Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Two Linfielders with Linfield Athletics connections will be honored during Linfield Homecoming 2016

(Scroll to bottom of this posting for bio info from Linfield Alumni Office about Floyd McKay and Pete Dengenis. Click on each bio for a larger, easier to read, version.)

Two Linfielders with connections to Linfield Athletics will be honored during Linfield Homecoming 2016

=FLOYD McKAY, Class of 1957, served as a Linfield sports information director for Linfield Athletics as a student and also covered Linfield, including Wildcat athletics, as a newspaper reporter.

McKay will receive a Linfield DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS Award.

A McMinnville High grad, his parents were both Linfield employees. A former Linfield adjunct faculty member (communications), he will deliver a speech in T.J. Day Hall at 4 p.m. on Homecoming Friday, Sept. 30, 2016.
=PETE DENGENIS, Class of 1964. He played football for Linfield and also served as an assistant football coach for the Wildcats.

And, he was head resident of The Waldorf (a.k.a. Laurel Hall), the last remaining Linfield G.I. dormitory which was adjacent to Catdome/legendary Maxwell Field at Memorial Stadium.

Dengenis will receive a Linfield ALUMNI SERVICE Award.
Both McKay and Dengenis will be feted during “Linfield’s Finest,” at 5:30 p.m. Linfield Homecoming Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, in downtown McMinnville in the Grand Ballroom upstairs at 325 NE 3rd St.

On Homecoming starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, the BWC-Linfield Alumni Homecoming BBQ takes place in the big white tent in the Vivian A. Bull Music Center parking lot.
On that day, Linfield plays (1:30 p.m. kickoff) Lewis & Clark College in football at the Catdome/legendary Maxwell Field at Memorial Stadium.

For more information about McKay, Dengenis and Linfield Homecoming 2016 go to:
--Homecoming also includes the BWC Golf Tourney starting at 11 a.m. Homecoming Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, at McMinnville’s Michelbook Country Club:
 --And, it includes the BWC Tailgater starting at 10 a.m. on Homecoming Saturday, Oct. 2, 2016, in the big white tent. This event is also known as the BWC-Linfield Alumni Homecoming BBQ, which starts at 11 a.m.:
--In the big white tent, after the football game, enjoy BWC Casino:

Floyd John McKay, born 1935 in North Dakota is a 1953 graduate of McMinnville, Oregon. High School. He:
--graduated from Linfield in 1957 with a bachelor of arts degree in journalism and political science.
--was a Linfield adjunct professor of communications, 1969-1974.
--served as a member of the Linfield Board of Trustees, 1972-1978.


Book (paperback, published 1/24/2014) by Peter (a.k.a. Pete, Champ, Doc) Dengenis -- Dengenis Family History: The Journal of Peter Champ "Doc" Dengenis From The South End of Hartford, Connecticut to Seattle, Washington