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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 […]


Greg Carradine: He Learned A Lot In High School (Working There!)

Greg Carradine, a Human Communication major, recently completed his 32-credit Prior Learning Assessment Portfolio — Congratulations, Greg! Greg used his personal experiences as well as those from his professional life as a high school teacher and athletic coach to demonstrate his college-level competency for these courses: Effective Listening Small Group Communication Conflict Management Nonverbal Communication Planning & Facilitating Difficult […]


Catherine Hooper: Learning to Dream Again

Catherine Hooper, an Organizational Communications major at Marylhurst University, recently finished her 9-credit PLA Portfolio for the following topics: COL 427 Great Meetings: Planning and Facilitating Difficult Group Discussion CCM 321 Small Group Communication COL 426 Team Building: Managing Work Groups In her Final Portfolio Reflection essay, Catherine wrote: The PLA program was especially valuable to me […]

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Helen Fern: Informed by Life Experience

Helen is a Human Studies major, and she earned credit through the PLA program for the following courses: Introduction to Photography Mushroom Identification and Taxonomy Anasazi Archeology Conflict Management Effective Listening Psychology of Loss and Grief Three of these topics were grounded in her hobbies and avocations (she has some great mushroom recipes and some amazing photographs!). […]