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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.