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Oregon State helps military students achieve their education goals

With the help of OSU’s military certifying officials and other support services, Bryan enrolled in the fisheries and wildlife sciences degree program online where he’s learning to take what he enjoys doing most and apply it toward a future lifelong career giving back to his local community in Central Oregon.

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Full-time everything? No problem.

Ecampus business administration Todd Van Hess says what he’s learning in class is already making him a better employee – and in turn, a better prospective leader in the future. “I learn something new every term. I thought I knew all of the answers, but the course work definitely sheds a lot of light on some of the bigger picture items.”

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Getting to know Dan Miles

“We make it possible for people to pursue their dreams and aspirations through education. Most of these folks are place bound or working full time and they wouldn’t be able to further their education otherwise,” says OSU Ecampus Marketing Manager Dan Miles.

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Proving his mettle

Two hours before he walked across a stage to accept his Oregon State University diploma, Orman Morton III was asked to reflect on what the feat meant to him. The question caught him off guard. His eyes welled up. His booming voice quivered. In that moment, the events of the years leading to his graduation raced through his mind, and the accomplishment overwhelmed him.

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Getting to know Kyle Whitehouse

What started as a part-time college job for Kyle Whitehouse – and something she calls a stroke of “luck” – has since become a lifelong career built largely on helping Oregon State University students succeed. Her 15 years at Oregon State have seen her take on roles as a career counselor, academic advisor, instructor of OSU Ecampus online courses, and more.

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Behind the scenes with Justin Wolford

Justin Wolford took awhile to discover that teaching computer science was his desired profession. He earned his bachelor’s degree in communications, then enrolled at Oregon State to pursue a Ph.D. in computer science. After an internship at NASA, he soon realized that he liked teaching more than research, so he exited the CS program after earning his master’s. Now he’s an instructor in OSU’s highly popular, online post-baccalaureate computer science program.

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A special chemistry with water

Kristy Trevino’s investment – time and money – in the field of chemistry was significant. She zig-zagged the country and devoted a decade of her life to studying the science and several more years capitalizing career-wise on her academic success. She was a chemist because chemistry is what she’d always done. Until one day it wasn’t.

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New ‘hybrid’ clinical mental health master’s degree addresses national need for counselors

In response to a rising need for more mental health counselors, Oregon State University is offering a new hybrid degree program designed for working professionals.