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.
Think college is beyond your reach? You’ll think differently after hearing Tim Briscoe’s inspiring story.
Marylhurst English student Mary Thompson was the commencement speaker for the 2017 graduating class of Humanity in Perspective. Read an excerpt from her inspiring speech.
Marylhurst interior design professor Nancy Hiss is providing affordable housing to a Portland family in the accessible dwelling unit her parents once occupied.
Marylhurst M.B.A. alum Melissa Fisher ’12 was promoted to Kauai program director for The Nature Conservancy of Hawaii in March 2017.
Marylhurst M.Div. alum Mary Haley ’16 takes on the role of chaplain at Ray Hickey Hospice House in Vancouver, Wash.
Marylhurst alum Monica Smith ’14 was named the executive director of Rhode Island Communities for Addiction Recovery Efforts (RICARES) in April 2017.
Marylhurst music therapy student Whitney McCann and program director Laura Beer make weekly visits to the young patients in OHSU’s neonatal intensive care unit.
M.Div. alum Kevin Lawson ’13 was installed as minister of Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation, a liberal faith community in Flagstaff, Ariz.
Marylhurst alum Haoua Cheick Seip ’13 travels often to Africa, offering business know-how to woman artisans creating goods for export.
Marylhurst alum Sr. Charlene Herinckx, S.S.M.O. will be presented with the University of Portland’s highest honor, the Christus Magister Medal, at their 2017 commencement ceremonies.
Portland’s Hollywood Theater celebrated Black History Month in February 2017 with its Black Film Festival, curated by Marylhurst alum David Walker ’13.
Marylhurst alum Michael Sorensen ’97 was recently appointed executive director for Maitri Compassionate Care, an AIDS hospice and residential care facility in San Francisco.
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