The Reflection Force is With Her!

Business and Leadership major Peggy Fisher completed her Credit for Prior Learning Portfolio earning 44 credits towards her undergraduate degree! Although Peggy began PLA late in her degree-seeking journey, she gained a variety of key insights about the reflection process and remains passionate about its major role in life-long learning. As Peggy wound up her […]


PLA: A Labor of Love for Sue Kloster

Sue Kloster, a Communication Studies major with a concentration in Training & Development, completed her PLA Portfolio at Marylhurst University over a five-year span, earning a total of 30 credits! With Sue’s rich work experience, she was able to challenge courses in her major on topics that she already uses on a daily basis and […]


Prior learning + transfer credits = not starting from scratch

One of my students, Angela Murphy, in spring term’s LRN 150 Learning Assessment Workshop, openly shared her apprehensions about coming back to college. As she considered what she’d need to do to complete her undergraduate degree, she worried that her previous college credits wouldn’t be accepted, and whether she’d be able to manage the course


New Heights

“Not only did PLA reinforce my knowledge, it boosted my self-esteem to heights I have never experienced before.  I had always looked at my work history and life experiences as an eclectic anthology for my life – there did not seem to be much of a theme.  What PLA did for me was to offer […]


Dreaming Again

“Through the PLA program I learned to dream again and think about my future in a more creative way. It offered me opportunities to remember where I had been and what I had done in life, and how that has molded me into the person I am today.” ~PLA Alum


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Attend our PLA Information Meeting on Monday, March 11 to learn how you can earn college credit and save time and money through our Prior Learning Assessment program. BP John Administration building, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Call 503.699.6260 for more information.

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Ken Schultz: a life-changing experience with the support of faculty and peers

Ken Schultz, an English Literature & Writing major with a concentration in Text:Image at Marylhurst University, recently completed a 25-credit portfolio through Prior Learning Assessment  — CONGRATULATIONS, Ken! Listening Public Speaking Metamorphosis: The process of change within human cultures and individuals Acting for the Camera Advanced Screen Writing Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Filmmaking Digital Video […]


Susan Hess Logeais: Reflection as Learning Process

New understanding about past learning – it doesn’t get better than that! Susan Hess Logeais, an Interdisciplinary Studies major at Marylhurst University, recently completed a 45-credit portfolio through Prior Learning Assessment — Congratulations, Susan! She challenged a number of college courses that matched the knowledge she’s acquired through her career as an actor, screenwriting and film director, […]


Joan Winchester: An Accreditation of Your Life

Congratulations, Joan! Joan Winchester, an Interdisciplinary Studies major with concentrations in Communication and Religious Studies, has just completed the Prior Learning Assessment program at Marylhurst University. She earned 23 credits covering these six subject areas for learning she acquired through diverse personal, professional and volunteer experiences: • Listening • Public Speaking • Small Group Communication • Social […]

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