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Beaverton mayor and Lacey Beaty speaks into a microphone at an outdoor public event.

First female and youngest-ever mayor of Beaverton, Oregon earned her OSU degree online

Service to others has been a major through line in Lacey Beaty’s path. These days, it’s public service: Beaty is the first woman to serve as mayor and the youngest-ever elected official in Beaverton’s history. She was elected in 2020 after acting as a city councilor for six years. Beaty also served as a U.S. Army combat medic in Iraq, having joined the military right out of high school. She later earned a political science degree online with Oregon State.

Aerial photo of Portland, Oregon, overlooking the Willamette River, bridges and buildings.

‘Dream job’ empowers Oregon State grad to make an instant impact

Marty Marrs graduated from Oregon State after earning a B.S. in Natural Resources online through OSU Ecampus. Prior to that, she spent 18 years raising a family, which she loved, and also working in administrative jobs, which she wasn’t as passionate about. “I just knew I had so much more to offer, and so much more to give,” she said. That’s where Oregon State came in.

Jane Vinesky

Oregon State Everywhere: Finding community and support from all points on the map

“Faculty like Brian Sidlauskas, Gerrad Jones, Shalynn Pack and Julio Gallardo made time to tutor me, teach me, counsel me, write recommendations and discuss professional opportunities. Although I was an Ecampus student, the Oregon State community is so strong that I felt its support from wherever I was in the world.” — Jane Vinesky, fisheries, wildlife, and conservation sciences graduate

An up-close view of a monitor with computer code on it.

Oregon State Everywhere: Driven to change lives through computer science online

“I honestly have loved my experience online with Oregon State University. It’s been thrilling to pursue this dream. I have a bachelor’s degree and MBA already, but I wanted to pursue a postbaccalaureate degree in computer science online in hopes of making a profound impact in health care technology.” — Shane Adams, OSU Ecampus computer science student

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What are the keys to effective online course development?

How do you create robust and engaging online courses that bring Oregon State’s faculty expertise to students worldwide? A deep dive into the course development process reveals a number of things. Each course development is a custom build, and we pursue quality throughout every stage, ensuring that students are presented with the best possible learning experience.

More options. More opportunities.

Jeremy Hoffman isn’t sure where his career is going. But one thing is sure. He has many options. Next spring he is completing his Ph.D. in Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences as a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow at Oregon State University. And that’s just part of his impressive educational track record. Because he receives More options. More opportunities.

New ‘Philosophy of Phish’ course at OSU aims to engage students in curriculum

By Michelle Klampe Source: Stephanie Jenkins, 541-737-6517 CORVALLIS, Ore. – In an effort to make a challenging curriculum more accessible and engaging for students, a professor at Oregon State University will teach a philosophy course on the band Phish this summer. Photo by Brantley Gutierrez Stephanie Jenkins, an assistant professor of philosophy in OSU’s College New ‘Philosophy of Phish’ course at OSU aims to engage students in curriculum

Making an impact

Daughter of migrant farm worker becomes an ESOL teacher By Karla Rockhold and Dan Miles | Oregon State University Oregon State Ed.M. graduate, Noelia Flux teaches reading to English Language Learner (ELL) students (Photo by Drew Olson | OSU Ecampus) Noelia Flux dreamed she would one day become a teacher. But she didn’t believe it could Making an impact

OSU’s solution to the high-tech talent shortage

Computer science program helps students quickly find ‘true calling’ By Rachel Robertson Oregon State University’s online postbaccalaureate program in computer science will allow the university to double the number of computer science graduates with a bachelor’s degree by this June. Jordan Lutz, left, talks with Ecampus computer science classmate and fellow 2013 graduate Ato Jackson-Kuofie at OSU’s solution to the high-tech talent shortage