Lessons from the Honors College

I’ve been a part of the Honors College for the past 4 years, and as a graduating Senior, it has finally dawned on me that all the things I thought, not so long ago, were too far away to imagine, are finally here. Graduation, vet school, and the simply complex ideas of change were things […]

Do you really have time for the Honors College?

One major misconception about the Honors College (HC) that discourages students from applying is the fear that their busy schedule and course rigor will consume them. So, let’s break this down a bit. In this blog post, we’ll delve a bit more into this frequently asked question and hopefully, debunk the fear that most students […]

HC Spring Picnic and Awards

Rain won’t stop the HC from celebrating spring! A quick location change from lawn to indoor event space and the fun was back on track. Students, staff and faculty enjoyed good food, good company, board games and a photo booth! As is tradition at the HC spring picnic we recognized outstanding students for their dedication […]

Graduating Student Spotlight – Casey Collins

  Casey Collins will graduate with her bachelor’s degree in Nutrition – Dietetics on June 16. As an honors student, Casey collaborated with nutrition faculty, a fellow student and Oregon State Ecampus to create an interactive video that explains changes to the nutrition label. What led you to choose your degree?  “I had heard somewhere […]

Friends for a lifetime

Moving away from home for the first time at 18 years old was undoubtedly one of the most nerve-wracking and stressful times of my life so far. I was worried about living with someone I had only met and spoken to a handful of times, making other friends, and just surviving on my own in […]

Finding My Thesis Mentor

By Samantha Finlay I am currently working on my thesis project and will be defending my thesis at the end of this month. I am a philosophy major, and my thesis is on ethical considerations in tourism to Cuba. Working with my thesis mentor has been a great experience, and I am so glad that […]

More than the Destination

One Monday last fall, Honors College senior Ryan Khalife, who majors in political science and economics, stood outside the JW Marriott Essex House in Manhattan waiting to interview for the prestigious Schwarzman Scholars program, which sends students to Beijing, China for a year of study. A week later, he was at the British Consulate in […]

A Stage for Inspiration

Annie Parham, who graduated this winter from the Honors College with a degree in civil engineering, will transition this spring into a full-time position as a structural engineer with CH2M Hill in Portland. But she’ll bring another passion with her: theater. During her years at Oregon State, she’s performed in shows almost every term. “I’ve […]