65 percent of PSU graduates stay in the Portland area. They become our teachers and doctors, our entrepreneurs and creative geniuses. We emphasize collaboration and innovation as we educate today’s workforce and tomorrow’s leaders. That’s why companies and organizations such as Nike, Intel, Mercy Corps and OHSU hire our grads.
MAKING HISTORY: A NATIVE VOICE AT THE CAPITOL
In a historic victory, Tawna Sanchez, MSW ’12, became just the second Native American ever elected to the Oregon Legislature. She brings a deep background in tribal rights, domestic violence and foster care to the state Capitol.
WORKING HER WAY UP THE CORPORATE RANKS
Rising through the male-dominated ranks of one of the largest truck manufacturers is only one of the hurdles Lori Heino-Royer has overcome in her unconventional career path. As a single mom, she juggled work, childcare and MBA classes at PSU before being named head of business innovation at Daimler.
HELPING STEPHEN HAWKING SPEAK
Growing up with dyslexia made Pete Denman doubt his abilities. But an accident that left him quadriplegic enabled him to find the power in his dyslexia, and to help the world’s most famous theoretical physicist communicate.