A Life Changing Encounter: One of the Original OSU Honors Students Looks Back

As an Oregon State College freshman in 1959, alumni Ray North never expected a simple advising appointment to change the trajectory of his life. Ray was only 17 and a second-generation immigrant, with parents who had not graduated from college. As a native of the Oregon Coast, Ray worked summers on a farm, at lumber […]

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 […]

Research opportunities led Eugene native to Oregon State

Originally published in IMPACT Not many undergraduate students get to be listed as co-authors on research papers. But after more than three years doing research as an undergraduate, honors biochemistry and biophysics senior Seth Harris Pinckney has co-authored two manuscripts, one of which is already published in a prestigious scientific journal. It shares early results […]

Keeping Community Strong in the Pandemic

How do you build community over Zoom? For the Oregon State University Honors College, community is the foundation for the student experience. All of the academic, research and creative work builds on students finding a home in honors and creating lasting friendships and connections with faculty and staff. And for the past year, almost all […]

Honors College Announces 2021 Hendricks Scholarship Recipients

The Honors College is pleased to announce that Julia Zavala, a fourth-year biology major on a pre-medical track, was selected as the recipient of the 2021 Joe Hendricks Honors College Scholarship for Academic Excellence. Ashley Francis, Madeleine Seifert and Shrida Sharma were named runners-up for this prestigious award. Each year, the Hendricks Scholarship recognizes outstanding […]

Honors College Again in Top Ten on Dam Proud Day

After ranking in the top ten for dollars raised and number of donors two years ago in the first Dam Proud Day, the Oregon State University Day of Giving, the Honors College surpassed previous giving totals in the 2021 Dam Proud Day, with $38,987.50 in contributions*. This was the eighth highest total among the 58 […]

Leveling The Playing Field: Honors College Champions Carol and Rich Pickard

The Honors College Champions are leading an unprecedented fundraising effort in honors by making gifts of $100,000 or more in support of the college. “The Honors College Champions are completely reshaping our future as a college and expanding our sense of what is possible,” says HC Dean Toni Doolen. “Never before have we seen giving […]