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Category Archives: Ecampus Graduation

The first in a legacy of many

The past does not dictate the possibilities for one’s future. Erin Mathias knows this firsthand. She enrolled online in the Ecampus fisheries and wildlife sciences program to pursue her dream career, becoming the role model she needed when she was younger and serving as inspiration to her siblings and African American girls who want to enter STEM fields.

How long do you pursue your goals? As long as it takes

How old were you when you discovered your dream job? Many of us are still trying to figure it out. Not Jason Deger. He knew at a young age – thanks to camping trips with his dad in national parks – that he would someday be a park ranger. It wasn’t a matter of debate. It was a matter of time. And it took years. But he never wavered in his pursuit.

It’s time to take control of your future. Just like Eric Broadfoot did.

“I decided to go back to school to earn my degree because my wife, Courtney, and I got married and we were having a child, and I wanted to move up in the company I was working for,” says economics alum Eric Broadfoot. “Given all of those aspects, I knew it was very important to finish my education.”

Degrees at a distance. Success at your fingertips.

At Oregon State University Ecampus, there’s always a helping hand available to guide you toward your degree. From student success counseling to 24/7 library support, online students have access to a variety of Oregon State resources from a distance. Read how graduates from the Ecampus class of 2017 enhanced their education and career prospects by utilizing OSU student resources.

As long as you have the will, it’s never too late to find your way to a degree.

Oregon State University’s oldest graduate, 74-year-old Jerry Kight, earned his degree in liberal studies online through Oregon State Ecampus. “I’m proud of myself and my wife for helping me do this and encouraging me to do it, and my kids, also,” Jerry says.

Hawaii’s forests are in good hands

Clocking in every day at the State of Hawaii Division of Forestry and Wildlife is much more than just a job to Oregon State University Ecampus Master of Natural Resources 2017 alumna Irene Sprecher. It’s a passion of hers, matched with a spiritual and ecological connection. It’s an opportunity for her to give back to the environment she grew to love. And it’s a chance for her to make a difference for future generations to come.

OSU Ecampus class of 2017 spans the nation, world

Nearly 1,000 Oregon State distance students, hailing from 49 states and more than a half-dozen countries, will graduate Saturday, June 17, after completing degree requirements online through OSU Ecampus. The 960 students earning their diplomas this year far surpasses the previous high of 692 set last June.

Proving his mettle

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.