Marylhurst Success Stories

Stories about Marylhurst University Alumni Finding Success

Marylhurst is a premier, not-for-profit, liberal arts and business university. The proof: Marylhurst alumni are hired and promoted into roles that require the kind of critical analysis skills gained only through a liberal arts education. Here is just a sampling of our many Marylhurst success stories!

Josh Gross, Class of 2013, Marylhurst University

Marylhurst art alum Josh Gross ’13 will give a talk on Oct. 5, 2017 in conjunction with his Happy Daze art exhibition at Alexander Gallery.

Uche Onwuzuricke, Class of 2016, Marylhurst University

Marylhurst MBA alum Uche Onwuzurike ’16 was hired at Intel as HR Business Partner – Organizational Effectiveness Practitioner, supporting Intel’s Data Center Group, in July 2017.

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.

Brandy Golston, Class of 2005, Marylhurst University

Marylhurst alum Brandy Golston ’05 landed a music teaching position at Boeckmann Creek Primary in the West Linn – Wilsonville School District, starting fall 2017.

Jef Gunn, Class of 2005, Marylhurst University

Marylhurst art alum Jef Gunn ’05 was profiled by Oregon Arts Watch about his art-making process and philosophy in conjunction with his Sept. 2017 exhibition at Augen Gallery.

Tom Fernandez, MBA, Class of 2011, Marylhurst University

Marylhurst M.B.A. alum Tom Fernandez ’11 led the LEED design of Hotel Skyler Syracuse, recently selected as the first in Hilton Hotels’ Tapestry line of upscale, unique hotels.

Susanne Smithers, Class of 2014, Marylhurst University

Marylhurst alum Susanne Smithers ’14 was named senior project manager at JLL, a New York-based firm specializing in real estate and investment management.

Jeff Brigger, Class of 2009, Marylhurst University

Marylhurst alum Jeff Brigger ’09 was promoted to director of business development at NV Energy, an energy services organization in Nevada, in April 2017.

Daniel Skach-Mills, Class of 1994, Marylhurst University

Marylhurst alum Daniel Skach-Mills ’94 will give a reading from his latest book, The Beyond Within: The Downtown Dao of Lan Su Chinese Garden on July 23, 2017.

Melissa Fisher, MBA, Class of 2012, Marylhurst University

Marylhurst M.B.A. alum Melissa Fisher ’12 was promoted to Kauai program director for The Nature Conservancy of Hawaii in March 2017.

Mary Haley, Class of 2016, Marylhurst University

Marylhurst M.Div. alum Mary Haley ’16 takes on the role of chaplain at Ray Hickey Hospice House in Vancouver, Wash.

Katie Brooks, Class of 2016, Marylhurst University

Katie Brooks ’16 talks about how her liberal arts degree led to a leadership position in health care, as senior executive director of three Enlivant Senior Living communities in Clark County.

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