Services) and Stephen Howell (Data Analytics) have left the university. Maddie will remain an adjunct instructor with George Fox.

In addition to his duties as a custodian on the Newberg campus, Paul Becker is continuing to work as a senior security officer at the Portland Center.

About Our People

Monday, October 29th, 2018

Kevin Jones (Department of Communication, Journalism, and Cinematic Arts) was invited by the Christianity and Communication Studies Network (CCSN) to host a webinar titled “Faith Integration as Servant Leadership in the Communication College Classroom.” Kevin spoke live for 45 minutes and then responded to a question-and-answer period from webinar attendees. The webinar shared the same title as an article Kevin published last summer in the Journal of Christian Teaching and Practice.

Jillian Sokso (Department of Art and Design) exhibited her work at the 2018 Screenprint Biennial at the Opalka Gallery in Albany, New York. Her work was also recently featured in The Printed Image exhibition at the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery in Topeka, Kansas, and appears in the Forgman’s Print Workshop Invitational Exchange Portfolio Exhibition at the Weber Fine Arts at the University of Nebraska in Omaha, Nebraska (an exhibit traveling internationally until 2021 to various galleries and venues). Jillian was also invited to teach at the internationally renowned Frogman’s Press Intensive Workshops in Omaha as a guest instructor, and to teach and work as an artist in residence at the Grand Marais Arts Colony in Grand Marais, Minnesota.

Jenny Song’s (Department of Professional Studies) article, “Understanding Face and Shame: A Servant-Leadership and Face Management Model,” was accepted for publication in the Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling. Jenny and colleagues Larry Spears, Shann Ferch and Dung Tran are working on an anthology, titled Servant-Leadership and Forgiveness. SUNY has accepted their book proposal.

Ben Hartley (College of Christian Studies/William Penn Honors Program) had two articles published in October, both on the topic of history of mission among migrants and refugees. “Saving Students: European Student Relief in the Aftermath of WWI” was published in the International Bulletin of Mission Research. The second article, “On the Move: 200 Years of Methodist Mission among Migrants and Refugees,” was published in the New World Outlook, a United Methodist mission magazine. The issue commemorates the 200th anniversary of that denomination’s missionary society.

Over the summer, Ben also presented a paper at the Oxford Institute for Methodist Theological Studies in Oxford, England. The paper focused on the history of the first Protestant missionaries to Oregon in the late 1830s – specifically, the journals of Henry Perkins, who did Bible translation work among Native Americans along the Columbia River near The Dalles.

Ed Higgins’ (English Faculty Emeritus) prose piece, “Sappho,” was published in the online magazine Ekphrastic Review on Oct. 26. Also, a haiku of Ed’s, “apple orchard” is in the Autumn 2018 issue of the Wales Haiku Journal.

Sarah Stevenson and Patty Vanier (Library) coauthored “Creative Strategies for Effective and Engaging Student Employee Training: Helping Student Employees Engage, Grow, and ‘Be Known,’” an article published in the Fall 2018 issue of The Christian Librarian.

Birthdays

Monday, October 29th, 2018

Oct. 30           Katie Sol
Oct. 31           Rachael Fissell, Dane Joseph
Nov. 1            Dave Johnstone, David Martinez, Polly Peterson
Nov. 2            Tahlia Martin
Nov. 3            Karen Bowdoin, Nijay Gupta
Nov. 4            Jennifer Farland, Young-IL Kim, Melissa Thomas
Nov. 5            Rob Bohall
Nov. 6            Jon Schatz
Nov. 8            Rebecca Valdovinos
Nov. 9            Jack Lyda
Nov. 10          Glena Andrews
Nov. 11          Rhonda Andrews, Sean Patterson
Nov. 12          Kelly Borror, Ian Sanders

Comings and Goings

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Jeremiah Horton has joined the university to serve as director of the Office of Plant Services. He most recently worked as the plant manager for the DeWilde and Basinger DBA Macore Company, a plastic products manufacturing business in Lafayette, Oregon, from 2007 to 2016. Prior to that, he was a production manager for the Macore Company in Lafayette (1999-2007) and, from 1993 to 1999, a production planner for the Amerson Precision Sheet Metal Company in McMinnville. A native of Yamhill, Oregon, Jeremiah attended Chemeketa Community College for management and computer drafting software courses. His areas of expertise include manufacturing, construction and fabrication. He lives in Newberg with his wife, Tami, and their children Jared, Justin and Travis. They attend Timberline Baptist Church in Sherwood.


Anna Sophia Ziton has left the university.

Movers & Quakers

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Paul Becker has transitioned from Campus Public Safety, for which he served as a senior security officer, to work in Plant Services as a custodian.

About Our People

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Nicole M. Enzinger (School of Education) coedited and published the first edited book on conceptualizations of integers, Exploring the Integer Addition and Subtraction Landscape: Perspectives on Integer Addition. In addition to her own chapters, the book also includes contributions and commentary from international scholars around thinking about integers.

Chengping Zhang (College of Business) earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) credential in September. The CFA designation is a prestigious and globally respected certification credential and attests to a charterholder’s success in a rigorous and comprehensive program in the field of investment management and research analysis. He will be the College of Business’ faculty liaison to the CFA Institute. Chengping has helped several previous students prepare for their CFA exams. He plans to actively connect students with professionals in the financial and investment industry.

Melissa Ramos (Christian Studies) published an article for the Presbyterian Outlook, titled “Recovering the Lost Art of Reading the Biblical Languages.”

Paul Otto (History) coedited (with Susanne Berthier, from the Université Grenoble Alpes) a volume that was recently published online: Migrations and Borders in the United States: Discourses,Representations, Imaginary Contexts.

Randy Woodley (Seminary) was the featured speaker at the Stoutemire Lectures on Diversity at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan, where he spoke on “Indigenous Theology as Original Instructions” Sept. 24-26. On the same trip, he preached at Maple Avenue Church (RCA/CRC) on the topic “Misunderstanding Jesus” on Sept. 23. Randy followed that up with a plenary speaking engagement at the fourth annual Rooted and Grounded Ecological Symposium at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Indiana, where he presented “Resurrecting Ancient Wisdom and Worldview” on Sept. 29. In October, he was added to the Speaker’s Bureau of the international organization World Beyond War, and is starting a local chapter. His other recent activities include presenting “Religion and Bias Against the Vulnerable” at the 2018 Trauma and Social Justice Conference at George Fox on Sept. 14; serving as plenary speaker (“Shalom and Indigenous Peace: The Harmony Way”) and presenting workshops at the Association of Christian Schools International gathering in Abbotsford, British Columbia, on Oct. 5; and offering the public prayer at Vancouver Avenue Baptist Church for the interfaith service where Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, spoke on “A Call to Action: Building Bridges of Compassion and Peace” on Oct. 14.

Birthdays

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Oct. 16            Richard Shaw, Caleb Wheelock
Oct. 17            Min Choi, Ben Giudice, Julie Oyemaja
Oct. 18            Shereen Hullum
Oct. 20            Paul Becker, Wendy Flint
Oct. 21            Teresa Arnold
Oct. 22            Samantha Adams, Dwayne Hood, Tricia Hornback
Oct. 23            Andy Baker
Oct. 24            Ryan Dougherty, Dixie Downey
Oct. 25            Rachel Ryan
Oct. 26            Lorie Brubaker, Todd Curtis, Aida Ramos
Oct. 27            Kristina Van Der Eems
Oct. 29            Roger Nam, Rusty St. Cyr

Comings and Goings

Monday, October 1st, 2018

The Graduate School of Counseling has hired an alumna and former adjunct instructor, Unique Page, to serve as director of the Individual & Family Matters Counseling Clinic and to teach courses. A Licensed Professional Counselor in Oregon, Unique has worked for the past year as an assistant professor in Multnomah University’s Graduate School of Counseling while also working, since 2016, as a therapist at a private practice, UP Counseling in Tigard. She has also taught at George Fox on an adjunct basis for the past three years. Her previous experience includes working as a resident therapist at the Saint Child maternity home in Beaverton (2015-17) and as a mental health clinician with Community Services Northwest in Vancouver, Washington (2014-16). Unique is currently enrolled in Oregon State University’s PhD in counseling program, and she holds a master of arts in marriage, couple and family counseling from George Fox (2014) and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Loyola Marymount University (2009). She lives in Tualatin with husband, Rev. Sean Page, and attends Grace Chapel in Wilsonville.


After a two-year hiatus, John Kaye has returned to the university to work as a student accounts specialist. He worked previously for George Fox as a financial aid and communication specialist in 2015-16. Since 2016 he has been enrolled in the Oregon Institute of Technology’s bachelor’s degree program in software engineering technology, which he plans to complete in June of 2020. Previously, John worked as a technical support advisor for Xerox in Tigard (2013-14) and as a teacher with Evangelical Friends Mission in Kigali, Rwanda (2009-10). He lives in Newberg with his wife Johanna, director of financial aid at George Fox. They are expecting twins in March.


The university welcomes Julia James to serve as coordinator of the Academic Resource Center. She has worked the past year as an instructor and tutor at George Fox. She taught Writing Portfolio Development last spring, and over the 2017-18 academic year she taught Knowing and Being Known and Writing Studio. Previously, Julia taught primarily history courses for Syracuse University between 2012 and 2016. She holds a bachelor’s degree in history education and music education from Pensacola Christian College (2008), a master’s degree in history from Central Washington University (2011), and a master of philosophy degree from Syracuse University (2013). She is currently a PhD candidate at Syracuse. Julia lives in Vancouver, Washington, with her husband, Kris, and is part of a congregation of believers called The Gathering Place.


Marina Alcala-Medel has joined the advancement office as a gifts and data entry specialist. She has worked in the position as a temp since August of 2017 and was recently hired to work part time. Prior to her arrival at George Fox, she was an engineering intern with Engineering Ministries International, working in the Nicaragua office, and with the Hoffman Construction Company in 2016-17, getting to be a part of the Nike WHQ expansion project. Marina earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering, with a civil engineering concentration, from George Fox in 2016. During her time at the university, she worked in various work-study positions, including as a research and data assistant in the Office of Advancement for two years, as a Spanish Chapel coordinator, as a Spanish department assistant, and as an activities assistant coordinator at Friendsview Retirement Community. She lives in Aloha and attends Iglesia de Cristo Agape and Christian Church of Hillsboro, where she functions as the youth ministry leader.


Jennifer Salzman joins George Fox as director of exhibitions and the university’s art collection. For the past 11 years she has served as director of the Lane Community College Art Gallery, where she managed 16 exhibitions each year and hosted artists from around the country. Concurrently, she has worked as an adjunct faculty member for LCC’s art department since 2005, teaching courses in basic design, drawing, photography and photo journalism, among others. Jennifer also taught art on an adjunct basis at Linn-Benton Community College in 2015-16, and from 2006 to 2010 she helped develop and work with the Integrated Arts program that brought together art and academic courses at various high schools in Eugene and the greater Lane County area. She earned a master of fine arts degree from the University of Minnesota in 1999 and holds a bachelor’s degree in art education from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (1995). She lives in Creswell, Oregon, with her husband, Andreas Salzman, a tenured professor at Lane Community College. Together, they have three daughters: Madeline Mary Salzman (26), Olivia Nicole Coon (24), married to Josh Coon, and Amelia Rebecca Salzman (22). Jennifer and her husband attend St Mary’s Catholic Church in Eugene as well as annually at the Church of Saint Peter in York, England.


Terri Crawford (Financial Aid) has retired from the university after 25 years of service to George Fox.

Movers & Quakers

Monday, October 1st, 2018

After working in a temporary capacity, Katie Moon has transitioned to full time as an enrollment counselor for the Adult Degree Program. She has worked for the university since May of this year.

About Our People

Monday, October 1st, 2018

Mark McMinn (PsyD) received news that his 2017 book, The Science of Virtue, will be receiving the 2018 Book Award from the Martin Institute and Dallas Willard Center at Westmont College. Mark will travel to Westmont in January to receive the award and give a chapel talk and provost lecture.

Ed Higgins (English Faculty Emeritus) published a poem, “Blue Heron,” in the Summer 2018 issue of Terrene, on online literary magazine dedicated to “an earth worth writing for.”

Karen Buchanan (EdD) and Tom Buchanan (MAT) presented their paper, “Illuminating Family-Community Knowledge in Teacher Education,” at the 2018 British Educational Research Association (BERA) Conference in Newcastle, England, on Sept. 11.

Alex Rolfe (Library) was honored by bepress, the university’s Digital Commons platform company, as an IR (Institutional Repository) “all-star” for 2018. Alex, a technical services and scholarly communications librarian, has been key in integrating the repository Digital Commons@George Fox University into the campus mission to help students Be Known academically and professionally, and to promote George Fox’s scholarship.