Mary Branson `78 graduated from Earlham in 1978 with a human relations major. While on campus, she was involved with various social activities, and enjoyed being with friends and her then fiancé, Terry Leyenberger. She and Terry married the week before graduation, moved to New Mexico for his graduate school, then to the Houston area, where they have lived since 1981.
After having their two daughters, and an overseas assignment in London, Mary returned to school herself. She completed her masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of Houston, Clear Lake in 1996, and had a 19 year career as a therapist before retiring early in 2016.
Mary says, “Earlham has always been important to us, and we have supported the College financially since Terry first got a “real” job. I’ve made it to every five-year reunion, and I look forward to serving on the Alumni Council as another way to give back to the school I love.”