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 […]

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 […]

Honors Remote Learning Perspective – Shrida Sharma

The sudden shift to remote learning in spring term was challenging for students and faculty alike. Remote learning can feel isolating, and finding an engaging environment can be key to staying connected to other people and to class material. Honors psychology student Shrida Sharma found that supportive and engaging environment in BI 311H Genetics. BI […]

Honors Remote Learning Perspective – Grace Knutsen

Oregon State University’s switch to remote delivery of courses in spring term 2020 presented unique challenges for students and faculty alike. Some classes, however, had already laid a foundation for remote success. For students, if not for instructors, the Honors College HC 408 thesis courses, which had previously blended in-person and asynchronous content delivery online, […]

Honors Remote Learning Perspectives – Lorenzo Curtis

As the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of summer plans, many Oregon State students opted to take summer term courses to get a leg up on the coming school year. Among those students was honors ecological engineering major Lorenzo Curtis, who took ENGR 211 Statics taught by Dr. Jeffrey Knowles. ENGR 211 is class […]

Honors Remote Learning Perspectives – Maja Engler

As Oregon State University switched to remote learning to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, honors biochemistry and molecular biology student Maja Engler was among those facing the challenge of a sudden change to a new way of learning. Among the classes she took in the fully remote spring term was HSTS 440H History of […]

Shrida Sharma – Inside Scoop

Beyond the Classroom During Fall term of my third year at Oregon State, I signed up for the Honors colloquia, “One Small Ladleful: Poetry of Hunger”. The course title seemed intriguing because I enjoy poetry so I thought it would be a great fit for me, and on the bright side it was a 5-week […]

Honors College Center for the Humanities Interns Break New Ground

Last summer, three Honors College students formed the first cohort in a new program designed to inspire undergraduate engagement in liberal arts research. Maia Insinga, Mahal Miles and Mohammed Shakibnia, along with their faculty advisors, were selected through a competitive process to spend 10 weeks on research and professional development. This unique internship — jointly […]