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Category Archives: Ecampus Students

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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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Student-athletes choose OSU Ecampus online classes to help manage busy schedules

In the 2015-16 academic year, more than 480 OSU student-athletes across all sports – over 80 percent – took at least one OSU Ecampus online class to supplement their on-campus studies.

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When disaster strikes

“We both started crying hysterically, unsure of what buildings were still standing. I immediately wanted to go over and help with boarding up windows to brace for the storm that was supposed to hit – but thankfully didn’t – on Saturday,” says Ecampus student Kalli Swanson. Kalli’s hometown was hit by a tornado Oct. 14.

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Life after Google is good

Decision to return to school puts computer science grad in driver’s seat By Tyler Hansen Nov. 14, 2016 It takes an uncommon amount of ambition to work for Google and decide that your career’s upward trajectory isn’t quite what you want it to be. That’s where Myles Chatman found himself in 2014. He was working […]

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Orman Morton III, environmental sciences | Oregon State Ecampus

By Tyler Hansen    Oct. 17, 2016 As an unemployed father of three, Orman Morton III needed a path forward. He found it as an Oregon State Ecampus student, learning online while living 2,400 miles away in Baltimore. Now his degree in environmental sciences – paired with six years of volunteer experience analyzing the water […]

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On a quest for the cure

In December 2014, Eric Vela was hired by Oregon Health Sciences University to help lead a $28 million vaccine program that aims to eliminate HIV from humans. Even though he had 16 years of experience in infectious disease research, Eric needed to enhance his skills as a leader and project manager. So he turned to Oregon State to pursue an MBA in Organizational Leadership, a program that combines online course work with in-person classes in Portland.

Bringing out the best in others
When Samantha Diaz enrolled online with Oregon State Ecampus, she was a new mom with a job and a husband in the military. Over the years, her family added two more children and moved across the country twice. Through all of life’s twists, she thrived as a distance student and made progress on achieving her goal of teaching kids with special needs and those with troubled backgrounds. Read more »

Bringing out the best in others

When Samantha Diaz enrolled online with Oregon State Ecampus, she was a new mom with a job and a husband in the military. Over the years, her family added two more children and moved across the country twice. Through all of life’s twists, she thrived as a distance student and made progress on achieving her goal of teaching kids with special needs and those with troubled backgrounds.

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.