Dr. Patricia Allen will be the keynote speaker at the Canadian Association for Food Studies in Victoria, B.C. in June 2013.
On October 21, 1859, 12 courageous young women disembarked in Portland, Oregon, after a long sea voyage from Quebec.
Within days, these dozen members of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary began their educational mission in Oregon. They founded St. Mary's Academy in downtown Portland, and soon the academy housed a school to educate teachers.
In the early 1900s, after purchasing land south of Portland adjacent to the Willamette River, the Sisters moved their Province Administration and teachers' college to this new location. Marylhurst College – now Marylhurst University – was born.
Throughout their storied history, the Sisters established a rich heritage of educating the "whole person," providing a challenging academic experience in an environment where students could grow spiritually and artistically, and cultivate their appreciation for the extraordinary natural beauty of the world.
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