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Fisheries & wildlife online program honored as ‘outstanding’

Fisheries & wildlife online program honored as ‘outstanding’

Oregon State University’s Department of Fisheries and Wildlife launched the nation’s first online degree program in fisheries and wildlife sciences in 2009, and six years later that program has been recognized on a grand scale.

The University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) West Region today gave its Outstanding Credit Program Award to OSU in recognition of a program that “is original in concept and/or approach in a degree-applicable or professional advancement format.” The fisheries and wildlife degree is delivered online by Oregon State Ecampus, and in recent years UPCEA has honored F&W faculty members Dan Edge (national) and Stan Gregory (regional) with its Excellence in Teaching awards, respectively.

Watch an acceptance speech recorded by fisheries and wildlife department head Selina Heppell, Ph.D., and the Ecampus program advisors after they learned of their award win.