We give thanks for Sister Veronica Ann Baxter (1928-2014), remembered for her innovative leadership of Marylhurst from 1974 to 1984, when the university transitioned to a co-educational college of lifelong learning.
Marylhurst University honored the Bank of Oswego and Pacific Power as "partners in progress" at its annual dinner on June 3, 2013.
Both companies earned recognition for their longtime support and significant contributions to helping Marylhurst educate a new generation of educated citizens.
The Bank of Oswego, under the leadership of president and chief executive office Dan Heine, has embraced and promoted the university in many ways, from placing advertising on Marylhurst's behalf to hosting and sponsoring campus-based events.
Pacific Power has generously funded scholarships, sponsored events and contributed to other key university priorities for the past three decades.
Heine and Pacific Power's Scott Bolton, a Marylhurst MBA graduate and university trustee, accepted the awards on behalf of their organizations.
Also at the annual dinner, university president Judi Johansen announced that the Maybelle Clark Macdonald Fund has issued a $100,000 challenge grant to benefit Marylhurst's new MS in Food Systems & Society program. Gifts to support this degree program – which welcomes its first students in fall 2013 – will be matched dollar for dollar up to $10,000.