Several local students recently received diplomas from George Fox University this spring. They include:

Makayla Mangione of Boardman, a master of arts in teaching; and Tavin Headings, a bachelor of arts in journalism, and Alyssa Poffenroth, a master of education in special education, both of Hermiston.

In addition, the school announced those named to the dean’s list — earning a 3.5 grade point average or above on 12 or more hours of graded work. Marlina Serratos, a junior elementary education major from Irrigon, was recognized for the spring 2019 semester.

George Fox University is ranked by Forbes among the top Christian universities in the country. More than 4,000 students attend classes on the university’s campus in Newberg and at teaching centers in Portland, Salem and Redmond. For more information, visit

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