Dr. Laura Beer was recognized by her peers with the 2015 Professional Practice Award from the Western Region American Association of Music Therapy.
Communication studies alum Marcia Hale was interviewed by the Association of Children's Museums for their publication Hand to Hand. She shared her insights on developing successful volunteer programs.
Hale has built successful volunteer programs at The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, the Chabot Space and Science Center and at a social service agency. She later managed public education and special events/marketing for The Discovery Center of Idaho in Boise. Hale now lives in Portland, Oregon, where she's serving a year with AmeriCorps helping Marylhurst University students and alumni navigate the uphill battle of finding employment. Through her consulting company, Volunteer Services, Inc., Hale works on building or repairing volunteer programs in the education/attraction environment.