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Randy Ocampo, Ecampus computer science academic advisor

Behind the scenes with Randy Ocampo, computer science academic advisor

Randy Ocampo knows only one way to live life: full tilt, full time. He spends his days working as an academic advisor to students in the Oregon State Ecampus online postbaccalaureate computer science program. How does he fill the rest of his hours? He has an always-on-the-go family at home, he’s pursuing his MBA on campus with Oregon State, and when he’s not consumed by those two aspects of his life, he’s an avid photographer, paints custom cars, does mixed martial arts and the list goes on.

Big questions need big answers. That’s our strong suit.

It was a fundamental question in search of a much-needed answer: How can distance students in introductory biology courses online learn to operate a microscope without being in a physical laboratory? The simple answer was that they couldn’t. So Oregon State fixed that problem by developing a first-of-its-kind, 3-D virtual microscope that increases student access to learning and eliminates a barrier to degree completion.

Getting to know Kaylyn Hymes

Division of Extended Campus Office Specialist Kaylyn Hymes holds many hats, including helping applicants navigate the hiring process.

Join the OSU community. We’ll join yours, too.

“Working through Tillamook Bay Community College, as well as Oregon State, I was able to feel connected to my local community as well as a greater community,” says Christiania Jefferies, OSU Ecampus psychology student.

Behind the scenes with Brian Sidlauskas

“It is a real privilege to be able to reach such a diverse student population and to be able to share the awesomeness of fishes with people who would otherwise lack access to the brick-and-mortar version of my classes,” says Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences Associate Professor Brian Sidlauskas.

Amy Leeds, enrollment specialist, OSU Professional and Continuing Education (PACE)

Getting to know Amy Leeds

For many nontraditional learners, the road to obtaining knowledge and new skills can be long and winding. The good news is there are people like Amy Leeds who love road trips and, more importantly, have expertise in helping students navigate their way to their educational goals. Amy is an enrollment specialist with OSU Professional and Continuing Education (PACE), and her job involves juggling a variety of tasks that have a common purpose: making education more accessible for students.

Hard conversations make Beavers stronger

Initiating a difficult conversation in the workplace takes boldness and skill. And Kriya Sadhana has been doing it for years. While earning a degree online in women, gender and sexuality studies, Kriya co-founded Trans Affirming Spaces, a training program that seeks to foster a respectful and inclusive work environment for transgender employees.

Getting started at OSU Ecampus

We know returning to school is a big decision. There are a lot of things to consider before deciding to apply. If you choose to move forward with applying to Oregon State Ecampus, there are several key steps to take care of after you are admitted.

Behind the scenes with Kathy Hadley

A professor of astronomy and physics is focused heavily on the happenings of our solar system and beyond, but Kathy Hadley is just as interested in what’s happening on our planet. Namely, she has a long-held passion for teaching students no matter where they are, geographically and scholastically. Her work as an instructor in Oregon State’s Department of Physics is one element of proof.