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Category Archives: Ecampus Students

Eric Vela, Oregon State University Ecampus MBA student. Photo by Ryan Flood

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.

Barbara Weber

Barbara Weber, liberal studies | Oregon State Ecampus

Liberal studies alumna Barbara Weber says Oregon State Ecampus helped her ensure a smooth transition from mom to student by providing support via 24/7 library access, technology assistance and the personalized instruction online.

New Master of Public Policy online degree program aims to create future policy leaders
Oregon State University’s new online Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree program aims to train the next generation of policy leaders to design, manage and advocate for better policy solutions. Read more »

Oregon State’s new Master of Public Policy online degree program aims to create future policy leaders

Oregon State University’s new online Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree program aims to train the next generation of policy leaders to design, manage and advocate for better policy solutions.

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.