2015

Student Leader Promotes Awareness of Mental Illness
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.

CoBank, Northwest Farm Credit Services Support OSU Forestry Innovation
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.

Gift Establishes Professorship in Humanitarian Engineering
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.

Gift Establishes Professorship in Humanitarian Engineering at Oregon State University
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 thanks to OSU alumni Richard and Gretchen Evans, of Northern California.

Pulling Through - with Persistence, Courage, and Scholarship Support
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.”

An OSU Education - For Parents
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.

Investment in Financial Literacy Programs Promises High Returns for Youth
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.

Oregon State University Celebrates Historic Year for Fundraising
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.

Plum Creek Contributes $1 Million to Oregon Forest Science Complex
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.

Sierra Pacific Commits $6 Million to Advanced Wood Products Laboratory
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.

$500,000 Matching Gift Benefits 4-H Youth in Baker County
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 Center for Health Innovation to Respond to Emerging Health Care Issues
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.

Oregon State receives $1 million gift for research brewery
OSU's fermentation science program has received a $1 million gift from Carlos Alvarez, the chairman and chief executive officer of The Gambrinus Company.

Initiative to Make OSU a National Leader in Construction Safety Research
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.

Gifts help launch OSU-Cascades net zero campus initiative
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.