DID YOU KNOW ABOUT DILLIN HALL?
Dillin Hall -- sometimes called “Dillin Commons,” completed in 1961 and renovated in 2006 and 2013 -- was originally named for then Linfield President Harry Dillin, according to action of the Linfield Trustees.
The December 1962 edition of The Rotarian, an international magazine, said, “Trustees of Linfield College, McMinnville, Oreg, have named the new college dining hall “Dillin Hall” in honor of Dr. Harry L. Dillin, president of the College since 1943, a faculty member since 1931 and a (Rotary) Past District Governor.”
At some point, the building’s name came to honor both Dillin and his wife, Irene Hartman Dillin, Linfield Class of 1939.
Dillin served as a Linfield economics prof (1931-1943) and as Linfield president (1943-1968). He also was the college’s tennis coach.