2016

OSU-Cascades opens as Oregon’s first new public university in 50 years
Oregon State University-Cascades’ new campus in Bend opened today, fulfilling a 30-year quest for higher education in what had been the largest region in the state without a four-year university. 

New Housing Option Available for Students Recovering from Drug/Alcohol Addiction
This fall OSU is opening a new housing community focused specifically on creating a supportive, close-knit, and substance-free environment for students in recovery: the first of its kind at a college or university in Oregon. The new community has been made possible by the donation of OSU alumnus Tom Skoro and his wife Joan.

Victory Through Valley Question and Answer Session
Fundraising for the Valley Football Center expansion project continues to push forward toward the $42 million goal. To date generous donors have contributed more than 90 percent of the funds needed. Oregon State Deputy Athletics Director Mark Massari provides an update.

OSU-Cascades Building to Honor Tykeson Family
The first academic building on OSU-Cascades’ new campus in Bend will be named Tykeson Hall, honoring the philanthropic gifts and leadership of the Tykeson family.

FIRST PERSON: PAY IT BACK, PAY IT FORWARD
"Our bequest is going to support scholarships at Oregon State. We believe there’s no greater gift than that of knowledge, and we hope our gift will help continue to bring the best and the brightest to OSU. We hope they leverage their education, fulfill their dreams, and have an impact for themselves, others, and the world. If that happens, not only will we have 'paid back' Oregon State, but we’ll also be paying it forward."

FIRST PERSON: A THIRD GENERATION BEAVER GOES ABROAD
"A global perspective is becoming even more important as the world becomes more interconnected. I hope my charitable trust contributes to a strong international business department at Oregon State and helps prepare future generations of students to be successful in an international business environment and a global market."

Lundeen Made Lasting Impact at Oregon State
Lifetime Trustee and pioneering global business leader Robert Lundeen ’42 has passed away, leaving an enduring OSU legacy through his extraordinary philanthropy and service.

Board Chairs Remembered
The Oregon State community remembers with appreciation Hank Bauer ’50 and Lyman Seely ’38: former chairs of the OSU Foundation Board of Trustees who both passed away on March 22.

First Christensen Professor of Chemistry Selected
Paul Ha-Yeon Cheong has been named the inaugural Bert and Emelyn Christensen Professor in the Department of Chemistry. The endowed faculty position is one of eight created by supporters of the College of Science.

Pioneering OSU Whale Researcher Invests in Graduate Students
Bruce Mate, the director of Oregon State University’s Marine Mammal Institute, and his wife Mary Lou have named the institute as a major beneficiary of their estate, a gift that builds on Mate’s 40-year career in scientific research and education.

OSU Foundation Hires Senior Development Leader for Earth Systems Sciences
Ben McLuen, director for development for Washington State University’s College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Resource Sciences, has been named the senior director of development for Earth Systems Science at the Oregon State University Foundation, effective May 2.

Volunteers to be honored by Oregon State University
An awards gala on March 4 in Huntington Beach, California, will honor four Oregon State University volunteer leaders for outstanding service to the university, as part of the annual Destination OSU event. The event will recognize Connie Kearney, Harold D. Pritchett, and Sue and Gerald E. Vickers.

Like Mother and Father, Like Daughter: Supporting Pre-Med Students
Becoming a physician or dentist is a long, arduous, and very expensive journey. But the path has been a little smoother for students like Stephanie Zhao thanks to a unique pair of scholarships in the College of Science.

Gifts Support Life-changing Experiences Overseas
Jocelyn Stokes’ internship in Malaysia focused on sun bear research: an extraordinary hands-on learning experience supported by the Global Experience Fund in the College of Agricultural Sciences. Donors are helping more and more students throughout the university participate in research and educational programs around the world.

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