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Heath Blackmon, Oregon State University Ecampus environmental sciences graduate and assistant professor at Texas A&M University

Oregon State Everywhere: ‘My Ecampus degree gave me an edge’

“The quality and the rigor of courses that I took at Ecampus were on par with any in-person class and prepared me for a future in science. Even though my classes were taken at a distance, the professors built learning activities that gave me firsthand experience in analyzing and interpreting a range of data from ice core samples to satellite photos.” – OSU Ecampus environmental sciences graduate Heath Blackmon

Faculty excellence helps OSU earn another top-5 national ranking for online education

For the third time in six years, Oregon State University is ranked as one of America’s five best providers of online education by U.S. News & World Report. In the rankings released today, Oregon State Ecampus is No. 5 out of more than 350 institutions in the category of Best Online Bachelor’s Programs. OSU was ranked third last year and has placed in the national top 10 every year since 2015.

Ana-Maria M'Enesti, French instructor for Oregon State University Ecampus

French online instructor creates an active, effective learning environment

Learning a new language can be a rewarding experience. But it also implies taking risks, being vulnerable and sometimes working through confusion and frustration. It’s with this understanding that instructor Ana-Maria M’Enesti develops French online courses for OSU Ecampus. “I create my lessons and assessments with a compassionate approach, aiming to encourage deep learning through meaningful interactions,” she says.

Portrait of Marleigh Perez, director of student success for Oregon State University Ecampus

Building a sense of community among online Native American students

The college experience is difficult for many first-generation students to navigate. When you add distance learning to the equation, it can be so overwhelming that underrepresented students often drop out or are too apprehensive to even start. At Oregon State University Ecampus, Marleigh Perez is dedicated to changing that experience for students who learn online. She supports and advocates for Native American students who learn online with OSU.

Headshot of Monique Lanier, an Oregon State University Ecampus religious studies student

Oregon State Everywhere: Grateful after a 20-year battle

“At the time of the stroke, I was enrolled in the local community college, just about to graduate and start nursing school. I even considered becoming a doctor. As I started to recover, I found out none of my plans were possible. Among other things, I had lost the ability to comprehend written words. … It took 20 years to get here, and I don’t mind a bit. I’m just grateful for the chance and the people at Oregon State who are making it possible.” – Monique Lanier, religious studies student

The front of the Memorial Union building on Oregon State University's Corvallis campus.

Regional conference on affordability for online students coming to Oregon State

Oregon State University is hosting a regional conference in February 2020 with a focus on improving student success and affordability for online learners. The event brings the Online Learning Consortium to OSU’s Corvallis campus for a one-day event in the Memorial Union. Scheduled for Feb. 7, OLC Collaborate – Oregon will draw faculty, administrators and online learning professionals together to address the opportunities and challenges facing the future of affordability in higher education.

Joshua Chan Burgos, an OSU Ecampus graduate, wears a graduation cap and gown while surrounded by his family and OSU's mascot, Benny the Beaver

Sustainability, anthropology grad finds inspiration amid poverty, disaster

Inside a classroom in the remote countryside of Central Asia in 2013, Joshua Chan Burgos was jolted into a new and ambitious sense of what he needed to do. Volunteering for a nonprofit, he was surrounded by orphans and saw young faces filled with excitement. He saw children determined to get educated so they could give back to their small communities. Something clicked. Chan Burgos knew his next step was to find a place where he could prepare to put into practice his belief that learning and community-building can occur anywhere on the planet. That place was Oregon State.

Zachary Harris, Master of Public Health student with Oregon State Ecampus, stands in front of the Queen’s Physicians Office Building II in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Online Master of Public Health program helps health systems administrator advance his career

Zach Harris can see himself working in the executive-level management of a health care system. He’s an administrator in charge of ambulatory services at Queen’s Health Systems in Honolulu, Hawaii. To make it to the C-suite, Harris is pursuing a Master of Public Health degree online from Oregon State University – the same university where he earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees that helped launch his career.

Andrea Fuchs, an Oregon State University Ecampus graduate in fisheries and wildlife sciences, stands on the OSU campus in Corvallis in June 2019.

Oregon State Ecampus graduate ‘shocked’ by her scientific success

As a kid, Andrea Fuchs dreamed of someday working with animals. Those dreams were squelched – at least in her mind – because she struggled in high school math and science classes. She figured she’d never work in an animal sciences-related field without being skilled in those disciplines. But when a web search for reputable online degree programs led her to discover Oregon State’s award-winning fisheries and wildlife sciences bachelor’s program, all she could think about was her childhood aspirations.

A graphic with a trophy icon above the words fisheries and wildlife sciences, John R. Bourne Outstanding Online Program Award, set above the Online Learning Consortium's logo

Oregon State’s fisheries and wildlife online program earns prestigious national award

A track record of student success and faculty satisfaction have helped an Oregon State University online bachelor’s degree program be honored as one of the nation’s best. OSU’s fisheries and wildlife sciences bachelor’s program on Tuesday won the Online Learning Consortium’s John R. Bourne Outstanding Online Program Award at a conference in Orlando, Florida.