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Life of Dr. Thomas Ruhl to be Celebrated Saturday, July 16

For Release: July 13, 2011

Two events will be held this Saturday, July 16 on the Marylhurst University campus to honor Dr. Thomas Ruhl, founder and chair of the university's graduate education department, who died last week.

A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. in St. Anne's Chapel. Following the service, a "Celebration of Tom Ruhl's Life" will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. in Clark Commons. This second event will feature several speakers and formal opportunities for guests to share their memories of Ruhl.

A scholarship fund to benefit children of immigrants has been set up in Ruhl's honor. Memorial contributions can be made to the fund at Marylhurst University, P.O. Box 261, Marylhurst, OR, 97036.

Saturday, July 16
1 p.m. – memorial service
2 p.m. – celebration of life

Marylhurst University
St. Anne's Chapel and Clark Commons

Shirley Skidmore
503.699.6302 or 503.789.9565
Email Shirley Skidmore

For more information please refer to the July 7 news release about the passing of Ruhl:

About Marylhurst University

Marylhurst University, a private liberal arts university 10 miles south of Portland, Ore. on Highway 43, is regionally accredited and nationally recognized for innovation and academic excellence in serving adult learners. More than 1,900 students earn degrees on campus and online. Marylhurst offers 20 undergraduate degrees, 9 graduate degrees and 13 professional certificates, all of which integrate the liberal arts with professional studies to prepare students as interdisciplinary thinkers and ethical leaders.


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