Alumni Weekend

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2017 Alumni Weekend – Our Story. Our Journey.

2017 Alumni Weekend, Marylhurst UniversityAlumni Weekend 2017 – October 20-21, 2017
Friday through Saturday

Connect with old friends and make new ones at Marylhurst University’s biggest alumni celebration of the year! It’s reunion time, a time to celebrate tradition and get a glimpse of the future.

If you are interested in being your class representative or would like more information about Alumni Weekend 2017, contact Alumni Relations at 503.699.6327.

Registration and Schedule – Alumni Weekend

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(all events at Mayer Art Building)

4-4:30 p.m.

4:30-5:30 p.m.
Telling Stories, Changing Lives: The Art of Storytelling in the Work of Building Community with Will Hornyak
Will teaches Storytelling in Business Communication at Marylhurst University and assists corporate and nonprofit organizations in telling the stories that reflect their values, vision and mission.

5:30-7 p.m.
Alumni Reception – Art Therapy/Art Exhibit
Works on display (and for sale) by Marylhurst art / art therapy alumni. Hearty appetizers, beer and wine.

7-8:30 p.m.
Marylhurst Alumni Stories – “The Moth” Style
We want to hear your five-minute “must-tell” tales of Marylhurst, as inspired by “The Moth” live storytelling sessions. Ten willing alumni will be drawn from a hat for the chance to share their story. For short storytelling tips and tricks, visit


9:30-11:30 a.m.
Registration, BP John Lobby

10-11 a.m.
Tea with the Sisters, Provincial House – Sisters’ Foyer

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Distinguished Alumni Awards Luncheon, The Old Library, BP John
($40/per person)
President Melody Rose will tell you about our vision for Marylhurst University’s future: to become the premier academic and cultural hub in the Northwest region.

1:15-3 p.m.
Dessert & The Sisters’ Journey: A Legacy of Faith, Flavia Salon
The Sisters’ Journey: A Legacy of Faith beautifully portrays our Sisters’ incredible journey across a continent — the past that formed our foundation — through musical compositions by Marylhurst students and narration by President Melody Rose. The performance features an ensemble of professional musicians: Hamilton Cheifetz, cello; Todd Kuhns, clarinet; Julia Hwakyu Lee, piano; Jill Soltero, soprano; Polly Hancock, soprano. Conducted by Megan Elliott. 

3-4 p.m.
Campus Tour with Sr. Carole Strawn, SNJM ’69, ’12 (meet outside Flavia Salon)

4-5 p.m.
Alumni Mass, E.L. Wiegand Chapel

10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Streff Gallery Visiting Room, Shoen Library
Simply want time to chat with old friends, peruse vintage Marylhurst yearbooks or take a break? Streff Gallery will be open for alumni to visit and rest. Light refreshments will be available.

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Sponsor the 2017 Alumni Weekend!

Marylhurst’s Alumni Weekend could not be possible without the gracious help of our sponsors. There are a ton of ways to contribute. We’ll post 2017 sponsorship opportunities soon.

Alumni Weekend – Lodging Near Marylhurst

There are several hotels within 10 miles of the Marylhurst campus.

  • Lake Shore Inn (1.7 miles away)
  • Best Western Rivershore (4.6 miles away)
  • Hilton Garden Inn (6.1 miles away)
  • Crown Plaza (6.1 miles away)
  • Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites (6.2 miles away)

//View nearby hotels on a map

See who’s coming to Reunion. Anyone you know? View Registered Attendees

Each we recognize (with your help) incredible alumni who are doing amazing work in our communities, inspiring change and representing Marylhurst.

2017 Awardees

Nancy Wilgenbusch Distinguished Professional
Chrisse Roccaro
Class of 1973

Service to Society
Arnadene Welton Bean, SNJM
Class of 1961

Service to Marylhurst
Connie Marie Sanders
Class of 1973

Distinguished Recent Graduate
Audrey Marie
Class of 2017

// Learn about the Distinguished Alumni Awards