Ecosystem Exploration

Each fall, an Honors College (HC) student cohort packs up sleeping bags, tents, and rain gear and leaves Corvallis to explore oft-ignored areas of the Pacific Northwest. Led by John Buckhouse, emeritus professor in the Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences, and his team of hand-picked experts, the students learn about the ecosystems of each […]

Graduate Riley Kinser’s Experiential Learning, Honors Thesis Help Him Land a Dream Job

Riley Kinser kept himself more than busy in his time at Oregon State. Kinser was in the College of Business’ Honors program, took part in the Austin Entrepreneurship Program (where his team took first place in the Business Plan Competition), and served as the president of the Oregon State Investment Group (OSIG). Even though graduation took place just over […]

To the U.K. and Back – Jessica Kibler

In early fall, 2013, while trees were still green in Oregon, my aunt and I boarded a plane headed way east, further east than I’d ever been before. We initially landed in Amsterdam, but after a few days of pancake-eating and espresso-sipping, we took a train through the Chunnel to London. We stayed for much […]

Making a Difference

When Deepthika Ennamuri (HBS ’14) was in high school, she was certain she wanted to attend university outside her native Oregon. But on an April afternoon during her senior year, she went to a welcome reception for students accepted into the Oregon State Honors College and found camaraderie where she didn’t expect. Now on the […]

Taking Flight

There are times when Deb Pence, professor of mechanical engineering at Oregon State University and 2013 Honors College Eminent Professor, has to remind herself that Corey Juarez is still an undergraduate. “He says something,” she says, “and we all say, ‘Good point! Are you sure you’re not a Ph.D. student?’ He is exceptionally sharp.” She […]

Beyond the Pinnacle

Cory Gerlach (HBS ’14), now a graduate student at Harvard University, never thought he would go to college. After “barely” graduating high school in 2005, he traveled a bit and moved to Hollywood, not giving much thought to school, not thinking it was even an option for him. “For some people,” he says, “the thought […]

Honors Students Recognized at Women’s Center Awards

Three Honors College (HC) students were recognized at the Oregon State University Women’s Center awards ceremony on May 19, 2014. Deepthika Ennamuri, Lubra Khan, and Kristina Schnell each received a 2014 Student Leader Award, which honors undergraduate women who show outstanding contributions to scholarship, leadership, and service in the Oregon State community. The three HC […]

Livin’ Life Kiwi Style – Lauren Eyrich

Lauren Eyrich is a third-year student in the Oregon State University Honors College majoring in Animal Sciences with an option in Pre-Veterinary Medicine, and is a member of the Pre-Veterinary Scholars Program. During Summer and Fall of 2013, Lauren studied abroad at Lincoln University. At this University located outside of Christchurch, New Zealand, Lauren participated in an animal sciences focused program through OSU’s College of Agricultural […]

No Energy Lost

This spring, Tina Schnell will become one of the first Honors College students to graduate from Oregon State’s energy systems engineering program after completing her undergraduate degree at OSU – Cascades in Bend.During her two years on the Cascades campus, she has become a leader in her program and throughout the community, and she will […]

Being the “Change Maker”

It does not take long to see the determination behind Jenna Wiegand’s wide smile. As she talks about the topics she is most enthusiastic about, finance and sustainability, it becomes clear that these are expressions of an underlying passion for global change. And in spring, 2014, Wiegand, a third-year Honors College and College of Business […]