Newberg native graduates from Whitworth, while a pair make the honor roll and GFU listed in magazine article

Grant graduates from Whitworth

Newberg student Alexander Grant received his undergraduate degree from Whitworth University in Spokane last month. Grant majored in business administration.

GARY ALLEN - Work on the site of George Fox University's planned 48,625-square-foot Student Activities Center continues off of East Sherman Street near Villa Road. The building, which will house three basketball/volleyball courts, a running track, a fitness center, a rock-climbing wall, a student lounge and office space for student government and clubs, is scheduled for completion in fall 2018. The project required the demolition of four campus student housing buildings.

Two make honor roll at Whitworth

Students Daniel Harper and Elisah Winikka, both of Newberg, were named to the honor roll at Whitworth University for the spring semester. To receive the honor, students must maintain a 3.75 grade-point average.

GFU makes Money magazine value list

Money magazine recently ranked George Fox University among the top five Christian colleges in the country and No. 1 in the state of Oregon in its 2017-2018 "Best Colleges for Your Money" list. George Fox finished No. 5 among schools in the 121-member Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, and was No. 191 overall. Other Oregon schools ranked included the University of Portland (No. 55), Oregon State University (No. 274), Reed College (No. 365), Pacific University (No. 408), Willamette University (No. 408), Linfield College (No. 529), the University of Oregon (No. 600) and Lewis & Clark College (No. 645).

Princeton University ranked No. 1 overall and, among CCCU schools, Wheaton College (Ill.) (No. 111), the College of the Ozarks (No. 73), Waynesburg University (No. 170) and Wisconsin Lutheran College (No. 178) ranked higher than George Fox.

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