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Marylhurst Alumni Among PCC's Diamonds

Excerpts from an article by James G. Hill in The Oregonian, April 2, 2012.

Marylhurst alumni Olivia Yeung and Julie Parrish are two of 50 Portland Community College alumni named Diamond Alums in tribute to the college's 50th anniversary.

The list of alumni is long and diverse. From recent graduates to older retirees, they were selected because they all have overcome adversities, achieved success that made a difference in the community, and have opened the doors to opportunities for others.

"They all each have their own great story to tell and how the college positively impacted their lives," said PCC District President Preston Pulliams. "The award is a symbol of those opportunities they received at PCC."

Some of the winners include former Portland Mayor and Police Chief Tom Potter; Oregon State Representative Julie Parrish; former state senator and current Deputy Director at Oregon Department of Human Services Margaret Carter; best-selling authors Heidi Durrow and Rebecca Skloot; Executive Director of Brooks Staffing Samuel Brooks; Portland City Commissioner Randy Leonard; and English Channel swimmer Karen Gaffney.

Olivia Yeung received her bachelor's in organizational communication and MBA from Marylhurst University, and she works in the university's career services office as the lead for the mentor program. Julie Parrish holds an MBA from Marylhurst.

The college sought public nominations for outstanding alums with the goal of honoring 50 people who exemplify the values of PCC. A panel of judges from both inside and outside the college reviewed the nominations and selected the final 50 alums in February.

Read the Full Article on OregonLive.com

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