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!
Marylhurst alum Susanne Smithers ’14 was named senior project manager at JLL, a New York-based firm specializing in real estate and investment management.
Marylhurst alum Jeff Brigger ’09 was promoted to director of business development at NV Energy, an energy services organization in Nevada, in April 2017.
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.
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 alumni Jacquelyn Grandy ’16 and Jessica Zisa ’13 will start Ph.D. programs in fall 2017, complete with “full ride” graduate assistantship positions.
Marylhurst alum Monica Smith ’14 was named the executive director of Rhode Island Communities for Addiction Recovery Efforts (RICARES) in April 2017.
Marylhurst art alum Christopher Perry ’93 will participate in a group show at Cannon Beach Gallery and the popular Cannon Beach Plein Air & More Festival in June 2017.
Marylhurst M.B.A. alum Nancy Oliverio ’16 was named Kaiser Permanente Northwest’s first ever Engagement Specialist in April 2017.
Marylhurst interior design alum Andee Hess ’03 and her firm Osmose Design are the creative forces behind the new Q restaurant in downtown Portland.
M.Div. alum Kevin Lawson ’13 was installed as minister of Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation, a liberal faith community in Flagstaff, Ariz.
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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