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!

Tim Briscoe - Alumni

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. Read Tim’s inspiring story.

Oregon Governor Kate Brown recently appointed Marylhurst alumnae Katherine Lam ’14 and Gayle Evans ’91 to serve on the Business Oregon Commission and on the board of Western Oregon University, respectively.

Marylhurst alum Jaime Metzinger ’12 was named a visiting assistant professor at Purdue Polytechnic Institute in 2017.

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.

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.

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.

Marylhurst MBA alum Paul Yearwood ’14 started a new job as financial analyst for OTELCO Communications in New Gloucester, Maine, in Oct. 2017.

Marylhurst MBA alum Craig Loughridge ’16 was named Emergency Services Program Manager for Society of St. Vincent de Paul Portland Council in 2017.

Marylhurst MBA student Phernell Walker II received two awards in 2017 for his work as an educator in the optometry field from the National Academy of Opticianry and the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry.

Marylhurst alum Andee Hess ’03 is designing yet another ice cream store, this time in Lake Oswego, for the rapidly expanding Salt & Straw.

Marylhurst alum Horace Long ’10 is making a splash with his T-shirt business, The Bearded Heart.

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.