Dr. Laura Beer was recognized by her peers with the 2015 Professional Practice Award from the Western Region American Association of Music Therapy.
Interdisciplinary studies alum Linda Dove has been named director of Bethlehem: House of Bread, a pathway ministry of Tigard United Methodist Church.
Bethlehem: House of Bread, located in the former Metzger Methodist Church, aims to invite "those who are hungry in body or spirit to a table where all are welcome." The ministry has a community garden and will open a food pantry on November 24, 2013.
Plans for additional programs include a school backpack program, classes in gardening, cooking, nutrition and exercise, as well as workshops on the root causes of poverty and how to help individuals escape poverty.
Linda Dove earned a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies from Marylhurst University. She is also director of Christian education and spiritual formation at Tigard United Methodist Church.