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Student Spotlight – Shawn Ichikawa

The Honors College prides itself on providing an interdisciplinary education that encourages the exploration of both the arts and sciences. Honors College student Shawn Ichikawa exemplifies this blend. Shawn is a third-year bioengineering major hailing from Austin, Texas, who cherishes Oregon State’s engineering program and has discovered other artistic passions during his time in Corvallis. […]

Student Spotlight – Tali Ilkovitch

The Oregon State University Honors College encourages its students to enact change around them and become leaders in promoting it. Honors College student Tali Ilkovitch has risen to this challenge. Hailing from Maryland, Tali is a fourth-year student majoring in natural resources in the College of Forestry. Tali, who uses they/them pronouns, has always felt […]

Shaurya Gaur – Student Spotlight

The Honors College empowers students to pursue the intersection of their academic interests and how they wish to change the world — and Honors College fourth-year student Shaurya Gaur has become a shining example of that. Born in South India, Shaurya moved to the U.S. with his father when he was seven years old and […]

Carly Thorkildson — Student Spotlight

It was Oregon State University’s exceptional chemistry program and welcoming environment that initially drew Carly Thorkildson to first apply to OSU. Now, with her third year of undergraduate studies on the horizon and a growing collection of leadership and philanthropic experiences under her belt, it is the opportunity to build community through connection, she says, […]

Joe Page — Student Spotlight 

Every year, students in the Oregon State University Honors College emerge as leaders both on campus and in their communities — and junior Joe Page has been no exception. Originally from Yerington, Nevada, Joe — a double major in public health and Spanish — chose to attend OSU for its exceptional health policy program and […]

Gabe Jones — Student Spotlight

One of the defining aspects of the Oregon State University experience is community: OSU Beavers stick together. The OSU Honors College, in particular, exemplifies this through its commitment to fostering an atmosphere of collaboration and relationship-building among peers, staff and faculty. And it is precisely this atmosphere that each year attracts students of all backgrounds, […]

James Ho — Student Spotlight

Oregon State University Honors College junior and chemical engineering major James Ho was inspired by chemistry when he arrived at OSU, and his passion for it has not stopped growing since.  Originally from Las Vegas, Nevada, James had to adjust to Corvallis and Oregon State, but has since found it to be a great place […]

Grace Petrina – HC Student Spotlight

From research opportunities and experiential learning, to its network of connections to outside organizations, the Oregon State University Honors College prides itself on its ability to provide an undergraduate experience that transcends boundaries. But how much can one student accomplish in just four short years? With a growing list of extracurriculars and a resume already […]

Julia Notz — HC Student Spotlight

Across the U.S., there are approximately three men for every one woman majoring in economics, and that ratio has remained the same for over two decades. Second-year Oregon State University Honors College student and public relations officer of the OSU College of Liberal Arts Economics Club, Julia Notz, however, is determined to pave the way […]

The art of engineering buildings

This story was originally published on November 17, 2021, by Oregon State University’s College of Engineering. No question about it, Alex Saccente was going to study art when she went to college. Art was her passion, and she’d been painting and sketching for years. At the start of her senior year in high school, Saccente […]