Eileen Mejia, communication studies faculty, will lead a retreat for Universal Unitarians in Seabeck, Wash., in May 2015.
Jay Ponteri, English literature & writing faculty, won the Sarah Winnemucca Award for Creative Nonfiction for his memoir, Wedlocked, in March 2014.
In his acceptance speech, Ponteri thanked his Marylhurst colleagues Meg Roland, Perrin Kerns and Keri Behre, as well as "my dear, dear Marylhurst students. You teach me humility and generosity; you teach me courage; you teach me how to make beautiful things."
Oregon Book Awards & Fellowships supports, promotes and celebrates Oregon's writers and publishers. Other 2014 award winners included Ursula K. LeGuin, Graham Salisbury and Berry Deutsch.