Dr. Laura Beer was recognized by her peers with the 2015 Professional Practice Award from the Western Region American Association of Music Therapy.
Deborah Walker, master's in interdisciplinary studies alum, was named to board of directors for the Lakewood Center Associates 2014-15 year. She will hold the office of assistant treasurer.
Lakewood Center Associates, a supporting auxiliary of the Lakewood Center for the Arts in Lake Oswego, was formed in the fall of 1984. Since its inception, the associates have raised more than $1 million. The funds have been used for center renovations, repairs and maintenance, education programs, scholarships, production sponsorships and more. The associates' major fundraiser is the Re-Runs shop, housed at the south end of the main floor of the Lakewood Center for the Arts. The consignment store sells antiques and collectibles and is operated by volunteer members of the Lakewood Center Associates.
Deborah Walker, independent artist, earned an MA in Interdisciplinary Studies with a liberal arts concentration in 2013, as well as a bachelor's in interdisciplinary studies from Marylhurst. She was one of the featured speakers in the inaugural A-MAIS-ing Voices salon conversation series.