Psychology student Christiania Jefferies realized she needed a college education to provide the best care for her son with autism. So she enrolled in Ecampus and wants to help others in need too.
Maintaining stability in your already-busy life after adding school to the equation is key to student success. Luckily, once you’re admitted to Oregon State Ecampus, you’ll gain access to the Ecampus team of student success counselors who can help guide you on your way.
“I love knowing I get to meet and brainstorm with the intelligent, dedicated people in our division. I also love that a big piece of my job is relationship building across campus and with other institutions,” says Ecampus academic programs manager Erica Curry.
Beginning this summer, OSU’s College of Business and OSU Summer Session are teaming up to offer OSU students the chance to earn a business and entrepreneurship minor in just two summers on campus in Corvallis and online.
“My personal experience as an immigrant in this country highlighted the importance the Spanish language plays in my cultural identity. I wanted to share the joy of being bilingual or multilingual with my new community in the United States,” says Ecampus Spanish Senior Instructor Loren Chavarría-Bechtel.
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.”
“We make it possible for people to pursue their dreams and aspirations through education. Most of these folks are place bound or working full time and they wouldn’t be able to further their education otherwise,” says OSU Ecampus Marketing Manager Dan Miles.
Beginning this fall, a new endowed scholarship aims to support aspiring teachers participating in an innovative partnership between OSU and the Beaverton School District.
What started as a part-time college job for Kyle Whitehouse – and something she calls a stroke of “luck” – has since become a lifelong career built largely on helping Oregon State University students succeed. Her 15 years at Oregon State have seen her take on roles as a career counselor, academic advisor, instructor of OSU Ecampus online courses, and more.