2015

Presidential Scholar Rikki Redhead is an officer with OSU’s chapter of Active Minds: a peer-to-peer organization devoted to erasing the stigma surrounding mental illness among college students. She notes that scholarship support makes a major impact on reducing students’ stress levels and improving their ability to graduate.
Two cooperative financial institutions dedicated to supporting forestry and agriculture are investing in the future of U.S. forestry through a partnership with Oregon State University. Northwest Farm Credit Services and CoBank each have committed $250,000 toward construction of the College of Forestry’s Oregon Forest Science Complex.
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University’s humanitarian engineering program has received a major boost with a $1.5 million gift creating one of the nation’s only endowed professorships in this emerging field.
One of the H’s in the 4-H youth program stands for health. Harris Society members Leonard and Brenda Aplet of Scappoose, Oregon, believe that should include fiscal as well as physical well-being. To that end, they have endowed a financial literacy professorship in the OSU Extension Service, which includes Oregon 4-H.
A scholarship can make every difference. Just ask OSU sophomore Carina Burgher. “I couldn’t see myself being able to support a college education financially,” says the student from Stockton, California. “I knew I wasn’t going to be getting any help from my parents, so it was all going to fall on me.”
Many members of the OSU President’s Circle contribute to the university beyond their financial gifts. The expertise and experience they offer are also valuable assets. Last year Daniel and Margaret Porth participated in the University Honors College’s inaugural Parent Leadership Circle.
On June 30 the Oregon State University Foundation closed the books on its best fundraising year in history, with gifts totaling $130.8 million to advance university priorities.
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Plum Creek, one of the largest private land and timber owners in the United States, has committed $1 million to Oregon State University's College of Forestry to support construction of the school's new Oregon Forest Science Complex.
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Sierra Pacific Industries, one of the largest lumber producers in the United States, has committed $6 million to the College of Forestry at Oregon State University to support construction of an advanced wood products laboratory.

The project is part of OSU's Oregon Forest Science Complex initiative, which will create a new home for the college on campus.

The long-term strength and stability of Baker County's 4-H program for youth has received a major boost through a challenge gift establishing the county's first endowed professorship.
Oregon State University’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences is establishing a new center to develop solutions for today’s most pressing health problems and build a workforce to address health challenges of the future.
OSU's fermentation science program has received a $1 million gift from Carlos Alvarez, the chairman and chief executive officer of The Gambrinus Company.
OSU's College of Engineering is developing one of the leading facilities in the world to improve safety for construction workers and the general public, with support from Knife River Corporation and MDU Construction Services Group.
Lee and Connie Kearney of Vancouver, Wash., have committed a $500,000 lead gift toward an initiative to develop Oregon State University - Cascades' new campus as one that exemplifies energy conservation and is positioned for a net zero future.