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Michael Magstadt, B.S. in Political Science

Michael Magstadt, political science | Oregon State Ecampus

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, B.A. in Anthropology

Alyssa Halstead, anthropology | Oregon State Ecampus

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.

Matthew Baird

Military students share their advice | Oregon State Ecampus

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.

Ecampus helps Navy veteran Wise gain control of her career
Following 13 years as an electronics technician in the Navy and many more educating her children, Rhonda Wise blazed a new trail by earning a degree online in natural resources from OSU Ecampus. Read more »

Calling the shots

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.

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Earning her stars and stripes

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.

Military students highlight Oregon State’s record number of online graduates

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 […]

Coast to coast

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. […]