Nathan Lausmann – Honors College Class of 2020

Honors senior Nathan Lausmann, an industrial engineering student and member of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC), has been seeking out adventure since high school and hasn’t stopped since. Nathan took a leap after graduating high school and decided to take a gap year, using the time to backpack across six countries in […]

Victoria Houdeshell – Honors College Class of 2020

After countless visits to her grandparents’ home in Eugene growing up, northern California native Victoria Houdeshell knew she wanted to come to Oregon for college. Her campus tour and admission into the Honors College sold her on choosing Oregon State University to continue her education.  Victoria has loved math ever since she was young. That […]

Seth Thomas – Honors College Class of 2020

Senior Seth Thomas has left his mark on Oregon State University with commitment to his academics, contributions to scientific research, and engagement with the Oregon State and Honors College community. Through hard work, perseverance, and authenticity, Seth lived his undergraduate experience to the fullest, and is now graduating with a full set of skills and […]

Tucker Cochenour – Honors College Class of 2020

Tucker Cochenour, an honors political science and economics major, has been a dedicated and engaged Honors College student and community member since the beginning of his undergrad experience. Tucker has continued to shine in different sectors of the Oregon State community, passionately committed to his academics, thesis, and community during his time here. Tucker initially […]

Ammara Molvi – Honors College Class of 2020

Honors College senior Ammara Molvi’s commitment to community engagement has inspired her during her years at Oregon State University and will continues to motivate her as she looks to the future. A pre-med public health major, Ammara hopes to one day become a pediatric emergency room physician and work toward health equity locally and internationally.  […]

Lessons from dog camp

This August, the nearly 20,000 square feet of OSU’s James E. Oldfield Animal Teaching Facility was filled with conversations, commands, laughter and the occasional bark or yip — the signature sounds of the organized chaos known to children and their family dogs as Do As I Do (DAID) camp. For two weeks, eight child-dog pairs […]

A Family’s Journey in Honors

Each student has their own unique journey to become part of the Honors College. Sometimes, parents and family join their students and get involved in the college in their own way. After her son Zac began his career at the Honors College in the fall of 2016, Kathy Pinard became a member of the Parent […]

Research and Medicine – A Truly Honors Experience

“Getting into Oregon State University and the Honors College was a surprise,” says Greg Heinonen, HBS ’19. “I wasn’t the best academically in high school.” However, Greg’s diverse resume impressed the HC admissions committee, and, four years later, with honors degree in hand, he has lived up to the HC ideal and then some. Greg […]