Marylhurst: Inspiring Change Since 1893

Inspiring change in matters of social justice

A Marylhurst University education is rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition: values of social justice, ethical leadership and service.

Here are just a few examples of how we at Marylhurst, and our alumni, are embracing these values and inspiring change in Oregon and beyond.

Marylhurst MBA alum Megan Bigelow ’11 was honored as a 2018 Woman of Influence for her contributions as co-founder of PDX Women in Tech.

Dr. Ayako Takamori’s work on race and transnationalism is garnering attention in a collection of essays published by Rowman and Littlefield.

Marylhurst alum Zoe Matties ’16 was recently hired as research assistant at Food Matters Manitoba in Winnipeg.

Marylhurst MBA alum Sylvia Panek joined the socially responsible financial advisors at Natural Investments in Jan. 2018.

Marylhurst food systems and society student Alaina Spencer landed an internship writing for the national blog Food Tank.

Laura Kirk ’08 was recently named digital communications and marketing manager for L’Arche USA, a Portand-based nonprofit that champions people with intellectual disabilities.

As Fujimi Corporation’s research marketing analyst, Tim Briscoe ’17 provides marketing research, direction and support for new business initiatives. The path to his “dream job” wasn’t easy.

Marylhurst art professor Derek Franklin partners with local organizations to give voice to marginalized constituencies through art.

Daniel Nguyen, Class of 2014, Marylhurst University

In an opinion piece for the Portland Tribune, Marylhurst alum Daniel Nguyen ’14 urges business owners to do the right thing – operate more efficiently and conserve energy, as he has done at Bambuza – and support the Clean Energy Jobs bill.

Marylhurst alum Cynthia Stoddard ’09 was recently featured on Forum on World Class IT, talking about IT trends including the state of women in technology and Adobe’s involvement in the Girls Who Code program.

Joe Ballard working with veterans, Marylhurst University

Marylhurst student Joe Ballard accompanied WWII veterans traveling to Washington, D.C. with Journey of Heroes in Oct. 2017, documenting the veterans’ stories.

Mary Andrus, Marylhurst University

Dr. Mary Andrus, director of Marylhurst’s art therapy program, will lead a Cascadia Training workshop on sociocultural constructs, privilege and bias on Oct. 27, 2017 in Oregon City.

Roe Polczynski, Class of 2009. Marylhurst University

Marylhurst M.B.A. alum Roe Polczynski ’09 co-authored Changing Your Equation, a book designed to help individuals reimagine and achieve their life goals.

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