OSU’s Annual State of the University Address 2018

Alumni, students, faculty and friends enjoying lunch at
President Ray’s State of the University Address

On Thursday, February 1st, 2018, Oregon State University President, Edward J. Ray, gave the annual State of the University Address at the Oregon Convention Center. Many were present to hear his highlights of how OSU is transforming Oregon, the nation and the world. He also shared the importance of the University’s mission as we celebrate OSU’s 150th anniversary.

Peter Atkins (’19), with Dave Bearden, and George Gerding (’55)

Alumni, students and faculty alike came to represent the College of Pharmacy. We would like to extend our thanks to those who joined us:

Jacob Thompson, Ben Kong (’12), Marc Watt (’77), Larry Cartier (’74), Becky Cartier, Steve Bass (’04), George Gerding (’55 – Honorary Alumnus), Amy Valdez (’99), Tiffanie Pye (’11), Lincoln Alexander (’15), David Bearden, Amanto Marcotulli, Richard van Breemen, Peter Atkins (P3), and Olivia Stewart (P3).


Larry Cartier (’74), Paige Clark (’85), Becky Cartier,
Steve Bass (’04), and Jacob Thompson

President Ray said of Oregon State’s notable achievements in 2017, “Our colleges of Public Health and Human Sciences, Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy, along with the Linus Pauling Science Center and its new director Richard van Breemen, are addressing lifelong health matters and diseases, such as cancer.” For the University’s future, he said, “Looking ahead, Oregon State University is taking note of where we have been. When we launched OSU150, we seek to commemorate the transformation that OSU has contributed…We have much more to do as we begin Oregon State’s next 150 years and together we must join with others to address how higher education will better contribute to society.”

As always, he closed by stating, “Let me assure you: we are not done. I guarantee you that the best is yet to come at Oregon State University…and for all Oregonians.”

If you want to read his full speech, you can find it here.

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