After his service in the U.S. Coast Guard brought him to Oregon, Michael Magstadt began searching for a university from which he could earn a high-quality degree online. He weighed his many options and ultimately chose Oregon State Ecampus because its reputation and academics would allow him “be taken seriously” later in his career.
Alyssa Halstead’s moment of clarity came when she was on a deployment with the U.S. Air Force. She realized that the best way to advance her career was by continuing her education, and the flexibility provided by Oregon State Ecampus makes that possible for active duty service members like Alyssa.
Michael Magstadt, Alyssa Halstead and Matthew Baird all served in the United States Armed Forces, and all three earned their degrees online through Oregon State University. They met the challenge of pursuing an education while serving their country, and here they share words of wisdom and encouragement to fellow service members and veterans.
Following 13 years as an electronics technician in the United States Navy and many more raising and educating her children, Rhonda Wise paved a new path by earning a degree online in natural resources from Oregon State Ecampus. Now she’s in full control of her career and future. Learn how she took initiative and how it’s paying off.
There’s not much Vanessa Rutherford can’t do. She’s a 4.0 agricultural sciences student, a decorated airman in the United States Air Force and an active volunteer in her Missouri community. And last week, half a continent away, she was celebrated in Corvallis as a winner of the Waldo-Cummings Outstanding Student Award. “I¹m just lucky that I enjoy learning and the Air Force and OSU reward that type of behavior,” she says.
Christine Mosser took a 20-year break from school. Now she’s back, double majoring in business administration and Spanish online with Ecampus, on the other side of the country. And she does it all while caring for the U.S. Marine Corps mascot. Discover why Christine feels her educational hiatus has prepared her to thrive all these years later.
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Nearly two dozen military service members and veterans are traveling to Corvallis from as far away as American Samoa and Maine to participate in Oregon State University’s 146th commencement Saturday. The distance students will receive their diplomas after completing course work online through Oregon State Ecampus, the university’s online education program. A […]
U.S. News & World Report ranks Ecampus programs 4th nationally CORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon State was honored for its commitment to military service members last month when U.S. News & World Report ranked its online bachelor’s degree programs No. 4 in the nation for veterans. U.S. Marine Corps veteran Michael Boyd talks about his experience […]
Sailor earns graduate degree from Oregon State while stationed in South Carolina There are a million reasons to not do something. Take college, for example: It’s an arduous process. It’s time-consuming. It challenges you daily. It also requires a financial investment. The list goes on and on. U.S. Navy veteran Colby Mangini saw things differently. […]
Coast Guard’s Brinkley applies military discipline to classwork When you lead a busy life and have the amount of ambition Kate Brinkley does, order and prioritization rule the day. Your life becomes a giant Post-It note, with progress measured by your ability to conquer one task and move to the next. Military personnel are no […]