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Oregon State University’s Class of 2024 features record-setting number of online learners

3 minute read Tania Davis earned a bachelor’s degree in human development and family sciences online with Oregon State. She is one of the 2,049 Ecampus students who will graduate this weekend — representing 26.8% of all OSU graduates this year (7,648).

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On a mission to ‘make tomorrow better than today’ for younger generations

4 minute read Conversation was a core theme of Bobby Disler’s online Oregon State student experience. The commonalities he and his classmates discovered amongst one another helped to bridge the divide, both in terms of actual distance and within their own identities.

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Making music at a distance

4 minute read It’s nighttime in Kyiv, Ukraine, and Mykola Balakin is making a flute-like instrument called a sopilka in his home office. A software engineer by trade and a computer science student with Oregon State Ecampus, he’s new to making instruments, but after several hours of trial and error, he has a breakthrough.

John Dusek in a graduation cap and gown with his wife and daughter presenting his dual degrees to him.

Making a difference through horticulture

4 minute read John Dusek loves his work and small town Michigan community, but he began to feel like something was missing. “I don’t know if it was a midlife crisis or what,” he says. “But I came to a point where I realized that there was much more potential in horticulture than just producing pretty things for people to look at. So I decided to go back to school.”

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Finding yourself while finishing your degree online

3 minute read Growing up as a member of the LGBTQI+ community, Michelle Harris understood the power of organizing from an early age. She credits these early experiences with helping to shape her advocacy and as one pillar in her eventual decision to pursue a degree in women, gender and sexuality studies online with Oregon State.

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Oregon State Everywhere: ‘Live your life with passion and don’t be afraid to connect with others’

3 minute read For his online fisheries, wildlife, and conservations sciences degree, Marc Mains traveled to Costa Rica to intern as a wildlife researcher and says “I have grown personally and professionally from this experience as I gained valuable skills and knowledge.”