Barbara Kerr
Barbara Kerr

BEAVERTON — Barbara Kerr, who leads communications for the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon, has received the 2016 William W. Marsh Lifetime Achievement Award from the Public Relations Society of America Portland Metro Chapter.

Kerr, a former reporter and news anchor, leads marketing and communications for Valley Catholic School and Maryville, a retirement community. 

“Barbara is an invaluable asset — to our campus and to the community at large,” said Sister Adele Marie Altenhofen, SSMO Ministries Corporation President. “Her energy, passion and expertise are immeasurable and unbeatable. From event coverage to mentoring colleagues to proactively meeting the challenges that our changing times rocket toward us, Barbara is on point, on cue and all over it.”