George Fox University students named ‘Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges’

March 19th, 2015

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NEWBERG, Ore. – Eighteen students from George Fox University will be included in the 2015 edition of “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.”

George Fox faculty and staff chose the honorees by ballot, and the editors of the directory have endorsed the selections. The students were chosen based on their academic achievements, service to the community, leadership in extracurricular activities, and continued potential success.

Since 1934, the directory has honored selected students from more than 1,900 institutions of higher education in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and several foreign nations.

Following is a list of George Fox students selected this year. All either graduated in December of 2014 or will graduate in May of 2015.

Mark Almquist of Newberg, Ore., is a biblical studies and philosophy major who has represented the university’s Friends Leadership Program at national gatherings, studied abroad in Germany and was awarded first prize in the 2013 Pacific Northwest Society of Biblical Literature’s Undergraduate Paper Contest. He intends to attend graduate school and pursue either a job in ministry or education.

Ameena Bossier of North Hollywood, Calif., is a studio art and global business major who has served on several university committees, played volleyball, served in Africa and Nicaragua, won studio art and academic achievement scholarships, and made the school’s dean’s list in 2012-13 and 2013-14. She plans to work at a job that combines her passions for art, business and working with people.

Ruthanne Condie of Portland, Ore., is a social work major who served as a resident advisor and plans to earn a master’s degree in social work and work for an NGO or nonprofit that assists children in need, especially those in war-torn areas of the world.

Miranda D’Agostini of Albany, Ore., is a Christian ministries major who served on a number of volunteer committees, made the dean’s list in 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14, and participated in missions trips to Nicaragua, Haiti and Cambodia. She hopes to invest in further missiological studies in order to better understand the church’s relationship to global missions.

Shekinah Davis of Portland, Ore., is a studio art major who has served as a chaplain, peer advisor, resident assistant and chapel worship leader at the university, as well as a worship leader at her college church group and a volunteer at the Chehalem Cultural Center and Loom International. She plans to be a photojournalist for a nonprofit organization.

Ana Fakkema of Newberg, Ore., is a biology major who has served as a resident assistant, been a member of the school’s Sigma Zeta Science Honors Club, earned recognition on the dean’s list, and volunteered at the public library, Heart 2 Heart Farms, a senior care facility, school district and church worship team. She plans to become a veterinarian.

Hope Kenyon of Portland, Ore., is a biology major who’s been a member of the school’s Latino Heritage Club, International Justice Mission Club and Mu Kappa Club while also serving as a resident assistant and a spiritual and intercultural life intern. She has won numerous scholarships, including the Presidential Scholarship for Academic Excellence. She plans to work with nonprofits that provide healthcare services or other social services.

Annelise Koeth of Clackamas, Ore., is an art major who served as a peer advisor, made the dean’s list, served as a public relations representative for the International Justice Mission chapter on campus, and volunteered at the Chehalem Cultural Center. She plans to obtain a career in the arts or in creative businesses and continue making art.

Hannah Kunde of Seattle is a double major in sociology and international relations who is a member and co-leader of the student group Quaere Verum, a member of the Chehalem Symphony Orchestra and a volunteer with Amigos y Vecinos language exchange class. She is a recipient of the Duke Distinguished Scholar Award, the Sociology Major Scholarship and the Steinfeldt Peace Studies Award. She plans to work with Spanish-speaking people in the migrant community in some sort of translating or teaching environment.

Rose Laguerre of Lacey, Wash., is a global business and management major who was a residence life assistant, Bible study group leader and a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. She also volunteers with Faith in Action and Word Made Flesh. She plans to help families break from the cycle of poverty by implementing sustainable programs to help rebuild local economies.

Jared Larson of St. Helens, Ore., is a psychology major who served in residence life and as an admissions intern for two years, as a university ambassador for three years and as a member of the Alpha Psi Psychology club. He’s been a multiple dean’s list recipient and served on the school’s homecoming court his senior year. He is considering obtaining a mechanical engineering degree in the future.

Mackenzie Murray of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, is a biblical studies and Christian ministries major who served as a residence assistant, a spiritual life assistant, an activities assistant at the nearby Friendsview Retirement Community, and as a teaching assistant for the school’s College of Christian studies. She was a dean’s list recipient each semester between 2011 and 2014. She plans to attend graduate school and pursue further education on justice within religious communities.

Lizzy Riese of The Dalles, Ore., is a communication arts major who is a member and officer of the Lambda Pi Eta Communication Honor Society, served as a resident assistant in 2013 and 2014, and worked as a teaching assistant in the communications department. She plans to a communication-related job in the Newberg or Portland area and pursue freelance writing jobs on the side.

Elise Stewart of Tigard, Ore., is a nursing major who worked in the registrar’s office as a workstudy employee. She received numerous awards, including the university’s Merit Award (2011-15) and the Providence Newberg Medical Center Health Career Scholarship. She plans to pursue work in the nursing field.

Dmitrey Timofeyev of Newberg, Ore., is a mechanical engineering major who has been a dean’s list recipient and the winner of several scholarships, including the Buick Achiever’s Scholarship, the Ford Family Scholarship and the Multicultural Leadership Scholarship.

Victoria Wilson of Dallas, Ore., is a business management major who participated in concert choir, served as a resident assistant and as president of the university’s Lambda Pi Eta chapter, a national communications association. She is a four-time dean’s list recipient and volunteered with the school’s Little Bruins and Fox and Friends programs. She plans to go into the public relations industry.

Alicia Wong of Oregon City, Ore., is a civil engineering major who served as president of the school’s Society of Women Engineers chapter. She was also a captain on the women’s lacrosse team and a dean’s list recipient. She plans to go to grad school to further her education in structural engineering.

Quincy Woo of Kaneohe, Hawaii, is a cinema and media communication who has worked as a peer advisor and resident assistant, been a dean’s list recipient and earned “Best Cinematography” for one of his short films. He plans to pursue his passions of directing and editing in film as well as portrait and fine art conceptual photography.

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 first-tier regional university. More than 3,700 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 11 master’s and doctoral degrees.


Brad Lau
Vice President for Student Life
George Fox University

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