We’re proud that our graduates are passionate about their beliefs and about moving the world forward. Collaborative and flexible, PSU alumni know what it takes to make an impact, consider problems from unexpected angles and hit the ground running to create change.
We have more than 190,000 alumni living all over the world, making waves in their fields and putting their passion, skills, and dedication to work in their communities.
Here, we share our incredible alumni’s stories.
The Afghan Family Legacy: Education Is the Gift of a Lifetime
by KJ Fields June 8, 2021
Alumni Spotlight: Sara Jean Accuardi '06
by KJ Fields May 25, 2021
Alumni Spotlight: Ali Joseph '12 & Chris Joseph '12
by KJ Fields April 20, 2021
Alumni Spotlight: Abeer Etefa PhD ’05
by KJ Fields February 19, 2021
Alumni Spotlight: Risk and Reward
by KJ Fields January 4, 2021
Alumni Spotlight: True Representation
by KJ Fields December 8, 2020
Alumnae Wanda McNealy '20 and Sharona Shnayder '20 start the Tuesdays for Trash movement to raise awareness on climate crisis.
Alumna Nichole Watson '13, MEd '15 perceives a reconstructed community as COVID-19’s silver lining.
Alumna Tarah Wheeler '04 becomes prestigious Fulbright Scholar.
MIM grads Gabriela Franco '06 and Francisco Cuerva '06 work to facilitate sample collection kits for COVID-19 testing.
Supporting small businesses
MBA alumni create a volunteer network to help businesses pivot, not panic during COVID-19.
Portland Farmers Market led by Trudy Toliver '84 serves the community and vendors through COVID-19 crisis.
Alumnus Charles B. Wilson '11 creates a sustainable alternative food source.
Emmy-award winning alumnus Ian Karmel '10 pitches comedy both day and night.
Style and Substance
Alumna Rose Jubb '11 ignites confidence in women through image consulting.
Alumna Lee Hedgmon '03 turns her affinity for honey and talent for distilling into a specialty business.
Peace, Security & Justice for All
Alumna and veteran Pam Campos-Palma's '14 work improves society on a global scale.
Identity design all-star
Graphic Design alumnus Mario Milosevic '06 leads art direction for the Portland Trail Blazers.
Alumna Nellie Scott '08 promotes art as a means of inspiration, education and social justice.
State of wonder
Alumnus John Waller's '03 sense of adventure elevates his video production company.
Alumna Zanele Mutepfa-Rhone '15 creates platforms that celebrate diversity and unite communities.
Alumnus Brian Salvador '10 pursues and shares knowledge to empower himself and others.
Alumnus Jaime Soltero Jr. '99 finds his passion by offering cuisine true to its origins.
Dedicated to exceptional customer experience
Alumna Jessica Ferrell '16 delivers highly personalized marketing strategies through honest storytelling.
Crafted with Care
Alumna Jill Kuehler '06 launches a rare women-owned-and operated distillery.