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 […]

Hannah Robinson – HC Student Spotlight

Third-year honors biology major Hannah Robinson initially came to Oregon State for its wide selection of interesting majors. What she now loves about the university is the supportive, tight-knit communities it has allowed her to join — namely the NCAA D1 Women’s Rowing team and the Honors College. During the on-season, rowing becomes a part-time […]

Maya Livni – HC Student Spotlight

Second-year honors biochemistry and molecular biology student Maya Livni (at left above) hasn’t let the pandemic stop her from doing what she loves most: learning, connecting with peers and volunteering in her community. Maya, originally from Ashland, Oregon, came to Oregon State University for its strong science programs. She knew she would need a solid […]

Alanna Celaya – HC Student Spotlight

First-year honors kinesiology student Alanna Celaya gained a reputation as a caring person after just one term at Oregon State University. Since starting at OSU, Alanna has been an Honors X service chair and has participated in various community service events on- and off-campus. Honors X is a student-run offshoot of the Honors College Student […]

Patrick Callagy – HC Student Spotlight

Before coming to Oregon State University, honors biology major Patrick Callagy lacked confidence in his social, academic, and professional skills. After nearly four years at Oregon State, Patrick’s skills and confidence have grown dramatically, and he has worked to inspire those around him to grow as well. Taking advantage of every opportunity that came his […]

Dylan Perfect – HC Student Spotlight

Though fourth-year political science student Dylan Perfect considers himself a fairly “average” student, his work for the Oregon State University community has proven to be exceptional. A native of Albany, Oregon, a town less than 15 miles from Corvallis, Dylan applied for the HC primarily because of its diverse opportunities for students. “I decided to […]