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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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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Richard Seymour: You Can’t Not Learn

Richard Seymour, an Organizational Communications  major, recently completed his 27-credit Prior Learning Assessment Portfolio!  In writing his essays,Richard dug deep and reflected on experiences from his personal and professional life that resulted in new meaning and learning for him. His essay topics included: Negotiation Great Meetings Managing Transitions Organizational Cultures HR for the Career-Minded Professional Effective Listening Small Group […]

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David Walker: How You Know It

David Walker, an Interdisciplinary Studies major with concentrations in Cultural Studies and Text: Image, earned 36 credits through the Prior Learning Assessment program. With a solid background in writing, PLA was a comfortable fit for David, yet he says it was a challenging one. With rich personal and professional experiences, David wrote for the following topics: Film Genre Effective […]

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Donna Gentry: Deepening Existing Knowledge

Donna Gentry, a Communications major, completed her Prior Learning Assessment Portfolio, earning 36 credits for college-level knowledge that she gained through her professional and personal experiences. She wrote for the following courses that focused on her major and greatly enhanced her professional work in teaching adults and designing corporate trainings: CCM 320 Public Presentations CCM 321 Small Group Communication […]

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Jennifer Goff-Hawkins: The Power of Peer Review

Jennifer Goff-Hawkins, a Business and Leadership major at Marylhurst University, recently earned 30 credits through Prior Learning Assessment. She submitted  PLA essays for topics that represented her learning from her personal and professional experiences: Listening Small Group Communication Leadership Communication Health Information Management Conflict Management Organizational Communication Nonverbal Communication Great Meetings Strategic Listening for the Workplace In her final […]

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Jodie Johnson: Balancing Prior and New Learning

Congratulations to Jodie Johnson, an Interdisciplinary Studies major with concentrations in Religious Studies and Human Studies, who recently completed her Prior Learning Assessment Portfolio. Jodie earned 33 credits based on knowledge she gained through both her professional and personal experiences! She wrote nine PLA essays on the following topics: Interpersonal Communication Business Ethics Real Estate Practices Solving Communication Problems with Technology […]

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