Dr. Laura Beer was recognized by her peers with the 2015 Professional Practice Award from the Western Region American Association of Music Therapy.
Joan Maiers, faculty member in the Department of English, was appointed to the Clackamas County Arts Alliance's Cultural Coalition in August 2013.
The coalition strives to nurture and promote the cultural scene throughout Clackamas County. Members represent a diverse landscape geographically and organizationally including music, education, art, sculpture, dance, writing, heritage, business and celebratory events.
Joan Maiers has served on the Portland Poetry Festival Board, coordinated literary programs for the Lake Oswego Festival of Arts, and hosted the Moonstruck Literary Series, reinvented as the Peregrine Series at the Holy Names Heritage Center effective September 15. Her writing appears in numerous journals and collections.