Feature Stories about Marylhurst University Students, Faculty and Community

Marylhurst is a premier, not-for-profit, applied liberal arts and business university serving today’s diverse learners, like yourself.  The best way to get to know our institution and what we have to offer you, is to read amazing stories about our students, faculty and extended Marylhurst community.  Check out these features.

Denver Garrison, Class of 2016, Marylhurst University

Combining communication and psychology – the knowledge of why people act the way they do, and the best way to communicate ideas – helped Denver Garrison as he traveled the globe teaching English.

Beth Smoker, Class of 2016, Food Systems and Society, Marylhurst University

At 30, Beth Smoker knew it was time for a career transition. Now she effects real change in her local food system – and in people’s lives.

Audrey Fisher, Marylhurst University

Audrey speaks about her Marylhurst journey with a sense of warmth and belonging. However, the road to get here wasn’t easy.

Travis Douville - M.B.A. in Sustainability - Marylhurst University

Career changes, family commitments and a desire to move forward in his career. Learn more about Travis Douville and why an MBA online was the right fit for him.

Laura Hogan - B.F.A. in Art - Feature - Marylhurst University

A long path to Marylhurst. Laura Hogan started at Portland Community College and then transferred her credits into Marylhurst to continue her path toward a B.F.A. in Art.

Pat Edwards - MA in Interdisciplinary Studies - Marylhurst

A 2012 graduate our the M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies, see why Pat Edwards chose a program that allowed him to combine multiple academic disciplines to form his master’s program.

Adam Ross - M.A. in Teaching - Feature - Marylhurst University

Wanting to impact at-risk youth and interrupt their potential path toward prison, Adam Ross decided to become a teacher instead of a correctional officer. Learn more about Adam’s decision to change careers and why he picked Marylhurst for his teacher education program.

Susan has been on the cover of Vogue, acted with stars such as Nicolas Cage and Alec Baldwin, and danced with the San Francisco Ballet. But her focus shifted on completing her bachelor’s degree and expanding her career in socially responsible filmmaking. Learn why the B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies was right for her.

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