Kyle Ireton – Alumni Angle

Alumni Angle is a recurring series in which we ask an honors alum to update us on their current work and to reflect on their Honors College experience. Name – Kyle Ireton, HBS ’12 Major – Biochemistry & Biophysics Thesis – Nongenomic Actions of Steroid Hormones in the Ovine Endometrium   Q:What are you doing […]

Thesis to Career – Completing the Circle

A year ago, unexpectedly looking for a job, Honors College alumna Meadow Clendenin found herself sitting in front of a Toyota interview panel explaining what set her apart from the thickstack of other candidates. The answer? Her Honors College thesis, written 20 years before.“It jumped off my resume because I didn’t have experience working in […]

Career-Building Opportunities for Honors College Students – Looking Ahead

Even as they prepare for their next class, midterm or final project, honors students have one eye on the future. To help them prepare for what’s next, the Honors College has developed a range of opportunities for students to explore career paths, build networks and develop professional skills while they are still undergraduates. Through the […]

Fuel for Giving – The Lifelong Impact of Honors Education

Thanks to prompting from his high school chemistry teacher, Eric MacKender became interested in chemical engineering and selected Oregon State after being awarded a scholarship and admission to the Honors College. When it came time to write the thank you letter for the scholarship, he was surprised to learn that there wasn’t anyone to thank. […]

Investing in Dreams

For Honors College scholarship donors John and Sandy Potter, the personal connection is just as important a component of their support for students as the financial connection. The Potters both had long careers at Oregon State. John worked for the United States Department of Agriculture in a lab on the edge of Oregon State’s campus […]

The Unexpected Benefits of Scholarships — The Goetze Family

A luncheon for scholarship recipients isn’t known as a good date spot, but sometimes the unexpected happens. For example, take Anne and Mike Goetze, who met at such a gathering in 1986. Anne remembers walking into the Memorial Union ballroom – packed with some of Oregon’s best students – and finding an open seat next […]

A Summer Course, an Honors College Thesis, and a Dream Internship

At first, Honors College graduate Lindsey Ellett (’17) thought she wanted to pursue a career in the medical field. Then fate stepped in and directed her toward her true calling: animals. The first door that opened for this biology major was at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport. During an eight-week summer course, Ellett […]

von Borstel Scholarship Makes HC Experience a Family Affair

Wayne and Marta von Borstel’s connection to the Honors College is both deeply personal and communal. For them–and their inspiration in establishing what is currently the HC’s largest scholarship–the college has the potential to turn individual change into transformation for entire communities. They have experienced this first hand, as the parents of two honors alums. […]

SLUG Tracks

Ask an Honors College student their favorite place to study and many will answer, “The SLUG.” A student learning center and community lounge, the SLUG’s history dates back more than two decades and spans three locations across Oregon State’s Corvallis campus. And just as the Honors College has changed, so has the SLUG. Check out the photos […]

A Career With Honors

When asked to trace the roots of his fascination with science, Honors College Board of Regents member Dr. Kenneth Krane returned to a childhood memory: watching his father repair clocks. Krane grew up in Tucson, Arizona, and his parents owned and operated a clock repair shop. He recalled watching the swing of a clock’s pendulum […]